The Epic A17U Exercise Bike – A Rock-Solid, Top Quality Upright Model

The high tech features and quiet smooth pedaling motion on the Epic A17U exercise bike will get you motivated to look forward to your exercise session and work out longer once you get started.

The Bike

The console has a high-definition contrast display and built-in wireless technology so you can access the web to download iFit programs and features. The console also shows your time, distance, calorie goal, and heart rate.

The full specs of the Epic A17U are:

Epic A17U Exercise Bike
  • 17-pound Flywheel
  • 24 levels of magnetic resistance
  • 22 Workout Apps, 2 user-defined
  • Oversized, cushioned seat
  • iPod®-compatible with two 2" speakers
  • iFit™ Technology
  • EKG™ grip-pulse Heart Rate Monitoring
  • Wireless Chest Strap
  • 4" CoolAire™ workout fan
  • Max user weight – 275 lbs
  • Dimensions: 40.6"L x 24.8"W x 55.5"H / 140 pounds
  • Warranty: lifetime frame & brake, 1-year parts and labor

The Buzz

UPDATE:  Epic is no longer in business.  Take a look at their sister companies NordicTrack and ProForm for similar high-quality exercise bikes.

The Epic A17U exercise bike is an upright model with a 17-lb inertia enhanced flywheel, advanced pulley system, 24 levels of silent magnetic resistance with Quick Touch controls, 22 pre-set workout apps (11 calorie burn, 11 performance), an adjustable tilting console, vertical and horizontal saddle adjustments, and extra wide foot pedals with straps.

Other features of the Epic A17U include a wireless chest strap (free) and grip pulse sensors on the handlebars, a 4" cooling fan, an MP3/iPod plug-in with built in speakers, and the on-board iFit technology which offers additional workouts and a racetrack simulation on the display. (Note: To download iFit programs and access the other features, the bike needs access to your home’s wireless network.)

Our Take

Earning excellent reviews, the Epic A17U is a top quality exercise bike that gives competitor brands something to think about. For this much money, we would like to see a 2-year parts warranty but that’s the only con we can see.

This is a heavy 140-lb upright that feels like a health club quality model – which is another plus since many bikes at this price can weigh less than 90 pounds and tend to wobble under heavier users.

This one is rock solid for users weighing up to 275 pounds. Available at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores for $699, the Epic A17U exercise bike rates a Good Buy.

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