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Posted: 12/1/2010 10:06:14 PM
 Thinking about getting A " Spinning" bike for my house and lose the last 15 lbs ...  anyone have one?  if so, is it a  good buy or a waste of space??         
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Posted: 12/2/2010 8:01:47 PM
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Posted: 12/2/2010 8:13:56 PM
Are your knees bad?
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Posted: 12/2/2010 9:37:13 PM
Not a big fan of the bikes, I recently purchased a Cybex eliptical and have been quite pleased with it so far.
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Posted: 12/3/2010 10:58:47 PM
ellipticals are easier on the knees but they can get expensive. spinning bikes are cheaper and easier to maintain as they don't require any computer system.

go into a fitness store and try them out first hand. it takes some time to get use to ellipticals. Don't cheap out and make sure it has a decent guarantee (15 years frame, 5 year parts, 1 year labour min)

Don't spend more than $900 on a spinner, $2000 on an ellipitcal (unless you are going precor, the inventors of ellipitcals).

an upright bike might be even something you would consider. Bremshey and Diamondback make decent ones for under $750


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Posted: 12/3/2010 11:50:01 PM
wjeremy,

Precor is second tier, if you want the good stuff go with Cybex. I tried out every single name out there and it wasnt even close.

I wanted an adjustable stride depth and Cybex was the only machine that had depth adjustment AND no swinging arms, I hate those forced swinging arms.

I found a fitness center quality unit on a good deal from ebay and it has been awesome.


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Posted: 12/4/2010 10:21:50 PM
keiser is a pretty good spinning bike
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Posted: 12/23/2010 10:56:15 PM

knees are fine----- 

   I enjoy bikes

    got the machine from maddogg

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Posted: 12/24/2010 12:02:50 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by timdogs17:

 Thinking about getting A " Spinning" bike for my house and lose the last 15 lbs ...  anyone have one?  if so, is it a  good buy or a waste of space??         


The idea is to get something (anything) that you can use to burn some calories right?  With that in mind...

- Nothing is a waste of space as long as you use it.
- However, even the most expensive fancy piece of equipment is a waste of space if you just let it sit there and hang clothes on it.

So the best advice is to get whatever piece of equipment you think that you will use the most. .  
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