The Keiser M3i indoor cycle is often used in gyms for group cycling, but you can enjoy this spin bike at your own home gym by purchasing one.
Finding the motivation to go out for a bike ride can be intimidating when faced with a heat index of 100+ (same for when the weather gets cold). The best indoor cycling bike like Keiser M3i can help you stay without excuses.
I was looking for something to keep me on a regular training schedule – something that was sort of fun while still really make me work for it – so I turned to the Keiser M3i Indoor Bike.
I tested this indoor cycle in the comfort of my living room, sweating it with digital spin classes, to give you the most complete review possible. Read on to find out if the Keiser M3i indoor cycle is right for you.
Let’s get started:
The Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle is a revolutionary new entry into the spinning bikes market. It is the first indoor cycle to have a Bluetooth wireless computer. Data from the Keiser M3i computer can be projected onto a screen for group exercise classes. With an app, you can easily download data from computer to a smart phone or tablet.
Most high-end indoor spin bikes offer 30-40 lb flywheels. But Keiser disagrees “heavier is better” sentiment. Instead, they use an 8 lb flywheel in their M3i. The improved belt drive design and eddy current magnetic resistance system of this Keiser spin bike eliminates the need for a heavy flywheel. This Magnetic resistance make this bike quieter, smoother, and less maintenance.
The Keiser M3i is also the first spin bike to pass EN ISO 20957-1 certification issued by a European safety organization – TUV Product Services. So you are now sure to receive + 10% accurate feedback on your training with this EN ISO 20957-1 certification.
Like it’s previous model, the Keiser M3 Plus, the Keiser M3i is much more than its extraordinary elegant design and advanced technology. This M3i model sets out to do a couple of things like fit riders of all sizes and feel like a real outside cycle riding. You can quickly adjust the seat and handlebars with an exclusive pull-pin system. It also offers a handlebar with four-grip position which will help you to use different riding positions.
Keiser M3i Indoor Bike’s Technical Info:
- Eddy current magnetic resistance system.
- Bluetooth wireless capability.
- Backlit sensor
- Four-way adjustable seat.
- Simpler seat adjustment pull-pin.
- Transport wheels on base for easy storage.
- Water bottle holder.
Display readouts include:
- Cadence (RPM)
- Power Output (Watts/Kcal)
- Elapsed Time
- Heart Rate (HR)
- Current Gear (Resistance Level)
- Odometer/Trip Distance
- Height: 45”
- Width: 26”
- Length: 49”
- Max user weight: 300 lbs.
- Item weight: 85 lbs.
- All inclusive (excluding labor and wearable parts): 3 yrs
- Wearable parts (T Handles, pedal strap, pedal cage & saddle upholstery): 6 months
What We Love About the Keiser M3i:
Design & Functionality
There are fantastic indoor bikes on the market and the Keiser M3i tops the list. The steering wheel mounted on the back, the aerodynamic design and the bright colors will surely please everyone. But Keiser M3i indoor bike is not limited to appearance. The seat and handlebar are fully customizable for the cyclist simply by pulling a pin and adjusting. The handlebars themselves offer the user four different grip positions to adapt to riding styles. But the eddy current magnetic resistance system directs the functionality of M3i ensuring a smooth transition between the “gears”.
Bluetooth App Connectivity
Although many older reviews claim that the only downside of the Keiser M3i indoor bike is that apps cannot be accessed, it appears that this has been fixed. The M3i model now appears to be able to work with the GoInd application, an application specially designed for indoor cycling. This app collects and stores your training data so you can track your performance over time.
You will get a easy-to-follow and highly illustrated manual for assembling this M3i indoor bike. Having said that, you will require a little more assemble with M3i than most other cycles. For example, you will need to connect the steering wheel, the adjustment pillars, the handlebar, the stabilizer bars, the saddle, the pedals and the console. In addition, you have to do everything with your tools, since they are not provided. Overall, the assembly process is simple and should take around an hour.
Although the computer displays training data and allows you to download it via applications, it does not offer any pre-programmed training. This is not a problem, and most people do not even care because they are happy to make their own or watch a video online. Scheduled workouts are great motivators to help you push yourself for a more intense workout. If this is something you are looking for, there are many cycles in this price range that offer scheduled workouts. On the other hand, many people do not need scheduled exercises and simply do their exercises at home while listening to music or watching TV. You can even find complete Spin workouts on YouTube like the one we have shown below in this Keiser M3i indoor bike review.
Final Word on the Keiser M3i Indoor Bike:
Though expensive, the Keiser M3i is designed thoughtfully with high-quality materials. It delivers an awesome indoor cycling experience you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere but a gym. The Bluetooth connection, app compatibility and functionality that allows the user to download and track training data brings them to the top.
Go for it!
The Keiser M3i indoor bike is a high-end machine that can take your physical fitness to the next level. Overall, if it’s within your budget, we think this bike is worth investing in.