Saddle up and ride silently and swiftly on the Sunny Pro II SF-B1964 Indoor Cycling Bike. Indoor exercise bikes with magnetic resistance provide a riding experience within the comfort of your own home. Transform your magnetic bike from an indoor cardio trainer to a total body fitness experience by incorporating dumbbells into your workout sessions.
The heavier the flywheel, the smoother the ride! Sunny’s flywheel is second to none when feeling like you are riding outdoors! No more jerky, out-of-control movements, regardless of speed or resistance level! The magnetic resistance brake is contactless with the flywheel resulting in a virtually maintenance-free experience with a smooth and quiet ride.
Stay on top of your riding metrics with the fitness monitor digital display. It tracks the Time, Speed, Distance, Calories, RPM, and Pulse. It also features an Odometer and a Scan function. Keep your heart rate high and consistent for an effective and efficient workout. Integrated hand grip pulse sensors allow a quick and convenient tracking of this vital fitness metric.
Learn more in my complete review below!
Product: Sunny Pro II SF-B1964 Indoor Cycling Bike
Warranty: Frame 3 years, Parts 180 days
My rating: 8.5/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 48.8L x 20.1W x 49.2H inches (124L x 51W x 125H cm)
- Assembled weight: 105.4 lbs (48 kg)
- Flywheel weight: 40 lbs (18 kg)
- Supported weight: 275 lbs (125 kg)
- Seat: 4-way adjustable
- Resistance: Manual magnetic
- Drive: Belt
- Fitness Monitor: Time, speed, distance, odometer, RPM, calories, and pulse
- Extras: Bottle holder, device holder, dumbbell holder
- Warranty: Frame 3 years, Parts 180 days
SF-B1964 Frame Construction
The Sunny Pro II SF-B1964 indoor cycling bike features a pretty standard triangular frame construction. Its rectangular steel tubing comes double-coated with a corrosion-resistant dark gray paint finish, while the seat and the handlebar posts are black.
Like most other spin bikes, the Sunny SF-B1964 is not a large fitness machine. However, with all the parts assembled, it is approx. 48.8″ (124 cm) long and 20.1″ (51 cm) wide, while its highest point, with the handlebar extended up, is 49.2″ (125 cm).
The bike is relatively heavy. Its net weight is 105.4 lbs (48 kg). Therefore, two people should carry and assemble the bike. However, once completed, one person can quickly move the bike as its front base bar features two large transport wheels.
On the other hand, this impressive weight considerably improves the bike’s overall stability. It also has a low center of gravity, which adds to its stability. Plus, both base bars come equipped with adjustable stabilizers.
Last, the bike has a step-up element: the short horizontal bar at the base of the seat tube. Not all spin bikes have this element, so it is quite a plus as it can help with mounting and dismounting and is a support point for stretching and other exercises.
Seat and handlebars
The Sunny Pro II SF-B1964 indoor cycling bike has a four-way adjustable (up, down, front, back) seat. Its vertical post features several adjustment positions, while its horizontal slider adds a few extra inches of front-to-back adjustment.
Thus, the bike comfortably accommodates users between 5’0″ and 6’4″ (153 – 193 cm). In addition, it also has a maximum user weight limit of 275 lbs (125 kg) which is not bad for a home-use bike.
The included saddle provides superior comfort. It is a durable nylon shell with a thick layer of foam cushioning, and it has contours with a large cutout in the middle for improved breathability. In addition, its attachment system is collar-based, allowing for a bit of angle adjustment and making it easy to replace with compatible options widely available.
The Sunny SF-B1964 exercise bike comes equipped with a multi-grip handlebar. It offers the possibility of adopting a standard grip, a cruising grip, a climbing grip, and a close one. In addition, it also has a long loop bar in the middle for an aero grip and a close parallel grip.
The handlebar comes with a layer of PVC foam for an improved grip. Its side grips integrate HR pulse sensors, and the fitness monitor has a pulse reading function. Unfortunately, it is only two-way adjustable (up, down); it does not have a horizontal slider like the seat for front-back adjustment.
SF-B1964 Drive system
The Sunny Pro II SF-B1964 indoor cycling bike comes equipped with a 40-pound (18 kg) flywheel, which is also perimeter-weighted to provide superior inertia and consistent momentum.
For instance, this type of flywheel construction is excellent for spin workouts and due to its weight, exercising on this bike improves your stamina and leg muscle strength.
The flywheel allows reverse pedaling, allowing you to add diversity to your workouts by alternating forward and backward pedaling. However, coasting on the bike is not possible.
The pedals continue to spin for as long as the flywheel is spinning. Also, when pedaling in reverse, you will get the same resistance as when pedaling forward, and the fitness monitor keeps track of your distance, speed, etc.
The bike comes with a belt drive system. It integrates a highly resistant to stretching poly-v belt designed for improved traction. A belt drivetrain comes with two main advantages. One, you don’t have to lubricate it. And, two, it generates slightly less vibration than a chain, so the pedaling motion is very smooth.
The bike’s crankset features solid steel, and oval arms painted black. The pedals are aluminum alloy, durable, and withstand any spin workout even if the user is close to the maximum weight limit (275 lbs).
Unfortunately, the pedals don’t have SPD clips for spin shoes, but they have toe cages. However, their threads are 9/16″, so compatible options are widely available if you need to replace them.
The Sunny Pro II SF-B1964 indoor cycling bike has a manual magnetic resistance system. Therefore, you don’t need to connect it to a power source, and you don’t need a power adapter or power cord for it. However, the bike does not adjust the resistance automatically.
The bike’s resistance system consists of a magnetic brake attached under the main oblique tube of the bike and to the tension knob. Therefore, when you turn the knob clockwise, the magnetic brake pad moves closer to the flywheel, which increases the pedaling difficulty.
The main advantage of a magnetic brake is that the brake pad does not touch the flywheel. Thus, the pedaling motion is drag-free, seamless, and whisper-quiet.
The bike’s tension knob does not have pre-determined resistance levels. However, there is quite a wide range between the lowest and highest resistance. So there is a bit of difficulty even on the lowest setting as a general idea.
Conversely, when the magnets are close to the flywheel, the bike simulates a steep climb and will offer quite a challenge even to the most seasoned users.
In addition, the bike’s resistance system can act as an emergency brake. If you need, For example, if you stop the flywheel from spinning, you can press the tension knob. The emergency braking feature is essential as controlling the flywheel from the pedals with your feet is not advisable and can lead to injuries.
SF-B1964 Fitness monitor
The Sunny Pro II SF-B1964 indoor cycling bike has a simple fitness monitor. It features an LCD (without a backlight) that tracks time, distance, total distance, speed, calories burned, RPM, and pulse. Unfortunately, the speed and distance are in MPH and miles; there is no option for setting them to metric units.
The pulse reading function is grip contact only. Therefore, the monitor cannot read your pulse from a wireless transmitter; it can only read it if you hold on to the sensors integrated into the handlebar.
The monitor does not have pre-set programs, goal settings, or online connectivity. In addition, it has one button, which covers two functions.
By pressing it repeatedly, you can select the workout metric you want to view on display or select the scan mode, which automatically rotates all the metrics. You can also press and hold it for a few seconds to reset all the values to zero.
The fitness monitor is battery-powered, requiring two AAA batteries with the bike. When you pedal or press the button, it monitors your workout data. In addition, it also automatically turns off if it does not detect any activity on the bike for more than four minutes.
Assembly and Maintenance
The mainframe of the Sunny SF-B1964 comes pre-assembled. The flywheel, the belt, the crankset, and the magnetic brake are pre-installed. You only have to attach the two base stabilizers, the pedals, the seat, the handlebars, and the fitness monitor.
Therefore, it shouldn’t take more than 40 minutes of your time. All the necessary assembly tools come with the bike, and the manual provides clear step-by-step assembly instructions.
For maintenance, you only have to keep the bike clean. The drivetrain does not require lubrication since it has a belt drive system. Also, since the brake is magnetic, it doesn’t require lubrication or replacement. So, besides keeping the bike clean, you only have to check for loose bolts and parts and retighten them as needed.
- Sturdy construction – can support users up to 275 lbs;
- Small footprint;
- Four-way adjustable seat;
- Contoured saddle with a median cutout for improved breathability;
- Multi-grip handlebar with aero grips;
- Pulse sensors integrated into the side grips of the handlebar;
- Solid crankset can support just about any spin workout;
- Metallic pedals with toe cages and standard threads;
- Frictionless magnetic resistance for a smooth pedaling motion;
- Smooth and quiet belt drive;
- Fitness monitor included – it tracks time, distance, total distance, speed, RPM, pulse, and calories burned;
- Little maintenance is required;
- Device holder included;
- Bottle holder included;
- Dumbbell holder included;
- Easy to assemble;
- All the assembly tools included;
- Excellent warranty.
- The fitness monitor LCD doesn’t have a backlight;
- No goal functions on the fitness monitor;
- The fitness monitor doesn’t have online connectivity.
Sunny Pro II SF-B1964 Indoor Cycling Bike Summary
The Sunny Pro II SF-B1964 is an indoor cycling bike for home use. It has a 40-pound flywheel, a manual magnetic resistance system, a heavy-duty crankset with caged metallic pedals, and a fitness monitor.
Moreover, it’s a pretty sturdy bike, rated for users up to 275 lbs. In addition, it’s excellent for spin workouts and great for high-intensity cardio training, intervals, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss.
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Please note that you should consult your physician to determine if you have any medical or physical conditions that could risk your health and safety or prevent you from using the equipment properly. In addition, your physician’s advice is essential if you are taking medication that affects your heart rate, blood pressure, or cholesterol level.