Update: After using the machine for a few weeks I can tell you that the machine has a variety of exercises to make a nice circuit training, however, the tension is far too light for leg work even for me, thus I can imagine a male would not find it useful at all. I'd say to anyone considering this machine that it is a rowing machine first and the bike is like and afterthought. All the leg exercises really are just stretches afterthoughts too, as there isn't enough tension to really work the muscle. I have family members sleeping below me and they are not disturbed by the machine so I love how quite it is. Pros: good rower Quite Fast shipping Easy to put together Lots of different exercises Big display Peddles for rower are nice with Velcro straps Works for shorter people Extremely stable and well built Cons: Poor tension capability for lower body workout Bad instructions they get a D-, it'd be a F but they supplied a schematic that really helped. Needs batteries (they hid that fact too...so not cool) Peddles for bike are cheap and poor quality with hard plastic snap on straps (straps are unusable with shoes) Peddles for bike are difficult to use Grips for pulse too far back Seat is extremely uncomfortable for biking No water holder No tablet holder Inaccurate read outs except the timer seems correct No walk though ability to sit down or exercise (you have to have the bar between your legs all the time) ----- so I JUST received the machine today(6/27/2016) thus I cannot speak to full usage yet but, I have tried each feature. First it arrived early in good shape via UPS and no parts were missing. Putting it together: so read, read read!!! go through all the parts MOST do not have labels and many of the ones that should be in the bag are NOT they are already on the machine. You'll also need a mallet to get the caps on the br after you put the foot plates on. It took 45 minutes to comprehend the poor parts descriptions and a lot of looking at the schematic of the parts. Once I had it all figured out it was about 20 minutes to put it together. I'd suggest doing the first 3 steps then jumping to the seat, then to the slide bar, LAST attache the slide bar to the base/fly and then the seat to the slide bar and last plug it in. ALSO not stated anywhere but you need two AA batteries for the electronics; I actually thought it was powered by kinetic energy but not 2 AA batteries. Also, poorly instructed is folding it; be careful not to pinch your hand on the lever underneath. if it doesn't pull down easy, turn it a quarter turn and try again. you cannot lock the lever in place unless the back leg is forward; if it is back it will not lock. It appears everything works. the peddles on the flywheel for biking are slick and difficult to use so I put some bath tub traction strips on them and that is working well so far. the pulse bars are too far back for me and I actually have to stop to reach back to get my palms on that so not good placement but maybe I'll get used to it. doing the but kicks is difficult as there isn't anything to hold on to in front of you; wish there was a bar so I set my walker in front and that works great. I'm only 64 inches tall and the fly wheel peddles are tough. Maybe I should say I'm just recovering from a first stage total knee and the bend that is required to reach out o the peddles and then in is tough. As for the pull for biceps and arms, no tension for a woman, is going to be workout for many as there is resistance from that heavy flywheel (weighs about 40 pounds; 60 by the scale but I'd guess 20 is the casing). I'm sure macho guys/men will say they do that on 6-8 easily...not me it's hard to do 30 reps of each position! I was sweating it :) Rowing was the easiest and really flexed my knee well, but I do wish the pedals were up higher or they were adjustable; it would be better if they were more even with the slide bar. last the seat really isn't comfortable, it is hard, short and doesn't fit my butt! I bought a child size pillow so I'll see if that helps. Pros: easy to put together; lots of different exercises to keep variety; different muscle usage and nice circuit training in one machine; great rehab for knee; folds up easy; angle is good for seat back; transports easy on solid floor; quite; easy to change positions with the seat and different exercises; easy to read mileage, speed, pulse, time and calories in the daylight; great shipping and vendor response. Cons: poor parts marking; confusing instructions; bad and uncomfortable seat; wheels are too small to transport on carpet of any kind; release lever difficult to use (may be an injury/hazard waiting... be careful); not comfortable for short people; women may find any arm exercises difficult even with no no tension; not a zero clearance machine to get on and off; flywheel peddles and straps are difficult to impossible; pedals for rowing are too low; can't view readout in dark; requires batteries; no ability to shut off manually unless you pull the batteries (it will auto shutoff in 4 minutes but you cannot turn it off!), No place to put a tablet; no fan; no drink holder; cant set weight/height to calculate calories correctly so they are wrong and I don't know what the calculation is; no way to download workout to an app or track workouts/progress other than manually.
I bought this bike to go in my spare bedroom so I can workout at home instead of getting up extra early to go to the gym before work. I have never assembled anything like this before and the box said to have 2 people to assemble the bike. My boyfriend was at work and I really wanted to try it out so I assembled it myself. It was so easy, 2 people is not necessary to assemble it. The directions were really easy to follow. I love the look of the bike. My spare bedroom is decorated in gray and red colors, so I love that this bike matches the decor. I keep it in the corner of the room and I wheel it in the middle of the room in front of the tv when I want to use it.It is really lightweight and easy to move. I love that it does not need to be plugged in. The computer runs on double A batteries that come with the bike, so you do not need to worry about it being near an outlet. You adjust the resistance with a knob on the center of the frame. It is a tough workout. I also like that it has a water bottle holder on the side. I am very happy with this purchase. It is a great bike and an AWESOME price.
I was VERY cautious about the purchase of this product. The last thing on EARTH I want is some dusty piece of exercise equipment cluttering up my limited space. We've all seen the Soloflex clothes pony or the abandoned Gazelle and none of us ever wanna be that girl. So I waited and i researched online and I STILL wondered. I live between two cities one of which is New Orleans and its sub-saharan weather more than half the year and everything is wrapped in bacon and butter so either i was gonna REALLY figure my exercise **** out or become fat. This was easy to assemble and tho no its not better than a *** machine at the gym its a **** lot better than anything you can do a small city apartment - I like to place it near a wall for stability or near a high shelf so that i have access to a water bottle and the TV remote - but its been three months and I LOVE it and the workout is great. I have worked my way up to 60 mins of cardio every day and experiment with the tension. In fact, I did the unthinkable and purchased a second one for our place in California where I don't have the weather excuse but I do get busy. So everynight when I can't look at the computer another second, I know I'm gonna go watch an hour or so of television. The question is will I do the usual thing and sit my fat **** on the chair (and probably lay out some sort of snack making it even worse) or will I do the right thing and step on this machine? If this machine doesn't give you the easiest option to the right choice then it's on you.
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