Exercise bike from SportPlus

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Klappbarer Heimtrainer (S-Bike) mit Rückenlehne & App-Kompatibilität SP-HT-1300-iE SportPlus Black/Sun

Foldable exercise bike (S-Bike) with backrest & app compatibility

249,99 €

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Heimtrainer mit App-Steuerung & 9 kg Schwungmasse SP-HT-9510-iE SportPlus

Home trainer with app control & 9 kg flywheel mass

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Heimtrainer mit App-Steuerung bis 225W SP-HT-9600-iE SportPlus

Exercise bike with app control up to 225W

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Sweat on the exercise bike at home

The classic exercise bike has established itself as one of the most popular devices for endurance exercises at home. And hey, at SportPlus you will find a huge selection of exercise bikes to find the perfect machine for you!

The classic exercise bike has established itself as one of the most popular devices for endurance exercises at home. And hey, at SportPlus you will find a huge selection of exercise bikes to find the perfect machine for you!

Exercise bike, that sounds versatile, right? For us we mean a fitness device with pedals that is used like a bicycle. But the term is also often used as a generic term for a whole range of home fitness equipment, such as cross trainers, steppers, rowing machines and so on.

The different types of exercise bikes all work on the same principle, but there are of course differences between the models. Here are some criteria you can use to differentiate:

  • The sitting position during training
  • The flywheel and the braking system
  • The foldability and transport wheels
  • The training computer and the functions
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Sitting position when in use

When using each exercise bike, the seating position is slightly different. The saddle is usually adjustable so that you can easily reach the pedals. It's important that you feel the same on the exercise bike as you do on your bike. The legs should not be bent too much. Similar to a bicycle, an exercise bike also has a “handlebar” that you place your hands on. Sometimes during long training on the exercise bike it is relaxing to leave this position and ride "hands free". Some models have special handles next to the saddle that allow you to pedal while standing upright.

By assuming different positions on the exercise bike, you can avoid incorrect strain and ensure that different muscle groups are targeted during training. This gives you a more comprehensive training effect. A backrest can be helpful in finding the right position on the exercise bike. It also offers more safety and increases comfort, so you can enjoy training on your fitness machine day after day.

Flywheel and braking system

The heart of the exercise bike is the flywheel. It is a weight that is kept moving during training. The heavier the flywheel is, the smoother pedaling usually feels. The flywheel mass results from the weight of the flywheel and the weight of other moving elements during training. Each manufacturer has a slightly different definition of what this entails. At SportPlus we want to convey a transparent picture and not artificially increase the flywheel mass!

Danger! It does not make sense to use the flywheel alone as a comparison criterion for comfort on the exercise bike. The quality of the pedals, crank, pulley and many other components also has an impact. In addition, it is not advisable to compare models from different manufacturers based on this information, which can be interpreted variably.

The intensity of the exercise - i.e. the level of difficulty of the training - can be regulated using resistance levels on most exercise bikes. Some devices also allow almost infinitely variable resistance adjustment by specifying a wattage. These exercise bikes are called ergometers.

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In practice, a manual resistance adjustment system is sufficient for beginners to train effectively. However, if you want to train as precisely as possible, I recommend an ergometer. At SportPlus we offer both models: ergometers and manually adjustable exercise bikes.

To set the desired resistance, all you have to do is brake the flywheel on the exercise bike. There are band brake systems on the market that, although inexpensive, wear out over time and are friction-intensive. That's why we at SportPlus rely on so-called magnetic braking systems.

We use particularly quiet and maintenance-free magnetic brake systems on our SportPlus exercise bikes. The flywheel is braked using a magnet that can be individually adjusted. You can set the resistance either via the computer or manually with a knob. This is even possible at any time during training.

Foldable and transport wheels

It can sometimes be difficult to integrate fitness equipment into your everyday life. Although exercise bikes are generally not particularly large, folding models are very popular. At SportPlus you will find a good selection of foldable exercise bikes that can be stowed away to save space. However, we have also designed our non-foldable devices to be as compact as possible.

Some of our devices are also equipped with transport wheels so that you can easily move them from A to B when you don't need them. This makes the slightly heavier, non-folding models in particular more comfortable.

Training programs and computers

Nowadays, modern exercise bikes are usually equipped with a computer that keeps you informed about your current training at any time. You can read data on the display that gives you information about your workout.

Here are some examples:

  • Training duration
  • Distance traveled
  • Calories burned
  • revolutions per minute
  • Current heart rate
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There are also models that have pre-installed training programs. These enable, for example, a varied interval workout or adjust the resistance according to your target heart rate. The prerequisite for this is that the computer can regulate the resistance.

Some of our exercise bikes can also be connected to our own app to get even more information about your workout and unlock additional training options. Every calorie burned can be synced to the app on your smartphone. Of course, problem-free training is also possible without an app.

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Training on the exercise bike

Before you start your workout, it is important that you get into a comfortable sitting position on the device. Make sure the seat is adjusted correctly so you can pedal comfortably without bending your legs too much.

Home trainer for losing weight:

How many calories do you burn while exercising?

The number of calories burned on the exercise bike
depends on the set resistance level and the cadence (revolutions per minute). If you want to lose weight as effectively as possible, you should choose a lower resistance and aim for a higher cadence. This allows you to complete longer workouts without having to exert too much force.

With a low resistance level and high cadence, you can burn approximately 400 to 600 kcal per hour
calculate. With a high resistance level and a consistent cadence, you can burn up to 900 kcal per hour. However, it is difficult to maintain this level of exertion for a period of 60 minutes or longer.

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This is how effective training on the exercise bike is

Although exercising on an exercise bike allows for different sitting positions (bent over or upright), not all of the body's muscles are trained at the same time. The main stress is on the leg muscles, which are specifically strengthened through this training.

Nevertheless, the exercise bike is ideal for building endurance and getting rid of excess pounds. Many people find training on the exercise bike pleasant because they can assume a sitting position and can therefore last longer.

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