Bike FAQ

VeloCore

What does (un)stationary mean?

The VeloCore bike is a premium indoor cycling bike. Like other indoor bikes, you can ride the VeloCore bike in stationary position. But what makes VeloCore different is that it’s thoughtfully engineered with something called leaning mode. Leaning mode allows you to gently bend and sway from side to side, similar to the way your body moves while riding an outdoor bike. It's a high-intensity escape that'll help to ignite your arms, core, and your thrill for epic outdoor adventure…all from your living room.

How do I switch between stationary mode and leaning mode?

To switch into leaning mode, simply push down the red knob located at the front of the bike. To switch into stationary mode, pull the grey ring outside the red knob located at the front of the bike.

Can I switch between stationary mode and leaning mode during my workout?

Absolutely. The VeloCore bike was thoughtfully designed so that you can effortlessly switch between stationary mode and leaning mode without missing a beat. We recommend practicing to ensure you’re comfortable switching between modes. Pro tip: it is much easier to mount and dismount the VeloCore bike while in stationary mode.

Is leaning mode safe?

Absolutely. The VeloCore bike was thoughtfully designed with safety and comfort in mind. Every inch of this bike was built with hopes to create a comfortable, more natural-feeling ride.

What is the JRNY experience?

The JRNY experience creates a personalized riding experience for everyone with a JRNY Membership. JRNY features for the VeloCore bike are tailor-made to measure and designed to keep you on track…for good. The JRNY experience is available from your VeloCore bike’s touchscreen and includes adaptive workouts, 40+ virtual destinations, 75+ trainer-led videos, super-friendly virtual coaching, Bowflex Radio, rewards & tracking, unlimited user profiles, and more. Best of all, it’s ever-expanding. So you’re always bound to find a new adventure or two.

What does the VeloCore bike’s display show?

Time, calories, distance, cadence (RPM), heart rate, calorie burn rate, resistance, interval, lean. Interval and lean metrics are available with a JRNY™ Membership. Watts will become available in November 2020.

Can the VeloCore bike show distance in kilometers instead of miles?

Absolutely. When you first log in to your Profile, you will be given the option to select between miles and kilometers. You can change your selection at any time by navigating back to your Profile and selecting your preferred unit.

Am I too tall or too short for the VeloCore bike?

The recommended height range for riders is 5’1" – 6’5".

What are the best cycling shoes to use with the VeloCore bike?

The toe clip-ins that come with the VeloCore bike are SPD® mountain bike compatible, but you can use any regular sneakers for the toe cages that come with the pedals.

Can I replace the pedals with my preferred type?

Absolutely. The pedals are replaceable with any 9/16" pedal that’s compatible with adult bicycles. Follow your pedal manufacturer’s instructions to ensure correct installation and tightening.

What is the flywheel weight?

The VeloCore bike uses magnetic resistance and features a 33 lb. flywheel.

What is the crank arm length?

The crank arm length is 170mm and is non-adjustable.

Is there a weight limit?

The maximum rider weight is 325 lbs. (147 kg).

What is the return policy for the VeloCore bike?

If you're not 100% satisfied with your VeloCore bike, contact our Customer Care Team within 6 weeks of delivery for a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Learn more about our return policy.

What fitness and cycling apps can be used with the VeloCore bike?

Bluetooth® connectivity allows you to sync your workouts with popular fitness apps like Peloton and Zwift. Features are constantly changing, but current metric integration details for the Peloton® app include RPMs (iOS only). Metric integration details for the Zwift® app include power, RPM, and heart rate (iOS and Android).

How do I connect my VeloCore bike to the Peloton® app?
  1. On your VeloCore bike’s touchscreen, press Programs in top left of the screen.
  2. Scroll down to select Work Out with Peloton.
  3. Press Start Workout.
  4. On your mobile device, Launch Peloton app.
  5. Choose cycling program and press Start.
  6. Press the Connected Devices button on the right side of the screen.
  7. Press Cadence.
  8. Select your Bowflex VeloCore from the list.
  9. Press anywhere on the mobile device screen. You’ll now see Cadence displayed in the Peloton app.
  10. Enjoy your workout!
How do I connect my VeloCore bike to the Zwift® app?
  1. On your VeloCore bike’s touchscreen, press Programs in top left of the screen.
  2. Scroll down to select Work Out with Zwift.
  3. Press Start Workout.
  4. On your mobile device, Launch the Zwift app.
  5. Press the Power Source icon (looks like a lightning bolt).
  6. Select your Bowflex VeloCore from the list.
  7. Press Let's Go.
  8. Power & Cadence will now display in the Zwift app.
  9. Enjoy your workout!

Note: If you’re experiencing any difficulties with Power or Cadence, make sure you’ve pressed Start Workout on the VeloCore touchscreen.

Can I watch streaming entertainment on the VeloCore bike?

Absolutely. A JRNY Membership unlocks the ability to binge your existing Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ accounts from the adjustable HD touchscreen. You provide the subscriptions, we provide the magic.

Can I cast streaming entertainment from my phone to the VeloCore bike’s touchscreen?

Unfortunately, no. We do not currently support casting or screen mirroring with the VeloCore bike.

How do I assemble my VeloCore bike?

Visit our VeloCore Bike Assembly page for instructions and be sure to read this important notice on pedal assembly. You can also watch this quick pedal assembly video.

How much does a Bowflex VeloCore bike cost?

The VeloCore Indoor Exercise Bike with the 22" console is available for $2,199, while the VeloCore Indoor Exercise Bike with the 16" console is available for $1,699.

Shipping prices may vary by delivery method and destination. In-home assembly service and the Bowflex Protection Plan can be added for additional cost, however we do offer special financing.

C6

What does the C6 bike's display show?

Time, calories, speed, distance, cadence (RPM), levels, and pulse (heart rate).

Can the C6 bike's display show distance in miles instead of kilometers?

Yes. The default distance unit is kilometers (km). To switch units between kilometers and miles before a workout, push the Increase and Decrease buttons at the same time and hold for 3 seconds. Then, push the Increase/Decrease button to change the units (km/mi). Once the desired unit of distance is displayed, push any other button to save your preference.

Am I too short or too tall for the C6 bike?

The recommended height range for users is 4'6" - 6'6".

What are the best cycling shoes to use with the C6 bike?

The toe clip-ins that come with the C6 bike are SPD®-specific, but you can use any regular sneakers for the toe cages that come with the pedals.

Can I replace the pedals with my preferred type?

Yes, the pedals are replaceable with any 9/16" pedal.

What is the flywheel weight?

The C6 bike uses electromagnetic resistance and features a 40 lb. flywheel.

What is the crank arm length?

The crank arm length is 170mm and is non-adjustable.

Is there a weight limit?

The maximum user weight 330 lbs. (150 kg).

What is the return policy for the C6?

If you're not 100% satisfied with your C6 bike, contact our Customer Care Team within 6 weeks of delivery for a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Learn more about our return policy.

How do I connect my C6 bike to the Peloton® app?

Follow these 7 easy steps to connect to the Peloton® app.

How do I connect my C6 bike to the Zwift® app?

Follow these 5 easy steps to connect to the Zwift® app.

How do I assemble my C6 bike?

Visit our C6 Bike Assembly page for instructions and be sure to read this important notice on pedal assembly.

How much does a Bowflex C6 Bike cost?

The C6 Indoor Exercise Bike is available for $999.

Shipping prices may vary by delivery method and destination. In-home assembly service and the Bowflex Protection Plan can be added for additional cost, however we do offer special financing.

Which fitness apps can be used with the C6 bike?

Use Bluetooth® connectivity to sync your workouts with popular fitness apps: Explore the World, Peloton, Zwift, Sufferfest, Rouvy, FulGaz, Tacx, TrainerRoad and MyFitness Pal. App integration details.

Should you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.