Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer Review

When I came across the Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer, I was in a bit of a dilemma. One, I wanted a very efficient, light, and portable indoor cycle trainer. Two, I didn’t have a very fat bank account. In fact, I had only a few coins to spare. Three, I didn’t want a cheap exercise bike that would breakdown too soon or require regular maintenance. Four, I wanted a bike that wouldn’t undermine or ruin the aesthetic appeal of my home.

These issues made me lose lots of sleep. I also kept tossing and turning in bed. I mean, my options weren’t that good. I had to look for more cash or even seek a loan (an idea that gave me the jitters). I could settle for a cheaper but low-quality bike. Or I could as well postpone my plans of owning an indoor workout bike. The last option was more certain since my search seemed to lead nowhere. Then I came across the Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle.

Who Is The Indoor Cycle Trainer Meant For?

If you are affected by the following issues, then this bike is certainly for you:
-You want a high-quality bike but don’t have lots of money to spend.
-You desire to still enjoy comfort even while training hard.
-Your space at home or even the office is limited.
-You don’t want any noise when working out

Why Did I Choose Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer?

Stability

stabilityWhen buying a budget bike, people expect it to have lesser features than their higher-priced counterparts. However, this wasn’t the case with Sunny Health & Fitness indoor cycles. One, they are made from high quality materials such as steel which is quite strong. Two, the frame are also durable and tolerate different weights. Three, the flywheels has good weight and offer smooth operation. I was guaranteed of not toppling over despite my above average weight.

Resistance

resistenGood cycling is all about resistance. A bike with limited or ineffective resistance has many shortcomings. One, you won’t burn calories effectively. Two, changing from one level to another is not smooth. Three, you risk burning muscles or getting injured. This cycle from Sunny has very good resistance. This is pegged on its innovative flywheel. It also features magnetic resistance which is silent and smooth. Adjusting the level of resistance is quite seamless.

Good Grip

good gripOne thing I love about this sunny bike is its good grip. First, you can easily adjust its height to suit your hands. With a height of 6 feet, I found the handlebars are well placed. When I want a more relaxed pose, I simply push the handlebars forward. You will also notice thick padding on the handlebars. This helps minimize chances of blisters or soreness especially after intense workout. The materials also handle sweaty hands pretty well. No discomfort. No losing grip.

Comfort

comfortOne of the reasons I was desperate for new exercise bike was comfort. My previous one though good in design wasn’t so comfortable. Actually, it took me a while to get used to its stiff saddle. Secondly, the padding on the seat had lost it’s functionally way back. Despite its low pricing the Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer is quite comfortable. If features a wide and well-padded seat. The handlebars are also well-padded. And the padding still offers comfort even when used for extended periods.

Adjustable Handlebars

handlebarLike many people, am always careful not to get injured while exercising. Arch your back too much and you’ll experience back pains. Lean back too much and you have minimal comfort. Wrong handlebar height will also affect the ease of getting off or on the bike. Sunny has addressed this by use of easily adjustable handlebars. Simply seat on the bike and move them forward or backwards to select the right position. This function suits both tall and short people.

Installation

installationAssembling the bike isn’t difficult. This also applies to people who aren’t so handy. In fact, all you do is follow the step-by-step manual that comes with bike. The indoor cycle comes pre assembled with the main frame already joined to the flywheel. It also comes with the necessary tools. All that needed assembling was the seats, pedals, back support, and handlebars. You will be ready to use the bike within 30 minutes. For the more handy people it will take less time.

Pros
  • Sturdy frame and stable
  • Easy to assemble
  • Smooth and silent
  • Adjustable seat and handlebars
  • Comfortable and good grip
Cons
  • Getting the right position takes time
  • Not the most compact

FAQ

Question: Is this indoor cycle suitable for senior citizens?
Answer: Yes. The Sunny Health & Fitness cycle is ideal for the young as well as the old.
Question: Does the bike come with LCD display?
Answer: The bike does come with LCD display.This allows you monitor your performance;for instance, speed, distance covered, burned calories, heart pulse and more.
Question: Is assembling the bike difficult, and do I need any special tools.
Answer: Assembling the bike is pretty simple and straightforward. It comes with the chain, flywheel, pedal crank, and chain guard already fitted to the frame. All the necessary tools are found in the package.

The Final Verdict

We can’t deny that the Sunny Health & Fitness indoor cycling bike lacks in some areas. It takes time to find the best position for working out. The flywheel can be a bit weighty making the bike bulky. Also, it is not the smallest and most compact bike in its category. However, it scores pretty well in many areas. It’s quite stable thanks to its heavy frame and heavy flywheel. It features adjustable handlebars and seats. Good comfort is guaranteed courtesy of the heavy padding. And it’s easy to install and comes with simple instructions. The resistance is also very smooth and silent. So, is the Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer a good choice? Yes it is!

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