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With a price tag that ranges between $300 and $400, the Spinner S1 is a highly-rated spinning bike that can help you lose up to 800 calories, if not more, in just one hour. Perfect for users of various fitness levels, the bike is designed to deliver an intense workout with added comfort.
Features and Specifications
The Spinner S1 has the following technical specifications:
- Machine Dimensions: 47 x 20 x 47 inches
- Machine Weight: 96 pounds
- Resistance: Adjustable
- Flywheel Weight: 31 pounds
- Maximum User Capacity: 250 pounds
- Seat: Adjustable
- Handlebars: Adjustable
- Water bottle holder: Yes
- Transportation Wheels: Yes
Because of its weighed flywheel, the Spinner S1 will help you burn as many calories as possible. In fact, the flywheel is heavy enough to draw most muscles of your body into the training session, which will tone up any flabby area in no time at all. Since it includes a weighed flywheel, you will also be able to benefit from a smooth and realistic cycling session that closely mimics the movements associated outdoors cycling.
While this spinning bike delivers a relatively quiet performance, it is not entirely silent. Its chain drive system produces a muffled rattling sound that can be problematic for anyone who wants to train at night or in small spaces. On the plus side, however, it does enable you to select between different levels of resistance. By this token, you will be able to customize your training session according to your individual level of fitness. This is why the machine can be used by different members of the same family. This bike has a low Q-factor of only 155 mm. Consequently, you will not be subjected to ankle, knee and leg aches after your workout.
With the boxed packaging, users will also receive no less than 4 different workout DVDs to guide you through the different paces. The DVDs are extremely versatile and can be used by athletes of different fitness levels. These workouts have been developed by professional fitness trainers.
Comfort and Ease of Use
Since spinning does require the athlete to stand up and pedal, the Spinner S1 does include a pair of pedals attached to toe baskets for optimal comfort and security. It is possible to tighten up the straps according to your individual shoe size. It is still important to know that the pedals on this machine are not compatible with cleated shoes. The distance between the pedals measure 155 mm, which is comfortable enough for both sitting-down and stand-up workouts. More importantly, according to medical professionals, this measurement is ideal for users of various fitness levels since it perfectly aligns the feet to the hips, hence reducing quite a lot of stress from the knees. This is particularly important for users who plan on using the machine on a daily basis.
This particular spinning bike has a decent level of comfort that will encourage you to train every day. The saddle, for example, will allow you to add additional minutes to your workout without feeling fatigued. The seat is also large and contoured to fit different body sizes. While the saddle does include some light padding, beginners might want to purchase a gel pad or padded cycling shorts for added comfort. However, it is also important to remember that this bike is also designed to pedal while standing up, which means that you probably won’t require the seat so much. The saddle can be move up or down according to how tall you are.
The handlebars can also be adjusted to fit the user’s individual requirements. In fact, athletes can choose between no less than 3 different angles. Best of all, it is textured and covered in rubber to prevent slippage and ensure that you have a firm grip even when you get sweaty. This machine also includes a water bottle holder designed to prevent you from continuously interrupting your workout to remain hydrated. Transportation wheels are also included to facilitate storage while enabling you to move it to any part of the house that you want.
Assembly and Parts
The bike requires some DYI when you receive it since the main frame is detached from the saddle, pedals and handlebars. Assembling the machine can require up to 1 hour. However, rest assured that you will receive all the tools and accessories to easily join the different parts. An instructions booklet, complete with detailed illustrations is also included in the boxed packaging to help you with this particular step.
A few drawbacks have been reported about this model, in spite of its outstanding user rating. For example, several users complained about the lack of a proper console to keep track of their fitness progress. Other than this, the machine was generally well-received by athletes.
This spinning bike is quite budget-friendly considering its performance, and although its flywheel isn’t nearly as heavy as what you can get with the similarly-priced Phoenix 98623, it still does a decent job. If you’re looking for a more professional bike, however, you should also check the more expensive model Spinner Sprint. The Spinner S1 is covered by a limited 1 year warranty.