Last Updated on February 22, 2018 by TFM Staff
Fitleader equips the FS1 Exercise Bike with some nice features that you wouldn’t expect to find in this indoor cycle price range. At this price point you generally don’t see indoor bikes or Spin bikes with the ability to monitor heart rate, but the FS1 Upright Exercise Bike has it. There are dual grips and readouts on the computer LCD so you can stay in your target heart rate zone.
The Fitleader FS1 exercise bike also has 8 levels of resistance, and full adjustability in the handlebars and seat. Both will adjust vertically and the seat also has fore/aft adjustments. With this ability, the FS1 Upright Exercise Bike can fit a range of users from 5’1” to 6’2”.
- Height: 38.8”
- Width: 25.3”
- Length: 46”
- Item weight: 69.3 lbs
- Max user weight: 293 lbs
- Lightweight but durable steel frame.
- 13.22 lb perimeter weighted, bidirectional flywheel for a true road feel with quiet and smoothly consistent workouts.
- Dual grip heart rate sensors with monitor readouts to track your exertion output.
- 8 levels of easily adjustable resistance for added intensity.
- Dual action safety brake/resistance adjustment level.
- Fully adjustable seat (vertical and horizontal) with large, comfortable cushion.
- Convenient water bottle holder to ensure that you’re hydrated throughout your workout.
- Accommodates riders 5’1” to 6’2”.
- LCD display.
- Display readouts include:
- Calorie burned
- 1 year limited
Shipping and Assembly:
Shipping costs will vary for the Fitleader FS1 Upright Exercise Bike depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer. However, some retailers, such as Amazon.com, will provide free shipping.
The Fitleader FS1 Upright Exercise Bike doesn’t have a lot of parts that need to be assembled, which is pretty typical on indoor cycles. Along with the fully detailed assembly instructions, the process should take one person 30-45 minutes.
What We Love About the Fitleader FS1 Indoor Bike:
In a price range where a lot of exercise bikes are not providing a computer to track your workout statistics, Fitleader equips the FS1 Upright Exercise Bike with dual hand sensors and readouts on its computer display. We’re not sure if you’ll be able to find an indoor cycle for less money that provides heart rate monitoring. For cycling, and exercise in general, tracking your heart rate is extremely important for burning fat and improving cardio performance.
One feature that is unique to the Fitleader FS1 Upright Exercise Bike is the resistance lever. We think it’s a nice touch. Where most indoor cycles use a resistance knob to add intensity, Fitleader provides a lever with 8 different resistance settings. While there are only 8 settings, we like it because it allows you to go back to that specific resistance you like to work out on. For example, if someone else is using your bike and adjusts the resistance, it’s going to be difficult for you to find that exact resistance setting with an unmarked knob. It’s a small touch, but we like it.
What Isn’t So Great:
We question the durability of the Fitleader FS1 Upright Exercise bike. With a light 13 lb flywheel and overall weight just over 60 lbs, this indoor cycle isn’t exactly a heavyweight. With a maximum weight capacity of 300 lbs, we question whether a user approaching that can really go all out. The fact that Fitleader is only backing this bike with a limited 1 year warrant makes us think we’re not the only ones questioning it.
Final Word on the Fitleader FS1 Upright Exercise Bike:
At the mid-$300 price, the Fitleader FS1 Indoor Bike is an interesting choice. It has some great features that you won’t find on other bikes in this price range like heart rate monitoring and specific resistance settings. On the other hand its overall lightweight has a worried that it can take the abuse of a high intensity workout day-in and day-out.