ECHANFIT CBK1902 Indoor Cycling Bike
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The ECHANFIT CBK1902 is an indoor cycling bike made for home use. It shares many similarities with the CBK1901 model that we’ve already reviewed, but lacks the exercise meter, and has a simpler frame construction. But nonetheless, it comes with the same flywheel and the same magnetic resistance system.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 47.4L x 21.6W x 48.5H inches (120L x 55W x 123H cm)
- Assembled weight: 91.56 lbs (41.5 kg)
- Flywheel weight: 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
- Weight capacity: 297 lbs (135 kg)
- Seat: 4-way adjustable
- Drive: Belt
- Resistance: Manual magnetic
- Fitness meter: Not included
- Extras: Bottle holder, tablet holder
- Warranty: 2 years limited
The ECHANFIT CBK1902 indoor cycle features a frame made of rectangular steel tubing, similar to the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B1001. It’s a standard triangular frame made for extra sturdiness so that the bike can support spin workouts. All the steel parts in its construction are coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish; the color used for the main frame is light gray, while the seat and handlebar posts are painted black. The flywheel is chrome-plated with ABS side panels.
Like most other spin bikes, the ECHANFIT CBK1902 isn’t a large fitness machine. It is only 47.4″ (120 cm) long, and 21.6″ (55 cm) wide. It is recommended, though, to allow at least two feet of clearance all around it for ease of access.
The fully assembled bike is fairly heavy. It weighs approx. 91 lbs (41.5 kg). Therefore, the boxed unit should be carried by two persons. However, the assembly can be done by only one person. It’s important to mention that all this weight considerably improves the unit’s overall stability. Plus, both its base bars are equipped with adjustable levelers.
Once the bike is assembled, it can be relocated by only one person as well. Its front base features large, rubberized transport wheels which facilitate its relocation.
Seat and handlebars
The ECHANFIT CBK1902 is equipped with a standard seat. Even though it’s a bike made for spin workouts, the included saddle is a bit wider than the slim race saddles; thus, it provides more contact surface and implicitly more comfort.
The top of the saddle is made of soft polyurethane material. It has a central groove for improved breathability. It also has a standard (collar-based) connection system to its post. Therefore, if you will ever want to replace it, you should be able to find a compatible seat in just about every bike shop.
The bike’s seat offers four-way adjustability (up, down, front, back). Its upright post features several adjustment positions, while its horizontal slider adds a few more front-to-back inches of adjustment. Therefore, the bike can accommodate users between 5’1″ and 6’5″ (155 – 196 cm). Taller users can also use this bike but they may not benefit from a complete leg extension. Also, the seat is designed to support users up to 297 lbs (135 kg) which is not bad for a cycle made for home use.
The ECHANFIT CBK1902 features a multi-grip handlebar. Although it doesn’t have drop-down grips like the Cyclace bike, it does have two long aero grips and two close grips. The aero grips are connected by a tablet holder. This accessory is designed to support any tablet or smartphone.
The bike doesn’t have an exercise meter; therefore, its side grips do not integrate pulse sensors. The whole handlebar assembly is coated by a layer of PU material in order to provide a more comfortable and secure grip.
The ECHANFIT CBK1902 indoor cycling bike is equipped with a manual magnetic resistance system. This means it doesn’t require a power source. Also, it doesn’t have a console, so it cannot control the resistance adjustment automatically.
The bike’s resistance system consists of a 5-magnet brake attached to the tension knob on top of the main bar of the frame. By turning this knob clockwise, the brake moves closer to the flywheel resulting in an increased pedaling difficulty.
As opposed to other exercise bikes with a manual magnetic resistance system, the ECHANFIT bike doesn’t have pre-determined tension levels on the knob. But given the distance of its axis, there are about 10 distinct tension difficulties.
The bike’s tension system also has an emergency brake function. The tension knob integrates a steel spring which allows you to press it all the way down to stop the flywheel if needed. This is actually necessary because the flywheel is fairly heavy, and the pedals continue to spin for as long as the flywheel is spinning.
One of the most important elements of the bike’s drive system is its flywheel. The ECHANFIT CBK1902 is equipped with a 30 lbs (13.6 kg). It’s a bit lighter than the average standard weight which is 40 lbs (18 kg). But nonetheless, it has a perimeter-weighted structure which adds a consistent momentum to the ride. It definitely provides the inertia and the riding feel of any other spin bike.
The bike’s flywheel is bi-directional. In other words, you can pedal in reverse, if you want. However, you cannot coast on the bike, so when pedaling in reverse, you will benefit from the same pedaling difficulty as when pedaling forward. Also, as we’ve mentioned above, the pedals continue to spin for as long as the flywheel is spinning. Therefore, if you want to change the way you pedal, it is recommended to use the emergency brake function to stop it first.
Like most other exercise bikes equipped with a magnetic resistance system, this ECHANFIT bike has a belt drive system. This type of drivetrain comes with a few advantages. First of all, it promotes a smoother ride as it generates less vibration than a chain. The pedaling motion is also quieter. Plus, you don’t have to worry about its lubrication.
The bike features a durable crankset with metallic pedals. Evidently, since it’s a bike made for spin workouts, its pedals should support standing up workouts as long as the user doesn’t weigh more than 297 lbs (135 kg). The pedals don’t have clips for spin shoes but they do have adjustable toe cages in case you need to secure your feet in place. Also, their threads are standard (9/16″), so replacements for them are widely available.
Last but not least, the bike’s exact Q-Factor (spacing between the pedals) is not specified. However, it’s pretty narrow (under 190 mm). Therefore, your feet positioning on the pedals is natural, without any extra lateral stress on the ankles.
Assembly and Maintenance
The bike’s main body comes pre-assembled. The flywheel, the brake system, the crankset, and the belt are already attached to the frame as well. Therefore, you only have to attach the two base bars, the seat post, the seat, the handlebar post, the handlebar, the pedals, and the bottle holder. This shouldn’t take more than 30-40 minutes. All the necessary tools are included, and the manual provides excellent assembly instructions.
Once the bike is fully assembled, maintenance doesn’t require much. As we’ve mentioned above, its belt doesn’t require lubrication. Basically, you only have to remove the dust and the sweat drops from it at the end of the workout, and periodically check for loose bolts and parts.
- Sturdy construction – can support users up to 297 lbs;
- Adjustable stabilizers on both bases;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- 4-way adjustable seat;
- Multi-grip handlebar with close grips and long aero grips;
- Silent belt drive;
- Bi-directional, perimeter-weighted flywheel;
- Frictionless magnetic resistance;
- Durable metallic pedals with toe cages;
- Tablet holder included;
- Bottle holder included;
- Easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required.
- No exercise meter;
- No pulse reading function.
The ECHANFIT CBK1902 is a pretty standard indoor cycling bike made for home use. It’s designed to support any spin workouts, it features a fairly heavy (30 lbs) flywheel, and has a quiet belt drive system. It also offers enough seat adjustment range for users up to 6’5″ (196 cm). It’s a great trainer for intense cardio workouts, muscle toning, stamina and strength development, and weight loss.