Have you finally decided that you want to settle for an indoor exercise bike? But which one should you get? In this review, I will walk you through the features and pros and cons of Ideer Life exercise bike.
The problem with exercise bikes is that a beginner does not know what to expect from an indoor bike. Should it have a steel frame? Is LCD display a must? If yes, what should it include? Will it fit in my home gym? The list of endless questions goes on.
Luckily for you, I’ve done a thorough review of Ideer Life indoor bike, so let’s get to it.
Features – What Should You Expect?
Ideer Life exercise bike comes with a lot of great features, from adjustable seat to multi-functional LCD monitor.
- Made of Heavy-duty steel frame
- Flywheel weight: 24.3 lbs (11.02 kg)
- Unit weight: 57.32 lbs (26 kg)
- Unit dimensions (assembled): 53.15 x 21.65 x 45.27 inches (135 x 55 x 115 cm)
- Max user weight: 280 lbs (127 kg)
- Transmission system: Belt drive (smooth and quiet drive)
- LCD monitor functions: scan, speed, time, distance, RPM, calories, pulse
- Adjustable seat and handlebars
- Rubber foam paddle handle bars
- 1 Year Warranty
Assembly & Packaging
The bike is shipped in one box, which weighs about 58 lbs. Ideer does an excellent job with packaging, since the bike comes mostly pre-assembled. Basically all you have to do is to put on the handlebars, seat and paddles and then make the adjustments specifically for you. It should not take you more than 30 minutes.
Contents of the package:
- Exercise bike
- Plastic foot set
- User manual
Sturdy Construction Goes a Long Way
Once you have the bike adjusted, you should test it out. The entire construction is sturdy and strong. I’m pleased to report to see that handles can be adjusted from 25.6 inches (65 cm) from the floor to 31.5 inches (80 cm), however, the handlebars cannot be tilted back, towards the rider, which is a con, especially for taller people. The handlebars are welded to one horizontal position into the frame and they are quite far-out, which means you have to lay down a bit to reach them. Because of this fact alone, I believe the manufacturer focused more on racing positions rather than simple upright position.
The seat of Ideer Life exercise bike can be adjusted vertically, but also horizontally. If you are average-sized, the default settings might work for you. The online reviews about the noise level of the Ideer exercise bike were correct. The belt-driven system is much quieter than standard chain-driven systems. No argument there.
The bike comes with a knob to adjust the resistance, so the monitor will tell you the amount of tension that is being used. Another cool fact is that you can do stand-up cycling on this bike without any problems.
What this bike misses is a water holder. You either have to mount an external one or simply have the bottle of water on the ground next to the bike.
The LCD display comes with everything that you need, from speed and distance to burned calories. It is easy to adjust and large enough to check the numbers from the back of the room (not sure why would anyone want to do that, though).
Pedals are large enough and comfortable, your feet will not slip from them, but considering their design they are built to use shoes / sneakers on them and not bare feet.
That’s about it.
Pros and Cons
Armed with all the information from above, let’s sum up the pros and cons of the bike.
Final thoughts on Ideer Life Exercise Bike
4.5 / 5
There goes my review of the Ideer Life indoor bike. Would I recommend it? I absolutely would. Despite the few presented cons, this is one sturdy, comfortable and affordable indoor exercise bike with the LCD display that offers more than an average individual could desire.
If you would like to get something where you can rest your back, I’d suggest checking our recumbent bike guide. Alternatively, if you still want a spin bike but maybe something of a commercial quality, then check out the C505 by pooboo.