Adjustable Strap Resistance - Exercise Bikes
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Thu Jun 28 00:00:00 MDT 2012bethanly Rating:5.0
Very impressed with the quality of the machine. Durable construction with metal encasement; can be moved with attached hand grip but individual must be able to lift ten pounds. Dual application for upper body and arm rotation as well as leg rotation workouts, with simple adjustments to pedals. Can be placed on floor for lower leg activity, and also on counter/table surface for arm acitivity. Adjustable tension for increased resistance; adjustable speed for passive workout routine. Ideal home exercise equipment for individuals unable to do active movement, such as those with limited range of motion, stroke impairment, incapacity for active ambulation, lower limb DVT (deep vein thrombosis), etc. Individual should be assisted with this equipment during its use.
Thu Apr 18 00:00:00 MDT 2013allly Rating:5.0
So far I am very impressed with this bike. I took it out of the box and the quality of this thing is amazing. Heavy duty metal parts. It was EXTREMELY well packed in it's box: double wall cardboard and everything was within a styrofoam support. All the pieces were anchored to the bike with zip ties so nothing was free floating. Getting it out of the box took longer than the set up! Most of it is together. Just add the handlebars, seat/post, pedals and base and you are good to go. The saddle seems absolutely fine and is even cushier than the saddle on my road bike! Most people think a larger and/or cushier saddle is the answer, but in actuality just riding on it and breaking in your sit bones over a couple weeks is all that is needed. Adjusting the angle of the seat just a fraction forward or back can also help. The other comment I wanted to make was about the pedals. Despite the name including the word Pro, I think that the expectation of clipless pedals is unrealistic on a $300 bike. Also, the company is appealing to a wide home audience and would eliminate a majority of those that would be purchasing if they had to also buy pedals. If a rider wants to use clipless, it is likely they already have them (and shoes) and be able to swap them out if needed. Now all I need is some dry teflon lubricant for the resistance pads and I will be good to go! (Monthly maintenance of moving parts should be observed!) Shipping was fast and the box was in perfect condition. EDIT TO ADD: I am 5'3 1/2" with long(ish) legs and the bike is fine for me with the saddle post set at #2. Unless you are short and have very short legs do I see a problem if you have the seat height properly adjusted.
Thu Aug 16 00:00:00 MDT 2012heatherhoughton Rating:4.0
It's lightweight and comes already assembled: A+ . I'm 5'10" and have a pretty tall counter that I use it under, but anyone using this lil bike will need some leg room and something to back it up to as well as a chair with no wheels (I tried rigging this, but I failed miserably). I am happy with my purchase but I would say if you want something that provides any resistance, you may want to look elsewhere. You will burn calories just by the pedaling motion but there is really no resistance that I could feel even with the knob adjusted all the way down.
Sat Dec 28 00:00:00 MST 20132gabie Rating:4.0
Purchased for a person with swollen legs and feet. More adjustment of foot straps would be nice. Also a dead slow speed would be a help for starting use, otherwise product works as stated.
Fri Sep 11 00:00:00 MDT 2009spiffy21 Rating:4.0
Overall this product was ok, but if you are looking for something more durable and more challenging, this isn't it. The pedals started to have parts come off the first day of use. Also, it says there were adjustable settings where there weren't. Overall, if you want to basically sit and keep moving your legs on the pedals with no resistance- it's a nice buy. It will at least help circulation.
Sat Oct 03 00:00:00 MDT 2009beaverhausen Rating:5.0
EASY TO ASSEMBLE...MY HUSBAND HAD IT UP & GOING IN NO TIME. I FEEL AS IF I GET A GOOD WORKOUT FROM IT...YOU CAN ADJUST THE RESISTANCE, WHICH I LIKE. VERY QUITE...REALLY MAKES NO NOISE AT ALL. GOOD QUALITY, STURDY & THE SEAT IS COMFORTABLE. THE NUMBER COUNT ON THE OTHER HAND DOESN'T SEEM TO WORK...AFTER HITTING RESET IT WAS TELLING ME THAT I HAD BURNT 98 CALORIES IN ABOUT 1.5 MINUTES...WHICH SEEMS WRONG TO ME. THAT WOULD BE GREAT IF IT WERE TRUE BUT I DON'T THINK SO. BESIDES THAT I REALLY LIKE IT !!!
Tue Jun 29 00:00:00 MDT 2010jdqqva9 Rating:2.0
It's true that you get what you pay for. This machine is easy to set up, light and easy to store, but not suitable for any serious exercise. I bought it essentially for limbering the knees while sitting and reading or doing needlework, and it's okay for that, but not at all good for cardiovascular exercise, as it is too light, doesn't stay in place unless you place it against something heavy, and the tension adjustment is inadequate to get any real resistance. It serves the purpose for me of maintaining some light exercise and knee flexibility without strain while I'm watching TV or reading, but that's about all it is good for.
Sun Aug 23 00:00:00 MDT 2009flip92722 Rating:3.0
Pros: Convenient to use at home. Easy to set goals with the digital screen that displays time and number of pedals.Cons: Not the smoothest pedaling (Seems to get better after a little while whether it's just getting used to it or a break-in period). Making adjustments to resistance is near impossible while pedaling. Slides a little bit on the carpet(Using a pad to keep it from sliding fixed this problem).Overall: I would buy again for the price and convenience. Great to use while watching T.V. or just sitting around.
Sat Jun 05 00:00:00 MDT 2010123jawillia Rating:4.0
My initial experience with the Sunny Pro was pretty much the same as described in previous reviews: delivery within a week, cumbersome packaging, easy set up (about 30 minutes) and so on. I have a set of clip-in pedals already so I wasn't disappointed with the pedals (and, for the record, the strap-pedals are probably suitable for many riders). So things looked ready to go . . . And then I tried riding the bike and encountered a serious problem. Whenever I tried to increase the resistance to even a mildly strenuous level the flywheel squealed terribly; worse yet, even when I tried to continue pedaling over the noise, it would simply lock up. I think this is because the bike uses cantilevers and pads with dense fabric instead of magnetic resistance. In other words, when one turns the resistance knob the pads press against the flywheel, sort of like brake pads on a bike. I believe that the friction between the flywheel caused both the squealing and vibration that caused the resistance knob to rattle, thereby tightening the pads inadvertently. Needless to say, this was a source of great frustration and I tried all sorts of adjustments to the resistance knob, the cantilevers, and so on with no luck. I was VERY disappointed by the bike because I thought it was basically going to end up as a very expensive clothes horse. But I finally decided to try smearing each side of the rim of the flywheel with lubricant to reduce friction, not knowing what effect it would have on the material that covers the resistance pads. Long story short, this seems to have done the trick and now the bike works beautifully. I'm pretty active---mountain biking, in-line skating, martial arts---and it looks like the Sunny Pro will provide strenuous indoor workouts for a long time to come. I really do think it's on par with much more expensive machines. Time will tell. For now, though, I?m giving it four stars because of the frustration I experienced initially. The solution I came upon may seem pretty obvious but it wasn?t included in the directions or in other posts so I thought I would share it. It?s made the bike functional instead of completely useless.
Thu Dec 20 00:00:00 MST 2012krazyboy13 Rating:5.0
We've had this bike for 3 weeks and love it! Both my wife (5'5") and I (6'0") use it, and adjusting the settings is simple. We bought a new gel seat for it b/c she said the seat was hurting her. I thought the seat was fine and after a few days of using the bike, my butt "got used" to the seat and stopped hurting, so before you cave into buying a new seat, ride through the pain for a few days and see. We do not have the high pitched sound problem created by the brake pads that some people were talking about. The bike is very sturdy overall and has adjustable feet so that you can make sure all 4 feet touch the ground so the bike does not rock back and forth. The tension adjustment knob is more sensitive than on the bikes I've used at the gym; at the gym, a lot of the knob turning is a quarter turn to a full turn. On this bike, all of my knob turns are within about a 1/2 turn range of each other as a full turn will all but stop you dead in your tracks. Not a complaint by any means, just an observation, and possibly a plus for some people b/c an 1/8 turn is quick and easy to do and will crank up/down the resistance noticeably. For cage pedals, the included pedals are actually decent, though annoying to adjust the strap on. We are going to swap them out for Look-style clip in pedals though b/c clip in pedals make your ride so much smoother and give you a better workout. Assembly was beyond simple. I don't think there is anyway it could take more than 30 minutes for anyone to do. The provided tool do the job well. At just ~$240 (look for overstock coupons before you buy!!! I got $25 off!), this is a huge bargain and less than 5 months of gym membership. We are probably going to cancel my wife's gym membership, meaning that after 5 months, this bike is actually saving us money!
Sun Jan 09 00:00:00 MST 2011bgerm1455 Rating:4.0
about what I expected. a little difficult to adjust resistance
Mon Dec 06 00:00:00 MST 2010mrslbw Rating:3.0
Easy to assemble, comfortable, very quiet, programmable workouts, digital display! My only complaint is the highest level of resistance is not difficult enough; there are 8 levels. Even though I'm new to working out I've been able to start out using the most difficult level. I've always had strong legs and I definitely prefer a more toning type of work out – more resistance with a shorter workout. I'm keeping the machine but I'll just have to adjust my workout accordingly to a more cardio type of workout. If resistance isn't your thing then think twice.
Wed Apr 07 00:00:00 MDT 2010fltraveler Rating:5.0
First off, Overstock.com had the best price on this bike out of all the sites and stores I researched. I have had this bike for about a month now and use it 5 - 6 days a week. I had been looking for an exercise bike because running on the treadmill has become difficult for me with knee pain (high impact in running), and as soon as I got this bike I was instantly able to start out with 45 minute workouts (versus only 25 I could do on the treadmill). Unfortunately, about one week after this bike delivered I had a fall outside the house and bruised up both of my knees. Still I decided to try continuing with my bike to see if I could bare it with hurt knees, and I had no problem keeping up with my workouts on the bike while my knees healed from the fall. This bike is VERY low impact and gives you a great chance for a workout with 10 different resistance levels. Plus I love to add an extra 10 minutes of just arms at the end of my workout - you can't do that with other bikes! The arms feature on this one is excellent. One note, if you want to do arms at the same time as pedaling with your legs, you won't get any resistance on the arms. You only get resistance on the arm pedals when you are not using the leg pedals. We had one minor issue when assembling the bike because the instructions did not show one of the pieces you need to put together the seat adjustment bar, but fortunately that piece had been included in the hardware and we were able to figure it out for ourselves. Two of us put this bike together in a couple of hours. The bike is very quiet (unlike our treadmill) which makes it great for watching TV while working out. The only thing they could do to improve this bike would be to add a cup/bottle holder for your water. I definitely recommend this bike for anyone, but especially for those who need low impact cardio workouts!
Fri Feb 26 00:00:00 MST 2010jodisweetheart Rating:5.0
I am very happy with my new Sunny Pro Indoor Cycling bike. The shipping took only three business days to get it here as well. Pro list: Assembled in less than 15 minutes. Easy to move to and from the room (even with thick carpet), great resistance easy to adjust, looks great, sturdy, great warranty offered, and my feet do not come out of straps. Con list: Makes some noise once the resistance is adjusted, this might be due to it being new. The seat and arms do not just adjust by pulling the nobs-you have to screw them loose and then adjust. The bike is simply gym quality for very little money. I am very satisfied. SOOO glad I didn't buy electric bike, or another model. The ratings are true for this bike. I am very excited about this purchase-I have home gym equipment and this a great addition.
Fri Nov 15 00:00:00 MST 2013kargo27 Rating:5.0
I bought this bike for my wife based on reviewer's ratings. I'm glad I did. It's very solid for a *** stationary bike and pretty easy to put together. Although it won't fold flat enough to put under a typical bed, you can put it in a closet. I love that it's small and that you don't actually need a typical bike wheel on it. the only moving parts that are exposed are the pedals and crank. Great for those on a budget. Controls are solid and not sloppy when adjusting resistance.
Thu Dec 26 00:00:00 MST 2013lbwhsb Rating:4.0
The shipping box was not designed well for this relatively heavy bike. It should have had heavy duty flat pieces of cardboard in the bottom of the box before loading the bike parts, and on the top before closing the box top offer better support and protection during shipping. It could also use more straps (and tighter straps) around the outside. Several of the straps on my box had slid down to the ends of the box as shippers handled the box. As they slid the box on their trucks, the straps slid along the box. As a result of this poor packaging, my bike arrived with the bottom of the box spread open at the box cover seam and there was some minor damage to the bike. One piece of plastic scraped rather deeply and the large plastic "body covers" for the bike were somewhat scuffed due to repeated shifting and rubbing inside the loosened packaging. As for the bike itself, overall, it is very nice with one exception. I feel the bottom seat support should be larger, slightly softer, and preferably contoured a little. Even better if the seat bottom (And back) could be a little adjustable for angle. I test road many bikes before buying this bike (Over the internet without being able to sit on it in person). I found several other bikes with better seats, like some NordicTrac and ProForm models, but these either had poor reviews or had too much peddle resistance in their lowest setting. Others like some Schwinn bikes had good reviews but their seats were very hard and uncomfortable. This Xterra seemed to have a good compromise of price, peddle ease, program variety, durability, and seat comfort given what I could see from the pictures, specs, and reviews. I bought this bike for my mother who had a knee replacement about 6 months ago. I have used it to get my own evaluation of it and she has used it as well. The walk through design is good for people with limited mobility. Overall, I am pretty happy with the bike, and the seat is pretty good, but if the seat was redesigned and improved, the bike could be fantastic. If it had a better seat, I would probably buy one for myself.
Tue May 29 00:00:00 MDT 2012tvcyclist Rating:4.0
I'm happy with this item. I bought it so that I could multi-task and get a bit of exercise if relaxing on the sofa watching TV. And it's fine for that. I'm glad I got it. The adjustable resistance isn't very high compared with a proper exercise bike, but it's a lot better than on some other little peddle exercisers. it runs quite smoothly and is ultra quiet, so it's perfect for what I got it for. It gets very, very hot after about 30mins of use, but there's a sticker on it saying that this is to be expected. Just don't touch it when it's heated up. It didn't burn, but it was disconcertingly warm.
Fri Jan 25 00:00:00 MST 2013redhds Rating:5.0
What a terrific bike! It is absolutely silent and offers a super workout. Adjustable features - seat height, pedal straps and pedal tension allow for a customized experience. I start my day by turning on the news and jumping on my bike. It's that easy....although don't be fooled - you can get a healthy, heart pounding workout if you want. I LOVE it. Great purchase at a great price!
Tue Feb 22 00:00:00 MST 2011katherinebell Rating:5.0
What I loved about this bike is that it was easy to assemble, very lightweight and easy to move. There is not a lot of resistant which might bother some people, but it was enough for me. My daughter loved it, so i ended up giving it to her for her birthday and I bought another one from Overstocks. The only objection I had to this bike is the handle bars are designed to work your arms at the same time you are pedaling. Ordinarily I would like that feature, but I injured my shoulder and I couldn't use my arms. So I bought a bike that has adjustable handlebars and an adjustable seats which works better for me. But if you are looking for a workout that is not overly strenous and lightweight - this bike is great. In a lot of ways, I did't want to give it up. I really like this bikel
Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 MDT 2011logib Rating:5.0
This product was easy to assemble, easy to adjust for perfect fit ti exercise. Has adjustable resistance to start at your personal level. Easy on the back as well. I enjoy using this product to regularly exercise.
Sun Mar 09 00:00:00 MST 2014unpuzzledheart Rating:5.0
I'd never bought a spin bike before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Assembly was easy enough, though the instructions could be a little more clear. An allen wrench and a screwdriver (with three different wrench mouths on the end) come included, so you don't need anything but what's in the box to put it all together. It's easy to adjust height and distance to the handlebars, same with resistance. Yes, the seat is hard. I don't notice it much when I'm spinning, and afterward I only notice the soreness every once in a while. The bike is not silent. It is, however, fairly quiet. I've been watching TV when spinning, and I only have to turn the volume up two or three notches to hear it as well as if I weren't spinning. The frame is metal and feels extremely sturdy, even on carpet. It's pretty easy to move, thanks to the wheels on the front. I'm very pleased overall. I've been using the bike every day for a week and a half now and it's great. Perhaps I'll change my mind when I'm in better shape and thus spending more time up off the saddle, but for now, I think this is an excellent bike for this price range.
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