Repco has a light commercial model @ about $750
Repco has a light commercial model @ about $750
For anyone other than you, Waz, Id say dont waste your money, its just an expensive clothes dryer!
But seeing as its you, it will probably get used...although make sure you dont jump on, exert yourself and get the shakes afterwards while youre trying to shoot!
No recommendations from me, other than my last one cost me $200 from K-Mart and turned in to an expensive clothes dryer after about 2 weeks!
I am with them inspite of the your sporting lean, exercise equipment is as boring as bat stuff. *;) I brought one of these a few months back qand I am loving it variable scenery, incentive to ride on further in search of decent non home coffee *::) Circa $6-900 for a decent one with slightly wider tyres than an out and out racer. Mine with some bits was $750ish. Do a search for Flat Bar bikes or go talk to your local bike shop.
Only doing about 100km/week at present but heading for more as my work load quietens in the next month.
I second Beanflyings suggestion. Nothing beats a real bike. Just had mine serviced again after sitting in the garage untouched for a while. Loving it!
Scenery and real life beat a home gym anyday. Yes, yes, I know, horses for courses but had to put my bias in - get a real bike!
So true. And that would be something along the lines of a Ducati.Originally Posted by 4B7A6D7475727974621B0 link=1268967971/4#4 date=1268979680
Get a Ducati Warren - the adrenalin rush you get from riding one for an hour or so at high speed just has to be good for you!
I did try googling "riding motor bikes at high speed is good for you" to see if there is some scientific evidence out there to back up my theory, but for some reason I cant find it. I think this is more due to my google searching methodology rather than my theory being flawed in some way.
Originally Posted by 7660656574767A73737070150 link=1268967971/5#5 date=1268982829
I always get the feeling they are only running on 2 cylinders though Den...
Uncanny really, Ive been looking at one! Torn between a baby Ducati or a bigger Honda at the moment. Im being pushed in the direction of bigger, as the baby Duck is way less power than my last bike and I may just get bored - even with that nice Italian engineering under me.Originally Posted by 7167626273717D74747777120 link=1268967971/5#5 date=1268982829
Thanks for the replies.
I would love a "real bike" but I realy dont have the time to go for a ride (work and training hours) >:( >:(
Thats the reason for chosing a spin bike, I can train in any weather or time and do it in front of the telly :)
One big bonus, the coffee will be ready when Im finished ;D
Tha Ducati idea__________________ I already have an Italian shiny thing :)
1: A real bike can be dangerous to ya health :oOriginally Posted by 322936352E2932460 link=1268967971/8#8 date=1269034451
2: Train in all weather - :)
3: Coffee any time ;D
4: I already have an Italian shiny thing :) - Ya could have two...
All good points AMOriginally Posted by 537C7577605F737C7375777F777C66120 link=1268967971/9#9 date=1269034895
finding time to ride can be a pain sometimes. Not that Ive used one myself, but I wonder what the cost comparison is between a road bike/stationary trainer combo and a dedicated spin bike is. At least with the road bike/stationary trainer combo you have a road bike for the rare occasion you can get out, which you cant do with a spin bike.Originally Posted by 29322D2E3532295D0 link=1268967971/8#8 date=1269034451
Have you considered a roller for the best of both worlds?
They come with variable resistance so you can increase the intensity (a la spin). The downside is you cant vary it as easily. A job for your kids? "Keep daddys face purple junior". :P
Also...they require more balance to stay on (good for core muscles)
i have a spin bike - got it from deals direct for $200 about 6 months ago. Good quality - very sturdy. Bit of a bugger to put together though ( read the instructions) *;D
I like this idea from EpicOriginally Posted by 0A3F262C78794F0 link=1268967971/12#12 date=1269043229
Rather than rollers Mag trainers are safer. Warning NON sponsor link but until they start doing Bikes might be ok ;) http://www.bicyclesmelbourne.com.au/...d_trainers.htm
Coincidently, I have one of these too.... and found it to work really well. Can highly recommend it...
Originally Posted by 6D6A6E616963766661680F0 link=1268967971/15#15 date=1269051157
Rollers take a lot of concentration and skill - one moment of inattention and ouch!
Magnetic trainers are great - but if you really want a spin bike then your need to ride a range of them as the difference in position, noise and action (especially resistance) will make a big difference to how much you ride it as well as your enjoyment level. There are few things worse than riding an uncomfortable bike - even if it is going nowhere! *;)
Here is a clearance one cheap: http://www.rocksolidfitness.com.au/sale.php
My $0.02 worth, as the mum of a reasonably dedicated cyclist, the mag (go fluid - they are quieter) and a set of training dvds (we have "Spinervals") gives a great workout, is safe and doesnt get boring, and the bike is there for a real ride when you get the chance - urge - whatever :)
Thanks for the replies everyone.
The response has been great :)
Im now thinking of getting both, a real bike for myself and one for my wife Lee and a spin bike :)
I think we should be able to make some time, maybe once a week, or so to go for a ride. Then use the spin bike (plus other excerscise equipment we own) in the evenings!!
As for the real bikes, Im thinking of the hybrid type :-?
I found a commercial spin bike (22kg flywheel, pillar bearings etc) for half price :)
What do you think?
Warren...can highly recommend the Ducati idea... :D
Pavboy...Im guessing you dont have the dough for the big Duke which is basically ready to race on the track ;)...well, if all you want to do is go fast, then you probably deserve a Honda :P
A Ducati is well served by those who know what a beautiful corner feels like... ;)