The Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer - 49 lb. Flywheel is one of Sunny Health’s more modern spin bikes. Hundreds of customers have posted reviews about it, and most speak highly of its design and flexibility, but is it the right one for you? If you are still undecided, this review can help: we’ll take a look at its features, advantages, and drawbacks so you can decide.
Features wise the Sunny Health Indoor Cycle isn’t lacking, and while not fancy it has all the essentials you will need for a thorough workout. The spinner has an adjustable seat and handlebar, and while that’s standard for spin bikes today, the implementation here is more refined.
The indoor cycle is fitted with a 49 lb. Flywheel, a pleasant surprise considering most spin bikes in its class max out at 40 pounds. Each component in an indoor bike is important, but it’s the flywheel that holds things together and keeps the unit from wobbling. However the flywheel can do that only if it weighs at least 40 lbs., so a 49 lb. Variant like what is used here is even better.
Other notable features on the Indoor Cycle are its steel frame and belt drive system for trouble-free workouts. A quick look at the bike will also reveal there’s a press down brake system for resistance adjustment. At over 100 lbs. The unit is heavy, but with its transportation wheels moving around won’t be a problem.
You can only move the handlebars up and down, but most people find that sufficient anyway so it’s not an issue. The bike has a precision knob for adjustments, and the fact that it’s sensitive to change is a good thing.
- Dimensions: 44 inches x 90 inches x 20 inches
- Item Weight: 115 lbs.
- Handlebar: fully adjustable up down
- Flywheel Weight: 49 lbs.
- Adjustable Resistance: Yes
- Belt Drive: Yes
- User Weight Limit: 275 lbs.
You can adjust the handlebar with no trouble, and the seat is easy to fit as well, so you’re comfortable while working out. Using the Sunny Health Indoor Cycle directly involves getting your hands on the handlebar and making adjustments to the resistance level. The belt transmission runs without a hitch: although it does generate a bit of noise, it’s not a deal breaker.
Both the steel frame and crank are heavy duty and built for long term use, so this should last longer than your typical spin bike. It’s also got a handy water bottle holder that’s within easy reach. Working out on an indoor bike is all about building momentum and getting off the bike to grab a drink can break it, which is why having a water bottle holder comes in handy.
With a weight capacity of 275 lbs. It’s on par with what you’d get from other indoor cycles, and it doesn’t take up a lot of room either. There is some assembly required, but instructions are provided so it should not take more than half an hour to complete. All the tools you will need are included, so that’s another plus, and the belt drive is well designed.
The default settings should suit you fine but as mentioned earlier making adjustments is straightforward. Overall the built and design is solid, and even if you spin 3 to 4 times a week, it will hold up.
If you’re new to indoor cycling, you’ll appreciate how easy the Sunny Health is to use, and if you’re into serious cycling, you’ll be satisfied with its performance (the extra heavy flywheel is the key as it leads to smooth pedaling). Earlier we mentioned that this bike relies on a belt rather than a chain and that’s a good thing because it doesn’t generate as much noise.
A few more things may be pointed out here, but the most important its stability: one of the more common complaints with most indoor bikes is the lack of balance, but the Sunny Health lives up to the task, and the resistance levels are challenging enough to simulate an outdoor bike.
- The handlebars are fully adjustable
- The flywheel is solid
- The Indoor Cycle transportation wheels move smoothly
- There are cleats on the pedal’s back side
- The tension knob makes adjusting easy
- The resistance pad produces a bit of noise
- A few customers are uncomfortable with the seat design
The Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer - 49 lb. The flywheel is well-constructed and striking to look at as well. For the price, you get a lot of useful features, and its versatile design makes it suitable Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast, a cyclist or simply want to add another workout program to your daily routine. For these reasons we highly recommend this.