Assault Air Bike Classic by Lifecore Fitness
Lifecore Fitness Assault Air Bike is a modern design, commercial grade, high-end air/fan exercise bike with a 25-inch steel fan, a robust construction with a solid frame of thick-gauge chro-moly steel to last a long time of heavy use and user-friendly features and individualized adjustments as well as infinite resistance.
It is suitable for use at home or commercial gyms as an awesome fitness equipment for people of all ages and at different fitness levels. It has a contemporary design and reminds us of the much older air resistance bikes, if you’ve seen them before. They had certain faults but were OK for their time and this current technology builds on what was right or wrong about those bikes. First of all, it feels quite powerful and offering you as much challenge as you need with the air resistance of the 25” steel fan.
But riding feels very smooth consistently, as the very large pivot points are made stronger for smoother riding experience and the older bushings are replaced by bearings- it includes a total of twenty sealed cartridge – ball bearings all over the frame. As you may have noticed on the photo, you will be using both your legs and arms to make this unit run slower or quicker and giving your workout as much resistance as you may need. As a heavy duty fitness product, Assault Air Bike Classic weighs 110 pounds and has the dimensions of 49 x 22 x 51 inches.
The LCD display panel with 2 x AA batteries has a unique appearance and shows the usual indicators that you’d expect, like the time, distance, calories, watts, speed, rpm, includes the Start, Stop, Enter and Up and Down arrows underneath. And on the right hand side you will see the Motivating Programs buttons including Interval 20-10, Interval 10-20, Interval Custom, Target Time, Target Distance, Target Calories to help build up stamina and strength and Target HR- Heart Rate to monitor your pulse rate with wireless signal (to be used with a chest strap) to help improve your aerobic base.
Adjusting the resistance is simple and actually unlimited as the faster you can pedal, the more resistance you will get and the dual action handles let you work both your lower and upper body. Many athletes and cyclists are actually reported to use this specific type of bike for high-intensity interval training or warming up prior to your workout sessions. It includes a comfy seat that can be adjusted forward and backward, up and down and tilt for a custom fit. It is a very solid product with an industrial build quality and is offered with a proper full commercial warranty. As the main con we can point out the higher price tag but you’re getting a very functional and durable bike that appears to be well worth the money, seat is not super comfy for lengthy sessions, and you can get a seat pad and the air fan resistance and chain drive make it a little noisy, which will be OK if you live in a house.