Summary: York fitness has a deserved reputation for quality equipment at the lower to mid price ranges. The York Perform 210 exercise bike is a great example of what they do best – a solid beginner model which is versatile enough to home users without too many frills or gimmicks. No surprise to see a lot of positive feedback from buyers for this model – you can see this for yourself (along with a big discount (at the time of writing)) on the product page at amazon.co.uk
- 32 Levels of touch button resistance
- Hand pulse sensors
- 19 Workout programs, including 4 HRC
- The left pedal screws in anti-clockwise, which is the opposite direction to what one may expect
Detailed Review of the York Perform 210 Exercise Bike
A precision engineered bike from a top brand that can help people push themselves a little harder.
The York Perform exercise bike has been built for everybody, no matter their level of fitness. The seat and handlebars both adjust, so whatever size you are, you’ll be able to find a comfortable configuration. The bike can support upto 150kg, much more than other models, making it a great choice for larger people. The bike looks and feels durable and assembling it is easy. It can be done in less than an hour with all tools and comprehensive instructions provided.
The bike has 32 levels of resistance and a 7kg flywheel. The onboard computer, which is mains powered, allows you to measure all the standard variables such as speed, distance, pulse rate and calories burned. In addition 19 built-in exercise programs mean you can keep your workouts varied and productive.
York Fitness are a well known brand in fitness and this model is a respectable mid-range effort from them. It has an ergonomical design and front wheels make it easy to move around despite it’s weight. It looks professional, has a sturdy frame and pedals to survive heavy use and even has a bottle holder, little touches that you won’t find on many other bikes in this price range.
- Good value bike from the trusted York Fitness
- 32 Resistance levels, 19 preset programs
- Standard exercise bike, no stand out features
Reviewers have all agreed how well built and how quiet the bike is although some suggest having an extra person on hand to make assembly of the bike go more smoothly. While the overall comfort of the machine has been praised, the saddle has been roundly criticised for being painful to sit on after even a short time. The saddle fitting is standard sized however, so it can easily be replaced if gel pads or cushions don’t solve the problem.
People looking for a machine built to last won’t be disappointed with this bike. Whether you’re just starting out and need to lose weight or you’re a fitness enthusiast and keen to stay that way, you’ll stay motivated experimenting with the different exercise programs to build the perfect workout plan.
I’d be happy to recommend this model to anyone looking above the ‘basics’ level to get an exercise bike that is robust enough to keep up with you as you improve. Check out the product page now, and see the feedback from previous buyers (oh, and the latest amazon.co.uk discount!).
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