Leikefitness 600C Upright Exercise Bike
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The Leikefitness 600C is technically an upright bike but does have a backrest for its seat, so it can be considered semi-recumbent. It’s in the same range of features as the TechFit B380, but offers 14 levels of resistance, and does not have the seat front-to-back adjustment slider. Needless to say, it’s an affordable exercise bike made for home use.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 45.2L x 23.6W x 55H inches (115L x 60W x 140H cm)
- Assembled weight: 53 lbs (24 kg)
- Weight capacity: 330 lbs (150 kg)
- Seat: 2-way adjustable
- Resistance: Manual magnetic, 14 levels
- Console: Time, speed, distance, total distance, calories, and pulse
- Extras: Tablet holder
- Warranty: 1 year limited
Although the Leikefitness 600C exercise bike has a pretty light construction (it weighs only 53 lbs / 24 kg), it offers a pretty impressive weight capacity; it is rated for users up to 330 lbs (150 kg). Its frame is made of steel tubing, coated with a corrosion-resistant powder finish. The color used is gray, while the ABS covers of the drive and resistance elements also include a few red panels for improved aesthetics.
The bike doesn’t have a folding frame as the pooboo X1 for example, but it’s not extremely large. It is approx. 45″ (115 cm) long, and 23.6″ (60 cm) wide. It is recommended, though, to allow at least two feet of space all around it for ease of access. Also, its highest point is given by the handlebars; they reach approx. 55″ (140 cm) above floor level.
Due to its lightweight, the bike can be carried and assembled by only one person. Once it is assembled, it can be relocated even easier as its front base integrates two small wheels. Also, its rear base stabilizers feature two polygonal hard plastic caps; these can be rotated and serve as levelers so you can perfectly stabilize the bike on any type of floor.
Seat and handlebars
The Leikefitness 600C is equipped with a fairly large seat. Its exact dimensions are not specified, but as a general idea, it is approx. 12″ (30 cm) wide, and provides plenty of contact surface. Its top is made of durable polyurethane material and is contoured for added comfort.
The backrest is similar to various other semi-recumbent bikes, such as the XTERRA FB350, for example. It is attached to a durable, steel-made bracket. It is not as large as the backrests of full-recumbent bikes but does have a thick layer of foam padding. Thus, it delivers excellent lumbar support, and can also fold forward if needed, to provide better storage possibilities.
The seat is two-way adjustable (up, down). Its post offers 7 adjustment positions. Therefore, the bike can accommodate users between 4’11” and 6’2″ (150 – 188 cm). It’s also durable enough to support users up to 330 lbs (150 kg). It’s important to mention, though, that the backrest does not adjust independently from the rest of the seat. It does not have a reclining mechanism nor you can adjust its height. Its backbone connects to the seat post by two screws so it can easily be removed if necessary.
This Leikefitness exercise bike is equipped with a pretty standard handlebar. It features long side grips that integrate pulse sensors. The included exercise meter can also track your pulse. Its grips are fully covered by a layer of rubber foam material to provide superior comfort.
The bike’s handlebar is non-adjustable. Its upright post is a simple, curved bar without any adjustment notches. The handlebar attaches to it via two screws so its angle cannot be adjusted as for other upright bikes, such as the Circuit Fitness AMZ-594U, for example.
Drive and resistance
Like most other upright or recumbent bikes in this price range, the Leikefitness 600C has a manual magnetic resistance system. However, it’s a plus that it offers 14 levels of resistance, while most other models only offer 8 levels. The 14th level of resistance is pretty decent; it simulates a hill climb and gives you the possibility to build strength and stamina. Conversely, the first level of resistance delivers very little pedaling difficulty which is great for recovery training.
The bike’s resistance system consists of an internal magnetic brake which is connected to the tension knob on the bike’s front upright bar through a steel wire. By turning the knob left or right, the brake changes its position in relation to the flywheel, increasing or decreasing the pedaling load.
Since the resistance system is mechanical, the bike doesn’t require an external power source or an adapter. But on the other hand, it cannot adjust the resistance automatically, nor it has preset workout programs like the exercise bikes with an eddy current resistance system.
Considering the size and overall weight of the bike, its flywheel is not extremely heavy. Its exact weight is not specified, but as a general idea, it probably doesn’t weigh more than 15 lbs (6.8 kg). It is bi-directional; therefore, it allows reverse pedaling.
The bike is equipped with a belt drive system. It integrates a poly-v belt resistant to stretching. As opposed to a chain drive, the belt doesn’t require periodic lubrication. It also delivers a smoother and quieter pedaling motion than a chain drive.
The Leikefitness 600C exercise bike is equipped with a 3-piece crankset. Although it has steel crank arms, it is not recommended to stand up on the pedals, as this may lead to internal component damage. The pedals are made of durable ABS material. They integrate counterweights so they always turn face-up if you remove your feet from them. They are also equipped with adjustable straps.
Although the bike includes a fairly large console, it’s basically just a fitness meter. It doesn’t have workout programs. Its LCD display only shows the main workout metrics, including time, distance, total distance, calories burned, speed, and pulse. For the pulse reading function, it is important to mention that the console can only track it if you hold on to the sensors integrated into the side grips of the handlebar. It is not telemetric and cannot track your pulse from a wireless transmitter or smartwatch.
The console features three buttons. These are Mode, Set, and Reset. The Mode button allows you to scroll through the workout metrics and select the one you want to view on the display. You can also select the Scan Mode if you want all the metrics to rotate.
The Set button gives you the possibility to select workout targets for time, distance, and calories burned. By selecting a workout target, the console will show the remaining value of the selected target until it reaches zero. And finally, the Reset button allows you to clear all the values on the console to zero.
The console unit requires two AAA batteries as its power source; these are included. It stars up if you press the Mode button or when you begin pedaling. It also has a sleep mode function; it automatically shuts off to save battery after a few minutes of inactivity on the bike.
Last but not least, the console integrates a tablet holder. This accessory consists of a small shelf protruding from the bottom section of the unit. It is large enough to accommodate any tablet. It is important to mention, though, that the console doesn’t have any USB or docking ports for your tablet.
Assembly and Maintenance
The base body of the bike with all the drive and resistance elements comes pre-assembled. However, the rest of the parts do require user assembly. You will have to attach the two base bars, the seat post, the seat, the backrest, the front upright bar, the handlebar, the console, and the pedals. This may take an hour of your time, but it’s far from being a difficult task. All the tools are included and the manual provides pretty clear assembly instructions.
Once the unit is assembled, maintenance doesn’t require much. Basically, you only have to check for loose bolts and parts from time to time. The internal parts should not require any lubrication or maintenance for a long period of time.
- Sturdy frame – can support users up to 330 lbs (150 kg);
- Adjustable stabilizers on the rear base;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- Multi-grip handlebar with pulse sensors;
- 7 adjustment positions for the seat;
- Foam-cushioned backrest;
- Balanced flywheel for a steady pedaling motion;
- Quiet belt drive;
- Zero friction magnetic resistance;
- 14 resistance settings;
- Weighted pedals with adjustable straps;
- Exercise meter included – it can track time, distance, total distance, speed, calories, pulse, and goals;
- Tablet holder included;
- Little maintenance required;
- Easy to assemble.
- No bottle holder;
- The seat is only two-way adjustable;
- No backlight on the exercise meter.
The Leikefitness 600C is a semi-recumbent exercise bike made for home use. It is equipped with a manual magnetic resistance system offering 14 tension levels. It has a pretty decent weight capacity (330 lbs) for a home use bike. It also includes a console that tracks time, distance, calories, speed, and pulse. It’s also an affordable exercise bike, currently available for less than $150.