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 Trainer Features & Specs
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.
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.
Working Like a Charm
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
Our 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 D505. Alternatively, if you are looking for a recumbent bike, make sure to check our guide.