I ordered this for my husband since he has a thigh strain. He's been recovering but the doctor instructed him to do some light leg exercises to keep his leg muscles flexible and with light stretching. This mini exercise bike is easy to use and track your progress. We love that it's easy to carry around the house and small enough to store in a closet.
I like fan bikes because I like using my arms and legs at the same time. This purchase was a replacement for our previous fan bike, which had lasted about 25 years. As I assembled the bike, I was struck by three things. First, the bike is well designed and solidly made. I expect for the most part it will be a durable piece of equipment (see below for my exception to this). Second, the instructions were easy to follow and the assembly was uncomplicated, except that third, I was very glad I had my own set of metric wrenches because using the included assembly wrenches would have made the process much more tiresome. Using the bike, I can say the seating position is not bad but could be a tad closer to the handles. I'm 5'10" with a 34" sleeve length. I would prefer to sit more upright than using this bike allows, but I have adapted to the position. My rating is only three stars for two design oversights I consider major. The lesser of these is that the connecting bars between the pedals and the handlebars lack bushings at the handlebar end; I expect that consequently these points will wear. Every cycle is accompanied by a click-click as the bars move a little bit back and forth on the handlebar bolts. Curiously, there are bushings on the pedal ends. The major issue, and the one that could make this bike unsatisfactory for a number of users, is that the plastic wheel lacks enough mass to provide any flywheel momentum to smooth out the pedal strokes. The pedal action can feel jerky or uneven, to the point where it can be uncomfortable to use. I've grown accustomed to it, my wife has not. But then I am the more determined user. Also, I figure that for the price, this bike is still a bargain.
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