Durable, comfortable, and smooth are all qualities of the Spirit Fitness semi-recumbent bikes. Easy adjustments, bright LCD screens, a cooling fan, and mesh back seats are standard on all models.
Since they arrived on the fitness scene in 1983, the goal at Spirit has always been delivering the best workout possible through high quality exercise machines with a focus on innovation and continual improvements. It is that same simple purpose which continues today in designing and developing every piece of equipment that bears the Spirit Fitness name. They make it their business to ensure that each new equipment design meets the same demanding standards that have crafted their brand.
Through research performed with a leading sports scientist and physical rehabilitation expert, Spirit engineering has developed a breakthrough in pedal design. Typical stationary exercise bikes are wider than a normal road bike. The reason is to allow for the braking mechanism, pulleys, drive components and plastic covers. Since the bike is wider, so is the distance between the pedals; this width between the pedals is called the Q factor.
Spirit has designed their pedal system so the Q factor is the smallest in the industry, but didn't stop there.They also custom designed and tooled a new pedal that provides a 2° inward tilt to compensate for the Q factor not being perfect. Having a small Q factor in addition to the 2° inward tilt of the pedals puts the user into a biomechanical neutral alignment. This means that your feet, ankles, knees and hips are lined up properly ensuring a comfortable workout.
Comfortable exercise machines and fun workouts are important focuses at Spirit Fitness. They're keenly aware that the most common reason people quit working out is boredom first and discomfort second. You'll find a high-quality fan is most of their exercise bikes and other fitness equipment. They also integrate audio speakers for MP3 players into the consoles of most of their machines to keep you engaged and enjoying your workout, allowing you to acheive those all important goals faster.