Mid range upright bikes have become a very exciting category. More and more manufacturers are joining in and trying to one up each other. The reason for this is the fact that budget buyers are slowly migrating to this category. Sunny Health & Fitness ASUNA 4200 is one of the best upright bikes in this category simply because it is different. Today we are going to take a closer look at this model and see what it has to offer and whether it being different is a good thing. Lets get to it.
The very first difference you will spot on this bike is the frame. Where most other brands go for a simple, standardized H pattern, Sunny Health & Fitness has decided to take a different route. They still chose an H pattern frame but made it a step through. The thing is, this is about as real as a step through frame goes. Tubing used is flat, which might make some people wonder how good it is. Truth is that this frame offers more structural integrity and stability than most tubular frames out there. The seat is interesting as well. They have mounted it on top of the flywheel housing, which seems counter intuitive at first but works out just fine. With that said the seat is fairly comfortable and fully adjustable both vertically and horizontally. Another cool thing about the frame are the leveling screws in the back which ensure that the bike is always level. It is a small feature but one that means a lot.
Speaking of features, lets take a look at what kind of goodies come with ASUNA 4200. First thing first we have a decently sized, precision machined flywheel hidden inside that composite housing. It runs very smoothly and surprisingly quietly. Since it is a computer controlled bike, resistance is adjusted via the control console. Aside from manual resistance selection there are also 5 different presets to choose from. The cool thing aboutASUNA 4200 is that the presets are not your usual ones. Instead, each one is optimized for a niche application. For example. you have a Beginner preset, Cardio preset, Advanced and so on. This makes the bike much more friendly towards those who are just starting out, all while still being a pretty serious fitness machine. The control module features a dual color display that’s compact but big enough to be used comfortably. There are only a few buttons to worry about which adds to the ease of use.
At the end of the day, Sunny Health & Fitness ASUNA 4200 may not be the cutting edge of the upright bike category, but it does introduce a breath of fresh air. If you really think about it, most users who are looking to get a bike in this range are beginners or intermediate riders. As it turns out, ASUNA 4200 is tailored exactly for that type of user base. We love the real step through design, the minimalist frame and just how user friendly the bike is. If you want a good casual upright bike, do check this one out.