Monday, August 10, 2020

Assault Fitness Airbike Classic vs Rogue Echo Bike vs Concept2 Bike Erg vs Schwinn

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.

Please contact our EAST coast sales rep Nikki. Her email is and her direct line is 760-295-4252. Thank you Please contact our WEST coast sales rep Morgan. His email is and his direct line is 760-295-4350. Thank you

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!

UPDATE 2/18/2021

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.

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