1 The spin bike details

1 Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike

Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike

1.1 Description

  • Indoor cycling bike with 40-pound flywheel
  • Heavy-duty crank and smooth chain drive mechanism
  • Fully adjustable seat and handlebars for comfort
  • Adjustable resistance systems; transport wheels
  • Supports up to 275 pounds; measures 20 x 46.5 x 48.5 inches (W x H x D)
  • The left pedal needs to be screwed in counter clockwise
  • Assembly required;Check User Manual in Product Details before use

1.2 The best review

We originally purchased one of these bikes in June of 2015. We were a bit concerned about the low price because our intention was to use it in our fitness facility. This bike is rock solid. We now have 9 of them and will be purchasing 2 more this month. The bikes are used in spin classes daily. We have everyone from small, uber-fit petite women to hulking 6’2″ 255lb men. These bikes get hours and hours of use each week.
I recommended this bike to an associate who is opening a fitness facility. When he was purchasing some high-end equipment from a well-known gym equipment provider, he asked them about the bike (showed them the Amazon link I sent to him) and they were dumbfounded. They said that the bike had quite impressive features, especially for a bike that inexpensive and appeared to be a very, very good bargain. They actually had the bike on their computer when he went in the next day because they researched it more and said they were quite impressed by it. That, and the fact that their lowest priced bike was a bit below $900 reassured us that we made a great choice! We have even used these bikes in the parking lot for some special events.

The only problems we had with the bike were with the screw on the tension knob on one. The bolt became a bit stripped and we had to order another one. The other issue with another one was with the brakes squeaking after about 8 months. This can happen if you don’t “oil” the flywheel periodically because the brakes get dried out. A bit of treadmill oil on the flywheel fixed this immediately. We service the bikes bi-weekly, and that involves tightening the bolts on the seats (just to make sure they stay put) and just doing a check on all the bolts and moveable parts. But again, keep in mind that these bikes get literally hundreds of hours a month, so that minuscule amount of service is -wonderful-!

If you’re looking for a cost-effective, very dependable bike, you should definitely consider purchasing one of these. Absolutely worth it!

2 Schwinn MY16 230 Recumbent Bike

Schwinn MY16 230 Recumbent Bike

2.1 Description

  • Track time, distance and calorie goals and transfer metrics via USB
  • Dual track two LCD screen System offers increased visibility to programs and goal tracking
  • 20 levels of computer controlled resistance for a wide range of workout intensity options
  • 22 preset exercise programs (9 profile; 8 heart rate control; 2 Custom user defined; 2 fitness test; 1 quick start and additional features
  • Charging USB port, speakers, adjustable three speed fan, media shelf

2.2 The best review

Bike assembled today by amazon 3rd party team. great service. great ride, smooth, easy walk through, i think it will be one of the best purchases i have made. cant do weight bearing exercise and this is just the ticket. smooth, quiet, easy, nice looking, easy chair positions me -5 ft, hubby 6 ft. easy. only thing was no written manual so will have to go to web site and check out all the bells and whistles.
Nice console and everything i need and then some.Easy to just get on and ride. i cant reach the reg handle bars, so must hold the side grips, which is fine and comfy. will get padded seat. very smooth, very quiet, very good job of putting it together. guy was nice, helpful, knowledgeable,went out of his way and cleaned up everything, including breaking down box, tieing it up and out to curb. couldn’t ask for more.
Impressed with bike and assembly service. just wish for manuel., but no biggie – will look on ph and take it from there.happy trails! solved my prob of heat and mosquitos in fl summer mos.

3 Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike

Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike

3.1 Description

  • Dual track two LCD window system allows you to monitor up to 13 different display feedbacks
  • Schwinn Connect goal tracking and data export keep you up to date on reaching your fitness goals
  • 29 programs, 4 user settings and goal tracking are all there to keep you motivated and challenged
  • 25 levels of resistance aligned with a high speed high inertia perimeter weighted flywheel make every workout smooth and quiet
  • Charging USB port and data exchange

3.2 The best review

Took my husband and I little over one hour to assemble. Excellent directions for each step, with things that could be put in place at the factory already done for us. No missing or faulty parts, well packed. Once the front and rear legs with two screws each are in place to make it stand on it’s own you can add seat, handlebars, pedals and cowling. Electronics run through the uprights and go together with press fit connectors. In use, all electronics came alive once the supplied power supply was plugged in. Turns itself off after use.
You can set up to 4 users by name, and track/record everything needed. Resistance adjustments require only a push of the up or down buttons. Very quite in operation with a comfortable seat that is easily adjusted with a single adjustment lever, so the seat can slide up/down it’s track. Plug in to add your music player to feed the speakers. A quite fan that is a gentle breeze and not much more even on high.

Update, this bike has been excellent in everyday use going on two months. The 25 one touch resistance levels are getting use as we are able to increase them as we progress. We also ordered the POLAR chest strap (get the uncoded one)and it links up to the telemetric enabled heart rate monitor with no drama. Regards

I thought that an update after six months of use would be helpful to some. This bike is still a joy! Easy to adjust with just the single lever between users. We have added some strips of tape on the rail so that different user position lock downs are quick and consistent. We also like that selecting users by name is quickly done, and your program starts automatically as soon as you begin to pedal.

When your ride is over you push stop, and a cool down period begins that is optional. You can just walk away and it will turn itself off. My Kindle fits the book shelf and is steady for a good read that allows exercise time to pass before I know it which is a good thing. Regards

4 Exerpeutic GOLD 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike

Exerpeutic GOLD 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike, 400 lbs

4.1 Description

  • Heavy Duty and High Durability steel frame construction with up to 400 lbs weight capacity. 20% more steel than the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike for more maximum performance.
  • Waterproof PVC Equipment Mat (79″ L x 35.4″ W) for floor protection and noise reduction when exercising. An 8 level Magnetic Tension control system.
  • Folds to 1/2 the size, so it is uniquely compact; Folded Dimensions: 26.4″ L X 24.8″ W X 57.5″ H
  • Large comfortable seat cushion for people of any size, and easily adjustable to fit 5’1″ to 6’5″ user heights.
  • An easy to read large computer LCD display that indicates calories burned, distance, time, speed, scan, pulse and odometer.

4.2 The best review

Compact, stable, and super quiet. I live in an upstairs apartment and have no worries about the bike disturbing my neighbors.The large seat is about as comfortable as any bike seat is going to be on my old-lady rear.
Also, I’m barely 5′ 2″, with short legs, and it fits well. The large pedals are comfortable, but I prefer to wear my walking shoes when pedaling and the shoes even allow me to raise the seat above the lowest setting. Assembled it by myself in about 20 minutes; just read the instructions and follow step-by-step.

5 Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike

Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike

5.1 Description

  • Recumbent stationary bike offers challenging cardiovascular workout while minimizing stress on your joints and back
  • Eight-level magnetic tension control System allows you to customize your ride and challenge yourself over time
  • Folding waterproof PVC equipment mat (79″l x 35.4″W x .24″H) included for floor protection and noise reduction when exercising
  • Large, easy-to-read LCD display indicates distance, calories burned, time, speed, and heart RATE information
  • 300-pound maximum user weight. 3 years limited Warranty

5.2 The best review

I’ve been going through rehab for the last two months to regain the strength in my legs after I suffered nerve damage in my spine. I’m going to a physical therapy clinic and a wellness center that has the workout equipment I need, but I wanted to do more at home, so I shopped around for recumbent stationary bicycles and chose the Exerpeutic 900XL on the basis of price and the number of favorable reviews it had.

The assembly of the bike took a little less than an hour. The illustrated assembly instructions were clear enough, and the necessary tools – an Allen wrench and a multi-hex tool with Phillips screwdriver – were included.

This is pretty much a no-frills bike, although it does include a readout for time, speed, distance, calories, and pulse rate. There are no programs, just a knob to adjust the resistance. The seat and back cushions are comfortable enough for the sessions I have, which are 20 minutes or so at a time.

The bike is very sturdy and looks like it’s built to give good service for a long time. It’s not up to gym quality, of course, but for the price, it’s a nice piece of home workout equipment.

6 Sunny Health & Fitness Belt Drive Indoor Cycling Bike

Sunny Health & Fitness Belt Drive Indoor Cycling Bike, Grey

6.1 Description

  • CYCLE BIKE: The sturdy frame, 49 Ib flywheel and 275 lb user weight gives this bike a rock solid build that will keep it moving ride after ride. Easily moveable with the front-mounted transport wheels
  • RESISTANCE: The cycle bike trainer resistance system gives you the experience of a realistic, real-road feeling while the built in push down emergency brake will bring the bike to an immediate stop.
  • SILENT RIDE: Experience a smooth and quiet ride with the maintenance free belt drive system which allows you to workout without interrupting your workout or anyone around you.
  • CUSTOMIZABILITY: With a height inseam of 29 – 40 in, adjust the seat horizontal/vertical to fit you while pedals are built with toe cages to keep your feet in place. Handlebars can be moved up/down.
  • Transportation wheels for easy portability

6.2 The best review

I have had the bike for about a week now and I really love it. The setup was easy it took about 30min and all the tools I needed were there. At first it squeaked when I started to ride it but reading online I found that I could buy some Silicon based spray on the brake pad and that fixed it. The spray I used was Liquid Wrench Silicone Spray.
I really wanted a bike computer for this so I purchased CatEye Strada Wireless Bicycle Computer (Black) CC-RD300W along with the bike. Adding that on took like 10min. I am going to upload some pictures here. I used double sided tape to attache the sensor to the bike and I used magnetic tape to raise the little magnet sensor on the wheel high enough to get a reading.
But you could use double sided tape there too. I also switched my magnet out for another one I had just laying around so I didnt have to clip the threaded end off the one in the box.

7 Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B1423 Belt Drive Indoor Cycling Bike

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B1423 Belt Drive Indoor Cycling Bike

7.1 Description

  • 40 lbs. flywheel combined with the belt drive mechanism allows for smooth and quite workouts
  • Adjustable handlebars and fully adjustable seat with high density padding
  • LCD monitor displays time, speed, distance, calories, and scan
  • Adjustable resistance with press down breaking system
  • Heavy duty steel frame with bottle holder; maximum user weight 250 lbs.

7.2 The best review

I’m a spinning instructor but currently focusing on other formats. Because of this, I decided to purchase a decent spin bike. Primarily so I don’t loose my endurance or teaching “edge.” I did a lot of research, and all good reviews pointed back to this manufacturer for my budget. I decided on this one because it had a belt drive, 40lb flywheel (for a smoother ride), ability to adjust seat height for short people (I’m 5’2), bike computer, and of course the price. I knew that I would need to replace the pedals with SPDs, so I added that onto the total cost and still managed to stay in my budget.

I received it earlier than expected, it took me 30 minutes to put together, and I managed to ride that first day. First, I’m completely satisfied with the bike set up. As I mentioned before, I’m 5’2″ and normally have a difficult time with bike set up on budget bikes. Honestly, I was nervous about this since it was so affordable. But… the seat is at perfect hip height, and it’s several notches from the bottom.

My front knee is in line with the middle of my foot when both feet are parallel to the floor, and there’s no more than a 35 degree bend in my knee when my leg is fully extended (bottom of the stroke). It’s a very quiet and smooth ride, nice resistance for seated and hill climbs. It’s a very sturdy bike, but it’s easy to move if needed using the wheels. The “computer” is very basic and it’s annoying that you can’t track RPMs, but it’s angled and easy to read.
The seat is what you would expect… uncomfortable. But I’ve taught on $2,500 bikes that have the same problem… One small thing, but I find it very convenient that the water bottle holder is on the side. There’s nothing more distracting than having your water bottle fall off during climbs because the holder is in the middle. Overall, for the price, quality, features, and the ride, this bike gets an A- from me.

8 Indoor Cycling Bike by Sunny Health & Fitness

Indoor Cycling Bike by Sunny Health & Fitness

8.1 Description

  • FEATURES: Inertia driven flywheel with a chrome rim weighs 44 Ibs giving a smooth and consistent ride when pedaling. Chain driven mechanism simulates road bike exercise.
  • RESISTANCE: 2-IN-1 Easy dial tension adjustment and push down brake offers a progressive and challenging workout. Felt pad gives smooth and even resistance.
  • FULLY ADUSTABLE: The cushioned ergonomic seat and handlebars adjust forward/backward and up/down, allowing a closer proximity to the handlebar (Adjustable Inseam Height Max 37 in/ Min 29)
  • TRANSPORTATION: Transportation wheels provide for easy relocation.
  • STABILITY: Up to 265 Ibs weight capacity. Allows user to stand up and pedal, simulating an uphill road experience. Please update sku with new product description and feature points.

8.2 The best review

So far this review is for the amount of time it took for me to get this bike assembled and the first “test ride”. I’m only 5’4, 115 lbs and I was able to assemble the bike by myself. It’s a bit heavy but if you follow the directions it’s easy to put together.
It took me 35 minutes from the time I opened the box until the time I took the first “test ride”. Only recommendation I have is to turn the box on its side and open it from the bottom, then turn it back upright and slide the box up off of the frame.

Its a nice bike and works great. The wheel is a little noisy but I think it just needs to be adjusted. It’s easy to use and to switch tension is a price of cake, just turn he dial.

If you are looking for a spin bike to use at home, you can’t beat the price and the quality of the equipment.

9 FitDesk FDX3.0 Bike Desk with Tablet Holder

FitDesk FDX3.0 Bike Desk with Tablet Holder

9.1 Description

  • Durable: Built to last with high quality gear box components for years of reliable operation
  • Quiet: Twin belt, high velocity flywheel
  • Unique: Desk features non-slip surface, Built-in tablet holder, easy access storage tray and massage rollers positioned to make typing while exercising comfortable
  • Digital resistance meter tracks mileage, calories, time, etc
  • Adjustable: Seat back and extender included allowing for upright and semi-recumbent use

9.2 The best review

Oh my gosh! I love this bike already. I am so happy that I purchased it. It does make me sweat! Its comfortable too and I positioned it to suit me. I purchased some added accessories like the heavy duty Mat, Zacro bike seat, Fit Desk Extension kit.

I have to thank the inventor who created this gorgeous item. I’m 52 years old and gained 20 lbs from perimenopause and weigh 200lbs and hope to lose weight using it. I surely will and its so comfortable. You can turn the knob for resistance and I’m amazed at how it makes me sweat.

I can watch Netflix on my Apple iPro and unwind my mind as I am getting a cardio workout. First I do warm ups, cardio and cool down and then use the exercise bike.

 

10 Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike

Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike

10.1 Description

  • Dual track two LCD window system allows you to monitor up to 13 different display feedbacks
  • Schwinn Connect goal tracking and data export keep you up to date on reaching your fitness goals
  • 22 programs, 2 user settings and goal tracking are all there to keep you motivated and challenged
  • 20 levels of resistance aligned with a high speed high inertia perimeter weighted flywheel make every workout smooth and quiet
  • Charging USB port and data exchange

10.2 The best review

Frankly I didn’t know what to expect from this and that was probably a good thing. It is excellent and it looks great as well. I am 6’2″ and weigh 240 and no problem. There is room to spare.

The assembly went well and took about an hour or less by myself. The unit is sturdy and well thought out in every detail. There are so many programs to choose from it will take some time to try them all. My iPhone plugs in to the speaker jack and I watch Netflix while riding and there is even a USB port. The speakers are adequate and there is even a fan to keep you refreshed.

My advice is to read the instructions carefully and you cannot go wrong assembling this. I recommend this to anyone wanting a mid-priced recumbent machine. Well done Schwinn!

 

2 The spin bike list

Produce Price

Rate

1 Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike

$240.49

★★★★
2 Schwinn MY16 230 Recumbent Bike

$249.99

★★★★☆
3 Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike

$499.00

$399.99 

★★★★☆
4 Exerpeutic GOLD 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike, 400 lbs

$203.94

★★★★☆
5 Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike

$244.78

★★★★
6 Sunny Health & Fitness Belt Drive Indoor Cycling Bike, Grey

$298.99

★★★★
7 Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B1423 Belt Drive Indoor Cycling Bike

$246.95

★★★★
8 Indoor Cycling Bike by Sunny Health & Fitness

$279.99

★★★★
9 FitDesk FDX3.0 Bike Desk with Tablet Holder

$341.23

★★★★☆
10 Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike

$386.26

★★★★