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Spinner P3 Indoor Cycling Bike

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Spinner P3

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L:49"
W:20.5"
H:42"
350 lbsFriction,
Leather
pad
40 lbs1 year
limited

The Spinner P3 is one of the new indoor cycling bikes from the Spinning Performance series. It basically has the same construction, capacity, and range of features as the Spinner P1 that we’ve previously reviewed here, but there is one difference between the two. The P3 bike has a 4-way adjustable handlebar. For reference, this is the Spinning part number 10-004.

Technical Details and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 49L x 20.5W x 42H inches (124L x 52W x 107H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 111 lbs (50.3 kg)
  • Flywheel weight: 40 lbs (18 kg)
  • Supported weight: 350 lbs (159 kg)
  • Handlebars: 4-way adjustable
  • Seat: 4-way adjustable
  • Pedals: Dual-sided
  • Drive: Chain
  • Resistance: Friction, leather pad
  • Fitness meter: No
  • Accessories: Dual bottle holder, 4 workout DVDs, 1-year free subscription to SPINtv
  • Warranty: 1 year limited

Frame construction

As its name suggests, the Spinner P3 is an authentic spin bike, featuring a commercial-grade construction. It has a highly sturdy frame, designed to support any spin workout. The main body of the bike is steel-made, while the posts and sliders of the handlebars and seat are made of aluminum. The only notable ABS part in its construction is the chain cover.

The bike’s core frame is double-coated with a sweat-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and abrasion-resistant paint finish. The color used is “Warm Silver”, this being the only color available for this bike (at least for now). The Spinning logo is painted on the sides of the bike in a lighter gray color. The posts and sliders of the seat and handlebars aren’t painted; they have their own natural polish. Also, the flywheel is chrome plated.

The bike isn’t extremely large compared to a rear-drive elliptical like the NordicTrack SE9i, for example. But still takes approx. 49″L x 20.5″W (124 x 52 cm) of floor space. Also, it’s recommended to assign at least two feet of clearance all around it, to be able to execute any spin workout freely, including the ones that require you to repeatedly step-off and step-on.

The Spinning P3 is a heavy-structure indoor cycling trainer. It weighs approx. 111 lbs (~50 kg) which is great for a spin bike as it considerably boasts its stability. Plus, its base bars are equipped with adjustable, rubberized levelers which allow you to perfectly stabilize the unit on any type of floor.

Despite its weight, the bike is fairly easy to move. Its front base features two large transport wheels. So, by leaning it forward on its wheels, you won’t be handling more than 35-40 lbs of its total weight.

Seat & handlebars

The seat included with the Spinner P3 indoor cycling bike is designed for spin workouts. In other words, it has a slim structure with a rounded surface. It’s not a very comfortable seat, especially to the users who are new to spinning. But nonetheless, it has a standard connection system to its slider. So, this being said, you can find a compatible replacement for it in any bike shop if you feel that it’s too uncomfortable for you.

The seat is 4-way adjustable. Its post has multiple adjustment positions, while its slider also offers several inches of front-to-back adjustment. Therefore, the bike can accommodate a wide range of users, promoting a complete and healthy leg extension even for users up to 6’6″ (198 cm).

Just as the seat, the bike’s handlebar is 4-way adjustable. This gives you the possibility to find the best posture for your size. The whole handlebar assembly has a multi-grip design, with a loop aero bar in the middle. It’s covered by a layer of high-density foam material in order to provide a comfortable and secure grip.

Both the seat and the handlebar can be adjusted very quickly. They’re equipped with large knobs, easy to grip and turn. So, in less than a minute, you can adjust the bike to your own size.

Drive system

The Spinner P3 is a chain drive bike. It basically uses a standard bike chain. This being said, the bike’s transmission is highly durable. With the proper care, it can last a lifetime. Also, in case it needs replacement, you can basically acquire a bike chain from any bike shop.

The bike’s crankset is extremely durable, featuring two solid steel crank arms. The bike’s weight capacity is 350 lbs (159 kg), and this applies to the crankset and pedals as well. Therefore, as long as you don’t exceed this weight, you can pedal while standing up with no problem.

The pedals are made of a metallic alloy. They feature SPD clips on one side and adjustable toe cages on the other. Their exact Q-Factor (spacing between the pedals) is not specified, but it’s definitely a narrow Q-Factor, similar to road bikes. These being said, a workout on this spin bike doesn’t put any extra lateral pressure on your knees and ankles.

The bike is equipped with a 40 lbs (18 kg) flywheel designed for spin workouts. It’s perimeter-weighted which means that it delivers an aggressive inertia. It’s also bi-directional; therefore, you can diversify your workouts by alternating normal pedaling with reverse pedaling sessions.

Resistance system

Like many other spin bikes, the Spinner P3 is equipped with a friction resistance system which consists of a leather brake pad attached to the tension knob on top of the main bar of the frame. It’s a manual action system; thus, you don’t have to connect the bike to a power source. By turning the tension dial clockwise, the brake pad adds more friction to the flywheel, which results in a higher pedaling difficulty.

Since the bike doesn’t have a derailleur like a road bike it doesn’t allow coasting. Differently put, the pedals will continue to spin for as long as the flywheel is spinning. Therefore, the tension dial doubles as an emergency brake. You can press it down in order to instantly stop the flywheel from spinning.

It’s actually recommended to use this emergency brake every time you need to stop from a fast workout, or when you want to change the course of pedaling (form normal to reverse, or vice versa).

Accessories

The Spinner P3 doesn’t include a fitness meter, but there are several models compatible with it. However, there still are three notable accessories included with this exercise bike. First of all, there is the dual bottle holder which attaches to the handlebar. Its compartments are large enough to accommodate any hydration bottles.

Second of all, there’s a set of four DVDs with spin workouts, which are quite motivational and entertaining. They generate the atmosphere of a real spin class, and will considerably help with your results. The DVDs include Ultimate Energy, Train and Tone, Turn and Burn, and Maximum Results workouts.

Finally, a 1-year membership to SPINtv is included with this spin bike. SPINtv is an online library of instructor-led spin workouts which you can stream any time you want on your tablet or smartphone.

Assembly & Maintenance

Most of the bike comes pre-assembled. However, you still have to add the bases of the frame, the seat, the handlebars, and the pedals. This shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes, though. The manual provides pretty clear assembly instructions, and some of the tools required for it are included.

The primary maintenance aspect is the lubrication of the chain. You can use any oil-based lubricant for it, or simply use standard bike chain oil. Also, a periodic check for loose bolts and parts is also recommended.

The Pros

  • Heavy-duty frame for superior sturdiness and stability;
  • Professional looking design;
  • Superior weight capacity – 350 lbs;
  • Adjustable base stabilizers, with large rubber pads;
  • Transport wheels included;
  • Solid crank assembly;
  • Dual-sided pedals, with SPD clips on one side and toe cages on the other;
  • Comfortable Q-Factor;
  • 4-way adjustable seat;
  • 4-way adjustable handlebars;
  • Durable chain drive;
  • High-inertia flywheel;
  • Basically limitless resistance settings;
  • Bottle holder included;
  • 4 free DVDs with different spin workouts included;
  • SPINtv 1-year free membership;
  • Little maintenance required;
  • Easy to assemble.

The Cons

  • No fitness meter.

Summary

The Spinner P3 is a commercial-grade spin bike featuring a durable frame which can support users up to 350 lbs. It offers superior micro-adjustability, a high-inertia flywheel, friction resistance, and dual-sided pedals. It can withstand any type of spin workout; it’s a great fitness machine for high-intensity cardio training, interval training, stamina boost, and weight loss. In all, it’s a professional spin bike that offers great quality for the price.

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