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08-01-2019, 12:35   #1
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Looking for a good Spin bike between 200-300euro

Hello, I'm looking for a Spin Bike between 200-300euro that preferably has a 3 crank pedal system.

I've been on Argos and Elverys sites but the bikes don't represent good value.

I was considering buying from Irishsportswarehouse but they have poor customer reviews.

Can anyone recommend a company to buy from.

Thank you

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08-01-2019, 13:06   #2
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I've no experience with them so wouldn't know a good one if it hit me in the face but purely by coincidence I was flicking through a brochure for home store and more of all places earlier and noticed a few reported has being half price at the minute.

https://www.homestoreandmore.ie/sear...e&lang=default likely rubbish but thought I'd throw it out there when I saw the post.
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You might get better stuff second hand on adverts.There is a guy in Dunshaughlin in Meath selling a lot of stuff with good feedback.(Havent got anything off him or no connection)
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Try Decathlon in Belfast.

Good bikes that are within your budget.
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I seen this in Elverys in Dundrum last week and it caught my eye.
I can't say if its any good but it looked fairly decent.
I think they also had another one there that was a bit more expensive, about 300 i think.

http://www.elverys.ie/elverys/en/Elv...00000001071555
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Woodies have one for 200euro at the minute. Not sure if it is any good but at least you can return it without much hassle.
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Thanks for the replies. I've looked at the bikes mentioned but I don't think they have a 3 crank pedal.

The bike below from McSport has a 3 crank pedal. It doesn't have clipless pedals though, only toe straps. Does anyone know if I could replace the pedals with Shimano Clipless pedals and if so would it be worth doing.
https://www.mcsport.ie/p/hit-fitness...-bike/hit00233
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What do you mean by 3 crank pedal?
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What do you mean by 3 crank pedal?
I've googled it and no wiser , awaits response from OP ..... curious
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3 piece crank versus 1 piece: https://indoorsfitness.com/recumbent...ks-difference/
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I've googled it and no wiser , awaits response from OP ..... curious
I should have said 3 piece Crank. It's stronger than a 1 piece and allows Clipless Pedals to be substituted for the original pedals that come with the bike.

Regarding Clipless pedals:
The site below gives good info on clipless pedals and their compatible cleats and shoes.
https://yourexercisebike.com/spin-bi...spinning-shoes

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I would imagine most spin bikes have removable pedals. Will check the Woodies ones when I'm passing for you.
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I would imagine most spin bikes have removable pedals. Will check the Woodies ones when I'm passing for you.
Thanks, however I think Clipless pedals need a 9/16th inch thread. I think most budget bikes have 1 piece cranks which are 1/2 inch thread. I could be wrong on that, Im going by what I find on the web.
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Not being smart just a suggestion, but you could get a year membership in the gym for that money with spin bikes, lots of other cardio machines and a pool etc. Maybe that's not an option for your lifestyle but jusy my two cents. Good luck with it.
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Not being smart just a suggestion, but you could get a year membership in the gym for that money with spin bikes, lots of other cardio machines and a pool etc. Maybe that's not an option for your lifestyle but jusy my two cents. Good luck with it.
I was considering the Gym but membership has to be renewed. A good bike should last a good few years and it eliminates travel + bike can be sold later and about 50% of money recouped.

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