XS Sports Aerobic Indoor Training Exercise Bike [ Full Review ]

XS Sports Aerobic Indoor Training Exercise Bike [ Full Review ]

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XS Sports Indoor Training Exercise Bike

Current Price: £159.99

Best place to buy: Amazon

Rating:

4.4/5

It can be hard to decide on what is the right spin bike for you with the endless list of spin bikes available online. However, if you’re after a bike that is robust and heavy duty then look no further than the XS Sports Indoor Training Exercise Bike.

 

Not only will it provide an excellent workout but is one of the most affordable to buy on Amazon.

 

So, let’s have a look at the key features of this bike.

Heavy Duty Robust Frame

The frame of the XS Sports bike is made entirely of steel. You can guarantee that when your cycling ‘Pedal to the Metal’ and really putting the bike under some serious pressure, that is remains solid and stable.

 

A spin bike needs that solid structure as when in use, the cyclist will be moving side to side, up and down – and you can bet that the XS Sports bike will hold its own.

XS Sports Exercise Bike Frame

15kg Flywheel

With a 15kg steel flywheel which is situated at the front of the bike, you will be able to have a smooth cycle through your entire workout.

 

Basically the flywheels job is to simulate the feel of an outdoor bike. It’s job is to store energy which is then used to smooth out your cycle to promote consistent cadance (the speed at which your legs spin as you pedal).

XS Sports Exercise Bike Flywheel

Fully Adjustable Handlebars

XS Sports developed this bike to provide ultimate comfort to the cyclist by having fully adjustable handlebars.

 

The handles double up as arm rests where you can rest your elbows on when going into ‘race’ mode. There are a number of positions where you can place your hands on so you can get the most out of your workout.

 

The handlebars are ergonomically designed to fit the position and posture of the cyclist so you can pedal in comfort and keep fatigue at bay.

Pulse Sensors

Pulse sensors are built into the handlebars which allows you to track how many calories you’ve burned during your spin session by measuring your heart rate.

 

A great way of helping you to stay motivated and keeping track of your progress.

Electronic Display

The electronic display is basic in looks but it provides the key information you need to know when your cycling.

 

It measures and scans Time, Speed, Distance, Total Distance, Pulse and Calories.

 

It’s very easy to use and designed so that anyone can use it. It just helps you to keep that motivation and track your metrics throughout your workout.

XS Sports Exercise Bike Electronic Display

Water Bottle Holder

When cycling, staying hydrated is key to have an effective and injury free workout.

 

The XS Sports bike comes with an aluminium water bottle. It is situated just under the cyclist between their legs so it allows for easy access to water without you having to stop or slow down to take a drink.

XS Sports Exercise Bike Water Bottle

Fully Adjustable Seat

The seat is a fully adjustable well-padded saddle that provides optimum comfort for the cyclist.

 

It’s nicely designed with the red and black colour design.

 

The seat can be adjusted to move forward or move back with the turn crank just under the seat. The seat itself can be fixed to move up and down so that you can find the best position for you.

XS Sports Exercise Bike Saddle

Emergency Stop

Just below to the resistance crank, you’ll see the emergency stop in ‘alarming’ red.

If you feel that the bike is pedalling beyond your control, press the emergency stop and the flywheel will come to an automatic halt.

This will activate the flywheel brakes which are excellent as stopping the wheel.

XS Sports Exercise Bike Emergency Stop

Noise Level

During a cycle, the bike itself it actually very quiet. I was actually quite surprised by this due to the low price tag on it.

 

The XS Sports bike is a chain driven spin bike which means it has the same mechanics as a standard outdoor bike so you will hear a light ‘clinking’ noise of the chain as it rolls over the sprocket.

 

However, this is not noisy by any means. You can still cycle early in the morning without waking anyone up.

Durability

To be honest I purchased this bike as it was one of the most affordable bikes on Amazon and with that I thought I would have to sacrifice durability for price.

 

I thought that even if I can get a year out of it, I could then save up for another more expensive bike.

 

Let me tell you, the durability on this bike is incredible!

 

It has a strong steel frame and very robust pedalling and gear system. When on the bike, I prefer a good HIIT spin session which means putting all my effort into the bike.

 

I can tell you it definitely has outperformed itself.

Delivery

I ordered the bike from Amazon on a Thursday and it was delivered by the Tuesday after (this is without Amazon Prime).

 

Very quick in my opinion

 

It is delivered in two boxes, the larger one is quite heavy, so you might need two people to bring it in to where you want to set up. This contains the actual bike itself.

 

The smaller box contains all the attachments such as handlebars, pedals and saddle bar.

XS Sports Exercise Bike Delivery

Set Up Time

The bike requires assembly however full instructions and tools are provided.

 

It took me around 20-30 minutes to set it up which I thought was actually going to take a lot longer.

Adjustable to Height

So once you have the bike set up, you want to make sure that it is the right height and fit for you.

 

Simply move the seat forward or back or up and down with the turn cranks so that you can reach the handlebars and that your feet are securely locked in the pedals with your knees bent.

 

I am 5ft 10 myself and needed a few adjustments but the bike fits me perfectly to make sure I have correct posture when I’m cycling.

Pros & Cons

  • Very affordable
  • Very durable
  • Easy to set up
  • Easy to use Electronic Display
  • Very comfortable
  • Hand pulse sensors
  • Ergonomic elbow rests
  • Slight noise from chain driven system
  • Electronic display is quite basic
  • Turning up the resistance can be slow

Conclusion

So, in overall if your after a bike that is firstly very affordable but will allow for an effective workout and secondly very robust, then the XS Sports is the bike you want.

 

It’s a great bike for a complete beginner or even a cycle enthusiast that you can use from the comfort of your own home.

 

If you have any questions, please drop me a comment and I’ll be sure to get back to you.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. This was a great and simple to follow guide on the xs sports indoor training bike. You laid it all out clearly and showed examples that helped emphasize your various points. This guide will be very useful for people like me.

    This is the type of information some so-called professional bloggers will love to hide from public knowledge. I’m so happy I found your blog

    1. Hi there,

      I felt that there just wasn’t a good detailed review on the XS Sports exercise bike.

      Its a bike I really enjoy using and for the price of it, it’s an absolute steal! 

  2. Wow…that was indeed cheap for such a great spinning bike.

    Great article and very thorough. As I was reading through I was just waiting for the big BUT, since the price which was mentioned early on kind of made me expect that there would be issues with durability. But surprisingly not. 

    Im amazed that it’s even possible to build a bike like that and ship it across the globe for such a low price. 

    1. Hi Lars,

      You would think there is the big BUT wouldn’t you? However, this exercise bike is definitely worth every bit of money. I mean it may not have all the bells and whistles that some of the more expensive exercise bike do but it provides an incredible workout every time!

  3. Goodness! I just got excited reading this article. This is so timely because I am planning to get some lovely home exercise kits, It’s being a struggle hitting the gym after work and having to attend to my kids. So home exercises are looking pretty appealing to me at the moment. Thanks for this review, I’m off to check this out. 

    1. Hi Funmi,

      I’m glad you liked the review. I understand where you’re coming from, working all day, going to the gym and then looking after the kids (which can be a mission itself) is quite tough. You could purchase your own exercise bike and workout from home.

      Easy!

  4. Sounds like a great stationary bike. I have an old one and will be in the market soon so I was happy to come across your review. You mentioned you have this bike yourself. and I was wondering how long you have used it and what you think after use?

    1. Hi Dennis,

      I’ve had the bike for just over a month now and use it everyday…I’ve made it my morning ritual!

      I have to say, when I first bought the bike I felt I may have to sacrifice quality for the price but that’s far from the case. It’s an incredibly robust bike.

  5. Hi Ronan

    Thank you very much for sharing such an useful article with all necessary information about the XS Sports Indoor Exercise bike.

    Really this is an amazing review.I am a new biker and I was looking for a bike. After reading this review i found that this XS sports bike will be the best for me. I am going to grab this bike as you represent the whole details of this bike so nicely. It has so many wonderful features and it is also very cheap.This is an informative and also very helpful for those people who want to buy a bike. I believe that the person who reads this review will also be interested in buying this bike as you highlighted so nicely about this XS Sports bike. 

    Thank you very much for sharing this amazing article with us.I will share this article with my friends.

    1. Hi Mhasanalvi,

      I’m glad you enjoyed reading my review.

      It certainly is an incredible bike for the price. It has amazing reviews on Amazon. If your after a cheap and strong bike, you should look into this one.

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