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The Cyclace bike is one of the new indoor cycling trainers released in 2019. In terms of features, it can be compared to the PYHIGH S7 cycle that we’ve already reviewed here. It has a different frame design, though, and does not have a pulse reading function. But nonetheless, it’s a sturdy bike, great for spin workouts.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 40.9L x 24.2W x 47.9H inches (104L x 62W x 122H cm)
- Assembled weight: 86 lbs (39 kg)
- Flywheel weight: 36 lbs (16.3 kg)
- Supported weight: 330 lbs (150 kg)
- Seat: 4-way adjustable
- Handlebars: 2-way adjustable
- Pedals: With toe cages
- Drive: Belt
- Resistance: Friction, felt-pad
- Fitness meter: Time, distance, odometer, speed, calories, scan
- Warranty: 1 year limited
The Cyclace indoor cycling bike features a heavy-duty steel frame with an impressive weight capacity of 330 lbs (150 kg). The frame has a triangular design with the main oblique tube and the longitudinal base tube slightly curved for extra sturdiness and superior aesthetics. The seat tube has a suspended design, similar to the pooboo D525 bike.
The fully assembled bike is not extremely large. Its footprint is approx. 41″L x 24″W (104 x 62 cm). However, it is recommended to leave at least two feet of clearance all around it for ease of access and unhindered usage.
The bike isn’t exceptionally heavy but does weigh approx. 86 lbs (39 kg). This being said, the transport of the boxed unit may require two people. However, once it is assembled, it can easily be moved as its front base integrates two large silicone wheels. Also, the 86 lbs of weight are considerably more than the weight of the average mountain bike. Therefore, the Cyclace trainer provides excellent stability. Plus, both its base bars are equipped with adjustable stabilizers with rubber pads.
The bike’s frame is coated with a corrosion-resistant and chip-resistant paint finish. The color used is gray, with the exception of the seat post, handlebar post, and flywheel which have a chrome finish. Also, it is important to mention that the bike integrates several ABS parts as well. The cover of the brake pad and the cover of the belt are non-metallic, ABS-made. However, they only have a protective role and don’t reduce the bike’s overall sturdiness and weight capacity.
Seat and handlebars
The Cyclace indoor cycling trainer includes a large, consistently padded saddle. it is approx. 10.4″ (26.4 cm) long, and 8″ (20.3 cm) wide, and integrates 2″ (5 cm) of cushioning. It has a durable, double-stitched faux leather upholstery and a central cutout which considerably improves breathability. It also has two suspension springs at the rear which enable it to adapt better to the movement of the user during seated workouts.
The bike’s seat is 4-way adjustable (up, down, front, back). Its upright post has 8 adjustment positions, while its horizontal slider offers a few extra inches of front-to-back adjustment. In terms of height, the seat adjusts between 35″ and 42.9″ (88.9 – 108.9 cm) from the floor. So, this being said, the bike can accommodate users between 5’1″ and 6’4″ (155 – 193 cm) with no problem, allowing a complete leg extension.
The saddle has a standard, collar-based connection system to its post. This being said, you can also tilt it slightly forward or backward. This requires two wrenches, though. Plus, since it’s a standard seat, replacement options for it are widely available.
The bike is equipped with a multi-grip handlebar. It’s actually quite a plus that it has drop-down grips; many other spin bikes only have the front grips. It also has two small aero bars which integrate a tablet holder.
The whole handlebar assembly is covered by a layer of PVC material in order to provide a secure grip. As opposed to the seat, it is only 2-way adjustable (up, down). It offers an upright adjustment span of approx. 5″ (12.7 cm), between 42.9″ and 47.9″ (88.9 – 122 cm) from the floor. It’s important to mention, though, that the bike’s handlebar does not include pulse sensors.
Drive and resistance
The Cyclace indoor cycling bike is equipped with a 36-lb (16.3 kg) flywheel, chrome-plated and with ABS-covers. The flywheel has a perimeter-weighted design in order to provide higher inertia and a consistent momentum during pedaling. It is also bi-directional. Therefore, you can pedal in reverse if you want.
The bike uses a belt transmission system. This has several advantages over a chain drive. For example, you don’t have to lubricate the belt, while the pedaling motion is very smooth, vibration-free, and very quiet as well.
Since it’s a bike designed for spin workouts, the Cyclace 2019 trainer is equipped with a heavy-duty crankset featuring solid steel arms and aluminum pedals. The crankset is sturdy enough to support users up to 330 lbs (150 kg). The pedals have a non-slip design and PVC toe cages for extra foot stability. They do not have SPD clips for spin shoes, but their threads are 9/16, so you can find replacements for them in any bike shop.
The bike is equipped with a standard friction resistance system. Its brake uses high-density wool felt pad which is attached to the tension knob on top of the main tube of the frame. By turning the knob clockwise, the brake pad applies more friction to the flywheel which results in a higher pedaling difficulty.
It’s important to mention that the brake system does not have pre-determined tension levels like it is the case for bikes with a magnetic resistance system. You can simply tighten the brake up to the point when you can barely pedal.
It’s also important to mention that you cannot coast on this exercise bike, as it is possible on most road bikes. The pedals continue to spin for as long as the flywheel is spinning. However, the resistance knob also fulfills the role of an emergency brake; you can simply press it down to stop the flywheel in case you want to change the direction of pedaling or pause your workout.
The Cyclace indoor cycling bike is equipped with a basic fitness meter. It features an LCD display (without backlight) that tracks time, distance, total distance (odometer), speed, and calories burned. It cannot read pulse, and the bike does not integrate pulse sensors. Therefore, if you need to keep an eye on your heart rate during your workouts, you will have to use a separate device.
The meter unit requires two AA batteries as its power source. It only has one button which covers all its functions. To start it up, you can simply press the button or begin pedaling. As for shutdown, it will automatically enter its sleep mode if there is no activity on the bike for several minutes.
The meter unit is very easy to use. By pressing it repeatedly, you can select any of the workout metrics to be shown on the display, or you can select the Scan Mode, which rotates all the metrics showing each one for a few seconds. Also, by pressing and holding the button for a few seconds you can clear all the values on it to zero, with the exception of the odometer which can only be reset if you remove the batteries from it.
Assembly and Maintenance
The bike requires some assembly but the task is pretty straightforward. All the drive and resistance parts are already in their place, so you only need to attach the two base bars, the seat, the handlebars, the pedals, and the fitness meter. This shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes. A basic toolkit for the assembly is included and the manual provides pretty clear assembly instructions.
As we’ve mentioned above, the bike has a belt drive system so its transmission doesn’t need lubrication. Therefore, in terms of assembly, you only need to keep the unit clean and periodically check for loose bolts and parts.
- Durable frame, sturdy construction for a home use bike;
- Can support users up to 330 lbs;
- Aesthetic design;
- Adjustable stabilizers on both bases;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- 4-way adjustable seat;
- Thick cushioning, center cutout for breathability, and spring suspension on the seat;
- Multi-grip handlebar with drop-down grips short aero grips;
- Silent belt drive;
- Bi-directional, perimeter-weighted flywheel;
- Limitless friction resistance;
- Exercise meter included – it can track time, distance, total distance, speed, and calories burned;
- Tablet holder included;
- Bottle holder included;
- Easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required.
- No pulse reading function;
- The meter unit doesn’t have backlight.
The Cyclace 2019 bike is an indoor cycling trainer designed for home use. It’s equipped with a friction resistance system, a large, cushioned seat, and a multi-grip handlebar with drop-down grips. It has a heavy-duty construction and can hold users up to 330 lbs. It also includes a fitness meter with goal settings for time, distance, and calories burned. It’s an excellent trainer for all kinds of spin workouts, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss.