Health and fitness 

What To Look For In A Spin Bike

With the modern lifestyle that we currently lead, we are bound to develop lifestyle complications like obesity and cardiovascular problems if we don’t work out. However, most people find it hard to go to the gym. The good news is that you can work out from the comfort of your home. Spin bikes are one of the great ways you can get cardio-work out from the comfort of your home.Although spin bikes have a quite simple design, to get a bike that will match your requirements, there are things you will have to consider if you need the best spin bikes. Here are what you should look for when buying one.

Console

Many spin bikes like consoles. Without consoles, it will be difficult for you to track the progress of your workout. Consoles will show you information like the distance traveled your revolutions per minute, calories you have burned and the time you have taken to ride. You should, therefore, buy a spin bike that has a console.

Accessories

Most spin bikes manufacturers tend to be fairly minimalist when including the accessories on their bikes. A good spin bike should be designed in such a way that you get to have an experience that is similar to riding an outdoor bike while working out. You need a bike that has a place where you can plug your mp3 player or a place where you can put a book or a drink bottle holder.

Flywheels

This is an important type of a spin bike. The flywheels of the spin bike should be heavy enough so that when you pedal, you exercise. A heavy flywheel will also make your pedaling experience smooth similar to that of a riding experience. A good flywheel should weigh between 30lbs and 50lbs.

Resistance

There are two types of resistance that spin bikes use to increase the magnitude of the effort needed to pedal it. They include magnetic resistance and frictional resistance.
Bikes with magnetic resistance are preferred since the magnets do not wear out or make noise as compared to frictional resistance. Magnetic resistance on bikes with consoles can give you an indication of the magnitude of resistance you are using.

Height adjustments

A good spin bike should have height adjustments. You should buy a spin bike that allows you to adjust the seat and the handle in four different directions; forward, backward, upward and downward. You will therefore be able to adjust this bike according to your weight.

 

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