If you are looking for an exercise bike with dual action working both upper and lower body, then the V-fit ATC1 Air Cycle is a brilliant and affordable option.
Unlike traditional stationary bikes where you set the resistance and decide how hard the bike pushes back, but on a fan bike, you simply get on and start pedalling. The air resistance and aerodynamics of the fan determines how difficult it is; when you pedal faster, you experience more resistance; when you pedal slower, there’s less. This makes interval training (one of the most effective forms of training) a lot simpler to do. It’s main features are:
- Progressive air-fanwheel
- Adjustable friction tape resistance system with dual action and demountable handlebars
- Height adjustable saddle
- Self-presenting pedals
- Single screen 5-function exercise monitor
- Assembled dimensions L 112cm x W 51cm x H 117cm x Wt 18kg
- Maximum user weight 110kg
The assembly is fiddly and not the most straightforward machine to put together. Once it’s assembled it’s very sturdy. The ATC1 has a small screen powered by batteries displaying calorie burn, distance, scan, speed and time, helping you track your progress. It’s one of the simplest display on the market, but it serves its purpose. Also as it doesn’t require a socket you can literally put it anywhere! It has a strong frame which can hold up to 110 kg and it can be folded up, although not by a lot.
Another great feature on air bikes is that it provides dual action both upper and lower body resistance. This puts more of your systems to work than other cardio products.
Although the bike is well designed, its lightness and thin materials mean that it’s only designed for gentle use. The bike is suited to someone who is trying to lose some weight and improve their fitness. It is too lightweight for someone looking to get a strenuous workout from.
- Dual-action upper and lower body workout
- Great for interval training
- Simple operation
- Lightweight – unstable for intense use
- No pulse monitor
Is this the right bike for me?
If weight loss is your primary fitness goal, then the ATC1 Air Cycle is an excellent choice. Not only does it offer a dual action full body workout, but a consistent air fan resistance makes it perfect for interval training, which is one of the most effective methods to target the love handles!