ASTM F1250 - 13

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

    Active Standard ASTM F1250 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.30

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07

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    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.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This standard establishes parameters for the design and manufacture of stationary exercise bicycle equipment as defined in 3.2.16.

    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 bicycles.

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

    1.6 This standard does not apply to mechanisms that convert road bikes to indoor stationary cycles.

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

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

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F1749 Specification for Fitness Equipment and Fitness Facility Safety Signage and Labels

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.220.30 (Indoor sports equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 49201503(Stationary bicycles); 25161508(Recumbent bicycles)

    DOI: 10.1520/F1250

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