The flywheel is the spinning wheel in front of you that helps to power your bike. It’s important because it makes exercise bikes more challenging and also more realistic, as they simulate the feeling of riding outdoors on a stationary bike.
The Flywheel can be adjusted to either slow or quicken how fast your flywheel spins. With these adjustments, you’ll find it easier or harder to pedal depending on what speed setting you decide to use!
Types of FlyWheel
Flywheels fall into two categories.
The Heavy Flywheel
The heavy flywheel is what makes the ride smoother on the exercise machine. The heavier weight on the wheel puts more pressure on it, which results in a smoother and quieter experience.
Ever been on an exercise bike and felt the road vibrations through your seat? That’s because of a heavy flywheel. It keeps you moving smoothly, without jerking or shaking. A heavy flywheel is a spinning wheel that stores kinetic energy as it moves. Kinetic energy means motion and movement.
The heavier the wheel, the more momentum it has – so it’s easier to keep going in one direction when you’re pedaling fast. You might have seen these at gyms or fitness studios before!
Among the fitness devices with heavy flywheels, there is the R92 by Sole Fitness.
The Light-Weight Flywheel
A light-weight flywheel is a great component to have in an exercise bike, but what exactly is it?
A flywheel is a spinning wheel that resists the change of speed and direction.
In some bikes, this helps to provide smooth pedaling while in others makes for a more challenging ride.
If you are looking for one with less resistance then you should look into getting a lightweight flywheel because they won’t make your workout feel as easy as you would like it to.
Most bikes have lighter flywheels, but they can’t provide the same workout as a heavy flywheel because it takes more effort to get them moving.
As you pedal with your feet, you are pushing against gravity, which is constantly trying to make the bike move forward or tip over. You’ll be using more energy than if you were on a bike that has lighter wheels because your muscles are working harder to keep up with all that resistance.
The weightier flywheel will give you an intense cardio workout, while also strengthening your legs and core!
SF-RB4708 is one of the best products with lightweight wheels.