GUIDE
OWNER’S
U70
COMMERCIAL FITNESS BIKE
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ongratulations on choosing a VISION FITNESS Bike. You’ve taken an
important step in developing and sustaining an exercise program! Your
Bike is a tremendously effective tool for achieving your facility’s fitness
goals. Regular use of your Bike can improve the quality of your members’
lives in so many ways.
Here are just a few of the health benefits of aerobic exercise:
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Weight Loss
A Healthier Heart
Improved Muscle Tone
Increased Daily Energy Levels
Reduced Stress
Help in Countering Anxiety and Depression
An Improved Self Image
The key to reaping these benefits is to develop the exercise habit. Your
new Bike will be an important tool in helping your members achieve this
exercise habit. This Owner’s Guide provides you with basic information
on using this VISION FITNESS Bike. A more complete knowledge of your
new Bike will assist you in helping your members achieve their goals.
Some kinds of service to your Bike should only be performed by your
VISION FITNESS retailer. Please contact your authorized VISION FITNESS
retailer should service be required. If a question or problem arises which
cannot be handled by your VISION FITNESS retailer, please contact us:
VISION FITNESS
1600 Landmark Drive
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
Ph: 1.800.335.4348
Fax: 1.608.839.8731
www.visionfitness.com
Table of Contents
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE........... 27
TROUBLESHOOTING......................... 28
TROUBLESHOOTING HEART RATE
MONITOR CHEST STRAP................... 30
LIMITED HOME USE WARRANTY........ 32
COMMERCIAL WARRANTY................ 34
DEVELOPING A FITNESS PROGRAM.... 36
EXERCISE GUIDELINES..................... 37
TARGET HEART RATE........................ 38
BALANCED FITNESS......................... 39
CONSOLE
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS...................... 4
ASSEMBLY & MOVING THE BIKE...... 6
STABILIZING THE BIKE, PEDAL STRAP
ADJUSTMENT.................................... 7
SEAT ADJUSTMENT............................ 8
SELF-POWERED FEATURE & CONTACT
HEART RATE...................................... 9
GENERAL
I N T RO
INTRO
GENERAL
CONSOLE
DISPLAY CONSOLE.......................... 10
DISPLAY CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS..... 11
CARDIO PORT, BATTERY................... 13
PROGRAM OVERVIEWS.................... 14
USING THE PROGRAMS.................... 18
USING THE SPRINT 8 PROGRAM....... 20
USING HEART RATE TRAINING........... 21
TELEMETRIC HEART RATE
CHEST STRAP, PLACEMENT............... 22
ALL HRT PROGRAMS, ADJUSTING
TARGET HEART RATE........................ 23
USING CUSTOM PROGRAMS............. 24
ENGINEERING MODE........................ 26
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CONSOLE MAST
HANDLEBARS
CONSOLE
CONSOLE MAST
ACCESSORY
TRAY
FRONT FOOT &
TRANSPORT WHEELS
SEAT
ADJUSTMENT
REAR FOOT
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U70
COMMERCIAL UPRIGHT FITNESS BIKE
I N T RO
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical product, basic precautions should always be
followed, including the following: Read all instructions before using this
exercise product.
Your VISION FITNESS Bike is self-generating (requiring no external power
source) and must be pedaled to power-up the console.
the risk of burns, fire, electrical shock or
WARNING! Toinjuryreduce
to persons:
• Use this exercise product for its intended use as described in this
Owner’s Guide. Only use attachments recommended by the manufacturer.
• Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
•Do not remove the Bike sidecovers. Service should be performed only
by an authorized VISION FITNESS retailer.
•Never operate this Bike if it is not working properly or if it has been
damaged or immersed in water. Return the Bike to a retailer for
examination and repair.
• Do not use outdoors.
• The maximum user weight capacity is up to 400 lbs. (182 kg.)
CHILDREN
• Keep children off of your Bike at all times.
•When the Bike is in use, young children and pets should be kept at least
10 feet away.
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OTHER SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR VISION FITNESS BIKE
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CAUTION!
If you experience chest pains, nausea, dizziness or shortness of
breath, stop exercising immediately and consult your physician before continuing.
• Do not wear loose clothing that might catch on any part of the Bike.
• Read this Owner’s Guide before operating this Bike.
• Drink plenty of fluids during your workout.
WARNING!
•Heart rate monitoring system may be inaccurate. Over exercise may result
in serious injury of death. If you feel faint stop exercising immediately.
CLEANING
• Clean only with soap and a slightly damp cloth; never use solvents.
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ASSEMBLY
I N T RO
It is recommended, when possible, that an authorized VISION FITNESS
retailer assemble your Bike. If you have elected to assemble this product
yourself, for your safety please read and follow each of the steps in the
enclosed assembly instructions. If you have any questions regarding any
part or function of your Bike, contact your retailer.
MOVING
Your VISION FITNESS Bike has transport wheels included for ease of
mobility. To move your UPRIGHT Bike, firmly grasp the rear of the frame
assembly, or the rear of the seat rail. Carefully lift and roll on the transport
wheels. To move your Upright Bike, firmly grasp the handlebars, carefully
tip toward you, and roll on the transport wheels.
CAUTION: Our Bikes are well-built and heavy, weighing up to 160 pounds!
Use care and additional help if necessary.
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STABILIZING THE BIKE
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After positioning the Bike in
its intended location, check its
stability by attempting to rock it
side to side. Rocking or wobbling
indicates that your Bike needs
to be leveled. Determine which
leveler is not resting completely on
the floor. Loosen the wing nut at
the base of the leveler to allow the
leveler to rotate. Now rotate the
leveler to the left or right until the
Bike is stable. Lock the adjustment
by tightening the wing nut against
the rear foot support.
PEDAL STRAP ADJUSTMENT
The straps are designed to fit your
individual foot size and should
be adjusted tight enough to keep
your feet from slipping. The pedals
include spring-loaded clips for
easy adjustment. To tighten the
strap, pull down the open end of
the strap. To loosen the strap, push
down on the top of the clip and
pull the strap up. Release the clip
to lock in place.
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SEAT POST ADJUSTMENT
I N T RO
The U70 uses a simple pull-pin
adjustment knob to adjust seat
height. To adjust, grab hold of the
seat and pull the seat post knob
out. Raise or lower the seat to its
desired position and release the
seat post knob. Push down on the
seat to make sure the pin is secure
in the rail.
SEAT POSITIONING
To determine proper seat position, sit on the seat and position the ball of
your foot on the center of the pedal. Your knee should bend slightly at the
furthest pedal position. You should be able to pedal without locking your
knees or shifting your weight from side to side.
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SELF-POWERED FEATURE
I N T RO
The U70 is a self-powered unit, requiring no external power source.
When a user pedals at a speed above 20 revolutions per minute (RPM),
the power is generated to allow the Bike to function properly. Because
of this self-generating feature, the console feedback will fade away when
you cease pedaling. The console does, however, use a 9-volt battery as
backup to save your feedback information for 30 seconds from the time
you stopped pedaling. If you resume pedaling within the 30 seconds, the
information will reappear. If the information does not appear within the
30 seconds, your battery may need to be plugged in or replaced.
CONTACT HEART RATE
HAND PULSE HEART RATE SENSORS
The Contact Hand Pulse Sensors are included on each product to monitor
your heart rate. To use, grasp both of the sensors with a comfortable grip
during your workout. The console will display your heart rate. Although
your signal will be displayed immediately, it may take the system a few
seconds to zero in on your actual heart rate.
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DISPLAY CONSOLE
DISPLAY CONSOLE OVERVIEW
CONSOLE
The computerized display allows the user to select a workout that meets
their desired fitness goals. It also allows the user to monitor the progress
and feedback of each workout so they can track improvements in overall
fitness over time.
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DISPLAY CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
A. START/HOLD TO RESET
CONSOLE
P ress the START key to begin a MANUAL workout immediately without
having to set individual information. When the program begins, you
have the ability to adjust resistance levels with the ARROW keys.
Feedback information will be calculated using default settings.
PAUSE: If you need to PAUSE your program during a workout, pressing
the START key will PAUSE your program for 30 seconds. Pressing
START will return you to your workout.
RESET: If you need to RESET the console during your workout, you can
do so by holding down the START button for three seconds or until the
display resets.
B. ENTER
This key is used after entering each piece of information in setup
such as age, weight, or level.
C. ARROW BUTTONS
These keys are used to change values in setup mode prior to your workout.
During your workout, they are used to change workout levels. In HRT®
programs, they are used to change your target heart rate.
D. PROGRAM BUTTONS
T hese keys provide quick access to your favorite workouts. Press
the proogram repeatedly or use the arrow keys to select one of
multiple workouts.
E. CHANGE DISPLAY / HOLD TO SCAN
Press to change display information. Press and hold to scan automatically between the two display options.
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DISPLAY CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS (continued)
F. PROFILE DISPLAY
This window provides a dot matrix profile of the workout segments
you are about to complete, as well as those you have already
completed, and the level of resistance for each segment.
CONSOLE
G. FEEDBACK WINDOWS
These windows provide step-by-step instructions in the setup mode,
instructions, feedback and motivational messages during your workout.
FEEDBACK:
During your workout, these windows display exercise feedback
about your workout, including:
SPEED: the pedaling speed in miles or kilometers per hour.
DISTANCE: the total distance traveled in miles or kilometers since
the start of your workout.
WATTS: a measurement of workload; one watt is equal to six
kilogram-meters per minute.
METS: a measurement of oxygen consumption; one MET equals
the approximate amount of oxygen consumed per minute by a
person at rest.
HEART RATE/HRT FEEDBACK WINDOW
This window provides feedback on your current heart rate and the percent of your predicted maximum heart rate (% Heart Rate). It also includes your target heart rate when using one of the HRT® programs.
NOTE: At the end of your workout, the totals will be displayed
as averages of your total workout time. The only exceptions are
distance and calories, which are program totals.
H. MESSAGE WINDOW
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This window provides step-by-step instructions in the setup mode, instructions, feedback and motivational messages during your workout.
TIME: the time elapsed or the time remaining in your workout.
RPM: the pedal rate or Revolutions Per Minute (RPM).
CALORIES: an estimate of calories burned since the beginning of
the workout.
RESISTANCE: the current resistance level you are currently in.
CARDIO PORT
A Cardio Port is located on the back of the console that is compatible
to entertainment protocol, such as Cardio Theatre. The bottom port is the
active port to use for this function
CONSOLE
These ports are located on the backside of the console and are enclosed
by removable covers.
9V Battery
CARDIO PORT
BATTERY: Your console is equipped with a 9V battery to maintain
workout information.
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PROGRAM OVERVIEWS
SPRINT 8
CONSOLE
is an anaerobically-based interval
program. It is effective in recruiting fast twitch
muscle fibers and improving athletic performance.
CLASSICS
MANUAL is a user-controlled program in which
the resistance remains at a set level unless you
decide to change it.
INTERVAL is an efficient workout that strengthens
your cardiovascular system by alternating
work intervals and recovery intervals. Be
sure to challenge yourself with intense work
intervals.
FAT BURN is a program designed to target your
stored body fat. This program is generally
used at a slightly lower resistance level but
runs for longer durations than other programs.
RANDOM is a program that will give you a
different workout every time you workout.
The resistance levels will change randomly,
providing a challenging workout.
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HRT® PROGRAMS
TARGET HRT allows you set your target heart
CONSOLE
rate. The machine will automatically change
resistance levels to keep you at your preset
heart rate target. The user must grasp the
hand pulse sensors or wear a telemetric heart
rate chest strap during use.
HRT WEIGHT LOSS is a lower intensity workout
that will help your body burn a higher
percentage of calories from your body’s
fat reserves. The user must grasp the hand
pulse sensors or wear a telemetric heart rate
chest strap during use. The program will
automatically adjust resistance to keep you at
65% of your predicted maximum heart rate.
HRT INTERVAL alternates between effort intervals
of 80% and 70% of your predicted maximum
heart rate. This program is designed to
increase your cardiovascular fitness capacity.
The user must grasp the hand pulse sensors
or wear a telemetric heart rate chest strap
during use.
HRT HILL increases your intensity level from
65%, to 70%, to 75%, to 80% of your
predicted maximum heart rate to promote
cardiovascular strength and endurance.
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PROGRAM OVERVIEWS CONTINUED
TRAILS
CONSOLE
TRAIL 10K is a distance based program that
ends after you complete the 10K. See if you
can beat your previous time!
TRAIL 15K is a distance based program that
ends after you complete the 15K. See if you
can beat your previous time!
TRAIL 20K is a distance based program that
ends after you complete the 20K. See if you
can beat your previous time!
WATTS PROGRAMS
CONSTANT WATTS allows you to set your target
WATT output (energy output). The resistance
will change automatically to keep you at your
target WATTs.
INTERVAL WATTS allows you to choose a high
WATTs value and a low WATTs value. The
interval program will switch between High
and Low WATTs values, making for a very
intense and effective workout.
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HILL WATTS lets you choose four WATTs
levels. Each WATTs level will change at 1
minute intervals and repeat until your preset
workout time is over. Perfect for a challenging
workout.
FITNESS TEST
CONSOLE
is a heart rate based fitness
test. The test lasts 5 minutes and is based
on your V02 level and maximum heart rate
achieved to provide an accurate fitness level.
This is a great program to track your increase
in fitness levels. The user must grasp the hand
pulse sensors or wear a telemetric heart rate
chest strap during use.
CUSTOM PROGRAMS
CUSTOM 1-5 allows you to preset up to five
workout profiles. You have the ability to save
or change the workouts whenever you wish.
More information is available on page 26.
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USING THE PROGRAMS
SELECTING EASY START
CONSOLE
The easiest way to begin exercising
is to simply press the START key. You
will begin exercising in a MANUAL
resistance program in which you
can change the resistance levels
to meet your goals. Current default
settings will be used to determine
exercise feedback.
SELECTING A PROGRAM
Each program has its own
program button. Some program
buttons have multiple programs.
Press the key of the program you
would like to use. You can use the
arrow keys or press the program
key repeatedly to scroll through the
different program options.
ENTERING AGE
When prompted by the message
center to enter your age, use the
UP s arrow or DOWN t arrow
to adjust displayed age to the
correct value. This information is
necessary for the HRT® programs
and will affect your “% Heart Rate”
feedback.
ENTERING TIME
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When prompted by the message
center to enter a time, use the UP
s arrow and DOWN t arrow to
adjust the displayed exercise time
to a desired value.
ENTERING RESISTANCE
CONSOLE
When prompted by the message
center to enter level, use the UP
s arrow and DOWN t arrow
to adjust the displayed resistance
level. There are 20 levels of
resistance to choose from in each
program. The maximum resistance
level varies by program.
ENTERING WEIGHT
When prompted by the message
center to enter weight, use the UP
s arrow and DOWN t arrow
to adjust the displayed weight to
equal your current body weight.
This information is necessary to
give accurate exercise feedback
for calorie and MET calculations.
This is a bike that the braking system is adjustable. The training speed and
resistance setting below that are used in the test for reference.
RPM
50
60
70
LEVEL
DISPLAY (WATT)
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45
5
55
9
98
12
152
16
200
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244
20
288
The WATTS programs will ask you to set the desired WATT level instead
of resistance levels. The WATT level will range from 40 to 250 in
increments of five.
The HRT programs will set your target heart rate in the place of resistance
level. The console will display your target heart rate and give you the
opportunity to adjust this value if you wish.
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USING THE SPRINT 8 PROGRAM
CONSOLE
The SPRINT 8 program is an anaerobic interval program designed to
build muscle, improve speed, and naturally increase the release of Human
Growth Hormone (HGH) in your body. Producing HGH through exercise
and a proper diet has been shown as an effective way to burn fat and
build lean muscle mass according to Phil Campbell, author of Ready,
Set, GO! SYNERGY FITNESS. Please go to Mr. Campbell’s website,
www.readysetgofitness.com, for more details about this radical new
approach to fitness.
The SPRINT 8 program features intense sprint intervals followed by
recovery intervals. The program includes the following phases:
1. W
ARM-UP should gradually increase your heart rate and increase
respiration and blood flow to working muscles. The warm-up is
controlled by the user to meet your specific needs.
2. INTERVAL TRAINING starts immediately after the warm-up with a
30-second sprint interval. Seven recovery intervals of one minute
and 30 seconds will alternate with the eight 30-second sprint
intervals. The message display will prompt you to increase your
pedal rate during the sprint interval and decrease pedal rate during
the recovery interval. A difference of 30 to 50 RPM between sprint
interval and recovery interval is recommended.
3. COOL-DOWN helps return your body’s systems to resting levels. Less
demand is placed on your heart during recovery if an appropriate
cool-down is used following the exercise.
Due to the fact that this is a specialized training program, total workout
time is not displayed during the program. The interval time is displayed
in the time window instead. It takes only 20 minutes to complete the
SPRINT 8 workout.
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USING HEART RATE TRAINING
WHAT IS HEART RATE TRAINING?
CONSOLE
Heart Rate Training means exercising at an intensity that keeps you in your
ideal heart rate zone. Your personal heart rate training zone depends
on your fitness goal, such as weight loss, cardiovascular endurance, or
strength building. VISION FITNESS HRT® programs are set up to keep
you at an ideal heart rate based on your fitness goal. These programs
automatically adjust resistance based on your heart rate readings.
The console features four programs (Target HRT, HRT Weight Loss, HRT
Interval, HRT Hill) that offer the benefits of Heart Rate Training. Refer to Page
17 for more details on these programs.
• These programs use the predicted maximum heart rate formula
(220 minus age) to determine your predicted maximum heart rate.
Some individuals have higher or lower maximum heart rates than
determined by this formula. The programs allow you to modify your
Target Heart Rate to achieve your personal goals.
HAND PULSE HEART RATE SENSORS
The Contact Hand Pulse Sensors are included on each product to monitor
your heart rate. To use, grasp both of the sensors with a comfortable grip
during your workout. The console will display your heart rate. Although
your signal will be displayed immediately, it may take the system a few
seconds to zero in on your actual heart rate.
NOTE: The Contact Hand Pulse Sensors will work for the HRT® programs,
but it is recommended to use the telemetric chest strap for an uninterrupted
signal and ease of use.
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TELEMETRIC HEART RATE CHEST STRAP
CONSOLE
The wireless Telemetric Chest Strap uses a pair of electrodes on the
underside of the strap to send your heart rate signal to the console. Prior
to wearing the chest strap, moisten the two rubber electrode pads with
several drops of water. These electrodes must remain wet to provide an
accurate signal. We advise using the chest strap against your skin, but it
also functions through a thin layer of wet clothing.
STRAP PLACEMENT
Center the transmitter strap just below the breast or pectoral muscles,
directly over your sternum with the VISION FITNESS logo facing out. Adjust
the elastic strap so it is snug but comfortable enough for proper breathing.
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ALL HRT PROGRAMS
CONSOLE
During the workout, the user will grasp the hand pulse sensors or wear
the telemetric chest strap to send their heart rate signal to a receiver in the
console. The console will continuously monitor the heart rate, adjusting
the resistance level of the Bike to keep your heart rate within several beats
of your target heart rate. By using the CHANGE DISPLAY key, the heart
rate feedback window conveniently displays your Heart Rate or % Heart
Rate to keep you informed about your current heart rate. Each program
will begin with a two-minute warm-up. When the workout time has been
completed, the console will begin a five-minute cool-down. The user will
be responsible for adjusting resistance to meet their needs during the
warm-up and cool-down.
ADJUSTING TARGET HEART RATE
While exercising in one of the
HRT® programs, you may decide
the target heart rate needs to be
adjusted. To adjust your target
heart rate, use the UP s arrow
or DOWN t arrow. Push ENTER
to select.
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USING CUSTOM PROGRAMS
CONSOLE
The CUSTOM programs allow five separate workout choices to be saved
for future use. Press the Custom program button and select your desired
CUSTOM program (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5). Set your age, time, and weight
and begin your workout.
During initial setup, the program will function as a Manual program.
Change your resistance levels as you want. At the end of the workout the
console will ask if you would like to save your workout. Press and Hold
ENTER to save the workout you just completed.
The next time you select that Custom program, the workout profile will
show a representation of the changes in resistance levels on the brickyard.
When you enter a Custom workout, any changes you make during the
program can be saved at the end of the workout.
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CONSOLE
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ENGINEERING MODE
Engineering mode consists of 15 optional settings. Use the engineering
mode to enable certain features or displays on your console.
CONSOLE
ENTERING AND USING ENGINEERING MODE
• Press and hold the UP and DOWN Resistance buttons for
approximately 3 seconds.
• The console will beep three times.
OPTIONAL SETTINGS
SETTING
DESCRIPTION
MAX TIME
SET A MAXIMUM WORKOUT TIME
USER TIME
SET A DEFAULT TIME FOR ALL PROGRAMS
DF AGE
SET A DEFAULT AGE FOR ALL PROGRAMS
DF WEIGHT
DF LEVEL
DF GENDER
UNIT
SET A DEFAULT LEVEL FOR ALL PROGRAMS
SET A DEFAULT GENDER FOR ALL PROGRAMS
SET THE DISTANCE VALUE TO MILES OR KILOMETERS
MACHINE
SET THE CONSOLE TO BIKE OR ELLIPTICAL MODE
AC TIME
DISPLAY ACCUMULATED HOURS OF USE
AC DIST
DISPLAY ACCUMULATED MILES OR KM OF USE
DISPLAY TEST
USED BY SERVICE TECHNICIANS TO TEST LED DISPLAYS
MACHINE TEST
USED BY SERVICE TECHNICIANS TO TEST MECHANICAL AND CSAFE FUNCTIONS
KEYPAD TEST
TEST TO ENSURE ALL BUTTONS ARE FUNCTIONING PROPERLY
VERSION
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SET A DEFAULT WEIGHT FOR ALL PROGRAMS
LANGUAGE
DISPLAY CURRENT SOFTWARE VERSION
CHANGE THE DEFAULT LANGUAGE IF AVAILABLE
• Use the Up and Down buttons to change the setting.
• Press and Hold Enter for 3 seconds to save the change.
• To back out of sub menu or exit to main menu, Press and Hold Start
for 3 seconds.
SERVICE AND TROUBLESHOOTING
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE TIPS
Locate Bike in a cool, dry place.
Clean the top surface of the pedals regularly.
Make sure pedals are kept tight to crank arms.
Keep the display console free from fingerprints and salt buildup
caused by sweat.
• Use a cotton cloth with water and a mild cleaning product to clean
the Bike. Other fabrics, including paper towels, may scratch the
surface. Do not use ammonia or acid-based cleaners.
• Clean the housing thoroughly on a regular basis.
GENERAL
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PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Follow the schedule below to ensure proper operation of the product.
ITEM
WEEKLY
MONTHLY
DISPLAY CONSOLE
CLEAN
INSPECT
BI-ANNUALLY
ANNUALLY
INSPECT
CONSOLE MOUNTING BOLTS
FRAME
CLEAN
SEAT FRAME
CLEAN
INSPECT
HANDLEBARS
CLEAN
INSPECT
PLASTIC COVERS
CLEAN
INSPECT
PEDALS AND STRAPS
CLEAN
INSPECT
SEAT
CLEAN
INSPECT
INSPECT
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Our Bikes are designed to be reliable and easy to use. If, however, you
have a problem, these troubleshooting steps may reveal the cause.
GENERAL
PROBLEM: The console does not light up.
SOLUTION: Make sure you are pedaling the Bike.
SOLUTION: Make sure the wire harness is plugged into the back of the
console.
PROBLEM: The Bike is making a
clicking noise.
SOLUTION: Using the pedal
wrench supplied with your Bike,
remove both the left and right
pedals, apply grease to the
threaded portion and reassemble
the pedals onto the Bike. Make
sure the pedals are tight.
SOLUTION: Make sure the pedal straps or your shoe laces are not hitting
the side cover.
SOLUTION: Assure seat adjustment is tight (see pages 10 and 11).
PROBLEM: The Bike makes a squeaking or creaking noise.
SOLUTION: Check and tighten all hardware.
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NOTE: If the above steps fail to remedy the problem, discontinue use, turn
the power off and contact your retailer.
OBTAINING SERVICE
Do not attempt to service this Bike yourself except for the maintenance
tasks described in this manual. For information on service to your
VISION FITNESS Bike, contact the local retailer from whom you purchased
the Bike. To expedite service, please make sure to have your serial number
available. The serial number is found on a label located on the front
support tube of your Bike.
GENERAL
SERIAL NUMBER:______________________
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TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR HEART RATE MONITOR CHEST STRAP
PROBLEM: No pulse reading appears.
SOLUTION: There may be a poor connection between the contact pads
and skin; remoisten the electrode pads.
SOLUTION: Transmitter is not properly positioned; reposition the chest
strap.
SOLUTION: Verify that the distance between the transmitter and receiver
is not beyond the recommended range of 36 inches.
GENERAL
PROBLEM: There is an erratic pulse rate.
SOLUTION: Chest strap is too loose; readjust according to directions.
NOTE: It is possible that heart rate monitors will not function properly
on some people for a variety of reasons. It may be necessary to
experiment with the fit and position of the chest strap. Outside interference
sources such as computers, motors, electric dog fences, home security
systems, remote controls, CD players, fluorescent lights, etc., may cause
problems for heart rate monitors.
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GENERAL
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LIMITED HOME USE WARRANTY
VISION FITNESS extends the following exclusive, limited warranty, which shall
apply only to the use of the device in the home, for residential, non-commercial
purposes. Any other use of the device shall void this warranty.
VISION FITNESS hereby extends the following limited warranties for the following
components of the device, for the time period indicated:
GENERAL
FRAME - LIFETIME VISION FITNESS warrants the Frame against defects in
workmanship and materials for the life of the product, so long as it remains in the
possession of the original owner. The frame is defined as the welded metal base
of the unit and does not include any parts that can be removed.
CAMBRIDGE MOTOR WORKSTM GENERATOR SYSTEM - LIFETIME
VISION FITNESS warrants the Cambridge Motor Works ™ Generator System
against defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the product, so long
as the device remains in the possession of the original owner.
ELECTRONICS & PARTS - FIVE YEARS
VISION FITNESS warrants the
Electronic components and all original Parts against defects in workmanship and
materials for a period of five years from the date of purchase, so long as the
device remains in the possession of the original owner.
LABOR - TWO YEARS VISION FITNESS shall cover the Labor cost for the repair
of the device for a period of two years from the date of original purchase, so long
as the device remains in the possession of the original owner.
*The warrant is valid only within limited territories. Please contact with your dealer
for the local warranty policy.
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LIMITED HOME USE WARRANTY (continued)
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
The exclusive remedy for any of the above warranties shall be repair or
replacement of defective Parts, or the supply of Labor to cure any defect,
provided that Labor shall be limited to two years. All Labor shall be supplied by
the local Retailer and the product must be located within that Retailer’s service
area. Products located outside the Retailer’s service area will not be covered by
the Labor warranty.
GENERAL
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
This warranty applies only to the original owner and is not transferable. This
warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of a defective Frame,
Cambridge Motor WorksTM, Generator, Electronic component, or defective Part
and is the sole remedy of the warranty. The warranty does not cover normal wear
and tear, improper assembly or maintenance, or installation of parts or accessories
not originally intended or compatible with the Fitness Product as sold. The
warranty does not apply to damage or failure due to accident, abuse, corrosion,
discoloration of paint or plastic, or neglect. VISION FITNESS shall not be
responsible for incidental or consequential damages. Parts and Electronic
components reconditioned to As New Condition by VISION FITNESS or its
vendors may sometimes be supplied as warranty replacement parts and constitute
fulfillment of warranty terms. Any warranty replacement parts shall be warranted
for the remainder of the original warranty term.
VISION FITNESS expressly disclaims all other warranties, express or implied,
including but not limited to all warranties of fitness for a particular purpose or of
merchantability. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and your rights may
vary from state to state.
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
Your warranty card must be completed and sent to VISION FITNESS before a
warranty claim can be processed. You may also register via our website at
www.visionfitness.com. Inside the enclosed warranty card, you will find a
customer survey. Your care in completing the survey will be of value to us in
serving you in the future. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.
We are certain you will enjoy your new Fitness Bike. Thank you for selecting a
VISION FITNESS product.
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COMMERCIAL WARRANTY
COMMERCIAL USES DEFINED VISION FITNESS warrants the U70 model bike
for use in commercial facilities including: Hotels; Resorts; Police & Fire Stations;
Apartment Complexes; Corporate Fitness Centers; Hospitals; Rehabilitation and
Sports Medicine Clinics, where average use is up to six hours per day.
GENERAL
FRAME - LIFETIME VISION FITNESS warrants the Frame against defects in
workmanship and materials for the lifetime of the original owner, so long as the
device remains in the possession of the original owner. The frame is defined
as the welded metal base of the unit and does not include any parts that can
be removed.
CAMBRIDGE MOTOR WORKSTM GENERATOR SYSTEM, ELECTRONICS &
PARTS - FIVE YEARS VISION FITNESS warrants the Generator System, Electronics
& Parts against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of five years
from date of original purchase, so long as the device remains in the possession
of the original owner.
LABOR - TWO YEARS For a period of two years from the date of purchase,
VISION FITNESS, through its local retailers, will provide the necessary Labor
for repair and replacement of Frames, Electronics, Motors, and Parts under this
warranty, so long as the device remains in the possession of the original owner.
*The warrant is valid only within limited territories. Please contact with your dealer
for the local warranty policy.
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COMMERCIAL WARRANTY (continued)
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
The exclusive remedy for any of the above warranties shall be repair or
replacement of defective Parts or the supply of Labor to cure any defect, provided
that the Labor be limited to one year.
GENERAL
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
This warranty applies only to the original owner and is not transferable. This
warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of a defective Frame,
Electronic component, or defective Part and is the sole remedy of the warranty.
The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, improper assembly or
maintenance, or installation of parts or accessories not originally intended or
compatible with the product as sold. This warranty does not apply to damage
or failure due to accident, abuse, corrosion, discoloration of paint or plastic or
neglect. VISION FITNESS shall not be responsible for incidental or consequential
damages. Parts and Electronic components reconditioned to As New Condition
by VISION FITNESS or its vendors may sometimes be supplied as warranty
replacement parts and constitute fulfillment of warranty terms. Any warranty
replacement parts shall be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty
term.
VISION FITNESS expressly disclaims all other warranties, express or implied,
including but not limited to all warranties of fitness for a particular purpose or of
merchantability. This warranty gives you specific rights, and your rights may vary
from state to state.
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
Your warranty card must be completed and sent to VISION FITNESS before a
warranty claim can be processed. We suggest that commercial facilities
register via our website at www.visionfitness.com and complete the commercial
customer survey. Your care in completing the survey will be of value to us in
serving you in the future. You may also register by filling out and mailing in
the enclosed warranty card. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.
We are certain you will enjoy your new Fitness Bike. Thank you for selecting a
VISION FITNESS product.
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DEVELOPING A FITNESS PROGRAM
By purchasing this piece of VISION FITNESS exercise equipment, you
have made a commitment to exercise and now have the convenience of
exercising in your own home. Your new equipment offers the flexibility to
exercise at whatever time suits you best. It will be easier to maintain a
consistent exercise program that will help you achieve your fitness goals.
ACHIEVING YOUR FITNESS GOALS
GENERAL
An important step in developing a long-term fitness program is to determine
your goals. Is your primary goal to lose weight? Improve muscle tone?
Relieve stress? Prepare for the spring racing schedule? Knowing what your
goals are will help you develop a more successful exercise program. If
possible, try to define your personal goals in precise, measurable terms
over specific periods of time. Examples of these goals might include:
• Decrease your waistline by two inches over the next two months.
• Run the local 5K race this summer.
• Get 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise at least five days per week.
• Improve your race time by two minutes over the next year.
• Move from walking a mile to jogging a mile within the next
three months.
The more specific the goal, the easier it will be to track your progress. If
your goals are long-term, divide them into monthly and weekly segments.
Long-term goals can lose some of the motivational benefits. Short-term
goals are easier to achieve and will allow you to see the progress you are
making. Every time you reach a goal, it is important to set a new goal.
This will lead to a healthier lifestyle and will provide the motivation that
you will need to move forward.
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
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Now that you have set your exercise goals, it is time to write them down
and make an exercise schedule that will help you achieve them. By
keeping a fitness diary, you will stay motivated and know where you are
in terms of reaching your goals. As time goes on, you will be able to
look back with pride to see how far you’ve come. For your convenience,
we have included exercise log sheets in the wellness tools section of our
website at www.visionfitness.com.
EXERCISE GUIDELINES
EXERCISE DURATION
A common question asked is, “how much exercise do I need?” We
recommend following the guidelines set up by the American College of
Sports Medicine (ACSM) for healthy aerobic activity.
• Exercise three to five days per week.
• Warm up for five to 10 minutes before aerobic activity.
• Maintain your exercise activity for 30 to 45 minutes.
• Gradually decrease the intensity of your workout, then stretch to
cool down during the last five to 10 minutes.
GENERAL
If weight loss is a major goal, participate in your aerobic activity at least
30 minutes for five days each week.
EXERCISE INTENSITY
The next question asked is, “how hard do I need to work out?” To reap the
most cardiovascular benefits from your workout, it is necessary to exercise
within a recommended intensity range. We recommend monitoring your
exercise heart rate to measure exercise intensity.
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TARGET HEART RATE
GENERAL
Target Heart Rate is a percentage of your maximum heart rate. Target
Heart Rate will vary for each individual depending on age, current
level of conditioning, and personal fitness goals. Exercise heart rate
should range from 55% to 85% of your maximum heart rate. As a
point of reference, we use the predicted maximum heart rate formula of
(220 minus age) to determine your heart rate training zone. Please use the
following chart to determine your predicted Target Heart Rate.
EXAMPLE:
If you are a 30-year-old, your predicted maximum heart rate is 190 based
on the (220 minus age) formula.
220 – 30 = 190
Based on the chart above, your heart rate training zone is 104 to 161,
which is 55%–85% of 190.
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BALANCED FITNESS
While cardiovascular exercise has been the primary method of fitness for
many programs over the years, it should not be the only method. Strength
Training and Flexibility Training have become more popular as exercise
has developed. Incorporating Strength and Flexibility Training into your
current exercise program will give you the balance you need to improve
your athletic performance, reduce susceptibility to injury, increase metabolic
rate, increase bone density, and reach your goals faster.
STRENGTH TRAINING
GENERAL
Strength Training was once known as an activity performed by young
males only. That has changed with the advances in scientific research on
Strength Training over the last 20 years or so. Research has proven that,
after age 30, we begin to lose muscle mass if we do not incorporate
Strength Training into our exercise program. With this decrease in muscle
mass, our ability to burn calories decreases, our physical ability to do
work decreases and our susceptibility to injuries increases. The good news
is that, with a proper Strength Training program, we can maintain or even
build muscle as we age. A proper Strength Training program will work
the muscle groups of the upper and lower body. There are now many
options available for Strength Training including: yoga, Pilates, selectorized
machines, free weights, stability balls or medicine balls, exercise tubing
and body weight exercises, just to name a few.
Recommendations for a minimum Strength Training program include:
FREQUENCY: Two to three days per week
VOLUME:One to three sets consisting of eight to 12 repetitions.
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