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  1. #1
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    Buying a spinning bike

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    I am looking at buying a spinning bike.. but oh boy I did not know what I was going to get myself into.

    Any advise as to what I should look at?

    Which is better Chain driven or belt driven spin bikes?

    What should a good flyweel weight be?

    I have had a look at the Schwin bikes.. just because I know the Brand.. but I am going to use it as my home spinning bike.. So do not need top of the range.

    All your suggestions will be appreciated.

  2. #2
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    I suggest you tell me what state you're in.
    If you're anywhere near me I'll let you have one for $50.
    Reebok. It was used in spin class at the Y then sold to me when they bought new ones.
    I never use it, i still go to the gym to spin
    2008 Trek FX 7.2/Terry Cite X
    2009 Jamis Aurora/Brooks B-68
    2010 Trek FX 7.6 WSD/stock bontrager

  3. #3
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    Smile

    Thanks Zen... I am from New Zealand, so unfortunatelly I do not think that is going to work.

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    Ha! No, I don't think so either.
    2008 Trek FX 7.2/Terry Cite X
    2009 Jamis Aurora/Brooks B-68
    2010 Trek FX 7.6 WSD/stock bontrager

  5. #5
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    I would check ebay. Also, check with your local gyms. They may have a spinning bike or two they'd like to sell. The old Schwinn bikes are the sturdiest ones I've seen.
    The Journey is the Reward.

  6. #6
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    Best bikes are made by Star Trac.

  7. #7
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    The best bikes are Bodybikes for sure... if you are from New Zealand and know Les Mills RPM cycle classes, they recommend and use Bodybikes. They are pricey though! I purchased a star trac at home for myself second hand from a gym clearance and it's great. Chain driven. Not as smooth as a Bodybike, but I'm saving up for one! Make sure whatever you buy it is fully adjustable... seat height and forward/back, and the same with the handlebars: height and forward/back positions.

  8. #8
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    Here is the link to Les Mills talking about Bodybikes:

    http://www.lesmills.com/global/en/me...equipment.aspx

  9. #9
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    Also ask your local gym that has spin classes. We sell our old bikes when we get new ones in. same with our treadmills and elypticals.

  10. #10
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    Also, Costco will be having a sale on a Lifespan spinning bike beginning March 11 - April 3. The cycle has gotten good reviews from what I've seen.

 

 

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