Product Review: Phoenix 98623 Revolution Cycle Pro II Exercise Bike
Price Range: $450 – $500
Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for a sturdy, gym quality spin bike with a good range of adjustments.
- Like most mid-range bikes, the Revolution Cycle Pro II Exercise Bike is easy to assemble as the bulk of the parts come pre-assembled. All is left for you to do is attach the seat, pedals and handlebar. One person can assemble this bike in just 25-30 minutes.
- This bike has a sturdy, strong frame which gives it a total weight of 113 pounds. The bike itself can accommodate users up to 250 pounds. Front transport wheels make light work of moving the equipment to your desired location.
- Unless most exercise bikes, this one features a sophisticated direct-drive system which allows you to pedal forward as well as backward. Additionally, the 39.6 pound balanced flywheel provides smooth, consistent resistance and stops spinning the moment you stop pedalling so you can adjust the tension as you ride using the conveniently positioned adjustment knob which is in front of the handlebar.
- The quick-stop handle brake lets you stop the flywheel instantly to quickly change directions or in the event of an emergency.
- Customizing your biking exercise experience is made easy with the adjustable seat post and handlebars which provides 2-way adjustment. Using the quick release knobs you can adjust the height of the handlebar, plus adjust the seat both vertically or horizontally.
- It doesn’t come with SPD clip pedals as standard. Also, the seat isn’t too comfortable so it’s something you’ll likely want to replace or cover with a foam seat cover.
- It lacks a computer console so you can’t monitor your progress on screen.
Guarantee: 1-year warranty.
The Phoenix 98623 Revolution Cycle Pro II Exercise Bike is an impressive, sturdy spinner bike with a very good set of customization features which allows it to accommodate people up to about 6’4″ tall.
Overall, this is a nice mid-range bike with an incredibly strong frame and chain drive system which should provide you years of smooth cycling.