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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Price we paid in December 2016. This does not include delivery. For some models, delivery was up to $200.
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To score performance we recruited the expert opinion of Dr Lee K Wallace, high level triathlete and sport and exercise science lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney. He looked at the bikes’ build quality and sturdiness, seat comfort, smoothness of action and the ease of resistance adjustment and program levels.
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Ease of use score
Our expert Antonio Bonacruz assessed which bikes were easiest to assemble, adjust and program. He also adapted several clauses of the exercise cycle safety requirements standard (AS 4092-1993) and checked for the guarding of moving parts and sharp edges, as well as user instructions.
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Boxed weight in kg as stated. In the case of the Horizon Paros, this is the stated unboxed weight.
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Maximum capacity (kg)
The maximum recommended capacity as shown in the instruction manual. In some cases we saw minor differences on the bicycle label and on the manufacturer's website, so you may want to double-check this figure with the manufacturer.
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A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Performance score
- Ease of use score
- Number of seat height positions
- Seat rotation (heading)
- Mobile device holder
- Good points
- Bad points
- Multiple user profiles
- Weight (kg)
- Maximum capacity (kg)
- Means of resistance (braking system)
- User programmed routines
- Resistance control
- Pre-programmed routines
- Audio input connection
- USB connection
- Wi-fi and app
- Seat height increment (cm)
- Maximum seat height from floor (cm)
- Minimum seat height from floor (cm)
- Seat tilt (levelling)
- Maximum distance to handlebar when seat is lowest (cm)
- Minimum distance to handlebar when seat is lowest (cm)
- Adjustable pedal strap length
- Castors or wheels
- Drink holder
- Tools for assembly
- Power supply
- Cardio mode
- Watts mode
- Recovery mode
- Body fat % mode
- BMI mode