York C201 Exercise Bike Review

We have not yet had the opportunity to properly review the York c201 Exercise Bike, but hope to be able to very soon.

Our view – The York C201 cycle is a stylish bike that delivers what it promises in our view. The combination of the pre-set programmes, 16 resistance levels, build quality, a comfortable riding position and good price make this a great budget buy. Obviously it can’t compete with the more expensive bikes but in this bracket it’s hard to beat.

We all found a comfortable riding position (we range from 5’5″ to 6’2″) thanks to a fully adjustable saddle for both height and reach – it’s a well padded saddle. The action on the pedals was smooth and quiet, although our big chap did make the saddle squeak at top speed! The saddle also have a towel holder which is one of a number of touches that set this bike apart from its closest rivals.

The console is a typical York one in that it’s easy to use and understand. The LCD display is large and tells you everything from the distance you’ve travelled to the number of calories you’ve burnt. However, some may find the lower digits in the window difficult to read. The flywheel control knob makes it easy to change programmes and settings whilst in the middle of a session. The console has a reading rack for a book or magazine if you need anything to keep you occupied whilst cycling.

The C201 may qualify as a budget bike but it doesn’t cut corners on the features. There is a great selection of pre-set programmes (21 in total) including hills, intervals and three heart rate controlled workouts. These control the resistance or set speed limits to keep your heart beating at the optimum level for fat-burning or improving fitness fast. Your pulse is measured by hand grips which aren’t as accurate as a chest strap – but you would have to pay much more to get a bike with this feature.

The full three year warranty is great for a bike of this price.

Best Price

The York C201 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

An excellent bike at a keen price - stylish, comfortable and a great way to get fit.

York C201 Specifications

    • 16 resistance level magnetic braking system
    • Electronic resistance control
    • 21 pre-set programmes including a fitness test
    • Heart rate controlled programmes for optimum fat burning
    • Hand grips to monitor pulse
    • LCD display console

York c201 Exercise Bike - Console / Display Unit

York C201 Exercise Bike Console

York c201 Exercise Bike Reviewer Ratings


Best Price

The York C201 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

Also see our Exercise Bike Comparison Table

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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