Diamondback APEX U6 Owner`s manual

Diamondback Fitness
DP #: 22-10-1028
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6004 S. 190th Street, Suite 101
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Kent, WA 98032
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Ph: 800.776.7642
© Diamondback Fitness 2009
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Apex U6 Owner’s Manual
PURCHASER’S REFERENCE INFORMATION
Product Name Diamondback Fitness Apex U6 Upright
Serial Number: E _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Record the serial number here.
Serial Number Location
The serial number will be located on the right side of the lower main
frame, just forward of the rear stabilizer (see figure to the right).
LE
SERIAL NUMBER
||||||| |||| |||||| |||||||||||
E000000000
WARNING: REMOVAL OR
DESTRUCTION OF THIS
LABEL VOIDS WARRANTY
P
AM
S
Record of Purchase
NOTE: Please record details associated with the purchase of your Diamondback Fitness Apex U6 below. This
information will be required in the event the unit requires future service. ATTACH THE PURCHASE RECEIPT.
Dealer Name: ___________________________________________ Dealer Telephone Number: (
) _ _____________________________
Dealer Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date Purchased: ________________________________________ Dealer Contact Name: _________________________________________
To Activate Your Warranty
Please register the unit at www.diamondbackfitness.com. Failure to comply may limit or void your warranty coverage.
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Diamondback Fitness
Apex U6
Owner’s Manual
Release v.2 (11/2009)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PURCHASER’S REFERENCE INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Serial Number: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
APEX U6 ASSEMBLY & INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Apex U6 Assembly Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS & WARNINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
WORKOUT GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Good Health is an Exercise in Common Sense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Body Mass Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Heart Rate is an Important Key to Your Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Touch Heart Rate Sensors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Wireless Heart Rate Receiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Your Estimated Maximum Heart Rate & Target Training Zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
WORKOUT QUALITY AND QUANTITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
CONSOLE LAYOUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
LCD Display Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Buttons And Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
MP3/iPod Input Jack and Speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Default Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Quick Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Manual Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Classic Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
User Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Target Heart Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on the purchase of your new Diamondback Fitness Apex U6 Exercise Bicycle. You have made a smart choice
and are about to enjoy one of the most effective and technically-advanced methods of cardiovascular exercise available today.
Founded in 1991 as an off-shoot of the legendary bicycle company, Diamondback Fitness was in many ways a complimentary
addition to the Diamondback brand. One might even say this extension grew as a natural evolution…an evolution from
classic outdoor bicycle usage, toward indoor-based cycling and cross training. It turns out that many fitness enthusiasts were
searching for ways to maintain conditioning during times of inclement weather or were simply looking for new and different
cross-training options.
This trend still continues today, twenty years later, as the strong Diamondback brand resonates with both the boomers who
grew up with the bicycles, as well as the younger generations riding them today.
Diamondback Fitness continues to build upon this legendary brand identity by offering the cardio enthusiast a full line of
upright exercise bicycles, recumbents, and elliptical trainers, each offering superior value and quality in an intuitive and
visually-appealing design. Let’s just say, we are already planning our next twenty years.
Thank you for choosing Diamondback Fitness.
Diamondback Fitness
6004 South 190th Street, Suite 101 Kent WA 98032 Ph. 1.800.776.7642 Fax: 1.800.776.2073
For more information or questions regarding your equipment, please visit our web site at DiamondbackFitness.com.
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Apex U6 Assembly
Part
6
Description
A . . . . . . Front Stabilizer [Quantity: 1]
B . . . . . . Hex Bolt - M8 x 1.25 x 16 mm (6 mm socket) [2]
C . . . . . . Rear Stabilizer [1]
D . . . . . . Hex Bolt - M8 x 1.25 x 16 mm (6 mm socket) [2]
E1 . . . . . . Pedal – Left [1]
E2 . . . . . . Pedal – Right [1]
F . . . . . . . Saddle [1]
G . . . . . . Seat Post Assembly [1]
H . . . . . . Lower Wire Harness Connector [1]
J . . . . . . . Console Mast Assembly [1]
K1 . . . . . Upper Wire Harness – Connector 1 [1]
K2 . . . . . Upper Wire Harness – Connector 2 [1]
L . . . . . . . Curved Washer – 8.0 x 19.0 x 2.0 mm [1]
M . . . . . . Flat Washer – 8.0 x 19.0 x 2.0 mm [4]
N . . . . . . Hex Bolt – M8 x 1.25 x 12 mm (6 mm socket) 5]
P . . . . . . Handlebar Assembly [1]
Q1 . . . . . Handlebar Fixing Clamp [1]
Q2 . . . . . Lock Washer – 7.0 x 13.0 x. 2.0 mm [2]
Q3 . . . . . Flat Washer – 7.0 x 12.0 x 1.0 mm [2]
Q4 . . . . . Handlebar Clamp Cover [1]
Q5 . . . . . Spacer/Bushing – 7.0 x 12.0x 40 mm (plastic) [1]
Q6 . . . . . T-Handle – M7 x 1.0 x 65 mm [1]
Q7 . . . . . Hex Bolt – M7 x 1.0 x 30 mm [1]
R . . . . . . Console [1]
S . . . . . . Heart Rate Wire Harness – Console [1]
T . . . . . . . Heart Rate Wire Harness – Handlebar [1]
U . . . . . . Rubber Grommet [1]
V . . . . . . . Wire Harness - Console [1]
W . . . . . . Phillips Screw – M5 x 0.8 x 10 mm [4]
X . . . . . . . AC Adaptor – US Plug; 120V, 60 Hz, 9V, 1A 1]
Y . . . . . . Console Mast Cover [1]
Z . . . . . . . Crank Cap [2]
AA . . . . . Leveling Foot/End Cap [2]
BB . . . . . Seat Post Adjustment Knob [1]
CC . . . . . Input Jack [1]
R
U
T
V
S
W
K2
Q7 Q6
P
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5
F
J
L
M
N
Y
K1
G
H
B
BB
CC
Z
E2
A
X
D
E1
Z
AA
C
Assembly Instructions
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Apex U6 Assembly Hardware Kit
DP #22-10-1030
Allen Bolt
M7 x 1.0 x 30 mm (1)
B
A
Bushing
ID 7.0 x OD 12.0 (1)
Crank Bolt
& Nut Wrench /
Screwdriver (1)
Flat Washer
ID 7.0 mm (2)
T-Handle
D
AA
M7 x 65 mm (1)
Hex Wrench
(1)
Lock Washer
ID 7.0 mm (2)
Pedal Wrench / Screwdriver
(1)
Handlebar
Clamp (1)
Assembly Notes
• Please read the entire Apex U6 Owner’s Manual before beginning the
assembly. Review the package contents to ensure all listed parts are
included.
• The assembler will require a 15 mm box wrench, a 6 mm hex wrench, a 15
mm pedal wrench, and a Phillips screwdriver for assembly. All required tools
are included.
• The estimated assembly time (of the Apex U6) for a person familiar with
basic tool usage is thirty (30) to forty-five (45) minutes.
• Always inspect the unit to ensure handlebars are fixed and the seat post is
locked into position prior to using the unit.
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Remove the hex fixing bolts (B & D)
from the front stabilizer (A) and rear
stabilizer (C).
Align the holes in the main frame with
the recessed nuts in the stabilizers
and thread the fixing bolts into place
Level the base by adjusting the
leveling feet integrated into each of the
stabilizer end caps (AA). Rotate the
knobs counter-clockwise to raise the
feet and clockwise to lower them.
NOTE: Always check the stability
of the unit after it has been moved
as serious injury can result.
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2
3
4
J
F
Z
M
E2
G
Y
L
N
H
K1
BB
Z
E1
Remove the left and right crank caps
(Z) by inserting a screwdriver into
the cap opening and un-threading
counter-clockwise.
Tighten both crank nuts (clockwise)
with the enclosed box wrench and
replace the crank caps.
Thread the left pedal (E1) into the
left crank. Tighten firmly in a counterclockwise direction with the spanner
wrench.
Install the right pedal (E2) into the
right crank, tightening in a clockwise
direction. Reinstall the crank caps (Z).
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Slide the clamp on the underside of
saddle (F) onto the seat post (G) and
tighten the nuts evenly.
Remove the five (5) hex bolts (N), four
(4) flat washers (M) and one (1) curved
washer (L) from the console mast (J).
Slide the entire seat post assembly
into the main frame seat tube. Unthread the adjuster knob on the
right side of the seat tube, and pull
outward, away from frame to allow
post to enter the seat tube.
Orient and slide the console mast
cover (Y) onto the console mast (J).
Adjust the seat to preferred height.
Do not extent the post beyond
the minimum insertion mark (MAX)
stamped into the post and release the
knob. Ensure the post is fixed in place,
and re-tighten knob to lock the post.
While supporting the console mast,
carefully join connectors (H) and (K1).
Slide the console mast into place onto
the main frame. Install only the lower
bolts, nuts and washers L, M & N.
Slide the console mast cover (Y)
downward and snap into place.
Re-install the two (2) bolts (N) and
washers (M) into the upper holes.
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U
Q7
Q1Q2
T
R
W
V
P
Q3 Q4
6
S
Q5 Q6
CC
Thread the heart rate wire harness
connector (T) through the hole on the
right side of the console mast and up
through the opening at the top.
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Move the unit into final position with
the help of the front transport rollers.
Carefully lift and support the rear end
of the unit until both wheels touch the
ground. Slowly roll into position.
After moving the unit, ensure all four
feet touch the floor. Review assembly
step #1 above for leveling instructions.
X
While supporting the handlebar (P),
assemble the handlebar clamp parts
(Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5, Q6 & Q7) as
per the diagram above and tighten at
the desired angle, using the T-handle
for the final fixing.
FINAL SETUP & INSTALLATION
Remove the four (4) Phillips fixing
screws (W) from the back side of the
console.
While supporting the console (R), join
plugs V and K2.
Join plug T with plug S.
Gently tuck the wires into the top of
the console mast.
Align the fixing holes in the back of
the console with those on the console
mast mounting plate. Re-install the
four console fixing bolts (W).
Install the rubber grommet (U).
Adjust the final position of the bars
(P) by loosening the T-Handle (Q6)
counter-clockwise. Select the desired
angle and re-tighten the T-handle.
To adjust the seat post height for the
proper riding position, unlock the seat
post adjustment knob (BB) by rotating
it counter-clockwise a few turns.
Support the seat post assembly and
pull outward on the knob to retract
the pin. Adjust the height, taking
care to not extend the post beyond
the minimum insertion mark (MAX)
stamped into the post. Release the pin
and ensure the post is fixed. Lock the
post into place by re-tightening the
adjustment knob (BB).
Inspect the unit for loose bolts,
hardware, knobs or pins.
Plug the AC adaptor in an outlet. Plug
the other end into the input jack (CC).
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS & WARNINGS
Every piece of Diamondback Fitness equipment is built for maximum safety and meets or exceeds all
applicable domestic and international standards. However, certain precautions need to be taken when
operating any piece of fitness equipment.
NOTE: Please read the entire owner’s manual before operating the unit.
NOTE: Read all warnings posted on the unit. If the warning label to the right is missing from the
Apex U6 Upright Cycle, contact Diamondback Fitness at (800) 776.7642 for a replacement.
Cautions – For Safe Operation
• Keep your hands and feet away from all moving parts and pinch points.
• If you have a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases,
elevated cholesterol, or if you smoke cigarettes or experience any other chronic diseases or physical
complaints, consult with a physician before beginning any exercise program.
• If overweight, pregnant or above the age of 35, consult your doctor before beginning an exercise program.
• If you experience dizziness, nausea, chest pains or other abnormal symptoms during exercise, stop the
exercise session immediately and consult your physician.
• Consume water before, during and after each exercise session.
Warnings – To Reduce the Risk of Injury to Yourself or Others
• To ensure proper functioning of your unit, do not install attachments or accessories not provided or
recommended by Diamondback Fitness.
WARNING
This Class C product is rated for
home (Class H) use only. Use
only DIAMONDBACK FITNESS
replacement parts. Failure to to
so will render the warranty void
and could result in personal
injury or even death. There is a
risk assumed by individuals who
use this type of equipment. To
minimize the risk, always follow
these simple rules:
1. Spining cranks and pedals
can cause injury. Only
operate unit when seated.
2. Operation of this unit should
only commence after the
entire Owner’s Manual has
been read.
3. User weight not to exceed
300 lbs for the Apex U6
4. Keep children away from unit
at all times.
5. Contact DIAMONDBACK
FITNESS if you do not
understand these warnings,
are missing the Owner’s
Manual, or have questions
regarding the proper use and
maintenance of this unit.
ES0764 Apex U6
DiamondbackFitness.com
800.776.7642
• Always wear proper clothing and shoes when exercising.
• Never operate the unit without first verifying that both the handlebar and seat post are firmly fixed.
• Never extend the seat post beyond the MAX marking. See the installation instructions above for proper seat post adjustment.
• User weight is not to exceed 300 pounds / 136.4 kilograms.
• Keep children away from the unit. Hands and feet may become tangled in the moving parts which could result in serious injury.
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• Place the unit in an area that will meet minimum the clearance requirements: Front, Back & Sides = 2 feet.
• This unit is heavy. Use caution when moving. Tilt the unit forward until the integrated transport rollers on the front stabilizer
make contact with the ground and slowly push or pull into the desired position. Always unplug the unit from the outlet before
moving or servicing.
• Keep the unit away from walls to allow proper ventilation. Air should be able to circulate freely around the unit. Keep all air
openings free of dirt and dust.
• Never insert anything into the openings.
• The Apex U6 is intended for indoor use in a home environment. Store indoors in a dry space.
• Place your unit on a solid, level surface when in use. Never operate if the unit is unstable. Review the assembly and
installation instructions for information regarding the leveling of the unit.
• Make sure all knobs for adjustments are fastened securely before getting on the unit and after making any adjustments (i.e.
seat post, saddle, seat assembly and handlebars).
• Use the handlebars when getting on and off the Apex U6 unit.
• Never operate the unit if it is damaged or broken. Contact your local authorized Diamondback Fitness Dealer for service.
• Please unplug the unit after exercising.
• Do not remove the covers or other components. Only Authorized Diamondback Fitness Dealers or Authorized Technicians
should perform service on the unit.
Assembly
Assembly of the Apex U6 should be performed by a Diamondback Fitness Dealer or an Authorized Technician as a significant
amount of technical knowledge is required for safe and complete assembly of the unit. Many retailers will offer delivery and
assembly as part of the sales agreement. If this unit was sold unassembled (in the carton) and you do not feel you can perform
the assembly, please call the dealer for service. Service calls for improper assembly are not covered by the Warranty Policy and
any associated charges will be the responsibility of the owner.
NOTE: Save this manual for your reference.
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WORKOUT GUIDELINES
Good Health is an Exercise in Common Sense
In the study titled, “The Surgeon General’s Call To Action To Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity,” the surgeon general
indicates that 61% of American adults are either overweight or obese. The study indicates that being overweight increases the risk of
health problems, such as heart disease, certain types of cancer, as well as Type-2 diabetes among other afflictions.
The Surgeon General’s healthy weight advice for consumers encourages the following actions:
• Aim For a Healthy Weight: Find your Body Mass Index (BMI) on the chart below.
• Be Active: Keep physically active to balance the calories you consume.
• Eat Well: Select sensible portion sizes.
Body Mass Index
BMI = (weight (lb.) height² (in)) x 703
Height in Feet and Inches
Weight in Pounds
12
120
130
140
150
160
170
180
190
200
210
220
230
240
4’6
29
31
34
36
39
41
43
46
48
51
53
56
58
250
60
4’8
27
29
31
34
36
38
40
43
45
47
49
52
54
56
4’10
25
27
29
31
34
36
38
40
42
44
46
48
50
52
5’0
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
41
43
45
47
49
5’2
22
24
26
27
29
31
33
35
37
38
40
42
44
46
5’4
21
22
24
26
28
29
31
33
34
36
38
40
41
43
5’6
19
21
23
24
26
27
29
31
32
34
36
37
39
40
5’8
18
20
21
23
24
26
27
29
30
32
34
35
37
38
5’10
17
19
20
22
23
24
26
27
29
30
32
33
35
36
6’0
16
18
19
20
22
23
24
26
27
28
30
31
33
34
6’2
15
17
18
19
21
22
23
24
26
27
28
30
31
32
6’4
15
16
17
18
20
21
22
23
24
26
27
28
29
30
6’6
14
15
16
17
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
27
28
29
6’8
13
14
15
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
28
NOTE: Chart applies to adults (age 20 years and older)
Healthy Weight
Over Weight
Obese
Heart Rate is an Important Key to Your Exercise
The Surgeon General also released a report on physical activity and health. This report dictates that exercise and fitness are
beneficial for a person’s health and reiterated the need for exercise as a key component for disease prevention and healthier living.
The best way to determine exercise intensity is to monitor your pulse during exercise. Heart rate can easily be determined by
counting the pulse rate at the chest, wrist or carotid artery on your neck. It is however, difficult to count your own pulse during
exercise, mainly because one cannot count fast enough to accurately track the rate. The Diamondback Fitness Apex U6 is
equipped with two systems for monitoring your heart rate.
Touch Heart Rate Sensors
While the unit is powered-on and a workout program is operating, gently grasp both touch heart rate sensors on the handlebar.
The computer will detect your pulse rate and register a two or three digit number in the PULSE window on the LCD display.
NOTE: If an inconsistent heart rate is displayed while using the hand pulse sensors:
• Ensure the palms of both hands are touching the contact areas of the touch heart rate sensors.
• Maintain even pressure on the grips.
• Do not clutch the touch heart rate sensors tightly.
• Try to keep your hands still while griping the touch heart rate sensors.
Wireless Heart Rate Receiver
A wireless telemetry heart rate receiving system is one feature found on the Apex models. In order for the console to detect and
display your heart rate, three conditions must be present:
• A compatible heart rate chest strap transmitter (not included) must be functioning and worn. For proper function of the chest
strap, please refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.
• The Diamondback Apex U6 must be powered on.
• A workout program must be running.
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In general, a wireless heart rate chest strap is a more accurate method of detecting one’s heart rate. The user is not required to
grip the touch heart rate sensors and offers more flexibility as the unit will continuously display the user’s heart rate no matter
where the hands are placed.
Your Estimated Maximum Heart Rate & Target Training Zone
Your calculated target heart rate, or the ideal intensity needed to improve cardiovascular fitness, depends primarily upon your
age rather than your current state of fitness. It is calculated as a percentage of your maximum heart rate (estimated as 220
beats-per-minute minus your age). It is most effective to train at a heart rate between 60% and 85% of your maximum heart
rate. If exercise intensity is too low or too high, only modest gains will be made in strength and cardiovascular fitness. A workout
at a very low intensity will not offer maximum benefits. Conversely, if the workout intensity is too high, injury or fatigue may set
your exercise program back as the body attempts to recover.
To calculate your maximum heart rate and find the target training zone, use the following formulas. For example, the following
estimation would be relevant for a 35 year-old user:
• 220 – Age = Maximum Heart Rate
60% of Maximum Heart Rate
85% of Maximum Heart Rate
• Calculated Heart Rate Training Zone:
220 – 35
= 185
60% x 185 = 111 heart beats-per minute (Bpm)
85% x 185 = 157 Bpm
111 Bpm – 157 Bpm
Heart Rate in BPM
Heart Rate Guidelines 60%-85% Maximum Target
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180
170
160
150
140
130
120
110
100
90
80
170
120
20
85%
166
162
117
25
157
114
30
153
111
35
108
40
60%
149
145
105
45
140
102
50
Ages in Years
136
99
55
132
96
60
128
93
65
123
90
70
87
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Workout QUALITY AND QUANTITY
It is recommended that you accumulate at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week. Physical activity should
be initiated slowly and the intensity should be increased gradually. You should select activities that you enjoy and can fit into
your daily life. Having Diamondback Fitness equipment at home offers you the opportunity to work out without going to the gym.
The American College of Sports Medicine makes the following recommendations for the quantity and quality of training for
developing and maintaining cardiovascular fitness in healthy adults:
• An activity that uses large muscle groups, maintained continuously, and is rhythmical and aerobic in nature.
• Duration: 20 to 60 minutes of continuous aerobic activity, including a warm-up and cool-down period for each exercise session.
• Frequency: 3 to 5 times per week.
• Intensity: 60% to 85% of maximum heart rate.
In addition to aerobic exercise, it is recommended that you add strength training of moderate intensity twice per week to
your program.
Get a Smart Start on Exercising
Anyone over the age of 35, as well as younger persons whom are overweight, should check with his/her physician before
beginning any type of exercise program. People who have diabetes or high blood pressure, a family history of heart disease,
high cholesterol or have led a sedentary lifestyle should protect themselves with a medical check-up and a stress test, preferably
administered during exercise by a health care professional.
• Always stretch before your workout to loosen muscles, and afterwards to cool down.
• The first few minutes of your workout should be devoted to warming up muscles before a vigorous workout, and building
your heart rate slowly.
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• After an aerobic workout of roughly 20-30 minutes, spend 10 minutes gradually reducing your heart rate with a lower
resistance level.
NOTE: Start slow, with intensity low until you build up endurance and strength. Always consult your physician
before beginning any exercise program.
Typical Target Zone Exercise
Patterns for 35 year-old
185
bpm
Maximum Attainable Heart Rate
157
bpm
85% of Maximum
111
bpm
Resting Warm-up
5 Minutes
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60% of Maximum
20-30 Minutes
of Exercise
Cool-down Resting
5 Minutes
CONSOLE LAYOUT
NOTE: It is advised that new users read this entire section prior to beginning their first workout session.
LCD Display Windows
Time
Tracks the time of the current workout program.
Heart Symbol
Indicates that a heart rate is detected by either the
touch heart rate sensors, or the wireless heart rate
receiver. If a pulse is not detected, the heart icon will
not be visible and the Bpm will be displayed as “P”
INTERVAL 1 INTERVAL 2
HILL
CLIMB 1
HILL
CLIMB 2
HILL
CLIMB 3
FAT
BURNER
Pulse
Your heart rate will be displayed in this field when
detected by the touch heart rate sensors or wireless
heart rate receiver. Unit of measurement is
Bpm/Beats-Per-Minute
RESET
START/QUICK START/STOP
UP
ENTER
FITNESS TEST
DOWN
Speed
An estimate of your speed (in miles) calculated by RPM
will be displayed. SPEED will alternate with RPM every
five (5) seconds.
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RPM
An acronym for Revolutions-Per-Minute, the number of complete revolutions a single
pedal makes every 60 seconds. The display for RPM will alternate with SPEED every
five (5) seconds.
Load
Displays the current resistance level applied to the workout. The maximum
resistance load is 16.
Distance
The estimated total distance (in miles) traveled since the beginning of the workout.
Calories
The estimated number of calories burned since the beginning of the workout will be
displayed in this field.
Brickyard or Workout Profile
This field will graphically display the terrain of the workout program. A higher “brick”
stack represents a higher load or resistance level. A flashing column of bricks will
indicate the user’s progress in the program at any given time. Although only eight
(8) columns show in the window, the complete profile is comprised of twenty (20)
columns and will advance as the user progresses through the program.
Alpha-Numeric Messaging Bar
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Program titles and instructions will be displayed in this field.
Buttons and Keys
RESET
The reset button will return the programming to the program selection menu.
Holding the RESET key down for two seconds restarts the system and enters the User Set-Up mode.
START / QUICK START / STOP
When powering up the unit, it is possible to bypass all data entry and enter the Quick Start
program.
Pressing START / QUICK START / STOP while in the Program Set-Up mode will immediately
launch the program displayed in the Alpha-Numeric Messaging Bar.
Pressing START / QUICK START / STOP key once while in Program mode will pause the program.
Pressing the key again will un-pause the program.
UP / DOWN
During the Program Set-Up mode, press UP or DOWN to adjust the Age, Weight and Time values.
During the Program mode, press UP or DOWN to adjust the resistance level.
ENTER
Within the Set-Up mode, the ENTER key accepts the current program details such as Age and
Weight then moves to the next value to be adjusted.
In Program Selection mode, pressing ENTER will accept the displayed program and launch
Set Up mode.
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FITNESS TEST
At the end of a program, pressing the FITNESS TEST button once will launch the Fitness Test program.
Based upon the rate at which the user’s heart rate decreases over a sixty (60) second period, the Fitness
Test program provides a basic analysis of the user’s fitness by displaying F1, F2, F3, F4 F5 or F6 where F1
represent the highest level of fitness.
MP3/iPod Input Jack and Speakers
The Apex console offers an on-board amplifier and stereo speaker set which can be connected to an Mp3 player, iPod® or
iPhone®. Connect one end of a male-to-male 3.5 mm stereo cable (not included) to the headphone jack of the device and the
other end to the console port located just above the accessory tray. Sound levels are controlled by the device so be sure to
check the internal settings if the noise level is not satisfactory.
Default Settings
• Gender
Male
• Age
25 years
• Weight
155 lb..
• Time
0 minutes. If left at zero, the program time will count up and run continuously until stopped by the
user. If an entry is made, the program will count down from the entered value.
• Segment Time Equals 1/20th of the entered time. If 30 minutes is entered for the program time, each segment will
equal 90 seconds.
• Load
Level 1
NOTE: The default values for Age, Weight and Time will update and be stored as the default values when changed in
the program settings.
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iPod® and iPhone® are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.
PROGRAMS – Get Ready to Work Out
When the Apex U6 is plugged into an electrical outlet, an audible beep will sound, confirming power has reached the console.
All segments of the display will light up for two seconds. “USER” will flash in the Alpha-Numeric Message Bar.
Quick Start
The Quick Start program offers users the ability to bypass all data entry in the User Select/User Set-Up modes and simply begin
a Manual workout program by pressing the START / QUICK START / STOP key once. The Quick Start program will run with the
default data described in the section titled User Select Mode and User Set-Up Mode.
The Time is set at 00:00 minutes and count up until the workout is ended by the user.
User Select Mode and User Set-Up Mode
Immediately following power up (or whenever the RESET key is pressed for two (2) seconds), “USER” will flash in the AlphaNumeric Message Bar indicating the launching of the User Select mode. From here, customization of the user information
(which serves as the data to be used for the heart rate programs, calorie calculations, etc.) can be performed. Another user
profile may be selected at any time by pressing the RESET key for two (2) seconds.
• Select User 1, User 2, User 3 or User 4 by pressing the UP or DOWN key to scroll through the choices and pressing ENTER
to accept and launch the SET-UP mode.
• “SEX = MALE” will flash in the Alpha-Numeric Messaging Bar. Press ENTER to accept this value or change the value by
pressing the UP or DOWN keys until the preferred value is visible. Press ENTER to accept.
• “AGE = 25” will flash. Press ENTER to accept, or change via the UP/DOWN keys, followed by the ENTER key.
• “HEIGHT = 60” will flash. Press ENTER to accept, or change via the UP/DOWN keys, followed by the ENTER key.
• “WEIGHT = 100” will flash. Press ENTER to accept, or change via the UP/DOWN keys.
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• Pressing the ENTER key will launch the Program Select mode.
• Load / resistance may be adjusted via the UP or DOWN keys.
• To end the program, press START / QUICK START / STOP or simply stop pedaling.
Program Select Mode
The Program Select mode allows the user to choose their desired program and customize the data and information required to
operate these programs.
To enter the Program Select mode:
• From the User Select or User Set-Up modes, press the START key twice, followed by the RESET key.
• From an operating program, press the START / QUICK START / STOP key, followed by the RESET key.
The Program Select mode will always default to the Manual program. “Manual” will flash in the Alpha-Numeric Messaging Bar.
Select the Manual program by pressing the ENTER key, or scroll through the various programs by pressing the UP / DOWN
keys, confirming a selection by pressing the ENTER key.
Manual Program
The Manual program is unique in that the user can select any quantity of the four possible values to track this program. When
the first of the target values is reached, an audible alarm will sound indicating the end of the program. This function is especially
useful for tracking a “personal best” or structuring a challenge of distance versus. time, for example.
• When the Manual program is selected, “Time” will flash, prompting the user to adjust the length of the workout.
• Adjust the time using the UP and DOWN keys. Press ENTER to accept the value.
NOTE: For all programs which accept a Time value, each column in the brickyard represents 1/20th of the total time
entered. For example, if the value entered for Time was 30 minutes, each column/segment in the profile will
equal 1.5 minutes (30 minutes / 20 segments = 1.5 minutes).
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NOTE: When the user is prompted for a Time entry, a value of zero (0:00) will set the clock to count up from zero
(00:00). When another value is entered, the clock will count down when the program is launched.
• “Distance” will now be flashing. Adjust the value and press ENTER to accept.
• “Calories” will flash. Adjust and press ENTER.
• “Pulse” will be flashing. Press ENTER once the desired value has been selected.
• If all data fields remain at the default values of zero (0), the program will operate as the Quick Start program. Otherwise, the
Manual program will run until the first of the entered values are reached.
NOTE: While entering data, two short beeps signifies that all data fields have been updated. Press ENTER to launch
the program.
Classic Programs
When Programs is selected, the brickyard will display the profile associated with first program in the list of available “classic”
programs.
• Press the UP or DOWN keys repeatedly to scroll through the six (6) program options and the linked profiles; Interval 1,
Interval 2, Hill Climb 1, Hill Climb 2, Hill Climb 3 and Fat Burner.
• Select a program and profile by pressing ENTER.
• Adjust the workout Time, and press START / QUICK START / STOP to begin the program.
User Program
When User Program is selected, the brickyard will display the last profile entered by the user (or the default, flat profile if this
program has never been altered).
• The first column in the brickyard will flash and the Alpha-Numeric Messaging Bar will read “S01”. S01 refers to the first
segment or column in the brickyard. Adjust the resistance, or load, of the first segment/column in the program profiles
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up or down using the UP and DOWN keys. The load will be displayed in the lower left corner of the console. Press ENTER
to advance to the next column. Make any desired adjustments to the resistance and repeat the process for all twenty
(20) columns. Once all profile adjustments are complete, press and hold the ENTER key for one (1) second to accept the
updates.
• “Time” will flash. Adjust the value and press START / QUICK START / STOP to launch the program.
• Changes to the current segment’s load can be made once the program is launched by pressing the UP or DOWN key.
Target Heart Rate / Target HR
Diamondback’s Target Heart Rate programs can also be described as heart rate control programs. Heart rate control programs
automatically increase and decrease the load during the workout to stay within four (4) Bpm (Beats-Per-Minute) of the target. For
example, if the heart rate target is 132 Bpm, and the user’s pulse begins to fall, the Apex U6 computer will slowly increase the
load. Eventually, the amount of work being performed by the user will increase and so will the heart rate. Conversely, if the user’s
heart rate climbs above the target zone, the load will be reduced, ultimately decreasing the heart rate.
The advantages of heart rate control programs are the simplicity and accuracy by which the ideal cardiovascular training zone is
maintained thereby offering a very efficient workout.
For the Target Heart Rate programs to operate, the computer must receive a heart rate signal from the touch heart rate sensors
or via a wireless chest strap transmitter (not included). If no signal is detected, the Alpha-Numeric Messaging Bar will display
“Input Pulse” and “P” will be lit in the Pulse window.
Calculated Maximum Heart Rate is a formula based upon the user’s age: 220 – Age = Calculated Maximum Heart Rate. See
the section above titled “Your Estimated Maximum Heart Rate.” As such, the Target Heart Rate programs rely upon an accurate
user profile to provide a safe and effective workout. The user must select a user profile which contains the correct age value. To
return to the User Set-Up mode and update the age entry, press and hold the RESET key for two seconds. Select a user profile
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(User 1, User 2, User 3 or User 4) and update any inaccurate values. See the section “User Select Mode and User Set-Up
Mode” above for more information.
A user may bypass the User Set Up mode and run an effective heart rate control program by selecting the Fixed Target program
option, and entering a heart rate value in Bpm/Beats-per-minute.
• When Target HR is selected from the Program Selection mode, the Alpha-Numeric Messaging Bar will flash “Target 55.”
“Target 55” represents a heart rate target of 55% of the current user’s calculated maximum heart rate. Likewise, “Target 75”
and “Target 95” represent 75% and 95% of the user’s calculated maximum heart rate respectively. “Fixed Target” is similar
to the percentage targets but rather than the computer calculating the heart rate target, the user may enter a numeric value
which will become the heart rate control target.
• Select a program by pressing ENTER.
• If Fixed Target was selected, “Pulse” will flash. Enter a value and press ENTER. If Target 55, Target 75 or Target 95 were
selected, go to the next step.
• “Time” will flash. Adjust the value for this field, and press START / QUICK START / STOP to launch program.
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MAINTENANCE
All Diamondback Fitness products are engineered for years of near-silent operation. Let noise be your first indication that
a repair or adjustment is required. Please, discontinue use immediately and contact an Authorized Service Technician or
Diamondback Fitness Dealer if an unusual noise, scraping, knocking, grinding or vibration is detected. Often, a minor issue will
become a major repair if ignored and use is continued.
Store the unit in a cool and dry environment.
Prior to each workout, confirm that all adjustment knobs are tightened, seat pins are engaged, and handlebars remain fixed.
Inspect the pedals and cranks by pressing down firmly upon both at the same time, followed by pulling up. If any play is
detected, discontinue use immediately and seek help.
NOTE: As part of Diamondback Fitness’s normal installation and set-up process, all cranks must be tightened after
8 to 10 hours of use to ensure the parts are properly seated onto the axle. This important task is part of the
initial break-in service as non-tightened cranks will become loose, ultimately requiring replacement. Damage
of this type is only caused by under-tightened cranks and is not covered under the Warranty Policy. Tools
have been provided for this service.
Your Diamondback Fitness Apex U6 is manufactured of the most durable materials available. The plastics are made of strong
and chemical-resistant ABS. The frame is produced of high-tensile steel and protected with an industrial-grade, powder-coating
paint for the highest grade of corrosion resistance. The seats are covered with sealed polyester. However, it is important to note
that perspiration can be extremely corrosive if allowed to accumulate on the machine. After training, always wipe down your unit
with a mild soap solution followed by a thorough drying with a clean towel. Locating a small spray bottle and towel near the unit
will help ensure that your Diamondback Fitness Apex U6 looks new for many years.
NOTE: Perspiration is very corrosive and if allowed to remain on the machine, will cause discoloration, fading, rust
and odors. Unfortunately, these conditions are not covered under the Warranty Policy.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
Diamondback Fitness warrants your Apex U6 to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use in the home
environment. Diamondback Fitness’s obligation under this warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of any defective part,
provided free of charge through an Authorized Service Agent. This warranty is extended to the original purchaser. The following
conditions apply:
Who is Covered
The warranty is extended to the individual whose name appears on the Warranty Registration filed with Diamondback Fitness
and may not be transferred to any other individual or legal entity. In the absence of a valid Warranty Registration, the original
sales receipt will serve as satisfactory documentation of the valid warranty status.
To Obtain Service
To obtain service, you must contact your Authorized Diamondback Fitness Dealer. Your dealer is also your Authorized Service
Agent. An Authorized Service Agent must diagnose your unit to begin the warranty claim process.
Warranty Registration
Warranty commitments are valid only with a completed Warranty Registration. Registration is available online at
www.diamondbackfitness.com. Alternatively, a warranty card may be mailed to Diamondback Fitness. (See page 30)
Proof of Purchase
Proof of purchase from a Diamondback Fitness Authorized Dealer will be required if the Warranty card is not registered prior to
any consideration of warranty claim.
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What is Covered – For Interior Residential Use Only.
• Frame
Limited lifetime warranty, covers defects in welds, materials, and workmanship (some exclusions apply).
• Brake
Limited lifetime warranty
• Parts & Electronics
1 year
• Labor
1 year
• Wear Items
90 days
Note: Limited lifetime refers to warranty coverage of the unit’s expected service life, not the lifetime of the
purchaser. The expected lifetime of the Diamondback Fitness Apex U6 is five (5) years from the date of
purchase although other factors can extend this period. Support and maintenance of the unit may become
difficult or impossible after this period expires.
Voided Warranty
The warranty does not apply to any failure of the product or its components due to alterations or modifications, misuse
and abuse, accidental damage, lack of maintenance or improper assembly. Improper assembly can be avoided if the unit is
assembled by an authorized technician. Damage due to improper assembly is not covered by the warranty. Common assembly
errors can include damaged wire harnesses, stripped crank arms, stripped pedals, or damaged threads.
If the serial number has been removed, altered or defaced, the warranty for the affected unit is voided.
Parts & Service
Contact the Authorized Diamondback Fitness Dealer which originally sold the unit. If you have moved, or the retailer is
unavailable, visit our dealer locator site at www.diamondbackfitness.com to help locate an alternate Authorized Dealer.
Diamondback Fitness is not responsible for securing warranty service and/or honoring extended warranties provided by dealers.
Note: Authorized service technicians do not reside in all areas of the country. If you live beyond the reasonable
service area of a metropolitan area, Diamondback Fitness may not be able to support the labor portion of the
product warranty. Technician travel charges are not covered by the warranty.
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Other Exclusions
The warranty is void if the Apex U6 is placed in commercial or light commercial environments such as health clubs, schools,
hotels, condominium common areas, correctional facilities, or any other non-residential setting.
The warranty will not be honored if the Apex U6 is employed for commercial or rental purposes.
The Apex U6 is for indoor use only.
Additional Rights
This Warranty is expressly in lieu of all other warranties, and any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose created hereby, and are limited to the same duration as the express warranty herein. Diamondback Fitness shall not be
liable for any incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitations of implied warranties,
incidental or consequential, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.
Retailers and wholesale outlets for Diamondback Fitness products are not authorized to modify this warranty in any way.
This warranty gives the original owner specific legal rights. Other additional rights may vary from state to state.
© 2009 Diamondback Fitness 6004 South 190th Street, Suite 101 Kent Washington 98032 Ph. 1.800.776.7642 Fax: 1.800.776.2073
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WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD
Please return the completed warranty registration card to Diamondback Fitness within 15 days of purchase. Failure to comply may
void the warranty. You may register your product at www.diamondbackfitness.com.
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