York Perform 220 Exercise Bike Review

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The York Perform 220 Exercise Bike provides over 30 resistance levels to cater for a variety of user fitness levels, with a range of features designed to keep your workouts enjoyable and effective.

The following product article takes a look at this bike in more detail, including the functions of the display console, quality of assembly instructions, and how the bike can adjust to match your natural cycling motion.


Design features

[one_half]Whether you are starting a new fitness program or just looking for a way to supplement your gym workouts when you are too busy to go, an exercise bike can be an excellent addition to your home gym.

When deciding on which bike to buy, it’s important to have a clear list of required features and a clear budget to make sure you buy a bike you will actually use and are happy with.

The York Perform 220 Exercise Bike is the flagship design in the ‘York Perform’ range, providing a range of features you would usually expect to find on commercial quality equipment.

This includes the fully adjustable seat (both horizontally and vertically) and the adjustable angle of the handlebars.[/one_half]
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While many lower priced designs will offer the height adjustment to the seat, it’s best to make sure you are in the most natural cycling position for you, so that your workouts are as effective and enjoyable as possible.

This is why being able to adjust the angle of the handlebars and horizontal seat position is so important.[divider]

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York Perform 220 Exercise Bike – Features Summary

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  • Flywheel: 7kg (15lbs)
  • Resistance: 32 Levels of magnetic resistance
  • Display: 5.5″ 3-Colour LCD
  • Programmes: 19 (1 manual, 12 pre-set, 4 HRC, 1 watt, 1 user-defined)
  • Heart Rate Measurement: Handgrip Sensors.
  • User Profiles: 4
  • Warranty: 2 Years (Must Be Registered With York Fitness within 14 Days to Get the 2nd Year)



Ease of assembly

A common cause for lower rated reviews amongst cardio equipment is a lack of clear assembly instructions or parts.

As with each bike in the ‘Perform’ range, an in-depth user guide is provided for the York Perform 220 Exercise bike, containing everything from a detailed parts list to exploded drawings and a step by step walkthrough of how each piece fits together.

It takes a little over 2 pages to cover all the setup instructions, ranging from attaching the base stabilizers to connecting the display console.

With the flywheel housing and base unit already pre-assembled, it’s possible to be enjoying your first workout less than 30 minutes from unpacking the parts.


Display console design

[one_half]The main goals behind much of the York display console design are simplicity and ease of use. While quick select keys on treadmills are useful for switching between preset inclines and belt speeds, the York Perform 220 Exercise Bike provides just a few buttons and a central jog wheel.

By pressing your finger against the jog wheel you can quickly decrease (rotate down) or increase (rotate up) the resistance to your desired level.

As well as adjusting the resistance quickly, this also makes it much easier to change between the preset workout programs (19 available).

In terms of the button functions, you have the standard start / stop training, a ‘Body Fat’ button for performing a basic BMI test, and a ‘Recovery’ button.[/one_half]
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The recovery button is useful as you approach the end of your workouts, as it measures how quickly your heart rate returns to normal. It then presents you with a fitness score which can be used as a target to measure how much your fitness improves across your future workouts.

For the display screen itself, this has been split into easy to read sections to quickly find important workout information such as workout program, rotations per minute, time, distance, calories burned, and heart rate.


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