The DKN AM-E exercise bike will have a review here. And this is entirely based on customer feedback plus some given statistics. I have put in all of the legwork so you do not have to do it at all. Some of the information contained within this post is gleaned from real life user experiences. So, in other words you will most definitely be able to come to a decision. That being whether you wish to purchase this particular model or not as the case maybe.
Who Is It For?
It is well documented that this exercise bike is not really for the experienced bike rider but more for the beginner and intermediate users fitness levels as no doubt if you are a very experienced bike rider then your level of fitness will most probably already be high. It is considered to be a very low impact exercise/piece of apparatus for those of use with hip, back and neck issues.
I guess the point I am attempting to make is if you are a regular rider then this kit will not be for you, but if like most people you are practically just starting out or have a little experience then you NEED a piece of apparatus JUST LIKE THIS ONE.
Features Of The DKN AM-E Exercise Bike
1 – The resistance is set to 32 levels computer controlled and not manual.
2 – 15 programmes, 12 preset, user, watt and target
3 – Pules monitor with an optional chest strap (wireless receiver.) Otherwise grip system for the pulse
4 – Product weight 76 lbs (34.5 kg)
5 – Maximum user weight is 308 lbs (140 Kg)
7 – Computer console displays calories burned, distance, time, speed, RPM, recovery, pulse and watts
8 – An 8 kg flywheel
9 – Computer console is a striking blue LCD display
Size Of The Bike
- Size: Length 34.2″, Width 20.5″, Height 53.1″ – ” = Inches
1 – This bike (dependant of course where it is ordered from) arrives very promptly indeed, usually within 2 – 5 days
2 – Although some customers have commented on the difficulty of assembly for the large part they say it is straight forward
3 – It shuts down automatically after a few minutes of activity so forgetting causes no harm
4 – The transitional phase between switching the many levels of resistance is very smooth
5 – Most people said ” It is fantastic value for money”
6 – The exercise bike itself is very sturdy and has a great build quality
1 – The maximum weight is not all that heavy for the obese person
2 – There is no drinks holder/Water bottle carrier on the machine
Other than these two I could not discover any more.
It would appear to all intense and purposes from all that I have read that this bike really is a great buy. The cons really are neither here nor there as the weight limit will still cater for the largest majority of users and the cup/Bottle holder issue can easily be remedied by having a drink placed either on the ground nearby or located on a nearby piece of furniture so I really would not let these two minor issues deter you from buying what is otherwise an amazing exercise bike.
The fact that is is suitable for beginners and intermediate levels of a person’s fitness will I should think, be very appealing to the masses as it is unfortunate but there are few of us that can truly say we are fit.
The auto shutdown function on the exercise bike is also very good as it is very easy to forget a little thing like turning the apparatus off especially after a gruelling workout as it would be the furthest thing from our mind, but with this, there really is no need to worry. Very good.
It is also a relief to read that when switching between its many levels of resistance it is smooth as there surely is nothing worse that it clunking, banging and clanking during the process. This would only serve to remind you that the product you are on it is a cheap one.
So if you are in need of a piece of apparatus that will improve your overall fitness level then you really do not need to look any further than this amazing piece of machinery right here. If you are worried about faults with the kit or it breaking down on you then here is something that will put your mind at rest. Yes, the warranty.
It comes with a very long two year guarantee and if you think how often it will have been used in that time period and all of the wear and tear it will have undergone, then, if nothing has gone wrong with it I guess you could proverbially say it has “passed the test” and it will very unlikely fail on you in the future.
So To Sum Things Up
If you need this item to/for –
- The purpose of getting fit and healthy
- You need It to be a cheap price.
- You are expecting value in exchange for your money.
- Want the piece of mind that should an error occur with it you’re covered.
- Want to have access to all your performance data.
- If you want to improve your overall health and fitness levels then this bike will do it.
Then it must be said that this just so happens to be the ideal exercise bike for you.
Priced around £220 you really cannot ask for more.
**WARNING** CONTINUED USE WILL RESULT IN CONSIDERABLE WEIGHT LOSS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is the exercise bike going to disturb my neighbours when it is used vigorously?
No, it is not going to disturb your neighbours. It is a very good quality bike, very quiet and you will not wake anyone in the next room let alone your neighbours.
Is the exercise bike easy to assemble?
Despite a few select customers having problems the answer to your question is YES the bike is pretty straight forward to assemble when the instructions are followed.
Does the bike come with a heart rate monitor?
No, the bike does not come with a heart rate monitor, but, it does have a hand grip pulse monitor which is equally as effective.
Is This bike any good for beginners or novices to cycling?
Oh yes sure, It is excellent for beginners.
Is there a good height variation that the bike has?
Yes, the bike caters for the short to the tall.
Does the bike run off mains power or are the console and pulse monitor battery operated?
No, it is not battery operated it is mains electric powered which saves you the aggravation of finding/buying batteries.
Are the handlebars adjustable?
Yes, the handlebars are adjustable as they move up and down as well as forward and backwards.
Is the seat adjustable?
Yes, the seat is adjustable and caters for a wide height range too.
In the user weight profile, how is the weight displayed, is it in kilograms or pounds?
It is displayed in Kilograms.
To change from using the bike manually to using one of its programs settings do I need to switch the bike off?
No, you do not need to switch the exercise bike off to change to your desired setting. The bike just does not allow you to do it whilst you are still in the peddling motion.
Overall mark 9.5/10