Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B1110S Indoor Cycling Bike Review
Featuring a heavy-duty steel frame and durable crank, a sensitive manual brake pad resistance system, the fully adjustable Sunny SF-B1110S Indoor Cycling Bike is a solid indoor cycle at an affordable price. Also known as the SF-B1110S Premiere, this indoor bike has a chain drive and a manual resistance knob that adjusts tension via a brake pad. As you turn the sensitive knob it applies more pressure to the flywheel and makes your workout that much tougher. Choose your level of resistance difficulty and you’ll be on your way to burning calories like a furnace. The knob also functions as an emergency brake if pushed down.
The Sunny SF-B1110S Indoor Cycle’s flywheel comes in at 44 lb (20 kg), which lands toward the higher end of the indoor cycle range and can help enhance the feeling of road momentum and create a more realistic cycling experience. The heavy flywheel, sturdy frame, and overall weight of the bike (106 lb) helps the bike feel stable during intense workouts. And while the heavy weight of the bike can sound intimidating for moving it around, the SF-B1110S includes handy detachable wheels on the bottom that help with transportation and storage. Want to workout in the living room in front of a movie instead of the den? Just lift the bike and pull it to where you want to get your sweat on and turn on your favorite entertainment.
It should also be noted that the Sunny SF-B1110S is an alternate version of this cycle that comes in silver and weighs around 5 lb less than the SF-B1110S. Otherwise the dimensions and features of the two bikes are the same.
- Height: 47.5” (121 cm)
- Width: 20.5” (53 cm)
- Length: 46.5″ (118 cm)
- Item weight: 106 lbs (48 kg)
- Max user weight: 265 lbs (120 kg)
- Handlebars: Adjustable
- Pedals: Standard toe clip cages with straps
- Seat: Adjustable Seat Position (up, down, forward, backward)
- Resistance: Manual Adjustment Knob and Brake Pad
- Flywheel: 44 lbs (20 kg) perimeter weighted disc
- Drive Options: Chain Drive
- Computer: None.
- Transport: Wheels provide easy transport
- Frame Color: White (or Silver on the SF-B1110S)
- Frame: 1 year
- Parts: 90 days
Shipping and Assembly:
The Sunny SF-B1110S Indoor Cycling Bike comes safely packed. All necessary tools are included, parts are bagged separately and labeled with steps making assembly quick and easy, taking only around 20-30 minutes.
What We Love About the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B1110S Indoor Cycling Bike
1. The Price is Right
As a bit of background, Sunny Health & Fitness, based in Los Angeles, California, imports high-quality exercise equipment from China and Taiwan which gives them an edge on offering lower prices. Like Sunny’s other indoor bikes, the SF-B901 and SF-B1001, the SF-B1110S Indoor Cycling Bike is well priced for the excellent quality you are getting. It’s a solid bike that can serve up as tough a workout as you desire.
This indoor bike has a nice range of adjustability for the seat and handlebars as well as leveling pads for stabilizing the bike on uneven floors.
3. Easy to Assemble and Transport
Almost anyone can put this home indoor bike together in under 30 minutes. The bike comes shipped with all the parts and tools you need. And the nuts and bolts are even marked with the order you will be using them in assembly.
What Isn’t So Great
1. Uncomfortable Seat
A source of some complaints is the comfort level of the seat, or lack thereof. That said, the seat on the SF-B1110S isn’t much different than the saddles on a lot of other similar indoor cycles and Spin bikes. Some people report that you get used to the feel of the seat while others make adjustments such as buying a gel or silicone seat cover. Some even replace the seat entirely with a higher-end version.
2. Not Ideal for Taller Users
This bike might not be ideal for people over 6” or so in height. Some stability issues with the handlebars have been reported, but this seems to be more of an issue if they are pulled out higher than the average user will likely need.
3. Short Warranty
We wish the warranty on the Sunny Health & Fitness indoor bikes was longer. Not sure why it’s only 1 year on the frame when Schwinn offers 10 years on their frames. That said, this is a well constructed bike with a good record of durability.
Final Word on the Sunny SF-B1110S Indoor Cycling Bike
The Sunny SF-B1110S Indoor Cycling Bike is a solid bike at a very reasonable price. And that price seems to generally be creeping down over time. Taller users might want to look into a different bike that might fit them better, but for users of average height, this bike will work well. If you don’t mind not having a computer to track your data, and are looking for a durable home indoor bike on a budget, the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B1110S Indoor Cycle can help you reach your fitness goals without breaking the bank.
Here is a quick video overview of the Sunny SF-B1110S: