5 Stars By B. Zambito on 2016-06-30
Great Spin Bike for the Price
I'm a spinning instructor but currently focusing on other formats. Because of this, I decided to purchase a decent spin bike. Primarily so I don't loose my endurance or teaching "edge." I did a lot of research, and all good reviews pointed back to this manufacturer for my budget. I decided on this one because it had a belt drive, 40lb flywheel (for a smoother ride), ability to adjust seat height for short people (I'm 5'2), bike computer, and of course the price. I knew that I would need to replace the pedals with SPDs, so I added that onto the total cost and still managed to stay in my budget.
I received it earlier than expected, it took me 30 minutes to put together, and I managed to ride that first day. First, I'm completely satisfied with the bike set up. As I mentioned before, I'm 5'2" and normally have a difficult time with bike set up on budget bikes. Honestly, I was nervous about this since it was so affordable. But... the seat is at perfect hip height, and it's several notches from the bottom. My front knee is in line with the middle of my foot when both feet are parallel to the floor, and there's no more than a 35 degree bend in my knee when my leg is fully extended (bottom of the stroke). It's a very quiet and smooth ride, nice resistance for seated and hill climbs. It's a very sturdy bike, but it's easy to move if needed using the wheels. The "computer" is very basic and it's annoying that you can't track RPMs, but it's angled and easy to read. The seat is what you would expect... uncomfortable. But I've taught on $2,500 bikes that have the same problem... One small thing, but I find it very convenient that the water bottle holder is on the side. There's nothing more distracting than having your water bottle fall off during climbs because the holder is in the middle. Overall, for the price, quality, features, and the ride, this bike gets an A- from me.
4 Stars By Rororoyourboat on 2016-08-08
Great bike: sturdy, very quiet, smooth ride, easy to assemble, wide seat, clock/computer not waterproof!
I was an avid spinner and took classes at my gym until they suddenly shut down on me. I need my daily cardio, and running on pavement everyday is really too much for my joints so I figured I'd just buy my own spin bike. Unlike ellipticals and treadmills, spin bikes don't require extra electricity (my house doesn't have much more wattage power to spare), and don't require huge amounts of space. They are also low impact (great for joints) and run much more quietly than other cardio machines.
I was going to buy the chain drive bike for a slightly cheaper price until last minute I saw someone's Youtube video of them actually riding a Sunny brand chain drive. I could hear the sound of the chain going, which wasn't excessively noisy, but it bothered me enough to change my mind last minute to buy the belt drive model instead, which I've heard is much quieter. I'm glad I did. There is no sound at all except for a slight whooshing sound, from the brake pad rubbing against the wheel. It's very quiet and doesn't bother me at all since it's not a mechanical sound, more of just like a.... natural wind-kind of sound. The ride feels extremely smooth, both during low-resistance sprints, and during very high resistance climbs. I also like the idea of the belt drive over the chain drive because I don't want to have to keep oiling the chain/conditioning it over time since I believe chains require maintenance.
Assembly is surprisingly simple. It took me and my dad less than an hour to put it together, and I probably didn't even need his help (he mostly just helped with carrying the heavy part from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor). All necessary tools are conveniently included. Most of the bike is already pre-assembled and seems pretty sturdy, considering this price range. The resistance knob allows you to add/remove resistance gradually. I've had issues with spin bikes at gyms where I'd turn the knob 1/8th of a turn, and it'd go suddenly from an easy downhill ride to an impossible climb straight away, instead of a gradual slow increase. I'm typically used to riding in a more narrow seat and was surprised at how wide this seat was. Some people may find this more comfortable, but I did not. I guess I have a narrow hip width (?) because the width of the seat is too fat for me and caused me chafing in the inner thighs, right by the groin area. I tried to move the seat as far back as I could, so I'd be seated on the most narrow portion of the seat (to reduce it rubbing against my inner thigh-groin area) but the knotches/shape of the metal bar didn't let me push it back any further. My solution to this was just to take the metal bar out, and re-insert it backwards (shown in my photo) so I could push the seat back an extra 1-2 inches. This repositioning still allows me to screw the knob into the latch/hole, so it's locked in for safety. Felt much more comfortable.
The computer/clock was not an important factor to me but it was nice to have the timer on hand for intervals, and it conveniently came with its own batteries so I gave it a go. I did 1 ride for about 60 minutes and it worked great. The next day it wouldn't turn on at all. I assume this computer is not waterproof, and perhaps my pouring sweat broke the machine. I wish it had come with some sort of not-waterproof warning so I couldve covered it with something... :( The handle bars are shaped in a way so if you have an ipad, you can lean it there and watch things. I only have an iphone, which i put in a small ziplock bag (to protect from my sweat) and take a rubber band and attach it to the middle handlebars and watch spin videos as i ride. Perfect!
Overall I really like this bike and would definitely recommend to others looking for a simple spin bike in this price range. You can do all the traditional spin class moves on it, it is very very quiet (no rattling, no mechanical sounds, and more quiet than the chain drive models), very smooth-feeling ride, assembly is pretty simple. If the computer/clock is important to you, beware--it's not waterproof so keep it dry.
UPDATE (4-5 MONTHS LATER):
The bike still serves it's function well, which is to give me a good workout and the resistance/brake/pedals all still work fine. Nothing has broken or fallen apart on me. (I use the bike about 5-7 hours total/per week, moderate-heavy resistance) However I didn't realize that all my sweating over it would cause many of the screws all over the bike, and various other exposed metal parts to start rusting. I tried to oil those rusted parts with "3-in-1 multpurpose oil" to prevent further damage but the bike seems to need constant greasing. (if anyone can suggest something better, feel free to comment) Also, my bike has started to squawk. The type of noise varies. Sometimes it happens only when i use very heavy resistance and it's literally a very loud deep SQUAWWWK. Sometimes it's a lighter-sounding SQUEEK. Sometimes it happens only on the left pedal stroke. Sometimes only on the right stroke. I don't know exactly what's causing the noise but it's annoying and I don't know how to stop it. I wish there were a more detailed manual included about bike maintenance...
5 Stars By Troy on 2016-03-01
If you get too carried with tension and pedaling fast like I do
I have given this bike a hard core beating with some spin classes for 6 months now. It is still holding up. It lacks a lot of features but for the price I cannot complain. It has your basic features of seat and handle bar height and distance adjustment as well. Of course the tension adjustment as well.
If you get too carried with tension and pedaling fast like I do, your room will start to smell like burnt rubber.
It was delivered quicker than expected, packaged very well and it was easy to assemble.
I would recommend.
5 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2017-01-30
Best indoor bike I have had
Best indoor bike I have had. Set up only took a short time, it is very sturdy and comfortable. I love how easy it is to change the resistance, the pedals are metal and sturdy, not the plastic kind that break in 5 minutes. The handle bars are comfortable and padded. The flywheel runs very smooth, almost zero noise. Everything is very easy to adjust, and the bike is easy to move. I have taught cycling classes before, and I like this bike better than some of the bikes I have used in the gym! Great Product, worth every penny.
5 Stars By Jennifer Smith on 2016-12-06
Better Than I Expected!
Received the item quickly (4 days). The box suggests having two people available to assemble but I am mechanically challenged and had no problem whatsoever with assembly (maybe because it is heavy?) Thanks to clear instructions (even large print on the outside of the box as to the best way to open it) it only took me 45 minutes from the time I brought it inside to assemble it. This is a solid cycle - quiet, comfortable and sturdy for me (I am 5' 6", 123 lbs.) Not a fan of the pedals - it would be nice to have an option to upgrade to SPDs but hoping I can find a set that will work. Will also need to upgrade the monitor but overall this cycle combined with the Peloton app leaves me no reasonable excuse to not get in a daily workout.
5 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2017-03-29
Great bike, great value
I spent weeks going over different upright indoor bikes and decided on this one. I'm not disappointed at all. It was very easy to put together, the hardest part was getting the box up my apartment stairs. I had to together in 30 mins. It's very quiet, very sturdy. I'm on the fence about the seat, even with a gel cover it is still causing some discomfort but I may try swapping it out for a different one...Think it may be too wide. The resistance is good, the screen works well, although I use my Fitbit to get a more accurate calorie burn estimate. I'm 5'7'', 193lbs.
4 Stars By mc on 2017-04-20
Nice and functional spin bike
Good looking spin bike. I like the heft of the disc, and how it feels against the pedals while spinning forwards or back. The speed display is basic but nice. Good to have an idea how far I've gone. The seat and handle bar adjustments seem to be sufficient; I adjust both as needed depending on whether I want to simulate a triathon ride or simply putzing around. Definitely appreciate all the reviews I read. Am glad I didn't spend any more than I did for a Keiser M3 (will gladly use the difference to upgrade my treadmill).
4 Stars By Kimberly Dilaire on 2016-08-11
It's great bike, however the meter that tracks your time
It's great bike, however the meter that tracks your time, heart rate, burned calories, and speed doesn't work and I bought that particular bike, so that I could track that and it doesn't work. A brand new bike!
4 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2017-08-05
Decent Exercise bike for exercise, not for training
The bike is great for spinning during bad weather. It does not have the ability to tell you cadence or wattage, but I expected that. I'm giving it four stars instead of five because the tension on the flywheel isn't repeatable. Doing interval training, or trying to increase the resistance to the same level is all but impossible. This bike does fine for my wife who is less concerned about intervals and is just looking to spin for a bit while watching tv.
5 Stars By smores on 2017-03-25
What a great bike!! Box was a bit damaged when it arrived, but the packaging material inside the box and around bike was fantastic...so no problems. The box was very heavy, but I was able to slide it from my front door into the garage, and I'm a pretty small female. Step by step instructutions are super easy enough for anyone to assemble. It only took me about 45 minutes...that's from pulling out and organizing everything from inside the box to completion. Test drove just this afternoon and it is whisper quiet. Superior materials, too. I have no idea how long it will last, but I can already tell it's a great value. Happy! Happy!!!
4 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2017-03-02
Decent bike, but getting clunking noise from left pedal after 2 rides...
For the price, it's a pretty good bike and super easy to put together. I got it 3 days ago and have done 2 rides so far with the Peloton App. I bought SPD pedals and replaced them with the pedals that come with the bike. Mid-way through my second ride I started getting a clunk noise coming from the left pedal. I've noticed that others have had the same problem, but there doesn't seem to be a sure solution...The only other downside is the resistance is a bit annoying. It takes quite a few cranks to increase/decrease resistance. If anyone has figured out a way to remove the "clunk" noise from the left pedal, please let me know!!
5 Stars By Roger Haley on 2017-05-16
This bike is great for the price
This bike is great for the price. It is really heavy duty and study. Very compact as well, fits behind a chair nicely in our small living room.
The bike is very quiet. When my wife is on it, I can't even tell shes riding. She has every day for a while and no problems.
No real complaints about the bike. Great for beginners but also seems great for experts as well.
5 Stars By Matthew Horn on 2016-10-04
but the handlebars do make a great display for my iPad to watch free spin videos ...
Honestly I was afraid that it was going to break since it was on the cheaper side and I'm a fairly big guy at 6' and 240 lbs. It is still cranking along. I need to install one of those car phone holders on it, but the handlebars do make a great display for my iPad to watch free spin videos on YouTube. I have swapped the pedals between the ones that it comes with and some Shimano clip-ins a couple times and the threads are still great!
5 Stars By Shao on 2015-12-19
I love this bike
I love this bike, it is so quiet and stylish. Before this, I purchased one other brand from local store, it was so noise, sounds like scratching, so we returned that one. We looked this at 2DayDeliver, just a few reviews but all positive, so we decided to try this. It turns out: just great!
5 Stars By Mr. Mike on 2017-02-06
The belt drive system is super quiet and clean
The belt drive system is super quiet and clean. This bike and model is sturdy and well made. The computer keeps track of speed, time, distance and calories and is simple to set up and use. I am happy with this purchase.
4 Stars By Pony on 2015-10-21
the shipping is amazing. It was pretty much overnighted to me
So I was between a few different Sunny Models for a spin bike. I've had the bike for about 1 week now, and have used it twice.
First, the shipping is amazing. It was pretty much overnighted to me. I was very excited to try this out, but the box is heavy! Just under 100 lbs.
Unboxes was easy, but there was a hole in the box (side dent), after inspecting the contents, nothing was harmed.
Sliding out the box, the bike is broken down in a few pieces, but the main piece, with the flywheel and frame, is the heaviest piece.
If you're moving the bike somewhere (through floors or something), carry it piece by piece.
Assembling was easy. All tools and instructions were clear, and I got it done with my dad in under 30 minutes.
Using the bike:
First, there were some stability problems with this bike. I've used plenty at gyms, but this one has two wobbles. The handlebars are a bit shaky because the slider portion doesn't hold the bars tight.
The seat is also a bit wobbley when I was riding.
Doing my jumps, I felt the bike shift a bit. I readjusted so the bike was even, but it felt slightly unstable on the harder ride.
However, the great things about this bike:
It's quiet. Belt drive is like a little swishing sound and that's all.
The seat isn't terrible, but it's definitely nicer on my butt than the ones in the gym.
It's solid/heavy wheel is really nice. Gives a smooth ride.
The little tracker is a nice addition. Tracks everything pretty accurately. (Compared the calorie burn to my FitBit HR and they were only a few cals off). The distance might be overstepping, but that isn't important to me.
Overall, I'm happy with the purchase. I do wish it felt more stable, but I think with some tweaking, it should be fine.
Gives me a great workout, the front wheels let me move it easily, and it was a lot cheaper than the couple extra hundred on top of this one some others cost.
5 Stars By Andrew on 2017-02-12
This bike is amazing! My wife and I have had it for about 3 months now and both average 4-5 workouts a week on it. Awesome awesome bike that's shown no issues for us and was pretty easy to put together.
5 Stars By Leah Hughey on 2017-07-11
I am satisfied with this little spin bike
I am satisfied with this little spin bike. I use it a couple of times a week for some light cardio. I am not a cyclist nor do I attend spin classes. I am a powerlifter who does not do a lot of cardio. 15-20 minutes a few times a week at a challenging resistance, on top of lifting heavy, is enough to keep me in great shape.
5 Stars By Sade A. on 2017-02-07
I am very pleased with my purchase- The bike came pre-assembled for the ...
I am very pleased with my purchase- The bike came pre-assembled for the most part and my 13 year old son put the other pieces (Handle bars, seat, pedals and the monitor) together in about 40 minutes. I had done a lot of research and read several reviews on the right spin bike because I am not a cyclist enthusiast and just needed something at home to get fit and lose weight. In fact, I initially opted for the Schwinn version with the fancy monitor board that came equipped with all the programs and bells and whistles. But after reading the reviews on all the issues with the monitor, I decided to go for something simpler and figure out the workouts on my own and plus You tube has a whole bunch of videos you can follow for a varied Spin session. So I am very happy with my decision. Sunny Health has a winner with this bike- It's a very strong firm bike with no noise and the little monitor that comes with it will suffice.It gives you Time,Speed, Distance and Calories. The seat is also pretty comfy and I especially appreciate that because I have a little junk in my trunk.
4 Stars By Kayla billups on 2017-04-27
The bike is nice and it gets put together fairly quick
The bike is nice and it gets put together fairly quick. I did it in about an hour. The seat is uncomfortable but I think maybe all bikes are.. haha. I like that I can track my calorie and distance on the little computer. My complaint is the pedal is making a click noise now and the wheel is screeching when the resistance is on which really affects how I workout. But for the first week it ran SO smooth. Overall I still like the bike. It doesn't move at all when I am really spinning fast and standing. Go ahead and buy with confidence :) the price is good!