I knew I would like this bike from the moment I opened the package. It was so well packed. Every bag/part was labeled, right down to every screw and tool. The instructions were in plain English, and there weren’t many steps.
I was afraid the display would be too small, but it’s large enough for me to easily read. It has a timer, so I know how long I’ve been riding. There’s also speed, distance, Calories, RPM, and an odometer (to keep track of the total distance ridden over the life of the bike), not to mention that it takes my pulse when I grab the handlebars. Leave it on one setting or put it on scan mode and it will cycle through. The display automatically lights up when I start peddling, or I can activate it by pressing a button. It turns off after four minutes of inactivity. No outlet required. It is battery powered. (Yay!)
For the men out there, the seat has a groove down the center. I’m not sure how much that helps. The seat adjusts up/down/forward/back, and the handlebars can be raised and lowered. I’m 5’5″ and I’m very comfortable on it. There are eight resistance settings. I set it low, because I’m so out of shape, but I did try higher settings for a little bit. I’m impressed by how smoothly it rides. The resistance doesn’t feel sticky or jerky.
This is a small bike, especially next to my husband’s treadmill. It’s heavy, but it has wheels on the front to help with dragging it wherever I need to move it. These are small wheels. Yep, on carpet, drag is the word, but it’s not all that hard to do. The bike doesn’t fold up, not that I need to.
The only thing I would really want to change is the units. I want to see how many miles I’ve ridden, not kilometers. Other than that, I’ve been using the Fitleader daily. Just put my large Kindle Fire HD on the display, turn on a Prime movie, and ride away the time. I really love it.
This product was provided for review by Zoxou.