Sit N Cycle Deluxe XL Low Resistance Exercise Bike Trainer
worked great the first month
it worked great and loved how you can feel the burn, but in about a month the peddle and base for peddle started coming off. its not usable any more, you cant take it apart with out breaking the plastic cover.
Great idea/poor quality
I should have read the reviews before purchasing this item. I too had issues with the pedals as a previous review. I was hearing some kind of noise when peddaling but didn't think anything of it. I copied this review from another because it's exactly what happened with mine: an audible grinding, 'mechanical' sound in the normally silent peddling action...then something gave way and the pedals became loose and free-wheeling, obviously disengaging from something internally. I will try and disassemble to see if I can see what broke.
Purchased in Feb, 2014. Missing screws and defective bolts in assembly tool package. Called SNC CS and talked to a very polite and helpful gentleman multiple times. He ordered a replacement assembly package. July, 2014 not arrived yet. I shopped local and purchased appropriate materials. Very Happy to finally assemble Cycle. I peddled for 3 minutes and the left peddle support arm started to wobble. Investigation revealed the left peddle assemble was actually a right peddle assembly. Every cycle of the peddle loosened the bolt that attached the support arm. I am 76 years old with a degenerative spine condition and arthritic joints. No-impact up and down lower leg motion i.e. cycling is recommended. This purchase should have been the answer. Instead I've had to deal with this pile of junk.
I've never had to write a bad review for a QVC product before. I was very excited about getting this cycle and I loved it for the first 3 wks before the belt broke. Hopefully something can be done to make this cycle better quality because I really did like it.
Love the concept of this product but belt came to pieces after very mild usage. The belt that came apart was the tension belt it popped after just a few uses. This is a great concept with poor construction. Let the company know they need to fix this aspect of this equipment.
Really like this item
Easy to assemble. Good quality. Great for getting in some exercise at home.
LOVED until it Broke
I guess this is what I get for getting excited about an item before reading the user reviews. Absolutely loved this item before It broke, after only 6 weeks of use...and not even heavy, daily use. FYI...I am experienced assembler, and had no problems the first 6 weeks. I am also not overweight @ 137lbs. I turned the resistance setting one notch higher before getting on the cycle. When I started peddling there was an audible grinding, 'mechanical' sound in the normally silent peddling action...then something gave way and the pedals became loose and free-wheeling, obviously disengaging from something internally that I couldn't get to, to look at or fix. Either a design flaw or quality control. Don't know that QVC should still be offering this item. A total shame...it's a potentially great piece of exercise equipment!
Still waiting to hear from the manufacturer about the broken bike which they had promised to fix the chain or send a refurbished one many months ago. As of today.....still waiting....EXTREMELY BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE...never again.!!!!!
works smoothly - assembly was a challenge
I am happy with the cycle. Assembly caused some expletives and frustration. Some of the screw holes on the base do not match up with cover and it was a challenge to get screws on the one side in. Tools provided are tough to manage. I sought my own tool box to get the job done.
I am short 5'3" and it is a climb to get seated. but once you are on board it works smoothly and quietly.
Great for the Office
We got several SitNCycles for our office where we have a high, bar-height table. We put the SitNCycles around the table and began having meetings while people were getting a light cardio workout. Our employees loved it since it was true multi-tasking. They saw it as a great company benefit too since often they don't get time to work out before or after work. I recommend the same idea for any office thinking about how to motivate employees and get them moving at the same time.
Loved sitNcycle and now using at work
I am a busy mom without enough time to always get to workout. I try to get to the gym during lunch sometimes but it is often not possible. I have tried sitNcycle previously and thought it was easy to use, compact and a great solution to turn much of the time I spend sitting still at work into active time and get some exercise in during the day by using sitNcycle. I plan to use it while on conference calls, while holding internal meetings at work, etc. I just ordered it and am so excited I have found the perfect solution to maximize my time and get in some light exercise while multi-tasking during the day.
Love my Sit and Cycle!! A+++++
I HATE TO EXERCISE!!! I had bypass surgery 2 years ago and I have to force myself to do it. THIS is a great way to get the pounds off and still not kill yourself. I have also had both of my knees replaced and so I can't always do serious exercise. This is wonderful and I love it!! You will too!