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|22 lbs||240 lbs||32 x 22 x 45"||1 year frame
90 days parts
The Sunny SF-B1203 is ideal for beginners to intermediate users who want to enjoy an intensive exercise session without leaving their home. Lightweight and easy to use, this particular model can help you burn a staggering 800 calories per hour. Often used for stand-up cycling, it also draws the majority of your body into the workout, consequently targeting the major problem areas like the abdominal areas, thighs, hips and waist.
Comfort and Ease of Use
In spite of its affordable price, the spinning bike is fairly comfortable. The seat can be adjusted to fit the individual height of each user. The machine’s highest seat setting is 33” and lowest setting is 27”. It is important to note that along with an Up-Down adjustment, you can also move it Aft and Fore. The seat is also lightly padded to render your training session more comfortable. Similarly, you can also adjust the handlebars to fit your requirements.
The pedals are surprisingly comfortable, given the budget-friendly nature of this indoor cycle. With toe cages, the pedals come with wide rubber straps that can accommodate different ankle sizes. As far as the bike’s ease of use is concerned, the majority of users found the options to be quite straightforward and easy to operate, regardless of their level of fitness experience.
Features and Specifications
This spinning bike comes with the following technical specifications:
- Machine Dimensions: 32 x 22 x 45 inches
- Machine Weight: 61 pounds
- Flywheel Weight: 22 pounds
- Adjustable Seat: Yes
- Adjustable Handlebars: Yes
- Mechanism: Chain Drive
- Water bottle holder: No
- Digital screen: Yes
- Resistance: Adjustable
- Maximum Capacity: 240 pounds
Since it comes with a weighed 22 pound flywheel, this cycle will encourage most major muscle groups of your body to participate in the training session, which speeds up the weight loss process. According to fitness trainers, the heavier the flywheel, the more efficient will your exercise session be. Having said that, it is important to note that experienced athletes are more used to 30 to 40 pound flywheel so they might be happier with a heavier wheel, such as the offered by the models Sunny SF-B1110 and Marcy Club Revolution.
Both the heavy flywheel and the chain-drive mechanism deliver a smooth and quiet training session. Consequently, you can use the machine at night or even enjoy some music while you train since it does not emit any mechanical-like noises. The chain drive mechanism also replicates the cycling motions associated with any regular outdoors bike. With a felt fabric brake pad, this cycle also has a micro-adjustable tension system: to adjust the level of resistance, users simply need to use the knob located under the handlebars.
This spinning bike additionally includes an LCD display screen to help you tack your progress. Therefore, you will be able to consult the number of calories you’ve burned, distance covered, scan, speed and the time elapsed. Thanks to its maximum user weight capacity of 240 pounds, the bike can also be used by overweight users.
To keep the machine from wobbling from side to side- especially during stand up cycling- leg stabilizers have been included under the main frame. The cycle features a steel frame that can withstand moderate to heavy use. The frame has also been known to be quite resistant to general wear and tear, as well as scratches.
Assembly and Parts
Most customers claimed that they required around 30 to 45 minutes to put this machine together. The required tools and accessories are included in the boxed packaging, along with an instructions booklet to provide you with illustrations related to the assembling process. Some customers claimed that it was easier and quicker to set up the machine with another person.
In spite of its relatively high rating, there have been some complaints about its comfort. For instance, most users thought that the apparatus could have used some extra padding in the seat area. Some people had to cut their workouts short because of the unyielding seat, while others resorted to using pillows or cushions for additional paddings. However, this is the case with most indoor cycling bikes and most users aren’t discouraged by this fact. Customers also complained about the overly-smooth handlebars.
Still, if you’re looking for an efficient and budget-friendly spinning bike, the Sunny SF-B1203 does provide good value for money. It does include amenities that are normally only found in more expensive machines, like a heavy flywheel and a digital screen to track your progress. While it may not be the most comfortable apparatus on the market, it does its job and has been known to last for 10 to 15 years, provided that you properly maintain it. It is protected by a 1-year warranty on the frame.