In today’s fast pace world your health is something that you need to pay close attention to otherwise it could fail you sooner than you think. One of the ways people stay fit and health is to use an exercise bike. There are many to choose from but I will be talking about the Body Sculpture BC1700 Exercise Bike.
So to begin with this bike is a lower model design for people with a tight budget who need to keep the books balanced. Even with that said this bike packs a punch. It has eight levels of resistance, measures your heart rate and tracks your time, speed, distance and calories burned. So lets look at this bike in more detail.
Most people find it easy to assemble its the tension cable that is the toughest part. While reading upon the reviews their were some conflicting suggestions but one comment where they said when they got someone else to help them it went on quite easy. So two sets of hands are better than one and they would definitely help when putting this bike together.
The saddle can be adjusted to 6 different levels and the handle bars can move in any direction so that you can get the bike to fit you rather that trying to adjust to the bike. The only problem that I can find is that people who are taller than 6ft find it difficult use this bike properly.
The description is Deluxe saddle for comfort and while some people say it is comfortable most people do not agree and would recommend a gel seat cover for that extra comfort. But that is like most bikes, and being a budget bike there is no exception.
The Body Sculpture BC1700 Exercise Bike comes with a 6 function monitor which has all the basic functions like time, speed, distance travelled, estimated calories burned, scan and pulse monitor. This is great as you will be able to keep track of your progress and keep your motivation going.
Being a budget bike you would think its weight rating would be well budget but it comes out to be a 100kg which is 15.74 stone or 220lbs. Which is quite good for a budget model.
The intensity setting is done by Magnetic resistance and has eight levels of resistance. So you can start low and work your way up giving you a bench mark to work on in improving your fitness. The resistance levels is done by a dial on the pipe in front of you.
The Body Sculpture BC1700 Exercise Bike does not come with any extra warranty but don’t let that put you off. There are very few thing to go wrong with this bike which is what makes it a good budget bike.
The overall size of the bike when set up is 80L x 50.5W x 123Hcm. This is a small bike which will fit into small spaces which makes it ideal to exercise on then put into a corner out of the way.
Accessories- What’s in the box
- Allen key
- All-in-one screwdriver
- Bolt spanner
- Easy to put together
- good for beginners
- 6 function monitor (time,distance,speed,calories burned,pulse,scan)
- seat isn’t that comfortable
- if your taller than 6ft then this bike might be a bit to small for you
This bike has been sold on Amazon since 2011 and has 420 reviews with an average rating of 3.9 stars out of a possible 5. That it quite a good rating for a bike and some of the lower star rating don’t even give a reason for why they have put a one or two star rating so it could be even higher if you take those out.
As I have said already this is a budget bike and is being sold for less than £100 at Amazon. You can check to see if they have any warehouse deals as I have seen them selling for £54 in there, that’s if they have any and they are second hand.
This bike is a good buy for anyone who is looking to start in the world of fitness or cycling as it gives you a good work out and wont break the bank in the process. So if you are a beginner and want to get started then this might be the bike for you.