The York Perform 210 is one of the most popular exercise bikes produced by leading fitness product company York Fitness.
A fully adjustable seat and handlebars, 32 resistance levels and 12 workout programs are just a few of the wide range of features.
This product article looks in more detail at all the important details such as the design features, workout programs and even quality of assembly instructions to help you decide if this is the best choice for your home workouts.
[one_half]If you are looking to buy a new exercise bike then it’s important to make sure it’s fully adjustable to your height and body type to make sure your workouts are as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
The York Perform 210 offers an impressive range of adjustable features, matching those of bikes twice the price. Where most stationary bikes will just allow you to adjust the seat vertically, the 210 also allows you to adjust the seat horizontally.
This helps to make sure your legs are positioned in the ideal position to apply the most power through every rotation, allowing you to cycle greater distances and build up stronger leg muscles.[/one_half]
If you were to take a look at different styles of road bike, one of the major differences you would notice is the angle and style of the handlebars.
The more sprinting you are likely to be doing, the more the handlebars are tilted forwards.
This is another area where the York Perform 210 is adjustable, allowing you to loosen a hand wheel just below the display console and tilt the handlebars to your desired position.
The handlebars also feature heart rate hand sensors to measure your heart rate while cycling.
For added stability over slightly uneven ground, there are two small hand wheels positioned under the rear stabilizer bar which can be rotated to balance out each other if the floor is slightly lower on one side.
Ease of assembly
Despite the range of adjustable features, in terms of assembly the York Perform 210 is still relatively straight forward to put together.
The user manual provides you with 6 detailed steps, complete with annotations, exploded drawings and part numbers to ensure you are setup and using the bike as soon as possible.
Although only the flywheel housing comes pre-assembled, both of the base stabilizer bars, pedals and seat support can be attached quickly with just a couple of bolts.
It’s then just a case of sliding the display console support into place and attaching the handlebars, resulting in an assembly time of less than 20 minutes.
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York Perform 210 Exercise Bike – Features Summary
- 32 magnetic resistance levels with 19 different programs to choose from
- Adjustable padded seat – height and reach
- Self-levelling pedals with straps
- Ergonomically designed, with wheels for easy transportation
- Hand-pulse sensors and three-colour LCD screen
- Mains powered
- Three piece crank system
- 7kg flywheel
- Max user weight: 150kg
Display console design
[one_half]Whereas most stationary exercise bikes at this price point feature a standard backlit LCD screen, the York Perform 210 uses a 3 colour LCD display to feedback all your important workout information clearly.
This includes the time you have been exercising, speed, rotations per minute, distance, calories burned and heart rate.
In terms of the ease of use and display console design, the number of buttons has been kept to a minimum by using a dial to change values before making your selection instead of the standard up and down buttons.[/one_half]
The only limitation between the York Perform 210 and other similarly priced exercise bikes is the power source for the display.
This relies on an adaptor being plugged into a power socket instead of just batteries, which may be a limitation on where you can place the bike in your home.
User profiles and workout programmes
The range of 12 preset training programs and 32 resistance levels built into the York Perform 210 provide you with a wide range of training intensities, from low intensity cycling to high intensity sprints.
One area where most exercise bikes at this price range are limited is in the variety of heart rate controlled programs. With this particular bike you have 4 of these to choose from, ranging from 55% to 90% of your maximum heart rate as well as a ‘Target’ program.
As well as the range of workout programs and resistance levels, you can also choose to perform a basic fitness test.
This requires you to be wearing a heart rate chest belt or holding the built in heart rate hand sensors at the end of a workout.
Once the ‘Recovery’ button is pressed there will be a 60 second period of time where the computer will measure how quickly your heart rate returns to normal after exercise.
After these 60 seconds a score will be displayed on the screen between 1 and 6 which will be your fitness score. This can then be used to measure how much you improve across future training sessions.
- York Perform 210 Exercise Cycle
- User Instructions