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At Echelon, we believe fitness is a lifestyle, not a status symbol. Your goals may take a little sacrifice, but the price of your bike shouldn't. Thatâs why we developed the Echelon Connect Bike that seamlessly combines fitness and tech to offer the best in stationary biking at a fraction of the cost. Paired with the Echelon Fit App, your Echelon Connect allows you to go at your own pace on your own time. Select from over 1,600 cycling classes of all fitness levels and music genres. Filter by length, music, language, instructor and more to find the perfect class. Take the beginners classes with Brian, or jump right into 75-minute endurance with Megan. Whichever class you choose, enjoy it from the comfort and convenience of your own home. The Echelon Connects magnetic flywheel offers 32 levels of resistance, providing a challenging workout for both beginners and experienced riders. Itâs ergonomically customizable allowing you to find your perfect fit and ideal comfort to enhance your workout. Fully padded bullhorn handlebars are perfect for transitioning between high-speed and high-resistance postures.The Echelon Experience is a new approach to fitness centered around indoor cycling.The Echelon idea began with the Smart Connect bike and has since evolved into a full spectrum of products and classes to match. With the Echelon Fit App, anyone can train on their own time from the comfort of their own home with hundreds of live and on-demand classes for any fitness level taught by our professional and talented instructors. The Echelon Fit App provides a totally immersive fitness experience in the comfort and convenience of your own home. From warm up to cool down, members will be guided by world-class instructors to encourage, challenge, and celebrate as limits are pushed and goals are met. Members can participate in live or on-demand rides, and even choose from a library of off-the-bike classes featuring yoga, barre, Pilates, strength training, Zumba, and more.
Really like this bike
After a lot of research, I chose this bike due to the Echelon brand, even though I could not find much information about this specific model. The Sport Connect seems to be the secret, cheaper Echelon bike that is not listed on their website, but it IS listed at the bottom of their app (under equipment) and it is the real deal. Due to the lack of information on the Echelon site about this bike, I went into this purchase not knowing if the bike would have the features I wanted, but I am very happy with it.
Three things that were important to me were the weight of the flywheel, the ability for my husband to ride with his clip-in shoes, and the magnetic resistance instead of a felt pad that would have to be replaced and makes noise. I was concerned about the weight of the flywheel, as I could not find any specs about this bike. The box still does not list the actual weight of the wheel, but due to the smoothness of the ride and weight of the frame, it seems to be at least 35 lbs. The pedals have the cage on one side and the option to add a piece in order to clip in on the other side (see photo), so there will be no need to purchase other pedals if you want the clip in option. The bike was very easy to put together, as the frame, wheels, crank, and brake are already assembled. It is sturdy and does not wobble. The seat and the handlebars move up and down and lock in a peg hole, then the knob is screwed in to take out any movement.
I am using the Peleton app with the bike right now, so I cannot give an opinion about the Echelon classes. When you get the Echelon app, it seems that you have to subscribe to get statsm but you don't. Your output is displayed under "freestyle ride" even without subscribing to the paid portion. The way I have it set up, the cadence, resistance and output are shown through the app on my phone and then I use the alternate app (Peleton) on my ipad for classes. The bike does not need to be plugged in to operate but does need to be plugged in to receive the cadence info.
One thing I learned in looking at bikes is that there are a ton of fake reviews that give a great impression of a bike. But, if you use a website called fakespot, you can copy the url and find out if reviews are padded. It was a bit surprising to see some of the bikes had so many great reviews on Amazon, actually only had a few valid ones (and were bad) once I checked them on fakespot. I chose Echelon because it has a good reputation and we could take it back to Walmart if we had to. Also, we are in Tennessee and Echelon is based out of Chattanooga, so I decided to take a chance on a TN based company.
So far, I like this bike and my husband, a cyclist, gives it two thumbs up. It is smooth, steady, easy to move around, and gives us the output info we need. Happy we chose it! Good luck on your search and hope this helps!knashville20
Extremely High Quality Bike
I am new to cycling and was confused by all the options that are out there. So, I took a chance with this one after reading the few reviews that are here. The build quality of this bike is absolutely top-notch and looks really nice too. I have tried it on a few times so far and I am extremely happy with this purchase. This is a hidden gem in my opinion.Tanzir
So far, glad I got it.
Started doing serious research about 3 weeks ago on connected exercise bikes. So many choices, but a lot of the bikes do not have much information about them, this one probably being the worst on available information, so I am hoping to make things a little easier for people that are looking at it.
-I had narrowed my search down to this one, the Sunny B1805 (~$600), Bowflex C6 ($900) and the Schwinn IC4 ($800). First things I learned are that the Bowflex and Schwinn are the exact same bike, just Bowflex is $100 more, so scratch the C6. The Sunny does not have cadence, speed, etc, so you would have to get separate sensors to get that info…meh, scratch the B1805. This bike, I was not able to find any info if it had all that +Bluetooth, Finally received a response from Echelon and it does! Now, keep in mind this does not mean you can use this bike and get the exact same info a Peloton bike would get when using the Peloton app.
-I test rode the IC4 at a store and it was great. Made absolutely no noise and the included LED display showed you cadence, speed, calories, etc. on a backlit screen. You would still need a tablet to use any apps, which you could mount on the handlebars. But for a $300 difference, I decided to go with this one.
- Came in the box in the pic and seemed to be packed quite well. Setup was very easy – there are a total of 9 screws you have to mess with: remove 2 holding the wheel in place, install 4 for the feet, 2 for the water bottle holder and 1 for the handlebars. Pedals were pretty easy as well. Once you attached the plug to the bike, there is a blue light that will flash below the handlebars to let you know it is powered on and Bluetooth is scanning. You will connect Bluetooth in the app which will ask to use bluetooth, not in the iPad settings.
-From what I have been able to find, the flywheel on this bike is around 35 lbs. The IC4 is 40 lbs. This bike make a little bit of noise compared to the zero noise of the IC4, but it really is quite minimal – not even a whisper.
-So far I have used the echelon app, have also downloaded Zwift, ExploreTheWorld, Peloton, FilGaz, Strava, TacX, TrainerRoad and Sufferfest. Will be trying them out this weekend and will update my review. Figure I will stick with 2-3 apps that I like and suit what I am looking for. The iPad screenshot is from a casual ride on the Echelon app.DaveB