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Best Fitness BFSB5 Chain Drive Indoor Cycling Bike

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Best Fitness BFSB5
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40 lbs44 x 20 x 44101 lbs275 lbs5 years frame
1 year parts
1 year electronics
90 days labor

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Guaranteed to promote rapid fat-blasting while improving your overall lung and heart capacity, the Best Fitness BFSB5 Spin-Style Bike is one of Best Fitness’ most prized indoor cycles- and for good reason. Indeed, the BFSB5 is one of the rare fitness equipment that successfully marries affordability to professionalism, which means that you will be able to indulge in gym-quality workouts at no cost. Best of all, this particular spin bike closely mimics club-quality ones and is easy enough to be operated by users of various levels- whether you’re a newbie or veteran.

One single spinning session can easily help athletes lose anything between 300 to 1200 calories per hour. The exact amount does depend on a few factors such as your age, weight, gender, fitness and resistance levels.

Product SpecificationsBFSB5_280

  • Product dimensions: 44 x 20 x 44”
  • Product weight: 101lbs
  • Machine footprint: 3 x 4’ usage area
  • Flywheel weight: 40lbs
  • Operating system: Chain Drive System
  • Transport wheels: Yes
  • Maximum User capacity: 275lbs

Features and Ease of Use

The BFSB5 boasts of a weighted 40 pounds heavy flywheel which ensures that the bike remains completely into place, in spite of its rather diminutive frame. Now this is the same than what you’ll find on the similarly-priced Bladez Fusion Gs, and definitely more than the offered the Spinner Pace, and even the best-seller Schwinn IC2. Since the flywheel is heavier than average, it also draws every single muscle of your body in your exercise session and that does include the arms and waist- two areas which are often neglected by lighter flywheels.

This particular spin bike is equipped with most of the latest features and systems such as the top braking mechanism which will undoubtedly enhance its durability. Thanks to this system, users can easily expect the BFSB5 to last for several decades with minimal care and maintenance.

Another handy feature that users will appreciate is the chain drive system: this does not merely provide a smooth and more realistic workout but chain drive systems also ensure a whisper-quiet workout, hence leaving athletes free to indulge in other activities like watching movies or listening to music as they pedal away.

As far as comfort is concerned, athletes will be able to benefit from a thickly padded seat that keeps the much-dreaded albeit all-too-common biker’s burn at bay. By the same token, the BFSB5 indoor cycle features a vertically and horizontally adjustable seat, making it entirely suitable to people of varying heights. The same applies for the handlebars: since these can be vertically adjusted, athletes can easily avoid lower back pain from constantly straining and leaning towards the handles.

The BFSB5 does not claim a lot of floor space and therefore suits people with limited space. Best of all, thanks to the transport wheels, it can easily be transferred from room to room. In fact, athletes who get tired of working out within the four walls of the house can even occasionally wheel the BFSB5 to the patio or backyard and work out in the great outdoors.

Assembly and Parts

The BFSB5 spin bike was fairly easy to put together. It did however, require quite a bit of time. In fact, I needed around 1 hour to 1.20 hour to join all the different pieces. While the boxed set did include an instructions manual, I personally did not find it to be overly helpful which resulted in a lengthier assembly process. On the plus side, however, the machine also came with all the necessary parts, accessories, knobs, screws and other tools required to join the different parts.

About the Company

With an aim to help their customers avoid excessive gym fees, Best Fitness prides itself on providing some of the most professional, albeit affordable fitness equipment that will help users maintain a good level of health. Committed to excellence, this company is known for the excellent quality and longevity of its products. While Best Fitness does provide an exceptional line of club-quality spin bikes, it also manufactures several types of gym systems, free weights, elliptical trainers, treadmills, rowing machines, as well as a plethora of items designed to core or resistance training.

Drawbacksbest fitness spin bike

The BFSB5 is only limited to users weighting 275lbs, something that can hinder overweight or obese users. One user also complained of the lack of more luxurious amenities such as a water bottle holder, mp3 dock, in-built fan and other such items. A couple of customers also deplored the lack of an LCD screen which meant that they had to manually keep track of the number of calories burned, elapsed time and other such data.

A Sturdy and Reliable Spinning Bike

All in all, we really liked this model’s features and performance. However, it’s worth mentioning that, when it comes to features, the BFSB5 is very similar to same-price model Sunny SF-B1002C, thus we recommend also taking a look at that it before choosing.

While it does have a couple of downsides, the Best Fitness BFSB5 Spin Bike does not, in any way, hinder your workout. Reliable and sturdy, this item can easily help you shed those stubborn pounds with minimal efforts.This model is readily available on Amazon and is covered by a warranty of 90 days on labor, one year on the parts and five years on the frame.