The York Excel 310 Exercise Bike provides a range of features that you won’t find on the York Perform or York Active exercise bikes, including the large 13.5kg flywheel and adjustable base stabilizers.
[one_half]Although York Fitness are best known for their ‘Active’ and ‘Perform’ ranges of fitness equipment, they also offer unique products outside of these ranges.
This includes the York SB300 Indoor training cycle, York Perform 215 recumbent bike, and York Excel 310 Exercise Cycle.
The main differences between this bike and the York Perform 210 are in the design of the seat, size of the flywheel, and thickness of the base stabilizers.[/one_half]
While the thicker base stabilizers will improve stability, the seat features a hinge point which allows its angle to automatically adjust to your style of cycling. This helps to ensure you training sessions are as comfortable as possible.
Comparison with the York Perform 210
With 32 levels of magnetic resistance, adjustable using the jogwheel on the display console, this equals the number provided by the York Perform 210, but the York Excel 310 actually provides one less workout program.
Having a flywheel that is nearly twice the size of the Perform 210 (13.5kg compared to 7kg) combines with the magnetic resistance system to make the cycling motion much smoother and more reminiscent of cycling using a road bike.
It is this difference in cycling smoothness that makes the York Excel 310 the more expensive bike, and really comes down to personal preference as to which style you prefer.
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York Excel 310 Exercise Bike – Features Summary
- Flywheel: 13.5kg (29.7lbs)
- Resistance: 32 Levels Of Electro Magnetic Resistance
- Console: 5.75″ – 2 Colour LCD
- Programmes: 18 (12 Pre-Set, 4 HRC, 1 User- Defined, 1 Manual)
- Handgrip Pulse Sensors
- Seat: Adjustable
- Accessories: Bottle Holder
- Warranty: 2 Years (Must Be Registered With York Fitness within 14 Days to Get the 2nd Year)
Ease of assembly
[one_half]If you were to read through the reviews of different items of fitness equipment, a common cause for lower ratings is due to the complexity or even lack of assembly instructions.
Although you may only need to setup the York Excel 310 exercise bike once, it can be useful to know the quality of the instructions and overall information in the user manual.
Fortunately, together with Tunturi, York provides some of the clearest diagrams and parts lists of any fitness equipment company.[/one_half]
To reduce the time between un-boxing and your first workout, the flywheel housing and base unit arrives pre-assembled, with 3 pages of instructions all that’s required to complete the setup.
Display console design
[one_half]In terms of the display console, although there are several important differences between the York Excel 310 bike and a bike from the ‘Perform’ or ‘Active’ ranges.
While most of the functions available are still the same, this particular bike is without the BMI and body fat test that you find on the Perform 210.
Aside from this, the central jog wheel still allows you to quickly switch between resistance levels and you still have the ‘Recovery’ fitness test to measure improvements in your aerobic fitness.[/one_half]
Workout information displayed on the screen includes time, speed, distance, calories burned, and heart rate.