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Is a Spinning bike the same as an exercise bike?

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06/30/2015

Not quite.

A spinning bike is usually sturdier, to allow for standing riding at full effort.

A spinning bike will usually have a heavier flywheel, which give a smoother character to pedaling, more similar to real riding.

A spinning bike usually has a handle bar which allows for several different hand positions.

Some spinning bikes are fixed gears, meaning the pedals will keep spinning for a while when you go off power.

Spinning bikes will usually be more adjustable in saddle and bar fore/aft position.

Spinning bikes will usually be set up to take regular bicycle saddles, as opposed to the extra wide monstrosities often found on regular exercise bikes.