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Exercise bike recomendations

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by Matblack, 24 May 2006.

  1. Matblack

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Jan 2004

    Posts: 15,628

    Location: On my Boat, Drinking

    Need an exercise bike for the home, I'm willing to pay up to about £250 for a good quality one (don't want it to fall to pieces)

    Magnetic resistance seems to be the way to go but I'd be interested to hear any recomendations.

    I will be attending the gym on a regular basis after about 3 months but it will be usefull to have a piece of equipment at home for those days when I'm not motivated enough to make it to the gym or for a quick Sunday morning cardio session

    Cheers

    MB
     
  2. Shure

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

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  3. SCM

    Hitman

    Joined: 20 Jan 2004

    Posts: 672

    Location: Fife, Scotland/Hell

    I would recommend a decent air resistance rowing machine myself MB instead of a bike, if you have the room for one that is. As a very good cardio workout from the rowing machines and also a better workout of more muscle groups than the bike offers. Which will help for when you start the gym up.

    SCM
     
  4. turkey73

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Jan 2005

    Posts: 868

    Location: OcUK country

    The one that worked for me was to get a resistance machine for my existing pushbike, very cheap and easy to get set up the only drawback is having enough room for a full sized pushbike instead of a usually smaller exercise bike.

    something like this for example (only by example)

    http://www.cyclestore.co.uk/itemviewer.asp?ID=25&type=trainers

    /edit: woah, just looked at the price of that model, have a look around there are some that are by far a lot cheaper!
     
    Last edited: 26 May 2006
  5. Matblack

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Jan 2004

    Posts: 15,628

    Location: On my Boat, Drinking

    Went with a refurb'ed eliptical in the end, I know I can get a great workout with one of these machines even when I get a lot fitter and a good one was well out of my price range until I found a company which did refubs and offered a full years on site parts and labour waranty :D

    I will soon be in possession of a Bremshey Control S

    http://www.bsfitness.co.uk/elliptical_trainer_orbit_control.html

    Not bad for £320 :)

    MB