Here is my solution to one of my biggest frustrations: watching someone ride with little or no resistance. Bikes like the Keiser M3, Cycleops Pro 300PT and the new Schwinn A.C. Performance indoor cycle offer “Power” measurements that show how much actual work your are creating, but typical Indoor Cycling Bikes offer nothing.
So what do you do when you are stuck with a room full of Spinner NXTs? Watch the video for a simple method that anyone can use to measure the relative amount of work done in class.
Here is a link to a $45.00 similar Digital Laser Thermometer over at Amazon KINTREX IRT0421 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer with Laser Targeting My thermometer is old and doesn't seem to be available anymore.
Find a sheet of mailing labels, paint it with a flat spray paint.
IMPORTANT! Check to see where the resistance pad makes contact with the flywheel so it doesn't remove the lable. New Spinners and LeMonds come down from the top so the label needs to be placed like on the video. Newer Schwinn bikes & Johnny G bikes the pads grip from each side so the label goes on the outer face.
Let me know what you think about this by leaving a comment below.
John is a member on the AFS (Association of Fitness Studios) Advisory Council.
Holding certifications from; Schwinn, Heart Zones, Team ICG and Life Time Fitness, John's held regularly scheduled cycling classes between 1998 and 2015 when he moved to Florida.
When the weather permits, you'll find him riding and leading outdoor groups by himself or with his Tandem partner (wife) Amy.
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