Buyer’s Guide

HOW TO CHOOSE A SPIN BIKE

Thanks to the many benefits that spinning bikes provide, besides going to the gym, an increasing number of people have been buying a spin bike of their own for home use. There are numerous models on the market, each with different characteristics and price range; people who train occasionally might want to opt for a cheaper version, while athletes or regular users could be interested in investing in a professional spinning bike.

THE MAIN FEATURES TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A SPINNING BIKE

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FLYWHEEL WEIGHT

The flywheel is essential in order to simulate the act of biking with a regular bike. The heavier it is, the better and more fluid the training will be. Your priority when shopping for a spinning bike is choosing the right weight of the flywheel for your needs. A light flywheel makes movements unbalanced and it’s not as effective in burning calorie as a heavy flywheel.

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ADJUSTABLE INTENSITY

Many spin bikes on the market allow adjusting the intensity of the training, which is a crucial feature for those who follow training plans on the bike. In fact, the possibility to vary the resistance allows for better control on intensity of the training.

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FRAME

The bike frame must be stable, solid and easy to adjust. The frame has to be balanced in order to avoid creaking sounds while exercising, and that’s why some models have adjustable supports that allow setting up the bike correctly in case of uneven flooring.

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HANDLEBARS

It’s important to choose a bike that is easy to adjust so that anyone can use it. Both the seat and the handlebars must be adjustable. This is what you want to make sure of, especially if you plan on sharing the bike with other people (husband and wife, father and son, etc.) so that everybody can enjoy a correct posture and functionality of the bike.

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SEAT

The seat has to be comfortable and adapt itself to the weight of the user. A non-adjustable seat can cause pain both during and after the training. You might want to consider replacing the original seat with a model that matches your needs.

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MAXIMUM LOAD

It is important paying attention to the maximum load of the bike. The bike would not perform correctly in case the user’s weight exceeds the maximum load.

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COMPUTER/MONITOR

A built-on computer is useful to monitor the time of workout, check the burnt calories, calculate the distance, and track cardio activity. Not every model comes with this accessory; therefore if you plan on following a strict training program and achieve good results make sure to choose a bike that has a built-on computer. This will help you keep track of your progress and the effectiveness of the workout.

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MOVING WHEELS

Sometimes, people who use a spin bike at home don’t have space to keep it out all the time, and they need to move at each use. Some bikes come with moving wheels that allow for relocating them easily.

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WARRANTY

Spin bikes have a very sophisticated mechanism and delicate electronic components: it is imperative that the company offers an extended warranty in order to cover possible issues, especially for expensive models. An extended warranty is the sign of a quality product.

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PRICE

Clearly, price is one of the most important things to consider. A high price does not always indicate a high quality. This is a recap of the features of the main models and their prices.

WHICH MODEL TO CHOOSE

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BodySculpture-BC4620-spinning-bikes-1
It is a studio bike designed to engage you in an intense cardio-vascular work out. It can be adjusted to the height of the user and the intensity of the workout.
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We-R-Sports-RevXtreme-S1000-spinning-bikes-uk-1
We R Sports RevXtreme S1000 is a solid piece of equipment that provides for real-life cycling experience with its adjustable settings and seamless operation.
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York-SB300-gym-bike-1
York SB300 comes with a strong and sturdy body and wholly adjustable workout settings. It combines commercial grade quality with highly affordable prices.
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Bodymax-B2-spin-bike-1
The studio cycle comes with an adjustable seat and handlebars and it is a great value for money. It also has an LCD screen and comes with a heart rate receiver as special offers.
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Diadora-Racer-22-spin-bikes-1
Workout without compromise with the firm frame and quiet movement of this professional exercise bike. The LCD console, adjustable seat and handles, make it a perfect workout companion at an affordable price.
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Olympic-41-ES-701-spinning-bike-for-sale-1
Olympic 41 ES-701 has a well-built frame and a design that supports people of all body sizes. The digital display provides vital information to help people exercise better.
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CrystalTec-CT0048-22KG-spinning-bike-1
The bike has a robust design and a sturdy build. It comes with multiple adjustments that make it possible to accommodate users of any size or height.
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F4H-ES702-spin-bikes-for-sale-1
This exercise bike comes with a tubular built and comes with a sleek digital display. Its settings can be adjusted to suit the needs of any user and the noiseless motion is an add-on.
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JTX-Cyclo-6-spinning-bikes-for-sale-1
It is a professional, stable and durable bike that can support the most intense of cardio workouts. With a completely adjustable riding position, it can be used by users of any height.
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JLL-IC300-indoor-cycling-1
A robust exercise bike offering multiple resistance settings and adjustments to suit the needs of a beginner as well a seasoned athlete.
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