I’m looking for an exercise bike and have tried many so far. I really need help.
I need the bike to show accurate speed in mph and distance in mi. And keep a record so I can look at my history to see how much I improve etc. I don’t know why bikes don’t do this. They don’t show speed in mph or don’t keep a record.
I’d like Zwift and other apps support. I’d like the bike to have a touchscreen but not 100% necessary. Ifit is cool kinda. I like it’s manual mode showing a quarter mile track and your position on it.
I’ve tried —
Bowflex Velocore 16”
Bowflex C7 with its 7” screen.
ProForm carbon c10 something. 10” ifit.
The upright bikes have great smooth wheels. The recumbent don’t. The NordicTrack and Sole are recumbent. Their issue with the wheel is they don’t have the pedals/cranks properly attached to the wheel so the wheel only goes forwards. This is a big issue.
I liked the upright bikes. The bike. But Bowflex screen don’t show you your speed in mph and I don’t think they work with Zwift and other apps.
The Schwinn IC4 lcd console is incredibly inaccurate showing I was going way faster then I was thus the distance was way off too. And it’s not compatible with apps either.
The ProForm isn’t compatible with apps.
My budget is $2k. Im not into a trainer and outdoor bike. Just an exercise bike.
Im considering the Matrix ICR50 and Keiser M3i. Except I have a hard time bending over. It’s not comfortable much. So I’m hoping I could raise the handle bars so I don’t have to lean over much. But then they don’t show speed in mph or at least the Keiser don’t. And I’m not fond of paying $400 to return them if necessary. Return shipping plus 15% restock. That’s insane. Im on disability so I don’t get much money.
I really need help. Please and thank you.