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RealRyder: A Spin Bike That Moves

While attending the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association convention last week, I was roped into a 20-minute spin class on a RealRyder bike. Even though I was in my jeans, I knew this was a piece of equipment I wanted to check out. It is a spin bike that moves side to side, which mimics banking a turn on a road bike. Inappropriate attire aside, the class was great. Learning how to make the bike lean (a combination of leaning and turning the handlebars) was a bit challenging at first, but I got the hang of it. I could feel my abs and arms working a lot more than they would have on a regular spin bike. The true challenge comes when you stand up and pedal while trying to keep the bike relatively centered. The side-to-side sway of the bike felt almost like riding on the road.

To see how the this moving spin bike increases your calories burned per workout,


The RealRyer should help you burn more calories per workout: The more muscles activated means the more calories burned. If you have a chance to try one, I highly recommend it. More and more gyms, from British Columbia to Tennessee, are adding these new bikes to their cardio arsenal. Check the RealRyder website, find "Facilities" in the drop-down list under the "Partners" tab, to find out if a gym near you offers RealRyder spin classes. If you are interested in installing one of these bikes in your home gym, be prepared to drop about $2,000.

Have you ridden a RealRyder? Tell me all about your experience below.


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DodgerBlues DodgerBlues 5 years
This bike does take some getting used to. My first time riding was kinda like making love to bull. Felt like I was fighting the bike the whole time. I am 6'5" and I finally got the right adjustment and now I do like the bikes. My abs seem to get a good workout, and they need it. On the stationary bike, felt like I could ride full out for two hours. On this bike, still trying to get the hang of it. Been on it about 25 times now. My final comment is that just keep with it.
gwolf gwolf 7 years
What a brilliant spin bike, I wish I can replace it with my own that bought from It is good but not good as this one.
GratefulOne GratefulOne 8 years
amybdk amybdk 8 years
What a fantastic idea!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
I've never taken a spin class, but that sucker looks awesome! I would love to try it!
dunnonuttin dunnonuttin 8 years
I'd be the laughing stock of the gym on one of these... I'd probably reflexively yell "Whoa" or "Oh Sh_ _" every time it tilted.
Little-Miss-Jay Little-Miss-Jay 8 years
That looks really cool!!!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Wow, that might be just the thing I need...part of why I HATE stationary bikes is that they just feel too static. I would love to be able to tilt like that. Awesome!
misskacie misskacie 8 years
runningesq runningesq 8 years
awesome !
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Sounds really cool!
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 8 years
that is too cool! i wish my gym would pony up for these. as it is we have very old rickety standard spin bikes.
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