V-fit MXC1 Folding X-frame Magnetic Exercise Bike £50 @ Tesco
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V-fit MXC1 Folding X-frame Magnetic Exercise Bike £50 @ Tesco

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Found 26th Jun 2016
Vfit folding exercise bike . I was looking for a folding exercise bike and found this one. Good price too. Hope it helps someone.

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Same price on amazon...gets good reviews, heat from me

V-fit MXC1 Folding X Frame Magnetic Cycle amazon.co.uk/dp/…MXK

Original Poster

Amazon is 2 to 3 weeks delivery though. That's why I posted Tesco one instead

Thanks for the post, just ordered using club card vouchers which are now on boost, good deal all round!

Rubbish.

It doesn't even have wheels.

Does anyone know how low the seat goes? I am only 5ft 1 and the spin bike I have is still slightly too high on the lowest.

Lilrach

Does anyone know how low the seat goes? I am only 5ft 1 and the spin bike … Does anyone know how low the seat goes? I am only 5ft 1 and the spin bike I have is still slightly too high on the lowest.



Amazon has user questions and answers...

Q: What is the min. seat-floor height & seat-peddle height? I bought a different brand and it was too high for my mother to climb on and reach peddles

A: Min seat floor height approx 30" inches Pedal to seat height 25 inches
Michael Allsopp | 7 months ago

Q: Some one said "Great bike if you are tall, tricky if you are small", Do you think it won't work 5 ft People

A: I'm 5ft 2, it's fine for me.
Librarian | 2 years ago

Q: We would like to use the bike for the whole family including my 8 year old daughter who is about 4ft 3" - do you think this would be suitable?

A: I am 5 ft 4ins tall and I have the saddle height on the second shortest setting so I think maybe that your daughter would not reach the pedals.

Heat added and order placed. Thanks.

I'm going to be physio-ing my knee back together after ACL reconstruction surgery next month. Hopefully this will help me!
Edited by: "SuperDan" 26th Jun 2016

SuperDan

Heat added and order placed. Thanks.I'm going to be physio-ing my knee … Heat added and order placed. Thanks.I'm going to be physio-ing my knee back together after ACL reconstruction surgery next month. Hopefully this will help me!



​Thank you for your post with details of the heights. I hope your op goes well

Lilrach

​Thank you for your post with details of the heights. I hope your op goes … ​Thank you for your post with details of the heights. I hope your op goes well



I had to have surgery on my knee & found this was ideal after a few weeks. I purchased mine from VERY and paid about £75.
I like the tension control and how sturdy the legs are.

I have this bike, excellent for £50 - doubt you would get better at this price - easy to use and does the job (well)

Thanks for the post. I have been looking for a deal on one of these to help with my fitness which has been all over the place due to a road traffic accident, even swimming aggravates neck/back. I've been advised to use a cycle machine, looking forward to using it, just need a small treadmill to go alongside and the Jack Russell can join in!.

save your money and just get out running or buy a real bike and see the world... these things keep your interest for all but 5 minutes and end up in the garage.

Yeah I did contemplate it but I live in a city, there's too many idiots on the road! I've seen it myself when out walking or in the car, accidents due to drivers not paying attention and taking out a cyclist or cyclists on the pavement hitting pedestrians at speed!

Ordered one with clubcard points. Thanks. I used to bike a lot but don't have the time these days with a little one running around. Good to set up in front of the tv so I'll actually use it!

Anyone know how tesco are for returns of this sort of thing, I am tempted but being 5f1" I'm worried it's going to just be too high.

Spottybutterfly

Anyone know how tesco are for returns of this sort of thing, I am tempted … Anyone know how tesco are for returns of this sort of thing, I am tempted but being 5f1" I'm worried it's going to just be too high.


My Mrs uses mine and has it on teh lowest seat slot and shes fine, shes 5ft2".

Don't forget today is the last chance to boost your clubcard points

Looks similar to the following model I got for £69.99 + £5 delivered from Tesco just over six years ago. Still going strong.

http://www.tesco.com/direct/magnetic-exercise-bike-with-handpulse/204-3420.prd

Actually on second thoughts, the model in this deal looks crap in comparison.


Edited by: "supermann" 26th Jun 2016

clsss

save your money and just get out running or buy a real bike and see the … save your money and just get out running or buy a real bike and see the world... these things keep your interest for all but 5 minutes and end up in the garage.



This is not really true. Maybe has a grain of truth in it particularly with people who don't understand what it's best used for.

Doing interval training on a stationary bike helps build up endurance and you can watch TV or listen to music whilst doing it without being run over...

Unfortunately the cheaper exercise bikes don't have any training regimes in the settings and you have to adjust the resistance manually but it's still useful even then.
Edited by: "supermann" 26th Jun 2016

Banned

this is not bargain - THIS IS JUNK!
how do I know? My fat lazy sister bought one, it broke with less than 1hour total usage.
Also it's super flimsy, Total junk!

supermann

This is not really true. Maybe has a grain of truth in it particularly … This is not really true. Maybe has a grain of truth in it particularly with people who don't understand what it's best used for. Doing interval training on a stationary bike helps build up endurance and you can watch TV or listen to music whilst doing it without being run over...Unfortunately the cheaper exercise bikes don't have any training regimes in the settings and you have to adjust the resistance manually but it's still useful even then.



​If you are going to use a stationary bike for whatever reason for intervals then this really won't work very well. The resistance will be too low and it is quite flimsy.

Better off getting a cheap turbo trainer and a cheap bike for a bit more money. It'll last longer and have more uses

Hot! I was looking for something to hang my ironing on, and this looks ideal! Does anybody have any experience of whether you can successfully balance a 12" Deep pan meat feast on the saddle? Thanks...

MAdam98

​If you are going to use a stationary bike for whatever reason for i … ​If you are going to use a stationary bike for whatever reason for intervals then this really won't work very well. The resistance will be too low and it is quite flimsy.Better off getting a cheap turbo trainer and a cheap bike for a bit more money. It'll last longer and have more uses



​a bit more money? the"cheap turbo"will cost as much as this if you're lucky... then what, £150 on a triban?

Mine arrived today. Spent a hour and a half putting it together, but a non stupid person would get it done much quicker.

I gave up on getting the pedal straps on, the just won't go on. I have no AA batteries so not used the digital monitor yet.

Spottybutterfly

Mine arrived today. Spent a hour and a half putting it together, but a … Mine arrived today. Spent a hour and a half putting it together, but a non stupid person would get it done much quicker.I gave up on getting the pedal straps on, the just won't go on. I have no AA batteries so not used the digital monitor yet.



So how is it now? Mine is still in the box unopened, wondering whether it is still the bargain I thought it was or whether it is just a piece of carp like some of the above comments have suggested.
Hope it's atleast half-decent !

Superdan it is the first exercise bike I've had so I don't have much to compare it to but I'm happy with it for £50. It's fine for my height on the lowest setting but if your shorter than 5f It would be hard to use.

I don't think it would be good for someone 15st to use it to be honest, even tho the manual says it is the max weight. I'm 11st and it's ok, but if your heavier and tend to have more side to side movement when peddling I'd be worried about it wobbling.

Hows the resistance on it? Do you get much of a sweat on at the higher levels?

I'm really unhealthy and haven't used the higher resistances yet as I'm easing my self in.

Ok thanks for the info. I will try to get round to setting mine up next week. I'm a tall fat bloke, so I shall let you all know how that goes. If you don't hear anything from me then it probably means it didn't go very well and that this bike isn't really suitable for tall fat blokes!

Great find, thanks very much!
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