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Body Power Deluxe ERG8000 Indoor Cycling Bike

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Body Power ERG8000

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L:46"
W:23.6"
H:48"
300 lbsMagnetic,
8 levels
N/AFrame: 1 year
Parts: 90 days

The Body Power Deluxe ERG8000 is an indoor cycling bike made for home use. It has a slightly different construction than the standard spin bike and features curved-crank technology for reducing the dead-zone during the pedaling motion. The bike also has a wide saddle similar to upright bikes but does not include an exercise meter.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 46L x 23.6W x 48H inches (117L x 60W x 122H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 68.3 lbs (31 kg)
  • Supported weight: 300 lbs (136 kg)
  • Handlebars: 2-way adjustable
  • Seat: 4-way adjustable
  • Drive: Belt
  • Resistance: Magnetic, 8 levels
  • Exercise meter: N/A
  • Warranty: Frame 1 year / Parts 90 days

Frame construction

The Body Power Deluxe ERG8000 features an X-type frame with a low center of gravity for improved stability. Needless to say, the bike’s frame is made of steel tubing. All the tubes in its construction are ovalized for improved sturdiness and aesthetics. All the steel tubes are coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish. The color used is black, this being the only color available for the ERG8000. Also, most of the frame is covered by the large ABS side panels.

The fully assembled bike is not extremely large. It is approx. 46″ (117 cm) long, and 23.6″ (60 cm) wide. However, it is recommended to leave at least 24″ (61 cm) of clearance all around it for ease of access. Also, its highest point is 48″ (122 cm) when the handlebar is fully extended.

The bike isn’t extremely heavy either. With the frame fully set up, it weighs approx. 68 lbs (31 kg). This being said, it can be carried and assembled by only one person. The front base features a set of large silicone wheels which facilitate its relocation. Plus, both base bars are equipped with adjustable levelers for improved stability.

It’s important to mention that the bike’s frame doesn’t have a step-up bar between the seat and the main oblique tube, like the pooboo 511, for example. Also, since the ABS side panels cover most of the bike’s frame, stepping on the frame will definitely lead to side panel cracking.

Seat and handlebars

As we’ve mentioned above, the Body Power ERG8000 includes a large saddle, similar to upright bikes. Its top is made of a firm but flexible layer of urethane material, with ventilation sections at the rear. The seat features a triangular plate attachment system, so in case you will ever need to replace it, you will have to opt for a similar saddle. Unfortunately, if you will want to replace it with a slim spin seat, most models don’t have this type of attachment.

The bike’s seat is four-way adjustable (front, back, up, down). Its upright post has several adjustment holes. The adjustment increments are a bit more than one inch. The horizontal slider adds several extra inches of front to back adjustment. This being said, the bike can accommodate users between 5’0″ and 6’2″ (153 – 188 cm) with no problem. Also, the seat can support users up to 300 lbs (136 kg).

The Body Power ERG8000 is equipped with a pretty standard handlebar. It offers several grip possibilities. For example, its side grips allow a standard grip, an off-road grip, and a climbing grip. The center loop bar allows an aero grip.

The bike’s handlebar is fully covered by a layer of rubber foam material for an improved grip. However, it does not have pulse sensors, and the bike doesn’t have a pulse reading function.

Resistance system

The Body Power Deluxe ERG8000 indoor cycling trainer is equipped with a manual magnetic resistance system. This means you don’t have to connect it to an external power source. But on the other hand, the bike doesn’t auto-adjust the resistance.

The bike’s resistance system consists of an internal magnetic brake connected to the tension knob on the right side of the main frame tube via a steel cable. As you turn the knob clockwise, the brake moves closer to the flywheel and increases the load. Conversely, if you turn the knob counter-clockwise, the brake moves away from the flywheel and the pedaling difficulty is lowered.

The bike’s resistance system offers 8 distinct tension levels like most upright bikes. The first level delivers a fairly light pedaling difficulty, but not as light as an upright bike, as the ERG8000 has a heavier flywheel. The 8th tension level is pretty high and offers the possibility to simulate a hill climb.

The bike also has an emergency brake feature. This consists of a small lever next to the tension knob. Therefore, if you want to immediately stop the flywheel from spinning, you can press this lever down.

Drive system

One of the most important features of the ERG8000 indoor cycle is the curved-crank technology. First of all, the bike is equipped with a 3-piece crank, very sturdy, which should be able to support users up to 300 lbs (136 kg) pedaling while standing up on the pedals. The two cranks are curved to reduce the dead-zone during the pedaling motion. Therefore, the pedaling sensation is smoother, and the shock on your joints is reduced.

The included pedals are made of aluminum alloy. They have a non-slip design and feature urethane toe cages with adjustable straps. They don’t have SPD elements for spin shoes, however, their threads are standards 9/16. Thus, you can find compatible replacements in any bike shop.

The bike is equipped with a large flywheel, similar to most other spin bikes. Its exact weight is not specified, but as a general idea, the bike provides a pretty consistent momentum.

The flywheel is bi-directional; it allows pedaling in reverse as well. However, free-wheeling or coasting is not possible. That’s because the pedals continue to spin for as long as the flywheel is spinning. Also, if you want to change the direction of pedaling, it is recommended to stop the flywheel from the emergency brake.

Last but not least, the Body Power ERG8000 is equipped with a belt drive system. This pretty much goes for any other bike with a magnetic resistance system. Its internal transmission uses a poly-v belt highly resistant to abrasion and stretching. Needless to say, the belt doesn’t require lubrication. It also produces less vibration than a chain.

Assembly and Maintenance

The main body of the bike comes pre-assembled. The flywheel, the crankset, the brake, and all the other elements of the drive and resistance systems are already assembled. You only need to attach the two base bars of the bike, the seat post, the seat, the handlebar post, the handlebar, and the pedals. This shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes of your time. All the necessary tools are included, and the manual provides pretty clear assembly instructions.

Once the bike is assembled, maintenance doesn’t require much. Its transmission doesn’t need lubrication. You only have to keep the unit clean, and periodically check for loose parts.

The Pros

  • Sturdy construction – can support users up to 300 lbs;
  • Aesthetic and compact design;
  • Adjustable levelers on both base bars;
  • Transport wheels on the front base;
  • 4-way adjustable seat;
  • Large and contoured saddle for extra comfort;
  • Multi-grip handlebar with a long aero bar;
  • Silent belt drive;
  • Bi-directional and perimeter-weighted flywheel;
  • Frictionless magnetic resistance (8 levels);
  • Curved-crank technology for a dead-zone-free pedaling motion;
  • Durable metallic pedals with toe cages;
  • Easy to assemble;
  • Little maintenance required.

The Cons

  • No exercise meter;
  • No bottle holder.

Summary

The Body Power ERG8000 is an indoor cycling bike designed for home use. It is equipped with an 8-level magnetic resistance system, a heavy flywheel for improved inertia, a sturdy crankset with curved arms, and a large saddle for extra comfort. It’s a pretty decent exercise bike for intense cardio training, intervals, stamina development, weight loss, and muscle toning.

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