What is Sit N Cycle?
It is a stationery exercise bicycle that claims to offers you a fun and efficient way to work out. As you pedal, your core is engaged thanks to the hands free design of this bicycle. Hence while you get your cardiovascular exercise, you build your strength too.
Smooth Fitness, the manufacturer of Sit N Cycle use the “Active Sitting” fitness multitasking workout method to promote their bike. Active Sitting is doing activity while in a sitting position, it is also called as dynamic sitting. Active Sitting is the latest fitness trends and is becoming popular amongst office goers, busy moms, elderly people and all those who have to sit and work. There are many “active sitting” products like chairs and balls available in the market. With the Sit-N-Cycle exercise bike, Smooth Fitness has come up with the first “Active Sitting Bike”.
Sit N Cycle Complaints/Disadvantages
- Cannot be used for Arm Exercises
- Sit-N-Cycle does not offer back and hand support
- Resistance Bands Break
- Manufacturer (Smooth Fitness) of Sit N Cycle does not mention the type of resistance (tension) used (magnetic, mechanical, digital, fluids etc). They also don’t tell you how many levels of resistance it comes with.
- Sit N Cycle is expensive, most other similar Exercise bikes cost under $25
- No calorie/distance travelled counter
Can Sit N Cycle Bike really be effective?
It is difficult to focus on what one’s doing and get an effective workout. The exercise seems to be equivalent of what one would get by walking for about an hour or tapping feet to music. Sit N Cycle could be a bit boring too.
Things fall off
Smooth Fitness say that you can do whatever you want while pedaling but that can be a risky proposition. That’s because the SitNCycle bike is not really sturdy and things start coming off. You can fall over and hurt yourself in the process.
Returning Sit N Cycle is a nightmare
There are issues with the Sit N Cycle, including the lack of tension. Rather than fixing the problem you are asked to send it back so that it can be replaced. However that’s where the real problem begins as returning it is a complete hassle. And you have to bear the costs for it, which can burn a hole in your pocket. It just doesn’t seem worth the effort.
The claim that you can do whatever you want while you cycle is preposterous. Huffy exercise bicycles are durable, made in the US and they don’t go on to make such silly claims. It’s not possible to do practically anything while pedaling and getting a workout.
Sit N Cycle warranty is disappointing
You are paying big amount for Sit N Cycle and all you get is a 90 day limited warranty on integral parts. That doesn’t instill a lot of confidence in the bicycle, does it? The short warranty is probably because it’s made somewhere in China and is nothing more than a piece of junk.
Short people struggle with it
If you are shorter than say about 5 ft then you are bound to struggle with this bicycle. You will need something to step on in order to get on it. You can’t even reach the pedals, which makes it a waste of your time. Sit N Cycle is clearly not made for everyone.
Sit N Cycle has 11 parts and 23 screws, which would be manageable if the screws were identified. But they are not, which leaves you with no option but to use the ruler to measure them. Only then can they be differentiated and that’s a huge hassle. Yes, there are drawings to help you, but they are too small and quite pointless.
When you normally buy things that require installation, you get detailed instructions on how to go about it. But that’s not the case with Sit N Cycle. You just wish there was a close up video that would tell you how to identify the screws and install the bicycle. The least they could have done is included a CD or led you to a YouTube video. But there’s no such help available, which is a shame.
After taking a lot of effort, wracking your brains and getting into arguments about what the right way to install this bicycle is, you finally manage to start putting it together. But you realize that the job can’t be done by one person alone. You need someone to hold the bike in its position while you work on the pedals. Now that’s an added nuisance, which has you at your wit’s end even before you get on the Sit N Cycle.
Getting on the bicycle is another hassle because you keep worrying that it might tip over. Thus all in all it’s a lot of time wasted over nothing.
How does Sit N Cycle Claim to Work
Dorothy Hamill claims in the Sit-N-Cycle TV infomercial that you can burn calories and stay in shape no matter how busy you are. As per the promises made in the TV commercial, Sit N Cycle Portable Exercise Bike offers you a fun and convenient way of staying in motion and thus burning calories, whatever you might be doing. You might want to sit on the Sit N Cycle Portable Exercise Bike and burn calories while you are reading or knitting, you might be working on some documents or any other task for that matter. You will be losing weight as you do it. Sit N Cycle Portable Exercise Bike will be your source of at-home aerobic activity with minimum resistance and core-engaging design will bring its outstanding benefits for your body as well.
Sit N Cycle claims to be easy to use and features hands free design, which should work for you – in theory. Smooth Fitness boasts that it is designed such that you sit up straight, which not only enhances your posture but builds your strength too. They also claim that the peddling with Sit N Cycle Portable Exercise Bike is completely effortless and can be done without any strain. Smooth Fitness says that the Sit N Cycle Portable Exercise Bike is lightweight and can be wheeled around wherever you want to use it. It has a low adjustable resistance, which is ideal for longer workouts. And the design is conducive to hours of use while you get optimum benefits. Losing weight has never been easier and Sit N Cycle Portable Exercise Bike has given you a shot in the arm.
- Features a space saving design as it takes up about 6 feet x 6 feet space in your living room.
- Warranty: One year warranty on all parts, 90 day in home labour.
- Sit N Cycle doesn’t require any power.
- Ultimate comfort: The pedals are non slip and you are offered comfort due to the extra wide seat.
- Lightweight: It weighs about 26.5 pounds and has wheels to take it wherever you want.
- It’s commercial grade and can support up to 300 pounds.
- Efficient workout: Depending on your intensity level you can burn up to 500 calories in an hour.
Maximum User weight: 300 pounds
Size and weight:
- Foot print – 24″L x 17″W x 30″H
- Unit weight: 26.5 lbs
- Frame Warranty: 1 year
- Parts Warranty: 1 year
- 1 Sit N Cycle Portable Exercise Bike
All this for $19.95 with FREE SHIPPING Official website SitNCycle.com | SmoothFitness.com
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