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|44 lbs||265 lbs||46 x 20 x 48"||-1 year frame
-90 days parts
Training on a spinning bike can result in an 800 calorie deficit in just one hour. Indeed, spinning is one of the most efficient aerobic workouts you can practice indoor, and it has been known to help users tone up flabby areas in a mere matter of weeks.
If you would like to buy a spinning bike, you might want to check out the Sunny Health and Fitness SF-B1110. It is not just affordable but it’s also quite solid and efficient, which is why it’s one of the most popular models on the market.
Compare it with other models to find the best spinning bike for your particular needs.
Features and Specifications
The Sunny SF-B1110 has the following technical specifications:
- Machine Dimensions: 46 x 20 x 48 inches
- Machine Weight: 118 pounds
- Flywheel Weight: 44 pounds
- Transport Wheels: Yes
- Drive System: Chain drive
- Maximum Capacity: 265 pounds
The Sunny Premier has a friction pad designed to rub against the flywheel every time you cycle. The quicker you pedal, the more friction the machine will generate, which will consequently increase the level of tension. To manually adjust the tension, you simply need to use the adjustment knob which is found under the handlebars.
Because of its heavy flywheel, you can be sure that you’ll burn quite a lot of calories since the flywheel will engage your entire body, with particular focus on the main problem areas such as the waist, thighs, hips, glutes and abdominal areas. It’s 44 pounds heavy flywheel is quite impressive for such an affordable price. In fact, it’s heavier than what you’ll get with the similarly-priced Sunny Pro and the Marcy Club Revolution. The heavy flywheel, combined with the chain drive mechanism ensures smooth and consistent cycling motions, no matter how quickly you pedal.
Since the spinning bike does not emit any sort of noise during while you work out, you can use it at night even if there are other people sleeping in the house. It’s also quiet enough to allow you to watch a movie or listen to music during the entire duration of your exercise session.
While this particular model does not come with a digital screen, it does include different levels of resistance to vary your training session. This allows you to vary the intensity of your training and even indulge in interval exercises by shifting between high and low intensity to burn the maximum number of calories in the same span of time.
Comfort and Ease of Use
This machine is quite comfortable to use, with a fully adjustable seat that can be move up or down, based on the height of each user. Because of such adjustment features, the bike is versatile enough to be used by larger groups or families. Similarly, users will be able to adjust the angle of the handlebars to their convenience- something that can come in particularly handy for anyone who prefers to stand up and pedal.
The seat comes with modest padding which does provide some comfort for the first 30 minutes or so of your training session, following which you might need to resort to a cushion. This can be something of a problem to anyone who’s fond of lengthier workouts. On the plus side, spinning bikes are more often used for stand-up pedaling so some people might not even notice the lack of padding in the seat. To ensure your safety, the pedals come with toe cages along with straps to lock your feet carefully into place. More importantly, the pedals are wide enough to accommodate different shoe sizes.
Because of the levelers located at the base of the indoor cycle, the Sunny Premier does not budge, no matter how quickly you pedal. Since it does not include a digital screen, it is also fairly straightforward to operate, regardless of your level of fitness experience. In fact, the only thing that beginners should master is how to effectively operate the manual resistance knob.
Assembly and Parts
While the majority of users did not have a problem with setting up the Sunny Premier, some people thought that this step claimed too much of their time and consequently required between 1 to 2 hours to assemble the different parts. The main frame normally arrives separately from the pedals, handlebars and saddles which means that you’ll need to indulge in some DYI. However, on the plus side, all the tools and accessories that you will require are already included in the boxed packaging, along with an instructions manual and illustrations.
A few drawbacks have been reported about this spinning bike, especially as far as the level of comfort is concerned. Most users thought that the seat was not padded enough, but this was not an issue for anyone who preferred stand-up cycling workouts. Quite a few people complained about the lack of a digital screen, which meant that they could not keep an eye on their fitness data over the long run. Lastly, this machine only has a weight loss capacity of 265 pounds, which is not ideal for medically obese people.
All things considered, this is quite a recommended purchase, especially if you have no prior fitness experience. Easy to operate and fairly comfortable to use, the Sunny Health and Fitness SF-B1110 is protected by a 90 days warranty on the parts and 1 year on the frame.