Sunny Health and Fitness Indoor Cycling Bike Review

Sunny Health and Fitness Indoor Cycling Bike

It's a jolly name, for sure, but how does the Sunny Health and Fitness Indoor Cycling Bike stack up against the competition? It sells itself as a great mid-range choice boasting a solid design for a great price, but how does it live up to these promises?

We're going to have a look at what the most important people- the users- think about this budget-friendly fitness choice.


So What is an Indoor Bike?

Indoor cycling may not be the hot and happening fitness trend of the moment, but it seems to be the default fitness choice of almost anyone who chooses to start an at-home fitness program. And that's hardly surprising.

Sunny Health and Fitness Indoor Cycling Bike

Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike
The equipment needed for indoor cycling is easy to find, simple and intuitive to use, fairly easy to store [especially compared to many other fitness equipment offerings] and doesn't need any fancy training to maximise results.

It's a great choice for cardio, appeals to the home gym user as you can either train fully seriously with it, or simply slap something fun on the TV and get in a few kilometres while you're watching your favourite soaps, and most of us hold fond memories of childhood cycling and simpler times to make the sport nostalgically appealing too.

Lastly, it truly is an indoor fitness choice, so for the shy, the time-pressed or the dedicated and determined, there's no need to venture out into the wider and often intimidating fitness world.

Who makes this bike?

Although the name may sound more like a child's TV channel then a sporting giant, Sunny Health and Fitness are a fairly well-known fitness brand and offer a range of these indoor cycling bikes to suit a variety of needs and budgets.

They're a fairly popular brand and have a reputation for good quality bikes that last well. They offer a year warranty on the bike and a 90-day warranty on the parts.

More About This Indoor Exercise Bike

This particular entry into a market saturated with great quality alternatives sells itself on being a solid middle-of-the-road choice. It lacks a lot of the fancier, fiddly bits that top end bikes offer, without missing anything you actually need to get a great indoor workout in.

Surprisingly, given that it's a fairly lightweight model as indoor bikes go, it's a totally stable design no matter how hard you like to pedal it up.

The heavy flywheel plays a big role in this- and the good news is most experts also agree that a heavy flywheel is key to a good workout, too.

As with any, it also offers a fully adjustable handle and seat configuration, meaning you can adapt it to fit the needs of your body and your workout in order to get the best, most efficient and comfortable workout possible.

This becomes especially important for you if you're using your cycle as part of a rehabilitation program or to overcome injuries, or if you're particularly tall.

There's even an option to adjust the handlebars horizontally. The pedals are sturdily designed, and the handlebars thickly padded to enhance an even grip even when sweaty.

There's a variety of available tension settings as well as an emergency brake lever on the pro model, although if you're a gadget fan, be aware that there isn't much else- it's a very simple bike designed to keep costs to a minimum while still providing build quality. The frame certainly provides that, using heavy duty steel throughout.

What do users have to say?

Of course, the proof is in the pudding- or rather, lets see what the users think about the Sunny Health and Fitness indoor cycling bike, as opposed to what it looks like on paper. Firstly- and unsurprisingly- the seat is not as comfortable as the handlebar grip.

That's fairly standard on these indoor bikes, and something pretty easily remedied if you buy an after market get seat cover, so we wouldn't worry particularly about that downside.

The Sunny Health and Fitness bike will arrive with the flywheel already attached to the frame, so it will spare you a frustrating assembly process and most users found it simple enough to get up and running. The tools needed are included within the shipping box.

What didn't customers like?

However, some customers did complain of a slight flywheel noise- some describe it as a squeak, others as a slight grind- during long or intense workouts. While no one seems to suggest that this hindered the bikes performance or caused long-term damage, it could be an irritation if you wish to watch TV or DVDs whilst training. Apparently, the bearings will be a simple process to replace should you ever need to.

It's worth noting that this is a bike you can stand-cycle on. As it's a popular training style to increase the muscle burn in the legs, it's a useful feature and great to know that the sturdy frame holds up to the increased pressure this style generates.

Overall, the Sunny Health and Fitness bike is a hit with users. While it's certainly a no-frills bike lacking in the gadgets designers seem to feel the need to cram onto everything at the moment, it offers a very attractive price as compensation.

The heavy duty frame leaves it sturdy and able to take a beating, and almost no users could find anything to complain about in this no-frills, no-fuss indoor cycling option. It's a great buy for someone looking for a good workout on a budget.

The heavy duty frame leaves it sturdy and able to take a beating, and almost no users could find anything to complain about in this no-frills, no-fuss indoor cycling option. It's a great buy for someone looking for a good workout on a budget.


Video: An Overview of the Sunny Indoor Cycling Bike


You might also like