Usage: Full Commercial Use and Home Use
Resistance Type: Friction resistance and braking
Drive Type: Chain drive giving authentic outdoor cycle feel
FlyWheel Weight: 21kg
Hub Type: Free Wheel
Console: Joule 3.0 console showing:
* Training zones
* Current heart rate zone
* Current RPE zone
* Current revolutions per minute (rpm)
* Average rpm
* Maximum rpm
* Heart rate
* Current beats per minute (bpm)
* Average bpm
* Maximum bpm
* Heart rate percentage of maximum or threshold
* Current percentage
* Average percentage
* Maximum percentage
* Current miles per hour (mph) or current kilometers per hour (kph)
* Average mph or average kph
* Maximum mph or maximum kph
* Ride time
* Total miles or kilometers
* Wireless data transfer
Dimensions (H x W x L): 85 x 33 x 120 cm
Max. User Weight: 136 kg
Product Weight: 63 kg
Pedals: Not supplied as standard - all pedals will fit
Bottle Holder: 2 bottle holders located on handlebars
Hub: Freewheeling hub lets you stop pedaling and coast whenever your pace dictates to recover between efforts.
Stability: Stable platform for sprinting workouts or hill climbs
Adjustment: Four points of adjustment to duplicate the fit of your outdoor bike.
Handlebar: Road-style handlebars to recreate the feel of your road bike. Adjusts horizontally and vertically for maximum comfort
Seat: Gel coated seat adjusts horizontally and vertically for best fit and maximum comfort
Adjustment Handles: Metal for durability
Wheels for transportation: Easy to move in the house
Warranty: Lifetime on the frame / 2 year wear items / 1 year electronics
Our Review of the CycleOps Indoor Cycle Range
The CycleOps range has four models Ė 100 Pro; 200 Pro; 300 Pro andÖgo on, take a guess. Yes Ė thatís right the top of the range model is the 400 Pro. The point to note is that the bike is exactly the same for each model Ė itís the level of technology that changes as you move up the range. For example, the 100 Pro doesnít have a console whilst the 400 Pro has a console that will automatically control the resistance of your bike based on a pre-defined program.
With this in mind, weíve reviewed the CycleOps 200 Pro but most of our comments apply equally as well to the other models in the range. Just check the console options on each model before deciding which model is the right one for you.
How Easy is the Indoor Cycle to Build?
Itís a very different looking bike that most of the others available in the UK but itís assembled in pretty much the same way. Stabiliser bars; seat assembly; handlebar assembly; (optional) console and pedals. All of these components go together very well, primarily because of the excellent quality of the individual parts. Note that the bike is supplied without pedals as standard (if youíre wondering why, itís because CycleOps is from the outdoor cycle world rather than the fitness world and all top outdoor bikes are supplied without pedals Ė theyíve carried this through to their range of indoor cycles). All standard pedals will fit.
What are the first impressions?
We think that the CycleOps range of indoor cycles look fantastic. The design and attention to detail really do take some beating:
- Itís easy to adjust and itís the closest feel to an outdoor cycle of any indoor bike that weíve tried. Thatís perhaps not surprising because (as we mentioned above) CycleOps are from the outdoor cycle world.
- Build quality is excellent
- The bike is easy to move because of the transport wheels on the rear stabiliser bar, so you can move it out of the way when you've finished using it.
- Heavy and well balanced flywheel gives a smooth ride
- Chain drive is surprisingly quiet - the alignment of the crank and flywheel is just about perfect so the chain is much quieter than on lower quality bikes
- The console is excellent with a wealth of data available for you to transfer to your computer (cable supplied with bike)
What's it like to ride?
If youíre an outdoor cyclist then this bike moves things on to another level. It really is the closest thing to an outdoor cycle that you can get, and if you choose the right console option you can gather some great training data:
- The resistance works extremely well which enables you to make the workout as easy or hard as you like, and of course you can vary this resistance during your workout by turning the adjuster knob as you cycle (note that on the 400 Pro, the resistance is controlled via the console).
- At high speeds and/or resistance, when you're putting more strain on the bike, it still feels very stable and solid. There's no frame distortion which demonstrates the qualiity and strength of the frame.
- Itís a free-wheel bike so you need to make sure that youíve got a good level of resistance applied. Once youíre used to this itís great to cycle.
- Because itís chain driven you get a vibration through the pedals that you donít get with belt drive bikes. This is usually popular with outdoor cyclists because it makes the ride feel more authentic.
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Anything else to add?
If youíre an outdoor cyclist looking to train indoors during bad weather; training for an event; or just simply want the best possible bike to get fit on then this really could be the bike for you.
Itís just a great bike Ė it looks great; rides great and the console gives really good information.
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