Gymnastics Power Indoor Cycling Bike
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The Gymnastics Power indoor cycle is one of the exercise bikes released in 2021. It features a handlebar similar to the SNODE Power One, but has a magnetic resistance system, not a standard friction one. It also includes a dumbbell set.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 44L x 20W x 45.5H inches (112L x 51W x 116H cm)
- Assembled weight: 115 lbs (52)
- Flywheel weight: 35 lbs (15.8 kg)
- Supported weight: 350 lbs (159 kg)
- Seat: 4-way adjustable
- Drive mechanism: Belt
- Resistance: Magnetic
- Fitness monitor: Time, speed, distance, odometer, calories, pulse, scan
- Extras: Device holder, bottle holder, dumbbell set with holder
The Gymnastics Power indoor cycling bike features a triangular frame made of steel tubing. it combines oval and cylindrical tubes in its construction for improved sturdiness and aesthetics. The seat tube is both welded to the main oblique tube and to the longitudinal base bar which considerably improves the frame’s structural strength. Plus, the frame has a step-up bar (the short horizontal bar above the crankset). This also strengthens the bike and also offers the possibility to execute stretches or various spin workouts that require you to step up on the frame.
The main frame is painted black, this being the only color available for this bike, at least for the moment. The only exceptions are the seat tube, the handlebar tube, and the flywheel which are chrome plated. The magnetic brake is covered by a large plastic guard. The drivetrain guard and the two side panels of the flywheel are also made from a durable plastic polymer.
Like most other spin bikes made for home use, the Gymnastics Power cycle is not too large. Its net footprint is 42″L x 20″W (106 x 51 cm), but the overall length of the bike is approx. 44″ (112 cm). It is also recommended to leave at least 2′ (61 cm) all around the bike, for easy access and safe usage.
The bike is also pretty heavy. Its net weight is approx. 115 lbs (52 kg). This being said, the packaged unit should be carried by two people. But once assembled, the bike can easily be moved by only one person. That’s because its front base is equipped with a set of small wheels.
Seat and handlebars
The Gymnastics Power indoor cycling bike is equipped with a considerably larger saddle than a race saddle. It integrates a thick layer of cushioning for extra comfort and has a durable vinyl cover. It also has a median groove for improved breathability.
The saddle features a standard collar-type connection system. That means it can easily be removed and replacements for it are widely available. Plus, it has two springs at the rear which enable it to bend and adapt to the movement of your body when pedaling while seated.
The bike’s seat is four-way adjustable (up, down, front, back). The upright post offers an adjustment span of approx. 8.2″ (20.8 cm), from 33.5″ to 41.7″ (85 – 106 cm). The horizontal slider adds a few extra inches of front-to-back adjustment. Therefore, the bike should be able to accommodate users between 5’2″ and 6’5″ (157 – 196 cm). It is also rated for a maximum user weight capacity of 350 lbs (159 kg).
The bike is equipped with a multi-grip handlebar. It offers the possibility to adopt a climbing grip, a drop grip, an off-road grip, and a standard grip. Also, if you don’t install the tablet holder, you should be able to adopt a close grip by holding the middle loop bar.
The handlebar is only two-way adjustable (up, down). Its upright bar offers 5.5″ (~14 cm) of adjustment, from 40″ to 45.5 (101 – 105 cm). It is fully covered by a layer of PVC foam for improved contact. Also, its side grips integrate pulse sensors.
The Gymnastics Power indoor cycle is equipped with a manual magnetic resistance system. This means that the brake does not touch the flywheel which results in a very smooth and quiet pedaling motion. Also, since there is no friction between the brake and the flywheel, you don’t have to worry about wear-and-tear, or replacing the brake pad.
Since the bike’s resistance system is manual, you don’t need a power adapter for it. However, this means that the bike cannot automatically adjust the resistance.
The resistance system consists of a magnetic brake that is attached to the bike’s frame above the flywheel. The brake is connected to the tension knob that goes through the slanted frame tube. Thus, when you turn the knob clockwise, the magnets move closer to the flywheel which increases the resistance. Conversely, when you turn the knob to the left, the magnets move away from the flywheel which reduces the magnetic drag and the pedaling difficulty.
The bike does not have pre-determined tension levels. Therefore, you simply turn the knob until you find the desired resistance. The brake also has a small leather pad at the front, and you can press the tension knob all the way down to stop the flywheel from spinning if needed.
The Gymnastics Power exercise bike is equipped with a 35 lbs (15.8 kg) flywheel which is fairly decent for a home-use bike. Although, other bikes, like the YOSUDA L-010, for example, have a flywheel weighing 40 lbs (18 kg). The flywheel is perimeter-weighted. This construction is meant for high inertia which is great for spinning workouts.
The flywheel is bi-directional, as well. Thus, you can pedal in reverse, and when pedaling in reverse, the resistance remains constant. This means you can alternate forward with backward pedaling sessions in order to focus different muscle groups.
The bike features a belt drive system. It uses a poly-v belt designed for superior traction. This type of drive contributes to the overall smoothness of the ride as it generates slightly less vibration than a chain. It also does not require periodic lubrication.
The Gymnastics Power bike is designed for spin workouts. Therefore, it features a heavy-duty crankset with thick steel arms similar to mountain bikes. The pedals are made from an aluminum alloy as well, so you should be able to stand up on them with no problem. They do not have SPD elements for spin shoes but do have adjustable toe cages.
Fitness monitor and other accessories
The Gymnastics Power indoor cycle includes a basic fitness monitor and several other accessories. The monitor is similar to the one included with the pooboo D686. It does not have pre-set programs, target settings, or online connectivity. It tracks time, speed, distance, total distance, calories, and pulse.
The monitor unit has an LCD display without backlight. It is equipped with only one button. By pressing the button repeatedly, you can select the workout metric that you want to view. You can also select its Scan Mode, which automatically rotates all the metrics showing each one for a few seconds.
The monitor unit is battery-powered. It starts recording your data when you begin pedaling. It also automatically turns off if it does not detect any activity on the bike for more than four minutes.
In terms of other accessories, we can count a tablet holder, a bottle holder, and a dumbbell set. The tablet holder attaches to the mid-section of the handlebar. It is large enough to accommodate most tablets. The bottle holder is made from a flexible nylon material and should fit most hydration bottles. And finally, the dumbbell holder attaches to the right side of the frame. It includes a set of two dumbbells, 1 lb (0.45 kg) each.
Assembly and Maintenance
The bike’s body comes pre-assembled. You only need to attach the two base bars, the seat post, the saddle, the handlebar post, the handlebar, the fitness monitor, the pedals, and the other accessories. This shouldn’t take more than an hour of your time. All the necessary tools for the assembly are included. Also, the manual provides step-by-step assembly instructions with schematics.
Once the bike is assembled, you don’t have to worry too much about maintenance. The drivetrain does not require lubrication. So, all you need to do for maintenance is keep the bike clean and periodically check for loose bolts and parts.
- Sturdy construction – it can support users up to 350 lbs;
- Aesthetic design;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- Multi-grip handlebar with drop-down grips and curved-up grips;
- Pulse sensors integrated into the handlebar;
- 4-way adjustable seat;
- Large saddle with thick cushioning for extra comfort;
- Step-up bar between the seat tube and the main tube of the frame;
- Perimeter-weighted, 35 lbs flywheel for high inertia;
- Frictionless magnetic resistance for a smooth pedaling motion;
- Heavy-duty metallic pedals with toe cages;
- Fitness monitor included – it can track time, distance, speed, distance, calories, and pulse;
- Odometer function;
- Bottle holder included;
- Device holder included;
- Dumbbell set included;
- Easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required.
- No backlight on the fitness monitor;
- No SPD clips on the pedals.
The Gymnastics Power indoor cycling bike is a fitness machine made for home use. It is equipped with a manual magnetic resistance system, a 35-lb flywheel, a multi-grip handlebar with drop-down grips, and a comfortable seat. It’s also a pretty sturdy bike rated for a maximum user weight limit of 350 lbs. It’s a great exercise bike for high-intensity cardio training, interval training, spin workouts, strength and stamina development, and weight loss.