The Assault Air Bike is awesome for a number reasons, the first of which is that it looks like one of those old fashioned penny farthing bikes, with the huge front wheel.
That wheel is in fact a giant fan that is used to create air resistance. You control the resistance by how fast you travel, which sounds natural enough but is actually quite rare for fitness equipment.
Usually exercise bikes use weights and pulleys to create resistance.
Assault Air Bikes are very popular right now and can be found in all of the upmarket gyms, CrossFit boxes, and boutique fitness studios.
They are also available for (and perfectly suited to) the home. In this article we are going to take an in-depth look at the Assault Air Bike, assessing its benefits and flaws, helping you to decide for yourself whether this bike is the right choice for you.
What We Love About the Assault Air Bike
Cards on the table, we absolutely love the Assault Air Bike. Assault Fitness as a company are well respected, and everything they touch turns to gym-based gold.
The Air Bike is no exception. The handles are ergonomically designed to be as comfortable as possible, and non-slip during a sweaty workout.
The seat and pedals are heavy duty and can survive a lot of punishment. The bike is easily transportable thanks to small wheels that are attached to the front of the bike.
You can just lift the back off the floor and wheel it away.
The console is superb, providing some seriously challenging training programs, both low intensity and high intensity (depending on which you prefer).
The bike has a maximum user weight capacity of 350lbs. This is superb for an indoor bicycle. Usually the max weight is closer to 250lbs.
Making the Assault Air Bike much more inclusive than a lot of the competition.
Having a really good max weight capacity is often indicative of a well-made, sturdy, and durable design.
What We Don’t Love About the Assault Air Bike
While the pedals and seat are clearly designed to reflect the commercial gym machines that you see in every spin class, they are NOT particularly comfortable.
This is something that we wish they’d changed to reflect the fact that it can be bought at home.
Ergonomically designed seats should be enforced by law in our opinion!
The pedals are durable, but without the cage design of a normal spin bike. Meaning that every once in a while, your feet may fly off them.
Petty complaints really, but issues none the less. A nice comfy seat, and a way to strap your feet into the pedals are two changes we’d love to see in future designs.
The Air Bike by Assault Fitness is deservedly one of the most popular cardio machines around.
It is beautifully designed, well-constructed, and they will look gorgeous in your house.
Improving the comfort a little bit would have been a really nice touch, but nobody is perfect!