One of the newer fancy-looking exercise bikes has recently caught my attention. Its design actually reminds me of something from near-future or science fiction. I’m talking about Dripex indoor exercise bike.
This is a non-commercial home-gym use indoor bike that seems to have rather pleasant features, considering the price point. Its unique futuristic design and the combination of red and black colors would make it a perfect gift for a Sith lord from the Star Wars universe.
Jokes aside, if you love the design as much as I do, let’s check its features and pros and cons and see if it’s indeed worth the asking price.
Features of Dripex Indoor Exercise Bike
Min-Max Seat Height
Min-Max Handlebar Height
40" to 45.33"
40″L x 21″W x 40″H
As you have probably checked on the picture, it uses dual protective cover design, which also looks stylish.
The bike uses friction setup with infinite resistance and belt drive system and is equipped with a bi-directional flywheel. Resistance can be adjusted via an adjustment knob. It features a multi-functional LCD that allows you to monitor time, distance, speed, calories burned and heart rate thanks to the hand-pulse monitors that are positioned on the handlebars.
The bike’s frame is made of steel and supports 330 lbs of weight (149.7 kg). It is also fully adjustable, the multi-grip handlebars have 6 different adjustment settings for various user heights, while the seat has 8 different adjustment levels.
Pedals are made of aluminum alloy and have adjustable straps for maximum comfort and safety. There is a wool felt brake pad which makes the emergency stop to work on time. The bike is also equipped with small front wheels for easy transportation.
The assembled dimensions are 40″L x 21″W x 40″H (101.6 x 53.3 x 101.6) and the empty weight is 53 lbs (24 kg).
Easy Assembly Goes a Long Way
Let’s start with the assembly. I’m pleased to report that it is quite easy. All you have to do is to screw and tighten 4 bolts for the handlebars, 4 bolts for the base feet and 4 bolts for the pedals.
One thing to note is that he left pedal needs to be screwed counter-clockwise. The instruction manual, bolts and installation tools are included with the bike. All-in-all it shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes.
The Dripex indoor exercise bike works as it should in most ways, the LCD monitor does the job, but displays only one stat at a time. Also the manufacturer does not specify the weight of the flywheel, but it should be 14 lbs (6.4 kg) – if you need to know for sure, then I’d suggest checking that with Dripex directly.
Full adjustability allows users of all heights to enjoy the smooth and silent ride. Considering the non-commercial quality, I was pleasantly surprised to see aluminum alloy pedals, instead of plastic ones.
Note: If you would like to know the maximum supported user height, then you’ll have to check that with the manufacturer, as it is not a public information.
The empty weight is 53 lbs, which is pretty lightweight. This is both a pro and con. It’s easily transportable, but it can also get wobbly for heavy-weight people. However, I’ve checked online verfied reviewers and so far people didn’t have a problem with the sturdiness.
Pros & Cons
Conclusion – Is Dripex Indoor Exercise Bike Worth It?
If you do not mind the metric system of the display (maybe they have miles’ version now) and rather simple LCD monitor, then this bike is definitely worth getting. I personally love the red-and-black futuristic design. If you believe I missed some particular information, don’t hesitate to get back to me.
If you would rather like to get something of a commercial grade, then I’d suggest checking pooboo C505 commercial spin bike.