Best Spin Bikes
Whether you are looking for a high-end bike with all the core functionalities and extra technologies like Bluetooth connectivity to track performance, or you are on a budget so you must opt to the cheaper alternative which has all the core functionalities you need for an intense cardio workout, this review will look at all ends of the pricing range to find the best fit bike according to your needs. This review considers the quality of design, mechanism of the bike, ergonomics, technologies provided, all respect to pricing to find a bike to suit your needs.
Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle
The Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle has a sleek and shiny design making way for the maximum performance for this highly adjustable indoor bike. This incredibly durable bike is made with a safety wheel guard to promise a product for decades of use. This cycle includes Bluetooth connectivity to monitor your performance as you gain endurance and stamina. With its magnetic resistance, the wheels on this machine glide smoothly for the quietest spin. Though efficient in its design, it may be too efficient for the human body to handle. Customers have complained about knee aches after heavy usage of this machine. This is indeed a high-end product.
ProGear 100S Exercise Bike
ProGear 100S Exercise Bike is one of the cheaper alternatives to indoor bikes. It includes a heart pulse sensor displayed by an LCD computer to read calories burned, distance, time and speed. The designers of the bike factored in ergonomics to make a comfortable biking experience. Being the cheaper alternative, the bike has its limitations. It can hold a person up to 250 lbs. and it has a cheaply designed interface that can malfunction if used regularly.
Marcy Club Revolution Cycle Trainer
Also on the cheaper end of indoor bikes, the bike has a higher price tag than its ProGear competitor. Unlike its competitor cycle, which is made of cast iron, this cycle is much durable and resistant to moisture, since it is made of steel. It is also ergonomically sound with its adjustable seating to fit any rider comfortably. The bike can hold a person of up to 300 lbs. There are a few customer complaints of the bike making loud whistling sounds with increased tension, so the machine must be oiled regularly to function as desired. And it is not as technologically sophisticated as the ProGear bike.
Schwinn 130 Upright Bike
Schwinn 130 Upright Bike is on the higher scale of cheaper indoor bikes. This bike does include the electronic monitors, similar to ProGear’s. It even includes a metric system which you can store on a USB and upload onto your computer, so you can track progress.
The bike has 20 levels of resistance that is computer controlled to allow a wide range of workouts. In addition, there are 22 preset exercise programs for those who like to follow a program.
This highly functional low-end bike may be a great buy if you can deal with the unbearable sounds after regular usage.
L Now Indoor Cycling Bike
The L Now Indoor Cycling Bike has a chic look for what it’s worth. This highly stylized bike does contain an LCD monitor to track speed, time, distance, calories, and pulse. It also includes a smartphone holder, so tune into your favorite station as you peddle away.
Made of heavy-duty steel frame, the bike can support up to 280 lbs. The bike is ergonomically friendly with its multi-grip handlebar, adjusting to your comfort zone.
However neat and functional it may be, the bike does not have a comfortable seat and it is difficult to change. So, if comfortable seating is an issue for you, then you may want to look at another alternative.
Sunny Health and Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike
Sunny Health and Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike looks cheap and is cheap. That is not to say it isn’t functional. This low-end bike has adjustable handlebars and a snug fitting foot pedal.
Like a traditional bike the mechanics of this bike consist of chain and link. So, if you are a traditionalist, this bike may suit you.
The product is also heavier than its alternative, though it takes up minimal space. If you live in an apartment with limited space, this bike will satisfy your spacing requirements.
Bladezz Fitness Master GS Indoor Cycle Trainer
This mid-priced bike is stylish and functional. Its sleek black design can fit in any room. It has everything that a lower-tiered bike has: computerized monitor to track your speed, calories burned, and rpm. Though it does not measure heart rate, which is an important factor for those who track their cardio workouts rigorously.
Like the higher-end Keiser bike, it has a magnetic resistance technology for a smooth glide and a real biking experience feel.
High-tech with a sophisticated look, it has one alarming setback which is it’s not ergonomically friendly for everyone. Customers have complained about its adjustability to accommodate different heights.
Spinning Spinner S1 Indoor Cycling Bike
You can adjust the Spinning Spinner S1 Indoor Cycle Bike in almost any degree you like. With its comfortable rubber grip and extra padded seating, this bike definitely meets its marks in terms of Ergonomics.
The design of the bike is unique from the rest. The fly-wheel is weighted to momentum of your speed going as you peddle, so each stroke feels smooth and maximizes your motion.
Some customers have complained about the rattling sounds the wheel makes after using the bike for a while. The bike gears may need regular oiling to keep it functioning.