The York Perform 215 exercise bike is the next model up in the range from the 210, providing a variety of resistance levels and workout programs to keep your workouts varied and effective.
This product article takes a look at the bike in more detail, ranging from the design features to the workout programs, and even looking at the types of fitness test available.
[one_half]Despite its relatively simple design, the York Perform 215 exercise bike includes a range of subtle features that have been added to make your workouts more enjoyable and effective.
To make it easier to get on and off the bike, a low instep has been created through the space between the flywheel and the handlebar frame.
Once you are seated on the bike, a contoured seat with extra thick padding helps to ensure you are comfortable throughout your training.
This seat can also be adjusted both vertically and horizontally to ensure you are in the best possible cycling position for your height (as the pedal reaches its lowest point your leg should be almost straight).[/one_half]
As well as useful features like the bottle holder and transport wheels, the angle of the handlebars can be adjusted to better support your upper body during different levels of workout intensity.
Whenever you think about buying any new exercise bike, an important thing to check is always the range and variety of workout programs that come with it.
The York Perform 215 exercise bike provides you with 18 different options, ranging from heart rate controlled to user defined, where you can customise the level of resistance at different points throughout your workout.
For the heart rate controlled programs (4 to choose from; 55%, 75%, 90%, and Target), you can choose to either hold onto the heart rate hand sensors built into the handles, or wear a compatible heart rate monitor chest strap.
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York Perform 215 Exercise Bike – Features Summary
- Flywheel: 7kg (15.4lbs)
- Resistance: 32 Levels of Computer Controlled Magnetic Resistance
- Crank System: 3-Piece
- Console: 5.5″ 3-Colour LCD Display with Blue Backlight
- Programmes: 18
- HRM: Hand Pulse Sensors, Wireless Receiver (Chest Strap Optional)
- Warranty: 2 Years (Must Be Registered With York Fitness within 14 Days to Get the 2nd Year)
Display console design
[one_half]One of the main benefits of the York Perform 215 exercise bike is the design of its display console.
York haven’t just managed to create an interface that’s easy to use, but also put a lot of focus into making sure all your important workout information is displayed in a way that’s both attractive to look and clear to read.
This 5.5″ LCD display combines 3 colours with a blue backlight, to display your workout information in a way that’s more interesting and easier to read than most bikes. This includes your time, distance, calories burned, rotations per minute, and speed.[/one_half]
The central jog wheel is perfect for switching between the 32 resistance levels as well as adjusting your workout program selection.
A small group of buttons has been added for the more basic functions, such as starting and stopping your workout, or even performing one of the fitness tests.
While keeping track of workout information can be a useful way of measuring how far you have cycled in what time, it doesn’t necessarily provide you with a clear indication of how much you are improving.
This is why the York Perform 215 exercise bike provides you with two types of fitness test; one to measure your aerobic fitness, and one to measure your BMI and provide a body fat percentage reading.
For the fitness test itself, this works by measuring how quickly your heart rate returns to normal after you finish your cycling. After 60 seconds of holding the hand pulse sensors (or wearing a heart rate monitor chest strap), a grade between 1 and 6 will be displayed on the screen, depending on your level of fitness.
This can then be used as a clear indication of how much your fitness is improving over the course of your future workouts.