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ASTM F1250-18

ASTM F1250-18

Standard Specification for Stationary Upright and Recumbent Exercise Bicycles and Upper and Total Body Ergometers

2018-07-25 /Active

This safety specification provides the safety design features and reasonable safety standards intended to reduce the demonstrated hazards associated with the use (including storage, movement, entry, use, and exit from the product) of stationary exercise bicycles assembled in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions for safe use. This standard is limited to exercise bicycles of the following classes: Class A, non-free-wheeling exercise bicycles with a directly driven flywheel; Class B, free-wheeling exercise bicycles; Class C, ergometer bicycles or those bicycles used to precisely measure work; and Class D, units designed to convert road bicycles to stationary exercise bicycles. Device stability, exterior design, overheating performance, inertia, and design characteristics of the individual parts such as the frame and seat post retention assembly, seat post and seat, handlebars, and pedals shall be tested as indicated herein, and should comply accordingly with the acceptance criteria specified for each the said requirements. Guidelines are also specified for appropriate documentation practices for the owner's/user's manual, assembly instructions, operational instructions, maintenance instructions, installation instructions, user weight restrictions, warnings/warning labels, and other product markings.


1.1 This standard establishes parameters for the design and manufacture of stationary upright and recumbent exercise bicycles and ergometers as defined in Section 3.

1.2 It is the intent of this standard to specify fitness products for use only by an individual age 13 and older.

1.3 This standard is to be used in conjunction with Specification F2276 and Test Methods F3023.

1.4 This specification is intended to reduce the demonstrated hazards associated with the use of stationary exercise upright and recumbent bicycles and ergometers.

1.5 This specification is written to provide reasonable safety standards for the user of stationary upright and recumbent exercise bicycles and ergometers during storage, movement, entry, use and exit from the product.

1.6 This standard does not apply to mechanisms that convert road bicycles into indoor stationary bicycles.

1.7 This specification2 establishes additional requirements not set forth in the referenced ASTM standards for the design of commercial fitness equipment to increase access and user independence by people with functional limitations or impairments.

1.8 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values in parentheses are for information only.

1.9 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.10 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

accessibility; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); disability; disabled; ergometer; exercise bicycle; flywheel; freewheel; inclusive; recumbent; spinning; UBE; universal;
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