Ancheer Trbitty Indoor Cycling Bike
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The Ancheer Trbitty is an exercise bike within the same range of features as the Goplus bike or the XtremepowerUS bike. It’s equipped with a more comfortable seat than these two bikes, but on the other hand, it lacks the pulse reading function. It’s a budget exercise bike made for spin workouts, and as opposed to other spin bikes, it includes a fitness meter.
Technical Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 42.9L x 18.9W x 43.3H inches (109L x 48W x 110H cm)
- Assembled weight: 90 lbs (40.8 kg)
- Flywheel weight: 49 lbs (22.2 kg)
- Weight capacity: 264 lbs (120 kg)
- Handlebars: 2-way adjustable
- Seat: 4-way adjustable
- Pedals: With toe cages
- Resistance: Friction, adjustable
- Fitness meter: Time, speed, distance, total distance, calories, SCAN
- Warranty: 1 year limited
Since it’s an exercise bike built for spin workouts, the Trbitty trainer features a frame made of durable steel tubing. Most of the frame is double coated with a corrosion resistant paint finish, while the seat and the handlebar posts also have a non-corrosive chrome finish. The belt guard is the only major part of the bike’s construction that is non-metallic.
The main oblique tube of the frame is connected to the seat tube via a horizontal bar which can serve as a step-up or leg stretching bar. It’s a feature that not all spin bikes have and does offer the possibility to put some diversity into your spin workouts.
The Ancheer Trbitty exercise bike isn’t an extremely large trainer. It actually has a rather small footprint compared to others. It takes only 42.9″L x 18.9″W (109 x 48 cm) of floor space when fully assembled. However, it is recommended to leave at least two feet of clearance on each side, and at least one foot of clearance at the front and rear, to be able to perform all the spin workouts without any hindrance. But as a general idea, this bike can fit well even into a smaller room.
Despite its small size, the Trbitty trainer is rather heavy. With all the parts assembled, it weighs approx. 90 lbs (40.8 kg), which is more than twice the weight of the average road bike. This weight considerably enhances its stability.
The bike’s stability is improved by the adjustable stabilizers present in both its base bars. These give you the possibility to perfectly level it on any type of floor. The front base also has a set of transport wheels which facilitate its relocation if needed.
Seat and handlebars
As we’ve mentioned above, the Trbitty indoor cycling trainer includes a seat that provides more comfort than the average spin bike seat. It integrates a generous layer of cushioning and has a middle longitudinal groove in order to promote an optimal airflow under the user. Its rear part features two steel springs which also increase its comfort. Plus, it’s a fairly large seat for a spin bike, its dimensions being 9.8″L x 7.9″W (24.8 cm x 20 cm)
The seat features a standard attachment system to its post. This being said, you can easily find a replacement for it compatible with the bike, in case it breaks or in case you simply want a different one. It’s also 4-way adjustable; its upright post has several adjustment holes, while its horizontal slider allows several extra inches of front-back adjustment. This being said, the bike can accommodate users between 4’10” and 6’3″ (147 – 190 cm), promoting a healthy posture and a complete leg extension during pedaling.
The bike’s handlebar is pretty standard. It only offers 2-way adjustability (up, down). It’s fully covered by a layer of rubber foam material in order to absorb perspiration, provide a better grip, and optimal comfort. It has a multi-grip design with a small loop aero bar in the middle to which the exercise meter is attached. Its connection point to its post features an ABS cover which doubles as a phone support. Therefore, you can have your phone close by as you exercise, in case you want to use any fitness apps, or browse the web as you pedal.
As opposed to other indoor cycling bikes, such as the ActionLine A84016 for example, the Trbitty bike doesn’t have a pulse reading feature. The handlebar does not integrate pulse sensors.
The Ancheer Trbitty exercise bike is equipped with a standard friction resistance system. It consists of a wool felt pad attached to the main tube of the bike and connected to the resistance dial on the said tube. This being said, the bike doesn’t have to be connected to a power source to provide resistance. In order to adjust the resistance, you simply turn the knob and the brake pad will apply more or less friction on the flywheel.
The resistance dial also acts as an emergency brake. You can press it down to immediately stop the flywheel from spinning. This is actually recommended when you want to stop pedaling or begin pedaling in reverse, as the pedals continue to spin for as long as the flywheel is spinning.
Since it’s a friction resistance system, the tension dial doesn’t have resistance levels marked on it. You simply tighten it until you obtain the resistance level that feels more comfortable.
One more aspect to mention here regards the resistance pad. This is actually a consumable and wears out after a while. It’s easy to replace though, and compatible options are widely available. It may also require a bit of lubrication with silicone lubricant, in case it emits a noise when in contact with the flywheel.
The Trbitty exercise bike features a standard belt drive system using a poly-v belt resistant to stretching. As a general idea, a belt drive comes with three main advantages. One, it generates less vibration than a chain drive. Two, it promotes an almost completely silent operation of the bike. And three, it doesn’t require periodic lubrication.
One of the pluses of this exercise bike is the extra-heavy flywheel. Its flywheel is actually considerably heavier than the one on the Keiser M3i bike. It weighs 49 lbs (22.2 kg) and is perimeter-weighted which means that it provides a very aggressive inertia. This being said, the bike may not be the best choice for users with bad knees, but on the other hand, it offers the possibility to perform highly consistent cardio workouts.
Due to the simple drive and resistance systems, reverse pedaling is possible. But as we’ve mentioned above, before switching the way you pedal, it’s recommended to use the emergency brake and stop the flywheel from spinning, in order to prevent any injuries.
This Ancheer exercise bike is rated for a user weight capacity of 264 lbs (120 kg), which also applies to its crankset. Its crank arms and pedal can definitely withstand the user in standing up pedaling position.
The pedals are made of heavy-duty aluminum alloy. They have an anti-slip design and are equipped with toe cages for improved foot stability and extra thrust during pedaling. They do not have SPD clips for spin shoes, but on the other hand, they have standard 9/16 threads, so you can easily find replacements for them.
The Ancheer Trbitty is in the category of budget spin bikes; thus, the fitness meter included with it is a basic unit. It can track time, distance, total distance, speed, and calories burned. Some bikes may include a version that also has a pulse reading function, but the bike itself does not have pulse sensors, so it won’t be able to track your pulse.
The meter is battery powered. It’s very easy to use. It has only one (MODE) button which covers all of its functions. It’s powered on when you push the button or when it detects flywheel movement. It also has a sleep mode to which will enter after several minutes of inactivity on the bike, to save battery life.
The MODE button pretty much allows you to toggle ON/OFF the unit’s SCAN function which rotates the time, speed, distance, and calories, showing each one for several seconds. When toggled off, you can basically select one of these metrics to be shown on the display all the time. Also, the mode button gives you the possibility to reset all the values on the meter by pressing and holding it for several seconds.
The unit is not programmable. You can’t select targets for time or distance, for example, in order for it to count down to zero. Also, the calorie reading isn’t exactly the most accurate, as you cannot correlate the console reading with the amount of resistance applied to the flywheel.
Assembly and Maintenance
Most of the bike come pre-assembled. You only have to attach the two base bars, the seat, the handlebars, the meter, and the pedals. The drive and resistance elements are already attached to the frame. The included manual provides pretty clear assembly instructions, so the task shouldn’t take more than an hour. Also, a set of basic tools for the assembly is included.
Maintenance doesn’t require much. It’s only recommended to periodically check for loose bolts and parts, and re-tighten them if it’s the case, to prevent accidents.
- Durable frame, sturdy construction for a home use bike;
- Can support users up to 264 lbs (120 kg);
- Small footprint in comparison to other fitness equipment;
- Transport wheels;
- Adjustable stabilizers;
- 4-way adjustable seat;
- 2-way adjustable, multi-grip handlebar;
- Extra cushioned seat with spring suspension;
- Smooth and almost silent drive, which makes the bike perfect for apartment use;
- Extra-heavy, 49 lbs flywheel, inertia-enhanced and bi-directional;
- Friction resistance, which basically offers tension up to the point you can barely pedal;
- Durable aluminum alloy pedals with toe cages;
- Bottle holder included;
- Phone holder included;
- Exercise meter included, which tracks speed, time, distance, total distance and calories burned;
- Easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required.
- No pulse sensors;
- The monitor display doesn’t have backlight.
The Ancheer Trbitty is an indoor cycling bike made for spin workouts. It features a heavy 49 lbs flywheel, a silent belt drive system, friction resistance, and superior micro-adjustability. It’s also equipped with a fitness meter which tracks time, distance, total distance, speed, and calories. It’s an excellent bike for light to intense cardio training, interval training, weight loss, stamina, and leg muscle strength development. And finally, it’s a budget bike, being considerably more affordable than other spin bikes.