Summary: The AMZ 150 Exercise Bike comes from popular American Brand Circuit Fitness. They create home fitness equipment primarily for the US market – which means their equipment works for (trying to be polite here!) *ahem* bigger sized customers. Now available in the UK, this exercise bike is a lot more robust than the flimsy alternatives you find at similar price points. It is made of tubular steel, has a wider saddle, magnetic resistance, and an LCD monitor.
This budget folding exercise bike will stand the test of time (and the family).
The design is great too, with the double bars allowing it to fold away easily.
A lot of positive feedback for this bike. You can check that out – along with the close-up pictures of the key elements and the latest price – over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.
Detailed Review of the Circuit Fitness 150 Folding Exercise Bike
The setup is a classic folding bike, with the main pivot in the middle, expanding into a sturdy X. The UltraSport F-Bikes are the best-known for this format. This is larger than many models in the category. It is almost 84cms long, 46cms wide and 113cms tall. When folded it is taller, though does not have the length – making the 150 ideal for storing in a cupboard or behind the sofa.
It is heavy for its size, weighing in at 15.42kgs. This keeps things sturdy, and is thanks to the quality materials, including tubular steel for the main frame.
The maximum user weight is listed at 300 pounds – which is more than 21 stone. Keep in mind that producers of fitness equipment appear to stay conservative with these recommendations.
Features of this Folding Exercise Bike
Circuit Fitness did not pack this bike with features. That said, it does the basics well. The resistance is magnetic. This is adjusted via a dial – you can see it on the main picture under the console. You need to stop to turn this dial, which can take the resistance anywhere from super-light to the equivalent of an uphill climb.
Pedals are ridged and include an adjustable strap to keep your feet locked in. There is an LCD console, which keeps track of the key measurements. This scrolls through the distance travelled, speed, time peddling and estimates the calories you have burned. There is also a pulse rate monitor, which works via sensors built into the handlebar.
While there is no colour monitor or app-compatibility, you will find a holder for your phone or a smaller tablet / iPad. The seat position is adjustable, and the saddle wider and softer than on many similar bikes.
Feedback: What Buyers of the 150 Folding Exercise Bike from Circuit Fitness Said?
I always look for recurring themes in feedback comments from different sites. The word that came up again and again for this bike is ‘Sturdy’. A lot of people were impressed by the solid ride. If you have ever tried a wobbly ‘no brand’ f-bike, then you will know that a sturdy bike is a big boost.
One commenter was furious that their bike displayed KM / hour instead of miles per hour. This is standard for exercise equipment… I do hope that individual did not burst any blood vessels while writing their comment.
Overall, the feedback is positive yet mixed. At the price point of these bikes, I am taking this as an overall good sign. Things can and do change, so make sure you check the latest comments.
Wrapping Up: Is the Circuit Fitness 150 Folding Exercise Bike Right for You?
While similar to many budget level folding exercise bikes, the Circuit Fitness 150 is both heavier and sturdier. This is not just for bigger / heavier users, it will appeal to anyone fed up with flimsy, rattly equipment – or that will use their bike a lot.
For the money, you get a decent spec. Magnetic resistance, adjustable seat (which is wide and padded), plus a monitor with all the key stats. This bike also has a pulse rate monitor and tablet / phone stand built in.
A solid folding exercise bike at a fair price point.
Check out the full gallery, including close-ups of the key features, and read the latest comments for yourself now, over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.
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