We like to think of bike riding as a skill that, once mastered, “you never forget.” That said, there is still some value to relearning how to do things, especially when it can make for a more worthwhile experience. Such is the case with the best state of the art stationary bikes on the market. It isn’t “learning how to ride a bike” all over again, but rather relearning what’s possible and what you can and should expect from the best stationary bike riding experiences. Such is the case with the Funmily Indoor Exercise Bike.
As the name would imply, this is a bike that tries to sell stationary bikes as fun for the whole family. Can this stationary bike live up to that lofty goal, and is it worthy of a place in your family workout room at home?
Features of FUNMILY Indoor Exercise Bike
One of the most important things to look for in any exercise bike is how well its frame holds up. The last thing you want to have to worry about while riding is whether the bike itself will crack or fall apart under your weight. That means you’ll want to pay close attention to both the overall sturdiness and construction of the bike as well as its overall carrying capacity.
In this regard, the Funmily Indoor Exercise Bike passes with flying colors. It boasts a 330 lb weight capacity, which is above average and a definite boon for riders in higher weight classes. While no one should ever be shamed over their weight, if you are over 280 lbs and are looking for a bike that can easily accommodate your weight while you ride and get back into shape, the Funmily Indoor Exercise Bike may be a good affordable option. As for the build itself, this model is well-built, features a VA structure, and has an SGS certification to attest to its sturdiness.
This bike also comes with a well-padded seat that can easily be adjusted to suit riders of different heights. The seat features four-way adjustability and can dissipate heat, so you won’t have to worry about sitting on “the hot seat” while riding.
The pedals feature an anti-skid design and are adjustable, as are the handlebars.
You can increase or decrease resistance with a twist of a knob.
This model also features an LCD heart rate monitor. This monitor can also keep track of the time you have spent pedaling, how fast and how far you have traveled, your pulse, approximately how many calories you have burned, and other essential stats.
Do you have to move and want to take your bike with you? No problem. This model comes with special wheel transportation, making it that much easier to wheel into and out of a room.
Finally, it comes with a little gift phone bracket, which can make it easier to attach a phone so you can listen to music or podcasts while riding.
One of the worst ways for a riding experience to go wrong is by emerging from your time on the bike with a sore backside. Riding a stationary bike can offer many kinds of experiences, but pain and embarrassment should never be among them. That’s why one of the best upsides of the Funmily Indoor Exercise Bike is its soft yet firm padded seat. It provides comfort as well as support, allowing you to ride the bike for a long time without feeling sore afterward.
The multidirectional flywheel, which is at the core of the model’s resistance system, is solid. It is easy to adjust and runs quite smoothly. While this bike is not perfectly silent in the way that many magnetic bikes are, it is definitely on the quiet side. You never want to wake up or disturb others while riding. If this is a primary concern of yours, then this is a good bike to choose if you want one that runs quietly without having to spring for the higher prices that magnetic bikes typically fetch.
The fact that the model is so easily adjustable is a definite plus, and something that contributes greatly to the “Funmily” idea of it being “fun” (or at least exercise-ready) for the whole family. By making the seat so easily adjustable, people of different heights can ride after one another without feeling uncomfortable. That being said, some riders over six feet tall have still found the bike to be a bit small.
The inclusion of a monitor is nice. The LCD screen is clear and readable, and it does a good job of displaying statistics while you’re riding. That said, monitors are becoming more and more common with bikes and are no longer as novel as they once were. What’s more, the screen included here is not as advanced as the screens on some of the latest exercise bikes. That said, given the streamlined and more accessible nature of this bike, the inclusion of a monitor is welcome, and for what it is, it accomplishes its job well.
Pros and Cons
Conclusion – Is FUNMILY Indoor Exercise Bike Worth Your Money?
So, where does that leave us?
Our rating: 4.2 / 5
This bike is a good example of the importance of tempering your opinion against your expectations. Knowing what to expect with this bike is key to getting the most out of it.
If you are expecting the most cutting edge stationary bike on the market, you’ll likely be disappointed by this model.
However, if you are looking for a highly accessible, affordable, sturdy, streamlined and overall positive exercise bike experience, you’re likely to receive this bike a lot more warmly.
While this may not be a bike that teaches you “how to ride a bike” all over again, this model does a good job of making you glad that you are able to do so in the first place, providing an overall positive workout.