Reebok B5.1e Exercise Bike Review

So as you may expect, the first thing we did once the bike was assembled was to sit on it. We found it nice and stable and the adjustable seat and handle bars, as well as comfort pedals with straps. In our opinion this is one of the most comfortable bikes that we have used recently. According to the manual the maximum user weight is a decent 150KG

In total there are 9 programmes on the 5.1 covering all the workout options that you will need. All the expected programmes make an appearance, with targets that include time, distance and calories as well as interval, fat burning and endurance programmes.

For those who really like to mix things up there is the random programme too.

As you may expect from a bike of this calibre, Things get a little more technical and we really liked the Watt Control and target pulse programmes. The watt control is great for rehabilitation as all you do it enter the target Watts and the machine adjusts the resistance to keep the watt output consistent. The final programme on the list is heart rate controlled.

The B5.1 has a built in polar receiver, so just add a compatible chest belt and you can unlock the heart rate control functionality – with an EGC reading on the display. A chest belt was not supplied with our review model so please check with your retailer before placing an order.

The display is backlit – a nice little touch – and gives you all the data you will need during your workout such as speed, distance, time, resistance, (theoretical) calories burned and last but not least heart rate.

You might think that Reebok have gone overboard with the user profiles (there are 9 in total) but we think this is a great idea. They allow you to store all the individual exercise data for each user. This is a great way of keeping tabs on your progress and saves all the hassle of entering your details each and every time you come to use the machine.

As with all quality bikes, the integrated transport wheels mean that when you are not using the machine you wheel it away.

Finally, should anything go wrong you are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. It lasts 2 years and covers parts and labour.

Best Price

The Reebok B5.1e 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

If you look for an exercise bike that not only looks and works good, but is also extremely comfortable, look no further as the Reebok B5.1e exercise bike is a machine that should definitely meet your needs. Additionally, it is very sturdy, which makes it suitable even for very heavy users and has a console that offers 9 motivating workout programmes as well as 9 user profiles to enable you to quickly and easily start training without the need to waste time on entering your details again. One of the programmes offered by the console is a target pulse programme especially designed to help you achieve your heart rate goals during workout and a pulse measurement with this bike is possible due to a built in Polar receiver.

Reebok B5.1e Specifications

    • Brake System: Magnetic
    • Seat: Adjustable
    • Handlebars: Adjustable
    • Console: Blue LCD display
    • Dimensions: 100 x 55 x 148cm
    • Flywheel Weight: 10kg
    • Functions: Pulse / RPM / Speed / Time / Distance / Calories
    • Heart Rate Measurement: Hand pulse sensors measuring + wireless receiver
    • Chest Strap: Not included
    • Product Weight: 38kg
    • Maximum User Weight: 150kg
    • Programmes: 9
    • User Profiles: 9
    • Resistance: 16 levels (electronic)
    • Warranty: 2 years parts and labour

Reebok B5.1e Exercise Bike - Console / Display Unit

Reebok B5.1e Exercise Bike - User Reviews

The Pros

  • Fully adjustable for comfort
  • Good range of programmes including heart rate control
  • Easy to read display

The Cons

  • If we were picky we could say some may not appreciate the traditional style saddle
Reebok B5.1e Exercise Bike Reviewer Ratings

 

Appearance - 8.5
Smoothness - 8
Comfort - 8.5
Programmes - 7
Ease Of Use - 8
Warranty - 9
Value for Money - 7
Best Price

The Reebok B5.1e 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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Whilst every effort is made to give you accurate information we cannot guarantee the technical specification. Models change on a regular basis and may differ slightly from the above review. We recommend you contact the retailer if you have a question regarding technical data. Please read our Legal Disclaimer

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