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Body Rider BRF750 Upright Fan Bike

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Body Rider BRF750

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L:45"
W:23"
H:48"
250 lbsAir &
strap
Speed,
Time,
Distance,
Calories,
SCAN
Frame: 1 year
Parts: 90 days

The Body Rider BRF750 is one of the fan exercise bikes released by Body Flex Sports in 2019. In terms of features, it can be compared with the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B2618 but several tubes in its construction have a different design. It’s a stationary bike made for home use, one of the most affordable air bikes available at the moment.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 45L x 23W x 48H inches (114L x 58W x 122H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 52.9 lbs (24 kg)
  • Supported weight: 250 lbs (113.3 kg)
  • Resistance system: Air & adjustable strap
  • Drive system: Chain
  • Fitness monitor: Time, distance, speed, calories, scan
  • Warranty: 1 years frame / 90 days parts

Frame construction

The Body Rider BRF750 upright fan bike features a body similar to the Body Rider BR1830 elliptical machine. Its frame is made of steel tubing. The base frame consists of rectangular tubes, while the rest of the tubes in the bike’s construction are cylindrical. All the metallic bars are coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish; the color used is light gray, this being the only color available for this bike. Of course, the covers of the drive system and the fan are made of durable thermoplastic material.

The Body Rider BRF750 is not a large fitness machine. With all the parts assembled, it is approx. 45″ (114 cm) long, and 23″ (58 cm) wide, while the moving arms reach approx. 48″ (112 cm) above floor level. It is recommended, though, to leave a bit of clearance all around the bike for ease of access.

This air resistance bike is not too heavy. It weighs approx. 52.9 lbs (24 kg). Therefore, it can be carried and assembled by only one person. Plus, the caps of the front stabilizer rotate and can be used as wheels if you need to move the bike.

Seat and handlebars

The Body Rider BRF750 is equipped with a four-way adjustable seat. Its upright post has 6 adjustment positions while its horizontal slider allows several extra inches of front to back adjustment. Therefore, the bike should be able to accommodate users up to 6’1″ (185 cm). It is also durable enough to support users up to 250 lbs (113 kg).

The included saddle is pretty much a standard bike saddle. Its shell is made of a hard plastic material, covered with a layer of high-density foam with a vinyl sheet for extra protection on top. It also has a bit of contouring for extra breathability. It is not a seat built for super comfort, but its comfort can always be increased with a gel bike seat cover.

The bike doesn’t have stationary handlebars, only the moving ones which are connected to the pedal bars, similar to the moving arms of an elliptical trainer. This being said, the bike’s handlebars cannot remain stationary as long as you pedal. They have a curved design with short, simple grips. They do not integrate pulse sensors or any other types of controls.

Drive and resistance

The Body Rider BRF750 is an air resistance exercise bike. This being said, the main resistance generator is the large flywheel visible at the front of the bike, also referred to as a “fan”. This flywheel doesn’t exactly have the same design or construction of a regular fan but does generate air resistance when it spins.

Like any other air resistance fitness machine, the BRF750 does offer a dynamic resistance response. This means that the faster you pedal and move the arms, the faster the flywheel will spin, and the more air resistance it will generate. Therefore, you can always start your workout slowly, and progressively increase the pedaling rhythm for extra resistance and a more consistent workout.

Although the fan itself provides a variable resistance that depends on how fast you pedal, the bike also has an additional resistance adjustment element. There is a heavy-duty nylon strap passed over the outer edge of the flywheel and attached to the tension knob at the front of the bike. Thus, by using this knob, you can tighten or loosen the strap to increase or decrease the overall resistance.

The bike is equipped with a chain drive system. This type of transmission comes with several advantages. First of all, since it’s metallic, it can last a lifetime. Second of all, it’s pretty much a standard bike chain, so in case it catches rust or by some reason it breaks, you should be able to find a replacement in any bike shop. However, just like any other bike chain, it requires periodic lubrication.

The bike’s crankset, although pretty durable, it is not made for standing up on the pedals. Its arms are short and cylindrical, similar to the ones on a regular upright bike, and not long and thick as the ones on spin bikes. The pedals are made of a heavy-duty thermoplastic material. They have adjustable straps in case you may need to secure your feet on them. They are also weighted, to always turn face-up if you remove your feet from them.

Fitness monitor

The fitness monitor unit included with the Body Rider BRF750 air resistance bike is pretty basic. It features an LCD display that tracks time, distance, speed, and calories burned. Speed and distance are indicated in English units (MPH and miles); there is no option for changing them to metric units. Also, the monitor unit does not have a pulse reading function. So, in case you want to monitor your heart rate during exercising, you will have to use a separate device.

The bike’s fitness monitor is very easy to use. It only has one button. By pressing the button repeatedly, you can scroll through the workout metrics and select the one you want to view. In a similar way, you can select the Scan Mode which automatically rotates all the metrics showing each one for a few seconds.

Needless to say, the fitness monitor does not have goal functions, progress tracking, or workout programs. It is battery-powered. It requires two AA batteries. It starts up when you begin pedaling or when you press the button. It also automatically turns off after four minutes of inactivity on the bike.

Assembly and Maintenance

The main body of the bike comes pre-assembled. You only have to add the two base stabilizers, the pedal bars, the pedals, the two moving arms, the seat, and the fitness monitor. This shouldn’t take more than an hour of your time. The task is fairly simple and the manual provides all the necessary instructions. Also, all the tools required for the assembly are included with the box.

Once the bike is assembled, maintenance doesn’t require much. All you have to do is keep the bike clean and periodically inspect it to make sure that every part still functions properly. The chain should be lubricated, but since this is an indoor exercise bike, it’s less likely for the chain to catch rust or lock links, so lubrication may not be required for a long period of time.

The Pros

  • Fairly sturdy frame – can support users up to 250 lbs;
  • Transport wheels on the front base;
  • Adjustable levelers on the rear stabilizer;
  • Mobile handlebars for arm workouts;
  • 4-way adjustable seat;
  • Air resistance system, great for interval workouts;
  • Nylon strap resistance adjustment system;
  • Heavy-duty chain drive;
  • Fitness monitor included – it can track time, distance, speed, and calories burned;
  • Little maintenance required;
  • Fairly quiet operation;
  • Easy to assemble;
  • All the assembly tools are included.

The Cons

  • No backlight on the fitness meter;
  • No pulse reading function;
  • No bottle holder;
  • No footrests.

Summary

The Body Rider BRF750 is an air resistance exercise bike made for home use. It is equipped with a four-way adjustable seat, a large flywheel with a nylon band resistance adjustment system, and a basic fitness monitor. It’s a fairly decent upright bike for light to high-intensity workouts, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss. It’s also one of the most affordable air resistance bikes available at the moment.

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