MaxKare Indoor Stationary Cycling Bike Reviewed

Indoor bikes are one of the most desired exercise machines for home gym. The catch is to get the one that suits your needs the best. I’ve reviewed several indoor cycling bikes already and this time,

I’ve taken a closer look at MaxKare Indoor Cycling Bike Trainer. MaxKare brand has been on the market for quite some time and reviewers are often contradicting each other, so here is my review for the product so that you can decide if it’s right for you. As my regular readers know, I’m testing all the equipment either by ordering it (then giving it away after a review) or in a public gym.

MaxKare Indoor Cycling Bike Reviewed

Product Specifications

Product Dimensions (inches)

44 L x 9.3 W x 32 H 

Flywheel Weight

44 Lbs.

Max User Capacity

264 Lbs.

Material

Steel

Drive System

Belt Drive

Warranty

2 Years

When MaxKare spin bike to other products on the market in terms of price, it seems very affordable. It’s in eye-catching yellow and black color but the range of features are what impressed me the most. The bike works with a belt driven mechanism to ensure it is as quiet as possible, no matter how fast you are cycling. Both the seat and handlebars are adjustable and padded with foam to ensure maximum comfort.

The machine works according to how fast you peddle, which makes it ideal for those who are brand new to cycling and those who are more experienced. A screen is included which shows you all the stats you need to be aware of (i.e. distance and speed.) A bottle holder and a mobile phone bracket are included in this cycling bike which are features that some similar products do not have.


Assembly

The assembly took some time, but thanks to the manual, it was pretty straightforward. If you’d prefer a video guide, here it is. The video wasn’t done by me, but it shows all the important details.


Works Like a Charm

MaxKare Indoor Cycling Bike Trainer

The first thing I realized when setting up the MaxKare indoor cycling bike is how smooth the machine actually is.

It is very quiet, which is great as you can use it while watching TV without disturbing anyone in the household. The display works as it should, no argument there.

It tracks all the basic stats like time, speed, distance, calories burned and heart rate thanks to the hand pulse monitor.

The construction is heavy and sturdy, despite its smaller and compact size. You can definitely feel the impact of the 44 lbs flywheel.

It’s heavy and it all feels sturdy and secure. The resistance adjustment via a tension knob is smooth and also conveniently located.

The multi-grip handlebars have good elbow rest area and are generally comfortable on grip. The pedals feel smooth, but otherwise they are pretty standard.

Most user issues come in regard to the seat. There are several complaints regarding the firmness – that it could use more padding. I guess it all depends on how much sensitive your butt actually is.


Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The display on the bike shows speed, distance, calories burned, heart rate and more. It’s really amazing to actually see how much you are improving every time you use the bike.
  • It is very smooth to use and the resistance can be adjusted slightly using your own movements if you require a more intense workout.
  • I am not a huge fan of exercise in general so I found the mobile bracket very handy. You can listen to your music and even watch a movie as you work out which makes the process something that is much more appealing.
  • The bike is heavy and sturdy. It’s obvious that it is made of quality materials. This is backed up by the 44 lbs heavy-duty flywheel – something you can find mostly in commercially-grade spin bikes

Cons

  • The wrench included to put the MaxKare indoor cycling bike together is quite flimsy and not an ideal tool to use, although it does the trick.
  • MaxKare should put a little more effort in regard to packaging. While most were in top condition, several reviewers reported broken / damaged parts.

Conclusion

MaxKare Stationary Bike Belt Drive Indoor...
  • 【44 LBS FLYWHEEL & BELT DRIVEN】44lbs...
  • 【CUSTOMIZE AS YOU】This stationary bike...
  • 【ADJUSTABLE RESISTANCE】The exercise bike...
  • 【LCD MONITOR & IPAD MOUNT】The LCD monitor...

Our rating: 4.5 Star Rating 4.5 / 5

Of course, there are pros and cons to everything and MaxKare indoor cycling bike is not an exception. Personally, I think there are more advantages than drawbacks to this particular spin bike, in fact as you can see, the only con isn’t even about the actual product! Eventually it comes down to what you really expect from a spin bike.

If, for some reason, it doesn’t fit your needs, you can check out similar spin bike with awesome reviews – the pooboo D525. Alternatively, if you are looking for a recumbent bike, make sure to check our guide.