What is the practical difference between a spinning and 'regular' stationary exercise bike?
January 21, 2008 11:21 PM Subscribe
If you take away the typical circumstances of a spinning/indoor cycling class (energetic music/instructor) what is the actual practical difference between a spinning and a regular stationary bike?
I am going to have to replace my current exercise bike with a new one in the very near future and I am trying to decide whether to purchase a spinning bike or a regular one. I have been to two spinning classes in the past few weeks and liked the bikes and the classes but can't really figure out why the same thing couldn't be done on a (good) regular exercise bike. Basically I'm finding it hard to find solid, non-commercial information on how to choose the right exercise bike, spinning or otherwise. I know there are (important) differences in what type of system the bikes use for resistance but the terms (drummagnet, electromagnet, motorised magnetic etc.). are vague, overlap and are never properly explained. Unlike say MP3 players which are reviewed and discussed on many a site it seems like home fitness equipment is something people do not like to talk about.