Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike Review

Sunny Health and Fitness is one of the most well-known figures in the sport equipment industry. They have produced a number of really strong and reliable exercise bikes and other home-gym equipment. The Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike (SF-B901) is one of their best products in the market right now.

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Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike Features

After comparing reviews and prices on a number of home fitness bikes, I narrowed my choice down to the Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike last month while choosing one for me. I have experimented and analyzed the features and writing this sunny health & fitness pro indoor cycling bike review from my experience.

40-lb Flywheel

The SF-B901 has a relatively heavy flywheel for its chain drive crank. It makes this bike a lot more stable and natural pedal motion. This is very important for stationary bike since using it involves some side-to-side action. Having a heavy enough flywheel makes sure that the SF-B901 does not rock along with you even when you pedal faster and harder. It is like having your equipment braced to the floor. That is the kind of stability that most home users want from their equipment.

Varying Resistance

The SF-B901 allows you to control the resistance by turning a knob. With the price range that the SF-B901 is in, having this capability is an amazing feature.

Cycling is very monotonous and being able to make your exercise sessions more challenging is a great advantage.

The SF-B901 does not have a digitally controlled resistance but having control on the resistance in this price range is great.

Adjustable Seat and Handlebars

Not all bodies are created equal. Chances are; your limbs have a different length than mine, and being able to adjust the seat and handlebars according to your preference is a great thing. Adjusting your padded seat and handlebars allows you to find your optimum setting for comfort and effectiveness.

You have to have a certain level of comfort when working out and as far as stationary bikes are concerned, positioning the seat and handlebars is the best way to do it.

Heavy Duty Drive Mechanism

A heavy flywheel needs an equally heavy drive mechanism. The SF-B901 has relatively thicker chain and a stronger crank to allow you to push the equipment and your body to the limit. With such a heavy-duty mechanism, you can be sure that it will not just snap when you are in the middle of pushing yourself to the limit.

There is nothing worst when you are reaching your limit then suddenly feeling no resistance because the chain snapped. That is when people get into accident and injuries.

275-lbs Weight Capacity

The Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike (SF-B901) can support up to 275-lbs which is where most of the people actually trying to lose weight fall on. With its heavy-duty steel frame, it would not be a surprise if it can support more than that. People often feel weak legs discouraged from working out because the equipment in high and commercial fitness centers looks like they can only support 200 lbs.

With the SF-B901, you can see its strength by simply looking at it. Having that confidence that the equipment you are on can handle you will allow you to focus more on the workout and not on the equipment.

Transport Wheels

A lot of home exercise equipment does not allow their user to move them around because of the weight. With the SF-B901, that is not going to be an issue because it comes with a couple of transport wheels that allows you to push or pull it to any area of your house. This is a great advantage for people with relatively small apartments so that you can move it in front of the TV. when you want and move it to the side when you are done.

Easy Assembly

The SF-B901 is very easy to assemble and should not take more than a couple of hours to put together.Some reviews even mentioned that they were able to put it together within an hour and once done, it performs like a gem. This works well for people who are not very mechanically inclined.

PROS
  • Very stable and has a solid stance
  • Affordable
  • Easy to move around
CONS
  • Squeaky and gets noisier as time goes by.
  • Some design flaws like in the pedals
  • Weak warranty

Final Thoughts

The SF-B901 is a solid product at a very friendly price range of around $$$. It has a 1 year warranty on frame, 90 days on parts, which are a bit short.

However, Sunny health and fitness equipment tends to last for years and years anyway, for the most part. All in all, the SF-B901 is a good buy considering its features and price range.

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