The Kettler Servo 800 Exercise Bike features an upright design which helps to create a greater range of motion and provide more intense and effective workouts when compared to recumbent exercise bikes.
Designed with several important adjustable features and a good selection of workout programs, there are many reasons why this is such a high quality exercise bike.
One of the great benefits of a good exercise bike is that it has been designed to offer the optimal range of motion for the exercise, while still taking up very little space.
Seat and handle bar adjustment
A hand wheel just above the main wheel makes it possible to adjust the vertical height, while a hand wheel on the underside of the seat frame allows you to slide the seat further forward or backwards.
These both help to position your body in the best way to make the exercise most effective and follow your natural cycling motion.
The seat itself has been designed with thicker padding, a larger size and supported by a strong frame to help back up the 130kg user weight limit.
Handle bar adjustment
While cycling out on the road means you have to lean over to reach the handlebars, Kettler have tried to reduce the need for this on the Servo 800 by making the handle bars adjustable.
A quick twist of the hand wheel below the display console means you can change the angle of the handlebars to better suit your natural cycling position.
Kettler Servo 800 Exercise Bike – Features Summary
- Flywheel Weight: 9kg (20lbs), Resistance: 16 Levels (Electronically Controlled)
- Console: LCD Display and Perspiration-Resistant Keys, Feedback: Continuous Display of 7 Functions
- Programmes: 6 (Including HR Controlled, a 4-User Memory, and a Recovery Pulse Fitness Test)
- Low Mounting Height, Leg Levellers, Heart Rate Measurement, Seat Adjustment: Vertical & Horizontal
- Kettler Manufacturers Warranty: 3 Years Parts and Labour
Low rise foot pedals
While rowing machines, treadmills and cross trainers are very simple to get into position and use, exercise bikes can be a little more awkward with.
The Kettler Servo 800 has been designed to make this a little easier. By positioning the pedals very close to the ground to prevent you from having to step up too far to get your foot in the first pedal.
The pedals are of course easily adjustable and created to be non slip to ensure your feet don’t slide around when properly strapped in.
To help keep the bike stable even on uneven surfaces there is the inclusion of a 9kg flywheel, as well as feet levellers added to the front and back. The front also features transport wheels to make it easier to store when not in use.
Display console and workout programmes
The screen will constantly display 6 important pieces of information about the progress of your current workout.
The top half of the LCD screen is used to display a chart which relates to the current workout program you are using. Underneath this the Kettler Servo 800 keeps track of your speed, time, distance and calories burned.
When you hold onto the heart rate sensors on the handles this will also display your heart rate.
The 16 different resistance levels available are all electronically controlled using a magnetic brake, which means that the bike has a very quiet action. This will be particularly noticeable if you are used to using an exercise bike that uses a fan to create the resistance.
The Kettler Servo 800 features a total of 6 different workout programmes, with one of these being heart rate controlled. If you want to monitor your heart rate more accurately without holding the sensors then it’s best to wear a chest strap for transmitting your heart rate to the display.
The Benefits of an Exercise Bike
Cycling is a very low impact form of exercise so it doesn’t put any pressure or strain on your knees, hips or ankles which makes bikes an attractive option for rehabilitation purposes, the elderly and anyone who suffers from joint or ligament problems.
Regular exercise on a bike has also been proven to help increase your lung capacity and metabolism (burn fat at a quicker rate) and decrease the risk of osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.