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JACKIE542 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/24/12 9:37 P

I just got a schwinn AD2 exercise bike. It has both upper and lower body movement.
I was really tempted by the Pro-Form Tour de France, but hubby said no. Too costly. Thank you everyone. emoticon

SPOORK Posts: 1,193
8/20/12 11:43 A

Spinner if you're looking for an upright bike.

CHIHAYA SparkPoints: (0)
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8/20/12 2:48 A

Yes, KEITHA. I'm kinda person to write down gym machine model no, download manual from the Internet, and see how I can play with it. Definitely, I would try everything it offers and spend lots of time on it =D

(yes, and... that is me! adding custom HIIT and interval program in your elliptical and stationary bike, and strange "test" profile!)

I'm not familiar with training bike makers much, but some LeMond machines seems really fun too. I wish my gym had those training minded bikes...

DWROBERGE Posts: 361,568
8/20/12 12:22 A

Nordic Track recumbent cycle!

ZRIE014 Posts: 68,176
8/20/12 12:12 A

you can go to sport store to find one, but make sure it is a commercial one

KEITHA39 SparkPoints: (28,261)
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8/20/12 12:10 A


I came very close to ordering that bike. I brought my wife in and told her how cool it was, but said I loved my LeMond. Still, the LeMond doesn't do inclines and descents the same way and you can't program in your ride the same way. All it was missing was the wind in your hair, the bugs in your teeth, and that clean alpine smell.

Even though I told my wife that the LeMond was great, I felt pretty strongly that she'd order it for Christmas or something.

I decided to go to my old cycling forums and Google to see what they thought, knowing that one of them, for sure, would have bought one. Well, I can't recall one review I read that was pleased. Malfunctioning monitors, poor customer service, and the like were common and one, if I'm recalling correctly, was upset that the thing was shipped with two right pedals, instead of a right and a left. In any regard, I called in my wife right away and let her know so she wouldn't get one behind my back.

There went my fantasy. Those TDF ads sure made me want one...badly.

You, like me, probably would've programmed the thing right away to see how hard one of those mountain stages of the Tour really feels. It would have been so fun and interesting.

Edited by: KEITHA39 at: 8/20/2012 (00:13)
JACKIE542 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/19/12 10:08 P

Thank you all. I did go to a sport store all they had set up were recumbent bikes. You have given me great ideas. I will be researching all of them. emoticon

CHIHAYA SparkPoints: (0)
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8/19/12 5:22 A

When I was riding gym bike and watching Tour de France last month, I really wanted this Pro-Form Tour de France 2012 mode!

It looks so high tech! google map link auto incline/decline must be fantastic! emoticon

Edited by: CHIHAYA at: 8/19/2012 (07:21)
AGITATOR1 SparkPoints: (3,959)
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8/19/12 1:01 A

I have the commercial type Schwin Air Dyne in great condition I picked up at a resale store for about $8.

KEITHA39 SparkPoints: (28,261)
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8/19/12 12:23 A

Agreed, my wife has a recumbent Schwinn and loves it. I have a LeMond spin cycle and love it. She doesn't really enjoy the LeMond, but I'm a cyclist and it is much closer to simulating riding a real bike.

I'd do a google search to ascertain which seem to be rated high, as well as to see the types that are available. Then, I'd go to shops where you can try them out, not just for a minute or two, but for a more extended period to see if you like the movement, features, sitting position, and especially the seat.

Some can be several thousand dollars, but that doesn't mean they are worth the extra dough. We had a LifeCycle and both prefer our current favorites to that, even though it was more expensive than both combined, as I recall.

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,406
8/18/12 3:26 P

The BEST would be the one that you are comfortable in, can afford, and has the features you want.
What is best for me may not be best for you.

JACKIE542 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/18/12 1:08 P

Broke my stationary bike. Any ideas for the best one to buy would be appreciated. emoticon

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