The Tunturi Platinum Sprinter exercise bike is the leading studio cycle design that forms part of the high quality ‘Platinum’ range, which also includes the Platinum Upright Bike and Platinum 4-in-1 Strength Station.
Adjustable saddle and handlebars
[one_half]Although cycling is generally considered a very safe and low impact form of exercise, making sure you are in the correct position is an important part of staying injury free.
This is why the Tunturi Platinum Sprinter bike features both an adjustable seat and a set of adjustable handlebars, to ensure you are positioned in a way that is comfortable and beneficial to your training.
In a similar way to how you adjust the handlebars on a road bike, a quick release lever can be loosened to quickly allow the handlebars to be raised or lowered, depending on your preference.[/one_half]
One of the more unique features of the Tunturi Platinum Sprinter is that these handlebars can also be adjusted horizontally. In the same way that you can adjust the seat’s distance from the handlebars, the handlebars can be moved closer to or further away from you.
This ensures the bike is better suited to a range of user heights than lower priced designs, such as the Livestrong 9.9IC.
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Tunturi Platinum Sprinter – Features Summary
- Flywheel Mass: 22 Kg / 48 Lbs
- Resistance Levels: Infinite
- Brake: Manual Friction Pad
- Transport Wheels
- Ergonomic Components: Multigrip, Sports saddle, SPD pedals
- Seat Adjustment: Horizontal + Vertical
[one_half]Whereas upright cycling will usually see your body remain in a seated position throughout much of the workout, studio bikes are designed around higher intensity workouts, which often require an adjustment in body position.
This is why the handlebars have been created with a range of angles and grip positions, to allow you to quickly alter your grip and support your upper body, while still being as comfortable as possible.
The resistance can be adjusted using a small hand wheel positioned just above the flywheel, with the Tunturi Platinum Sprinter providing infinite resistance levels.[/one_half]
With this flywheel weighing 22kg on its own and the bike weighing in at 68kg, the transport wheels attached to the front base stabilizer are a useful addition.
This makes it much easier to transport the bike or roll it out of the way when not in use.
Importance of the larger flywheel
[one_half]If you are thinking about buying a studio style bike for indoor cycling at home, one of the main differences you will notice between designs is the size of the flywheel.
While upright bikes will usually feature a flywheel not much bigger than 7kg, studio style bikes will often have a much larger flywheel of between 12kg and 22kg.
Although the Tunturi Platinum Sprinter has one of the largest flywheels of any bike, beating the Pro-Form 290SPX and Livestrong 9.9IC, and equalling the JTX Cyclo-6, how does this actually benefit you?[/one_half]
If a studio bike has a larger flywheel it will usually provide a smoother cycle that more closely resembles the wheel motion of a road bike, compared to bikes with smaller flywheels.
Although the heavier flywheel will take a bit longer to get moving at the start of your workouts, once moving it will continue to spin smoothly for a longer period of time, even if you stop cycling.