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Air Bikes

Postby cpcnw » October 7th, 2017, 5:27 am

Can anyone recommend from personal experience an air bike that will stand a decent amount of hammer. Something up to the C2 standard? Believe this is known as 'Commercial Rated' - more importantly not for 'Domestic' use.

I have been reading about Schwinn and how the older A3's where built like tanks but since they have been taken over the quality has gone down and you can't easily get parts for the older bikes [or find them easily 2nd hand in the UK]

Most reviews [Amazon and the like] by nature are mostly at the 'just purchased' stage of equipment life. A few years down the road I suspect opinions may well be different.

I'm in the North West and looking at the Tornado Air Bike vs say the Air Assault vs Airdyne AD6...

Gonna speak to these guys in the week https://www.fitnesswarehouseuk.com/prod ... o-airbike/ but until then any long term owners care to comment?

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Re: Air Bikes

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Re: Air Bikes

Postby cpcnw » October 7th, 2017, 5:59 am

Quality... but no upper body action :(

And not in UK yet...
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Re: Air Bikes

Postby Drivetofast » October 7th, 2017, 6:35 am

Rogue Fitness has the Air Assault on sale. I have this bike its a great bike seat adj up down and back and forth. I also have 2 airdynes 1 is 32 years old still works fine. I do not know anything aboutTornado I do know if I was in the market for a new air dyne I get the pro model. Most crossfit boxes have rogue assault bikes. One note I also own bike erg concept2 great bike but no upper body movement
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Re: Air Bikes

Postby DBate » October 26th, 2017, 1:25 pm

Just saw this post, in case you are still looking, here's my oppinion.

I have personally tested the Assault Air Bike and the Xebex Air Bike (which is similar to the Assault Bike). After reading several reviews I finally decided to get a Schwinn AD PRO (it's the Schwinn AD8 in Europe, same machine) about a year ago and I am happy I did.

The built is much better than the Assault and Xebex Air Bike. The AD PRO/AD8 is built like a tank (commercial grade). Even after a year of use it's still like new. One of the advantages compared to the competitors is that it is belt driven instead of chain driven, so it is quieter which might be an advantage for home use (it is for me) and there is less maintenance to do on it in the long run. Furthermore, if you read up on the Assault Bikes - Crossfit Forums or the the crossfit subreddit on reddit.com are a good source of information - you will find out that many users have issues with the built quality and run into problems within a year or two. The only downside is, that the Schwinn AD8/PRO is a bit more expensive than the competitors, especially in Europe (I live in Germany). However I am glad I paid extra and got the Schwinn; buy once, cry once I guess :wink: .

If you are looking for further info, you can find reviews about the bikes here. Besides my own observations I found them helpful when I made my decision:

Xebex Air Bike

Schwinn AD8/PRO

General Air Bike comparison

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