Opti Exercise Bike Review – Are they worth the Money?

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If you are thinking about buying an Opti Exercise bike in the coming days or weeks, then make sure to check out this Opti Exercise bike review which will cover 2 of their lowest priced options in detail so at least you have more than just one choice when it comes to making your final decision.

This review for the Opti Exercise bikes will also outline 3 other options which cost slightly more than the initial 2 options outlined here which may be of interest to you also if you have additional money to spend.

Before we begin, please be aware that guide prices can only be outlined at the time of this review as prices can change slightly from week to week or month to month depending on local promotional activities – so please make sure to view the price checkers outlined below to ensure you have the most accurate up to date price information. If after reading through this Opti Exercise bike review that you are still undecided, then feel free also to take a quick look also at alternative brands & models that are outlined at the end of this page that tend to compete at similar price levels to these Opti exercise bikes

This review will be outlined in 4 main parts as follows…

  1. Part 1: Brief Overview
  2. Part 2: Opti Manual & Opti Folding Magnetic Exercise Bike Review (plus Comparison table)
  3. Part 3: Overview of 3 other Exercise Bike options under the Opti brand
  4. Part 4: Conclusion & alternative brand options to compare

Part 1: Brief Overview

Exercise Bike Brand:Opti
Models:Manual & Folding Magnetic (plus 3 more in brief)
Orders Online:Accepted with hassle free home delivery
Cheapest Place to Buy:Argos UK – View Stock Availability Here
Price Guide:£50 to £250 (at the time of this review)
Warranty:12 months
Support:UK Customer Service at 03456001714

Images for both the Opti Manual (4) and Opti Folding Magnetic (3) Exercise Bikes are outlined below:

  • Opti Manual Exercise Bike

Part 2: Opti Manual & Opti Folding Magnetic Exercise Bikes Review (Features, Pros & Cons)

1, Opti Manual Exercise Bike

Main Features:

Lowest price level available
Resistance system is manual
Small console with 5 displays
Tension control is free
Self-levelling pedals
Adjustable seat & handlebars
Size is H99 x W81 x D50.5cm
Weight is 11kg only
Transport wheels included
Requires self-assembly
Max user weight allowed is 100kg

Advantages or Pros:

  • The first model under the Opti brand to be reviewed is the basic yet effective Opti Manual Exercise Bike which has one of the lowest prices you will find anywhere and is ideal for bargain hunters looking for the lowest possible price
  • Many exercise bikes weigh over 50kg but this one is only approx. 11kg which makes it a hell of lot easier to lift around your home from room to room and in addition you get the transport wheels for better mobility
  • You get a simple and effective small screen which leaves out all the complicated features and modes associated with higher spec premium computer consoles.
  • Better results are achieved using low resistance levels and higher faster workout paces and the console reports back on scan, times, speed levels, distance and calories burned.
  • Both the seats and handlebars can be adjusted which is great for people of various heights and different posture preferences.

Disadvantages or Cons:

  • There are no additional features included here to keep you motivated for longer such as MP3 connections or loud speakers so the likelihood of getting bored quicker is a lot higher.
  • There are is no water bottle holder included to keep you hydrated for longer type sessions and the seat could be a lot more comfortable to use
  • You don’t have access to Bluetooth connectivity and training cycling apps that the premium higher spec exercise bikes offer you.
  • Assembly is not all that bad however does requires a good deal of time, planning and patience matching up all the small pieces so you need to leave plenty of time for this
  • Pedalling motions could be a lot smoother as they can get a bit stiff
  • No digital resistance system as it all has to be done manually and there are no fitness programmes available to work towards – overall it is very basic in terms of features but is matched with the appropriate price tag

Price Guide:

  • The price guide range for this Opti Manual Exercise Bike when last seen on sale with Argos UK at the time of this review was in the £50 to £70 region which can be double checked below

2, Opti Folding Magnetic Pink Exercise Bike

Main Features:

Foldable for smaller living spaces
Competitive price level available
Resistance system is magnetic
Small console with 6 displays
Flywheel is 1.6kg in weight
Variable tension control x 8 levels
Self-levelling pedals & straps
Adjustable seat & handlebars
Size is H115 x W42.5 x D77cm
Weight is 14.2kg only
Requires home self-assembly
Requires AAA batteries x 2
Max user weight allowed is 100kg

Advantages or Pros:

  • The second model under the Opti brand to be reviewed is the Opti Folding Magnetic Pink Exercise Bike which again has one of the lowest prices around that you will find anywhere else in the market and it is also ideal for bargain hunters looking for the best possible price
  • One of the main attractions here is the fact that it can be folded away after use which is the perfect solution for people with smaller type living spaces and the folded dimensions to take note of are 41cm by 41cm by 134cm
  • Instead of having the manual, it has the magnetic resistance system which provides a much smoother operation and pedalling motion throughout especially for longer type sessions with higher resistance levels
  • You get a quick release system for the seat so it makes it quicker and easier to find the ideal position for your training routines and you can also track your pulse rates from the handlebars
  • You also get 8 different levels of variable tension control so you can start off on lighter tensions to get warmed up and then progress on to higher levels of resistance when it suits you and overall provides great value for the level of money you have to pay in our opinion

Disadvantages or Cons:

  • You are limited to a max user weight of 100kg so if you weigh over this then you should start looking elsewhere. Plus, if you are anyway over 6 foot tall, you will struggle with this
  • Batteries AAA x 2 are not included so you have the additional hassle of having to buy these separately also and in some cases the pedals did not attach as expected which is annoying
  • No MP3 connection, Bluetooth connectivity or built in speakers are included to keep you motivated for longer but thankfully it is matched again with the appropriate price tag.
  • It requires self assembly at home which some people will struggle with due to the many small pieces that need to be put together but is not all that bad to be fair.
  • No fitness programmes are available or a water bottle holder to keep you hydrated so again this is a very basic exercise bike with very little to offer in terms of additional features and the seat could be a lot more comfortable after prolonged use.

Price Guide:

  • The price range for this Opti Folding Magnetic Exercise Bike when last seen on sale with Argos UK at the time of this review was in the £70 to £90 region which again can be double checked below if you think this would be a better option for you.

A short comparison table of the Opti Manual vs the Opti Folding Magnetic Exercise Bike is outlined below:

Feature:Opti ManualOpti Folding Magnetic
Resistance:ManualMagnetic
Seats/Handlebars:AdjustableAdjustable
Foldable:NoYes
Transport Wheels:IncludedNot included
Weight:11kg14.2kg
Size:H99 x W81 x D50.5cmH115 x W42.5 x D77cm
Max User Weight:100kg or 15st & 10lb100kg or 15st & 10lb
Assembly:Self-assembly at homeSelf-assembly at home
Batteries:AAA x 1 includedAAA x 2 not included

Part 3: Overview of 3 other Exercise Bikes available under the Opti brand

3, Opti Folding Magnetic Exercise Bike

Main Features:

Resistance system is magnetic
Flywheel weight is 1.6kg
Foldable for easier storing
Seat is adjustable
6 function display
Tension control is variable
Max user weight is 100kg
Unit weight is 13.4kg
Size is H115 x W42.5 x D77cm
Requires AAA batteries x 2
Requires home self-assembly
Price Guide: £70 to £100
View Todays Price Below

4, Opti Magnetic Purple Exercise Bike

Main Features:

For low impact workouts
Magnetic Resistance system
Flywheel weight is 4kg
Handlebars & Seat are adjustable
6 function display Console
8 different tension levels
Max user weight is 100kg
Unit weight is 18.5kg
Size is H123 x W80 x D50.5cm
Includes AAA batteries x 1
Requires home self-assembly
Price Guide: £90 to £120
View Todays Price Below

5, Opti Aerobic Manual Exercise Bike

Main Features:

Manual resistance system
Flywheel weight is 13.8kg
Includes transport wheels
Handlebars & Seat are adjustable
5 function display Console
Tension levels are variable
Maximum user weight is 120kg
Unit weight is 37kg
Size is H116 x W52 x D115cm
Includes AAA batteries x 2
Requires self-assembly at home
Price Guide: £200 to £250
View Todays Price Below

Part 4: Conclusion & Alternative Brand to Compare

So, are they worth the money? As they are priced so low, yes we can say that they are definitely worth the money but they are very limited in what they can do and are more geared towards casual workout type sessions instead of longer intense type workouts. Therefore, you will need to limit your expectations when the prices on offer are so low. However, if you are still undecided about an exercise bike under the Opti brand, then feel free also to take a quick look also at some other brands that may be of interest to you outlined as follows…

 

Finally - Have you any experience yourself of using an Opti Exercise Bike in the recent past?

If so, it would be greatly appreciated if you can share your own experiences good or bad with the UK wider community by leaving your feedback in the comment box section below – So that others across the UK community can learn also! (email addresses are kept strictly confidential and cannot be viewed by the general public)

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2 Comments

  1. Hi there, Great review about these Opti exercise bikes as I wasn’t sure about them and have been researching them in the last couple of days.I was looking on the net for a foldable home bike exercise, and that’s how I found your website. I have a bike at home, but it’s not foldable, and it takes a lot of space. Also, it becomes tough to exercise on it because it’s quite a long and bulky! Anyway, mine was making a lot of noise when I was exercising on it and drove me crazy. Both bikes look great, although I do have a preference for the first one on the list. I just would like to know if those bikes are quite? That’s what matters the most for me. Oh, I almost forgot. Which of them is the most comfortable to sit on? 

    • They are equally comfortable to sit on and the noise level is one of the lowest that we have experienced from testing various exercise bikes across the industry. Many thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave your feedback and best wishes in the future.

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