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Ativafit IC-702 Indoor Cycling Bike

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Ativafit IC-702

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L:39"
W:19"
H:48"
275 lbs35 lbs
Friction,
Felt-pad
Time,
Speed,
Distance,
Calories,
Odometer,
Scan,
Goals

The Ativafit IC-702 is one of the indoor cycling bikes released in 2020. In terms of features, it can be compared with the Wonder Maxi WSP6908H or the Yosuda L-001A. It’s a bike made for home use but does offer a fairly decent construction and weight capacity. Plus, it comes with a cushioned seat and includes a performance monitor.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 39L x 19W x 48H inches (99L x 48W x 122H cm)
  • Shipping weight: 84.6 lbs (38.3 kg)
  • Flywheel weight: 35 lbs (15.8 kg)
  • Weight capacity: 275 lbs (125 kg)
  • Seat: 4-way adjustable
  • Drive: Belt
  • Resistance: Friction
  • Performance monitor: Time, speed, distance, odometer, calories, scan, goals
  • Extras: Bottle holder, device holder
  • Warranty: 1 year limited

Frame construction

The Ativafit IC-702 indoor cycling bike features a heavy-duty steel frame which is pretty close to the construction of at least a light-commercial spin bike. It is made of thick, ovalized steel tubing double-coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish. The color used is black for the frame, gray for the handlebar, and seat posts, while the flywheel is chrome plated. The bike also integrates several ABS plastic parts, but these are mostly covers or for a cosmetic purpose. Among them, we can count the brake pad cover, the drivetrain cover, and the flywheel side covers.

The bike’s frame features a standard triangular shape for improved sturdiness, with slightly curved fork bars that improve its overall aesthetics. It’s also important to mention that the frame integrates a step-up bar, a feature that many spin bikes don’t have. This is the small bar at the base of the seat tube. Not only that it can serve as mounting support, it also allows you to perform leg stretches and perform multiple spin workouts that require repeated mounting and dismounting or stepping up and down from the frame.

Similar to many other spin bikes, the Ativafit IC-702 is a fairly small fitness machine. With all the parts assembled, it is approx. 39″ (99 cm) long, and 19″ (48 cm) wide. However, it is recommended to leave at least two feet of clearance on each side of the bike, and at least one foot of clearance at the front and rear for ease of access. These being said, the bike does not take a lot of space and should fit pretty well even into a small room or apartment.

The fully assembled bike is not as heavy as a commercial-grade spin bike but does weigh approx. 80 lbs (36 kg). This weight considerably improves its overall stability. Plus, both its base stabilizing bars are equipped with adjustable levelers while its front base features transport wheels for easy relocation.

Seat and handlebars

The Ativafit IC-702 indoor cycling trainer comes with a saddle similar to the one included with the ECHANFIT CBK1901. It is a saddle designed for maximum comfort, considerably larger than the average spin or rage seat, and integrates a thick layer of foam cushioning. Its top is made of durable, double-stitched faux leather. It has a median cutout for improved breathability. It also integrates a set of springs in its rear section which allow it to adapt to your movement as you pedal.

Another important aspect with regards to the bike’s saddle is its connection system. This saddle has a standard collar attachment system which can be quite a plus if you will ever want or need to replace it. Most bike shops should have at least one or two saddle models that are compatible with this Ativafit exercise bike.

The bike’s seat is four-way adjustable (up, down, front, back). Its upright post has multiple adjustment positions offering an adjustment span of approx. 7.4″ (18.7 cm), from 30.3″ above floor level, to 37.7″ (76.9 – 95.7 cm). Its horizontal slider also adds several extra inches of front to back adjustment. This being said, the bike should accommodate users between 5’0″ and 6’5″ (153 – 196 cm) with no problem. Also, the bike is rated for a maximum user weight capacity of 275 lbs (125 kg).

The Ativafit IC-702 exercise bike is equipped with a pretty standard, multi-grip handlebar. It makes available a climbing grip, a standard grip, and a racing grip. Plus, it has a small loop bar in the middle which permits a close grip. The performance monitor also attaches to this small bar.

As opposed to the seat, the bike’s handlebar is only two-way adjustable (up, down). It offers an adjustment span of approx. 4″ (10 cm). It is fully covered by a layer of high-density foam for an improved grip. However, it is not equipped with pulse sensors and the included performance monitor cannot track pulse.

Drive and resistance

The Ativafit IC-702 indoor cycling bike is equipped with a 35-lb (15.8 kg) flywheel. It’s not as heavy as the flywheels of commercial bikes which most weigh over 40 lbs, but nonetheless, it has a perimeter-weighted construction that is designed to improve inertia. This being said, the flywheel provides a very consistent momentum great for spin workouts.

The bike’s flywheel is bi-directional, so you can pedal in reverse if you want. But as a general idea, coasting or free-wheeling is not possible on the bike. When pedaling in reverse, you will get the same pedaling difficulty as when pedaling forward.

The bike is equipped with a standard friction resistance system with manual action. This means you don’t need an adapter or an external power source for it. But on the other hand, the bike cannot automatically adjust the resistance, and the included exercise meter does not have workout programs.

The bike’s resistance system consists of wool felt brake attached to the frame above the flywheel and connected to the tension dial on top of the main frame tube. When you turn the dial, the brake pad applies more or less friction to the flywheel which increases or decreases the pedaling difficulty.

The bike’s tension dial does not have pre-determined resistance settings (or clicks) like magnetic bikes. You simply tighten the pad on the flywheel until you get the desired pedaling difficulty. The tension dial also has the function of an emergency brake; you can press it down to instantly stop the flywheel from spinning.

This Ativafit exercise bike is equipped with a belt drive system. It integrates a heavy-duty poly-v belt, therefore, you don’t have to worry about its lubrication. Also, the belt delivers a very smooth pedaling motion as it generates less vibration than a chain drivetrain.

As we’ve mentioned above, the Ativafit IC-702 exercise bike is made for spin workouts. It is equipped with a durable 3-piece crankset and metallic pedals. Thus, as long as you don’t exceed the specified 275 lbs (125 kg) weight capacity, you should be able to pedal while standing up with no problem.

The included pedals do not have SPD elements for spin shoes but they do have adjustable toe cages in case you need to secure your feet in place. They also have standard 9/16 threads so replacements for them are widely available.

Performance monitor

The performance monitor included with the Ativafit IC-702 bike offers a bit more than the average basic meter. First of all, it features a large LCD display that tracks time, distance, total distance, speed, and calories burned. It does not have an RPM function and cannot track pulse, though. But on the other hand, it offers the possibility to create goals for your workout.

The monitor unit is very easy to use. It features three buttons; these are Mode, Set, and Reset. The Mode button allows you to scroll through the workout metrics and select the one that you want to view. In a similar way, you can select its Scan Mode which rotates all the workout metrics, showing each one for a few seconds. The Set button allows you to select a workout goal for time, distance, or calories. If a goal is selected, the unit will countdown from the selected value until it reaches zero. And finally, the Reset button clears all the values on the monitor to zero, except the odometer.

The performance monitor is battery-powered. It requires two AAA batteries which are not included. It starts up when you begin pedaling or when you press the Mode button. It also turns off automatically after approx. 4 minutes of inactivity on the bike.

Last but not least, the performance monitor unit integrates a small device holder. Therefore, you can place your phone or a small tablet on it. However, it does not have any connection ports for your device.

Assembly and Maintenance

Most of the bike comes pre-assembled, but several parts do require user assembly. You will have to attach the two base stabilizers, the seat post, the seat, the handlebar post, the handlebar, the performance monitor, the pedals, and several small covers. The task is pretty simple, though, and shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes of your time. Also, all the necessary tools for the assembly are included.

For maintenance, the bike’s brake pad may need lubrication and replacement after it completely wears out. Other than this, you only need to keep the bike clean and periodically check for loose bolts and parts.

The Pros

  • Sturdy construction – can support users up to 275 lbs;
  • Small footprint;
  • Adjustable levelers on both base bars;
  • Transport wheels on the front base bar;
  • Four-way adjustable seat;
  • High-comfort saddle with thick foam cushioning and a center cropping for improved breathability;
  • Multi-grip handlebar;
  • Solid crankset, can support just about any spin workout;
  • Perimeter-weighted (35-lb) flywheel for improved inertia;
  • Metallic pedals with toe cages and standard threads;
  • Quiet belt drive;
  • Standard friction resistance;
  • Performance monitor included – it tracks time, distance, total distance, speed, and calories burned;
  • Goal setting function for time, distance, and calories;
  • Device holder included;
  • Bottle holder included;
  • Little maintenance required;
  • Easy to assemble;
  • All the assembly tools are included.

The Cons

  • No pulse reading function;
  • Batteries for the performance monitor are not included.

Summary

The Ativafit IC-702 is an indoor cycling bike made for home use. It features a heavy-duty steel frame designed for spin workouts. It is equipped with a perimeter-weighted (35-lb) flywheel, a friction resistance system, a 4-way adjustable high-comfort seat, and a performance monitor that tracks the most important workout metrics. It’s an excellent bike for high-intensity cardio workouts, muscle toning, stamina and strength development, interval training, and weight loss. It’s a considerably more affordable alternative to a commercial spin bike and offers great quality for the price.

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