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Recommend me a spinning bike
« on: April 17, 2019, 07:22:48 AM »
 Willing to pay whatever is reasonable (but not Peloton's 2200 + 40 subscription fee) for a durable spinning bike. If you have recommendations on streaming services I'm interested in those as well. Someone recommended Studio Sweat.

I am not looking for a bike trainer. I already bike outside when the weather is good and I'm not on call.

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Re: Recommend me a spinning bike
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 08:10:37 AM »
I recommend an indoor bike trainer.  :P  None of the exercise bikes I've used have felt right.  Many of the newer trainers you can get you just pop the rear wheel off and attach the chain to a cassette onto the trainer, so you can take the bike into the house when it's raining or quickly bring it back outside when it's sunny.

As far as not dying from boredom . . . The sufferfest videos are really awesome indoor bike training, but paying 13$ a month is kinda painful.  That's why these days I usually follow along with GCNs training videos:  https://www.globalcyclingnetwork.com/category/train-with-gcn  .  They tend to be a little too short, but if you do two of them in a row it's a pretty good workout.

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Re: Recommend me a spinning bike
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 08:38:32 AM »
If you like your bike and it fits well, why not a bike trainer?

I upgraded to a Wahoo Kickr Core this year and it's about a million times better than your typically wheel on trainer.  I got it for 20% off at REI during one of their member sales.  Then I pay $15/mo for Zwift from Nov-March.  It's still biking indoors (which always sucks), but it's way more tolerable now. 

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Re: Recommend me a spinning bike
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 09:32:07 AM »
+1 on the Wahoo Kickr.  I have had one for a couple years and it really brought my training to the next level.  So much better than air-type trainers.  I subscribe to TrainerRoad for six months of the year then go outside for the other six.  A friend of mine just got the Kickr and she thought she would hate all the graphs and metrics of TrainerRoad but is actually loving it.
If you have limited time to train then a smart trainer really makes sense. 

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Re: Recommend me a spinning bike
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 10:00:56 AM »
I also purchased a Kickr last December and have been hooked ever since, biking nearly every day of the week. I use the trainer with Zwift and the experience is great overall. A game changer for me...no need to drive anywhere to get in a solid workout.

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Re: Recommend me a spinning bike
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 10:52:11 AM »
Hahaha I agree with everyone else. Sorry OP. Spin bikes are always weird feeling IMO.

Another vote for a Kickr (Snap) and Zwift or trainer road.

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Re: Recommend me a spinning bike
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 11:52:35 AM »
Since you asked about spin bikes, I recently bought a brand called Sunny on Amazon for $297 so DW could spin indoors. She loves it. I put it together and felt that it was well made and very durable. But I agree Kickr + Zwift is awesome. I am planning to invest in the combo this year for winter "riding".

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Re: Recommend me a spinning bike
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 02:29:59 PM »
We bought a spin bike from spinning.com last fall and both my husband and I use it several times a week. It's been really durable so far and we've been loving it. They usually have a pretty big sale at the end of the summer/black friday so it was something we had our eye on for over a year before we purchased.
https://spinning.com/L3-spin-bike/

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Re: Recommend me a spinning bike
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2019, 03:36:56 PM »
I need something both my DH and I could use and it would be a pain in the ass hauling both of our bikes up and down up and down to the basement. Plus we would endlessly complain about when the other person leaves their bike on the trainer. I can see that becoming a barrier to use. DH"s bike currently hangs from the ceiling in the garage so there would be added clutter either in the garage or basement. Basically I don't want to fight all the time over something dumb.