u8.1 Upright Bike

VMEX81414 / VMEX81414-INT

If you're looking for a straightforward upright that works for people of all fitness levels, check out the Freemotion u8.1 Upright Bike. Simple "pop pin" seat adjustment customizes the fit along with 24 levels of digital resistance. Narrow, dual position handle bars create a racer feel and two built in heart rate monitors deliver real time results.

Information at a glance

Information at a glance

Create a personalized workout that's completely member-driven. See where the RPM/speed is at, distance/time, watts/calories, level and heart rate on the well lit LED display.



Pump up the intensity with the bike's frictionless EMS™ Electronic Magnetic Resistance System that effortlessly shifts the from warm up to workout without missing a beat.



Quick select Start and Stop make it easy to control the workout with the simple touch of a button. Perfect for HIIT or circuit training.




Equipment Features
Seat Quicklift overmolded seat
Pedals Self-leveling pedals
Accessories Holder(s) Water bottle holder
Resistance System EMS magnetic resistance system
Drive System Hutchinson J8 belt drive system- 46 in
Crank 3-piece crank
Bearings Sealed bearings
Transport Wheels 2 in (5 cm) plastic transport wheels
Personal TV Optional Upgrade: 19 in (48.2 cm) Digital HDTV LCD
Heart Rate Monitoring
Touch Dual grip pulse sensors
POLAR wireless receiver
Console Features
Display Type 12 digit alphanumeric LED window, 8 x 20 DOT matrix, 2-3 digit LED
displays, 1-4 digit LED display
Console Language(s) EN, ES, FR, IT, NL, PT
Preset Programs 6 preset (20 levels)
Fitness test
HRC (6 levels)
WATT control
Goal (Time, distance, calories)
Electronic Readouts Speed, level, RPM, distance, calories, time, heart rate, WATT
Maximum Workout Time 99:59 (99 Minutes + 59 Seconds)
Maximum Pause Time 60 Seconds
Resistance Levels 1-32
Units Selection Metric or Imperial
Equipment Dimensions & Weight
Machine Weight lb (kg) 142.1 lbs (64.5 kg)
Equipment L x W x H in (cm) 54 x 24 x 58 in (137.1 x 60.9 x 147.3 cm)
Shipping Dimensions & Weight
Shipping Weight lb (kg) 208.3 lbs (94.5 kg)
Shipping L x W x H in (cm) 57 x 25.3 x 33.2 in (144.9 x 64.5 x 84.5 cm)
Equipment Specifications
Maximum User Weight (lb/kg) 400 lbs (181.4 kg)
Power Requirements
U.S. & Canada 120 vac 100 VAC
International 240 vac 240 VAC
Equipment INPUT 100-240V 50/60HZ OUTPUT 36VDC 2A
U.S. & Canada 240 vac 240 VAC
Regulatory Approvals
Approvals FCC, TUV, C/US, C-Tick, CE, EN957 Class S
Warranty (US)
Frame Lifetime
Parts (Electronic) 1 Year
Parts (Mechanical) 3 Years
Console 1 Year
Labor 3 Years
Warranty (International)
Frame 7 Years
Console 2 Years
Parts 2 Years
EMS™ Electronic Magnetic Resistance

This smooth, frictionless resistance system allows the workout intensity to be adjusted, without interrupting the workout.

Quick Select Start & Stop

Start and stop the workout at anytime with the simple touch of a button.

Quick adjust seat

For easy, secure seat adjustments, users simply lift the lever and quickly slide the seat to the desired position.

High-density foam grips

These non-slip handlebars are ergonomically designed to lessen fatigue and prevent discomfort. Integrated elbow pads give comfort and support during the ride.

Hutchinson® Belt Drive System

One of our quietest drive systems, the belt drive creates a smooth ride and a comfortable workout.

2-piece crank

Enjoy a smooth ride with this two-piece crank that creates a more realistic cycling experience.

Large, self-leveling pedals

These articulating pedals keep feet level, reducing ankle rotation. Adjust the foot straps for a custom fit and keep feet secure.

Built-in workouts

Choose between preset workouts, fitness tests, or heart rate control workouts with the quick touch of a button.

24 levels of digital resistance

To burn more calories, increase the intensity. To improve muscle tone, adjust the resistance with 1-STEP™ Resistance Controls.

EKG grip pulse

Keep an eye on your heart rate level with a built-in EKG monitor.

PDF Downloads
Cardio 8 Series Line Brochure Download PDF
Product Information Sheet Download PDF


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