Air bikes are possibly one of the best full-body conditioning tools ever to grace a garage or commercial gym. If you’re on the hunt for an affordable, feature-rich, and high-quality one for your gym, take a good look at the Bells of Steel Blitz Air Bike 2.0. Constructed mostly from metal components, the Blitz Bike has a heavy-duty frame weighing 118 pounds. While it is one of the heavier bikes on the market, this frame is durable and sturdy yet maintains a compact footprint.
The Blitz Bike boasts premium specs including a large adjustable seat, a belt drive system, removable wind guard, bottle holder, and phone holder. Typically, less expensive air bikes have smaller fans which offer less resistance. However, the Blitz is equipped with a large, 25-inch fan more often seen on commercial products.
The console displays key fitness metrics to monitor your workout: RPM, speed, interval times, distance, calories, watts, and heart rate. The adjustable seat can be moved up, down, fore, and aft so you can customize your bike fit to prevent unnecessary pressure on your knees. This seat has an ergonomic design with a center cavity to take pressure off some of your more delicate areas.
Besides the price tag, one of the most noteworthy aspects of the Bells of Steel Blitz Air Bike 2.0 is the belt drive rather than a chain drive. A belt drive offers a few advantages including less maintenance, a longer life expectancy, and a quieter ride. Additionally, belt drives are generally easier to replace than are chain drives.
The Blitz Air Bike 2.0 comes with adjustable feet, which ensures an even and level riding experience even if placed on a sloped floor. It also comes with transport wheels intended to make moving it out of the way when not in use easy. However, users report these wheels are small and catch on the floor. Additionally, there is no rear handle to make it a smooth transporting experience.