I’ve seen a lot of spin bikes on Amazon and Walmart in the $200 to $300 range that people seem generally happy with. I’ve also seen some nice, refurbished even, crank power meters from 4iiii for about $250. I already have a cadence sensor and I’m not interested in ERG mode.
I was wondering if there is any possibility of combining one of these relatively inexpensive spin bikes with a relatively inexpensive crank power meter, I think stages has some too, for around $500 to $600 total? Or is this pretty hopeless? I know a lot of folks put power meter pedals on their spin bikes ultimately but given the cheapest ones are about $500 themselves that kind of blows things out of my budget.
Thanks for any thoughts!