Lanos 35 lbs Flywheel Indoor Cycling Bike
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The Lanos indoor cycle is one of the exercise bikes released in 2020. It is a pretty standard indoor cycling bike, similar to the SOVNIA bike, or to the Cycool C1. It’s a trainer designed for home use, equipped with a friction resistance system.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 44.5L x 22W x 45H inches (113L x 56W x 114H cm)
- Shipping weight: 79 lbs (35.8 kg)
- Flywheel weight: 35 lbs (15.8 kg)
- Supported weight: 270 lbs (122 kg)
- Seat: 4-way adjustable
- Drive mechanism: Belt
- Resistance: Friction, wool felt pad
- Fitness monitor: Time, speed, distance, odometer, calories, scan
- Extras: Device holder, bottle holder
The Lanos indoor cycle features a frame made of steel tubing. Most of the core frame is made of oval tubing for improved sturdiness, while the base tubes are rectangular for extra stability. Of course, the bike also integrates several plastic parts. The most notable ones are the drivetrain guard, the side coves of the flywheel, and the cover of the brake.
The bike’s frame is powder-coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish. In terms of color, there are two versions for this Lanos bike, one black, the other one silver. For both, the seat and handlebar posts are painted gray, while the flywheel is chrome-plated.
The bike is in the same side range as most other spin bikes for home use. With all the parts assembled, it is approx. 44.5″ (113 cm) long, and 22″ (56 cm) wide. It is recommended, though, to leave at least two feet of clearance all around it for easy access.
The is fairly heavy. Its net weight is approx. 79 lbs (35.8 kg), so the packaged unit may require two persons for transport. However, once it is assembled, it can easily be moved by only one person as its front base integrates two small wheels. Also, both its base stabilizers have adjustable levelers.
Last but not least, the bike’s frame features a step-up bar. This is the short horizontal tube that connects the seat tube to the main tube. This not only can serve as support for mounting/dismounting, stretches, or various spin workouts, it also improves the overall structural sturdiness of the frame.
Seat and handlebars
The Lanos indoor cycling is equipped with a cushioned saddle made for superior comfort. It has a median groove for improved breathability. Its top cover is made of durable vinyl material which is easy to maintain. It is approx. 10.2″ (26) long, and 7.8″ (20 cm) wide so it provides plenty of contact surface.
The seat is built on a durable nylon shell. It has a set of suspension springs at the rear in order to adapt better to your movement during seated workouts. It also has a standard collar-type attachment system. This can be a plus in case you’ll ever want to replace it as compatible options are widely available.
The seat is four-way adjustable (up, down, front, back). Its upright post has several adjustment positions while its horizontal slider adds a few more inches of front-to-back adjustment. Therefore, the applicable inseam range is 25″ – 35″ (63 – 89 cm). Thus, the bike should be able to accommodate comfortably users between 5’0″ and 6’3″ (153 – 190 cm). It’s also rated for a maximum user weight limit of 270 lbs (122 kg).
The bike is equipped with a multi-grip handlebar. It offers the possibility to adopt a cruising grip, a standard grip, and a climbing grip. It also has a small loop bar in the middle which allows a close grip. It is only two-way adjustable (up, down) with 10″ (25.4 cm) adjustment span, from 35″ above the floor, to 45″ (63 – 114 cm).
The side grips of the handlebar feature PVC foam covers for improved contact. They do not have sensors for pulse tracking or any type of controls. The fitness monitor also does not track pulse. It also has a small plastic tray at the base on which you can place your phone or tablet.
This Lanos exercise bike is equipped with a 35-lb (15.8 kg) flywheel. Although it’s not as heavy as the flywheels of gym bikes which start at 40 lbs (18 kg), it still has the perimeter-weighted design. This type of flywheel provides a consistent momentum and a steady pedaling motion great for spin workouts.
The flywheel permits reverse pedaling. However, when pedaling in reverse, the resistance remains the same, given by the amount of friction applied onto the flywheel by the brake. This is actually a plus, as you can alternate forward pedaling sessions with reverse pedaling sessions so you can focus different muscle groups. Coasting is not possible on the bike, though.
The bike is equipped with a heavy-duty crankset featuring flattened steel arms similar to road bikes. They’re durable enough to support standing up pedaling. The pedals are made of aluminum alloy. They have a non-slip design and adjustable toe cages at the front. They do not have SPD elements for spin shoes, but you can always replace them if you want to use spin shoes, as their threads are standard (9/16″).
The bike’s drive train uses a poly-v belt designed for improved traction. It’s also highly resistant to stretching and abrasion. Since it’s a belt and not a chain, you don’t have to worry about its lubrication. It also generates less vibration than a chain drive system.
As we’ve mentioned above, this Lanos indoor cycling trainer is equipped with a manual friction resistance system. This being said, you don’t need an adapter or power cord for it to adjust the tension. But on the other hand, the bike does not have workout programs and cannot adjust the resistance automatically.
The bike’s resistance system consists of a wool felt pad attached to the main tube of the frame above the flywheel. This pad is connected to the bike’s tension knob, so, when you turn the knob clockwise, the pad applies more friction to the flywheel. Needless to say, this increases the pedaling difficulty.
The bike’s resistance system does not have any pre-determined tension levels. You simply tighten the pad on the flywheel until you get the desired pedaling difficulty. The brake can basically be tightened up to the point you can barely pedal, so the bike provides a pretty solid pedaling difficulty.
The tension knob offers the function of an emergency brake as well. You can press it down in order to stop the flywheel immediately. The brake pad may require lubrication if it squeaks when in contact with the flywheel. It also requires replacement when it wears out (though, it should last for at least a year, even if the bike is used daily).
This Lanos exercise bike included a basic fitness monitor. It features an LCD display that tracks time, speed, distance, total distance, and calories burned. It does not have a pulse reading function or an RPM function. It also does not have online connectivity or pre-set programs.
The monitor has only one button. By pressing its button repeatedly, you can scroll through the workout metrics and select the one you want to view. It has a scan mode too, so if you select the scan mode, it automatically rotates all the metrics showing each one for a few seconds. The button also covers the unit’s reset function. You can press and hold it for a few seconds to clear all the data on the monitor to zero.
The monitor unit is battery-powered. It requires two AAA batteries which are not included. It starts monitoring your workout data when you begin pedaling. It also automatically turns off if it does not detect any activity on the bike for more than a few minutes.
Assembly and Maintenance
The bike’s main body comes pre-assembled. The flywheel, the belt, the brake, and the crankset are already attached. The parts that do need user assembly are the two base stabilizers, the pedals, the seat, the handlebars, and the fitness monitor. The whole task is fairly simple; it shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes. The manual provides step-by-step instructions and all the tools are included.
Since the bike has a belt drive system, its transmission does not require lubrication. The brake pad may require a bit of silicone lubricant in order to provide a smoother flywheel motion. Other than this, you only have to keep the bike clean and periodically check for loose parts.
- Sturdy construction – can support users up to 270 lbs;
- Adjustable levelers on both base bars;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- 4-way adjustable seat;
- High-comfort cushioned saddle with rear springs and a median groove for extra ventilation;
- Multi-grip handlebar;
- Smooth, almost silent belt drive;
- Perimeter-weighted 35-lbs flywheel for a consistent momentum;
- Standard friction resistance;
- Performance monitor included – it can track time, distance, total distance, speed, and calories burned;
- Device holder included;
- Bottle holder included;
- Easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required.
- No pulse reading function;
- No workout goals function;
- No backlight on the monitor;
- Batteries for the monitor are not included.
The Lanos indoor cycling bike is a fitness machine made for home use. It is equipped with a friction resistance system, a 35-lb flywheel, and a fitness monitor that tracks time, speed, distance, total distance, and calories burned. It has a pretty sturdy steel frame with a maximum user weight limit of 270 lbs. It’s a bike designed for spin workouts, high-intensity cardio training, interval training, and weight loss.