Bodyguard Standard Features
6.5” Pedal Spacing
Correct body alignment is one of the most important aspects a user should be aware of when choosing a bicycle. Our indoor bikes have been co-designed with engineers from Rocky Mountain Bikes (www.bikes.com) to ensure that bio-mechanically correct pedal spacing is incorporated on our indoor bikes. This allows a rider to correctly align their hips, knees and ankles reducing the potential for injury.
When in comes to long rides the comfort of the seat is crucial. Our ergonomically contoured ComfortCush Seats are shaped to offer great support without restricting the users range of motion and cutting into the thighs.
Silicone Keys offer many advantages over standard membrane or plastic keys such as being more responsive, durable and reliable. As a result, Bodyguard Fitness uses Silicone Keys on the main keypad on all our equipment. These principle keys are the ones used most often, especially during exercise, and are prone to wearing out if an unsuitable material is used. With Silicone Keys a user gets a response even if they just catch the edge of the key, which is very common when in the middle of workout with the heart pounding. And because Silicone Keys do not crack over time, your console will continue performing like new long into the future.
Digital Contact Heart Rate
Bodyguard’s Digital Contact Heart Rate Sensors offer far more accurate Heart Rate readings than standard analog sensors. Also, our dual sensor plates provide improved contact readings, which is a big advantage for users who traditionally get intermediate contact heart rate readings due to “soft” pulses in the hands.
Heart Rate Control Programs
Bodyguard Fitness offers a range of fully customizable Heart Rate Control programs ideal for both beginners and advanced users that will help maximize the results from each and every workout. From fixed Target Heart Rate workouts to Heart Rate Interval Training (only available on certain models) that moves the user through various zones there is something for everyone no matter the exercise level.
Working out in a specific heart rate zone that suits your training needs is a great way to ensure you are not under training or over training, both of which can greatly limit your ability to meet your fitness goals. After selecting the desired workout zone or zones in the case of Heart Rate Interval workouts, users may fine-tune their selection by both % of Maximum Heart Rate or by selecting an exact Target Heart Rate value within that zone. Furthermore, treadmill users can then choose the Mode in which the machine will adjust to maintain the user at their desired Target Heart Rate.
Bodyguard offers 3 treadmill modes to select from to make adjustments during Heart Rate Training programs; Speed only, Incline only, or a combination of Speed and Incline. The Speed only mode is particularly popular with runners who do not wish to incorporate hill climbing into their Heart Rate Workouts, the machine will simply speed up and slow down in small increments to keep the users heart rate in line with their target. The Incline only mode is more popular with walkers who wish to benefit from Heart Rate Control programs but do not wish to increase their speed and be forced to start jogging or running. With the Elevation only Heart Rate Control mode there is no excuse for a walker to not get a fantastic walkout and thanks to Bodyguard’s ESC feature (see the ESC section for more details) the program will feel just like hiking up the hills outside. Finally, for those looking for a variety in adjustments then the Speed and Incline mode is the perfect fit. During this mode the unit will automatically make 2 speed adjustments followed by 1 incline adjustment in order to keep the user at their target Heart Rate Value.
X-Technology is an interactive way to train by allowing users to complete custom programs that target specific goals as well as review their results and statistics via the X-Technology website. Click Here to go straight to the X-Technology website.
K2 Electromagnetic Resistance System
The premium grade K2 Electromagnetic Resistance System offers numerous advantages over alternative systems such as “servo motor” or “eddy current” that rely on magnets that physically move to adjust resistance levels.
Firstly, the K2 electromagnetic system is fixed and has no moving parts, which greatly enhances reliability and durability. It also offers a much wider range of resistance, allowing the same piece of equipment to be suitable for rehab work as well as strength training. Another great advantage is the instant resistance changes as the K2 system can go immediately from Level 1 to Level 20 simply by changing the electricity strength where as alternative systems rely on a motor to gradually move the magnets making them not suitable for anaerobic interval training. Finally, the K2 Electromagnetic System is silent and does not emit annoying buzzing noises each time the servo motors adjusts the resistance like some models do.
Target Watts Programming
This unique program allows the user to set a target output of wattage they wish to constantly achieve. The console will then constantly adjust the resistance as the stride rate changes so that they always are producing the targeted wattage output. That way, if the user slows down there stride rate then the console will automatically increase the resistance so that the targeted wattage is maintained. Alternatively, if the stride rate increases causing the wattage to go above the target then the resistance will be reduced to offset the change in stride rate. It’s for this reason that Target watts is known as an “anti-cheat” program because once set, if a user gets a little lazy and reduces their effort then the console will automatically increase the resistance so you have to achieve your target. The Target Watts program is a great alternative to Heart Rate Training for people who do not like to wear the chest straps. Simply set the Target Watts to a level that achieves your desired heart rate and the unit will then keep you there for the entirety of the workout.
Our specially designed multi-grip handlebars allow a user to take three distinctive riding positions; upright, semi-forward and forward. The upright position is ideal for casual riding and warm up/cool down work. The semi-forward is most common amongst indoor riders because of its balance of comfort and performance but if you wish to simulate high speed road workouts then the forward position is ideal.
72 Degree Seat Post Angle
The V-Series bikes were co-designed with engineers from Rocky Mountain Bikes (www.bikes.com) with the intention of simulating an outdoor riding experience. Therefore a lot of focus was put into replicating the correct riding position so to allow a user to be fitted comfortably on the bike. In order to achieve the desired saddle setback and replicate a premium road bike our indoor bikes were designed with a 72° seat post angle and then fitted with an infinite fore-aft seat adjustment making for a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor bike.q
Infinite Seat Adjustments
Correct seat positioning is very important for comfort as well as injury prevention so the V-Series Fore-Aft seat uses a quick-lock mechanism capable of infinite positions making it easy to find the perfect seat setting for each and every user. And the vertical adjustment uses a fixed threaded lock to provide extra strength to support the weight of the rider.
Solid Steel Seat Plate
The underside of our V-Series seats have been reinforced with a solid-steel plate making them tremendously stable and durable for even the heaviest rider.