August 05, 2023 5 min read
Here are some additional tips for setting up an indoor bike:
Once you have adjusted the bike, take a few minutes to ride it and make sure that you are comfortable. If you are not, make further adjustments until you are.
Here are some common problems that people have with indoor bikes and how to fix them:
There are many different digital apps that can be used with indoor bikes. Some of the most popular apps include:
The best console or digital app for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. If you are looking for a basic console that simply displays your workout metrics, then a basic console may be a good option for you. If you are looking for a console with more features, such as pre-programmed workouts or the ability to connect to a heart rate monitor, then a feature-rich console may be a better option. If you are looking for a console that is connected to the internet and can be used to access a variety of digital apps, then a smart console may be the best option for you.
The best type of pedal for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. If you are looking for a simple and easy-to-use pedal, then a flat pedal may be a good option for you. If you are looking for a pedal that provides more power transfer, then a toe clip or clipless pedal may be a better option. If you are not sure which type of pedal is right for you, I recommend talking to a cycling expert or trying out different types of pedals to see what you prefer.
Here is a table that summarises the features of each type of pedal:
|Type of Pedal||Features|
|Flat pedals||Easy to get on and off, can be used with any type of shoe|
|Toe clips||Keeps your foot in place, provides more power transfer than flat pedals|
|Clipless pedals||Most efficient type of pedal, provides the most power transfer|
Ensure that the bike your considering is appropriate for your weight, but if you exceed that threshold, it is crucial to thoroughly examine the bike's maximum weight capacity.
Ensure the warranty provided by most models and manufacturers (including the ones we work with) adequately covers you. This will guarantee a replacement part free of charge if there are any manufacturing issues such as cracked pipes, broken weld joints, or fraying cables.
If you need to understand more about styles of bikes and appropriateness, read our exercise bike buying guide part 1
or you just want to look at bikes straight away our go straight to our exercise bike collections.