Even though you're probably thinking there are already enough reviews for indoor exercise bikes, I'm about to add one more into the mix. Today, we'll be taking an in-depth look at the Pyhigh S2 indoor exercise bike and ultimately answering whether or not it's worth buying.
This particular bike is very similar to other indoor cycling bikes, like the ones manufactured by Merax and YOSUDA. However, it has some key differences relating to construction, weight support, resistance systems, and other features, and that’s why the S2 deserves a review of its own.
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PYHIGH S2 Indoor Exercise Bike Reviewed (Key Features)
Min Seat Height
Max Seat Height
Min Handlebar Height
Max Handlebar Height
Construction & Flywheel
The S2 is designed with a 35 pound bidirectional flywheel, which is quite advanced for a non-commercial bike. It features felt pads for smooth adjustable resistance system, and the belt-driven system adds to the smoothness of the ride.
The resistance / tension system is really easy to adjust with a tension knob. I'm not overly impressed with the 280-pound weight capacity; many indoor bikes have a 300+ pound weight limit, and some riders need that extra 20-pound support to comfortably (and safely) ride.
Comfort & Adjustability
The S2 is highly adjustable, so it scores some major points in this department. The cushioned seat is oversized to fit every user that meets the weight limitations and is adjustable vertically and horizontally. This 4-way adjustment accommodates all kinds of user heights.
The handlebars can be adjusted vertically and are covered in a squishy anti-skid material. according to user’s preferences and they are covered in an anti-skid material. The brand recently updated the pedals, including a caged system to keep a rider's feet secure. This is a really nice touch, especially for intense HIIT workouts.
Other Bike Features
The LCD monitor tracks distance, time, speed and calories. It's a fairly small monitor, but it gets the job done when it comes to tracking fitness goals. There's a media tray for storing a tablet or cell phone as well as a water bottle holder to help you stay hydrated.
The base of the bike can be adjusted to fit all kinds of floor types and the front base includes a set of transportation wheels. This is a useful feature considering the bike weighs 79 pounds (35.8 kg). The assembled dimensions are 40.9″ x 21.7″ x 46.1″ (102.1 x 55.1 x 117.1 cm), which is a fairly minimal footprint and great for small gym spaces.
Overall Impressions of the Pyhigh S2 Stationary Bike
The Pyhigh S2 indoor exercise bike is shipped in one box and every part is well packaged. Since everything is more or less pre-assembled, the assembly didn't take me more than 30 minutes. I had no trouble putting this bike together on my own.
Right away I was impressed with the S2's frame, especially considering the affordable price tag. It's sturdy, so I have no doubt that the bike can handle the max weight capacity of 280 pounds. Thanks to the adjustable seat and handlebars, it can fit most people, but if you're taller than 6'1", it might be slightly small for you and you may want to look for an alternative.
The seat is padded and cushioned, and the same goes for the handlebars. The only critique I have about the seat is that it can start to feel tough after long workouts.
I personally feel that the key difference between the Pyhigh S2 and most spin bikes is the noise level. It makes basically no noise thanks to the belt driven system and heavy flywheel. I'm a fan of exercising while watching Netflix, and I never once had to crank the TV's volume up while riding the S2.
However, I did experience a small amount of vibration due to the foot pad pressing against the flywheel, but it's tolerable and barely noticeable.
Even though the aluminum alloy pedal material is standard for indoor exercise bikes, Pyhigh went above and beyond with the caged-pedal design; these cages do wonders for keeping the feet in place. The handlebar material is pretty standard as well, but thanks to the anti-skid cover your hands won’t slide no matter how much you sweat.
The LCD display is small and nothing to rave about. I don't love that it only displays one spec at a time, so you can't track calories, time, distance, etc. simultaneously.
PYHIGH S2 Pros and Cons
As with any other products, Pyhigh S2 indoor exercise bike comes with a lot of pros, but there are also a few cons:
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If you don't mind a firm seat (you can actually replace it) and you are not over 6’1”, then I’d definitely recommend this bike. It is a solid, sturdy, quiet bike that offers some amazing value for money. All in all, I'd have to say that yes, the Pyhigh S2 is worth every penny.
If you would like to get your hands on a quality recumbent bike, I’d suggest checking out the one manufactured by pooboo since Pyhigh doesn't currently offer recumbent models.
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Last Updated on August 19, 2021