Currently available for £286.94 from Argos
Reebok Jet 100 Exercise Bike Review
Reebok are one of the highest profile brands in home fitness and have a strong reputation for building quality home fitness machines. They’ve currently got a large range of differing models on the market including their Z series, GT series and Titanium series range of machines. Having covered some of these ranges extensively we thought we’d take a closer look at their Jet series and picked the Jet 100 upright bike for a closer look.
As always the first thing to do is build the bike and that’s been made just about as easy as possible without fully pre-assembling it for you. The assembly manual consists of seven diagrams showing each stage. It’s simple and very clear and took us just under 30 min to unpack and put together. As expected from Reebok the quality of the components is good and everything fitted together without the need to force anything or improvise.
Aesthetically the Jet 100 looks good with its no nonsense black design with just a little red trim to add some vibrancy. It’s the sort of look that’ll fit into most anywhere without being an eyesore. It’s also quite chunky looking which boded well for the test it was about to be put through by some of the larger members of the team ?
Getting a comfy position on the Jet 100 is nice and easy. The saddle adjusts vertically and horizontally and the handlebars tilt towards and away from you. It’s all very simple and everyone in the office who tested it was able to get into a good riding position in a minute or two so it’s definitely suitable for a wide range of people of all shapes and sizes. The saddle also has additional gel padding on it compared with other models we’ve tested so overall this is a nice comfy bike that’s easy to find a good position on.
The cycling action on the Jet 100 is nice and smooth which is nothing less than we’d expect. It’s good to see that Reebok have stuck with the same 9kg flywheel that can be found in some of their other models and haven’t gone cheap and reduced the weight. Combined with being able to easily get a good riding position it makes this bike feel really good to use. The display is 5 inch dual colour backlit LCD screen which is really quite bright making it easy to see even in a well light room so tracking live data such as speed, distance, time, RPM, calories, pulse, and watts is quick and easy. One thing missing is the lack of built in wireless heart rate receiver as the Jet 100 comes only with hand-pulse sensors which is a bit of a let down. Also missing are user profiles which allow you get better, more precise, workout data. Neither of these things should be missing from a modern exercise bike at this price.
With 16 levels of resistance it’s not that hard to find a setting that works for you and the transition between resistance levels, while not the fastest we’ve seen, is still very respectable and more than responsive enough to deliver a smooth experience. The high end of the resistance is really quite tough too and while it’s not going to cater for pro athletes or fitness fanatics, it will easily provide more than enough of a challenge for pretty much all home users, even those at the fitter end of the scale.
Actually using the console and navigating through the menus is very simple and we found that simply playing with the console is enough to not just get started, but also to use most of the workouts. There are a some areas such as heart rate control workouts or the recovery programme that it’s worth referring to the manual for but otherwise this is very simple to use ‘plug and play’ type of bike. The workouts are scalable too which means you can find your favourite format and keeping making it more difficult as time goes on which is always a nice feature to have.
The warranty on the Reebok Jet 100 bike is their standard 2 years parts and labour warranty offered across all the products in their ranges and with Reeboks reliable service should anything go wrong you can rest easy that it’ll get sorted out.
The Jet 100 upright bike is another very solid offering from Reebok. Visually pleasing, mechanically sound and with a good range of workouts available it’s going to be a very good match to a really wide range of users but there's the issue of what you're actually getting for your money. There was a time when this spec would be considered amazing for the money. But times change and nearly all of its competitor models offer some key things missing here, such as a wireless heart rate receiver to name but one. An example of this is the DKN AM-E which features user profiles and a wireless receiver for a good deal less money. Another example is the Viavito Satori which also has user profiles, a wireless receiver and is packed with features again for a good bit less. So while the Jet 100 is a good bike, you can definitely get more for your money right now.
Reebok Jet 100 Specifications
- 6kg (13,2lbs) flywheel
- 16 levels of electronic resistance
- 5″ LCD display
- 19 programmes (12 pre-set)
- Feedback: Speed, time, distance, calories, pulse, watts, RPM
- Heart rate measurement via Pulse grip sensors
- Adjustable pedal straps
- Adjustable seat (vertical/horizontal) and adjustable handlebar
- Self-levelling pedals
- Seat height: 71-98cm
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 81cm (31.9’’) x 54cm (21.3″) x 140cm (55.1″)
- Product weight: 30.7kg
- Max. user weight: 120kg
- Mains powered
- Transortation wheels
Reebok Jet 100 Exercise Bike - Console / Display Unit
Currently available for £286.94 from Argos
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