A man rides the OVICX Q201X Indoor Exercise Bike

OVICX Q201X Indoor Exercise Bike Review 

The OVICX Q201X Indoor Exercise Bike is equipped with a factory-fitted 21.5’’ rotating HD touchscreen. This is pretty much like the Bowflex VeloCore IC22 Indoor Cycling Bike. However, the OVICX Q210X doesn’t have some of the features the Bowflex possesses such as Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and more.  

That said, this bike is still competitive considering its price tag.  

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The Frame and Construction 

OVICX Q201X Indoor Exercise Bike

Aside from the fancy HD touchscreen of the OVICX Q201X Indoor Exercise Bike, the bike also has other features that are noteworthy of mentioning, and these include its construction and sturdiness. 

The bike features a double triangle structured framework.  

The frame is made of quality heavy-duty steel that is coated with anti-corrosion paint, while on the other hand, the drive cover, the brake pad cover, and the stabilizer end caps are made of durable plastic. Of course, the monitor casing is also made of ABS material.  

The bike is highly sturdy that even 300 lbs./136 kg users (which is the maximum user weight capacity it supports) would experience no wobbling. The stabilizer bars with adjustable levelers and the bike’s overall assembled weight1(22 lbs./55.33 kg) are mainly responsible for the stability.   

It will suffice to say that the unit is not large enough to overwhelm your space. The footprint is small. However, due to the console and the dumbbell holders attached to the seat, it will take slightly a few more inches of space.  

The overall assembled dimensions are 59.8’’ long by 21.6’’ wide by 59.8’’ high. Differently put, for workout activities to be safely and conveniently performed, the bike requires a space with measurements of 4’98’’ (151.89 cm) length by 1’8’’ (54.86 cm) width, plus additional clearance of 1-2′ on each side and the rear.  

The Seat of the OVICX Q201X Indoor Exercise Bike 

The seat of this bike has a groove design on it for the purpose of breathability. It also has layers of foam that are covered by vinyl material for optimum comfort.  

However, it is highly likely that you may want to purchase a gel seat cover to get the best out of it and be able to ride longer without feeling tired or sore.  

Moreover, if you wish to replace the seat you can because it has a standard connection with a regular collar. This means, most saddles at the local bicycle shop, or online could fit in.  

The seat is 4-way adjustable; the vertical adjustment has several positions, and so does the horizontal adjustment as well.  

Thus, the flexibility it offers in adjustment allows users of different heights to fit in. The bike is suitable for 4.9’’-6.4’’ tall users. They will be able to train without feeling cramped.  

The Handlebar  

The handlebar features multiple handles that are coated with soft rubber foam material for secure and comfortable grips. These also enable you to ride in different postures that include standard riding position, close grip riding position, hill climbing riding position, and off-road riding position.  

That said, the handlebar is not 4-way adjustable like the one on the Niceday Magnetic Exercise Bike. Instead, it is 2-way adjustable, limiting it to only vertical adjustment.  

In other words, it could only be adjusted upward and downward, and on top of that, there are no heart rate sensors integrated, and neither does the bike have any other means of reading your heart rate.  

If you wish to keep an on your heart rate while exercising on this bike, then you may want to consider using an external heart rate monitoring device.  

Finally, there are two water bottle holders attached to the handlebar. These enable you to keep enough water handy for hydration purposes.  

The Pedals 

The pedals of the OVICX Q201X Indoor Exercise Bike are dual-sided. What this means is that they are suitable for standard gym shoes and special spin shoes as well. In other words, they have toe cages on one side, and SPD clips on the other side.

The crank arms and the crankset integrated are sturdy. Thus, users can perform stand-up riding without any problem.  

Moreover, the pedals can easily be removed and replaced because they have 9/16’’ standard threads. Just like the seat, options are also widely available online and in the local bicycle shop.  

The Drive 

The belt drive system of the OVICX Q201X Indoor Exercise Bike

This is a belt-driven bike; and as a result, its operation is smooth and quiet. It comprises elements such as a durable anti-stretch belt, heavy 25 lbs./11.33 kg perimeter weighted flywheel, and a pulley.  

On top of that, it doesn’t need any periodic maintenance that may include lubrication or adjustment as opposed to a chain drive system. 

Since the flywheel provides decent momentum, there won’t be a noticeable vibration as you exercise. 

In general, due to the quiet operation of the bike, you can train in a room with a newborn baby sleeping without disturbing anyone. Also, you will have control over the time you wish to train because people around you won’t be bothered by your activity (noise level is rated at 52 dB).  

The drive is bidirectional. In other words, you can pedal both ways (forward & backward). This enables you to pedal in reverse to diversify your workout and also work on more muscle groups.  

That being said, you cannot coast on the bike as one could on a road bicycle because the flywheel spins as long as the pedals spin. Therefore, you will have to apply the emergency brake by pushing down the tension knob whenever you wish to abruptly stop pedaling to prevent an accident that could potentially result in an injury.  

The Resistance 

The OVICX Q201X Indoor Exercise Bike is equipped with a manual magnetic resistance system that features elements such as magnetic brake pads. Those brake pads are attached to the mainframe and then designated on each side of the top section of the flywheel so that when adjusted they get close or farther away from it (flywheel) while releasing magnetic fields that will ultimately generate resistance.  

It is worth mentioning that the magnetic brake pads do not make direct contact with the flywheel, therefore, eliminating friction that may have otherwise occurred. As a result, the bike remains silent even when resistance is engaged at any level.  

Moreover, no part wears out, thus no part replacement will be required in the future.  

Since the resistance system is manually adjustable, it doesn’t need electricity in order to function. Although the bike comes with an adapter that mainly supplies power to the console only.  

So, to increase or decrease the resistance system, simply turn the tension knob clockwise or counterclockwise, respectively.  

The resistance level is infinite, meaning there are no pre-determined resistance levels. Therefore, there are several resistance levels that range from easy to very difficult. So, users of different fitness levels would be able to find suitable resistance level(s) for achieving their target goals.  

The Console  

The workout app of the OVICX Q201X Indoor Exercise Bike

The console on this bike unarguably stands out. At least, not many indoor cycling bikes have a 21.5’’ HD touchscreen monitor that also rotates 360 degrees. 

As the screen rotates 360 degrees; this enables you to set the view properly whenever you wish to perform an off-bike exercise such as Pilate or yoga.  

Aside from that, the console has a preinstalled OVICX workout app that avails a range of exercise resources such as live stream workouts, On-demand workouts (over 1500), global workouts, scenic rides, stretching, studio classes, and much more. You can add up to 5 users.  

Having said that, this is a premium workout app; meaning it is not free, there is a monthly subscription required. However, the purchase of the bike includes a free 3-month membership that allows you to have access to the workout app so that you can try it out and see if it is worth subscribing to.  

Connectivity could be made through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.  

As aforementioned, the console is powered by electricity and that is why a 12v/4A adapter is included in the package.  

Just for the record, the console only has the pre-installed OVICX workout app and does not allow the installation of other apps such as Netflix, Hulu, etc.  

The monitor also keeps track of workout progress by displaying data such as Time, Distance, Cadence, Output, Resistance, and Calories Burned in real time.  

Since the resistance system is not motorized, the adjustment is done manually.  

If you have noticed, heart rate data is not among the displayed workout metrics. The reason is that the bike does not have heart rate sensors on the handlebar nor is the console telemetry enabled.  

Accessory 

There are water bottle holders attached to the handlebar designed to enable you to keep water handy for proper hydration purposes.  

There are also dumbbell holders that are designated at the rear part of the seat which could hold about 5 lbs apiece. However, the dumbbells are not included in the package; you will have to purchase them separately if you have to.  

Storage 

The OVICX Q201X Indoor Exercise Bike is obviously not foldable just like any other spin bike.  

However, it won’t overwhelm your space though. It will require a storage area with measurements of 4’98’’ (151.89 cm) length by 1’8’’ (54.86 cm) width, and moving it around the room will be a piece of cake because there are transport wheels attached to the front based for easy relocation process.  

Pros/Features Overview 

  • Sturdy and durable 
  • Supports 300 lbs./136 kg maximum user weight capacity 
  • Operation is smooth and quiet (52 dB noise level), thanks to the belt drive and magnetic resistance system 
  • There are infinite resistance levels suitable for all users 
  • Customizable to accommodate 4’9’’-6’4’’ tall users 
  • The seat is 4-way adjustable 
  • The handlebar is 2-way adjustable and coated with soft sweat resistance rubber foam for secure and comfortable grips 
  • Pedals are dual-sided; suitable for standard gym shoes and special spin shoes 
  • The 21.5’’ HD touchscreen console is preinstalled with the OVICX workout app that avails a range of workout resources such as scenic rides, On-demand workouts, live stream workouts, and more 
  • Wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity  
  • Monitor tracks workout stats such as Time, Distance, Cadence, Output, Resistance, and Calories Burned 
  • Transport wheels included for an easy relocation process 
  • Dumbbell holders integrated 
  • Easy to maintain 
  • Fairly easy to assemble 
  • Water bottle holders included 
  • Power adapter included 

Cons 

  • No heart rate function 
  • Membership for the OVICX workout app is required (although, there is a 3-month free trial) 
  • The handlebar is only vertically adjustable 

Warranty 

  • 1 Year on all parts 

Product Dimensions & Specifications 

  • Length: 59.8’’ 
  • Width: 21.6’’ 
  • Height: 59.8’’ 
  • Shipping dimensions: N/A 
  • Net weight: 122 lbs./55.33 kg 
  • Gross weight: 141 lbs./64 kg 
  • Maximum user weight capacity: 300 lbs./136 kg 
  • Frame: Steel 
  • Flywheel: 15.7’’ dia. & 25 lbs./11.33 kg in weight 
  • Seat: 4-way adjustable 
  • Handlebar: 2-way adjustable 
  • Pedals: Dual-sided 
  • Console: 21.5’’ HD Touchscreen 
  • Workout app: OVICX  
  • Drive: Belt 
  • Resistance: Manual magnetic with infinite adjustable levels 
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth & Wi-fi 
  • Water bottle holders 
  • Dumbbell holders 

Shipping 

The OVICX Q201X Indoor Exercise Bike is shipped out in a box that weighs 141 lbs./64 kg.  

Shipping is free if purchased from major vendors such as Amazon. It takes a couple of days or weeks for delivery to be made. The duration of the delivery depends on the destination.  

Assembly 

The assembling process is not complicated because the major components are preassembled at the factory.  

You are only required to attach the stabilizer bars, the post/seat, the post/handlebar, the pedals, and the console to the main core unit.  

With the help of the instruction manual and the included assembly tools, you should be able to completely assemble the bike in an hour or so.  

Maintenance 

The maintenance required is basic. Simply keep the bike clean on a regular basis, and do not expose it to liquid or excessive heat.  

Do endeavor to examine the bike before use to ensure that all parts are tight and in good condition.  

Conclusion 

The OVICX Q201X Indoor Exercise Bike is a high-end unit with some interesting features. However, Bowflex VelCore IC22, in our opinion is way better but more expensive.  

Having said that, the OVICX Q201X Indoor Exercise Bike features its own workout app that offers some amazing features such as live stream workouts, On-demand workouts that are up to 1,500, scenic or virtual trail, and more.  

The 21.5’’ HD Touchscreen will keep you glued and focused to achieve your workout goals.  

OVICX Q201X Indoor Exercise Bike Review 
  • 7.8/10
    Usability - 7.8/10
  • 7.8/10
    Features - 7.8/10
  • 8.1/10
    Durability - 8.1/10
7.9/10

Summary

The OVICX Q201X Indoor Exercise Bike features its own workout app that offers some amazing features such as live stream workouts, On-demand workouts that are up to 1,500, scenic or virtual trail, and more.

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