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Anyone try out the new Lemond spinning bike?(8 posts)

Anyone try out the new Lemond spinning bike?T-Doc
Nov 14, 2003 9:50 AM
I haven't seen it. What's special about it? nmDave Hickey
Nov 14, 2003 10:10 AM
Nothing special...just another of the growing brands of spinnersT-Doc
Nov 14, 2003 10:24 AM
You know how spinning stationary bikes are more like a road bike setup than the usual health club stationary bikes...I am interested in buying one rather than using the trainer...just easier to put up in the den and spin while watching the tube, plus the wife can use it without having to change bikes, etc. Giant makes one, now Lemond. They are so new I don't know if anyone has any experience with them.
Nothing special...just another of the growing brands of spinnersSlamden
Nov 14, 2003 10:44 AM
I have owned a LeMond spinner for about a year -- I think it is great. I have clipless pedals and a new seat on mine. I bought it last year when I couldn't take the noise from my trainer any more. The Lemond is really quiet and smooth; I think it is a great training tool. I can't compare it to others, though, as it is the only one I have tried.
re: Anyone try out the new Lemond spinning bike?No_sprint
Nov 14, 2003 10:33 AM
I haven't ridden it, however, I hear it is a bit more adjustable than something like the Schwinn. The biggest difference is price and the belt drive. I've got a Schwinn spinner at home. I like them and the Star Trac the best.
Lemond quite different than SchwinnstheBreeze
Nov 14, 2003 11:35 AM
I'm not sure what you mean by "new" Lemond. There has been a Lemond indoor bike on the market for several years now. I have ridden different brands of indoor bikes and like the Lemond a lot. That and the Reebok bike are very similar. Solid feel, well balanced flywheel, good resistance mechanism, very adjustable for a better fit. We have Schwinns in the program I run mostly because we got a good deal on them slightly used when a spin studio went out of business. If we could, I would like to replace them with something like the Lemond but it's too expensive for us right now.

If I were to buy one for personal use, I'd get the Lemond.
Lemond quite different than SchwinnsT-Doc
Nov 14, 2003 12:43 PM
It must be new to the retail market...I've never seen it before and Excel is now selling them for $1000. Thanks for the info.
re: Anyone try out the new Lemond spinning bike?yellowspox
Nov 15, 2003 5:03 AM
My health club replaced all the spin bikes with the Lemonds this summer. I've got about 20 hours on them since the weather started turning here in northern Illinois. They can be adjusted infinitley, the belt drive is very smooth, and they seem to be holding up very well. The only thing that took some adjustment for me was the tension knob. The old Schwinns had a short range and these bikes have many turns to get the same resistance. The club equipped these bikes w/ SPD on one side of the pedal and toe clips on the other which makes things a lot easier and less chance of somebody stripping a crank arm.