|Velocity Dual Motion|
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|/||8||250 lbs||-5 years frame
-30 days parts
The Velocity Exercise Dual Motion is equipped with rotating handles designed to engage the upper body in the workout as well. Packed with features, this machine can be used to lose weight and tone up any flabby area. Because it encourages your body to stay in a recumbent position, the bike takes the weight of your body off the joints and knees, which consequently prevents aches or strains. This particular model is quite easy to use; therefore it can be used by beginners or intermediate users.
The pedals on this machine are wider than average to accommodate various shoe sizes. You can use the rubber straps to fasten the pedals to your shoes as required. Because it is designed for lengthier workouts, it comes with a padded seat that will allow you to train for longer periods of time. The padding is not as thick as in other models so most users found that it was easier to simply place a pillow or a cushion on the seat while they worked out. However, the back is contoured and shaped to help you adopt the proper posture during the entire length of your training session. The seat is additionally equipped with handlebars that are lightly textured to help you keep a firm grip even if your hands get sweaty. The rotating handles are equally textured for the same reason.
While the seat is adjustable, users who are shorter-than-average have found that they do need to strain their backs to reach the rotating handlebars. To adjust the seat, users also have to dismount the bike, which makes it difficult for them to gauge the accurate distance between the seat and the handlebars. On the plus side, the steel tubing provides stability, even if you tend to pedal more vigorously than usual. This is enhanced by the leg stabilizers designed to keep the machine completely motionless during lengthier training sessions.
Features and Specifications
The main specifications on the Velocity Dual Motion are as follows:
- Machine Dimensions: 50 x 25 x 51 inches
- Machine Weight: 82 pounds
- Maximum User Weight Capacity: 250 pounds
- Resistance Type: Magnetic adjustable
- Resistance Levels: 8
The Velocity Exercise Dual Motion stands out from other budge-friendly apparatuses because of its rotating handles that enable you to train both your upper and lower body at the same time. This can help you burn between 500 and 800 calories in just one hour, depending on the overall intensity of your training session. The flywheel weighs 5kg and is heavy enough to pull your entire body into your workout. The heavy flywheel combined with the belt drive system will also enable you to benefit from a smooth training session. When training on this bike, users can choose between 8 levels of magnetic resistance to vary their workouts. In addition, a quick-stop brake level has also been added to simulate hill riding. This is especially geared towards more experienced athletes who want to benefit from a more challenging training session.
The upper body rotating handles are entirely adjustable, hence allowing you to benefit from both a cardio and strength-building workout. The monitor is on the smaller side but the backlit enables you to read your data from a distance. The displayed information include the number of calories burned, time, speed, ODO, distance covered as well as your heart rate. To track your pulse, you simply need to place your hands on the armrests that are equipped with heart rate sensors.
Unlike the similarly priced Exerpeutic 2000 and Bladez Fitness R300, this particular bike doesn’t come with any built-in programs. However, its dual motion feature makes up for any lack of variety.
Ease of Use
While the features on this machine are easy to operate, it does require some coordination: if you’re a beginner for example, you might find it hard to operate both the pedals and the upper body handlebars at the same time. However, most users managed to get the hang of it after just a few weeks. Since it features a step-through design, this bike is easy to mount and dismount, even if you’re elderly. Consequently, it can also be used by people with mobility issues. The console might take some getting used to at first, especially when it comes to shuffling between the different levels of resistance.
Assembly and Parts
Assembling this model didn’t seem to be a problem for most users. The majority of people found that they were able to put the bike together in around an hour. Various tools, screws and wrenches are included in the boxed packaging for this purpose. Additionally, a detailed instruction booklet is also included to help you join the different parts together. Users normally receive the main frame detached from the pedals, armrests, rotating handlebars, seat and console.
While this particular model does have higher-than-average features, there have been a few drawbacks reported about it. For example, quite a few users complained about the lack of a built-in fan and water-bottle holder on this machine. The seat also seemed to be something of an issue for some people who claimed that it was only comfortable for the first thirty to forty-five minutes. These customers found that they needed to use a cushion for added padding. Lastly, a few people did have some issues about the assembly process but this complaint was only reported by a couple of customers.
This is not a professional-quality machine but it does rise above the usual domestic fitness equipment, especially because of the rotating upper body handles. This model also eliminates the need for other fitness machines since you will be able to enjoy a full-body training session. Beginners will undeniably need some time to get used to it but most people were able to master it within just a few weeks. The Velocity Exercise Dual Motion is covered by a 5-year warranty on the frame and 30 days on all the parts.