Kettler X1 Ergometer Bike Review

 

Our view – a superb bike that’s really cutting edge at a very reasonable price. It looks great and delivers what it promises. The thick gel saddle is very comfortable and warms up as you sit on it and molds to the shape of your butt – which will be getting smaller over the coming weeks :0) The saddle and handle bars can all be adjusted to find the best position.

Not only does the X1 come with 8 pre-set exercise programmes, including a heart rate controlled one for fat burning, you can also hook up the console to Kettler’s website to download more – a great innovation. As with all Kettler bikes this one is extremely quiet (in fact it barely makes a sound at all!) with a very smooth action thanks to its 10kg flywheel.

The X1 can measure your pulse via, hand grips, ear clip or chest strap (not included). This is essential for using the heart rate controlled programme that keeps your pulse rate in between a pre-determined range based on your age and weight. The bike controls the resistance level based on your pulse rate, if it drops it hikes up the resistance, if it gets too high it lowers it. This sort of training keeps you in the fat burning zone for fast weight loss and enhanced fitness.
The console and display is very well laid out and easy to use. It displays everything you need to know about your workout and allows you to measure your progress to keep you motivated.


Best Price

The Kettler X1 is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

Review Summary - In Brief

A real winner from Kettler with plenty of features to keep you coming back for more.

Kettler X1 Specifications

    • 8 pre-set exercise programmes
    • Internet connection for downloading new programmes
    • Magnetic braking system with 75 resistance levels
    • Heart rate control programmes for optimum fat-burning
    • Hi-res LCD monitor displays all workout data

Kettler X1 Ergometer Bike - Console / Display Unit

Kettler X1 Ergometer Bike Console

Kettler X1 Ergometer Bike Reviewer Ratings

 

Appearance - 7
Smoothness - 10
Comfort - 8
Programmes - 9
Ease Of Use - 7
Warranty - 10
Value for Money - 7
Best Price

The Kettler X1 is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

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