Compact upright bikes have become a very competitive category. Especially when you look at the entry level models. It used to be that in order to get any non basic features, you had to invest quite a bit of money. That is no longer the case. Fitness Reality 210 is all the proof you could need. Because of its impressive versatility, this bike is easily one of the most competitive upright bikes you will find on the market right now. Lets give it a closer look and see exactly what it has to offer.
With compact upright bikes, it is all about the frame. This category of bikes relies on compact but robust frames which offer plenty of support without taking too much space. Fitness Reality 210 checks all the right boxes in this category. We thick, quality tubing all around, flywheel housing sitting very low on the frame, and even adjustable leveling knobs in the back. In terms of stability and support, this thing is rock solid. Seat is adjustable by height and comes with a decent amount of padding. The shape of the seat can be described as classic, meaning that it works well but might cause some fatigue after prolonged use. One cool thing about this and many other compact bikes such as this one, is the fact that they are light. Fitness reality upped the ante by including a set of wheels on the front bar, making it even easier to move around. Generally speaking, this is a perfect bike for smaller apartments and places where storage is necessary.
What is really surprising about Fitness Reality 210 is the fact that it comes with a decent amount of features. This is especially true when you compare it to its direct competition. To start things off, we have 24 levels of resistance available. Now, you have probably noticed a lack of magnetic tension knob. That is because Fitness Reality 210 is computer controlled. Finding a digital upright bike in this price range was definitely not something we have expected. The control module, although basic in nature comes with 21 workout presets and 3 goal settings. Heart rate monitoring, distance, calories, speed and so on are also available. Display itself is fairly basic but functional enough where you can see all of the relevant stats when you need to. Overall, Fitness Reality 210 has proven to pack a lot of heat for such a basic model. Last but not least, we have a built in media shelf which introduces the element of entertainment to the whole deal.
While it is still very much a basic upright bike, Fitness Reality 210 introduces the type of features many new users are looking for. It isn’t as complex as most bikes which are computer controlled, but has a very similar functionality. The fact that it is so compact and light makes it even more competitive compared to the rest of its direct competitors. If you are just starting out or thinking of switching to upright bikes, this model might be something that would interest you. Being so affordable means it’s a low commitment investment, but one that definitely pays out.