The S7 is very similar to cycles you will find in the gym, most notably in its design and color. It is a classic example and blends of all that you would ever need in a spin bike to be successful. If you are already comfortable with an S7 or a similar version at the gym, then having one in your home would more ideal and favorable to your schedule.
The S7 relies more on mechanics than electronics to operate, and that’s where its simplicity lies. The seat is adjustable horizontally and vertically while the handlebars are only maneuverable on the vertical. This aspect about the handlebars will no doubt deter some customers, and the holes within the metal to set your preferred height may not be exactly what you want. For this reason, many riders suggest that anyone looking to purchase the bike be 6’0” tall or less.
A unique feature of the S7 is its inclusion of four levelers, enabling the rider to position the bike on the uneven ground and keep it from rocking side to side. Some riders may be familiar with this irritating feature of spin cycles if they’re in the heat of a workout. The levelers will leave customers satisfied that their bike will remain as faithful to the word “stationary” as possible.
The bike does generate a lot of noise. This is because the flywheel weighs 35 pounds and is pulled by a chain that is not too dissimilar from ones you’ll find on a road bike. While it does mimic the noise of an outside bike, the S7 is not designed to mimic outside conditions like the Schwinn does.
A feature that riders will appreciate is the covered handlebars, which resist the effects of sweat and even help prevent friction build up on your hands if they always move on the handlebars during workouts.
If you’re not happy with the shape and fixture of the bike seat, the S7 is compatible with most standard bike seats, so simply slip the original one off for one of your choosing. The question of seat comfort usually depends on the rider’s preference, so don’t feel compelled to stick with the seat that comes with the bike.
Electronics and Mechanics
Unlike the previous bikes, we looked over that had magnetic or electronic resistance systems, the S7 has a mechanical knob in the middle of the bike to adjust resistance level. This does not affect the life or durability of the machine, as it just means that you won’t be using a touch screen to control the way the bike feels. However, like the handlebars adjustment, it means you’ll have to make some proper adjustments before you feel comfortable with the resistance you have.
The S7 has no onboard computer system, but it is compatible with the Spinning BIO HR Wireless Computer which comes separately, though Amazon usually bundles it together with the cycle in a single purchase.
The S7 is one of the cheapest indoor cycles on our list and is constructed with the idea that it will it remain its rider’s only bike for a long time. Little maintenance needs to be done besides minor check-ups as with all cycles. If you’re not looking for anything fancy but are okay with the noise generated by this cycle, then it could be the economical and accessible option for you.