If you’re looking for a sleek addition to your home gym that’ll help you achieve your fitness goal, then the DKN AM-E exercise bike is an affordable yet professional option.
DKN is known in the exercise bike world for producing well-made machines led with innovative technology. Traditionally opting for a manual control feature within their budget range, the AM-E is the first computer-controlled option set at such a reasonable price. With 32 resistance levels and 12 pre-set workout programmes to choose from, DKN have managed to squeeze their high-end technology into an affordable machine with the following main features:
- Sturdy 30kg frame
- Takes a maximum weight of 140kg
- Adjustable handlebars, seat and pedals
- Advanced controls with backlit LED screen
- Recovery fitness test measures your improvement
- Smooth 8kg flywheel
- 12 pre-set programmes, 32 resistance levels
The DKN AM-E is very much suited to a home gym or somebody who doesn’t have much space. The sleek grey and black design has been reported as not being the easiest to put together, but once assembled, you can adjust the pedals, seat and handlebars for your comfort. It weighs in at 30kg, giving it that sturdy feel that most home exercise bikes lack. Thankfully, DKN have included wheels on the frame so you can move it around with ease.
Although it has all the normal trackers that you see in all basic computer-controlled machine, such as calorie, time and distance, the DKN AM-E also boasts many functions that are tailored to meet every user’s goal and fitness level. For example, you can either choose a pre-set workout plan, or create a bespoke routine from scratch to challenge yourself. You can also store up to 4 user profiles at a time, making this bike very family friendly.
But one of the breakaway features of the DKN AM-E is how it monitors your heart rate. Like other bikes in this price range, you can measure your BPM with the pulse grip sensors that are built into the handle bars, however the AM-E also has a wireless heart rate receiver that when paired with a compatible chest strap will not only provide you with accurate heart rate measurements, but it can also adjust the bike’s resistance automatically in line with your desired heart rate. Pretty smooth for an affordable home exercise bike.
You may have noticed that it’s very similar to the Reebok ZR8. In fact, they have identical features! Which makes the AM-E even more attractive as it’s a cheaper option.
- LCD screen with advanced tracking options
- Accurately measures heart rate
- Smooth and silent flywheel
- Can be tricky to put together
Is this the DKN AM-E Exercise Bike for me?
If improving your fitness through cardio is your goal, then definitely. The adjustable machine and sturdy weight is perfect for sprints and hill climbs. The AM-E is also great if you need a little motivation, as being able to monitor your progress is really encouraging. If you’re afraid of a little DIY then you might be put off by the difficult assembly, but the good-looking design is worth the hard work.