Xterra FB150 Folding Exercise Bike
Solid x-frame design folds to just 18. 1″ x 18. 1″ of floor space when not in use
Large anatomically designed seat and multi-grip padded handlebars are designed for long lasting comfort and support
2″ x 1″ LCD window is easy to read with all the necessary information – clearly displays speed, distance, time, calories, and pulse
8 levels of manual resistance are easily controlled through the large Dial tension knob for users of all fitness levels
3-piece pedal crank for added durability
Xterra fitness’s newest upright exercise bike is the FB150. An affordable option with enough features to keep you motivated. Gone are the days you need to spend an arm and a leg to own a good quality bike. Let’s take a further look.
Technical Details/Specifications Of The Exterra Exercise Machine
- 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, 8 levels
- Fitness meter: Time, distance, speed, calories, pulse
- Warranty: Frame 1 year / Parts 90 days
The FB150 comes with an x frame structure. It is a two-piece frame, meaning it has two pieces that are joined together, forming an X, hence the name, X frame. The frame is light, considering it is constructed using steel and weighs only 32 Lbs (14.5 Kg). The bike is not overly large and when the frame is fully assembled, its length is 80cm long / 46cm wide, while the height from the floor to the handlebars is approximately 120 cm. The bike’s overall footprint is 42 x 46 cm, although it is recommended that you have two feet of clearance around both sides. The foldable frame allows you to fold her away when not in use and the transport wheels make it nice and easy to push to the side.
The Maximum Weight Capacity of the FB150 is not the greatest you’ll find at only 225 lbs (102 kg) but should be more than adequate for the majority of folks. For example, some bikes come with a weight capacity of 400lbs (181 kg).
If you take your comfort seriously as you cycle, the Xterra won’t let you down. Its seat is wide enough to suit most sizes and is very comfortable. The bike seat is 35cm at its widest point an made from a durable vinyl with a layer of padding on top for maximum comfort and support. You can adjust the seat up and down, while the post has seven adjustable positions that allow you to set the bike to the height you like best. The handlebars provide a good grip with their rubber foam, multi-grip covering. The handlebars also have pulse sensors to track your heart rate as you ride.
Resistance/ Drive Of The FB150
The manual magnetic resistance system on the FB150 incorporates a small magnetic brake that is attached to the dial at the top/front part of the frame, using a steel wire. Turning the dial either way will increase or decrease the resistance that the flywheel provides. Meaning you can easily change the intensity of your workout and add extra variety whenever you like. It’s a complete manual resistance system with eight levels of resistance, which means you can set up the bike wherever you see fit, as no power is required. Overall the pedaling motion of the Xterra fb150 folding exercise bike is nice and smooth, which in part is down to the belt drive system. Another feature is, if you decide to pedal backward, the bike will still be able to track your distance and calories burned.
The pedals have a non-slip ABS surface with a metallic core and are weighted so as they always face upwards while also featuring straps to help hold your feet securely in place.
FB150 Fitness meter
The FB150 comes with a meter/console that houses an LCD that makes it easy for you to view all the data you need to see as you progress through your training sessions and fitness levels. Data readouts are distance speed, calories burned, and pulse. The LCD provides a scan function that periodically (every few seconds) jumps through each metric allowing you to have a wider view of your readings as you cycle. You also have the option of the meter readings staying static, so if you are only interested in one aspect of your workout, such as distance, etc. Track your pulse by placing your hands over the inbuilt sensors on the handlebars of the bike. If you’re a non-techy and can’t want to get down to business, you’ll be glad to know that the battery-powered (two AA) console is nice and easy to use. It has one button which comes on when it detects movement in the flywheel of the bike.