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Slim Cycle is an exercise bike with resistance bands attached so you can pedal with your lower body and work out your arms with the bands at the same time. The cardio workout you'll get from pedaling will help you burn calories and lose weight while using the resistance bands will help tone the muscles in your arms and chest. This bike is suitable for adult men and women of virtually any height and will hold up to 300 pounds at once.

Total Cost Breakdown

The cost of Slim Cycle is $199.95 and the shipping is FREE!

Price is from the Authorized Slim Cycle retailer: BulbHead.com


How to Use (Step by Step)

  1. Fold Out Bike

    To start using this exercise bike, you'll have to fold it out to its full size. You'll be able to fold it in half again for storage when you're done working out and are ready to move it out of the way.

  2. Adjust Seat and Resistance

    Before you get on your bike, you'll need to adjust the seat to suit your height and leg length (it'll accommodate a height range starting at 4'11" and going all the way up to 6'4"). You'll also be able to choose whether you want to use the bike in an upright or recumbent position and select one of the eight resistance levels. To increase the resistance, you must turn up the dial that you'll find in front of the seat, and to decrease the resistance, you'll need to turn the dial down.

  3. Sit Down and Pedal

    After you've customized your seat height, sitting position and resistance level, you'll be ready to sit down on your bike's seat and start pedaling. Once you do so, the number of calories you've burned, the distance you've traveled and the speed you're going will show up on the large digital display screen attached to each bike.

  4. Move Resistance Bands

    While you're pedaling on your bike, you can grab onto the attached resistance bands in order to work out your arms. You'll have the choice of moving your arms out to the sides as if you're flying, or in a bicep curl motion as you hold onto one band with each hand. If you decide you just want to pedal again, simply let go of the bands slowly and allow them to retract back into their individual holes.

Features

  • Large Opening

    With this bike, there's quite a bit of space between the handlebars and the seat. That means, even if you're a fairly large person, you won't feel like you're squeezing yourself into a small space as you mount it. You'll also feel like you have enough room to comfortably get off.

  • Two Sets of Handles

    Besides the handlebars at the front, next to the digital display, each Slim Cycle bike also has an additional set of built-in handles next to the seat. You'll be able to hold onto these to help balance yourself as you get on and off your bike if you choose. If you aren't working with your resistance bands and are tired of holding your arms up in front of you, you can hold onto the lower set of handles as you pedal, too.

  • Heart Monitor

    Each of these bikes comes with a built-in heart monitor so you can monitor your heart rate as you ride, which'll help you keep it in a challenging yet safe range. However, you may need to hold your bike's handles in a certain way to activate the heart monitor, so you should consult your instructions to determine the correct position for this.

  • No Noise

    This exercise bike is silent, so you'll be able to watch television, listen to music or carry on a conversation with someone else in the room or on the phone without being disturbed by noise.

  • Wheels Attached

    You'll also notice that your Slim Cycle bike has wheels attached. Therefore, when you're done exercising and want to put it away for storage, you won't have to pick it up and carry it, unless you'll be storing it in a high place. Otherwise, you'll be able to roll it along, regardless of the type(s) of flooring you have in your home.

Positive Points

  • No Gym Required

    If you don't like going to the gym, using this bike may make you interested in exercising more often, as you'll be able to fold it out and use it right at home. You don't need electricity to operate it, so you can place it in virtually any room, provided you have enough space—or even outside if you'd like. This bike can also be transported by car, so you may choose to bring it along with you on vacation or a business trip in order to keep up with your exercise routine.

  • Comfortable Seat

    Unlike some exercise bikes that have incredibly hard seats, you'll likely find the seat on this one very comfortable to sit on. Each Slim Cycle seat has 2.5 inches of padding and a memory foam backrest that'll support your lower back as you pedal. While anyone will benefit from padding and support, this makes the Slim Cycle an ideal choice for people with lower back and/or tailbone issues.

  • Virtual Rides Included

    When you obtain one of these bikes, you'll get 10 complimentary virtual rides that you can download to your smartphone or tablet by using the designated app. During these rides, an instructor will tell you what to do, so if you're fairly new to using an exercise bike, you may find them especially helpful.

  • Promotes Healthy Weight Loss

    While you could lose the same number of pounds by taking over-the-counter diet pills or going on a fad diet, this bike promotes losing weight in a healthier manner. When you're able to burn calories by using it for as few as 10 minutes per day, you'll still be able to enjoy a wide variety of foods and watch the pounds melt off. You'll also have no need for pills that may make you thinner but not any healthier. With the Slim Cycle, you'll actually improve your overall fitness level while shrinking your waistline at the same time.

Negative Points

  • Could Induce Boredom Over Time

    If you're someone who likes to vary their exercise routine, you could become bored with just pedaling and moving your resistance bands in the same ways each day. You won't be able to stimulate yourself by looking at interesting scenery, as you would on a bike ride outdoors, either.

Warnings

  • Do Not Stand

    You might think it'd be a great challenge to stand up on this bike and pull on your resistance bands at the same time, but it hasn't been designed for standing. If you do stand up, either you, the bike or both could topple over, possibly resulting in injury to you and damage to the machine.

  • Keep Water Nearby

    Since this bike is so comfortable to ride on, you may exert yourself intensely and become quite fatigued without realizing it, so you should always keep water nearby to hydrate yourself as you pedal. The best places to keep it are on the small shelf below the digital display or on the floor, directly below one of the handlebars.

Save Money

The Slim Cycle user can save money by not having to pay for the cost of a gym membership. This two in one fitness machine at home creates a personalized gym. There is never the need to spend money on gas to go to the gym or fancy gym attire. Also, since this cycle is a two in one machine, there is no need to purchase another piece of fitness equipment to get a full body workout. This fitness machine is able to give a full body work out by using the arms, shoulders, core, and legs. For the cost of the fitness product, the user receives workout videos with instruction on how to achieve the best results. This will save on personal trainer costs as all of the instruction is included free with the product.

Save Time

The Slim Cycle saves the consumer time by having a personalized gym with a full body workout right at home. There is no time wasted to need to go to the gym and get a personal trainer or need to wait for machines or weights to become available. By having both a lower body and upper body fitness machine in the same piece of equipment, it also saves the user time from switching from one to another. This one piece of equipment can save the user time by focusing on the full body, instead of isolating one section at a time.

How it's Different from Competitors

Other fitness machines, especially bicycle only target one area - the legs. This does not produce a full body work out. Also, since the fitness machine only has one function, the machine may get boring since there is only one exercise available to the user. The Slim Cycle is different in that it can act as two pieces of exercise equipment in one. There is a multitude of workouts that can be done from what appears to only be a standard bicycle. Another difference is that the Slim Cycle is able to fold up to the size of an ironing board and is able to be stored away. This is unique to fitness bikes as many of them are bulky and cannot be folded. The competitor's products take up the room when otherwise not being used for the workout, which can clutter a room and make it unsightly.

Critical Advice

The user is encouraged to read the instruction and watch the instructional exercise videos prior to beginning the first exercises. This will ensure that the piece of equipment has been set up correctly and the user understands how to put it upright and fold it down. Also, the instructional videos provide the user safe exercises to do for their skill level. This will prevent the user from experiencing any strains or sprains from improperly using the equipment. The instructional videos assist in ensuring that the user is using the equipment that is appropriate for their level, whether beginner or expert.

Does It Really Work?

The Slim Cycle works as long as the user is committed to the workout.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Slim Cycle online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Slim Cycle online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

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Stephen Solnick - (Massapequa, NY)
Posted: 25 May 2019

Set-up

Slim Cycle arrived already assembled. How do I spread it to get started?

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Mary - (Northport, NY)
Posted: 29 Apr 2019

Love my Bike!

I love my Slim Cycle! I advise anyone getting one do it through Bed bath and beyond. We have a store 20 minutes away. They delivered it in 2 days plus and I got to use a coupon! The only thing was mine also missed a bolt but it is fine. My husband put it together in no time.

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Chaz - (Hermiston, OR)
Posted: 26 Apr 2019

Item Never Shipped

I placed an order for the Slim Cycle on 4-1-19 and on 4-23-19 I canceled my order because it was taking extremely too long to ship. I kept checking the order number and it never updated. I called them today (4-26-19) and asked how long it would take to receive the order and the guy said I canceled and I said I knew that but I wanted to see what was taking so long and if it was in stock. He said I could reorder again and use rush shipping and it would take a week That's complete BS because it took forever with that order I canceled. I thought about trying it one more time but I said no because a week will turn into weeks so I'll just order from bed bath and beyond Save yourself the headache.

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Rose M Shump - (Battle Creek, MI)
Posted: 02 Apr 2019

Screen Does not Adjust

I purchased the Slim Cycle online thru Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Delivery was quick, however, apart to adjust the seat height was missing. And I noticed that in the reclining seat position, the screen monitoring your heart rate, etc., lays flat. It is unable to read when riding the cycle in the lower position. I would return it on that fact alone.

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Yvette - (Republic, MO)
Posted: 22 Mar 2019

Computer

So on the commercial, it states the computer shows every mile you’ve gone. I went 10 miles this AM, and it reset, is it suppose to do that? I tried to see if the memory would show how many miles, and it does not show those 10 miles I rode.

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Tami
Posted: 26 Mar 2019

No, it will only keep track of the current session.

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Evelyn M Butler - (Powhatan, VA)
Posted: 10 Mar 2019

Ordered from Amazon on 3-8 and received on 3-10. Very pleased with the bike. Putting it together was easy. I recommend Amazon very highly.

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Jackie - (Riverside, CA)
Posted: 04 Mar 2019

Purchased From Bed Bath & Beyond

I saw the bike in Bed Bath and Beyond and purchased. I had to return the first one because of a problem with the noise it was making, it's supposed to be quiet. Bed Bath and Beyond exchanged with no problem. The second bike works fine. I've tried several times but haven't been able to access the app for the 10 free videos. I think it's a good price with store discount.

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Philip Floyd - (Goose Creek, SC)
Posted: 28 Feb 2019

I love it! I am using mine twice a day. I feel much better now! It’s easy to on and off. I watch TV and I’m not bored at all. I’m up to an hour a day. I’ll give it a five stars rating.

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Karen - (Wood River, IL)
Posted: 24 Feb 2019

Slim Cycle

The reviews for ordering online were bad so I got mine at bed bath and beyond. Took me some time by my self to get it together but not bad at all. Missing one screw and the waistband. Called the company they said to go back to where I bought it. Sure they wanted me to take the bike apart bring it back for a new one. The did give me the screw but not the waistband. The company needs to get people to do their job. This box was not opened. I wonder how many more have had the same problem. Shame on them.

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Dan Drewry - (Vestal, NY)
Posted: 16 Feb 2019

Good Product - Bad Customer Service

It arrived as scheduled. It was very easy to assemble - the directions are extremely detailed. One feature of the control panel didn't work so I called the number on the instructions. They answered with some other company name and didn't seem to know what I was talking about. I found another number and they gave me another number. When I got that number they at least knew what I wanted and they said they would send me another control. When it didn't arrive after a few weeks I called again. This person said she would send me another one. After a few weeks called again and told the unit was out of warranty. I spoke to a supervisor and explained all the delays, and said he would send me one. It actually did arrive, but the faulty feature doesn't work on this one either. (You can't set a time and have it signal when the time is up - I can live without this.) Otherwise, it's OK.

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Susan C Robinson - (Airmont, NY)
Posted: 13 Feb 2019

Double Charges

Ordered in January paid 39.99 this month Feb they charged 39.99 and a day later 53.99 they lied about 5 payments of 39.99 when I called to question why was told supervisor will call and still haven't heard anything from them Slim Cycle lies.

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Dawn oneill - (Atlantic City, NJ)
Posted: 03 Feb 2019

Almost Bought

Should I buy this with TV offer. Should I try Amazon?

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Martha Ellis - (Monroe, LA)
Posted: 17 Jan 2019

Unprofessional! Scam

Ordered the spin cycle 5 days ago. Called to check the status of the order since I wasn't able to pull anything up online. There wasn't any info over the phone as well. Because they put the order in my adult daughter's name who doesn't have anything to do with any part of the ordering process. They also held 2 pending payments on my bank account- when there was only suppose to be 1. When I asked "how is this possible that my order is under my daughter's name". The cust. Svc rep. Who could barely speak English said it may have been a human error. You think?.I asked to speak with a supervisor. To no avail. I then told him to cancel the order and release my funds back to my acct. Smh. If it sounds too good to be true. More than likely it is. Save yourselves the time and headaches. Chances are they're going to screw you in some way. So unprofessional. Wish I had read the reviews prior to all of this crap. I'll just continue exercising the usual way.

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Joanne - (Secaucus, NJ)
Posted: 07 Jan 2019

Slim Cycle

This bike is a dream come true. Lightweight, slim and so easy to use. I'm so happy I got it. I do rows with the hand straps. I give this a 10!!

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Luz Hernandez - (Hallandale Beach, FL)
Posted: 22 Dec 2018

Very Irresponsable Company

I bought the bicycle for my mom who live in Maryland and I live in Massachusetts they by mistake took the address from my credit card and sent it to me. I called and asked to pick up the bicycle and delivery to my mom she said no like this, customer service said that they cannot do that and I have to stay with the bicycle. The other customer service told me to call a company and pay the shipping and send it to my mom. Incredible they make a mistake and they want me to pay for that. Very irresponsible, horrible customer service. I will never buy from them again.

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Lynne Yager - (Allentown, NJ)
Posted: 18 Nov 2018

Delivery

How long is delivery time?

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Greg - (Phoenix, AZ)
Posted: 05 Nov 2018

Delivery?

Will it be delivered?

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glenn
Posted: 14 Feb 2019

Can this product be shipped to the U.S.Virgin Islands.

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Fay Golden
Posted: 23 Feb 2019

I think it will if you buy from Amazon. Check it out to confirm though.

Donna Owen - (Ashdown, AR)
Posted: 18 May 2018

My Order got Canceled

Ayer waiting several weeks for mine to be delivered, I called them only to be told that The Trade Commission canceled my order because the company was taking too long to fill the orders.

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Rise
Posted: 06 Jan 2019

Sounds like bullshit to me

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B Polynice - (Huntingburg, IN)
Posted: 27 Apr 2018

I placed an order for the Slim Cycle on 2/4/18 online. Here we are today 4/26/18 and my order was cancelled without my knowledge after more than two months of waiting! The Slim Cycle is a scam and the answering service is unprofessional ! What a scam !

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Foxtildabay
Posted: 22 Sep 2018

Thxs was just about to order.

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Dr Wayne Kotter
Posted: 29 Dec 2018

Thx. I was about to order, also....Interesting what a little doubt will do...

norma dagen - (Paris, IL)
Posted: 31 Mar 2018

Questions

Will this be delivered to the apartment and to the room it is to be used? Does this come fully assembled? Is there free shipping should u decide to return it?

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