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Cycling bike In the test: the latest indoor cycling bikes

The days are getting shorter - and bad weather is now the rule rather than the exception. So:

High season for home fitness equipment such as ergometers and indoor cycling bicycles, on which over 6.6 million Germans are already exercising at home.

The modern devices have had nothing in common with their martial, wobbly predecessors from the 70s for a long time. You score with individual Setting options, sleek design, sophisticated Exercise programs and digital accessories. On behalf of Sport-Tiedje, Europe's largest specialist market and online mail order company for home fitness equipment, the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) tested seven of the most popular indoor bikes.

  • One group of athletes and one group of scientific experts rode the indoor bicycles intensively, checked and rated them.

The results held surprises in store. The phrase “quality has its price” was essentially confirmed. The fact that the price does not have to be unaffordable is one of the reassuring findings of the test.

Conclusion: two bikes with
Top grades!

There are two test winners in the indoor bike category: the LeMond Revmaster Pro and the Life Fitness Lifecycle GX win with an overall grade of 1.8. (It was assessed according to the school grades: 1 = very good, 2 = good, etc.) Both were the only ones to achieve Indoor bikes in the four test categories

  • Device resistance (pedal feel & concentricity)
  • Ergonomics (comfort)
  • Adjustment options (saddle & handlebar)
  • Security (stability)

top placements in each case. The Revmaster Pro was able to convince above all with the best concentricity of all test devices, the lowest noise development and the best handling during the training. At the Life Fitness Lifecycle GX The athletic testers particularly liked the high level of training comfort, which is decisive due to the grip variations during Trainingsand the convenience of the saddle was shaped.

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Basically, the midfield also delivers solid result from. Although the devices offer a little less training comfort than the top-placed ones, the price is also significantly lower. A good training result can be achieved with all test participants. Only the seventh place falls slightly with the - compared to the belt drive - outdated chain drive and less stability.

For fitness fans who want to go indoors in the winter season bicycle want to change, it is advisable to try out the devicesto test ergonomics and find the best device for your body. One of the must-haves should be a high one Flywheel, height Steadfastness, if possible variable handlebar and saddle settings as Emergency brake and Height adjustment counting.

1st place: LeMond Revmaster Pro

Rating athletes

Device resistance 2.0

Ergonomics 2.5

Setting options 2,3

Security 1.8

Assessment expert

Assembly / construction / maintenance 2.0

Ergonomics / concentricity 1.0

Equipment 1.5

Processing 1.0

Conclusion of the FIT FOR FUN editorial team: Overall rating: 1.8: The test winner particularly impressed with its very good workmanship, precise concentricity and the lowest level of noise. For ambitious bikers who like to train at home when it gets cold and wet outside.

2nd place: Life Fitness Lifecycle GX

Rating athletes

Device resistance 2.1

Ergonomics 2.4

Setting options 2.4

Security 2.0

Assessment expert

Assembly / construction / maintenance 1.7

Ergonomics / concentricity 1.0

Equipment 1.5

Processing 1.0

Conclusion of the FIT FOR FUN editorial team: Overall grade: 1.8: A very well made indoor bike with a very sporty design. Good setting options and ergonomic values ​​make it easier to adapt to multiple users - but this also has its price.

3rd place: Taurus IC 90 Pro

Rating athletes

Device resistance 2.7

Ergonomics 2.6

Setting options 2.2

Security 2.4

Assessment expert

Assembly / construction / maintenance 1.7

Ergonomics / concentricity 1.0

Equipment 1.5

Processing 1.0

Conclusion of the FIT FOR FUN editorial team: Overall rating: 1.9: A very stylish indoor bike with a very good price-performance ratio that can keep up with the top bikes in terms of workmanship and ergonomics. Only with the resistance evaluation one has to accept slight compromises.

Rating athletes

Device resistance 2.6

Ergonomics 2.6

Setting option 2.2

Security 2.1

Assessment expert

Assembly / construction / maintenance 1.7

Ergonomics / concentricity 2.0

Equipment 1.5

Processing 2.0

Conclusion of the FIT FOR FUN editorial team: Overall grade: 2.1: The Taurus also convinces with a very stylish design with a distinctive flywheel. Nevertheless, you have to make slight compromises in terms of device resistance on this bike.

5th place: Kettler Speed ​​5

Rating athletes

Device resistance 2.2

Ergonomics 2.9

Setting option 2.9

Security 1.6

Assessment expert

Assembly / construction / maintenance 1.7

Ergonomics / concentricity 2.0

Equipment 2.0

Processing 2.0

Conclusion of the FIT FOR FUN editorial team: Overall rating: 2.2: With the Speed ​​5, the home fitness equipment manufacturer Kettler has launched a solid indoor bike that, with its sporty design, detracts from the somewhat average ergonomic values ​​and setting options.

Rating athletes

Device resistance 2.6

Ergonomics 2.7

Setting options 3.0

Security 2.4

Assessment expert

Assembly / construction / maintenance 1.7

Ergonomics / concentricity 2.0

Equipment 1.5

Processing 2.0

Conclusion of the FIT FOR FUN editorial team: Overall rating: 2.2: The indoor bike with the absolute best price-performance ratio. A good recommendation for beginners who are still unsure how intensively they will use the indoor bike.

Rating athletes

Device resistance 4.6

Ergonomics 3.9

Setting options 3.8

Security 4.1

Assessment expert

Assembly / construction / maintenance 2.0

Ergonomics / concentricity 2.0

Equipment 1.5

Processing 2.0

Conclusion of the FIT FOR FUN editorial team: Overall rating: 3.0: With an overall rating of 3.0, this indoor bike is at the end of the products tested and was not very convincing.
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