The DERACY Indoor Cycling Bike is an affordable and entry-level fitness equipment designed for home use even though it has a sturdy construction that could withstand light-commercial use.
It is one of those intriguing indoor cycling bikes with a concealed exterior for safety and cosmetic purposes.
It has a friction resistance system and a belt drive that provides smooth and quiet operation.
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The Frame & Construction
The DERACY Indoor Cycling Bike is equipped with a solid and durable triangular structured anti-corrosion coated steel frame and ABS coverings.
It has a predominantly black color with exception of the seat and the handlebar posts that are finished with a silver color.
As a result, it looks elegant and supports users that are up to 330 lbs./150 kg.
Since the bike is mostly wrapped up in durable plastic material, the frame is protected from sweat droplets that might cause rust. Moreover, users should be able to train with some level of safety that also protects pets and kids from injury.
The base features rounded steel stabilizer bars with adjustable levelers for optimizing stability on most workout platforms.
Although, using a protective rubber mat underneath the bike could enhance stability and also prevent potential damage to the floor.
The bike can easily be moved from one room to another through the front-mounted transport wheels.
Its assembled dimensions are 38.5’’ long by 21.5’’ wide by 47.5’’ high. In other words, the bike needs a workout area with measurements of 3’2’’ length by 1’8’’ width and an additional 2’ clearance around it for a safe and convenient workout experience.
The Seat of the DERACY Indoor Cycling Bike
The seat is similar to a regular road bicycle seat.
It is not very comfortable, hence, you should either use an extra cushion (gel seat cover) or swap it with a better saddle if you wish to exercise longer without discomfort.
It is 4-way adjustable; it could be adjusted vertically (upward/downward) and horizontally (fore/aft) between 32.5’’-41.4’’, providing you with several height options for a perfect fit.
Differently put, users between the heights of 4’11’’-6’3’’ are supported.
The handlebar is multi-grip designed and coated with soft anti-slip rubber foam material. Hence, you can exercise longer in different positions that mimic uphill ride, flat terrain ride, and downslope ride without feeling slippage or discomfort in your hands.
It is 2-way adjustable. This means it is possible to adjust it upward and downward between 39.5’’-47.5’’.
It takes only a few seconds to get the seat and the handlebar adjusted to preferred positions.
That said, console and heart rate sensors are not available, and as a result, you can’t read your workout progress except if you use an external tracking device.
The DERACY Indoor Cycling Bike comes with metallic alloy toe caged pedals with adjustable safety straps. They are attached to durable steel crankset and crank-arms.
Consequently, they can accommodate different foot sizes and allow up to 330 lbs./150 kg users to safely perform out-of-seat pedaling.
This also means users can only exercise with standard gym shoes because special clip-in shoes are not compatible.
However, the pedals can be replaced with a pair of SPD pedals since the thread is 9/16’’ standard.
This bike is belt-driven, therefore, it consists of elements such as a durable poly V-belt, pulleys, a crankset, crank-arms, and a 33 lbs./15 kg perimeter weighted flywheel.
Its operation is smooth, quiet, and maintenance-free.
In other words, the belt drive system doesn’t generate any sound during a workout session and neither are you required to periodically lubricate or adjust any part.
This is one of the reasons so many individuals prefer belt-driven indoor cycling bikes.
Seeing that the drive system is fixed, the pedals and the flywheel spin simultaneously when pedaling thereby making it impossible to coast on the bike as one could on a road bicycle.
Therefore, for safety reasons, you will have to apply the emergency brake (push the tension knob down) whenever you wish to suddenly exit the bike.
While on the flip side, you can pedal in reverse to diversify your workouts and tone more muscle groups.
The Resistance System
The DERACY Indoor Cycling Bike integrates a friction resistance system with infinite adjustable levels. It could be adjusted via the tension knob that is situated on the main-frame tubing.
The resistance is generated when the felt brake pad that is connected to the tension knob comes in contact with the top surface of the 33 lbs./15 kg perimeter weighted flywheel. During this process, friction occurs, which may cause a squealing sound.
Although, the squealing sound could be prevented if the felt brake pad is saturated with silicon-based oil.
The resistance system provides unlimited workout challenges that are suitable for everyone, regardless of their physical fitness level. To increase or decrease your workout intensity, simply turn the tension knob clockwise or counterclockwise, respectively.
That said, since the resistance levels are not predefined, it will be difficult to keep track of your strength and endurance improvement because it won’t be clear when you progressed from using a lower resistance level to a higher level.
This indoor cycling bike doesn’t have a console.
Differently put, it doesn’t provide a means of tracking your workout progress, unless you use an external tracking device.
The DERACY Indoor Cycling Bike is equipped with all-in-one holders for a tablet device and water bottles.
Thus, you can conveniently place any smartphone device and a water bottle(s) on it for entertainment, training, and hydration purposes.
This is a compact machine that is also portable.
Its dimensions are 38.5’’ long by 21.5’’ wide; therefore, a storage area with measurements of 3’2’’ length by 1’8’’ width can accommodate it.
Moreover, despite the fact it weighs about 117 lbs./53 kg, the transport wheels at the front base facilitate the relocation process easily.
- It has a heavy-duty construction that supports 330 lbs./150 kg maximum user weight capacity
- Its concealed frame, drive train, and flywheel makes it environmentally safe for pets and children
- It is compact and portable; thus, requires a smaller area for workouts and storage, and can easily be moved from one spot to another
- The seat is adjustable and replaceable
- The handlebar offers multiple hand positions that provide firm and comfortable grips
- The toe caged pedals with adjustable safety straps offer secure foot placement that holds even during a vigorous pedaling, and they have standard 9/16’’ thread, hence, can be replaced with clip-in pedals
- It features a robust base with adjustable levelers at the rear for optimum stability on most types of flooring
- Users can pedal in reverse to tone more muscle groups
- The bike’s operation is smooth and quiet due to the belt drive system
- It features a friction resistance system that provides easy to extremely difficult workout challenges that are suitable for beginners, intermediaries, and advanced users
- The maintenance requirement is limited
- Assembly is pretty easy and straightforward
- Tablet and water bottle holders are included
- No console/monitor nor HR sensors
- Resistance levels are not pre-defined
- The seat not very comfortable
- 1 Year warranty
Product Dimensions & Specifications
- Length: 38.5’’
- Width: 21.5’’
- Height: 47.5’’
- Shipping dimensions: 42’’ L x 37’’ W x 11’’ H
- Net weight: 117 lbs./53 kg
- Gross weight: 121 lbs./54.85 kg
- Maximum user weight capacity: 330 lbs./150 kg
- Frame: Steel
- Drive: Belt
- Resistance: Friction and manually adjustable
- Console: N/A
- Transport wheels: Yes
- Seat: 4-way adjustable
- Handlebar: 2-way adjustable
- Pedals: Toe cages with adjustable safety straps
- Flywheel: 33 lbs./15 kg
- Floor stabilizers: Yes
- Tablet holder: Yes
- Water bottle holders: Yes
The DERACY Indoor Cycling Bike is shipped out in a box that weighs 121 lbs./54.85 kg with dimensions of 42’’ long by 37’’ wide by 11’’ high.
The delivery is made in a couple of days upon purchase.
As aforementioned, this bike’s assembly is simple and straightforward.
It takes about 30 minutes, more or less to completely get it assembled because you are only required to attach the stabilizer bars, the seat/handlebar posts, the seat, the handlebar, and the pedals to the main unit.
Also, an instruction manual and the tools required for the assembly are included in the package.
The felt brake pad may need periodic lubrication, and there is the need to always inspect the bike before use to ensure that every part is in good condition.
The DERACY Indoor Cycling Bike is primarily designed for home use even though it has a commercial standard construction.
It supports up to 330 lbs./150 kg maximum user weight capacity, and it enables users to lose weight, improve heart and lungs’ health, and tone muscle groups.