- Mains powered
- Magnetic Resistance System for quiet operation
- 21 workout programs
- 17 user programs including:
- 1 Manual, 1 User, 3 Heart Rate Controlled, 12 Pre-Set programs
- Computer monitor displays: Time, Speed, Distance, Pulse, Calories, RPM
- Hand pulse sensors
- Computer controlled tension control
- Height and reach adjustable seat
- 125kg max user weight
- L:97cm x W:55cm x H:141cm
- Weight 30.4kg
Found the bike very easy to assemble (45 min, alone, and never done it before). The screws are clearly labeled too.
The bike is very solid.. doesn’t feel flimsy at all. We also find it suits medium to tall people well (at 5’8″ and 6′, we use saddle height setting 3). Started exercising on a beginner level 2.5 months ago, and still very pleased with the machine. Find I actually like hopping on for 30-45 minutes, almost every evening… and that’s saying something. 😉
It’s not only whisper quiet, but the various programs and resistences are quick to set and keep things interesting. There seems to be plenty of room for all fitness levels.. we’re still not exceeding resistence 7 (out of 16). 16 is murderous for an unfit person (can barely move the pedals). I also appreciate the built in hand pulse meter as ear clips just feel weird. The saddle is soft and wide.. very comfortable.
If I was to find something missing about this bike it’s a cup/bottle holder.
This is a great exercise bike, easy to assembly, quiet and sturdy; however, I have to take issue with the accuracy of the heart rate monitor. Upon using it for the first time I noticed how hard I had to push myself to get up towards 130 BPM. I assumed that this was a personal fitness issue having not cycled for some time. I then exercised the following day using my Polar heart rate monitor and was able to compare the different readings. They were dramatically different. The polar device showed a reading of 130 BPM, the York C201 a reading of 80 BPM. Once in a while the readings did coincide but only spasmodically. I have to say I have far more confidence in the Polar device with regards to accuracy.
The readings presented by the exercise bike may well be due to some fault peculiar to my device. It could well be a personal issue with my circulation. That said, I would urge any users, to double check their own pulse manually, or by using a dedicated heart rate monitor.
I intend to keep using this exercise bike but will only use it with the safeguard of a heart rate monitor.
York C201 Cycle
The York Fitness c201 is an anniversary exercise bike equipped with a 4kg (8.8lbs) flywheel that ensures a silky smooth operation. It offers 16 levels of computer controlled magnetic resistance and is fitted with an LCD display that delivers feedback on time, speed, distance, pulse, calories and RPM. The bike’s console provides you with a wide choice of workout programmes including 12 pre-set, 3 HRC, 1 user, 1 manual and 4 target. For enhanced comfort the bike incorporates a large padded seat that is height and reach adjustable and a handy towel holder. It is also fitted with forward and back adjustable handlebars with pulse grip sensors that enable heart rate measurement. In addition, the bike has wheels for easier transportation.
Overall the York C201 Exercise Bike
Price: Expect to pay around the £ mark