It’s that time of the year again when people make New Year resolutions to get fit, buy home gym equipment in January, and then use it as a hanger for drying clothes by mid-March. But the folks at Flexnest are on a quest to change that with their Flexbike, a smart bike that aims to make workouts engaging and interactive. Having spent the last couple of weeks riding around the Andorra Mountains from the comfort of our home, here’s our review of the Flexnest Flexbike.
Firing up the quads
Design: Contemporary and compact
Like most IKEA furniture, the Flexbike is minimalist, and also needs a bit of assembling when you get it home. The assembly itself is quite easy, and doesn't require an engineering degree. It involves putting a couple of pieces in place, and tightening the screws, and everything you need for the assembly is provided in the box.
The overall design is contemporary with a matte black finish and splashes of fluorescent orange. The build quality feels solid, and everything from the fit to the finish feels premium. The bike is also quite compact, so you don’t necessarily require a separate room to store it. With a net weight of 31kgs, it is also not too difficult to move it around.
Performance: Engaging the core
Verdict: Should you buy?
The Flexnest Flexbike looks good enough to complement most home decors, and more importantly, is compact enough for easy storage. Yes, it is an expensive home gym equipment, but when compared to year long gym memberships with personal trainers that you’re probably going to skip, this is a far cheaper option in the long run.
The hardware and app combo make this as good value as any gym membership.
|Floor space:||1000 x 510 x 1165 mm|
|Max user weight:||120kg|
|Max user height:||6ft 4in|