CrystalTec Premium Indoor Exercise Bike
A durable bike that boasts all of the features a professional machine has; the CrystalTec Premium is a must-have addition to your home gym.
CrystalTec is known for its high-quality exercise equipment at affordable prices, and its Premium indoor exercise bike is no exception. With a sleek and sturdy frame, this bike definitely has the durability that many home options lack, as well as having the advantage of a 22kg flywheel – a lot heavier compared to most of its competitors. Here is a summary of its main features:
- 22kg flywheel
- Robust chain-driven system
- Fully adjustable handlebar and seat
- Digital display to monitor stats
- Pulse sensors to measure heart rate
On assembling, you may notice that despite its compact size, the parts are a lot heavier than what you’d expect for a home bike. Although this is great in terms of its sturdiness, it is recommended that you set it up where you want to use it! It’s not just the large flywheel that is heavy either – this bike also features a chain-driven mechanism as opposed to the standard frictionless magnetic system that you see in most indoor bikes. This provides a similar sensation to that of riding an outdoor bike, which really pushes your workout to the max.
The bike is pretty simple to tailor to your comfort. The padded seat and the handlebars are adjustable both horizontally and vertically, allowing you to target different muscles depending on your goals. Whilst the digital display is perhaps not as high-tech as some other models, it doesn’t detract from the overall feel of the bike nor its quality, as it still measures all of the important stats, such as time, distance, calories burned and speed.
One of the most common complaints about home exercise bikes is that it doesn’t provide as much of a challenging workout as the gym bikes do. The CrystalTec premium most certainly doesn’t have this problem, thanks to the heavy flywheel and manual resistance dial. This combined with the heart rate sensors makes this bike perfect for HIIT and hill sprints.
- Easy to adjust the workout no matter what your fitness level
- Sleek and compact design
- Chain-driven mechanism provides a challenging workout
- Heavy to move around
- Chain wheel makes it noisy when in use
- Basic digital display
Is the CrystalTech Premium indoor exercise bike the right bike for me?
If you’re serious about cycling and are looking for a permanent addition to a home gym, then this is without a doubt the bike for you. With all of the features of a professional piece of equipment, you’ll never outgrow this bike, regardless of your fitness progress.
If you’re looking for a more portable option that is effortless to stow away, then you may benefit from browsing some of the more lightweight options in the market (such as the Ultrasport F-Bike), especially since the chain mechanism can make this bike quite noisy. However, overall the CrystalTech Premium is great value for money and makes an excellent choice for anyone who wants to bring gym-standard equipment into their own home.