Product Type: York Fitness
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Basic exercise bike
York C101 Cycle
Member Name: Dirgette
York C101 Cycle
Advantages: Cheap, stable, easy to use
Disadvantages: Occasional pedal spin, not loaded with features
If you'd like help with your fitness regime, but don't want to spend loads on fancy multi-gym equipment, this could be the one for you.
-Ease of Use-
This was really easy to put together - I don't even think it took half an hour. The instructions in the box are easy to follow, and there's nothing too fiddly to put together. Remember to keep the instructions though, as you'd probably find it difficult to dismantle and put together again (e.g. if moving house) without them.
The saddle and pedals are easy to adjust, and can be made comfortable for a large range of heights, so unless you are well over 6'6", there's no reason why you shouldn't find a comfortable setting.
The cycling monitor shows four bits of information:
- Time spent cycling in that session
- Distance done in that session
- Current speed
- Calories burnt. I would note that this feature is not accurate, and if you are serious about calorie burning, separate, specific monitoring equipment (e.g. heart rate monitor) would be needed.
The monitor can be set to 'scan', so it flicks through all four items while cycling, or you can lock one in place, so it will just show that information. The data recorded can also be reset at any time (it automatically resets if you haven't used the bike for several minutes).
You also have the option of setting a certain distance you wish to cycle, and the monitor will show you your progress.
This is a very stable, reasonably hardwearing bike, which should last several years if used correctly.
After six months of use, I have no faults to report. The pedals can spin if your foot slips a bit during use, but this is something that would happen with most exercise bikes.
This product is at the cheaper end of the market, which is reflected by its simplicity. It will certainly enhance a fitness regime, but other exercises will need to be incorporated, as it does not provide a full body workout. And remember, you can't buy willpower!
Summary: Suitable for enhancing an exercise regime without spending loads of cash