The York Active 110 is a great middle of the pack exercise bike. An affordable exercise bike with some good features making it one of the most popular exercise bikes available.
The York Active 110 is one of the most popular exercise bikes in the market as it offers good features at a reasonable price. There are 8 levels of resistance for you to choose from, providing a decent intensity, however, the lightweight 4kg flywheel means there is limited momentum when cycling.
From assembling the product you will notice that the metal parts are very sturdy. Each leg has rubber pads on the end as well to stop it sliding around and the wheels are extremely handy when moving it around. The plastic parts do feel a bit flimsy though but they don’t affect how the bike operates and like all exercise bikes you can adjust the seat and handle position to use as you see fit.
Moving on to the onboard computer you will find a large and easy to read screen displaying the RPM, time, distance, calories and pulse (when you place your hands on the sensor). To power the onboard computer you will need 2 AA batteries but that is only the screen. The resistance is entirely controlled by magnets so you aren’t constrained to place it near a power socket. Its core features are:
- 8 levels of magnetic resistance
- 4 Built-in workout programmes
- 5.75” LCD display screen
- Maximum weight 120kg
The magnetic resistance is good, level 1 is literally no resistance at all and level 8 is like cycling through quicksand. You can’t gain any momentum at level 8 so it doesn’t feel like you are cycling at all and would recommend not using it. The noise level is very low and can be used in the living room as the bike uses magnetic resistance. At high resistance, it does make a slight rubbing sound but it’s not noticeable.
Unlike most exercise bikes the saddle on the Active 110 is soft as butter; there should be no need what so ever to swap it out for another.
- 4 set programs
- Sturdy frame
- Good value for money
- Plastic feels flimsy
- Level 1 and 8 are almost unusable
Is this bike right for me?
the York Active 110 Exercise Bike is well made, provides multiple resistance levels and set programs whilst offering a comfortable ride. You’d be hard pressed to find better at this price range, but if you have a deep enough wallet then you may want to consider the Reebok ZR8 Bike.