Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins
It’s 2022 and with a new year comes newer opportunities to perform at your highest levels while meeting fitness goals, exceeding physical expectations, and checking off daily exercise accomplishments. One of the perfect tools to help maintain is the Keiser M3i indoor spin bike which keeps raising the bar. First experienced at LA Fitness spin classes, Fit Fathers ordered the latest model for our training center and have been pleased with its capabilities.
Keiser M Series Indoor Bikes revolutionized the world of group fitness when they came on the market over two decades ago, and have set the standard for the category ever since. The first bike to use eddy current magnetic resistance and an aluminum flywheel, the M Series offers users and owners innovations that improve the group cycling experience.
The M3i is a manifestation of refinement from the original M3 that has seen hundreds of changes over the years as the company evolves technologically. Enhancements include mastering sweat flow, improved corrosion resistance, and a power meter so precise that it was the first indoor cycling bike to pass the EN957-10 European Standard for accuracy and safety. The black V-shaped frame accommodates riders of all body shapes and sizes and features red contrasting outlining. The re-designed Keiser Bike Pedal is both clip-on (SPD cleats) and toe-caged. In addition, the bike features a media tray, stretch pads, water bottle holder, and an intuitive, simple-to-read console displaying cadence, power, calories, heart rate, ride time, odometer, trip distance, and gear. Lastly, the M3i introduces Keiser Integrated Technology and its ability to transmit to multiple Bluetooth devices simultaneously.
You may be wondering how Keiser compares to Peloton’s spin bike? We also have a Peloton at the office, which is impressive but equally sensitive. So please don’t put it in a garage where temperatures change drastically. Too much heat or moisture will undoubtedly inhibit the screen’s abilities since the setup is fragile. The M3i, on the other hand, will have no qualms in garage gyms. Moreover, I don’t always want a big screen in front of me; most times, I enjoy riding out to my music. Also, account for the mandatory monthly Peloton fee of $39 or more for the online streaming classes.
My only complaint is that Keiser does not include installation in their pricing. You can spend a few hours building it yourself while hoping everything is correct or pay $150 to $200 for a pro installer to come to your place to assemble. Peloton includes the bike set up in their packaging, starting at $1,495.
The Keiser M3i is the industry’s only indoor group cycling bike built entirely around the rider. Game-changing features include:
- Rust-resistant design includes stainless steel hardware and rear flywheel
- Revolutionary, re-designed Keiser pedal
- Quiet and low-maintenance belt drive system, eliminating the output of dust and need for lubricant with chain-driven systems
- Magnetic eddy current system provides infinite levels of resistance options and a smooth ride
- Lightweight at 85 lbs. and easy to transport with two front transport wheels
- Over 300,000 M3 field-proven group bikes are in use today
- Powertrain tested for more than 30 million cycles
- Four-way adjustable handlebars tested for more than 30 million cycles
Expect to pay $2,260 for the Keiser M3i which includes a floor mat, gel seat pad, Keiser M Series app, and a tool kit. For more details, visit Keiser.com/fitness.