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HARISON X6 Indoor Cycling Bike

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HARISON X6

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L:47"
W:20"
H:44"
280 lbs32 lbsFrictionTime,
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Pulse,
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The HARISON X6 is one of the indoor cycling bikes released in 2020. It’s an exercise bike made for home use featuring a construction and design quite different from the HARISON B1850 that we’ve already covered here. However, it comes with the same type of fitness monitor.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 47L x 20W x 44H inches (119L x 51W x 112H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 68 lbs (31 kg)
  • Flywheel weight: 32 lbs (14.5 kg)
  • Supported weight: 280 lbs (127 kg)
  • Seat: 4-way adjustable
  • Drive system: Belt
  • Resistance: Friction, felt pad
  • Fitness monitor: Time, speed, distance, total distance, calories, pulse, scan
  • Extras: Device holder, bottle holder
  • Warranty: 1 year limited

Frame construction

The HARISON X6 indoor cycle features a triangular frame combining rectangular and oval steel tubes in its construction for improved sturdiness and aesthetics. All the steel parts are double-coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish. The main color used is black, this being the only color available for this model, at least for the moment. The only exception is the flywheel which has a chrome finish and plastic side covers. The belt guard is also made of durable thermoplastic material.

The bike is slightly larger compared with other models, so in terms of size, it can be compared with at least a light-commercial model. It is approx. 47″ (119 cm) long, and 20″ (51 cm) wide. It is recommended, though, to leave a clearance of at least two feet all around it, for safe usage and ease of access.

The bike is also fairly heavy. Its net weight is 68 lbs (31 kg), so its transport may not be too easy for only one person. However, once it is assembled, it can easily be moved by only one person as its front base stabilizer features transport wheels.

The bike’s frame also integrates a small step-up bar. This is the horizontal tube at the base of the seat tube. Not only that it can serve for easier mounting, but it can also be used for stepping up and down from the frame as is required by certain spin workouts.

Seat and handlebars

The HARISON X6 indoor cycle includes a saddle made for superior comfort. Its inner shell is made of durable, yet flexible nylon material. Its top cover is made of faux leather which is easy to maintain. It is also contoured with a groove in the middle for improved breathability. Plus, it has two suspension springs at the rear which allows it to adapt better to your movement during seated workouts.

The seat is four-way adjustable (up, down, front, back). Its upright post offers multiple adjustment positions, while its horizontal slider allows several extra inches of front-to-back adjustment. Thus, the bike should be able to accommodate users between 4’11” and 6’4″ (150 – 193 cm). It is also rated for a maximum user weight limit of 280 lbs (127 kg).

The bike is equipped with a multi-grip handlebar. It offers the possibility to adopt a standard grip, a racing grip, and a climbing grip. It also has two small aero bars in the middle to which you can either attach the included device holder, or use for an aero grip.

The side grips of the handlebar feature PVC foam sleeves for improved contact. They also integrate pulse sensors and the included monitor can track your pulse. It is only two-way adjustable, though (up, down); it does not have a horizontal slider like the seat.

Drive system

The HARISON X6 indoor cycle is equipped with a fairly heavy flywheel. It weighs 32 lbs (14.5 kg) and is perimeter-weighted for improved inertia. It delivers a consistent momentum and a steady pedaling motion which is great for spinning workouts.

The bike’s flywheel is bi-directional. In other words, you can pedal in reverse if you want; when pedaling in reverse, the resistance remains constant depending on the amount of friction delivered by the brake pad. Coasting is not possible on this bike.

The bike is equipped with a heavy-duty 3-piece crankset featuring steel arms with a black paint finish. The pedals are also metallic and painted. They have toe cages but do not has SPD clips for spin shoes. Their threads are standard (9/16), though, so compatible replacements are widely available.

The HARISON X6 features a belt drive system. It uses a heavy-duty poly-v belt highly resistant to abrasion and stretching. As a general idea, a belt transmission comes with several advantages. For example, you won’t ever have to lubricate it, it generates less vibration than a chain drive, and the pedaling motion is very smooth and quiet.

Resistance system

The HARISON X6 exercise bike is equipped with a standard manual friction resistance system. This being said, you don’t need a power adapter for it, and you don’t have to connect it to a power source to be able to adjust the resistance. But on the other hand, the bike cannot adjust the resistance automatically.

The resistance system consists of a felt or leather pad attached underneath the main oblique tube of the bike and connected to the bike’s tension knob. When you turn the knob clockwise, the brake pad applies more friction to the flywheel which increases the pedaling load.

Like most other spin bikes with a manual friction adjustment system, the X6 does not have pre-determined tension levels. Thus, you simply turn the knob until you get the desired pedaling difficulty. As a general idea, you can basically tighten the brake up to the point you can barely pedal.

Last but not least, the bike’s tension knob also has an emergency brake function. You can press it down to instantly stop the flywheel from spinning. This is actually necessary especially if you’ve been pedaling at a high speed, to prevent any injuries.

Fitness monitor

The fitness monitor included with the HARISON X6 bike is a pretty basic model. It features an LCD display and tracks time, speed, distance, total distance, calories, and pulse. Speed and distance are shown in imperial units (you cannot set to metric). Also, for the pulse reading function, you will have to use the integrated sensors. Needless to say, the unit is not telemetric, so it cannot read your pulse through a chest belt transmitter.

The monitor unit does not have any preset programs or online connectivity. It only has one button and it’s pretty easy to use. By pressing the button repeatedly, you can scroll through the metrics and select the one that you want to view. It also has a Scan function; so, when the Scan function is selected, the meter rotates all the values showing each one for several seconds. Also, by pressing and holding the button for a few seconds, you can clear all the metrics to zero.

The monitor unit is battery-powered. It requires an AA battery as its power source. It starts up when you press its button or when you begin pedaling. It also turns off automatically to save battery life if it does not detect any pedal movement for more than 4 minutes.

Assembly and Maintenance

The bike’s frame with the flywheel, brake, crankset, and drivetrain, comes pre-assembled. You only need to attach the seat, the handlebars, the two base bars, the pedals, the device holder, and the fitness monitor. This shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes of your time. The manual provides clear assembly instructions and all the necessary tools are included.

For maintenance, it is recommended to keep the bike clean and wipe any perspiration droplets that may fall onto the frame at the end of the workout. The brake pad may require lubrication for a smoother flywheel motion. The drivetrain does not require lubrication.

The Pros

  • Durable frame – can support users up to 280 lbs;
  • Adjustable stabilizers;
  • Transport wheels on the front base;
  • Step-up bar above the crank;
  • 4-way adjustable seat;
  • 2-way adjustable handlebar;
  • Multi-grip handlebar with aero bars;
  • Pulse sensors integrated into the handlebar;
  • Smooth and silent belt drive;
  • Inertia-enhanced flywheel;
  • Friction resistance for a wide range of tension levels;
  • Exercise meter included – it can track time, distance, total distance, speed, calories, and pulse;
  • Tablet holder included;
  • Bottle holder included;
  • Easy to assemble;
  • Assembly tools are included;
  • Little maintenance required.

The Cons

  • No backlight on the fitness meter;
  • The pulse and calorie readings are not too accurate.

Summary

The HARISON X6 is an indoor cycling bike made for home use. It is equipped with a 32 lb flywheel, a friction resistance system, and a high-comfort saddle with excellent micro-adjustability. It also included a basic fitness monitor that tracks time, distance, total distance, calories, pulse, and speed. It’s a bike designed to support any spin workout, great for high-intensity cardio workouts, muscle toning, stamina and strength development, and weight loss.

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