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With covid, crazy traffic, busy schedules, and bad weather, riding a bike on the road is no longer as fun as it used to be, at least not in many cities. That’s when exercise equipment like the Keiser M3i Indoor Bike can help you run out of excuses and get a perfect ride in the comfort of your home.
You are probably wondering why the Keiser M3i, why not other affordable spin bikes that are available on the market. The quickest answer is that there is pretty much no other spin bike on the market that can match the M3i’s quality. It’s literally the only indoor Cycling bike made in the United States to make sure exceptional product quality.
In this particular article, I will trying to cover as many frequently asked questions about the Keiser M3i bike as possible. But if I miss something, please do let me know your question in the comment section below. In a separate article, I have already covered the major cycling applications that are compatible with Keiser M3i in case that’s something you are interested to find out.
Is the Keiser M3i worth it?
Absolutely. The Keiser M3i is a fantastic spin bike at a great price. With their lifetime warranty and high-quality components, Keiser’s are built to last. If you can afford it, it’s definitely worth looking at if you can afford it, as the extra money will get you an exercise bike that is far superior to others in its price range.
I’m a big guy – does this bike hold up?
Yes! While many bikes feel better if you’re on the lighter end of the weight spectrum, the Magnetic Resistance system in Keiser M3i doesn’t have this problem. Even at maximum resistance ty6levels, it feels smooth and stable, making it the best choice on the market.
What’s the Keiser M3i warranty like?
The Keiser M3i indoor bike comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame and a 2-year warranty on all other parts (this can be upgraded to 5 years when you register your bike in the first year). This is pretty good compared to most spin bikes; we recommend checking out our Keiser M3i review and their warranty system to find out more before making up your mind.
Is it easy to get replacement parts for Keiser M3i?
Yes. The manual clearly lists technical support phone numbers and web links where you can buy spare parts, so getting extra equipment is straightforward if needed. That said, the bike is well-built, and most parts are extremely durable, so this shouldn’t be a concern for years to come. You can also always buy certain standard/universal parts such as Keiser bike replacement seats and Keiser pedal replacements online.
I’m pretty tall – can I still use Keiser M3i bike?
Yes! The maximum user height on this Keiser M3i indoor cycle is 6’8″ (203 cm). Whilst that might seem low compared to some other spin bikes out there, bear in mind that the Keiser M3i is about half the price of many others…so you have to make some sacrifices somewhere.
Is Keiser M3i noisy?
In short, yes. Spin bikes are naturally noisier than other types of exercise equipment as the resistance unit is housed in a flywheel which makes a whirring sound as you pedal. The Keiser M3i spin bike has a high-quality belt drive system, so it’s much quieter than friction-based resistance systems such as magnetic or eddies current. It also means there’s less wear and tears on both your bike and the parts of the resistance unit responsible for creating the noise, so this should be less of an issue over time. At higher resistance levels where you’re moving more quickly, though, that increased speed does tend to translate into additional noise from the machine.
Do I need specialist cycling shoes to use this bike?
No. The Keiser M3i shoes requirement is suitable for any type of standard athletic or fitness shoes, so you can wear whatever you like. Bear in mind that the more expensive Keiser bikes come with a pedal/cleat system designed specifically for use with their exercise equipment, but these aren’t essential and won’t make a huge difference to your workout.
Can I adjust the height of the Keiser M3i seat?
Yes. The seat post is adjustable from 21″ up to 34″, which means it should easily accommodate anyone within reasonable height ranges (the maximum user height is 6’8″). Of course, if you’re very tall, then bear in mind that this bike has all the features like balanced Keiser M3i pedals, etc., to make your experience worthy.
What heart rate monitor works with Keiser M3i?
Keiser doesn’t offer an officially-certified method of tracking your heart rate, so there’s no official monitor you can use. You could try using a Bluetooth chest strap to measure your heart rate whilst using your smartphone, as well as the included speed/distance sensor during the Keiser M3i Exercise session. Bear in mind that although this gives reasonably accurate results, it’s not 100% foolproof, so take care when interpreting any data.
Can I upgrade components on Keiser M3i bike?
No. The M3i is sold as a complete machine with all accessories included; if you want to make upgrades later on, then you’ll need to buy another bike entirely. With that said, you can always buy accessories separately but that doesn’t necessarily mean upgrading the components.