Review: LifeSpan Fitness S2 Indoor Cycling Bike
The LifeSpan Fitness S2 Indoor Cycling Bike gives users the feel of outdoor cycling. The bike is supported with a heavy-gauge steel frame, a 40-pound balanced flywheel, and a Poly-V drive belt. This makes the transitions smooth as you change the incline levels, from flat to hills. Other components included with the bike include a 3-piece forged crank set, a micro-adjustable resistance knob with a push brake, and alloy pedals with sealed bearings. The seat and handlebars are fully adjustable so you can find the ideal position for you. So whether you are 5’0 or 6’4, you will be able to ride this bike comfortably.
- Solid Construction
- Easy Assembly
- Handlebar Adjustment
- Bottle Holder
The LifeSpan Fitness S2 is delivered mostly pre-assembled, so putting the rest of it together won’t take very long. The construction of the bike is pretty solid, doesn’t move when riding, and is very smooth.
The 40 pound flywheel is gym quality, as many bikes in this price range have flywheels in the 30-33 pound range. The heavier flywheel will give you a better workout.
One of the best features about this bike is the ability to adjust the handlebars horizontally and vertically. Not all bikes have this, even some of the more expensive ones, and this really allows smaller and taller people to find a good comfort level. The bottle holder is placed in a spot where it’s easily accessible, and won’t be in the way when riding. The two wheels make moving it around easy for most people.
- Cheap pedals
The seat is very narrow and is not meant to sit on for very long. It would be worth investing in a gel seat that provides more padding. Also, the bike lacks accessories such as a computer or different handlebars. You might benefit from getting higher quality pedals as well.
Great value for the price! It is a very quiet and very smooth spin bike. The seats and handlebars have nice adjustments. The only difference I have found in the bike I use at my club and this bike is the seat itself…my club spin bike has a higher end seat but that bike also costs almost double what I paid. (while assembling the bike I found the components to be standard bike components like the seat and pedals which I guess you could either purchase or swap from your own bike) The bike has a good warranty and the packaging included all tools needed and assembly took me about 20 minutes all said and done. – Geoffrey Fischer (Centennial, CO)
Had it for two years and it has died already. — It’s making a lot of cranking noise, so much so that it’s pretty much useless for us. We used it on average 3-4 times a week, about 35 minutes each time. Such an expensive model for such a short life, that’s quite unacceptable. To be fair, when it lasted, we had no issue with it. – Shopper
I bought this for my wife and so far she likes it. It seems durable enough. I don’t think its quite as nice as the fancy commerical ones at the gym but its good enough for us. When I received this item from Amazon, I had to assemble some parts including the pedals. The left pedal would not fit and we tried repeatedly. Eventually support sent a service person to my house to replace the pedal arm. The manufacturer was really good about this and never argued with me and was generally very responsive. – Liverleef (Louisville, KY)