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The first question we are usually asked is: "What is the difference between a Spin Bike and a group cycle / indoor cycle?" The simple answer is, a registered brand trademark and specialized training course certification. Much like Band-Aids and Jell-O where the product brand name has greater recognition over its generic name best explains the difference. While Spin Bikes have been produced by a variety of manufacturers throughout the years including Schwinn, Star Trac and now Precor, the basic connection is the Spinning brand which is owned by a company in California that licenses the popular name for use. In most cases group cycles and spin bikes are similar or even identical in form and function.

Other brands that produce indoor cycles besides those mentioned above include LeMond, Matrix, Keiser, Green Series, TechnoGym, Bladez and a handful of other smaller brands. Cycling classes are a great aerobic workout and when lead by a qualified instructor can burn up to 450 calories in 45 minutes. Your group will be left with a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment that other methods of cardio can’t compete with. Indoor cycling helps you focus inwardly and work on your mind & body. If you are a self starter who prefers to go it alone without the class, we can get you dialed in with a bike that has a monitor which will track your cadence, power, time and more.


For those of you looking for a little more history, the indoor cycling industry first appeared in 1995 when a young cycling enthusiast named Johnny Goldberg developed the first group exercise program on stationary bikes forever changing the usual gym workout regimen. His partnership with Schwinn, established the Schwinn Johnny G Pro as the gold standard in group cycling or as it is now known as " Schwinn Indoor Cycling". With 5 years of huge success and the creation of a new type of the bike the Schwinn Johnny G Elite (featuring a Coasting Feature which allows the user to kick back on the pedals and have the flywheel coast freely like a road bike) it looked like things could not stop their momentum. It wasn't until 2001 when Schwinn and the "Spinning" program, now owned by Mad Dogg Athletics, then split ways.


The "Indoor Cycles" and Johnny G brand carried on and partnered with Star Trac out of Irvine, California for their manufacturing needs and began production on the Star Trac Johnny G Pro & Star Trac Johnny G Elite. The first models were black and had a lot of success entering the growing market.


At the same time, Schwinn, a division of the Nautilus Group, launched a new series of solid frame bikes titled the Schwinn Evolution and Schwinn Evolution SR (Adjustable "Smart Release" or coasting feature) which then subsequently led to its now commonly known moniker the "Schwinn Evo". The Schwinn IC Pro and Schwinn IC Elite (Coasting Feature) came into being in 2002.


Enter a new player in 2002, LeMond Fitness out of Woodinville, Washington, who sought to change whatever the established norms were in indoor cycling. LeMond developed the first belt driven bike to become extremely popular in the club mainstream. The smoothness and comfort/adjustability settings along with a very user friendly LeMond Pilot Monitor set them apart from the rest of the competition, but Star Trac and Schwinn continued to dominate the majority of the market share. After a number of years the RevMaster Classic was morphed into the new LeMond RevMaster Sport bike, keeping the soul and look of the classic with up to date additions and the same proven quality. The latest addition to the line was the LeMond RevMaster Pro with tubular steel design and easy to use comfort controls, it looks and feels like no other bike on the market.


Star Trac discontinued working with Johnny G but kept on with the Mad Dogg Athletics and their "Spinning" program. They developing the Star Trac Spinner Pro & Star Trac Spinner Elite. Shortly thereafter came the creation of their first all aluminum bike frame which was the Star Trac NXT.


In 2004 Schwinn was the first company to offer full zinc plating on its bikes and utilize the oversize ISIS ball bearing system. During this time the IC Pro & IC Elite and Evo's were still being produced but on the horizon was the next big change in indoor cycling. The AC line created the first friction-less resistance system using an ingenious magnet driven resistance system. The two modern models are the Schwinn AC Sport (Smart Release), and Schwinn AC Performance (Smart Release) and both come with an optional workout console.


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