One of things that still fascinate me is that every time I think I know every brand in the fitness industry, I’m able to find another. One such brand is Syrinx. There seem to be several manufactures with this particular name, though.
To avoid further confusion, I’m talking about the one that makes exercise bikes. Syrinx indoor cycling bike has gotten some rough critique in the past, so they’ve come up with a new version that is supposed to address most issues.
The old version had several problems regarding sturdiness, handlebars stability, seat adjustment and noise. In this review, we will find out if the 2019 version is worth the asking price.
Features of SYRINX Indoor Cycling Bike
Min-Max Seat Height
32.28" to 37.8"
Min-Max Handlebar Height
39.37" to 42.9"
39.1"L x 18.2"W x 43"H
The frame of the bike is made of SPCC standard steel, TPI high-intensity bearing and triangular structure. It features one heavy-duty 35 lbs (15.9 kg) bidirectional flywheel. The maximum supported weight set by the manufacturer is 280 lbs.
The bike uses a combination of friction infinite resistance system and belt drive system. The resistance can be adjusted via a conveniently located tension knob. Seat is fully adjustable, with 4-way adjustment (forward, backward, up, down), it’s a bit oversized and features good heat dissipation and air permeability with shock absorption.
SYRINX indoor cycling bike features multi-grip handlebars that can be adjusted up and down. They are made of ultra-tough durable vinyl. In the middle you can find a LCD display that provides you with information about your cycling time, distance, speed and calories burned.
Pedals are caged, made of aluminum alloy and have anti-skid design to prevent feet from slipping. They are also removable in case you wish to use your own pedals. Besides the main features, the bike also offers aluminum alloy bottle holder, pure wool felt pad and transportation wheels located at the front base of the bike.
The assembled dimensions are 39.1” x 18.2” x 43” (99.3 x 46.2 x 109 cm) and the empty weight is 73 lbs (33.1 kg). SYRINX spin bike comes with 12-months warranty, 30-day full refund policy and customer support replies within 15 hours of the initial request.
Easy Assembly Goes a Long Way
I’m always glad when I discover that the assembly is a breeze. That is exactly the case with SYRINX indoor cycling bike. The bike comes mostly pre-assembled and every the rest is carefully described in the provided instruction manual.
Basically all you have to do is to attach pedals and tighten the bolts. It shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes, considering that you are not a techie person. SYRINX also sends all the necessary assembly tools along with the bike, so you don’t need to have your own.
The combination of the friction resistance system and belt-drive system make the ride smooth and also very quiet – you can watch TV during the exercise.
Considering the steel construction and 35-lbs flywheel, one would expect more than 280 lbs weight support. I guess the manufacturer had to limit it for safety reasons.
The construction itself is of high-quality and the bike is very sturdy and does not wobble. One might wonder what would happen if a 280-lbs user tried the bike. Unfortunately, I haven’t found any verified review with such user weight.
Regarding the pedals, they are of medium quality with anti-skid design, which makes your feet perfectly safe, but it also prevents you from using it with bare feet (you can try it with bare feet of course but it’s going to hurt). There is one small issue with the pedal attachment to the frame. The bolts should be re-tightened every now and then; otherwise, they may fall-off over time.
The LCD monitor has surprised me in a good way. Most non-commercial bikes use rather cheap-looking monitors that can display only one stat at a time. This is not the case with Syrinx indoor bike. While the LCD does not display all the information at the same time, it provides you with at least two stats, like time and speed.
Pros & Cons
Is Syrinx Indoor Cycling Bike Worth It?
If you don’t mind the limited 280 lbs weight support and missing heart rate monitor, then the bike is definitely worth the asking price. It’s sturdy, quiet, smooth and compact. It basically offers goo value for the money.
If you need something similar, yet with higher weight support, then I’d suggest checking our spin bike guide.