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Me

Hi there,

My name is Ronan and welcome to Cycle from Home

This blog is for people who have a real passion for spin or cycling but don’t want the added expense of a gym membership.

I am here to provide information and details on the latest exercise bikes that you can easily use from the comfort of your own home or garage.

My Story

Ever since I was in my late teens I have always had a strong interest in health & fitness. I tried many sports and hobbies from martial arts to Crossfit to weight-lifting but the one that has always remained with me is Spin or Indoor Cycling.

I developed such a real passion in it that I wanted my own bike that I could use anytime without having to book in for any indoor spin/cycling classes at my local gym.

Why I want to help you

Everyday more and more people are now exercising from their home as they have this access that allows them to purchase their own equipment rather than paying some extortionate gym memberships.

I noticed that there are a lot of people out there just like me, that feel more comfortable exercising from home or are so passionate that they want to be able to spin on their own time – avoiding busy gym times.

So, I have created this blog especially for you!

Here, I’ll be consistently providing up to date information on the latest bikes and exercise machines along with some helpful content to improve your indoor cycling.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Ronan

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8 Replies to “About me

  1. Morning Ronan,
    I hope all is well at this crazy time? Stumbled across site this morning after googling ideal flyweight for spin bike. Like most people trying to stay fit and sane, keeping up with yoga and Les Mills workouts, put need to ramp it up especially as not going to the office. moving about as much and getting my daily walks. Dream bike Peloton but hard to justify the cost plus subscription, so looking at these bikes, any thoughts?

    https://www.jtxfitness.com/jtx-cyclo-6-indoor-exercise-bike

    https://www.jtxfitness.com/jtx-cyclo-studio-bike

    https://global.schwinnfitness.com/en/ic8/100893.html

    Have a good weekend.

    Thanks

    1. Hi Carla,

      Certainly, these are crazy times indeed! I hope all is well with yourself.
      Keeping fit during this time is almost a necessity – not only for our bodies but great for our minds too!

      Your right, Peloton do offer an incredible bike and service but the bike along with the subscription price can make it quite hefty.
      However, there are alternatives out there that can compete to some degree against Peloton.

      JTX & Schwinn are one the leading manufacturers when it comes to producing excellent spin bikes.
      These bikes are made to high standards and are certainly a great alternative to Peloton.

      Looking between the 3 of them though, I personally prefer Schwinn.
      The IC8 bike is more or less designed like a standard Peloton bike due to the design and the duo dumbbell holders.

      What’s great about this is that is can actually sync up to Explore The World App, Zwift app and Peloton Digital App.
      You will basically have the Peloton experience at a fraction of the cost!

      Fitness Superstore actually sell the bike for a very good price, you can check it out here if you like!

      I hope this helps!

      1. Morning Ronan,
        I hope you had a good weekend? Thanks for reply, yep think its the Schwinn and have been looking at getting this from the Fitness Superstore, been researching over the weekend and though there appear to be some issues on calibration and accuracy of resistance, doesn’t look like it’s anything that can’t be fixed with a reset,

        Thanks again, have a good week and stay safe

        1. Hi Carla,

          The Schwinn IC8 does certainly look like a great buy.

          You’ll have all the connectivity with the likes of Peloton, Zwift, Map My Ride, Sufferfest, Wahoo and Garmin

          It’ll provide that full studio spin bike experience!

          I wish you all the best

      2. Hi Roran. Sorry to jump in on your reply & someones else’s post but I wasn’t sure how to create my own message.
        I’m currently looking for my first ever spin bike, there’s so many to choose from! I don’t really want to spend more than £300. It needs to have good stability as i plan to be out the saddle abit with hill climbs but also interval training. I like the idea of the monitor so I can keep track of my pulse calories etc. It will need to have a resistance lever & I would also like to be able to where my spinning shoes on it.
        What would you recommend?

        Thanks
        Lisa

        1. Hi Lisa,

          Sorry for only getting back to you now.

          For a good sturdy and durable spin bike, I would recommend the BodyPower SP.IC20. Now, it does come in slightly more expensive at £399. However it has a 20kg flywheel and belt driven which I was always find is great features in a spin bike.

          It has a great LCD screen where you can track all of your metrics such as speed, distance, time and calories burned.

          Spin bikes that offer duel pedals (toe cages & clips) does increase the price more unfortunately.

  2. Hello,
    I am interested in. Bike but am very confused about which would be a good one worth spending money on. I looked up a few like bow flex c6 and stryde. Also checked out spinner which seem like a good product but not sure which one is worth dropping my money on. Please let me know what you think.

    1. Hi Thania,

      There are a lot of awesome spin bikes out there. You need to look at few key factors:
      Flywheel weight
      Brand
      Height of saddle and handlebars
      Your budget

      Depending on your budget – it will really depend on the type of bike you can get for your money.

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