Get a great workout every time you ride the Efitment Folding Upright Bike with magnetic resistance. Due to its upright design, it gives a more regular exercise when relating to outdoor riding. You will feel the burn on your abs, glutes, quads, and hamstrings. By merely keeping the body upright and supporting the workout, you will be engaging your core to keep your momentum going.
The BO19 is perfect for any user’s skill level! Its integrated 4.4 Ibs flywheel with an 8-level magnetic resistance system provides flexible workouts with a consistent ride. Easily switch up the intensity of your workout with the convenient tension knob. In addition, the belt drive mechanism provides a smooth and quiet workout session.
The Efitment BO19 Upright Bike comes equipped with an LCD that tracks calories burned, distance, time, speed, pulse, and odometer. However, the pulse reading function only works through the integrated sensors; the console is not telemetric and cannot communicate with a Polar or ANT chest strap.
The BO19 features a height-adjustable seat that offers the most comfortable exercising positions for users of different sizes. Rear stabilizer end caps and non-slip adjustable pedals with strap offer a stabilized and safe ride every time. The Efitment BO19 easily folds for easy storage and transportation, with built-in transportation wheels.
Learn more in my complete review below!
Product: Efitment Folding Upright Bike
Warranty: 3 years
My rating: 8.5/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 30.5L x 18W x 47H inches (77L x 46W x 119H cm)
- Assembled weight: 34 lbs (15.4 kg)
- Flywheel weight: 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
- Supported weight: 240 lbs (109 kg)
- Seat: 2-way adjustable
- Drive: Belt
- Resistance: Magnetic, eight levels
- Fitness console: Time, distance, odometer, speed, calories, pulse, scan
- Warranty: 3 years
BO19 Frame construction
The Efitment Folding Upright Bike features an X-type frame composed of two main parts connected in the middle. The part that holds the handlebar and the performance monitor consists of two parallel bars. The other part passes through the two parallel bars and integrates the seat and the resistance mechanism.
The primary tubes of the frame are oval, while the base bars are cylindrical. All the steel tubes in the bike’s construction feature a durable, corrosion-resistant paint finish. The color used is gray, this being the only color available for this Efitment exercise bike.
The Efitment B019 upright exercise bike has a pretty light construction. Its net weight is only 34 lbs (15.4 kg). This means it can be carried and assembled by only one person. Plus, its front base bar features rotating caps, serving as transport wheels for a smooth relocation.
The bike has a pretty compact design. Its footprint is only 30.5″L x 18″W (77 x 46 cm), while its highest point is the handlebars which reach approx. 47″ (119 cm) above floor level. It is advisable to leave at least two feet of clearance all around the bike for safe usage.
Similar to other exercise bikes with an X-type frame, the B019 is foldable. With the frame folded, the bike’s footprint is approx. 18 x 18″ (46 x 46 cm).
Seat and handlebars
Since it’s one of the most basic upright exercise bikes, the Efitment B019 only offers 2-way adjustability (up, down) for the seat. However, its vertical post has several adjustment positions so that the bike can accommodate users up to 6’2 ″ (187 cm). It is also durable enough to support users up to 240 lbs (109 kg).
The included saddle is also a standard one. Its top is polyurethane material with a thin layer of foam padding, and it also has a central groove for improved breathability.
The bike’s handlebars have a multi-grip design. They offer a parallel grip, a climbing grip, and the standard grip. Unfortunately, they attach to the front section of the frame via bolts, so you cannot adjust their height or angle.
The handlebars come equipped with metallic pulse sensors, and the included performance monitor has a pulse reading function. This feature is quite a plus for an exercise bike in this price range, as not all have it.
BO19 Resistance system
The Efitment B019 is a light exercise bike, so its internal flywheel only weighs 4.4 lbs (2 kg). However, it has a perimeter-weighted structure, so it provides a bit of extra inertia. It is also bi-directional, so pedaling in reverse is possible, but you cannot coast on this bike. However, when pedaling in reverse, you will benefit from the same resistance as when pedaling forward.
The bike comes equipped with a manual magnetic resistance system. This means it does not require an external power source, and you don’t need an adapter for it. But on the other hand, the bike cannot adjust the resistance automatically.
The bike’s resistance system consists of an internal magnetic brake connecting the tension knob through a steel cable. Unfortunately, by turning the knob clockwise, the brake moves closer to the flywheel, which increases the pedaling difficulty.
The bike makes available eight levels of resistance. The first one is light, great for recovery training or warming up. Conversely, the 8th level does provide a higher pedal tension, but it’s still pretty weak. Differently put, the bike is not for high-intensity spin workouts.
Like most other exercise bikes equipped with a magnetic resistance system, the Efitment B019 features a belt drive system. This type of drivetrain comes with a series of advantages.
First, it generates less vibration than a chain drive, so it contributes to the overall smoothness of the ride. Second, the pedaling motion is whisper-quiet, and on top of that, you don’t have to worry about periodic lubrication.
Needless to say, since the B019 is a light-capacity exercise bike, it does not offer the possibility to perform spin workouts or to stand up on the pedals. However, it does have a pretty sturdy crankset. In addition, the pedals have a weighted design, so they always turn face-up when you remove your feet from them. They also have a non-slip surface, and they come equipped with adjustable straps.
The Efitment B019 upright bike comes equipped with a fitness console. The console features an LCD, indicating time, speed, distance, total distance (odometer), calories, and pulse. The speed and distance are in imperial units (miles per hour and miles).
The pulse reading function only works through the integrated sensors; the monitor unit is not telemetric and cannot communicate with a Polar or ANT chest strap.
The console does not have goal functions or preset programs. It only has one button. It turns on when you push the button or when you begin pedaling. You can scroll through the workout metrics and select the one you want to lock on the display by pressing it repeatedly.
You can also select the Scan Mode; the unit rotates all the workout metrics showing each one for 4 seconds. The button also has a Reset function. You can press and hold it for a few seconds to clear all the monitor values to zero.
The fitness console is battery-powered. It uses two AA batteries. It also has a sleep mode to which will enter after several minutes of inactivity on the bike.
BO19 Assembly and Maintenance
The two main parts of the frame come pre-assembled and connected in the middle. The drive and resistance elements are also already assembled. Therefore, you only have to attach the two base bars, the seat post, the saddle, the handlebars, the console, and the pedals.
This shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes of your time. All the necessary tools are (included), and the manual provides clear assembly instructions and schematics.
The bike’s maintenance doesn’t require much. All the internal components are pre-lubricated from the factory, and since the bike has a belt drive system, it doesn’t require any lubrication. Thus, all you have to do is wipe the dust from the frame and periodically check for loose parts and bolts.
- Fairly sturdy frame – can support users up to 240 lbs;
- Transport wheels included;
- Small footprint when fully assembled;
- Foldable, great for a small apartment;
- Two-way adjustable seat;
- Multi-grip handlebar with cushioned grips;
- Pulse reading function;
- Durable crankset with weighted pedals;
- Smooth and quiet operation;
- Eight levels of frictionless magnetic resistance;
- Fitness console included – tracks time, distance, total distance, calories, speed, and pulse;
- Easy to assemble;
- All the tools necessary for the assembly come included with the bike;
- Very little maintenance is required.
- No bottle holder;
- No device holder;
- The fitness console doesn’t have goal settings.
Efitment Folding Upright Bike Summary
The Efitment B019 is an upright folding bike featuring a manual-magnetic resistance system with eight difficulty levels, a standard saddle, and a fitness console that tracks essential workout metrics.
It’s a trainer designed for light cardio training, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss. It’s also an affordable stationary bike, offering excellent value for the price.
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