CyberBike For Wii Review

Today I had to help setup a cyberbike for the nintendo wii, so here’s my opinion on it.

The bike seems pretty study, the body is made of white plastic to as a guess match the wii, on the handlebars are thumb sticks and different buttons, these work as a gamecube controller. The bike connects with a cable from the front of the bike to the 1st gamecube controller connector on the wii.

The game itself that comes with it loaded up all ok, you then have to setup a profile, this is where some problems started, after you have setup your basic profile you have to set your pedaling strength, you have to pedal for 20+ secs, but we noticed pedaling wasn’t showing up on the screen, tried again but no luck, restarted game and set wii controller as main control, but still no joy, the manual for the game itself doesn’t even say anything about the bike as a controller, after a quick check in the photocopied bike manual, there is a switch on the handlebars that has gc or sb on, the bike was setup to gamecube controller mode, change the switch reset game and all ok.

The game itself has mainly to modes a story mode and exercise mode, the story mode gives you different challenges to do in the four separate worlds, they are submarine, normal bike, helicopter, and a mine cart, well these are my explanations of the worlds. the exercise mode you choose your type,time ,world, difficult and then play. You get a on screen display depending on mode of your time, distance, speed and calories burnt, we played around with a few modes over about 30mins and some did seem fun to play.

The different modes are pretty good using the bike handlebars to steer and the more faster you pedal the bike the faster you go on the screen. The bike to be honest is not that comfortable to sit on and if  you not wearing trainers or some footwear can hurt the bottom of your feet and because of no pedal straps you feet can easily come off the pedals.

Even with the problems with the setup of the bike and the slight problems with seat and pedal that could be over come with a cushion and some straps, think this is a fun exercise bike, as you get great interaction from the different on screen games, and at just under £100 from argos (home order only) not a bad buy if you have a wii and are looking for a fun exercise bike / game. But if you are just looking for a normal exercise bike there are probably better made ones out there. But because this uses fun games gives you more of an incentive to use it.

I have found the instruction manual for the cyberbike you can download from my downloads section HERE, this is a copy of the original instructions, so copyright belongs to the manufacturer of the cyberbike and not myself, this is useful if you have lost your original instructions.  I now don’t have access to the cyberbike anymore, but if anyone still wants to leave comments or ask for help please do so and I may still be able to help or other people that read this article maybe able to help.

Remember this exercise bike does connect to the gamecube connectors on the top of the original wii console, and that if you have the newer models from mid 2011 ie the the wii light, these cat time of writing this amendment came in blue. If you have the wii light then you cannot connect this version of the cyberbike, if you are not sure what version of wii you have, if the wii is standing upright ie the dvd slot is vertical look at the top of the wii if there is a flap with four round connectors then you can connect up if not you have the cut down wii light and you cant connect the cyberbike to it.

Update: I now longer have access to the cyberbike for the wii, now the wii u is out, this article is just for reference.

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41 Responses

  1. Kevin Simon says:

    Someone asked me for help on setting this up so here are some clearer instructions:

    First reset any programming you have done on the bike, this is done by pressing the start and program buttons down for 5 secs and the light in the middle will blink, (these are the 2 buttons in the centre part of the control pad/handlebar on the bike)

    Make sure the bike is in cyberbike mode, this is a little switch under the main controls think says GC/CB you need it set to CB as this is cyberbike mode, the other is gamecube mode.

    Now that should be all you need to do with the bike, so load up the cyberbike software and when asks you controller MAKE sure you select GAMECUBE controller as the game controller. Then in the game everything should work, ie if you pedal forwards you move forwards etc, if you have a profile setup in the game and still not working delete than profile and set it up again,

    • amber says:

      how do you choose game cube controller on the screen? when i get to that part, i have no clue what to do because my wii handheld controller wont choose anything, and i dont know how to highlight the gamecube controller box choice on screen and then select. help!!

  2. Automorphe says:

    tried all of that, and still no response to the pedals, everything else works though, just not the pedals. But if I push the right toggle control on the handle bars it is as if I am pedaling ?????/ driving me mad

  3. Kevin Simon says:

    @Automorphe
    It sound like the bike is setup correctly, so think is is your profile, delet profile in game and setup new one, and go though the calibration process, that should do it.

  4. Margaret Stark says:

    My Cyberbike is working well but I have no info as to how to use the buttons and joysticks on the handlebars, other than ‘A’ and the brake, eg can I use one to levitate? And what are the others for?

  5. Sandy Hull says:

    Thankyou to all those who have put how to get set up and start cos I was at a loss.
    Automorphe, I had the same problem as you so i set up another character and made sure that CB was chosen on the handle bars and GB as the console and then everything worked. Hope it does for u too.

  6. MArc says:

    how to get it to work with mario kart?

    • Kevin Simon says:

      Dont think you can use it within mario kart, it will work with games that support the clkassic controller or gamecube controller, you could try switching the bike to gc mode and may work like that

  7. Stewart says:

    thinking of getting the cyber bike, but would like to know how long the connection lead is as my wii is on top of my tv?

    • Kevin Simon says:

      Hi the cable is about 2.5mts, the cable plugs into the gamecude connectors on the top of the wii, so if not long enough you can get a gamecube or classic controller extension, these are easily available, if needed to make it longer

  8. Ana G says:

    Hello, I think I have more or less the same problem. I connected everything, and then I tried to press the start and programming buttons for 5 secs, but nothing happened. I disconnected it and then i tried it again, but it’s still not working. Hope you can help me.

    • Kevin Simon says:

      not sure as set this up for someone else last year so to hand cant remember it all, looks like you have tried to rest by using the two buttons, if remember right you have to hold down two buttons to do a reset, and you have to press them for I think over 10secs. also make sure the switch is set correct the GC / SB switch on the handlebars, if you have done that not sure what it can be. I will double check the one I setup in the next few weeks and may revise this post with more trouble shooting info

  9. Helena says:

    Hi There

    I am thinking about ordering a cyberbike and was wondering if there was a weight limit to the bike and if there is a weight limit, is there anything you can do to allow the bike to take someone heavier.

    I really like the look of the bike nd the game, but am hoping someone has the answers to my questions.

    • Kevin Simon says:

      the official weight limit is 95kg, but assume could take a few more kg’s, as i don’t have the cyberbike to look at if i remember right the main seat support is metal, but the main part that sits on the floor is a plastic shell, so not 100% sure if could be strengthened.

  10. sheila says:

    I have been using the bike doing the story line but I now want to go onto the cyclocopter etc but it does not register any scores. My son originally set up the bike for me and I have had no problems whilst doing the one where you collect all the rubbish through the village etc. On the screen it show a + button to navigate but where is this.
    Can you please help.

  11. Estelle says:

    Hi, I am having issues with my cyberbike, most of the buttons work (sometimes) I have to keep pressing the programming and start button in hope that it will work. The pedals don’t respond really. Everythings set up correctly.

  12. Kevin Simon says:

    first sorry for delay in replying to comments has i have had problems with my commenting system.

    @sheila – I not sure on the scores on some of the games the person i set this bike up for, did have similar problems with registering the scores on some of the game modes.

    @Estelle – The only thing i can suggest is reseting the bike to defaults, but make sure the switch on the handlebars is set to SB

    If anyones else reading this has other answers please leave a comment, as this bike was setup for my mom, so do have full access to check some of the problems stated.

  13. Daku says:

    Hi all, many thanks Kevin for the instructions. I just bought a s/h Cyberbike and I didn’t realise that (although the switch was set to CB=Cyberbike) that the *onscreen* setting had to be set to Gamecube. So that helped me a great deal.
    The person I bought the bike off had thrown away the bike manual. Does anyone have a copy I can download or as a pdf of the most important pages ? I would be happy to pay a few ££ for a copy.

  14. vicky says:

    i got the wii cyberbike for christmas and no one can set it up the bike is just not working we have tryed everything

  15. debbie dewhurst says:

    hi we have a cyber bike kids love it, but your darling puppy decided to chew the wire frim bike to wii, can i get a replacement if so were?

    thanks

    • Kevin Simon says:

      I dont have the cyberbike to check the cable, but it is a standard Gamecube cable, if the connector are male to female this then would be a gamecube extension vale, these you can get from ebay for a few pounds or maybe local game shops iof not male to female, you would have to get in touch with the manufacture

    • Gordon says:

      The ninepin end of this cable is very fragile and mine is now damaged. I have tried contacting BigBen but no response. Has anyone managed to find a replacement cable?

  16. Sue Horton says:

    Many thanks Kevin for posting these instructions. I was climbing the wall calibrating it- but for you we would probably have set fire to it! Sue

  17. Daku says:

    Could anyone tell me what I need to do to be able to use the Cyberbike with Mario Kart? It is definitely compatible according to the techy at BigBen as well as loads of reviewers. The Cyberbike works fine with its own software (fitness, collecting rubbish etc) but I don’t know how to set it up for Mario Kart. Would be most grateful for any help in “set up for idiots” language 😛

  18. Daku says:

    A few minutes later:
    OK, after I made myself a new Licence and tried the Solo race, the Cyberbike, although connected properly, did not seem to work with Mario Kart. So half way through the race, whilst I was still on the startline, I pressed the + button on the remote, quit the game, and, in the menu, I could NOW select the various options / sections / games etc. using the buttons on the handlebars. So it looks like you need to start – quit – then restart it for the game to realise you are using the gamecube cable.
    Press the 2 button at the front (towards you) of the r.h. handlebar to go forwards, the 1 button at the back (away from you) to go backwards and pedal like mad. The steering is very sensitive so use it less than you would in the cyberbike’s own game.
    Now for another calorie-burning race…
    Hope this helps someone..

  19. JAnet says:

    Hi,
    My first problem is that the light on handlebars doesnt come on. Ive tried holding ‘start’ and ‘program’ for 20 sec but it doesnt blink.
    The second problem is that the game controller option does not show as being available.
    Please could you spell out how to start from scratch?
    Cheers

  20. gal says:

    My problem is that in the instructions the manual says to connect the cables before inseting the handle to the base. What cables..!?!

    There is one already in there – connected to nothing, but the only other cable I have is to connect the wii to the bike.

    Very annoyed. 🙁

  21. Rebecca says:

    Hi I have just bought the blue wii an th cyerbike but when I went to connect the wire realised there was nothing for me to put the wire into on the wii. Is there a usb adapter instead?

    • Kevin Simon says:

      Hi Rebecca, the blue wii is classed as the wii light, this is a slight cut down version in that dosnt play old gamecube games and that means they removed the gamecube connectors, so you cant connect the cyberbike to that wii as requires the gamecube controller connector. i dont know of a usb converter, you could get intouch with cyberbike themselves, though if you brought together ie wii blue and cyberbike I would take back to shop as mis-sold as the normal wii is still available at about £30more

  22. chris says:

    hi i have recently bought a cyber bike and it worked great to start with but after a couple of uses when i went on the cycling game mode it wouldn’t register when i steared to the right and when in the menu ( choosing time,course) when using the directional buttons on the bike the right hand button kept taking me back to the main menu ? help

  23. Angie says:

    Thank goodness you put this on! I tried setting it up for my parents and failed miserably! No one ever answers the helpline and the instruction leaflet is next to useless!!! Fortunately my sister found this site and has now got it going – phew!

  24. Julie says:

    I have recently bought a Big Ben cyberbike.It appeared to work fine,but now it doesn’t appear to steer.The bike on the screen just crashes to the left side ,regardless of the position and steering of the handlebars.We have checked all modes,switches,recalibration etc,has anyone got any ides ? I can’t find an answer anywhere,thanks.

  25. christine says:

    I have just brought a cyberbike and when i press the start button nothing lights up and I cant get started?

  26. chris Cole says:

    I have just got a 2nd hand cyberbike. I didnt realise it needed the gamecube port to connect it to the wii and I have a wii without the ports.. I am gutted as I have anted this bike for ages. Are there any adaptors or different leads available

  27. lorraine says:

    Is there another way to change the resistance on the cyber bike? Ive got the resistance knob as far as it will go but its still not hard to pedal? Also my pedals feel like they need oiling but Im assuming I cant as it may go inside the plastic casing, any ideas?

  28. Helvetica says:

    @lorraine: I don’t think it CAN be made harder. You can do what I do: attach two of those elastic straps with hooks on the end to the pedals and around the handlebar or seat – you need to make sure that the hooked ends can rotate easily otherwise they start to twist.

  29. Stokrotka says:

    Hi Kevin! I have problem with z cyberbike.I can’t start play cyberbike.C yberbike moves only on wii remote. Mario Kart moves easily.

  30. june hill says:

    my cyberbike will only go backwards.would appreciate any help

  31. june hill says:

    cyberbike

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