York C102 Exercise Bike Review

Our view – One of York’s entry-level bikes (to you and me that means the cheapest) that is in our view very good value for money. York make some pretty good kit and are usually a safe bet when it comes to reliability. The C102 is a basic bike but you’ll easily get a couple of years trouble-free exercise with it – so long as you don’t want any frills.

It’s pretty quiet to use so you could watch TV or listen to the radio while using it. The C102 is also quite sturdy and can support someone up to 19.5 stone (125KG). The saddle can be adjusted easily to suit most riding positions from average height to about 6″ 2’and is quite comfortable.

The console is good for the price and has a large LCD screen displaying the usual workout data such as speed, distance, calories, pulse and an alarm when you reach your target heart rate. You can monitor your pulse using the hand grips on the handles. This isn’t as accurate as a chest strap and polar chip but then you’ll have to pay over twice as much to get this feature.

The 5 pre-set programmes help to add a bit of variation which is important to keep you motivated to use it. The fitness test is a useful way to monitor your progress to see the results of your training.

The usual York three year warranty also helps for peace of mind.

Best Price

The York C102 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 good, basic exercise bike that will get you fit if you're on a budget.

York C102 Specifications

    • 8 resistance level magnetic braking system
    • Manual resistance control
    • Hand grips to monitor pulse
    • 5 pre-set programmes including a fitness test
    • LCD display console

York C102 - Console / Display Unit

York C102 Exercise Bike Console

York C102 Reviewer Ratings

 

Appearance - 5
Smoothness - 6
Comfort - 7
Programmes - 4
Ease Of Use - 7
Warranty - 10
Value for Money - 8
Best Price

The York C102 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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