Like other Sunny Health & Fitness Stationary Bikes, this model features a super heavy flywheel that weighs 44 pounds. The secret to the smooth, 360 degree pedal action that makes an exercise bike special is the aggressive inertia created by this heavy flywheel.
Standard exercise bikes produce a choppy, vertical pump that jars the joints, pounds the tailbone, and makes for a noisy, bouncy ride. It is the reason most often given when people are asked why they never use the exercise bike they bought. If the bike is uncomfortable, you aren’t going to use it. That means wasted money and no health benefits or cycling enjoyment.
This exercise bike delivers smooth, quiet ride that feels as good as those really expensive models at the local gym. You will feel like you are riding outdoors thanks to the fluid pedal action.
Comfortable and Pain Free Cycling Pleasure
Older riders, and those already suffering from joint and/or lower limb ailments, will find the ride an incredible departure from those old school exercise bikes. The comfort level of this bike allows for longer, more beneficial cycling sessions.
The seat, handlebar, and resistance level are all fully adjustable. Adjustment controls are convenient and easy to use, even while riding the bike.
The handlebars offer almost a dozen safe hand positions that will alter the stress and effect of your workout.
While the bike is easy to transport when you want to move it, its weight and design keeps it steady and perfectly stable while you are cycling. It will not “creep” across the floor.
Pedal cages help keep the feet on the pedals and out of the chain drive mechanism. It is possible to upgrade to clips if desired since the pedals are totally interchangeable with standard clip models (see latest prices at amazon.com).
Built to Last for Years
Durability is obvious from the moment you view the heavy duty crank assembly and solid steel frame. The unit measures 46.5 x 20.5 x 47.5 inches (L x W x H), and weighs about 106 pounds with a shipping weight of around 118 pounds. For convenience and ease of portability, two transport wheels are built in to the front lower support frame.
This unit will support a rider up to about 265 pounds. It is important to note this before mounting the bike. If you are considerably over the stated weight limit, you are risking a fall and serious injury.
Interchangeable Seat and Pedals
The bike features standard saddle support and 9/16” pedal threads for easy change out to your favorite seat and pedal from your outdoor road or mountain bike. Adaptability is a major strength here and adds to the overall value of this indoor bike.
If aesthetics matter, this bike will look great in your home. In fact, owners agree, this model looks much better than many of the more expensive options.
Like all Sunny Health & Fitness indoor cycles, ease of assembly and set-up is a given. All the necessary tools are provided and will require less than 30 minutes from un-boxing to freewheeling enjoyment! Parts are clearly marked and instructions are simple and straightforward.
Best for Cyclists Under 6 Feet Tall
We have found the only real complaint with these bikes to be that while they are fantastic for cyclists under 6 foot tall, those over 6 foot tall find the fit a tad tight. Taller cyclists report they cannot extend the legs as must as they normally do.
Cyclists love using this indoor bike when riding outside is not feasible. You can pleasantly burn calories, increase cardio and muscle strength, and do it all in the comfort of your home. This model is awarded four stars.Buy on Amazon