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ADVENOR Indoor Cycling Bike

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Advenor Indoor Cycle

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L:40"
W:21"
H:44"
330 lbs35 lbsManual
magnetic
Time,
Distance,
Odometer,
Speed,
RPM,
Calories

The ADVENOR indoor cycle is similar by construction to the UREVO model that we’ve already covered here. However, it comes with a heavier flywheel and has a magnetic resistance system. It’s also an affordable bike, and so far, it has gathered an impressive amount of 5-star reviews from users on most websites.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 40L x 21W x 44H inches (102L x 53W x 112H cm)
  • Flywheel weight: 35 lbs (15.8 kg)
  • Assembled weight: 74 lbs (33.5 kg)
  • Supported weight: 330 lbs (150 kg)
  • Seat: 4-way adjustable
  • Drive system: Belt
  • Resistance: Manual magnetic
  • Performance monitor: Time, speed, RPM, distance, total distance, calories
  • Extras: Device holder, bottle holder
  • Warranty: Parts 12 months

Frame construction

The ADVENOR indoor cycle features a triangular frame made of oval steel tubing for improved sturdiness and aesthetics. All the steel bars in its construction are coated with a rust-resistant and chip-resistant paint finish, with the exception of the seat and handlebar tubes which have a chrome plating finish. Also, the bike integrates several parts made of durable thermoplastic material. The most notable ones are the cover of the brake and the cover of the drivetrain.

The bike is not too bulky. With all the parts assembled, it is approx. 40″ (102 cm) long, and 21″ (53 cm) wide, while its highest point is 44″ (112 cm) above floor level, with the handlebar fully extended. It is recommended, though, to assign a usage area for the bike of at least 70″L x 60″W (180 x 152 cm), for safe usage and easy access.

Although it is equipped with a 35-lb (15.8 kg) flywheel, this indoor cycling bike is lighter than most commercial models. However, it still weighs approx. 74 lbs (33.5 kg), so the transport of the packaged unit may require two people or at least a box carrier. Once it is assembled, it is easier to move, though, because its front stabilizer is equipped with transport wheels. Also, both its stabilizers have adjustable levelers.

The bike’s frame also features a step-up bar element. This is the short horizontal bar that connects the main tube of the frame with the seat tube. It can be used either for an easier mount and dismount, or as support for stretches and other exercises during a spin workout. Not all spin bikes have this feature, so it is a plus.

Seat and handlebars

The bike’s saddle is similar to the one included with the Yosuda L-007A cycle. First of all, it’s not a slim saddle like the race models; it is considerably larger, approx. 10.6″ (~27 cm) long, and 7.9″ (~20 cm) wide so it provides more contact surface and comfort. It integrates a thick layer of foam cushioning and has a large groove in the middle for improved breathability. Also, its top is made of durable faux leather, easy to maintain.

The seat is four-way adjustable (front, back, up, down). Its upright post offers an adjustment span of approx. 8″ (20 cm), from 32″ (81 cm) above floor level, to 40″ (102 cm). Plus, its horizontal slider adds several inches of front to back adjustment. These being said, the bike should be able to accommodate comfortably users between 5’1″ and 6’5″ (155 – 196 cm). It is also rated for a maximum user weight limit of 330 lbs (150 kg) which is not bad for an exercise bike made for home use.

The ADVENOR indoor cycling trainer is equipped with a multi-grip handlebar. It offers the possibility to adopt a climbing grip, a racing grip, and a standard grip. Also, its center area allows a close parallel grip and an aero grip. Not all spin bikes have this feature so it’s quite a plus. But on the other hand, the handlebar does not integrate pulse sensors and the included fitness monitor does not have a pulse reading function.

Unlike the seat, the bike’s handlebar is only two-way adjustable (up, down). It offers an adjustment span of approx. 6″ (15 cm), between 38″ (96.5 cm) and 44″ (112 cm) above floor level. It’s also important to mention that the handlebar post is finished with a small rectangular plate and the handlebar attaches to it via four screws, not two or only one as is the case with other indoor cycling bikes. This four-point connection provides superior sturdiness preventing it to wobble as you exercise.

Drive system

As we’ve mentioned above, the ADVENOR indoor cycling bike is equipped with a 35 lbs (15.8 kg) flywheel featuring a perimeter-weighted structure. This type of flywheel construction is great for spinning as it provides extra inertia and a consistent pedaling motion.

The flywheel is bi-directional. In other words, you can pedal in reverse on this bike. However, just as for any other spin bike, coasting is not possible. When pedaling in reverse, you will get the same pedaling resistance as when pedaling forward.

The bike’s drivetrain uses a poly-v belt concealed by a large ABS guard. This type of drive system offers several advantages. First of all, it delivers a smoother traction because it generates less vibration than a chain. And second of all, you don’t have to worry about monthly lubrication.

The bike is equipped with a pretty standard, 3-piece crankset featuring long, steel-made arms, with a black paint finish. The exact Q-Factor (spacing between the pedals) is not specified, but as a general idea, it is pretty narrow. Thus, your feet won’t be too far apart when on the pedal, so you won’t get any lateral stress on the knees and ankles.

The bike includes a set of durable pedals made of aluminum alloy. They do not have SPD elements for spin shoes but do have adjustable cages, in case you need to secure your feet on them. Their threads are also standard (9/16) so compatible replacements should be available in most bike shops.

Resistance system

The ADVENOR indoor cycling bike is equipped with a manual magnetic resistance system. This means that you don’t need an adapter or power cord for it. It also means that the pedaling motion is frictionless, very smooth, and quiet. But on the other hand, the bike cannot adjust the resistance automatically.

The bike’s resistance system consists of a brake pad equipped with several magnets, attached to the front section of the frame right above the flywheel. This brake is connected to the tension knob on top of the bike’s frame. Therefore, when you turn the knob, the magnets move closer or farther from the flywheel, increasing or decreasing the resistance.

The bike’s brake is stepless. In other words, there are no clicks or pre-determined tension levels. You simply turn the knob until the magnetic drag delivers the desired resistance. As a general idea, on the highest tension level, the bike provides a very consistent resistance simulating a steep climb.

The brake also has the emergency stop function. You can press it down in order to stop the flywheel from spinning. This is actually necessary because the pedals continue to spin for as long as the flywheel is spinning. So, especially if you’ve been pedaling at a high speed, the push-to-stop function prevents potential injuries.

Fitness monitor

The ADVENOR indoor cycling bike is equipped with a pretty basic fitness monitor. It features an LCD display divided into two sub-sections, so it shows up to two workout metrics at once. It tracks time, distance, total distance (odometer), speed, RPM, and calories burned. It does not have a pulse reading function, though. Therefore, if you need to track your pulse during workouts, you will have to use a separate device.

The fitness monitor unit is very easy to use. It has only one button. By pressing the button repeatedly, you can scroll through the metrics and select the ones you want to view. You can also press and hold the button to reset all the values on it. Of course, since it’s a basic unit, it does not have pre-set workout programs or goal functions. It also does not connect to any fitness apps.

The monitor unit is battery-powered. It starts up when you begin pedaling or when you press its button. It also automatically turns off if it does not detect any activity on the bike for several minutes.

Assembly and Maintenance

The bike’s main body comes pre-assembled. The flywheel, the crankset, the belt, and the magnetic brake are already attached to it. However, several parts do require user assembly. You will have to connect the two base stabilizers, the seat, the handlebars, the pedals, the fitness monitor, and the bottle holder. This shouldn’t take more than 30-40 minutes. All the necessary tools are included. Also, the manual provides clear, step-by-step assembly instructions.

Since the bike’s drivetrain uses a belt, not a chain, it doesn’t require periodic lubrication. However, the bike’s brake pad may require a bit of silicone lubricant, especially if it squeaks when it contact with the flywheel. Other than this, you only have to inspect the bike periodically to make sure that all the bolts still hold tight, and all the moving parts still function accordingly.

The Pros

  • Triangular design, sturdy construction;
  • Great user weight capacity for a home-use bike (330 lbs);
  • Adjustable levelers on both base bars;
  • Transport wheels on the front base bar;
  • 4-way adjustable seat;
  • High-comfort, cushioned saddle with a central groove and suspension springs;
  • Multi-grip handlebar;
  • Device holder included;
  • Belt drive system – does not require periodic lubrication;
  • Perimeter-weighted, 35 lbs flywheel for improved inertia;
  • Frictionless magnetic resistance for smooth and quiet pedaling;
  • Heavy-duty pedals with toe cages;
  • Fitness monitor included – it can track time, distance, speed, RPM, total distance, and calories;
  • Bottle holder included;
  • Easy to assemble;
  • Tools for assembly are included;
  • Little maintenance required.

The Cons

  • No pulse reading function;
  • No backlight on the fitness monitor;
  • No horizontal slider on the handlebar.

Summary

The ADVENOR indoor cycling bike is a fitness machine designed for home use. It features a manual magnetic resistance system, a 35-lbs perimeter-weighted flywheel, a large high-comfort saddle, and a fitness monitor that tracks time, speed, RPM, distance, total distance, and calories burned. It’s great for users of all levels, for intense cardio training, intervals, stamina development, and weight loss. It’s also an affordable bike, a great alternative for a more expensive commercial spin bike.

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