The Horizon Fitness M4 is a high quality home spinning cycle great for beginners or avid cyclists alike. Whether you are looking for an exciting way to motivate yourself into shape or want to push your riding skills and cardio training to the next level this stationary bike will help you achieve your goals. With a 42-pound fly wheel and fine-tuning resistance knobs, you can go on a casual afternoon ride or climb the mountains of the Alps all the way to the Champs-Élysées.
The sturdy frame and smooth ride of the Horizon M4 Spin Bike will even let you get out of the saddle to maintain your rhythm during a difficult stretch and supports riders up to 285 pounds. The handlebars and seat post are also easily adjustable and provide comfort and accessibility to consumers of all sizes. The frame comes with a built in wattle bottle holder and a 10 year warranty, the best for a stationary in this price range. There is an additional 1 year warranty for parts and home labor. The company has responsive customer support and will offer to send technicians to you for any potential issues.
The M4 also comes with a console computer that will measure your time, distance, speed, and calories. If you want more functionality out of an onboard computer including heart rate or RPM, any cycling monitor is compatible and can be affordable if purchased and easily installed.
For the price point is it hard to find a better quality, more functional machine. In the same class, The Sunny Health Indoor Belt Drive Cycling Bike is slightly cheaper for a similar feel and matches most of the M4’s features except the onboard computer and warranty. It only supports up to 275 pounds and the metal water bottle holder is not as conveniently located on the frame. Some users would argue that the Sunny Health rides a bit quieter than the Horizon bike, however any noise may just be that the flywheel and chain became slightly misaligned during shipping and can be adjusted for a quieter ride at home or at any local cycling store. The M4 also tops the Sunny Health model in look, with a sleek black, chrome, and blue design that boasts quality with its appearance over Sunny’s slightly clumsy, matte aesthetics and red and grey trim. The M4 also ships about 20 pounds lighter, and the frame comes pre-assembled so that you only have to attach the handlebars, seat post, and pedals upon unpacking.
If you are looking for a higher-end experience maintaining quality construction, the Diamondback Fitness 510Ic Indoor Cycle boasts computer controlled resistance and workouts, a built in heart rate monitor, and wattage output. However this bike will run you about twice as much and may not be able to match the intensity of the manual resistance tuning of the M4.