This bike arrived, I assembled it in about half an hour, and then did a 40 minute workout. I am beyond happy with the quality for the price I paid. No, this is not a $1500 bike, but it is definitely worth the price. It is quiet enough that I don't have to turn up the volume on my music at all. The belt drive works well. The saddle is decent. The handlebars are secure, nothing rattles, and the resistance adjusts nicely. Can't go wrong for the price!
This bike is just as described. It is great for the novice cycler. Very quiet and as comfortable as you can expect from a cycle seat. The belt drive is very quiet. I put bike in living room so I can ride while watching recorded shows. Great piece of exercise equipment. I am able to work up a good sweat in just 30 minutes while watching tv.
Bike came in good shape - took 30 min to assemble - didn't get on it until summer was over and the weather began to keep me off the road - Was smooth and quiet - got 9 good rides in and on the 10th, the belt came off - have not been able to get it to stay on now - no one services this bike - have not yet heard from the company - should have went with a better quality bike. You get what you pay for - now I'm out *** bucks I could have put toward one of the higher quality models I was researching.
After much research on this topic, I investigated both the bike and the vendor. The bike is perfect for my needs. It is excellently built. Close tolerances throughout, but retaining the ease to adjust for more than one person. With a little silicone spray, this bike is verrrry quiet. The heavy flywheel replicates real riding. Assembly was straightforward and didn't take more than 20 mins. The bike was delivered days early, with only very minor damage to the box (in an area where there was sufficient packing). The bike was in perfect condition after unpacking. In consideration of other reviews, I replaced the stock seat with a Serfas RX Men's Bicycle Saddle - couldn't be happier.
My husband had no trouble assembling. The bike is very sturdy and the resistance is stellar. Wish I purchased this years ago. It is indeed quiet when in use, perfect for watching tv without turning up the sound. Only one drawback, when in use a light skunk like odor emanates from the wheel.. Its the smell of the rubber wheel in use. It does not seem as strong now after three weeks in use but hopefully this will dissipate completely in time.