Mini Bike Exerciser
The Assembly of Mini Bike Exerciser was simple. There is a wrench tool included to tighten the bolts. This unit is kind of heavy, which is great because if it were too light, it would slide around too easily. I spend so much time in front of the computer that it had affected my health because I wasn’t getting any exercise in. With this device, there is no excuse. It fits perfectly under my desk (make sure to compare dimensions of the height of this item to your desk). I have a clearance of 23 1/2″ and it has been just enough height for me to use this comfortably. I have roller chairs so purchasing something like Slipstick CB840 3-1/4 Inch Bed Roller / Furniture Wheel Gripper Caster Cups (Set of 4) Caramel Color was essential for securing my chair in place while using this exercise bike under my table without my chair rolling all over the place.
The different tension resistances are nice and click into place easily. Even at the highest setting, the resistance does not seem too bad and I can easily cycle if I’m pedaling slowly. If I pedal quickly at the highest tension setting, I’ll start to build up a sweat after not too long, but if you’re in the workplace using this, you probably don’t want to go all out and smell like you just got out of the gym around your co-workers. At home alone, I can get in my workout in the morning while working on the computer and then just shower before heading to work. It’s perfect for my needs. The non-slip feet seem to hold it securely in place on my chairmat with the edge of the unit against the wall. If I did not have it against the wall, it might slide around a little more than I’d probably like. A simple solution would be to place some strong double-sided tape along the bottom of the rubber feet. The digital display is powered by 2 AAA batteries and it is attached to the cycle so it is not removable. Also, there doesn’t seem to be an on/off switch to the LED display so you’ll have to remove your batteries when it’s not in use to save on your battery life. However, if you leave the batteries in, it’ll turn off by itself after about 5 minutes of inactivity. Likewise, if you leave the batteries in and the unit is off, the digital reader will turn on by itself and start measuring your activity if you start cycling. If I’m just cycling and don’t care about the stats, I just leave the digital display alone with the batteries out. The foot straps securely hold your feet in place. Overall, the many benefits of this outweigh the minor design drawbacks. This is easily one of the best investments I’ve made.Promised Review By W. Kwok