OVICX Q200 Indoor Cycling Bike
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The OVICX Q200 is one of the indoor cycling bikes released in 2020. Although it’s not a commercial-grade bike, it’s definitely close to the construction of at least a light-commercial model. It also has a rather different and distinctive design from other spin bikes but does offer the necessary training conditions for any spin workout.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 40.6L x 22.4W x 51.6H inches (103L x 57W x 113H cm)
- Assembled weight: 82 lbs (37 kg)
- Supported weight: 265 lbs (120 kg)
- Flywheel weight: 35 lbs (15.8)
- Seat: 4-way adjustable
- Drive system: Belt
- Resistance: Manual magnetic
- Fitness monitor: Time, speed, distance, total distance, calories, pulse, scan, goals, recovery
- Extras: Device holder
As we’ve mentioned above, the OCIVX Q200 indoor cycling bike features a different construction than your average spin bike. First of all, it has a K-type frame with the flywheel integrated at the front. This type of construction places the bike’s center of gravity quite low and around its central area, which leads to superior stability.
The bike is made of oval steel tubing for improved sturdiness and aesthetics. All the steel parts are double-coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish. The color used is black, this being the only color available for the Q200 model. Also, the drivetrain and the flywheel are completely covered by two large guards made of durable thermoplastic material.
The OVICX Q200 indoor cycling trainer is not an extremely large fitness machine. With all the parts assembled, it is approx. 40.6″ (103 cm) long, and 22.4″ (57 cm) wide. Also, its maximum height, with the handlebar fully extended, reaches approx. 51.6″ (113 cm) above floor level. It is recommended, though, to leave at least two feet of clearance all around the bike, for ease of access.
Like most other spin bikes, the Q200 is fairly heavy. Its net weight is approx. 82 lbs (37 kg). Therefore, the transport of the packaged unit should be done by two persons. However, once the bike is assembled, it can easily be moved by only one person as its front stabilizer integrates transport wheels. Also, both base stabilizers feature adjustable levelers.
Seat and handlebars
The OVICX Q200 indoor cycling bike features a four-way adjustable seat (up, down, front, back). Its upright post has 12 adjustment positions, while its horizontal slider makes available 7 adjustment positions. The inseam range provided by the seat is approx. 7.5″ (19 cm). Therefore, the bike should be able to accommodate users between 5’0″ and 6’4″ (153 – 193 cm). The bike is also rated for a maximum user weight limit of 265 lbs (120 kg).
The included saddle combines faux leather and high-density foam in its top cover. It is slightly larger than the average slim race seat. It has a large cutout in the center for improved breathability. Also, its base features a standard collar attachment system. Therefore, in case you will ever need to replace it, compatible options are widely available.
The bike is equipped with a large, multi-grip handlebar. It allows a standard riding grip, a climbing grip, an off-road grip, a pedestrian riding grip, and a close grip. It is fully covered by a layer of high-density foam material to provide superior comfort and a secure grip. Also, its side grips integrate metallic pulse sensors while the included performance monitor can track your pulse.
As opposed to the seat, the bike’s handlebar is only two-way adjustable (up, down). It offers 8 adjustment positions. However, even though it lacks the horizontal adjustment slider, the handlebar post is oblique. Therefore, if locked in a higher position, the handlebar will also be further forward to accommodate a taller user more comfortably.
Resistance and drive
The OVICX Q200 indoor cycling bike is equipped with a manual magnetic resistance system. This being said, you don’t need an adapter or an external power source for it. However, this also means that the bike cannot adjust the resistance automatically and does not have pre-set workout programs.
The bike’s resistance system consists of a magnetic brake connected to the tension knob on top of the main tube of the frame. By turning the knob clockwise, the brake moves closer to the flywheel which increases the pedaling difficulty. Evidently, one of the main advantages of this magnetic resistance system is that the brake does not come in contact with the flywheel, so the brake pad does not wear out as it is the case for a friction brake. Also, the pedaling motion is very smooth and quiet.
The bike’s resistance system doesn’t have pre-determined levels. This being said, you will have to turn the knob until you get the desired pedaling resistance. As a general idea, with the magnetic brake at the closest point to the flywheel, the resistance is similar to a hill climb. The tension knob has the emergency brake function as well. You can press it down to immediately stop the flywheel from spinning.
The bike is equipped with a fairly heavy flywheel. It weighs 35 lbs (15.8 kg) and is perimeter-weighted for improved inertia. It is fully covered by the thick plastic covers for extra safety. It is also bi-directional but coasting on the bike is not possible. When you pedal in reverse, you will get the same amount of resistance as when you pedal forward, depending on the selected tension level.
Since it’s a bike designed for spinning workouts, the OVICX Q200 is equipped with a heavy-duty crankset featuring solid steel crank arms and metallic alloy pedals. This being said, they should be able to support standing up pedaling with no problem as long as the user doesn’t exceed the specified 265 lbs (120 kg) weight limit. Both the pedals and the crank arms are painted black. The pedals don’t have SPD elements for spin shoes but they do have toe cages. Also, their threads are standard 9/16 so if you will ever want to replace them, compatible options are widely available.
Like most other spin bikes equipped with a magnetic resistance system, the OVICX bike is equipped with a belt drive system. It integrates a poly-v belt which is concealed by the large thermoplastic guards. This belt drive comes with a series of advantages. First of all, you don’t need to lubricate it. Second of all, it delivers a very smooth pedaling motion as it generates less vibration than a chain. And finally, it contributes to the quietness of the ride.
The OVICX Q200 indoor cycle is equipped with a performance monitor that offers a few more features than a basic model. To begin with, it has an LCD display divided into 6 sub-sections in order to show up to 6 workout metrics at once. It tracks time, distance, speed, calories, and pulse. It is not telemetric, though. This means that it can only read your pulse if you hold on to the sensors integrated into the handlebars. It cannot read pulse from a wireless device like a heart rate chest strap or armband.
The monitor unit features four buttons. These are Set, Mode, Reset, and Recovery. The Set button offers the possibility to select goals for time, distance, and calories burned. If you select a workout goal for any of these, the monitor will count down from the selected value until it reaches zero. The Mode button allows you to change between workout metrics on some of the windows. The Reset button clears all the values on the monitor to zero. And finally, the Recovery button covers the unit’s pulse recovery function. By running this application while holding the pulse sensors with a tight grip, the monitor unit will determine the time your heart takes to return to a normal BPM after the workout, and based on the result, it will rate your fitness level between F1 – Excellent, and F6 – Poor.
The monitor unit is battery-powered. It starts up when you begin pedaling or when you press one of the buttons. It also automatically turns off if it does not detect any activity on the bike for more than a few minutes.
Assembly and Maintenance
As is the case for most spin bikes, the body of the OVICX Q200 bike comes pre-assembled. You only have to attach the two base stabilizers, the seat, the handlebars, the pedals, and the performance monitor. This shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes of your time. All the necessary tools are included, and the manual provides pretty clear step-by-step assembly instructions.
Once the bike is assembled, you don’t have to worry too much about maintenance. All you need to do is keep the frame clean and periodically check for loose bolts and parts.
- Sturdy construction – can support users up to 265 lbs;
- Aesthetic design;
- Low center of gravity for improved stability;
- Base bars with adjustable levelers;
- Transport wheels integrated into the front base;
- 4-way adjustable seat;
- Multi-grip handlebar with device holder;
- Frictionless and ultra-quiet magnetic resistance;
- Perimeter-weighted, heavy (35 lbs) flywheel for a consistent momentum and a smooth pedaling motion;
- The flywheel is completely covered for improved safety;
- Heavy-duty crankset, able to support any user up to the maximum listed weight, in upright pedaling position;
- Durable, metallic pedals with toe cages for extra thrust;
- Performance monitor included – it tracks time, speed, distance, calories, and pulse;
- Goal settings for time, distance, and calories;
- Pulse recovery function;
- Easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required.
- No bottle holder;
- No backlight on the performance monitor.
The OVICX Q200 is an indoor cycling bike made for home use. It is equipped with a manual magnetic resistance system, a 35 lbs flywheel, and a performance monitor that tracks the most important workout metrics. It offers superior micro-adjustability and has a pretty sturdy construction with a weight capacity of 265 lbs. It’s a bike designed for spin workouts, high-intensity cardio training, intervals, stamina development, muscle toning, and weight loss.