If you’re looking to dive into the world of indoor cycling, the Ativafit Folding Magnetic Exercise Bike is an affordable choice ideal for beginners in small spaces. Its compact footprint measures approximately 26 inches long by 16 inches wide by 48 inches high, and the X-type frame design makes it easy to fold and store.
This bike is available in three purchase options differentiated by seat choice; a standard but roomy seat, a large seat, and a padded lower back and large seat. There’s a maximum user weight of 265 pounds so the design is not suited for everyone.
Ativafit’s Indoor Cycling Magnetic Bike features an easy-to-read digital monitor that displays distance, speed, time, and heart rate. The heart rate readings on pulse sensors such as the ones seen on this bike are notoriously inaccurate. So, if you have your own heart rate monitor, you will want to use that to more accurately track your fitness metrics.
The bike is smooth and quiet offering a range of eight adjustable magnetic resistance levels to vary exercise intensity. The seat is also adjustable from 26 to 32 inches.
The bike is equipped with a tablet bracket so it’s convenient to watch TV when you’re cycling, but it would be nice to have seen some onboard program options, too. However, given the price, it makes sense that it doesn’t have any.
The Ativafit Folding Magnetic Exercise Bike is best suited for beginners and those who prefer to design their own workout rather than follow one that’s pre-programmed.