Stationary Spin Bikes vs. Outdoors Cycling

Stationary Spin Bikes vs. Outdoors Cycling

Today, more than ever before, people are searching out ways to stay fit while home. One of the most popular pieces of equipment on the market is spin bikes. However, if you’ve contemplated cycling, you know there are two kinds of bikes you could use – a stationary bike or a road bike.

As they sound, a stationary bike is the one you keep in your home gym, whereas a road bike is used for outdoor use. When it comes to road bikes, there are several types to choose from. From mountain to touring, selecting the proper bike for your needs requires looking at where and how it will be used.

Let’s look at this subject a bit more.


Considering safety.

Depending on where you live, what’s available for safe riding could be tricky. For instance, if you live in the heart of the city, you may be facing busy streets when venturing out. That is unless you hop in the car to ride elsewhere. Of course, riding in areas meant more for commuters always poses signifcant safety concerns.

However, a stationary spin bike eliminates all of these concerns. Furthermore, slipping on dirt, falling on bumpy terrain, and so forth is no longer a concern. That said, injuries can still occur on spin bikes. Overexertion and pulled muscles from improper stretching are the two most common concerns.


Where will you store your bike?

Let us start by saying there is an estimated 1.6 million bikes stolen each year. So, if you opt for an outdoor bike, considering where you will store it is crucial. Whether you have locked storage, a garage, or a rack – if your bike becomes one of the statistics, we promise you’ll be bummed! However, avoiding this hassle by considering a spin bike as your means of fitness could be the solution you need.


Availability of use.

Living in New England, one must consider how often you can use an outdoor bike. With cold icy winters and monsoon springs, time is limited. But, you can hop on a stationary bike any time of any day.


When comparing the two, a stationary bike may provide more consistent workouts. Considering road bikes, you will certainly face detours, closures, undesirable weather conditions, and more at one point. Spin bikes, however, provide a stable environment where the element of surprise is removed.


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