When looking for a spin bike for a tall person it can get quite difficult to find.
After 6 ft tall seems to be where it gets hard.
And the taller you get the worse it gets.
You want one that gives you the proper leg extension so you can workout effectively and without pain.
You don’t want to feel like your cramped up or having to avoid banging your knees.
Obviously when choosing the bikes for this list the number one criteria was that it could be used by a tall person but I also looked at the quality of the bike overall too – it’s no point getting a bike that fits you but isn’t up to the job.
Here’s the list of best spin bikes for a tall person:
Schwinn AC Performance Plus With Carbon Blue
This is a commercial grade bike that is used in clubs across the country.
It is fully adjustable with both the handlebars and seat position able to adjusted vertically and horizontally. This allows you to get your leg positioning right as well as get the best position for your upper body too.
There are 2 versions of the bike with a chain drive or with a carbon blue drive belt. They both have magnetic resistance which is quiet and low maintenance.
It has a 37 lbs flywheel that provides the inertia for a smooth and natural pedaling experience.
It doesn’t come with a monitor. If you want to measure and track your workouts you can buy a console for the bike separately.
Customers on the whole find it provides one of the most smooth and low impactworkouts. Read my full review here.
This is designed to fit people up to maximum height of 6 ft 8 ins and a max weight of 350 lbs. It is from the people who originated the spin bike so is constructed and designed for intense workouts if you want them. It has 43 lbs flywheel that provides the necessary momentum for a circular pedal stroke.
It has one of the best Q-factors (distance between pedals) at 155 mm provides better alignment of the legs for a more effective workout with less discomfort to the joints.
The seat can be adjusted vertically and horizontally to get the proper position for proper and comfortable range of motion. The handlebars can be adjusted vertically to set them at a comfortable height.
Again it doesn’t come with a console but this isn’t unusual and you can buy one separately.
Customers say that it has the same quality feel as a commercial bike. Read all about the bike in my review here
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B1516 Commercial Indoor Cycling Bike
This bike is the cheapest discussed here but it does have the tallest reach of any of the bikes. The distance between the pedal at its furthest position and the seat is 40 inches with the supplier saying it can be used by someone up to 7 ft 1 ins (depending on leg length). The max user weight is 300 lbs
It isn’t fully adjustable like the other 2 bikes. You can adjust the height of handlebars but not the horizontal position. The seat can be adjusted horizontally and vertically. It does mean you might not quite get the right fit for your upper body – with it being a little close or further away than you’d like for a comfortable position.
You may find you hit the handlebars with your knees or feel cramped up to avoid it which you won’t find happens with the other bike due to the handlebars moving forward. There isn’t a choice in this price range unfortunately that gives you the option to moving the handlebars.
The pedals are dual allowing you to either use athletic shoes with toe cages on one side or specialist shoes with SPD on the other side.
It doesn’t come with a console to give you feedback on your workout.
Customers find it robust, solid and provides a very good workout. Read more about the bike in my review here
To Make It On Best List
I spent hours going through the specifications, questioned suppliers, read the manuals, product listings and customer reviews to not only find bikes that catered for tall people but also were durable and provided a quality low impact bike style cardio workout. I assessed their features and customer comments to come up with the list of best spin bikes for a tall person.
It does seem there are some good quality spin bikes for tall people for most budgets – but it does involve a bit of a search to find them. This list helps to speed this up for you.
The other good thing about these bikes is that they can also be used by people of shorter stature so you don’t have to buy one separately if there is more than one person in the household that wants to get a cardio workout.
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