Now that I have my Concept2 rower, I naturally need to start researching a bike erg. This is a segment of the market where the options are essentially endless and there is no clear cut winner. I originally started this post off with the following statement:
When I expand my gym from 100 square feet to 300 square feet, I will add the Assault Fitness AirBike Classic ($699) or Rogue Echo Bike ($775). Both have free shipping. No rush on those items. I have my hands full right now.
Then I got a chat screen while looking up the Assault Fitness AirBike.
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Then I started browing Craig's List and Facebook Marketplace and got some other ideas in my head. The beauty is that I do not need one of these nor did I use one very often when I was a member of a gym. It is a good warm up tool and also plays into H.I.I.T. programming well. They are priced very competitively.
Might be best to snag one from the secondary market. It is a really good feeling to be in a position where my training is not limited by any piece of equipment. At this point everything is a nice to have. However the most important nice to have is of course a larger gym!
Not much on the secondary market.
Assault has come out with $899 Assault Pro that has some upgraded features in the monitor and heart rate connectivity, but not $200 worth.
Rogue Echo Bike is still available, but now $795
Concept2 Bike Erg is $990
Schwinn Airdyne AD6 is $599 and the AD7 with negligible monitor improvements is $899
I still do not have room for one of these.