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Bodycraft SPX Club Indoor Cycling Bike Review

While the Bodycraft SPX Club Review has been available for a while now, we are now able to see how it has stood up to real world work and provide a comprehensive review.  We consider this to be a mid to high end bike on par with the sole SB700 or the Spinner NSX It is a first class bike, with a smooth powerful feel to it.  It also looks great! In this review we will identify the features that make this machine so great – please read on…

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Our Full review of the Bodycraft SPX Club Indoor Cycle

If you are in the market for a solidly built, no nonsense bike that will push you to the limits then your options under $1000 are huge.  The Bodycraft SPX seems to have risen to the top of this highly contested cateogy and we will explain why.

First Impressions

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The fact is that these days nearly all exercise bikes are bought on line, this means that you are at the mercy of home delivery services. The first thing that strikes us is the quality of the packaging. It does a great job of protecting the bike. Although the paintwork seems bullet proof with its double layer of paint.

Assembling the bike is a breeze, bearing in mind the huge 46lb fly wheel!  It takes about an hour to put everything together, although a second person will come in handy for the lifting.  Most of the steps are fitting pedals/bottle cages etc not the flywheel or resistance.  Full instructions are available: Bodycraft SPX Indoor Training Cycle Assembly manual

Getting the bike comfortable is simple, even those of short structure will find a comfortable ride height as its adjustable from 4’4″ to 6’5″.  As this bike is geared to a professional market as well as the home you can also adjust the seat fore and aft.

Turning the pedals is as smooth as you would expect, although they are not SPD.

The Ride and Resistance levels

This bike is equipped with the traditional variable resistance delivered by friction on the flywheel.  The system is really simple to use.

Resistance

Resistance is added through a knob on the frame, simply dial up the pressure and you will feel an instant response on the wheel.  As the workload increase so do the calories you burn!  The heavy weight fly wheel makes short work of delivering a smooth feel of the pedals even at high resistance levels.

As the resistance is infinitely variable you will soon find the level right for you to warm up, cool down, climb and sprint.

Console Display

One thing this bike does lack is a console.  We don’t really find this a deal breaker as you find that its easier to listen to your body during the workout and follow your program with out the distractions of the console.  Besides its far more accurate to wear a heart rate monitor than rely on inbuilt software.

Warranty:

If you are looking to set up a gym with these bikes, then the warranty is outstanding!  Check this out:

Warranty lifetime on the frame (home use)
 five years on parts (home use)
 two years on labor (home use)
90-day wearable items (saddle upholstery, pedal straps)

Pros and Cons of the Bodycraft SPX Club

Pros:  

  • A commercial grade bike for domestic money!
  • A solid no flex frame makes the ride very smooth.
  • The handlebars are well positioned, and comfortable to use
  • Handle bars and seat can be adjusted horizontally and vertically

Cons:

  • This is not a cheap bike, at nearly $2000
  • With the flywheel at the back it is harder to move
  • SPX Pedals, Mat and console are optional – but well worth it!

What are others saying about the Bodycraft SPX Club?

“I came across the BodyCraft SPX with a 5 star review from everyone that purchased it and decided this would be the one to get. I have absolutely no regrets whatsoever. NONE”

“After using this a few months I am impressed. My legs are already noticeably stronger. Highly recommended!”

“It’s a very heavy sturdy bike and pairing it with an iPad and the peloton app is heaven.”

Bodycraft SPX Club Summary

As a later entrant to the market the Bodycraft SPX makes a splash.  Perfectly designed to take riders from novice levels up to full strength competitive levels the Bodycraft SPX has it all.

If you want to upgrade your fitness from zero to hero and all in the convenience of your own home the SPX makes a great choice.

BodyCraft SPX Club Indoor Cycling Bike Review Summary:

  • Indoor training bike with heavy-duty steel frame and powder-coated paint
  • 46-pound precision flywheel is perimeter weighted for high inertia
  • German-made SKF sealed bearings and Hutchinson V-ribbed automotive belt
  • Micro-adjustable stainless-steel seat post; aluminum alloy pedals with toe straps
  • Top-quality Velo saddle; 300-pound capacity; measures 24 x 47 x 43 inches (W x H x D)