Reebok One GB60 Exercise Bike Review

Over the years we’ve reviewed lots of Reebok bikes. Most of them have been solid value for money, some have been really outstanding and a few, every now and again, have been OK without being great. To find out which of these categories the Reebok One GB60 fits we took a closer look to get better acquainted. Here’s what we found…

Assembly of the One GB60 is very much standard for most bikes in this category and we had ours built up in about 10 minutes. Of course, if you’ve not built a bike similar to this before, allow around 30 to 40 minutes to complete the build. With everything screwed and bolted together this is a sturdy, good-looking bit of kit. It’s well built and is also nice and quiet with no squeaks or creaks to ruin the party. The action is smooth and while the 7kg (15.5lbs) flywheel could probably do with being a bit heavier, it does still make for a ride that’s smooth enough.

There are plenty of adjustments to help you get a good riding position with the seat adjusting both horizontally and vertically and the handlebars adjusting to tilt towards or away from you. It’s a good set up and getting comfy on this bike isn’t hard. The riding position is sound and it’s easy to see the console display and reach all the buttons without stretching. The one drawback is the saddle itself. While it’s certainly well-padded it’s not as wide or as long as some saddles we’ve seen on other bikes, so there’s a good chance that if you’ve not been on a bike in recent years that you’re going to experience some saddle soreness until you get used it. It’s possible to change the saddle easily enough as it uses a standard bicycle fitting to attach but that, of course, is an added expense and not the focus of this review. If you’re already used to being on a bike seat the one included with the bike will most likely do just fine.

The One series GB60 differs from most other bikes in this class as it uses a built-in rechargeable battery to power the console and to adjust resistance levels by powering the motor. The battery is charged by a dynamo so that as you pedal you’re putting power into the battery. This bike also comes with a power adaptor so that if you need to you can charge the battery while the bike’s at a standstill. We can see this coming very handy in the future as all rechargeable batteries will, sooner or later, stop holding a good charge and it’s easy to envisage a scenario where there’ll come a point that pedalling alone won’t be enough to get the battery charged properly. Still, while the bike is new at any rate, this system does give you the advantage of being able to place the bike just about anywhere without having to worry about power cables or tripping up over wires.

There are 20 workouts to choose from which include heart rate control workouts as well as sessions targeted towards cardio improvement or weight loss. There’s also a built-in wireless receiver which is compatible with a chest-belt and this provides a proper heart-rate measurement and allows for safe and proper use of heart rate controlled workouts, which is more than can be said for some other Reebok models out there at the time of writing! There are also 4 user profiles for more accurate feedback and a body fat analysis mode. All training data is easy to read and understand and the menus are easy to understand and navigate. It’s also possible to connect a smart device with the Reebok Fitness app installed which allows you to map out cycling routes, but in truth, this is mildly entertaining for 5 minutes and then the novelty soon wears off. There’s really not a great deal of depth to it, making it feel a bit gimmicky.

Other features include a water bottle holder, a USB charging port and a Bluetooth module that allows you to connect a smart device with the Reebok Fitness App. The Reebok One GB60 is also covered by Reebok’s 2-year on-site parts and labour warranty.

Best Price

Currently available for £299.99 from SportsDirect.com

Review Summary - In Brief

The Reebok One GB60 is built well and comes with plenty of workouts. There's also the option of connecting a smart device with the Reebok Fitness app installed, though the experience is limited compared with what else is out there for a similar price. The self-powering rechargeable battery feature is great too but does have its drawbacks. We'd say that if you want interactive training then you have to check out the NordicTrack VX550  and if your focus is on build quality then we'd recommend going for the DKN AM-3i which still offers some interactive training options in the form of Kinomap but also offers a smoother, more comfortable ride than the GB60.

Reebok One GB60 Specifications

    • 7kg (15.5lbs) flywheel
    • 32 levels of electronic computer resistance
    • LCD display
    • Feedback: Speed, distance, time, RPM, calories, pulse, watts, body fat
    • 20 console workouts programs
    • 4 user profiles
    • HR Measurement via pulse grip sensors + wireless heart rate receiver (chest strap optional extra)
    • Ergonomic, adjustable vertically and horizontally seat
    • Balanced pedals with adjustable straps
    • Bottle holder
    • Dimensions (L x W x H): 100cm (39.4‘’) x 52cm (20.5‘’) x 130cm (51.2‘’)
    • Weight: 35.4kg (78lbs)
    • Max. User Weight: 135kg (297.6lbs)
    • USB charge function
    • Transport wheels

Reebok One GB60 Exercise Bike - Console / Display Unit

Reebok One GB60 Exercise Bike - User Reviews

The Pros

  • Good riding position
  • Plenty of workouts
  • Wireless receiver
  • User Profiles

The Cons

  • Saddle will take some getting used to if you're not already used to riding a bike regularly
  • Rechargeable battery will eventually stop taking charge
  • Reebok Fitness app is limited
Reebok One GB60 Exercise Bike Reviewer Ratings

 

Appearance - 8
Smoothness - 8
Comfort - 5
Programmes - 7.5
Ease Of Use - 8
Warranty - 8.5
Value for Money - 6
Best Price

Currently available for £299.99 from SportsDirect.com

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