Commercial grade static bikes are highly respected due to their durability and overall build quality. These machines were made to be used in gyms by numerous people every single day. Getting one such bike for your home is about as secure of an investment as it gets. BodyCraft SPX Club bike is one such model. Not only is it one of the best indoor cycling bikes out there, but it is also a bang for the buck choice in this category. Lets take a closer look.
There is something attractive about minimalist frame designs even on bikes which are considered to be higher end. BodyCraft didn’t necessarily pay too much attention to aesthetics, although SPX Club bike lacks no cool details. What you won’t find are unnecessary plastic pieces or covers. They have basically reduced the frame of the bike only to its most important components. Speaking of the frame, you are looking at heavy duty steel construction. All of the welds are precision made and about as durable as they get. Stability is simply not an issue with SPX Club. One interesting thing about this model are the adjustment rods found under the seat and the handlebars. Instead of using around or oval tube profile, BodyCraft went with hexagonal design. This allowed them to maintain perfect alignment while also providing smooth adjustments. The seat itself is a Velo type which has proven to be quite comfortable even during prolonged use. The bike is not too hard to assemble and is actually quite easy to move around.
Looking at SPX Club, you might wonder why is it lacking some components which are often referred to as features on more affordable models. We are mostly talking about the lack of resistance control, a display unit and similar. The reason for this is because SPX Club is a real indoor cycling bike. In other words, it is all about the flywheel, its inertia and your effort. With all that said, there are some cool features that deserve to be mentioned. The flywheel is a 46lbs precision machined piece that is perimeter weighted. This means that it is optimized for inertia. Belt drive system is one of the smoothest on the market which we can attribute to the use of high end German bearings, an actual automotive belt and other top tier components. Why should you care about this? Because all of these components ensure one of the smoothest and most fluid rides available on the market right now.
What makes BodyCraft SPX Club one of our favorites is hard to put into simple words. It is tough, simple, spartan in nature and overall just beastly. This is the type of fitness bike you get when you mean business. There are no distractions, no entertainment options or anything similar. All you get is pure machine designed to do one thing and one thing only. The second layer then includes the fact that SPX Club is made of some of the best components and materials available today. No matter how hard you go on this bike, it won’t give in.