Specification of the BH Fitness Spada Dual Indoor Cycle
Usage: Home Use Dual Kit: Included to enable bluetooth connectivity to your smartphone or tablet i.Concept: Use your smartphone or tablet to control the indoor cycle using downloaded apps Resistance Type: Magnetic Resistance controlled by motor Drive Type: Belt drive, giving smooth, quiet pedalling action Flywheel: Equivalent to 20kg Hub Type: Fixed Wheel Console: LCD monitor with 12 pre-set trainning profiles and 24 intensity levels Feedback: Program profile, Speed, time, distance, hour, temperature and calories Self-generated ergometer: Precise watts and RPM calculation 4 Heart Rate Control Programs: Allows cardiovascular zones to be targetted during the workout Automatically controls workout intensity to maintain effort at chosen pulse limits Steady Watts Rate Program (SWR: 10-350 watts): Specially designed for rehabilitation purposes Recovery test (RT): Helps to control the fitness condition through controlled recovery Custom Course (uPrg): Allows users to design their own workout profile Heart Rate Control: Yes Dimensions (H x W x L): 130 x 59 x 116 cm Max. User Weight: 130 kg Lowest Seat Height: 87cm Maximum Seat Height: 106cm Minimum Pedal to Seat Height: 73cm
Product Weight: 57 kg Pedals: Standard baskets and Cycling shoe clips Bottle holder: Very useful for long training sesions Handlebar: Adjusts horizontally and vertically for maximum comfort Seat: Gel coated seat adjusts horizontally and vertically for best fit and maximum comfort Wheels for transportation: Easy to move in the house Awards: Product that was rewarded by ECC for its innovation, design and ease of use Smartphone and tablets not included Warranty: 2 years parts and labour (home use) Further reading: More information about Dual and i.Concept technology can be found at bhfitness.com
Our Review of the BH Fitness Spada Dual 2 Indoor CycleHow Easy is the Indoor Cycle to Build? The BH Fitness Spada Dual 2 is very simple to build. All of the components fitted together very well with all holes perfectly aligned to accept the fixing bolts. You might need a helper, simply because of the weight of this cycle.What are the first impressions? The Spada looks like a great bike - stylish looks, water bottle holder and SPD pedals make for a superb looking bike.What's it like to ride? The BH Fitness Spada Dual is very smooth, largely due to the 20kg flywheel and belt drive. The programmes on the standard console keep training interesting and will change the resistance for you depending on the training profile that you choose. You can also just select manual mode and change the resistance when you want to. We'll discuss the SmartPhone/Tablet connectivity elsewhere in this review. When pedalling quickly the Spada Dual remains very stable which is a really good sign of a high quality bike.Any niggles? Because of the design of the handlebars you don't get as many hand grip positions as with other bikes. Also, when you're out of your seat and really gripping the handlebars they do move a little more than we'd have liked.Anything else to add? A nice feature of this bike is the pedals which can be used with cycling shoes or normal training shoes.Using Your SmartPhone/Tablet as a Console The feature on this indoor cycle that really differentiates it from other indoor cycles is that you can use your SmartPhone or Tablet as a console (check the compatabiliy of your device to ensure that it will work with the bike). It's really easy to connect your device (we used an iPhone with Bluetooth V4) and once connected you have the power of whatever apps you've downloaded to training with. At the time of writing this review there are a number of apps already available with the promise of more to come - again check details of the current apps and devices that are supported. We chose one of the simpler apps to test out the bike (called Pedal Monitor) and it worked really well - it's easy to think of this as a bit of a gimmick but it really does help to keep training interesting. Depending on the app that you've chosen the resistance level on the bike will change automatically, as it would with a traditional programmable console.It's worth noting that a number of the apps that are compatable with this indoor cycle require a monthly subscription - prices do vary but it's still cheaper than monthly gym membership. (Please note that the pricing of apps and any subsequent subscription charges are nothing to do with us!!)Overall Impression? Superb indoor cycle. The Spada Dual is packed with great features and the build quality is excellent.
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Dual and i.Concept Questions Take a look a the BH Fitness website (bhfitness.com) for details. We'll be adding more information about Dual and i.Concept technology in the near future.
Q. Are the apps free? A. - 100% free: Cycle on Earth, Pedal Monitor - BH by Kinomap: first month is free. After the first month there's a license if you want to use videos recorded by other users. If you use the video you have recorded, it remains free. (Licence is 59.99 euros/year where applicable). More info: http://bh.kinomap.com/ - Cycle Rush 2: More than 20 lessons and 12 music for free. If you want more lessons or songs then a fee is payable
Cycle Specific Questions Q. I want a spinning bike with programs. What do you recommend? A. The BH Fitness Spada Dual is an indoor cycle that has a good range of programs. The programs automatically change the resistance on the bike as you are pedalling based on the profile that you have selected.
Q. Do I have to use the programs? A. No - you can use the bike in manual mode and control the resistance as you pedal.
Q. Can I create my own program? A. Yes - you can create a profile to suit your own training needs.
Q. I want a bike that the family can use. What do you recommend? A. We recommend a bike with programs if you want a bike for all of the family. The programs will help to keep everyone interested and wanting to the use the bike. Take a look at the BH Fitness Spada CSG which is a good indoor cycle with programs.
Q. Does the bike need to be plugged in to the mains when in use? A. Yes. The bike needs to be plugged in to power the console.
Q. Can the seat be swapped for a normal bike seat? A. Yes. It's a standard bike seat fitting so you can attach a different seat if you want to.
Q. I'm 19st - is this bike suitable? A. Yes. The maximum user weight on this bike is 130kg (approx 20.4st).
Q. Does the console show Watts? A. Yes. You can take a look at the manual in our downloads section for a full range of console features.
Q. Do the pedals take SPD cleats? A. Yes. You can use this bike with cycling shoes.
General Questions Q. Is this bike difficult to assemble? A. No - instructions are included and we cover the build in our review of the bike as well. Just pay particular attention to attaching the pedals correctly.
Q. Can you assemble the bike for me? A. Yes. We can deliver the bike fully assembled. We will pack/wrap the bike for transportation but can't accept liability for any damage that is caused whilst the bike is in transit. Alternatively, we can arrange for a technician to visit your home to build the bike for you at an additional cost (please ask for current prices).
Q. Do I need a mat underneath the bike? A. We recommend that you have a mat underneath your indoor cycle to protect the floor but it's entirely up to you.
Q. Do you sell second hand or refurbished bikes? A. Generally not. Unfortunately it's not cost effective for us to refurbish indoor cycles to a standard that would be in keeping with our reputation. To fully refurbish an indoor cycle, the crank; crank arms; flywheel bearings; drive belt; pedals; seat and handlebars all need to be replaced. In addition, the frame needs to be checked for corrosion and distortion. In doing this work to the correct standard, the price of a fully refurbished indoor bike would be about the same as a new one. It's for this reason that we don't normally offer refurbished or second hand bikes for sale, and we strongly recommend that you fully understand how a bike has been refurbished before buying one.
Here are the customer reviews of the BH Fitness Spada Dual Indoor Cycle
Great bike / Great service I bought this bike on Andy’s recommendation. I’ve had it for nearly a week now and it’s a great bike. Earlier reviews of the bike stand true so very happy. I did have a couple of issues which were down to me but both Andy and Jo answered my emails promptly and resolved my issues. Great service !!! (22/11/2017) Maurizio - Surrey
Our Reply: Thanks Maurizio - I'm pleased that this is working well for you after the issues you had with the bike you originally purchased elsewhere
Fantastic Bike I've had the bike for 10 days. This bike is everything I wanted and so much more. It is solid, quiet and the best feature is the Kinomap App. I have mine connected to my iPad via Bluetooth. There are multiple rides on video from tourist trails to hill climbs. Bike is automatically adjusted. Awesome (13/08/2017) Tyneimage - Co. Durham
Our Reply: That's great - thanks for leaving a review.
BH Fitness Spada Dual Indoor Bicycle Very pleased with the service and the fitness bike. It's a quality build and fulfills my requirements. One small quibble...I can't understand why a 3 pin plug was not supplied with the product. (23/01/2016) Mark Samuels - Westcliff on Sea
Our Reply: Thanks Mark - the adaptor was supposed to be in the box so apologies if it was missing.
Solid as a rock Excellent build quality, very comfortable, easy to assemble. I am 6'4" and 104kg and this bike is ideal for me. It has plenty of adjustment in respect of size and resistance levels and will cater for most people. Nothing but excellent service from Indoor Cycles. Well done. (02/12/2015) ROGER HALL - HAYES
Our Reply: Great - thanks for taking the time to leave a review
Fantastic bike After reading existing reviews and speaking with Andy this was a fantastic purchase. Trouble free delivery, easy to build and Kinomap app really complements the bike. Build quality is truly 5 star. Already racked up many miles in the Alps! (16/11/2015) Matt BH - Stockport
Our Reply: Brilliant - thanks Matt. It's good that you're using the bike to it's full potential with the Apps
excellent service The product arrived within two days of the order being placed. Excellent service. The cycle machine does work well, very quiet good build quality. Had some difficulty linking apps to machine via android, ended up using mini ipad which worked but had some log in glitches. (08/06/2015) -
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Excellent bike. On delivery the box was badly battered, but all parts were there and ok. Assembly was a doddle, but the instruction booklet is average at best. The bike is very stable, quiet and smooth in use, I balance the tv remote on the handlebar and even when standing and working hard, it does not move. buy it (07/12/2014) Alex - Montrose
Our Reply: Thanks Alex - we have to agree about the instruction booklet. Fortunately it's a relatively simple bike to operate.
Excellent bike Excellent and sturdy bike. Works perfect with IPad and Kinomap app. The bike was delivered in timeslot by very friendly staff. (04/12/2014) -
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Excellent product - delighted with it.Many thanks. (13/11/2014) Robert Marshall - Reading
Our Reply: Thanks for your review Robert.
The bike is fab. Words of advice though!!! i have had my bike for about 2 months now cracking bike though be mindful if you drip sweat on the computer it will malfunction so my advise is cover the computer with a clear bag to prevent sweat seeping into the electrics as mine has done. I have just asked the team to see if they can source me ao (03/05/2013) Nick - Devon
Our Reply: Thanks for your comments Nick.
Great bike and service from indoor cycles Bike is solidly constructed, easy to put together (tools included), quiet in use, and packed with features (training programs etc.) Ive yet to explore... (21/04/2013) Richard - Stansted Mountfitchet
Our Reply: Thanks for your comments Richard.
Great bike, service, and price (take a look!) Spent a long time researching to find this beauty; robust fixed wheel that's like a real bike AND has a top computer with preset programs. Don't forget to unplug adapter fully from bike when in use (else computer stops when you do). Great service from Andy, and contact can reward a v.happy price! (17/04/2013) Neil Porteous - Cheshire
Our Reply: Thanks for your comments Neil - pleased that you're getting on well with the bike.
thanks for the bike and the excellent service thanks for the bike and the excellent service (11/03/2013) -
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Excellent Product Fab service as described on thet Well i was appreciative of advise from the sales team. Wanted a decent bike with a good computer and wattage recording. With this product not disappoited. Fab bike. Took a bit of putting together give yourself 45 mins at least. All items easy to find and place together. Have used and is excellent (09/03/2013) Nick - Devon
Our Reply: Thanks for your comments Nick - it's great that you like the bike
Excellent all round Great advice, great price, great bike, great delivery. Can't ask for any more. Thanks. (22/02/2013) Charlie Webber - London
Our Reply: Thanks for taking the time to post the review - we're pleased to have been of assistance.
Good training aid After having been a gym member for many years and now considering retiring and having to count the pounds decided to look into a spinning bikes, we found indoor cycles and the advice given was good and honest from Andy. The bike is a great machine and we will get many years of use. Thanks to Andy. (21/02/2013) Ron Capstick - Durham
Our Reply: Thanks for your comments Ron - we're pleased to have been able to help
Great indoor bike Bought this bike as an alternative to going to the gym and increase spinning. Sought advice from Andy as I am vertically challenged (only 4ft 11ins) and after doing some measurements decided that this bike would be suitable. I have not been disappointed. Good bike excellent service. Thank you (20/02/2013) Mary Capstick - Durham
Our Reply: Thanks for your comments Mary - we're pleased that you're enjoying using the bike
Great buying experience Thanks for your help with choosing this bike - it's perfect and is exactly as you described. It's so refreshing to be able to speak to someone who knows what they're talking about! Thanks again (10/02/2013) JP - London
Our Reply: Thanks for your comments - we're pleased that you like the bike.
Really great bike I am very pleased with my purchase. The bike feels very similar to riding my road bike and is incredibly smooth.Now I dont have to worry about what the weather's doing, if its dry I go on the road, if its wet I stay in the spare room on the spin bike. (23/01/2013) J hambly - Cornwall
Our Reply: Thankyou for your comments. It is a great bike and we're sure you'll enjoy using the programs to keep your training interesting.
Thank you I'm very happy with the Spada bike - it's great for both my wife and I, is easy to adjust and the fact that it has the programs is a great improvement on my old bike. Thanks again (09/01/2013) D.Timpkins - Edinburgh
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Great bike, first class advice, a good experience The bike is well constructed and as a solid feel. It is comfortable and versatile. The preprogrammed workouts are a great training aid. Excellent advice and guidance on the merits of this v other indoor cycles was provided, and I am extremely pleased with my choice. (06/01/2013) Peter - Berkshire
Our Reply: Thanks for your comments Peter. We're pleased that you like the Spada - it is a great indoor bike and we're sure you'll get many years use from it.
Thanks! Thanks for your help when I chose this bike - I wasn't sure which model to have but your advice really helped. I'm really pleased with the bike. Thanks again. (29/12/2012) Rachid - Brighton
Our Reply: Thanks Rach - thanks for ordering the Spada from us. Really pleased that you liked the bike.