Bluefin Fitness TOUR 5.0 Upright Exercise Bike

Bluefin Fitness TOUR 5.0 Upright Exercise Bike Review 

The Bluefin Fitness TOUR 5.0 Upright Exercise Bike stands out as one of those affordable upright bikes that still offers built-in workout programs, a motorized magnetic resistance system with 24 adjustable levels, Bluetooth connectivity, Kinomap workout app compatibility, and more.  

Our just reviewed Sunny Health & Fitness Elite Interactive Series Upright Bike is sold at the same price range but it does not have some of the features of this upright bike. 

Click right here to have a peek at the best price of the Bluefin Fitness TOUR 5.0 Upright Exercise Bike.  

The Frame & Construction 

Bluefin Fitness TOUR 5.0 Upright Exercise Bike and its console 

The gray & silver colored Bluefin Fitness TOUR 5.0 Upright Exercise Bike is equipped with an anti-corrosion painted steel frame, while the protective and cosmetic parts such as the drive system casing, the console casing, and the stabilizers’ end caps are made of ABS material.  

It supports a maximum user weight capacity of 220 lbs./100 kg.  

The rear stabilizer has adjustable levelers that enable you to improve the overall stability on a platform that is not completely even. Therefore, you won’t experience wobbling when working out.  

The unit is compact and lightweight. It has a small footprint with measurements of 40’’ long by 20’’ wide. Differently put, the workout area measurements that could accommodate it would be 3’4’’ (101 cm) in length by 1.6’’ (50 cm) in width.  

Having said that, it has always been a best practice to leave an extra clearance of at least 2’ around the bike for easy access and safety.  

There are transport wheels attached to the front stabilizer for an easy relocation process. One person can move it, after all, it only weighs 70 lbs./31.75 kg.  

One other feature that is worth mentioning is the fact that the bike has a step-thru design that enables users, especially those that suffer from joint pains, to easily mount and dismount it without struggling.  

The Seat of the Bluefin Fitness TOUR 5.0 Upright Exercise Bike 

The seat has a median groove for breathability, it is padded, and covered with vinyl material for improved comfort.  

The saddle is 4-way adjustable; meaning it could be adjusted upward/downward and fore/aft. There are 9 vertical adjustable levels, while a few inches for the horizontal adjustment. This offers the opportunity for users of different heights to make themselves comfortable.  

Users between the heights of 5’ to 6’2’’ tall will be supported.  

The Handlebar 

The handlebar is angle-adjustable; meaning you can adjust the angle of the handlebar as you see fit. The included adjustable knob on it allows you to quickly loosen, adjust, and retighten it. Nevertheless, other than that, the handlebar cannot be adjusted vertically or horizontally.  

There are several grips for different workout postures. Thus, you could work out in standard riding posture, cruising posture, and climbing posture.  

Heart rate sensors are integrated on each side of the handlebar for reading and transmission of pulse rate data to the monitor whenever they are held during a workout.  

For the purpose of comfort and firm grips, the handlebar is insulated with soft rubber foam material while its core is metallic.  

The Pedals 

The pedals on the Bluefin Fitness TOUR 5.0 Upright Exercise Bike are self-weighted, large, and with a textured surface. They also have adjustable safety straps that hold the feet in place for secure and stable foot placement.  

Different foot sizes can be accommodated and can only be ridden with standard gym shoes.  

The pedals are attached to a solid crankset and crank arms that could support the stipulated maximum user weight capacity of 220 lbs./100 kg.  

The Q-Factor (distance between the inner left pedal and the inner right pedal) is not disclosed but we have confidence that it is within the range that won’t put stress on the ankles as you exercise with the bike.  

The Drive 

The drive system of this upright bike is belt-driven. This of course means its components include an anti-stretch belt, pulleys, and a heavy perimeter weighted flywheel that weighs 26.45 lbs./12 kg.  

Therefore, the operation of the belt drive system is smooth, quiet, and vibration-free; thanks to the flywheel that keeps the momentum consistent as you pedal.  

This is the reason this type of drive system is preferred over a chain drive system.  

Moreover, there is no maintenance that is required as well. No pre or post-lubrication is needed.  

The drive system allows you to pedal backward also if you so wish to diversify your workout and tone more muscle groups. However, it is not possible to coast on the bike; in other words, when you stop pedaling the flywheel stops also.  

Those of you that may be concerned about using the bike in a noise-free environment should not be worried because its operation is silent.  

Resistance 

The Bluefin Fitness TOUR 5.0 Upright Exercise Bike is equipped with a motorized magnetic resistance system. This type of resistance system comprises a servo motor, magnetic brake pads, and a flywheel.  

This is how it works; the servo motor moves the magnetic brake pads either closer or farther away from the flywheel (depending on the adjustment) so that when the magnetic fields are released by the magnetic brake pads, there will be either a strong, intermediate, or weak resistance.  

There are 24 resistance levels available which provide suitable workout challenges for users of different fitness levels. Users will be able to achieve their fitness goals which may include weight loss, cardiovascular health improvement, and muscle group toning.  

The resistance is controlled (increased or decreased) via the Up & Down buttons on the console. Also, it could automatically be deployed to a certain resistance level if any of the preset workout programs is selected.  

This means that the bike needs to be plugged into a power source in order for the resistance system to work. It comes with a power adapter suitable for it.  

One thing that is worth mentioning is the fact that no maintenance is required since no friction occurs in the process of generating resistance.  

The Console 

The console of the Bluefin Fitness TOUR 5.0 Upright Exercise Bike

For a bike of this category, it will suffice to say that it has an impressive console because it is Bluetooth-enabled, Kinomap compatible, and it features an LCD monitor that is backlit.  

The monitor has segmented windows that display multiple workout data such as Time, Distance, Speed, RPM, Calories, and Pulse all at once, and its backlight improves readability. Speed and Distance measurement units could be set in mph and miles or km/h and km, respectively.  

There are easy-to-use navigation buttons that include RESET, MODE, START/STOP, RECOVERY, and UP/DOWN buttons. Interestingly, the user’s manual details how the buttons are going to be used for every necessary setting.  

There are 12 built-in workout programs that provide different workout challenges that were designed to enable you to achieve certain fitness goals. Once any of these preset workout programs is selected, a certain resistance level will automatically be engaged.  

However, you will be able to manually select any desired resistance level if you are working out in manual mode. 

There are also 3 Heart Rate Control (HRC) programs that are set for 55%, 75%, and 90%, and a Recovery Function that measures the heart’s recovery rate. 

As aforementioned, the console is compatible with the Kinomap workout app. The app is downloadable for free from Google Play and Apple stores. It avails the possibility to track your workout progress online, access virtual trails for multiplayer competition, thousands of workout videos, live coaching, and more.  

However, some of the features on the workout app are not free. You will be required to subscribe to unlock them,  

Accessory 

There is a built-in tablet holder on the console that allows you to keep a smartphone/tablet device handy for the purpose of watching workout or entertainment videos while exercising.  

Other than this, there is no water bottle holder, no cooling fan, or a sound system.  

Storage 

Transport wheels of the Bluefin Fitness TOUR 5.0 Upright Exercise Bike for relocation process

The Bluefin Fitness TOUR 5.0 Upright Exercise Bike can easily be stored away because it has a small footprint and transport wheels, and it is lightweight as well.  

A storage area with measurements of 3’4’’ (101 cm) in length by 1.6’’ (50 cm) in width can accommodate it.  

Pros/Features Overview 

  • Frame is steel 
  • Sturdy enough to support a maximum user weight capacity of 220 lbs./100 kg 
  • It is compact and transportable 
  • Its operation is smooth, quiet, and stable 
  • The motorized magnetic resistance system provides 24 resistance levels  
  • Suitable for users between the heights of 5’ to 6’2’’  
  • The seat is large, padded, and 4-way adjustable 
  • The multi-grip handlebar is angle-adjustable 
  • The pedals are balance-weighted, and textured, with adjustable safety straps for stable and secure foot placement 
  • Bluetooth connectivity and Kinomap workout app compatible  
  • The backlit LCD monitor tracks workout stats such as Time, Distance, Speed, Calories, and Pulse 
  • EKG HR contact grips  
  • 12 preset workout programs 
  • Recovery Function 
  • 3 Heart Rate Control programs 
  • Tablet holder included 
  • Easy to assemble 
  • The maintenance requirement is minimal 
  • Step-thru design 

Cons 

  • No water bottle holder 
  • No sound system 
  • The display gets blocked if a device is placed on the tablet holder 

Warranty 

  • 1 Year limited warranty 

Specifications 

  • Length: 40’’ 
  • Width: 20’’ 
  • Height: 50’’ 
  • Shipping dimensions: 36.42’’ L x 22.64’’ W x 9.84’’ H 
  • Net weight: 70 lbs./31.75 kg 
  • Gross weight: 72 lbs./32.9 kg 
  • Maximum user weight capacity: 220 lbs./100 kg 
  • Frame: Steel 
  • Flywheel weight: 26.45 lbs./12 kg 
  • Drive: Belt 
  • Resistance: Motorized Magnetic with 24 adjustable levels 
  • Seat: 4-way adjustable 
  • Handlebar: Angle-adjustable 
  • Pedals: Balance-weighted, textured, with adjustable safety straps 
  • Bluetooth: Yes 
  • Kinomap workout app compatible 
  • Monitor: Backlit LCD  
  • EKG HR contact 
  • Transport wheels: Yes 
  • Tablet holder: Yes 
  • Water bottle holder: No 
  • 12 preset workout programs 
  • 3 HRC programs 

Shipping 

The Bluefin Fitness TOUR 5.0 Upright Exercise Bike is packaged and shipped out in a box that weighs 72.45 lbs./32.9 kg with dimensions of 36.42’’ long by 22.64’’ wide by 9.84’’ high.  

The product is immediately prepared for shipping and delivery once an order is placed. 

Most often, major vendors such as Amazon offer free shipping.  

Assembly 

The assembly is not difficult and doesn’t take too much time to complete because there are not too many parts to be assembled.  

The parts that need to be attached to the main core unit include the front and rear stabilizer bars, the seat post, the seat, the pedals, the console mast, the console, and the handlebar. 

This will take about an hour or even less to complete.  

The Maintenance 

The unit needs to be kept clean on a regular basis, and also store in a clean, dry, and cool environment.  

Routinely check the parts to be sure that they are tight and in good condition.  

Conclusion 

The Bluefin Fitness TOUR 5.0 Upright Exercise Bike has an edge over some upright exercise bikes of the same price category. The reason is that it has a motorized magnetic resistance system with 24 adjustable levels, the LCD monitor is backlit and could display multiple stats simultaneously, and the console is Bluetooth-enabled and compatible with the Kinomap workout app. There are also 12 preset workout programs and a Recovery Function.   

Bluefin Fitness TOUR 5.0 Upright Exercise Bike Review 
  • 7.5/10
    Usability - 7.5/10
  • 7.8/10
    Features - 7.8/10
  • 7.5/10
    Durability - 7.5/10
7.6/10

Summary

The Bluefin Fitness TOUR 5.0 Upright Exercise Bike has an edge over some upright exercise bikes of the same price category. The reason is that it has a motorized magnetic resistance system with 24 adjustable levels, the LCD monitor is backlit and could display multiple stats simultaneously, and the console is Bluetooth-enabled and compatible with the Kinomap workout app. There are also 12 preset workout programs and a Recovery Function.

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