Breathe new life into your cardiovascular routine with the SF-B2916 Air Bike by Sunny Health & Fitness. Start your ride when you sit on the 4-way adjustable bike seat that can accommodate a wide range of riders (leg inseam range: 27 inches to 37 inches). Feel stable and confident during enduring workouts with the maximum user weight capacity of 265 lbs.
Experience an incredible full-body workout as you use the cycling features combined with the resistance handlebars. Engage your core, shoulders, and back while exercising with the full motion handles. The full-motion arms on the Sunny SF-B2916 allow for a full range of motion while pulling against the resistance.
The SF-B2916 air bike has dynamic resistance solely based on the user’s fitness level and desired intensity. Moreover, the harder you push, the more resistance you’ll feel. The incredible fan design reacts to the amount of speed and forces applied so your workout can remain challenging and effective throughout your fitness journey.
Use the onboard LCD on the Sunny SF-B2916 to track your speed, distance (kilometers and miles), time, ODO (odometer), and calories burned. Also, use the set mode to create goals for workout time, distance, and calories burned.
Learn more in my complete review below
Product: Sunny SF-B2916 Air Bike
Warranty: Frame 3 years / Parts 180 days
My rating: 8.25/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 40L x 23W x 47H inches (102L x 58W x 119H cm)
- Assembled weight: 60.6 lbs (27.4 kg)
- Supported weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
- Drive: Belt & chain
- Resistance: Air
- Fitness console: Time, speed, distance, odometer, calories, goal settings, scan
- Warranty: Frame 3 years / Parts 180 days
SF-B2916 Frame construction
The Sunny SF-B2916 features a steel frame coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish. The color used for the finish is metallic gray, this being the only color available for this fan bike model. The bike’s construction also integrates several ABS parts. For example, the cover of the drive system and the flywheel are ABS made.
This Sunny exercise bike does not have a folding frame but does have a reasonably small footprint. It is 40″ (102 cm) long, and 23″ (58 cm) wide, so it should fit pretty well even into a small room. It is advisable, though, to leave at least two feet of clearance on each side of the bike, and at least one foot of clearance at the front and rear, for safe usage and ease of access.
The fully assembled bike isn’t too heavy. It weighs approx. 60.6 lbs (27.4 kg). This pretty much means that it can be carried and assembled by only one person.
The rear base bar of the bike is curved to provide extra stability. It also comes equipped with polygonal caps that can rotate and act as levelers. Also, the front base of the bike features two small wheels for ease of transportation.
One last important aspect to mention here is that the Sunny SF-B2916 comes equipped with a set of footrests, a pretty useful feature that other fan bikes don’t have. These are attached to the front supporting frame tubes and give you the possibility to rest your legs while still using the mobile arms of the bike.
Seat and handlebars
The Sunny SF-B2916 air bike comes with a standard saddle. It is 10″ (25.4 cm) long, and 11″ (28 cm) wide. It does not have air cell cushioning, but does integrate a layer of padding. Also, its surface is contoured, with a longitudinal groove for improved breathability. Therefore, the included seat comes designed for optimal comfort.
The saddle features a standard, collar-based attachment system to the slider. Therefore, in case you will ever need or want to replace it, compatible options are widely available.
The bike’s seat offers 4-way adjustability (front, back, up, down). The upright post offers several adjustment positions while the horizontal slider also allows a few inches of front to back adjustment.
It fits users with an inseam between 27″ and 37″ (68.5 – 93.8 cm); in other words, it should accommodate users between 5’2 ″ and 6’2 ″ (157 – 188 cm) with no problem. It is also designed to support users up to 265 lbs (120.2 kg).
Like most other fan bikes, the Sunny SF-B2916 only has the mobile handlebars. It does not have a stationary handlebar set. Also, the mobile handlebars connect directly to the pedal bars, so they continue to move for as long as you pedal. They cannot be locked in a stationary position.
SF-B2916 Drive and resistance
The Sunny SF-B2916 fan bike is equipped with a dual transmission using a belt and a chain. The chain is attached to the crank system and a small pulley while the belt is attached to the small pulley and the bike’s fan. This type of dual transmission leads to a smoother pedaling motion and a slightly greater pedaling difficulty.
The bike features a pretty durable crankset with solid steel arms. However, it’s an upright bike, so it is not advisable to stand on the pedals during workouts. The pedals are pretty durable as well, but they’re made of nylon material, not aluminum, so they may not hold standing up routines either.
On the other hand, the pedals have a weighted design; this means they always turn face-up if you remove your feet from them. They also have adjustable straps for extra foot stability.
Since it’s an air resistance bike, the main (and only) resistance-generating element is the large fan visible at the front of the bike. The bike does not have any magnetic resistance elements, so you cannot adjust the overall resistance of the bike. Also, the console does not have any preset workout programs and cannot adjust the resistance automatically.
But on the other hand, the bike provides a dynamic response. In other words, if you pedal and move its arms at a faster rate, the resistance generated by the fan will also increase.
Last but not least, it is essential to mention that the bike’s fan does generate a certain level of noise, especially when you pedal at a fast rate. However, the noise generated is not extremely loud. It’s comparable to the sound generated by a large electric fan.
The Sunny SF-B2916 air bike comes equipped with a fitness console. As I’ve mentioned above, it does not have any preset workout programs, nor is it compatible with any fitness apps. It features an LCD, which indicates time, distance, total distance, speed, and calories burned.
The fitness console does not have a pulse reading function, and the bike does not integrate pulse sensors. Thus, if you will want to track your pulse during your workouts, you will have to use a separate device. Also, speed and distance can be either Metric (km/h and km) or English units (mph and miles).
The fitness console is pretty easy to use. It has three buttons – Mode, Set, and Reset. The Mode button allows you to select one of the workout metrics that you want to view on display, or select the Scan Mode, which rotates all the workout metrics, showing each one for a few seconds. The Set button allows you to set up countdown values for time, distance, and calories burned. And finally, the Reset button clears all the values on the console to zero.
The console requires two AAA batteries as its power source, which are (included) with the bike. It starts up when you press the Mode button or when you begin pedaling. It also automatically shuts down if it doesn’t detect any activity on the bike for four minutes.
The ABS casing of the console integrated a tablet holder, which is large enough to accommodate any tablet. It does not have a USB or any other type of connector for a tablet or smartphone.
Also, the top section of the console features a grid with the heart rate zones that you should aim for depending on your age, to benefit from a better aerobic output, fat burn, etc. Of course, this requires the usage of an HR monitoring device.
SF-B2916 Assembly and Maintenance
The main body of the bike comes pre-assembled. Therefore, you only have to attach the two base bars, the swing tubes of the handlebars, the top sections of the handlebars, the pedal bars, the pedals, the console mast, the console, and the seat.
This shouldn’t take more than an hour. All the necessary tools for the task are (included), and the manual provides clear assembly instructions and details with regards to the bike’s parts.
In terms of maintenance, the bike’s internal parts are pre-lubricated, but after a while, the internal chain may require lubrication.
The fan casing and the fan may accumulate dust, which can be removed by vacuuming the unit from the outside (you don’t have to take it apart). Other than this, it is advisable to periodically check for loose bolts and re-tighten them if it’s the case.
- Fairly sturdy construction for a home-use bike – can hold users up to 265 lbs;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- Adjustable levelers on the rear base;
- Mobile handlebars for arms workouts;
- Footrest pegs attached to the front frame bars;
- 4-way adjustable seat;
- Air resistance system, great for interval workouts;
- Fitness console included;
- Target settings for time, distance, calories;
- Tablet holder integrated into the meter unit;
- Little maintenance required;
- Fairly quiet operation;
- Easy to assemble.
- No bottle holder;
- No pulse reading function;
- The fitness console does not have a backlight.
Sunny SF-B2916 Summary
The Sunny SF-B2916 is an air resistance exercise bike designed for home use. It features a steel frame, a 4-way adjustable seat, and also includes a fitness console that tracks the essential workout metrics.
It’s a bike designed for light to medium workouts, perfect for interval training, gaining stamina, recovery training, and weight loss. And finally, it’s one of the most affordable air bikes that you can find at the moment.
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