BikeErg decibel levels.

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BikeErg decibel levels.

Postby chipman » December 8th, 2017, 9:47 pm

For all you who have both the BikeErg and the rower, could you give me an idea of the coomparative noise levels? I live in a Condo and my downstairs neighbor used to always complain about the rower (model C) until I found an effective rubber mat that dampened the sound enough. I really want the concept2 over the the rest of the spin bikes available, it's just the potential of neighborly complaints that is holding me back. Thanks for any help.

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Re: BikeErg decibel levels.

Postby Kdohne » December 10th, 2017, 8:51 pm

I just got the BikeErg this past week after a few years with the rower. From on the bike it is much quieter and I have not figured out why. Not sure how that translates to neighbors above or below - both of mine are on a basement floor (and I don't have neighbors). There is a belt vs a chain on the rower - that may be a reason why. I don't have to have the music near as loud for the BikeErg...
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Re: BikeErg decibel levels.

Postby Cant Climb » December 11th, 2017, 4:17 pm

Bike is quietest of the three. At 500-600 watts the noise can pick up a bit. But at normal training watts (200-300) it is very quite.
Often my son rides the BikeErg in the morning when i'm making breakfast in the next room. I can just hear the faintest sound that he is on the BikeErg.
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Re: BikeErg decibel levels.

Postby chipman » December 11th, 2017, 4:41 pm

Thanks for the replies. I have confidence my rabbit eared neighbor will not be bothered. For me, Of all the "spin bikes" out there, the BikeErg seems to have everything going for it
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Re: BikeErg decibel levels.

Postby Carl Watts » December 11th, 2017, 5:57 pm

The bike should be quieter, the power going into the flywheel is more constant.

The Erg has massive power peaks during the drive that are like 3 times higher than the "Average power" to compensate for the recovery phase.

2 minute pace on the rower would be like putting in 600 watts on the bike for the equivalent noise.
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Re: BikeErg decibel levels.

Postby Mmbernard1 » January 9th, 2018, 1:38 pm

Using an app on my phone and phone in cradle on top of PM I recorded the below. App is certainly not scientifically accurate, but good enough for this comparison. Fan housing set on 5 and I maintained a rate of 2 minute per 500/1000m.

Rower- 75db
SkiErg- 75db
Bikerg- 67db

My perception is the rower is slightly louder than the SkiErg due to chain and seat rollers. Bike is noticeably more quiet.

I don’t find any of the machine loud however.
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