Flywheel Home Exercise Bike Review 2020
One of the greatest challenges people face when trying to get in shape, is finding the motivation to actually get out and go to the gym. This is why so many people struggle to consistently work toward their fitness goals and make exercise a habit. Well imagine bringing the gym to your home. The Flywheel Home Exercise Bike is a stationary indoor bicycle that comes with 2 months of FREE workouts and an optional tablet that allows you to customize and record workouts to ensure maximum results.
You do, of course, have the option of purchasing the slightly cheaper version without the tablet. Either way, this bike is equipped with key features that sets it apart from other indoor cycling bikes.
Durable and Efficient Design
This bike is built with a durable steel frame that supports up to 330 pounds/149.6 kg. It also has an efficient design with dimensions that wont make your space feel too cramped or cluttered. Once assembled, the dimensions come out to about 62 inches long by 20.5 inches wide by 59 inches tall. In other words, you will need a workout area with dimensions of 5’2’’
length by 1’7’’ width and a ceiling height of at least 7’ or more. An additional 2' of clearance on each side of the bike is recommended for safety and optimal workout performance.
The base design of this bike features a rectangular steel bar at the front and the rear, providing effective stabilization no matter how intense your workout may be. These stabilizers are also equipped with rubber adjustable levers to balance the bike on uneven surfaces. The fully assembled bike weighs about 125 pounds/56.7 kg which also greatly increases the stability; however, don't worry about a strenuous relocation process due to the heavy weight. There are transport wheels at the base to allow for easy relocation.
A great feature that is included with the bike is an optional built-in tablet. You can remove the tablet from your order before purchasing if you wish to use your own tablet; however, the built-in tablet is strategically positioned to provide more comfort and a better viewing experience. The tablet gives you access to the on-demand and live classes conducted by some of the highest level trainers. With access to thousands of live and recorded cycling and strength workouts and new classes added daily, you will never struggle to find the right workouts to fit your fitness aspirations.
You can also track your progress via the digital stats. With this feature, you will be able to set tangible goals and work to consistently improve your physical health. You do have to subscribe to gain access to the studio, but you will receive the first two months free when you purchase the bike.
One not so great feature to this bike is that you are required to purchase LOOK Delta compatible shoes. The shoes are sold by Flywheel Sports and are not included when purchasing the bike. The LOOK Delta shoes are designed to work with the pedals to provide you with an outstanding pedaling experience that can greatly increase your riding skills. Unfortunately, you cannot substitute the pedals with SPD clip or toe cage pedals. Attempting to do this will void the warranty.
The Flywheel Home Exercise Bike will provide you with a fitness studio in the comfort of your own home. It is a great alternative to signing up for group exercise classes and gym memberships, especially if you are someone who struggles with pushing yourself to go to the gym. This is, in some cases, considered to be more effective than public gyms and classes because you can select workouts based on your ability allowing you to work improve at your own pace. The Flywheel Exercise Bike will enable you to lose weight, and improve your endurance, strength, and cardiovascular health all in the comfort and convenience of your own home.
Durable Frame Construction
Supports a high user weight capacity of 330 pounds/149.7 kg
Access to on-demand and live classes
Quiet and smooth operation
Comfortable and fully adjustable seat
Multi-grip handlebar design that is fully adjustable
It’s sturdy and stable
2 water bottle holders included
A tablet holder is included
Good customer service
Only LOOK Delta-compatible shoes can be used on the bike
The pedals cannot be swapped
The warranty will only last 1 year