The XTERRA FB150 Upright Bike has a sturdy and durable X-frame that can carry a maximum user weight of 225 pounds and folds down to only 18 x 18 x 50.5 inches when you’re not using it and roll it on its transport wheels to free up space. It is a good option for you if you want to burn calories, lose weight, and get in shape, but you don’t have much space.
The 3.3-pound precision-balanced flywheel has the frictionless magnetic resistance and silent belt drive system you can pedal smoothly and quietly without needing to do any maintenance. It is a very quiet bike, and you won’t disturb people in the house or your neighbors downstairs.
The XTERRA FB150 features a console that’s easy to read and use, as it offers you feedback with stats like time, distance, calories, speed, and pulse. There is also the Scan function that lets you see these indicators one by one without you having to press a button.
The FB150 is a comfortable exercise bike overall with the large and ergonomic contoured and thick-padded seat and multi-grip padded handles, both of which offer you support and comfort during lengthy workouts. People that are between 4’10” and 5’10” can ride this bike comfortably as the seat can be set pretty low, close to the pedals.
Learn more in my complete review below
Product: XTERRA FB150 Upright Bike
Warranty: Frame 1 year / Parts 90 days
My rating: 9/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 31.5L x 18W x 50.5H inches (80L x 46W x 128H cm)
- Assembled weight: 32 lbs (14.5 kg)
- Flywheel weight: 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
- Supported weight: 225 lbs (102 kg)
- Seat: 2-way adjustable
- Pedals: With straps
- Resistance: Magnetic, eight levels
- Fitness console: Time, distance, speed, calories, pulse
- Warranty: Frame 1 year / Parts 90 days
FB150 Frame construction
The XTERRA FB150 features a two-piece frame with an “X” structure; the two pieces connect in the middle. Although the bike’s frame is made of steel, the whole unit is fairly light; with the fully assembled frame, it weighs only 32 lbs (14.5 kg).
The front base bar comes equipped with a set of small wheels which facilitate the relocation of the unit.
This XTERRA upright bike isn’t huge. With the frame fully assembled, it is approx. 31.5″ (80 cm) long, and 18″ (46 cm) wide, while its highest point is given by the handlebars, reaching approx. 50.5″ (120 cm) above floor level. The frame also foldable to save space; with the frame folded, the unit’s footprint becomes 18″D x 18″W (46 x 46 cm).
It is advisable to leave at least two feet of clearance on each side of the unit, and at least one foot at the front and rear, for ease of access and safe operation.
The rear base of the bike is a straight bar, not a curved one like some other bikes. Also, the bike doesn’t have a reinforcement bar for the seat bar, and this is one of the reasons its maximum weight capacity is only 225 lbs (102 kg).
One last aspect to mention here regards the unit’s paint finish. All its metallic parts are coated with a rust-resistant and chip-resistant paint finish. The color used is gray, while the ABS covers of the flywheel and belt are blue. These are the only colors available for this XTERRA exercise bike.
Seat & handlebars
The XTERRA FB150 comes equipped with an extra-large seat. It’s approx. 14″ (35 cm) at its widest point, and therefore, it can accommodate users of all sizes, as long as they don’t exceed the specified maximum user weight capacity of 225 lbs (102 kg). The seat integrates a layer of padding to provide optimal comfort. Also, its top is a durable, thick vinyl material.
If you’re wondering, the seat doesn’t have the typical collar design like most bike seats. Its post features a triangular plate at the top to which the seat attaches via three bolts. It is replaceable, and seats with this attachment system are available for sale, so it is not impossible to find a replacement for it if you want a different type of seat.
The seat is only two-way adjustable (up, down). Its post features 7 adjustment positions. Differently put, the bike can accommodate users between 4’10” and 5’10” (147 – 178 cm), promoting a complete leg extension.
The bike’s handlebars are non-adjustable. Their metallic, curved bar attaches to the front part of the frame via two bolts. The handlebars have a multi-grip design, and a layer of rubber foam material covers them for a secure grip. They also integrate stainless steel pulse sensors so that the console can keep track of your heart rate.
FB150 Resistance system
The XTERRA FB150 upright bike features a manual magnetic resistance system. It integrates a small magnetic brake that is attached to the dial at the top of the front part of the frame through a steel wire.
By turning the dial clockwise or counterclockwise, the brake’s position to the flywheel changes. This results in an intensity shift of the internal magnetic field, which ultimately leads to more or less pedal resistance.
Since the bike’s resistance system is exclusively manual, you do not have to connect it to a power source. Also, the console doesn’t play any role in the bike’s resistance adjustment.
There are eight levels of resistance available. The first one is light, great for recovery training, or warming up. Conversely, the 8th level does provide a distinguishable pedal tension, but it’s still pretty light. Differently put, the bike is not for highly intense muscle burning like spin bikes, or heavy-duty upright bikes.
Since the bike features a magnetic resistance system, it has a belt drive system. Therefore, the pedaling motion is very smooth and quiet. Also, the bike doesn’t require any lubrication.
The integrated flywheel is very light, as well. It only weighs 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg), so it doesn’t provide highly aggressive inertia or a strong momentum. It’s bi-directional, though. Thus, you can pedal in reverse to put some diversity into your workouts. Also, when pedaling in reverse, the console will continue to track your distance traveled, calories burned, etc.
The bike comes equipped with a pretty solid, 3-piece crankset, featuring steel crank arms. The included pedals have a metallic core and a durable, non-slip ABS surface.
They’re weighted, which means they always turn face-up when you remove your feet from them. They also come equipped with adjustable straps so that you can secure your feet. And finally, they have standard threads, so you can easily find replacements for them if it is necessary.
Since it’s a pretty small bike, the XTERRA FB150 also has a narrow Q-Factor (spacing between the pedals). Its exact dimension is not specified, but it should be somewhere between 150-160 mm.
Therefore, your feet are positioned correctly on the pedals. This doesn’t allow any additional lateral stress on the knees and ankles during pedaling, such as bikes with a wider Q-Factor.
The XTERRA FB150 includes a fitness console. Furthermore, other trainers do not include a console at all, so this accessory is a plus. The included console features an LCD, which indicates speed, distance, total distance (ODO), time, calories burned, and pulse.
It has a SCAN function that rotates all the fitness metrics, keeping each one on-screen for several seconds, but you can also select one of them to view at all times if you want. For the unit to track your pulse, you will have to hold onto the pulse sensors integrated into the handlebars. The console is not telemetric.
The fitness console is pretty easy to use and has only one button. It turns on when you push the button, or when it detects flywheel movement. By selecting the SCAN function, the console will rotate the values showing each one of them for several minutes. However, you can choose any of the values to be on display at all times.
Finally, the fitness console is battery powered. It uses two AA batteries, which are (included) with the bike. It also has a sleep mode to which it will enter after several minutes of inactivity on the bike.
FB150 Assembly & Maintenance
The bike’s mainframe is pre-assembled, with the flywheel, crank, belt, and resistance system already attached to the frame bar. Therefore, you only need to connect the seat post, the seat, the handlebars, the two bases, the pedals, and the console.
This shouldn’t take longer than 40-45 min. The manual provides clear assembly instructions, and the necessary tools are (included) with the bike.
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, for maintenance, you’ll need to wipe the dust from the frame and periodically check for loose parts and bolts.
- Fairly sturdy frame – can support users up to 225 lbs;
- Transport wheels included;
- Small footprint when fully assembled;
- Foldable, great for a small apartment;
- Highly comfortable, large seat, offering 2-way adjustability;
- Multi-grip handlebar with EKG sensors;
- Large, self-leveling pedals, with adjustable straps and standard threads;
- Narrow Q-Factor for zero lateral stress on the knees and ankles;
- Smooth and quiet operation;
- Fitness console included;
- Batteries for the console are (included) with the bike;
- Easy to assemble;
- Very little maintenance required.
- No bottle holder;
- No backlight on the fitness console.
XTERRA FB150 Upright Bike Review Summary
The XTERRA FB150 is a foldable magnetic upright bike, featuring a quiet belt drive, eight levels of manual magnetic resistance, and a fitness console that can track time, distance, total distance, speed, calories, and pulse.
It’s a bike for light cardio training, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss. You can burn up to 4-500 calories daily on this bike. And finally, it’s an inexpensive fitness machine, offering an excellent value for the price.
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