The Kettler Cycle P Premium Exercise Bike has been ergonomically designed to suit your body shape, helped by its fully adjustable seat and handlebars.
There are a number of reasons why this is such an excellent exercise bike for the price range which will each be looked at in more detail in the following product article.
[one_half]As with many of Kettler’s exercise bikes, the most important features that affect your cycling motion are fully adjustable.
This includes the handle bars, the height of the seat and the distance the seat is away from the display console.
The height of the contoured saddle can be adjusted simply by using the hand wheel positioned at the base of the main support bar. When you are extending the height, rather than the seat being moved straight up it actually adjusts at an angle away from the front of the bike.
This is to maintain an effective bend in the legs when cycling for taller users, compared to if the saddle was adjusted straight upwards which would lead to your legs being put through a less comfortable range of motion, particularly at the top of the movement.[/one_half]
Even though adjusting the height will also have a small effect on how close the seat sits towards the display, there is a separate hand wheel under the seat to allow you to adjust how far forward or back you sit.
With the pedal wound round to where it is closest to the floor, this leaves only a couple of inches gap between the floor and the bottom of the pedal. This makes it much easier to slide your foot into the strap and climb onto the bike when you start your workout.
Depending on your preferred position when cycling you can also adjust the handlebars on the Kettler Cycle P using the hand wheel situated just below the display unit.
You can change the handlebars from an upright position which is better when you don’t want to lean over the machine, to a forward angle which is better for taking some of the pressure off your lower back.
Due to the resistance levels being set by a smooth, electronically controlled magnetic brake, this not only ensures a smoother cycle but also a quieter one as you don’t have the usual noise that is generated by fan resistance bikes.
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Kettler Cycle P – Features Summary
- Electronically controlled magnetic resistance with 16 levels
- 12 training programmes including heart rate controlled option.
- POLAR compatible receiver for use with chest strap (not included).
- Superior build quality is backed up with a 3 year parts and labour warranty
- Continuous display of 7 functions.
- Fitness recovery test to keep training interesting.
- 9KG flywheel for a smooth experience.
- Saddle is adjustable vertically and horizontally.
- Low entry height. Heavy duty transporter castors.
- Levellers at rear for uneven surfaces.
Display unit features
[one_half]One of the more unique features with the Kettler P Exercise Bike is the lack of buttons on the display unit. Instead of the usual ‘up’ and ‘down’ buttons to increase the resistance, you can simply rotate the large central button.
A visual indication of the resistance change is made very clear thanks to the bars on the chart in the display moving higher when resistance is increased, and dropping when the button is rotated to the left and resistance reduced.
As well as the simple and intuitive button layout, the Kettler Cycle P also has a very clear display screen.[/one_half]
This is used to allow you to keep track of a variety of important workout information such as which of the workout programmes you are using, your heart rate, time, distance, calories and speed.
To make the display more visually interesting the majority of the screen space is taken up with a type of chart which is used to display the type of workout programme you are currently training with.
As with most Kettler exercise bikes, the Kettler Cycle P features a variety of built in workout programmes, including some which are heart rate controlled.
If you want to train with these heart rate programmes then you can either use the heart rate sensors built into the handlebars, or invest in a compatible heart rate belt. The Polar versions are typically the type most recommended due to the accuracy of their readings.
The 16 different resistance levels and 12 built in training programmes will help to keep your training varied, interesting and effective. In addition to these 12 there is also 1 manual, 1 user-defined and 1 heart-rate-controlled routine.
Size and storage
Underneath the front levelling feet, the Kettler Cycle P has a set of wheels that make it easier to move around if you are limited on space and need to move it into storage between workouts.
This is made even easier thanks to the light weight and compact design, measuring just .