Updated: Dec' 19, 2018.

To save you time, money and effort in your quest after the best spin bike, and because there are so many options out there, we give you our selected best spin bikes in 3 different price ranges.

And if that's not enough for you, check the rest of the review. 

1. Best bang for your buck.

Simply put, you will get the most out of this indoor spin bike, especially if you're a beginner, and at the same time you won't have to smash your piggy bank for it.

2. Best mid level choice.

A bit better bike, but you'll might have to say goodbye to your little piggy bank.
Don't worry though, we've picked the best spin bike under 500 for this category.

3. Top of the line Choice.

Smash the damn piggy and take a second mortgage on your house, cause this spin bike is the "Maybach" of indoor cycling. 

This doesn't mean though, that these bikes don't have any cons. They do, it's just that when considering their price to features to value ratio, they are the winners in their respective category. 

so First, 3 Best Spin Bikes By Price Range

Best Bang for your buck

The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B1423C

The SF-B1423C is the winner in the "Most value for your buck" category. 


With features you see in more expensive bikes, this model is the perfect choice for you if you're a beginner, and when your budget is limited.

best mid level choice

EFITMENT IC031 - Indoor Cycle Bike

The EFITMENT is another great spin bike with a great price to value ratio.


Magnetic resistance and digital display to track your workout stats are only the tip of the ice berg for this bike, which packs more than the eye can see.

top of the line choice

Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle 

The keiser M3i is the ultimate best indoor spin bike, and, it has the price tag that comes with the title. 


This bike is so amazingly built and engineered, it has everything you need and then some more.



13 best spin bikes in 2019

Bike

Price Range

Fly-wheel

Adjust-able

Drive

Stats Display

Weight

Rating

Link

$

30 lbs

Semi

chain

N

76 pounds

3.9/5

$$

44 lbs

Semi

chain

N

101 pounds

3.8/5

$$

40 lbs

Semi

chain

N

83 pounds

4/5

$$

40 lbs

Semi

chain

N

97 pounds

4/5

$$

40 lbs

Semi

Chain

N

94 pounds

best on the budget pick

$$$

31 lbs

semi

chain

Y

95 pounds

3.8/5

$$$

49 Lbs

semi

belt

N

115 pounds

4.3/5

$$$

40 lbs

full

chain

Y

104 pounds

4.4/5

$$$$

22 lbs

Semi

belt

Y

77 pounds

4.1/5

$$$$

40 lbs

semi

belt

Y

104 pounds

best mid level choice

$$$$$

39.6 lbs

Semi

Chain

N

113 pounds

4.2/5

$$$$$$

31 lbs

full

belt

Y

126 pounds

3.5/5

$$$$$
$$$$$

8 lbs

Full

poly-v belt

Y

85 pounds

top of the line choice

* Fully Adjustable means both seat and handlebars can be adjusted vertically and horizontally. Semi means only the seat is vertically and horizontally adjustable, while the handlebars can only be adjusted vertically.

What Are Spin Bikes?

A spinning® bike, also known as an indoor cycling bike, is a bike that is designed to make you workout harder, compered to an upright bike or to a recumbent one, while simulating the experience of a real road bike.

First of all, the seating position on a spin bike resembles the seating position of a real outdoor bike.

And though when cycling indoors, you won't be climbing mountains, but you also won't freewheel on your spin bike, therefore your muscles are working non stop, that is, as long as you have the power to push through.

Furthermore, when cycling on an indoor bike you will use the same muscles you would have used if you'd cycled on a real road bike.

But because a spin bike uses the weight of it's flywheel, it will make you increase the number of times you pedal, and as a result, your hamstrings are working harder. 

Plus, you're in your own home, and it's much safer than outdoor cycling. (Though most people will say it's not as fun, and I agree).

Basically you'll get *almost* all of the benefits of cycling, in a stationary bike right there in the comfort of your own home.

Which brings me to the next point. 

Convenience of indoor cycling

I hope it goes without saying that, having an indoor cycling bike is a great way to get an extreme cardio workout when ever you want it, for how long you want it, watching or listening to what you want, and all without sitting in traffic on your way to the gym.

Oh, and you know there will always be an available bike for you.

However! You see, a lot of people buy for themselves shiny new fitness equipment, only to actually use it a couple of times, and eventually turning it into a coat rack.

That's why, if you're a beginner and your current mindset is to buy a new spin bike so that you can actually start to get in shape, or lose weight or to improve your cardio, or what ever it is you want it for.

You should know that spinning bikes are quite pricey, well at least the really good ones. 

In conclusion, if you're just starting out, and you have never owned an indoor cycling bike, I would recommend to choose wisely.

Meaning, don't buy one of the really expensive models out there, start with an affordable spin bike, and after a while if you feel the need to upgrade yourself to a more professional one, do so.

Check out our pick for the "best bang for your buck" category.

It has a great price to value ratio, and it's the perfect choice for beginners. 

best bang for your buck

main features

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    40 lbs flywheel
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    fully Adjustable seat
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    LCD stats display - calories burned, speed, time, distance & scan
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    chain drive mechanism
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    Adjustable resistance with press down breaking System
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    Heavy duty steel frame 
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    Bottle Holder
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    Easy to move around the house using wheels

1. The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B1423C

The SF-B1423C is the best choice for you, especially when on budget, but also if you're a beginner spinner. 

This entry level spin bike packs features you see in higher level bikes, but at an affordable price.

It's got a 40 lbs flywheel and it's powered by chain drive mechanism. The bike has a very sturdy solid build, which means you can stand up and spin with no worries. You can adjust the resistance with a turn of a knob, which is right below the handlebars.

The seat is fully adjustable, but unfortunately the handlebars can only go up and down. The pedals feature an adjustable cage, so if you're like me and
have big feet and bigger shoes, there won't be a problem here. 

Furthermore it's portable so you could easily move it around in your house, and it's even got LCD stats display that will provide you with vital info about your workout, which is great for motivation, and you don't see many, if at all indoor bikes with these feature at this price level. 

On the downside, max user weight is 265lbs, and because it uses chain drive mechanism you will need to oil the drive from time to time in order to maintain it in good shape, and you should expect a small noise on high resistance levels. 

Nevertheless, this indoor cycling bike is definitely the best bang for your buck.

best mid level choice

main features

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    Magnetic resistance system
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    Quiet
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    Quiet low-maintenance needed
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    digital display including pulse monitor
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    Four-Way Adjustable Seat
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    40 lbs flywheel
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    max user weight if 275 lbs
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    belt driven mechanism

2. EFITMENT IC031 - Indoor Cycle Bike

The IC031 is one of my favorites indoor bikes on this list. 

It's has almost every feature you want your indoor bike to have, it's price is not very high, and it is quite of a reliable piece of equipment that does what it's supposed to do. 

With user weight limit of 275 lbs, this bike will fit most people out there who are after improving their cardio and overall fitness.

However, since the resistance is applied by a magnet strap that hovers above the flywheel but does not touches it, the resistance power will be slightly lower than a felt pad friction resistance. 

However, because this bike uses a belt to drive it's 40 lbs flywheel, you will get a super quite workout, and you won't have to do half of the maintenance job as you would with a bike that uses chain drive and felt pad resistance system.

Digital display will track your workout stats, including your pulse, which is great when you want to bring your heart rate to the fat burning zone. Likewise, there's a holder for your phone/tablet. Nice add on I must say.

In addition this bike is extremely solid and sturdy and you won't have any trouble cycling standing. 

The seat is fully adjustable, but it is way to wide for my taste, but you can replace it with a seat to your liking.

Max Inseam height on this bike is only 33.5 in, and that is my main issue with this bike.

top of the line choice

main features

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    Magnetic resistance delivers road-bike experience and ensures a smooth ride
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    Quiet, low-maintenance magnetic-resistance belt-drive system
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    V-shape frame and handlebar combo to accommodate all riders
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    Full stats digital display with Automatic backlit
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    Bluetooth® Wireless Technology - connect to third party tracking apps
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    Four-way adjustable seat
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    Revolutionary re-designed Keiser Bike Pedal
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    Lightweight and superior ease of transport

3. keiser spin bike - M3i - Indoor Cycling bike

I didn't called this bike the "Maybach" of indoor spin bikes for no reason. 

Keiser M3i has everything you want in an indoor spin bike. It's got revolutionary design and engineering which makes this bike a perfect fit to anyone between the range of 4'10 to 7ft tall, and up to max weight of 350lbs.

This magnetic resistance based bike is powered by a single Poly-V belt drive.

Yes the same belt used to run the accessories in the front of an engine,
because it's so quiet and reliable.

This assures you will get the workout you need, while also assuring you won't make any noise, no matter how fast you go, or, on what level of resistance you are on. 

The keiser M3i is fully adjustable, both seat and handlebars can be adjusted horizontally and vertically, therefore you won't have a problem finding your sweet spot on this bike.

With a full stats digital display that got an EN-975 certification for accuracy and safety, you will get an accurate and immediate reading on your workout. And It's even got an automated back-lit display that automatically turns on, and stays on when the room light drops below a set level, 

It's also got a tray for your phone or tablet. Furthermore, it has Bluetooth connectivity so you can track your stats with third-party apps. 

On the downside it does not have any predefined workouts, and it is freakin' expensive.

4. Bladez Fitness 200IC Indoor Cycle

"You had me at fully adjustable seat and handlebars"

The 200IC by Bladez Fitness is definitely one of my favorite indoor cycling bike. It's price is reasonable, its a got a steel frame, very solid, 40 lbs flywheel with an adjustable resistance system applied by pressing down felt pad, digital display console that tracks time, speed, distance, and calories burned, no pulse monitor though. 

And with a fully adjustable handlebars, we can say this bike packs features you don't see in this price range, and with a fully adjustable seat you won't have any problem adjusting  this bike to fit you.

The chain drive mechanism will make a little noise, not something that will make it hard to hear the TV while cycling. And since the bike uses a felt pad resistance system, there will be an issue of wear and tear over time. 

Don't expect SPD pedals, but you will get toe basket that will help you keep momentum. 

I actually struggled quite some time trying to decide which bike to feature in the "best bang for the buck" winner, and eventually went with the sunny health & fitness because it's a few bucks cheaper. 

But, if spilling couple of more bucks to get fully adjustable handlebars is something you can bare with, I would say go with this model.


4.4/5

The Good Stuff:
  • 40 lbs flywheel
  • Digital Display To Track Workout Stats
  • solid build
  • fully adjustable seat and Handlebars 
  • 275 lbs max user weight 
The Bad Stuff:
  • will require some maintenance
  • a bit noisy at intense levels
  • display not having a Back light  
  • seat might be uncomfortable for some
  • no pulse monitor

5. Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B1002

Our next choice is the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B1002. 

This indoor bike features a massive 49 lbs flywheel and sturdy build.
It's max user capacity is 275 lbs, which is more than decent, but we feel 300 lbs would be nicer. 

As a belt driven bike, the SF-B1002 delivers a smooth and very quiet ride, but I wish the manufacture would say what kind of belt they used here. Since this will help decide which way is the best to maintain the mechanism.

Not a deal breaker since belts often used in indoor bikes are durable and reliable, and this bike's popularity is over the limit so if anything was wrong with it's belt, we've would have known by now.

You can adjust the resistance level simply by turning the knob, and there's an emergency break in case you're about to fly off the bike. 

Another safety note, the pedals have "cages" for your feet, and you can adjust it to fit your cycling shoes. Nice touch I must say. 

As for the convenience of use, this model features a fully adjustable seat, therefore you will be able to adjust it in a way it suits you and your physic. The handlebars on the other hand are not fully adjustable, and you can only set them higher or lower. Bummer. 

The recommended inseam height is from 29" up to 40", so if your inseam is lower than 29 or higher than 40, this bike ain't for you. 


4.3/5

The Good Stuff:
  • 49 Ib flywheel
  • Massive sturdy build
  • Quiet
  • Some what adjustable
  • Easy to move around the house using wheels
The Bad Stuff:
  • No digital display to track stats 
  • Handlebar only goes up and down
  • Heavy bike - requires 2 people to assemble
  • Seat might be too hard for some
  • Requires maintenance 

​6. Phoenix 98623 Revolution Cycle Pro II

The Phoenix 98623 is yet another massive indoor bike that will provide you with the extreme workout you would want and expect to get from a spinning bike.

And, it is a beauty, as it is a beast. (In my opinion of-course)

This bike uses a direct drive resistance. Which is, in my opinion a very accurate and reliable, and gives more "life-like" cycling experience thanks to the breaking pads that apply pressure on the sides of the flywheel, thus forcing you to pedal harder.   

However, the major flaw here is, wear and tear. Because of the direct contact between the pads and the flywheel, it is a matter of time till you will have to replace the pads, or the entire flywheel, or both. Is it a pro or con? You decide. 

You will have no problem standing up and cycling on this bike, it is a solid one, this baby weighs 113 pounds, and the fully adjustable seat will help you fit it to your liking. The handlebars however, can only go up and down.

The pedals here won't serve your cycling shoes, this model comes with regular toe clips, they are however very sturdy and firm.

All around, this bike is great choice for beginners and experienced who will be willing to do the maintenance work this bike needs.  


4.2/5

The Good Stuff:
  • 39 lbs fly wheel
  • Massive sturdy build
  • direct drive system (could also be a con)
  • Some what adjustable
  • Easy to move around the house using wheels
The Bad Stuff:
  • No digital display to track stats 
  • Handlebar only goes up and down
  • wear and tear parts
  • a bit noisy
  • Requires maintenance 

7. L NOW D600

L NOW is not a major name in the indoor bike industry, but, they do know how to build their bikes. 

First of all, the frame is made of steel tubing, providing this model the ability to reach 400 lbs limit of user weight.

All the while the bike itself weighs only 77 lbs.

A belt mechanism is used to drive this bike, and you can barely hear any noise coming from it, if at all, while cycling. 

The adjustable resistance system is of friction. In this model there's a felt pad that will apply pressure on the flywheel by pressing down on it. The resistance knob also functions as the emergency break by pressing it down.

The seat is fully adjustable, the handlebars are not, you can only set them higher or lower. Bottle holder is no where to be found on this model, which pretty much sucks, since you would expect to get one at this price level. Also, the flywheel weighs only 22 lbs, again, I would expect a heavier flywheel at this price. 

On the other hand, the D-600 does have a digital display that will track your workout stats, including pulse. But I wouldn't count on the calories burned metric, as this tends to be off on most indoor bikes. 

In conclusion, the D-600 is a high level bike, that delivers results, but it seems to lack some of the basic features that could have make him the ultimate indoor bike for the price.


4.1/5

The Good Stuff:
  • LCD display monitor to track workout stats
  • massive Sturdy build
  • very quiet
  • pulse monitor
  • Easy to move around the house using wheels
The Bad Stuff:
  • 22 lbs flywheel
  • Handlebar only goes up and down
  • no bottle holder
  • Display Not Having A Back Light
  • no bottle holder

8. Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B901 Pro Indoor Cycling Bike

Alright, so this one is probably one of the most popular home indoor bike, if not the most popular. 

SF-B901 Pro is his birth name, and it packs a 40 lbs flywheel on a massive solid build, no problem standing on this one screaming your way to a healthier you. 

Weighing at 97 pounds, it can hold you as long as you weigh less than 275 pounds, the seat is fully adjustable, going up and down, front and back, the handlebars however, you know the drill, are not. Like most indoor bikes you can only adjust them higher or lower. 

Digital display to track stats would be perfect here, but unfortunately, you will have to spit a few more bucks if you want one. 

The adjustable resistance on this bike is applied by pads pressing against the flywheel from both sides. Some users report they smell something that reminds them of a burning hair when riding this bike. That is probably because of the friction of the pads on the flywheel. You can lubricant the pads with a silicon lubricant to solve this problem.

From my experience, I didn't smell anything, I guess that is something that develops over time when the pads starts to wear out. 


4/5

The Good Stuff:
  • 40 lbs flywheel
  • massive Sturdy build
  • Requires low Maintenance
  • Some what adjustable
  • Easy to move around the house using wheels
The Bad Stuff:
  • No digital display to track stats 
  • Handlebar only goes up and down
  • resistance pads might cause a burning smell
  • seat might too hard for some
  • no bottle holder

9. Marcy Club Revolution Bike XJ-3220

The Marcy club XJ-3220 is yet another affordable indoor cycle bike that provides great workouts without taking a loan. 

"Marcy" build this bike using a durable steel making it very sturdy for intense cycling. Therefore, you won't have any problem cycling while standing. In addition, this raises the max user weight limit to 300 lbs. Nice. 

Riding this bike will give you the feeling as if you're riding on a real road bike, minus the dirt, bumps, dust <- all the fun stuff!! This is thanks to the bikes design, which gives it a road bike style saddle. 

Same as most of the indoor bikes out there, you'll get a fully adjustable seat, while the handlebars can only adjust higher or lower. 

The flywheel is at the sweet weight of 40 lbs, and the adjustable resistance is applied by felt pad, just like in the L-NOW D600 model, but unlike the D-600, the XJ-3220 uses a chain drive mechanism, therefore, it's not as quiet as the belt, yet it gives you a more realistic feeling when cycling. 

And, as expected at this price range, (though I have seem some without), this indoor bike comes with a bottle holder, transportation wheels, emergency break, and an adjustable basket cage for the pedals. 

Don't expect to get a stats display, not a lot have one at this price level. I wish more brands will add one to their lower level models, 


4/5

The Good Stuff:
  • 40 lbs flywheel
  • massive Sturdy build
  • 300 lbs max user limit
  • somewhat adjustable
  • road bike like seating
The Bad Stuff:
  • no digital display to track stats
  • Handlebar only goes up and down
  • a bit noisy
  • seat might bee too hard/uncomfortable for some
  • will require some Maintenance 

10. Sunny SF-B1001 Indoor Cycling Bike

Another entry by Sunny health & fitness. The guys over there sure know how to make an affordable, yet a "does the job" indoor bike. 

For those who price plays the most major role when considering which indoor cycle bike they will buy, look no more. This one right here is the cheapest when it comes to price. (Not quality!) 

Furthermore. with a 30 lbs flywheel, and 220 pounds user limit, it will be perfect for you if you're just starting with indoor cycling, and you just want to check if cycling is for you without going to the bank. 

In addition if you're just looking for a bike that you could cycle on not so often, this is also a great choice. 

As for technicality goes, this model is very solid despite it's small size, it weighs 76 pounds, and you can even cycle standing. 

However at higher speeds, it might get a just bit noisy and maybe even start to shake a bit. Not a deal breaker as users reported this is totally bearable.

Finally, you get a fully adjustable seat, adjustable handlebars, although you can only set them higher or lower, transport wheels, so you can move it around the house, and basic adjustable foot cages pedals, 


3.9/5

The Good Stuff:
  • very affordable
  • high value to price ratio
  • great for beginners
  • Some what adjustable
  • Easy to move around the house using wheels
The Bad Stuff:
  • No digital display to track stats 
  • Handlebar only goes up and down
  • gets a bit noisy when going too fast
  • 30 lbs flywheel
  • 220 lbs max user limit

11. Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B1110

Who wants an affordable indoor cycling bike??

I guess Sunny & Health is after turning indoor bikes to a must thing in every household in america. Otherwise, how can you explain the great job they are doing in producing great bikes with low price tags? 

With a slightly heavier flywheel than the standard, (44 lbs), and with an adjustable felt resistance system, driven by chain mechanism, you will get pretty much the same type of cycling experience as with the Marcy Club XJ-3220, and with couple of bucks off. 

And as with most chain mechanism, it will require maintenance from time to time in order to keep it in good shape.

Max user weight is 250 lbs, I feel they could have try harder to increase the limit to at least 275 lbs or even 300 lbs. Not so much of a deal breaker, but still, that would appeal to more people. 

Nevertheless. the bike is very solid and sturdy, and you can easily cycle standing up. 

Seat is fully adjustable, handlebars adjust vertically, transportaion wheels, bottle holder, emergency break, are all present in this model, like in most indoor bikes. 

On the downside, on the pedals you will find the most standard adjustable cage, no clips, and stats display is no where to be found. 

Max inseam height is only 37 inches, meaning it might not be the best choice for tall people. Make sure you measure your inseam before purchasing


3.8/5

The Good Stuff:
  • 44 lbs flywheel
  • affordable
  • nice solid build
  • somewhat adjustable
  • easy To Move Around The House Using Wheels
The Bad Stuff:
  • no digital display to track stats
  • 250 lbs max user limit 
  • No Digital Display To Track Stats
  • short inseam Measure 
  • will require some Maintenance 

12. schwinn spin bike - IC2

Schwinn is a brand that doesn't need any introduction. They've been making great bikes for over a century, and I guess you can say this model stand up for it's name, though it has a few drawbacks. 

Let's start with the good stuff. Firmly build, very sturdy bike so you could feel safe to cycle standing up. Digital display to track your workout stats, RPM, distance, speed, calories burned and time.

In addition you get a fully adjustable seat, and a bottle holder that could also be used to hold your mp3 player, (great if you still use one), transportation wheels to move the bike around the house easily, adjustable resistance applied by a felt pad pressed down on the flywheel, emergency break, chain drive mechanism, to get more "realistic" feeling of cycling, and adjustable strap pedals.

On the other hand, max user weight is 250 lbs, which is one of the lowest in this price range. The flywheel weighs 31 lbs, the handlebars can only be adjusted vertically, and there's no pulse monitor.

On top of all there's the matter of wear and tear parts, like with most indoor bikes, you will have to oil the pad from time to time, and the same thing goes to the chain that is used to drive this bike. 

Overall, you almost can't go wrong with Schwinn, but I feel they could have done a better job on this bike, and without having to raise its price.


3.8/5

The Good Stuff:
  • dligital Display To Track Workout Stats
  • bottle holder/mp3 holder
  • solid build
  • somewhat adjustable
  • Easy To Move Around The House Using Wheels
The Bad Stuff:
  • 31 lbs flywheel
  • a bit noisy
  • display not having a Back light  
  • Will Require Some Maintenance
  • no pulse monitor

13. Diamondback Fitness 510Ic

The Diamondback Fitness 510lc is the second most expensive indoor cycling bike on our list, but this doesn't make him the best on the list. Actually it is far from that. 

His intentions are good, but the result is sorta... Well, like the french like to say, comme ci comme ça, and for it's price, you don't want something that will be "so, so". 

First of all, finally an indoor bike with digital console, tracking your workout stats, heck, it even has backlight and pulse monitor, so you would know if you could push harder, or if you should take it slower. 

The console, is the heart of 510lc, from it you will be able to choose from 16 different levels of resistance and 14 workout programs that will simulate different cycling situations, from a flat landscape up to hills and mountains. Unfortunately, you will need to place this bike near an outlet, since it is a plug-in.

Handlebars are f-u-l-l-y adjustable, finally! The only problem is, it so exhausting to adjust them, it kinda makes you don't want to change their position. Damn it! You need to unscrew four(!) bolts if your want to adjust the handlebars forward/backward.

31 Lbs is not the heaviest weight we saw for flywheels, but it will get you working hard. This indoor bike is one of the heaviest we saw, 125 lbs, you can stand on with a friend and cycle together. (Do not try this at home though)


3.5/5

The Good Stuff:
  • digital display to track workout stats + pulse monitor
  • very quiet
  • out of the box preset workout programs
  • fully adjustable
  • magnetic resistance
The Bad Stuff:
  • its exhausting to adjust the handlebars horizontally
  • you must place it near an outlet
  • 31 lbs flywheel
  • electronic drive system - could be a prone to problems 
  • if the digital console breaks down, the bike is Useless till Repaired 
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