Kmart Mini Exercise Bike

Kmart Mini Exercise Bike

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Kmart Mini Exercise Bike
3.0

15 reviews

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33%33%33%

Value for Money
3.9
Build Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.3
Comfort
4.3
Safety
3.7

Reviews

15 reviews
KATHY B.
KATHY B.
 

Meh, OK I guess

Purchased from Kmart. Works fine and is useful but the timer stopped working, despite changing the battery to a new one.
Frustrating because I want to count my calorie loss and I've looked online to figure out how to fix this issue and come up with nothing.
It will count to a certain point and then just freezes.
Also frustrating how much it slips on the ground while using it.
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Lou
LouSouth-East, TAS2 posts
 

Great little machine for a knee injury

Works really well. My only fault is that it moves and the chrome gets really hot. I glued the end pieces as they were turning around and put non slip on the base. Works a treat. I use it on carpet in an upright chair. Show details ·  1
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Diane C
Diane CHunter Region, NSW2 posts
 

Can not use

Looked good and the first 2 times I used it post knee surgery, it worked well. Then the feet grips started sliding off so you have to use sideways pressure to keep your feet on and that damages the new knee. As soon as I can walk, I will be returning this. Show details
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Sorry about your experience Diane, we will pass this on to our team to make improvements. If you'd like to discuss this further, please share your details here external link  or call us on 1800 124 125

Jasmine
JasmineSouth East Queensland, QLD
 

Good enough

It gets the job done, I use it under my desk at work to get some movement into my day and it works well enough. However there are a few things to consider before buying.
You will need to stick Velcro strips to the bottom to stop it from sliding, or you can position against a wall.
The resistance knob doesn't work, so it won't give you a hard work out but it is enough to get blood flowing.
The metal cranks get VERY hot after use, so you have to be sure not to knock it with your foot or touch it when your finished. But it does cool back down relatively quickly.
Overall, it does the job and its a pretty good price! Show details
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Marise G.
Marise G.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
 

It’s good for a start with price

I bought this for post ankle surgery. I just wanted gentle movement which suits me. I just use it with socks. You may have to rest it against a wall to stop movement but it does the trick. I’ll try Velcro as well. Show details
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Thank you for the review, Marise.

Geoff
Geoff3 posts
 
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Matt
MattAustralia6 posts
 

Slides around on floor too much

Slides around on floor too much - makes it impossible to use properly. Very weak resistance even when at full strength. Not worth the low price tag. Definitely do not buy.
Chloe
ChloeSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
 

Good basic mini exercise bike

It's a good starting point for those wanting to increase their activity at home. Cheap, basic, and mostly comes set up in the box. A few complaints though: it's not very sturdy (definitely couldn't go too fast/be very rough with it), it slides around on higher resistance, the height doesn't adjust which can make posture awkward, the pedals don't hold my feet very well, and the manual was pretty useless (some parts have dodgy English, and while the bike comes with a little knob to increase resistance, it doesn't mention this knob/where to screw it in/how to use it anywhere in the manual). All in all in happy with it, but you definitely get what you pay for in this instance.  Show details
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Chlo
ChloSoutheast, SA21 posts
 

I love it!!!

I use this every night for 4 hours. I did have to stick some Velcro on the feet for traction so it wouldn't slide on the floor. I've lost 50+ kgs using this for 12 months  Show details
Kim
Kim5 posts
 

Just slides all over the floor

It just slides all over the floor as you attempt to use it, even if you pedal slowly, which makes it basically completely useless. The resistance doesn't work at all.  Show details
IronFlower
IronFlowerSydney, NSW3 posts
 

Better than nothing

It slides far too much to use sitting down and the resistance is terrible. Used laying down with it propped up against a wall as I watch tv is ok Show details
Rachael
RachaelRichmond-Tweed, NSW8 posts
 

What an piece of junk

Horrible, has resistance knob but it gives no resistance, the pedals are too small to fit regular gym shoes in. It wobbles when you use it and i have almost burned my hand 3 times as the metal bar gets so hot after you use it. It horrible
I wont return it but yes what a joke. Show details
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Reet Z.
Reet Z.2 posts
 

A few fixes by manufacturer & it can be a 5 star

1 star - price (tick),
1 star - weight (tick),
1/2 - star use (tick),
0 star - pedal resistance adjustment (no tick); none whatsoever. You get a knob preciously wrapped in big foam case, but it doesn’t work.
0 star - stability (no tick), regardless of type of surface the bike is on; tiles, carpet, rubber liner or a large arm chair wedged on the other end. The equipment would slide away while pedalling.
1/2 start - (tick) Kmart refunding. But I’m aware that the item now becomes landfill :(

I guess when you return an item it wouldn’t warrant any stars. But if you find a solution without having to outlay money to fix these last 2 items. Good on you! Show details

ingsy
ingsySouth East Queensland, QLD47 posts
 

A fantastic product

This mini exercise bike, is pure perfection, its light, but sturdy...easy to fit under a table & it just disappears there, so it doesn't stand out..easy to use & you can feel even with a little bit of use, the benefits...great too for people, who are unwell & don't really exercise much..I'd recommend it to one & all & if you use it in front of the TV, you don't even realise you're exercising & once you start using it, you want to keep using it..the cheaper price, is just a wonderful bonus.

Questions & Answers

Sarah
Sarah

My computer is stuck on stop. I have removed the battery, in hope of it resetting, but no luck. Please help

Sarah
Sarah

My computer is,stuck on stop. I have tried removing the battery. In hope it would rest. Only had this 3 weeks. Still using but can't see how many Cals or how much used. Please help

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We are sorry about this, would you be able to share more information here: external link  or call us on 1800 124 125 so our team can assist further.

Sarah
Sarah  

Thanks for getting back to me. My husband has fixed it. The sender in the computer had come away. He has re glued it in place now works like a dream.

K.G.P
K.G.P

I am missing a part of my bike which I purchased online. Is there anywhere in Sydney where I can view the assembled product.

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Details

  • The Kmart Mini Exercise Bike lets you exercise while you sit on your regular chair, settee, or floor.
  • It has a sturdy steel tube construction and can be used with feet or hands.
  • The exercise bike has an LCD display that shows time, calories, count, and RPM.
  • Weighing just 2.4kg means you can easily take it where you need it in your home.
  • This product has a 12-month warranty.
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