Whether you have limited space in your home for all of your exercise equipment, or need something portable, the BCAN Folding Exercise Bike is a good solution. With the ability to fold up so that you can store it in a closet or corner of your room, without sacrificing any of the functionality of a standard exercise bike, I’ve found that this particular model meets the needs of many fitness aficionados. In order to reach this conclusion, I’ve examined many of its features and pros and cons. Will it work for you? Read on to find out.
Features of BCAN Folding Exercise Bike
Let’s start with the features.
One of the highlights of the BCAN folding exercise bike is its many features. The bike comes with an attached screen that receives information from the handlebars and pedals, determining your heart rate, speed, and other things. Using this information, you can easily track your workout without the need for another device, like a watch. Plus, since the bike tracks your distance and overall speed, you can watch your workout times improve as you continue to ride.
Foldable and Ergonomic
The bike’s curved frame and foldable nature make it simple to store in a closet or a corner of a room. Its frame is ergonomically designed, ensuring that users are in for a comfortable workout, yet a workout nonetheless. The tension can be adjusted using the built-in tension control system, which makes it easier or tougher on your body, depending on your level of fitness and the desired amount of exercise that you wish to obtain.
Weight and Height Support
Designed for people who weigh up to 330 pounds, the bike works for many different users. Even at a light, portable weight, the frame is quite sturdy. The height of the seat and the length of the pedals can be adjusted for taller or shorter users. It’s constructed to work for those between the heights of 4’8″ and 6’2″. On top of this, the bike has an ergonomic seat, as well as a seatback, allowing users to recline comfortably while pedaling. This makes it very useful for people with back issues who can’t support their own weight while riding. Plus, the pedals have loops at the top to keep your feet safe and secure while you exercise. You don’t have to worry about your feet slipping out mid-ride and accidentally kicking the frame, throwing off your momentum.
Since this exercise bike uses a magnetic tension system, instead of a traditional chain, in order to operate the pedals, it’s extremely quiet. This makes it great for apartment dwellers or those who enjoy working out in the early morning without waking up their roommates or loved ones. On top of this, the bike comes with several transport wheels that fold into the bottom section of the frame. These make it easy to move the bike into your favorite storage location after your workout. Simply fold the bike, engage the wheels, and push it into place. They even work if you need to move the bike from one room to another.
What Do Users Say
A good option for beginners, the BCAN Folding Exercise Bike is very easy to set up and use. Although some assembly is required, instructions are provided. Most users stated that it took them around an hour to get the bike up and running and that all of the hardware and required pieces were included. Note that some users reported that they had issues with the pedals staying on mid-workout, so make sure to securely adhere them to the bike before use.
Although the bike is designed to be folded up and put away, out of sight, without having to do any deconstruction, a few users reported that they need to remove a few screws and take part of the bike apart in order to completely fold it up. With that said, this seems to be limited to their experience, as most users have no issues with this particular feature.
The large-sized screen is easy to read, and the settings, from heart rate to speed and distance, are clearly visible. Users are able to see just how much of a workout they’re receiving and can adjust the tension as necessary when things seem to be too easy. The seat height and pedal length are adjustable as well, allowing people of varying heights to workout in relative comfort. Plus, the included seatback provides plenty of back support for those who need it.
Despite the bike’s slim profile and foldability, it’s easy to get on and off of, thanks to its arc frame design. The curved front piece, which has the handles and screen attached, combined with the seat supports, provide plenty of space for workout fanatics of all shapes and size. Also, the unique arced frame makes the bike more compact when it’s folded. That, combined with its lightweight and included wheels, turns it into a handy piece of exercise equipment.
Pros and Cons
Now it’s time to summarize everything from above into pros and cons.
Our rating: 4.2 / 5
Overall, the BCAN Folding Exercise Bike is useful for people who want a piece of exercise equipment that they can put away and store out of sight. The included screen, complete with heart rate, speed, and mile tracking make it a great way to get a complete workout, especially since you can adjust the tension on the pedals. Thanks to the magnetic assembly, the bike is very quiet when in use. This, combined with its foldable nature, make it great for those who lack a dedicated workout room and have to share space with others.
If you are looking for a more advanced upright bike, check out Exerwork 2000i.