Sunny Health and Fitness SF-B1203 Indoor Cycle Trainer Review
Indoor Cycle Trainer Overview:
The Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer is everything you’d expect for an entry-level indoor cycle or Spin Bike. The bike has a heavy steel frame and a decent sized flywheel at 22 lbs that will keep the bike grounded while you are pedaling hard. This bike definitely feels heavier than the 61 lb overall weight of the machine.
The Indoor Cycle Trainer is somewhat adjustable with both vertical and horizontal adjustment capability to the seat. The seat will adjust from 27” to 33” seat to pedal distance. The handlebars on the other hand are fixed and cannot be adjusted. Sunny Health & Fitness also equips the Indoor Cycle Trainer with a basic computer monitor that will display or scan through performance statistics so that you can track your performance. This is definitely a plus at this price point.
- Height: 45”
- Width: 22”
- Length: 32”
- Item weight: 61 lbs
- Max user weight: 220 lbs
- Adjustable seat height.
- 22 lb flywheel.
- Chain drive mechanism for smooth and quiet workouts.
- Heavy duty crank and steel frame.
- Adjustable resistance.
- LCD display.
- Display readouts include:
- Frame: 1 year
- Parts: 90 days
Shipping and Assembly:
Shipping costs will vary for the Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer. However, some retailers, such as Amazon.com, will provide free shipping.
The Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer isn’t difficult to assemble. It comes with a fully illustrated, step-by-step assembly manual. There are a good number of bolts that you will use to connect all of the components, but it’s not hard. Assembly will take you less than an hour and then you can start working out.
What We Love About the Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer:
The best thing about the Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer is the computer. At this price range, a computer isn’t a given. Sunny Health & Fitness puts a very basic monitor on the Indoor Cycle Trainer, but it has everything that you’ll need to track your performance from workout to workout. While exercising, you can see your statistics for speed, distance, time and calories burned. There is even a scan feature that will score through these settings while you work out.
What Isn’t So Great:
No Taller Users Allowed
One of the biggest complaints about the Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer is that it’s hard or impossible to adjust it to fit taller users. By tall users, we mean 5’10” and taller. The handlebars on this bike are fixed and can’t be adjusted in any way. The seat can be adjusted up and down and it also has fore/aft adjustability. Even so, it’s not going to accommodate a lot of people. It’s seems that Sunny Health & Fitness needs to address the size restrictions on the Indoor Cycle Trainer.
One very concerning issue that a lot of users have with the Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer is its overall quality. There seems to be a lot of issues with the quality of this bike. Reports include assembly issues, bent and broken pieces, to creaking and clicking noises upon initial use.
Final Word on the Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer:
For under $200, you shouldn’t be expecting an ultra-high performance indoor cycle, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get a great bike. There are definitely a lot of user complaints surrounding the quality of the Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer and that should be factored into your ultimate decision. Generally, Sunny Health & Fitness provides a solid bikes at low prices, like the SF-B1001 Indoor Cycling Bike (check out our review). If you want to stay under $200, that may be a better option. The quality and adjustability are better, but you won’t get the computer.