Welcome to MyX Fitness Bike Assembly (or taking apart) Video Series. Above all, these videos will cover taking the bike out of the box to your first calibration ride.
Part 1 – Unboxing MyX Fitness Bike
This video goes over the information relating to boxing and shipping of the bike. In addition, some takeaways are:
- Dimensions (Fully Disassembled) – 44in Long, 33in Tall.
- Weight – 150 pounds with the touch screen or 134 pounds without.
Part 2 – Rear Crossmember Assembly
This video goes over the process of attaching the rear crossmember and some considerations for assembly. In addition, some takeaways from this video are:
- Tools Required before beginning – 5/8 Driver Socket.
- Estimated Torque for bottom Bolts Approx. 20Lb/Psi.
- Adjusting Feet of Bike to maintain stability and remain level while riding.
- No Loctite found on bottom bolts. Therefore, you can use if they begin to slip out and squeak like this one was.
Part 3 – Cables and Front Crossmember Assembly
This Video goes over tips that help with rerouting the cable and reassembling the cable on bottom of bike before putting the Front crossmember on. In addition, some takeaways from this video are:
- Utilizing string to easily reroute cable through forks.
- Securing the cable underneath. Above all, being careful to not over-tighten. Tool used – 10mm wrench
- Installing the rubber stopper correctly so cable seats well when plugged in.
- Accessories for Bike including Mat and possibly dumbbells.
Part 4 – Attaching The Handlebars
This video goes over the process of mounting the slider bolts, attaching the handlebars and running the cable through them. In addition, some takeaways from this video are:
- Slider Bolt Assembly had some signs of Blue Loctite. Therefore, you might want to add some if uncertain. Tool Used – 10mm Allen Wrench.
- Hand Crank Assembly. For instance, tightening the movement of Handlebars while riding.
- Putting on the Handlebar Cap with Hex tool provided with MyX Fitness Bike.
Part 5 – Mounting the Monitor
This video goes over how to mount the monitor and how it can move around. The video also covers the buttons and connections on the monitor itself. In addition, some Takeaways from this video are:
- This MyX Fitness bike came with a Set screw. In other words, a headless screw. It’s used to seat the monitor in place while you are attaching the other screws.
- The monitor can rotate 360° (be mindful of the cable wrapping too much). In addition, It can also tilt up and down to get the prefect angle while riding or working out next to the bike.
- Connections Found on Monitor – USB’s (1 – Micro, 1 – Type C, 1 – Type A) Ethernet port, Headphone jack.
- Physical buttons – Power, Volume Up, Volume Down.
Part 6 – Seat Assembly
This video goes over how to assemble the seat along with mentioning accessories included. In addition, some take aways from this video are:
- Seat selection, The Giddy Up bike seat (https://amzn.to/2XTDMaP) Provides more comfort over the standard seat.
- Adjustment of seat to desired height.
- Cadence Sensor on the pedal, Wahoo Cadence Sensor, if you have Old MyX version, https://amzn.to/3EM3lv1
- Heart Rate monitor that is included.
Part 7 – Pedals, Part 1 of 2
- Shoe Clip Types. For Instance, MyX Fitness comes with the SPD clips on one side and a Toe Cage on the other. The shoes mentioned in the video are: Shimano, SH-XC300.
- Pedal Design includes an internal shaft with rotating footrest on top.
- Mounting pedals require a hammer to ensure proper fit.
- Screw on the other side to fully seat the shaft. Tool Used – 8mm Allen wrench
- Adjusting the Bolt under the faceplate helps reduce the side-to-side movement of the pedal once installed. However, you need Snap ring pliers to take the reverse Threaded faceplate off.
Part 8 – Pedals 2 of 2
This Video goes over the process of installing the pedals while seating the shaft, adjusting the tension and Toe basket position. In addition, some Take aways from this video are:
- Seating the Pedal utilizing the back bolt to tighten from the back. Back bolts have signs of blue Locktite. Therefore, it may be a good idea to have some on-hand for this section. (8mm Allen wrench for the back screw).
- Adjusting the tension on the Toe clips.
- Ensure the Toe Basket is facing the front for proper left/right pedal placement.
- Example from the other side on the other pedal.
Congratulations, You have completed your MyX Fitness Bike Assembly! Below we have shown the process of updating and utilizing the interface of your MyX Fitness Bike.
Updating and interacting with the MyX Fitness Bike Software
Part 1 – Updating Software and Firmware
This video goes over the process of Updating the Software, Firmware and logging into the Openfit platform. In addition, some take aways from this video are:
- Power adapter can be utilized anywhere between 100-240 volts. Therefore, with the proper cord the MyX Fitness Bike can be utilized in multiple countries.
- Program should update automatically when powering on. However, it must be connected to the internet first. (wired or wireless)
- Switching to BODi requires you to LOG OUT. After that, look for the button to switch.
- The Volume controls allow you to customize between full trainer and full music. Similarly, allowing you to customize the sound to your personality.
- There are two separate Updates, a Software for Openfit and a Firmware for BODi. You have to Update BOTH in order for it to run properly. In other words, Update – log in – log out – re-power on for the first few tries in order for the Firmware update to kick in.
- Build in Video – 6.3.0
- Version in Video – 20204411
Part 2 – Using BODi Software
This video goes over the process of logging into Openfit and BODi platforms, navigating BODi interface and the on-screen buttons. In addition, some of the take aways form this video are:
- Logging into Openfit or BODi requires you to log out of the other, then switch.
- Setting up your profile requires inputing all of your information and completing a calibration ride.
- Navigating the BODi platform is easiest when searching for trainer then finding the program from there.
- The value of including a Monitor has been brought into question, we address that concern and enjoy the monitor being included.
- You can do workouts on Apple TV and remove the monitor if desired.
- Brief description of Heart Rate Zones and how to utilize them during training.
Part 3 – Switching Between Openfit and BODi Platforms along with some Final thoughts.
This video goes over switching from the Openfit to BODi platform and back again easily. In conclusion, we wrap up the series with some closing thoughts. In addition, some take aways form this video are:
- Ability to log into two separate platforms on the same device gives increased value
In Conclusion, Now that we have covered MyX Fitness Bike Assembly to include updating and interfacing with the software. Any additional Questions, comments or concerns please leave them below!
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