The Exerpeuitc LX905 is a solid entry level spin bike for beginners and intermediate riders. It has been introduced as a unpgrade from the popular LX9 that is being phased out. Straight off the bat – I am impressed with the beefy 40lb flywheel that is great to see at this price range. This heavy fly wheel is what you need to ensure that the pedal motion is smooth, especially when pedalling fast or at high resistance. Made from cast iron and coated in chrome its looks good and spins smoothly.
The pedals are fixed to the flywheel, and won’t stop turning if the flywheel is moving. Connecting to the flywheel is a chain drive, that gives excellent feedback on the flywheel. This gives a good quiet ride, especially with the three piece pedal cranks.
These three elements combine to give a great feel to the bike, you can almost imagine being out on the road!
The seat is comfortable, with a nice amount of cushioning. Even better is the adjustability! For and aft movement keeps you the right position above the pedals. The nice chunky handles make adjusting easy and quick. There is enough padding in the saddle that you can get away with wearing shorts, some may want to pick up a saddle cover to be sure.
The handlebars are also well padded and provide a good support for the higher resistance climbs. A nice feature that we like on the handlebars is the elbow cushions. These enable you to get down low when sprinting and feel secure by resting the elbows while your arms stretch out in front.
Possibly the only issue with the handlebars is that they don’t adjust forwards and back. Thing is they are so long that its no problem to find the right position for your arms. After adjusting (up and down) they lock safely into place with the locking pins so there is no chance of them slipping mid workout.
The other nice touch is the built in heart rate sensors. These are reasonably accurate and provide great feedback to your workout. Beats having to wear a chest strap or heart rate monitor!
The pedals are a straight forward set of aluminum alloys. Each pedal has a toe strap to keep your feet secure on the pedals even at high speed. Although you may decide to use your SPD shoes with optional pedals
Its rare to find a computer on a spin bike, yet Exerpeutic have included one with the LX905. As you might expect it includes all the basic details: distance, time, speed, calories burned. Most surprising is that it includes a pulse monitor. This feature for us sets it well apart from other bikes in this price bracket.
We also like the clear display of the console that is bright and easy to read.
Anything else you should know?
The bike also ships with a bottle holder, and is recommended for a user height range of 5’2” to 6’6”
Alternatives to the LX905
|Bladez Fitness Fusion GS II Indoor Cycle||$329.98|
|Exerpeutic LX7 Training Cycle||$249.00|
|Exerpeutic LX905 Indoor Cycle Trainer with Computer and Heart Pulse Sensors||$362.84 - $544.90|
|Schwinn IC2 Bike||$299.00 - $382.72|
|Sunny Health & Fitness Belt Drive Indoor Cycling Bike||$327.79|
|Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike||$254.07|
Pros and Cons of the LX905
- Heavy Flywheel
- Pulse Meter
- Frame could be heavier
What are other reviews saying about the LX905?
This is a fairly new bike to the market, and initial feedback has been good. Receiving 3.9 out of 5 stars on amazon.
Users like the clear console, which is much better than bikes at a similar price. It also feels like a solid bike, much closer to those you find in a gym
“I am a group fitness instructor and certified cycle instructor. I love this bike! I feel like I get a studio quality ride at home”
“Solid bike-well shipped-easy assembly (believe me if I am saying easy it’s easy!)”
“High quality, good price, no problems! Fast delivery, easy to assemble. Just what I had hoped for.”
For more user reviews click here – Exerpeutic LX905 Reviews
Summary: Should you buy one?
If you are looking for a well made entry level spin bike then you won’t go far wrong with this. The RSP is nearly $600, however if you buy from Amazon they offer an Amazing discount. Last time I checked this was , it could be more now.
Exerpeutic LX905 Indoor Cycle Trainer with Computer and Heart Pulse Sensors Review Summary:
If you want a more challenging workout than a typical exercise bike, then the LX905 is the cycling bike for you.