This portable cycle exercise machine is a versatile way to exercise your arms and legs. A built-in LCD screen displays calories, time, and count, and you can customize your workout with the adjustable resistance feature on this non-motorized machine....more
Of all the strange ways to make a bicyle that will only exercise your right leg, even if you turn it around to change yoour foot to the other side. The right peddle is he only pedal that has any strain on it. So grind it down and exercise your right leg, the other leg goes with no push. Turn it around so t hat your left leg is now on the right pedal. No this will not work as you would have to pull the right pedal back to get any resistance. and that is not possible. So I will have a strong right leg and a weak left one!
Would you recommend this to a friend? No
from Eastern Massachusetts,
Jan 1, 2009
I purchased this quite some time ago when I started working from home; I thought I could use it while I sat at my desk. It is very light weight and you can't pedal very fast on it or it starts bouncing. I used this the other day and ended up breaking the tension knob off. It wasn't actually increasing the tension at all, so I kept turning it and the cheap plastic cracked and the knob broke off. So now it is really of no use to me because it pedals far too easily and bounces all over. I thought my elderly mother could use it for arm exercise, but I don't even think it's worth that, so I would not recommend purchasing it.
I purchased the Sunny Mini Cycle because I have a desk job. It is great because I can do some of my work on the computer and cycle, or if I'm reading something. I have not been able to adjust the tension for some reason (it is a manual knob on the back but it doesn't seem to work well), but the movement is smooth and best of all I can feel it in my legs. I would recommend sitting in a recumbent position when using the cycle to avoid lower back stress. Also, it works best well on carpet, but it comes with a little blue mat to put under it for stability and I haven't tried that yet.
Overall, it is a cool little gadget.
It works well. I did not have a problem with it slipping on my desktop, and the tension adjustment does adjust the tension.
I didn't give it an excellent rating because 1) after I unpacked and assembled with it, I had to fiddle with it to unjam it, and 2) the tension does not adjust to a light enough tension for early physiotherapy needs. But it works fine for my current needs.
How accurate was the sizing? I've only used it as an arm cycle. It is the right size for that.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality is fine.
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? I think so.
Purchased this for my Dad following surgery to maintain the progress he made with therapy. I'm a therapist myself, and very familiar with this type of product. I should have took the previous reviews on a more serious note! Its a nice looking product, but leaves much to be desired for ease of use. The unit was designed for use either on floor or on tabletop, but its hard to manage and lift. Its quite heavy and there isn't a handle to grasp it easier. The "resistance" dial moves but the resistance itself doesn't change. Not a very effective feature for a strengthening piece of equipment. Although my Dad is using it, I'm not gauranteed it's going to assist with his therapy. I should have purchased a better model.
How accurate was the sizing? NA
Please tell us about the quality of the product. NA
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Unsure based on resistance dial.
This little machine givees my husband a great cardio workout that's hard to get otherwise with his damaged knees. It takes a regular battery, which imakes it super easy to get started using. I recommend a non-skid pad underneath before you get started. Fabulous machine at a great price.
suffered a minor stroke in April 2013, physical therapy ended in June 2013. Missed my sessions on the mini cycle during therapy, Found this mini cycle on line and I am using it twice a day. Has helped me regain strength in my arm and shoulder. It's just like have my therapy at home. This unit is easy to move and was easy to assemble.
just purchased #030 mini stationary. the pedal arms are sooooo tight and spin unevenly. what are some solutions for this. the Tension know is loose.paurusc on Jan 7, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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