Expresso bikes

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  1. Nev

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    anyone else have those expresso bikes at your gym? I hate doing cardio, but these things are :bowdown:

    http://expresso.com/
     
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    A buddy of mine sells fitness equipment and I've fucked around on them at his store. :dunno:
     
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    I tried one the first day I went to the gym I'm at over break.

    I was like :ugh:...what the fuck is this..
     
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    mmmm expresso...
     
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    There are two at my uni gym, and no one ever seems to use them :dunno:
     
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    Looks pretty cool, I'd probably use it
     
  7. Nev

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    i go to a college gym and nobody is ever on them either. I sat down just to try it out and it busted my ass. You can add decent resistance to it and it gets tough. Sore ass the next day :o
     
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    my gym has 2.... never tried em though
     
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    i'd use it :dunno:
     
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    I also work at a fitness store :noes:
     
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    I get it's like a video game? that's pretty neat
     
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    The fucking blow... if you're looking for a spin style workout that is. Try getting out of the saddle on one of them and you'll notice that the clutch or magnetic drag system they use will not be able to give enough resistance and will slip. I also hate the shape and angle of the bars. Its great if you just want to tool around and do light cardio with friends but I prefer a true spin bike or a Concept rowing machine if I want to mix up my cardio.
     
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    We got 2, they are sweet.
     
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    so is it like a biking simulation?
     
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    I wouldn't call it a simulation.. more of a game you play while on a stationary bike. the gear shift mech is some hokey gear lever set low on the bike making on the fly changes a hassel... the graphics are absolute shit... and the steering is VERY light so it makes riding hard on the bike a bit of a balancing act. Its nothing at all like riding a real road bike besides the fact that you pedal and adjust resistance by selecting different gears.

    If you can't tell I absolutely despise them. The main reason being that my school gym had 4 (which we could have used to buy a fucking GHR) and my new gym has like 6 (which I would rather see replaced with a couple of new c3's or a spin bike so I don't have to fight to get a c3 or go up into the spin room where there is usually a class).
     
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    what is wrong with riding a real bike? ffs
     
  17. thats what i came in to post.
     
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    When its -20 out riding isn't really an option. I road bike quite a bit in the summer but when it gets cold its spin bike or nothing for me.
     
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    They could use little fans on them to give you the feeling of riding a bike.
     
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    oh good point, -20 degrees is something I've never thought of....+40 degrees celcius is something I have experienced. It makes riding harder.
     
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    My sister and I have been thinking of splitting on an exercise machine and the best thing for me is a bike because of a knee injury.

    I would like to know if anyone would recommend that I buy this bike.

    I know the price is steep, but I don't have any exercise equipment for my house other than weights and cardio videos. I would like to get a bike so I can do cardio that is less strenuous on my knee for the winter months. I like the fact that the bike comes with 30 different courses you can play with and that it can stream internet radio. I also like the fact that you can go online and race other people, and you can also download new courses from the internet.

    I think someone mentioned this briefly, but can you pedal standing up on this bike?
     
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