True Bike MS Cycling Bike
True Fitness designed the Bike MS Cycling Bike to promote the cycling community’s biggest charitable cause, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Since 1946 this nonprofit has raised more than $1 billion to support MS research and advocate for people confronting the disease. The National MS Society holds more than 100 Bike MS rides in the US each year, and the True Bike MS Cycling Bike ($1099) helps promote their cause. Adjustable for a wide range of users and riding styles, the Bike MS has multiple saddle settings and multi-position handlebars. It’s meant for serious training, but it can serve beginners as well as competitive cyclists.
- Replicates a Road Bike: More than other types of exercise bikes, indoor cycle trainers help you train for outdoor rides by replicating an on-the-road sensation. The resistance system is key, and with the Bike MS you get an impressive inertia equivalent of 46.2 pounds. A tension knob between the handlebars lets you set very precise resistance. For comparison, with a traditional exercise bike you’ll get a 25-pound flywheel (less optimized for strength training and “spinning”) and about 20 resistance settings.
- Multi-Position Handlebars: Adjustable handlebars on the MS Bike help it fit different riders, plus they let you ride with different poses to train your muscles more dynamically. Foam grips cover the bars to help minimize fatigue and extend your endurance.
- Adjustable Saddle: Customized seating can make the difference between giving up and “giving your all.” True’s cycling bike saddle can be moved both vertically and horizontally. Making adjustments is easy with slide-and-lock levers (no tools required). You can also exchange the seat with one for standard road bikes.
- Pedal Clips: With serious cyclists in mind the True Cycling Bike has pedal clips. Straps or toe cages may also be included.
- Compact Dimensions: True’s MS Bike is relatively compact compared with other exercise bikes and cross trainers in general. Its footprint measures just 22” wide and 53” long. This unit is made for easy storage between workouts too; transport wheels are attached to the front; just tilt the bike to set them in action.
- Modern Design: While most indoor bikes have gray or black frames, the True cycling trainer is painted white and accented with a light blue and orange theme to help promote the National MS Society.
- High Capacity: The maximum user weight for this bike is 350 pounds. That’s a higher weight capacity than the usual for indoor cycling bikes.
- Easy Assembly: Assembling this bike is easy with illustrated directions in the owner’s manual. You’ll attach stabilizers to the frame, then add the pedals, handlebars and saddle. You can also attach levelers if you’ll be using the bike on a slightly uneven surface.