ProForm 300 SPX Indoor Cycle Trainer Review
Update: PROFORM 300 SPX has been discontinued. To find a suitable replacement, check out our Exercise Bike Reviews page
The main selling point of the ProForm 300 SPX is undoubtedly its flywheel, which weighs an impressive 44 pounds. Considering that the 300 SPX comes with a complete lack of technological features it’s clear where the money went, and we’re not complaining.
Pedaling feels smooth, particularly with the chain drive system at work, and the overall cycling experience is about as good as you’re going to find at this price. The braking system also works well, allowing you to start and stop smoothly and easily.
The 300 SPX utilizes a felt resistance system. As there is no computer console, the resistance must be changed manually via an adjustment knob, but due to the location of this knob changing the level of resistance while cycling isn’t bothersome and is unlikely to interrupt your workout.
Just like any other spin bike, the ProForm SPX’s seat is too hard, resulting in a rather sore backside after a long riding session.
However, it’s good to see that ProForm have got things right in other areas, such as the toe cages with straps, keeping your feet firmly in place as you cycle, and the adjustable, non-slip handlebars that feature multi-position grips.
The ProForm 300 SPX is backed by a 5-year frame and 90-day parts and labor warranty.
PROFORM 300 SPX INDOOR CYCLE USER REVIEWS
Users have had good things to say about the 300 SPX. Many feel that the assembly process is simple, the bike is quiet in operation, and the workout feels smooth and true. Users also feel that the seat is too uncomfortable, though.
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We know that the 300 SPX is about as cheap as you’re going to find a spin bike for, but a computer monitor would’ve been appreciated, even if it simply displayed time and distance. It doesn’t seem as if users care about this, though, judging by the reviews we’ve read. The seat, on the other hand, warrants complaint, as it is too hard to be comfortable.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW?
The 300 SPX measures 48.6 x 19.9 x 46.5 inches, can accommodate users up to 250 pounds, comes with adjustable leveling feet, transport wheels and a water bottle holder.
For just a few hundred dollars, it’s unlikely that you will find a spin bike better than the ProForm 300 SPX. While the seat could be more comfortable, it’s hard to hold this against the bike, as spin bikes are renowned for their hard seats. As mentioned, a computer monitor also would’ve been a nice touch.
However, don’t get us wrong, the 300 SPX is well worth a look at, particularly as it comes with a 44 pound flywheel which is impressive in any price range let alone this one.
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ProForm 300 SPX Review