|Diamondback Fitness 510Ic|
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|32 lbs||300 lbs||42 x 23 x 46"||-Lifetime frame
-3 years parts
-3 years electronics
-1 year labor
With a price tag that ranges between $700 and $800, the Diamondback Fitness 510Ic is a highly recommended commercial grade spinning bike. Enhanced by a magnetic flywheel and an electronic display, this machine is recommended to anyone who wants to benefit from an intense workout at home.
Features and Specifications
The Diamondback Fitness 510lc has the following technical specifications:
- Machine Dimensions: 46 x 42 x 23 inches
- Machine Weight: 126 pounds
- Flywheel Weight: 32 pounds
- Maximum User Capacity: 300 pounds
This spinning bike comes with a weighted 32 pound flywheel that will allow you to benefit from a highly realistic cycling motion that perfectly replicates the motions involved in outdoors riding. More importantly, according to fitness trainers, heavy flywheels are ideal for drawing the major muscle groups of your body into your exercise session. This will allow you to burn far more calories over the long run.
With up to 300 pounds, it comes with a higher user weight capacity than the high-end model Keiser M3, so it’s ideal for overweight and clinically obese individuals. It is enhanced by an LCD display screen designed to provide you with an accurate rendition of your training session. It is important to note that the LCD screen only works when the bike is connected to an electrical outlet. Measuring 2 X 3 inches, the console offers an array of features that will help you keep a close eye on your progress over the long run. For example, it provides you with a fairly accurate rendition of your heart rate during the entire duration of your workout. Therefore, you simply need to hold on to the handlebars that are already equipped with sensors to get a reading. The LCD console also tracks the number of calories burned, distance covered as well as the time elapsed.
Through the console, it is also possible to shuffle between the 14 levels of tension to adjust the intensity of your workout. This will allow you to indulge in interval training, whereby you continuously switch between high and low levels of resistance to prevent your body from hitting a fitness plateau. Best of all, this spinning bike also comes with 8 different programs to prevent boredom from settling in. It is good to know that the different programs are ideal for athletes of various levels. A User Defined program is also included to personalize your training session.
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Comfort and Ease of Use
This is easily one of the most comfortable spin bikes on the market. For example, the pedals are enhanced by straps and toe clips that will allow you to train as vigorously as you want, whether you cycle sitting down or standing up. It is important to note that, as comfortable as the pedals are, they do not accommodate cleats. Because the pedals are spaced wide apart, the cycling motions are extremely gentle on the knees and legs in general. The pedals are also designed to remain moving, even if you’re motionless. Therefore, you need to wait for the flywheel to stop moving or simply press down on the brake to stop them from moving.
Another feature that enhances the overall level of comfort is the seat. While the majority of bikes under $1000 tend to come with flimsy and poorly padded saddles, this one does include a thickly padded and contoured seat to protect your body from aches and soreness. The seat and handlebars can be adjusted to fit the individual requirements of each athlete. The indoor cycle is virtually silent since the magnetic resistance completely eliminates any friction against the flywheel.
More importantly, the Diamondback 510Ic is easy to store, thanks to the transportation wheels. However, beginners might need some time to get used to the various features included in this apparatus, especially because of its professional-grade specifications.
Assembly and Parts
Beginners should know that they will need to assemble the bike since the saddle, handlebars, screen, pedals and main frame normally arrive detached from each other. Assembling it proved to be something of a hassle for several users. While all the tools and manuals are included in the boxed packaging, several people found that they had a hard time in setting up the machine since this step required up to 2 hours. Most customers found that it was easier to assemble it with some help.
Because of its extensive range of features, very few drawbacks have been reported about this particular model. A few users did complain about the assembly process and claimed that it was far too complicated. Some customers also bemoaned the fact that the machine had to be plugged into an electrical outlet for the LCD screen to work. Lastly, a few people thought that the pedals could not easily accommodate different types of shoes. Other than these minor complaints, the machine was generally well-received.
If you can afford to splurge, it is highly recommended to invest in the 510Ic. Professional and versatile, the Diamondback Fitness 510Ic can help you lose up to 800 calories in an hour. It is protected by a lifetime warranty on the frame.