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. In the exercise machines industry, this width between the pedals is called the Q factor.
ENGINEERED FOR PROPER BODY ALIGNMENT
Their pedal system is designed so the Q factor is the smallest in the industry, but the improvements made don't stop there. Spirit 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.
MONITOR YOUR MUSCLE ACTIVITY
On top of the Spirit breakthrough pedal design engineering, the XBR55 bike has excellent workout measuring capabilities on the console.
The console features found on the XBR25 are just the beginning. The main screen will display RPM, Calories burned, Time (elapsed or countdown), Distance travelled, Pulse, and Resistance Level, Program Name, Watts, # of Laps completed, and Segment Time. There is also a resistance level profile graph that lets you see how hard you have worked and how challenging the upcoming segments will be.
Additional workout monitoring on the XBR55 also include:
IMPORTANT: This fitness bike is intended for residential use only and is warranted for this application. Any other application voids this warranty in its entirety.