I love exercise bicycles. I have been using one every day for the last ten years. I currently have four exercise bicycles in my house and use the three that work all the time. I have found that the best time of day for me to exercise is when I first get up in the morning and before I’ve had a cup of coffee.
I searched for a long time before I found the exercise bicycles that were built the best and lasted the longest. I have several friends that used my research to buy exercise bicycles that ended up being a place to hang towels and laundry. What a waste! Good exercise bicycles can be inspiring and liberating.
My favorite one of my exercise bicycles is my Keys CardioMax 550. I bought the optional wireless heart rate monitor and it was a great addition. I also like to read sometimes while I am using my exercise bicycles and this model has an acrylic reading rack. I am hard pressed to come up with any flaws with this machine.
I originally found my CardioMax while I was researching exercise bicycles in ConsumerGuide magazine. They rated this machine to be a great “Budget Buy”. I took advantage of a sale price at an online store and had it shipped free to my home.
I already had a machine that I was using a lot and loved, but I thought that having even more exercise bicycles would be a good plan. I am so glad that I bought it. I was surprised by how smooth and silent the belt drive was. This machine even has a fully electromagnetic resistance system.
I know that I can’t afford it, but I sure would like to add a Monark 894E Ergomedic Peak bike to my collection of exercise bicycles. The price tag is over three thousand dollars and well past my price range. I found a dealer in a neighboring city that had one on display.
The dealer that let me ride on the Monark was very nice. His exercise bicycles were all so expensive. He said that he sells a lot of units to rich, bored housewives and also to health clubs. Health clubs like to have super nice exercise bicycles to lure in potential clients and to keep clients they already have.
There aren’t any health clubs near me that have a Monark. I regularly call health clubs within about a fifty mile radius of my home inquiring about their exercise bicycles. I will join the first club that buys a Monark.