Roger Black gym equipment review
Roger Black undercuts premium competitors such as Peloton and Technogym on price, offering home gym equipment for entry-level users and those who are looking for budget solutions to their home gym equipment needs.
The brand offers a range of cardio equipment, including exercise bikes and cross trainers, so you can pick the style of exercise that most suits you. Like fellow budget brand , Roger Black is owned by Argos.
Roger Black satisfaction survey results
In October 2020, we asked Roger Black customers about the equipment they'd bought within the past five years, to help us uncover whether the brand impressed them, and how they rated Roger Black's products for ease of use, build quality, and value for money.
|Roger Black equipment type||Customer score||Ease of use||Build quality||Value for money|
|Cross trainers (33)|
|Exercise bikes (50)|
Table notes: Scores are based on an online survey of 3,548 members of the public in October 2020. Sample size for each equipment type shown in brackets. Customer score: based on satisfaction with the brand and likelihood to recommend. Ease of use: the brands that scored highly in our survey had products that were rated as easy to use on a day-to-day basis. Build quality: brands that scored highly in this area had products that were rated as well made and designed. Value for money: high-scoring brands had products that were rated as worth the money they cost to buy.
Roger Black exercise bikes
The Roger Black Folding Magnetic Exercise Bike
This is the brand's entry-level bike. Its thin, almost wiry design can be folded for easy storage, and it has a small control panel on its handlebar which relays information like speed, calorie loss, and distance travelled. It has eight levels of tension so you can select the amount of resistance you want. It's a bike that does the essentials, aimed at an audience who expect a no-frills bike.
The Roger Black Gold Magnetic Exercise Bike
An upgraded version of the basic model, with a more-modern LCD display and a selection of user programmes to adapt the intensity of your workout. It has double the number of tension controls (16), but it isn't foldable, so it will take up room wherever you set it up.
How much do Roger Black exercise bikes cost?
Compared with premium brands such as Peloton and Technogym, Roger Black's bikes are much cheaper. As of December 2020, their bikes cost between £100 and £200, plus some outlay on batteries for the folding model. This puts them right at the entry-level of the market.
Roger Black cross trainers
The Roger Black Plus Magnetic Cross Trainer
A basic model with a small console on the frame to access settings such as time, calorie expenditure, and speed. It has eight levels of tension control so you can set the intensity of your workout. It runs on batteries rather than from the mains.
How much do Roger Black cross trainers cost?
The only Roger Black cross trainer costs £189.99, which is comparable to its exercise bikes. At such a low price for a cross trainer, Roger Black is looking to appeal to first-timers and those who want a home gym but who want to keep their costs down.
Prices last checked December 2020.