John trying to eliminate pinch nerve I've never been a biking fan but starting to build my own "gym", so a bike was a variety option. I don't have much to compare to and this being my first bike, I'm very satisfied. This is not a knock on the bike as I don't have reference but leaning forward on this bike feels like a "stretch". I don't know that I can do anymore with the setup but I don't do that move since it doesn't seem comfortable (lean and rest elbows on the bars).
Ryan - PT/CSCS [...]. I put it together in about 20 minutes. Like most of the other reviews, the instructions we not much help. I was initially concerned due to a bent metal bracket on the front base but this turned out to be a temporary piece for the shipping. There are two of the temporary brackets, one on each of the bike bases that you need to take off and put on the permanent brackets. So you will have two extra screws for each brace since mine had screws in the ones you will mount on the bike that have adjustable pads on the bottom of them to help stabilize the bike so just make sure those are hand tight. Mine is currently in my garage where I set it up and I had to adjust them a little to help stabilize the bike a little better on the uneven floor. There is just a little play in the handle bars as previously mentioned but so far, not enough that I am going to do anything about it. I did purchase bike shorts from a local bike shop which makes a difference. I am considering a new seat as others have mentioned or a gel cover. The only thing I don't like is the straps on the pedals. I will most likely get new pedals and shoes. The guy at my local bike shop suggested mountain bike pedals and shoes since I have a mountain bike but I have to research that a little. If you get this bike now, you may want to check out your local bike shop as this is the end of the season so things like shorts and other items are on sale. I'm new to spin bikes and have never taken a class. I lasted 5 minutes the first time on it. I've added 5 minutes each time and made sure the resistance was comfortable and last night made it 20 minutes with a good sweat. I did not feel this bike would be good for physical therapy since I am a Physical Therapist and bikes for the general orthopedic population would be better suited with a recumbent bike. All things considered, I'm very pleased with the purchase thus far (5 days). I looked on [...] for used ones for few weeks and any priced under 300-500 bucks went quickly so, I got a brand new one for a better price. The only other thing I would suggest would be to look on [...] for spin bike alignment/set up videos which helped me.
Lynn spin momma!!! I am a group fitness instructor/personal trainer and have been in the industry for the past 13 years and I never dreamed of being able to afford to have such a state of the art bike right in the comfort of my own home. I have had extensive experience on various spin bikes, and I must admit that this bike is top quality!!! Solid framework, smooth handle and seat adjustments, solid 40 lb fly wheel...and overall gives a smooth, sturdy ride. Also, easily moves from a hidden corner to the center of the room. If your a spin fanatic, or a beginner, you will LOVE this bike!!!
Dutchgirl I am a group fitness instructor/personal trainer and have been in the industry for the past 13 years and I never dreamed of being able to afford to have such a state of the art bike right in the comfort of my own home. I have had extensive experience on various spin bikes, and I must admit that this bike is top quality!!! Solid framework, smooth handle and seat adjustments, solid 40 lb fly wheel...and overall gives a smooth, sturdy ride. Also, easily moves from a hidden corner to the center of the room. If your a spin fanatic, or a beginner, you will LOVE this bike!!!
Gamma I am a 63 year young woman. I have had total knee replacement; both knees. Also I have osteoarthitus in my feet. Walking can be difficult. My goal is to get my body moving and improve my circulation. The stability of this bike is impressive as is the smoothness of use. I am short; 5'2". My only difficulty has been in getting the seat comfortable. Overall, the quality, price [...] are exceptional!
Mitchell This spin bike is impressive right out of the box. It has a very nice, sleek design and is very easy to set up. It took me around thirty minutes. I was really pleased to defy the phrase you get what you pay for. I thought to myself when I first ordered this bike, if I do not like it, I can always return it. I mean really, what kind of spin bike could you get for [$]. The price is user friendly for everyones wallet. I love this bike! I can use it in the privacy of my own home and watch TV at he same time. The seat is a little stiff so be prepared to either by a gel cushion or a nice pair of padded bike shorts. Once you increase your stamina and cardio, you will hardly be sitting on the seat anyway. The tension nob is very easy to turn as well as to access. There is a lever to stop the front wheel whenever you want. Before I purchased this bike, I looked on [...] bike stores. New ones were in the area of 1200.00. Used ones were around 450-550. Happy Spinning!!!
DB Mission For the price it is hard to beat. The 40lb flywheel, handlebar and seat adjustments make it very comparable to the spin bikes at my gym. The feel and stability are about the same. I'm about 170-175 lbs, for my body weight, this exercise bike is stable and solid.I bought this to improve my riding. I mountain bike on most weekends, and have been having a hard time keeping up. This would increase my time on the saddle during the week, so that I can be better prepared for my weekend rides. Comfort is a relative term. A couch is very comfortable. Replace the pedals and the seat to make it even better. I already replaced the pedals with clipless pedals. I'll probably replace the seats with WTB Pure V. Also, as mentioned by other reviewers lubricate to decrease the noise. I used a few drops of Tri-Flow right in the pads where they make contact with the flywheel.Opening the box and assembling took just a little over half an hour. Once outside the box it would probably take about 22 minutes.
Serena I bought this bike for crosstraining(I'm a distance runner), we opted for a spin bike so all money went toward the actual construction- previous equipment purchases have shown that my husband and i never use the preset programs, so a stationary bike with a computer just seemed like a waste. This is a great bike for the price- very sturdy(no wobble, even at high rpm), quiet(able to hear the TV at regular volume), easy to use. I read alot of complaints about the seat, but a gel cover fixed that- I actually prefer the smaller/slimmer seat, as it doesnt get in the way of my legs moving like wider seats do. Others reviews noted that this wasnt for petite people, but at 5'1", i am able to comfortably use the bike with the seat on the lowest setting. this was also extremely quick to put together, less than an hour from start to finish- the toughest part was getting the box in the house, because it was awkward.Definitely worth the investment!
Anna I ordered this bike after seeing several positive reviews online.[...] It only took about 30 minutes to set up. I've used the bike several times now, and I have no issues with it. It's not a completely silent ride: there is some noise from the flywheel, but once my music is on it's not so loud that it's obnoxious. The bike itself is fairly sturdy (we have it set up on carpet, so that makes a difference) and the part seem to be good quality for what we paid.This isn't a gym-quality bike, but if you're buying this for your home gym it's an absolute steal! I gave this five stars for the quality as related to the price.
RWunner This bike is sturdy and well made. It spins smoothly and is easy to adjust. One of the reasons it is so inexpensive is that there is no odometer or meter of any kind. Another is that while the saddle is adequate (not great), the pedals are extremly cheap. I bought a new saddle for $35 and a nice set of gym-quality pedals for about $15, and now I have a really nice bike for a total of about $250. The only minor complaints I have are that the handlebars are quite large and covered with a rock-hard coating that makes it impossible to rewrap them with something softer and the seat post does have a little side-to-side movement if you are pumping hard. Other than that, I am more than pleased.