Mark’s Update: York Fitness move fast – it is hard to keep up with their changes sometimes. This one has been unavailable for long enough that I’m assuming it is not coming back. Will keep an eye open of course. In the meantime, there are two alternatives worth listing. One is a budget level bike from the respected York Fitness, which has some nice angles and a glossy black finish. If you are set on a spinning style bike, then the JLL S300 is a fantastic (and popular) model. Check the amazon pages. You’ll find the specs + pics + feedback from previous buyers there:
Summary: A lot of equipment claims pro / gym quality at home gym prices – this is as close as I have seen to that being true (especially with the Amazon discount which was around £200 at the time of writing). This really is a pro bike, it looks great and even has a push-break. Check out the reviews for yourself at Amazon.
Note: This item is not available at amazon at the moment, check out these discounted exercise bikes for many other options!
- Pro level bike from York Fitness
- Gym quality 18kg flywheel
- Fully adjustable for max comfort
- No on board computer
- Bulkier / Heavier than some bikes
Detailed Review of the York SB300 Diamond Indoor Training Exercise Bike
The York SB300, with it’s 18kg cast-iron flywheel and streamlined black and grey steel frame, is a sturdy exercise bike that’s been built to last. It looks professional and you’ll notice how comfortable it is as soon as you sit down. What’s more, it’s compact in size and easy to move around making it a welcome addition to even the smallest home gym.
Designed for all sizes, the saddle can be adjusted horizontally and vertically and the handlebars, also height adjustable, are easy to grip. The SB300 is the perfect bike for anyone seeking a high quality workout, whether a beginner or otherwise.
The heavy duty flywheel is direct chain driven and with smooth, easy adjustment tension control you’ll get to avoid all the bumps you might find on the road and the aches associated with cheaper exercise bikes. It’s very quiet to use and it even has an emergency stop brake system for added peace of mind.
York has a great reputation in the world of fitness and the SB300 is a great addition to the family. It’s more expensive than some models but the price tag is justified by the quality of engineering. There is no on board computer provided with the the SB300, which is odd for a bike like this, but you can easily add one later.
Feedback has been great and everyone has praised the SB300’s rock solid quality. There haven’t been any bumps or wobbles and everyones found the the crank set smooth. The bike is easy to assemble and instructions are provided.
Overall, at this price you won’t find a more solid bike. Cycle every day for years and not only will you see your fitness improve dramatically, but you’ll find the SB300 working just as well as it did on day one.
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