Renouf Fitness for Spin Bikes in Perth.
Spin Bikes and indoor cycle training history.
The word “Spin Bike” and “Spinning” is a company trademark used to describe indoor cycling training, much the same as we refer to Kleenex when we mean facial tissue of any kind. The original Spin bike was designed by a racing cyclist named “Johnny G,” who used this type of training in his garage during the winter months. He and Schwinn went on to design an instructor-lead group exercise class format to market and sell worldwide as Spin classes.
The main reason for the Superiority of Spin Bikes design over the traditional upright bike is the inclusion of a heavier flywheel. Most upright bikes have a flywheel of 4-8kgs where as the recommended weight of spin bikes flywheel is 20kgs. The extra weight of the spin bikes fly wheel allows the user to obtain a higher training intensity level by performing Up hill climbs, out of seat sprints, low speed hi-resistance training and over-all having a similar feel to a road bike in a far safer environment. The extra weight of the spin bikes fly wheel also creates more momentum, extra wheel speed and so extra effort by the user to slow down and control the pedal speed. All in all making for a more intense training session from spin bikes.
Important: When purchasing spin bikes the three most important features to look for are, a) ‘V 121’ frame, to allow set up for correct riding position, b) Belt drive for quiet maintenance free (no greasy chain) and c) a flywheel weight of 20kgs.
Other features that are not as important but still preferable are:
• Sufficient seat adjustment height to suit most user.
• Steel pedals (not plastic).
• Computer to track time, speed, distance and calories.
• Vertical and Horizontal seat and handle bar adjustment.
• High commercial quality three-piece crank.
• Manual screw down brake and resistance system.
• Indoor transport wheels.
Exercising on Spin Bikes is one of the most effective ways to lose body fat, condition the heart and lungs and tone the body. so if you want to take it to the next level check out Renouf Fitness in Osborne Park, Perth or buy online, we ship AUSTRALIA wide.