Ivation​ ​Exercise​ ​Upright​ ​Magnetic​ ​Cycling​ ​Bike Review

Ivation​ ​Exercise​ ​Upright​ ​Magnetic​ ​Cycling​ ​Bike Review

This is another good option to go with if you are looking for a convenient, highly durable, and very functional indoor upright exercise bike. It comes with quite the amount of useful features, many of which we would usually not expect such an affordable bike to come with.

Overview

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Main Features

The Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike has quite the list of features, all of which are undoubtedly worth mentioning.

  • Folding frame for easy storage
  • Transportation wheels included
  • Small, compact, and lightweight
  • Adjustable seat height – well-padded
  • 8 levels of magnetic resistance
  • Easy to use dial for resistance adjustment
  • Heart beat monitor in the handlebars
  • Nice LCD display
  • Brackets for iPad or Android tablet
  • Holder for TV remote included
  • Durable steel frame
  • 300-pound user weight capacity

Dimensions & Weight

When it comes to the size and weight of the Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike, it is fairly small and compact. In fact, it is one of the smaller and lighter models available on the market today. The fact that the frame can fold down into a compact package makes storage easy, plus the transportation wheels make moving it around a breeze.

  • Length: 33.46 inches
  • Width: 17.32 inches
  • Height: 44.49 inches
  • Weight: 35 pounds

Warranty

The Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike comes with a limited one-year warranty on the frame and all parts.

Assembly

Assembling the Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike is very quick and straightforward. It comes with all of the parts and tools needed to complete the job. Moreover, the instructions are very easy to comprehend. It should take you no more than one hour at the most to assemble it, and even less if you have a person helping you. That being said you can always choose to purchase expert in-home assembly for an additional fee. For some good assembly instructions, you can check out this manual.

What We Like About The Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike

There are a few different things worth mentioning when it comes to the Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike, so let’s get that done right now.

One of the things that really impresses us about the Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike is that it has a 300-pound user weight capacity. It features a durable steel frame to accomplish this. The fact that this is a folding bike that is small and lightweight, yet still manages to accommodate larger users, is very impressive indeed. Speaking of quality, this model also has a fairly wide base, which ensures that it is pretty stable and wobble-free while in use.

Another thing that we really like about the Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike is that it features 8 levels of reliable magnetic resistance. The 8 levels of resistance can be easily selected from using the manual resistance dial. We really like this kind of resistance because it is smooth, constant, and very quiet too.

You might also like the fact that the Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike has a very comfortable seat. The seat is oversized to fit all sizes of people, it has great padding for comfort, and it is adjustable in terms of height as well. Virtually everybody will be comfy on this seat. On that same note, the handlebars also feature pretty good padding to keep your hands pain free for the duration of your cardio routine.

Yet another thing that stands out about the Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike is that it is small, compact, and lightweight. There is also the fact that the frame can fold down into an even smaller package. The Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike also has transportation wheels too. All of these features make this particular bike easy to assemble, easy to store, and it means that the Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike won’t take up much space in your home either.

We also like the nice LCD display which the Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike comes with. In combination with the heartbeat sensors located in the handlebars, this bike can easily keep track of things such as time, distance, speed, calories, and of course your heart rate too.

What We Don’t Like About The Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike

There are a couple of drawbacks to the Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike which need to be mentioned quickly.

While the fairly wide base does help make it more stable, the Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike does have a fairly high center of gravity. This can make it a little unstable for heavier people who are going for an intense ride.

The Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike may start to get noisy and squeaky after prolonged use. However, some regular lubrication will probably solve this issue.

Alternatives To The Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike

To give you a bit of a reference point in terms of entry level upright exercise bikes, let’s take a quick look at some alternatives to the Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike.

Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike

The Exerpeutic and the Ivation Upright Bikes are both pretty similar in virtually every single way. Both models have 8 levels of easy to adjust magnetic resistance. Both of them have a highly adjustable, oversized, and well-padded seat. Both models come with a nice display and integrated handlebar heartbeat sensors. Both models have a 300-pound weight limit and a sturdy steel frame. All of that being said the Ivation does come with a media tray and TV remote holder which the Exerpeutic does not have. This might account for the fact that the Ivation Bike is a little more expensive than the Exerpeutic Magnetic Upright Bike.

Body Rider BRF700 Fan Upright Exercise Bike

This is another good alternative to consider. There are a couple of key differences between the two. First off, the Body Rider is a fan based resistance bike, whereas the Ivation Upright Bike uses magnetic resistance to provide you with a challenge. Both types of resistance are good, but magnetic resistance tends to provide a bit more of a challenge, plus it is much smoother and quieter too. Moreover, the Body Rider might be a little more stable than the Ivation thanks to its wider base, but it is also bigger, less compact, and it cannot fold down into a small package either. Other than those things, both models are fairly similar.

Final Thoughts On The Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike

The Ivation Exercise Upright Magnetic Cycling Bike is definitely a nice option to consider. It comes with everything that a beginner anybody of a moderate fitness level needs for a great cardio workout. It has smooth and quiet magnetic resistance, it is compact and convenient, plus it is comfortable too. It may not be the fanciest or most expensive upright exercise bike, but it certainly does the trick.

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