Review: CycleOps 100 Pro Indoor Cycle
The CycleOps 100 Pro Indoor Cycle is for users who are looking for a heavy duty bike, whether it be to train or simply get into better shape. With a 48 pound flywheel, you are getting a bike that has true road feel and is ideal if you are training to start or accelerate fast. The starts and stops are very fluid, and the resistance adjustment is smooth and precise. The frame is made out of steel and coated with zinc-plated powder, which provides excellent stability that is good for sprinting, climbing, and durability long term. The CycleOps 100 operates very quietly even when free wheeling. The design looks the part of a one thousand dollar bike, and is one that you won’t feel like you have to hide when entertaining guests.
The CycleOps100 Pro Indoor Cycle is very basic, it lacks some of the bells and whistles that you might see with a bike in this price range. Though, the lack of extras does make the bike a bit more affordable.
As mentioned, you won’t have to worry about stability or the bike tipping over. You can sprint as hard as you want and repeat intervals all day long. The base consists of 4 legs so you it feels like it’s not going anywhere. Adjusting the resistance is only a matter of twisting the knob, and is conveniently located right in front of the handlebars. And you won’t have to turn it far to increase the resistance dramatically.
Assembly requires very little time and effort on your part. The process is really a matter of customizing it to your liking, and inserting the seatpost.
Two water bottle holders are in place for added convenience so you will stay well-hydrated throughout your training. The seat replicates what you would have on a road bike and can be adjusted vertically and horizontally. The range of adjustment is between 66-92 cm. If you would rather have a different seat, then you can easily replace the current one with another. Pedals come standard, but can be exchanged as well for ones your prefer. One of the downsides however is that the handlebar won’t adjust forward or backward.
The bike does lack a monitor to track speed, heart rate, and distance data however. You will have to purchase a separate system in order to get this information while training. CycleOps does offer an upgrade kit for electronics, but it will cost several hundred dollars to do so.
With the CycleOps Pro 100, you are getting a top of the line indoor cycling bike at an affordable price. The best part of the bike is it’s performance, all that is lacking are some of the features that you might get with bikes around this price range. Whether you are training or just using it for fitness purposes, you will not be disappointed with this bike.