The Body Sculpture BC4620 studio bike features a wide range of adjustable features to ensure you can closely match your body position to any existing road bike you may have, making this an ideal design for higher intensity workouts.
[one_half]If you are considering buying a new exercise bike to use in your own home gym, you will generally have to choose between 3 different types; upright, recumbent, and studio.
While each of these has its benefits, studio bikes tend to be tailored more towards higher intensity cardio, whereas upright and recumbent bikes would be a better option if you enjoy using preset workout programs.
That being said, if a studio bike is what you are looking for then the Body Sculpture BC4620 has some very useful features to ensure your workouts are both comfortable and effective.
The balance between seat position and handlebar height is perhaps the most important thing to get right when setting up any studio bike.
The position of your upper body and distance from the pedals can have a big effect on how much power you can put into your cycling.[/one_half]
This is why the seat for the Body Sculpture BC4620 can be adjusted both horizontally and vertically using a simple set of hand wheels, ensuring this bike is well suited to a wide range of user heights, and making it a much closer match to your road or mountain bike.
Although the handlebars aren’t adjustable in terms of their angle, they can be raised and lowered to suit your own personal preference.
The resistance is manually adjusted using a tension dial attached to the front of the bike, within easy reach of the handlebars.
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Body Sculpture BC4620 – Features Summary
- Computer monitors: Scan, Time, Speed, Distance and Calories Used
- Fully adjustable deluxe saddle (horizontally or vertically)
- Adjustable manual tension dial for varied workout resistance
- 13kg flywheel
Display console design
Although display consoles are much less advanced on studio bikes compared the upright and recumbent designs, the Body Sculpture BC4620 does provide you with a clear screen to display some of your most important workout information.
This includes time, speed, distance, and an estimation of the calories burned, but not your heart rate. If monitoring your heart rate during your workouts is important to you, there is a range of high quality heart rate monitors currently available for a very reasonable price.
So what about the negatives?
[one_half]One of the best ways to build up an accurate picture of how the bike performs across a range of people is to read through reviews on shopping sites such as Amazon.
The vast majority of these are currently rated at either 4 or 5 stars, with the only real negative points relating to the handlebars or water bottle holder.[/one_half]
In these cases it was simply that the water bottle felt a little loose or the handlebars could have been improved by adding an angle adjustment, but no real negatives on the actual performance or quality of the bike.