Concept 2 BikeErg

Concept 2 BikeErg
Concept 2 BikeErg
Concept 2 BikeErg
Concept 2 BikeErg
Concept 2 BikeErg
Concept 2 BikeErg
Concept 2 BikeErg
Concept 2 BikeErg
Concept 2 BikeErg
5/5

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5 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
Based on 8 Ratings

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Priced in the low $1,000s
  • Uses air resistance via an adjustable damper
  • High-performing PM5 monitor 
  • Highly adjustable 
  • Chain-free belt system that decreases need for maintenance
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Concept2 BikeErg Review 2022: The Non-Traditional, But Excellent Air Bike

Concept2 BikeErg Review 2022: The Non-Traditional, But Excellent Air Bike

Can a company known for its rowers make a good exercise bike? Our Concept2 BikeErg review will let you know our thoughts. Read the full review.

Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • The Concept 2 BikeErg is as durable an air bike as you'll find. After putting it through brutal workouts over two years, it still performs like it's new.
  • The monitor that's used is the same as what's used on Concept 2's Model D Rower and SkiErg, the almighty PM5 performance monitor. It's the best monitor available on any conditioning piece we've tested.
  • The seat, handlebars, and pedals are all interchangeable with standard bicycle parts.
  • Similar to their rower, the front of the BikeErg has a damper that is used to adjust airflow to the flywheel which changes the difficulty.
  • The frame of the bike uses a black powder coat with anodized aluminum posts that blends in well with Concept 2's other machines.
  • Instead of chains, the bike uses self-tensioning polygroove belts that provide a quite experience without a lot of maintenances (we've yet to do anything to ours.)
  • The BikeErg is extremely light at only 58LB when compared to other air bikes making it easy to move around, yet stable thanks to it's wide legs.
  • Nearly every part of the bike is adjustable from the handlebars to the seat post.
What needs improvement ...
  • Many people have complained about the seat not having forward and back travel. One user had this to say about the problem, "The lack of angle adjustment on the saddle is still a problem, I'm working on a custom fix."
  • The seat on the BikeErg is known to not be very comfortable for users although we've never experienced much discomfort. One user had this to say, "The huge downside for myself (and everyone is unique) is the saddle hits all the wrong pressure points on my posterior."
  • The height of the seat post has been known to not go low enough for some users. One user said that, "It is a very good stationary bike. However I have the seat in the lowest position and just barely get the proper bend in my leg when I bike. (And I am not that short.)"

Product Summary

The Concept 2 BikeErg is an air bike popular in CrossFit gyms and among people who really want to feel the burn in their legs.  It uses air resistance generated by a fanned flywheel.  How much effort or power you put into pedaling affects how much resistance there is. The harder you pedal, the more resistance you will feel. For example, riding up a challenging hill.   The lighter you pedal the less resistance creating a smoother, easy ride.   

Like the Concept 2 Rower, the BikeErg has damper settings that can be changed to adjust the resistance you would want on the bike.  

The PM5 performance monitor allows you to see your pace, watts, rpm and calories in real time.  The PM5 Performance Monitor is Bluetooth-compatible, allowing you to connect to Concept2 ErgData app or hook up a wireless heart rate belt. The monitor is generated by the flywheel as soon as you start pedaling, however it still requires two D-cell batteries.  

The Concept2 BikeErg is lightweight and easy to assemble making it easily portable.  The seat and handlebars are adjustable to fit any person. For the bike enthusiast, you have the option to  attach your own bike seat, handlebars, or even pedals.

Specs

Made In USA

No

Color

Black

Product Weight

58 LB

Length

48"

Width

24"

Steel Notes

Welded aluminum frame, steel feet, black powder coat frame, gray anodized posts.

Foot Print

48" x 24"

Drive System

Belt Drive

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    Summary

    After using the Concept 2 BikeErg over the course of two years in a variety of workouts from sprints to long-distance bikes, we highly recommend it to anyone wanting an air bike. Although we like air bikes with arms, we actually prefer the BikeErg and have found it to be great for general fitness as well as simply blowing up the quads. The BikeErg is a Concept 2 product; we think that speaks for itself.