Kettler Exercise Bike Reviews – Compilation Overview

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If you are considering buying a Kettler Exercise Bike in the coming days, then please make sure to check out this brief review which will cover 5 models under the Kettler brand so at least you have more than 1 option when it comes to making a final decision. Under this Kettler Exercise Bike review, we will outline all the capabilities that each of them has to offer and also the pros and cons associated to each. A comparison table against other brands in the industry is also outlined at the end of this page which is worth taking a look at also.

Please note that price guides are provided throughout this review but please make sure to view the price checkers provided throughout this review as prices can change from week to week or month to month depending on what promotions are being carried out locally. So, without any further delay, let’s get started with this review…

Exercise Bike Review Overview:

Brand:Kettler Exercise Bikes
Models:5 Separate Models (comparison table at the end)
Price Levels:Approx £330 to £660 (at the time of this review)
Reliable Suppliers:Sports Direct / Amazon
Warranty:3 years (Conditions apply)
Orders Online:Yes, Orders accepted online (small delivery fee of approx. £5.00 applies in some cases)
Deliveries:Location dependant, tends to be 1 to 5 working days

Kettler Exercise Bike Review – Overview of 5 Models

1, The Kettler Cycle Speed 5 Exercise Bike

Quick Overview:

  • First up under this review is the Kettler Cycle Speed 5 Exercise Bike which includes the handy bottle holder and also the pedals that utilise racing clips and also the SPD system built in.
  • The flywheel weight comes in at 18kg which operates at a very low noise level and includes the unique brake-shoe system built in which allows an emergency braking capability. There are the rollers included also that allow easy movement around your home and the overall weight comes in at 52kg.
  • The saddle can be adjusted horizontally and vertically which is perfect to find your ideal work out position and the handle bars are also adjustable in the same way. Please note that the maximum user weight allowance is a lot bigger than many others coming in at 150kg.
  • There are more than enough resistance levels to choose from and the price range when last seen at the time of this review was around £600 which of course should be double checked below.

Pros:

  • Sleek, professional looking design which is solid, sturdy and feels as good as any bike in a gym
  • Includes the brake shoe system for emergency braking and infinite resistance levels
  • Transport wheels allows easy movement and the 3 year warranty
  • Delivery tends to be very reliable

Cons:

  • Price range tends to be out of reach for too many people
  • High level of disposable income is required to fund it
  • Heavier weight so you need to be careful not to ache any of your joints or your back when moving it.
  • No LCD display screen to monitor your workouts and no MP3 connection – no way of tracking your workout which is important for the serious athlete or trainer.

 

 

2, The Kettler Ergometer E1 Exercise Bike

Quick Overview:

  • The second model under review is the Kettler Ergometer E1 Exercise Bike which thankfully includes the backlit console LCD screen to monitor your workouts and the keyboard is sweat resistance for added protection. The handle bars can be changed or adjusted as needed and includes the priority strap pedals.
  • There is the attractive liquid crystal LCD display which is really easy to read, the seat can be adjusted both vertically and horizontally and there is a knob that can be turned for the display for better control and vision as you work out.
  • Please note also that this model offers the integrated Polar compatible pulse receiver and the chest strap is optional to use if desired. It has the transport rollers, a 6kg flywheel weight and can manage a heavier weight than many other brands coming in at 150kg.
  • There is also the target zone training for fat levels, fitness and manual operations, the recovery pulse with fitness rating and also has a price in the region of £600 which can also be checked below if you are interested in taking a quick look.

Pros:

  • Includes the LCD computer (unlike the Cycle Speed 5 above)
  • LCD liquid crystal display for easy reading and low noise levels – smooth ride overall
  • Superior user weight allowance than many other brands.
  • Can be set up on uneven terrain

Cons:

  • Again, this price tag is higher than one would expect – other models with similar capabilities are available at lower price levels.
  • Saddle takes time to get accustomed to it but works well with practice.

 

 

3, The Kettler Ergometer E5 Exercise Bike

Quick Overview:

  • Next up is the Kettler Ergometer E5 Exercise Bike which is a step up again from the E1 version and the price region tends to only a small bit higher and is certainly one that you should consider also as it has the 4 person memory which is perfect for larger type families that enjoy regular training.
  • You can also determine your own fitness levels using the IPN fitness test and both the handlebars and saddle seat are adjustable. It also includes the easy to read backlit LCD screen to keep track of your ongoing training and includes a wide range of resistance tension levels to choose from.
  • Please note that the seat can be adjusted both vertically and horizontally and tends to come in at a slightly higher price level than the 2 options above and can be checked further below if you are interested in taking a quick look. The maximum user weight allowance is also quite strong coming in at 150kg.

Pros:

  • IPN fitness test to determine fitness levels
  • Can handle a heavier weight than the X3 by 20kg more
  • Smooth sleek design and provides overall a very enjoyable ride
  • Easy to use Console and more than resistance levels than most would need.

Cons:

  • Once more, the price tag is out of reach for too many people
  • Saddle again is not too bad but takes time to get used to it.

 

4, The Kettler P Exercise Black Cycle

Quick Overview:

  • The 4th model under this review is the Kettler P Exercise Black bike which costs a lot less than the first 3 models above so take a closer look here if lower prices are the things that motivates you the most. This model provides you with a saddle that can be adjusted both horizontally and vertically and has the castors built in for easy transportation around your home.
  • One good thing also is that there are levellers included on the rear end to accommodate uneven surfaces or terrain so you get a perfect balance as you work, there are 12 programmes to choose from and it has the electronically controlled magnetic resistance with 16 levels to work through depending on how hard you want to train.
  • The maximum user weight allowance that applies here is 130kg or 20 and half stone and of course you have the confidence before you buy as it includes the 3 year warranty. There are 7 functions available in the LCD console screen and has the fitness recovery test and the flywheel weight of 9kg.
  • To keep track of your training, it provides you with speed, distances, energy, calories, times. The overall weight here is approx. 41kg and the price is considerably lower and was seen in the £300 to £350 at the time of this review which of course can be checked again below.

Pros:

  • Levellers included for uneven terrain and is TUV tested & GS approved
  • Much lower price point than the first 3 options above – a lot more affordable for the average home
  • 16 tension levels and 12 programmes available – with fun exercise sessions
  • 3 year warranty available and seat adjustability both vertically and horizontally
  • Alarm included to inform you if you have exceeded your target pulse rate.
  • Provides user memory for 4 different users

Cons:

  • Lower user weight capability of 20kg (when compared to the first 3 models above)
  • No MP3 connection and no built in speakers
  • No bottle holder to keep you saturated

 

 

5, The Kettler Cycle R Recumbent Bike

Quick Overview:

  • Last on this list for this review is the Kettler R Cycle Recumbent Bike which has the balance handlebars either side to keep you safely in place as you train. The weight of this particular model comes in at 54kg and has 16 tension levels of resistance available to work through.
  • There are pulse sensors provided on the hand grips and polar receiver with the chest strap being used as optional on your behalf. This will ensure the continuous monitoring of your heart rate over the training duration.
  • In addition, there are 8 programmes included to choose from which include a recovery pulse test and HRC and there is the easy to use and read LCD screen display to keep track of all the parameters one would expect. The flywheel weight for this model is 9kg and the maximum user weight allowance comes in at 130kg.
  • The seat can also be adjusted horizontally to suit your leg length, it has the 3 year warranty as standard and the price bracket when last seen was valued anywhere between £650 to £700 which of course can be double checked below

Pros:

  • 16 levels of tension resistance available to choose from
  • User friendly LCD display with the 8 programmes to eliminate any guesswork
  • Comfortable seating positioning for training with the added back support
  • 3 year warranty included provides added security when making a purchase

Cons:

  • A lot heavier than the P Exercise Black Cycle (54kg vs 41kg) – you need to be careful not to strain anything when moving it
  • Costs associated will be seen as too high for many, we have seen the other brands of recumbent bikes available at lower price levels
  • Tends to be out of stock from time to time
  • No MP3 connection and no built in speakers.

 

 

If you need to compare the Kettler Exercise bikes against other brands across the industry, then feel free to take a look through the summary comparison table provided below (Includes brands such as Marcy / Reebok / ProForm / Roger Black)

Model:Size:Flywheel:Tensions:User Weight:Weight:
Marcy Start UprightH 121 W 45 D 89cm4kg8Max 110kg20kg
Marcy OnyxH 138 W 50 D 87cm5kg16Max 120kg30kg
Marcy Recumbent ME709H 140 W 63.5 D 95cm4kg8Max 110kg29kg
Reebok GB40L 100 W 52 H 130cm6kg8Max 110kg30.3kg
Reebok Jet 100SH 140 W 54 D 81cm6kg16Max 120kg30.7kg
Reebok GB40S One SeriesH 132 W 48 D 102cm9kg32Max 120kg34kg
ProForm 310 CSX RecumbentH 127 W 65 D 145cm5kg16Max 125kg29kg
ProForm Indoor Trainer 250 SPXH 99 W 48 D 110cm18kg16Max 115kg57kg
ProForm 225 CSXH 161 W 54 D 96cm8kg20Max 125kg26kg
Roger Black Plus MagneticH 123 W 59.5 D 97cm3.5kg8Max 125kg24kg
Roger Black FoldingH 118 W 41 D 84cm2.5kg8Max 100kg17kg
Roger Black Manual AerobicH 115 W 52 D 116cm18kg8Max 125kg50kg

If you are still undecided and need to consider lower priced options, feel free also to take a closer look at the Roger Black folding Bike or the Reebok GB40s One Series Bike from Argos UK which have lower price levels that are worth considering also before you make your final decision…

Have you any previous experiences of using Kettler Exercise Bikes?

Then please educate and share to the wider UK community by leaving your feedback in the comment section below – So that they can learn also!!!

Finally, many thanks for taking the time to visit and best of luck with reaching you own fitness goals in the weeks and months ahead.

Regards

John.

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