Buying an exercise bike: Need recommendations

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  1. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    I want to get an exercise bike for my place so I can watch movies while doing my cardio rather than going to the apartment complex's fitness room or to the gym. I'd like to spend as little as possible and craig's list and ebay didn't net many results. Do you think any of the following would be half ass decent or are they essentially garbage?

    http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p...5&view=all&parentPage=family&searchId=2615895

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4087947

    http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p...5&view=all&parentPage=family&searchId=2615895

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4213117

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5230709

    If these aren't any good, please recommend something that is.

    Thanks
     
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    buy a real bike, join bike crew ftw
     
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    real bike + trainer ftw
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    I'd like to, but I want to do cardio before I go to work and I don't plan to ride in the dark around a city.
     
  5. The Boy Bastard

    The Boy Bastard Bewbie's??

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    with a trainer like ccrooks mentioned it allows you to ride indoors for such an occasion. Then on days off or when day light permits otherwise you have a bike to enjoy outside. I'll take my bike on a trainer any day over any purpose built stationary...including the LeMond spin bikes in the gyms.

    EDIT: If you are dead set on a stationary then get an upright versus a recumbant.
     
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    real bike!!
     
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    my only recommendation is for a sit up bike, not a recumbent (sp?)...you know, don't get one of those where you pedal in front of you, but a straight up and down one to simulate a real bike. Not sure if its better or worse, but I like them better and you asked for my opinion, so there it was
     
  8. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    How much would I be looking at spending for a decent bike, a trainer, and something to track distance, calories, etc? I have a feeling my friend that is moving down here will want to go riding so I might as well get a real bike.
     
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    $200 ish for a magnetic or fluid resistance trainer and however much you want to spend on a bike, starting price for something decent would be about 300 bucks. If you even consider walmart for the bike, you will be laughed at.
     
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    uh yea, real bike or use the stationary at your gym.

    what are you going to do? ride your @ exercise bike while watching america's funniest home videos?
     
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    They are garbage compared to whats out there. Keep in mind bikes range from about 199.00 to 4500.00. The difference is the seat, materials, programs, and warranty.
     
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    300.00 is a throw away bike in the industry. Decent bikes start at around a grand.
     
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    So spend 1 grand + for cardio..jesus, seems a bit high....or is that normal?
     
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    It depends on his plans for the bike. All bikes do the same thing and i won't bore you with technical crap but the saying "you get what you pay for" holds true here.

    EDIT: People prefer a bike here that sells for 2395.00
     
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