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Commercial Cycling Bike – Definitive FAQ Guide

Do you plan to offer spin bike classes or peloton training in your gym? Or maybe you want to add commercial cycling bikes to your cardio area. 

The first thing you have to do is get yourself well-informed about commercial cycling bikes. 

This FAQ guide will give you just that. You will know your options for commercial cycling bikes. We will also guide you in finding the right indoor bike and supplier for your commercial cycling bike needs.

So, let’s get started. Shall we?

Table of Contents

What is a commercial cycling bike?

A commercial cycling bike is a piece of indoor equipment designed to imitate the cardio endurance exercise of outdoor cycling. It has a flywheel and can be operated manually or through electricity.

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Figure 1: Commercial cycling bike by Yanre Fitness

Commercial cycling bikes are the go-to cardio equipment of on-the-go clients in your gym. The machine is literally easy to operate. It is a piece of standalone equipment that can quickly give your gym users the cardio exercise they need. 

How is a commercial cycling bike different from stationary bikes?

In a nutshell, here are the differences between a commercial cycling bike and a stationary one.

Commercial Cycling BikeStationary Bike
Primary UseGeneral health, spinning, progressive cardio trainingGeneral health uses
User FriendlinessFairly GoodGood to complex depending on the model and type
Injury RiskModerateLow
Calorie BurnHighModerate
Space Requirements8sqft10sqft
Progression ModelIncrease speed, resistance or standIncrease speed or resistance
ConsoleYesYes
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Figure 2: Commercial Cycling Bike

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Figure 3: Stationary Bike by Yanre Fitness

How to choose the commercial cycling bike for my gym?

When selecting a spin bike for your gym, look out for these features.

  1. Q Factor
  2. Flywheel weight
  3. Adjustable seat position
  4. Adjustable handlebar position
  5. Resistance type
  6. Multiple handlebar positions
  7. Drive train mechanism
  8. Pedals
  9. Transportation wheels

There are quite a lot to remember. But you have to understand each one to select the right commercial cycling bike for your gym.

Q Factor

The Q factor is the distance between the pedals of the commercial cycling bike. Generally, the shorter the Q factor, the more the bike replicates the riding experience of outdoor cycling. 

Indoor bikes usually have a Q factor between 155mm to 175mm.

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Figure 4: Q Factor in Bikes

So, if you’re planning to hold spinning classes and training in your gym, choose commercial cycling bikes that have the lowest possible Q factor.

Or you can find commercial cycling bikes with a wider Q factor to be used by the general public for their cardio workouts.

Flywheel weight

The weight of the flywheel helps in maintaining the forward momentum of the pedals. The heavier the flywheel, the smoother the ride is. Also, it achieves the rolling movement of road bikes more.

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Figure 5: Flywheel of a commercial cycling bike

Choose commercial cycling bikes that have flywheel weights of 14kg to 20kg. This would ensure that the user’s experience of the bike is as smooth as it gets. 

Adjustable seat position

Adjustable seats are essential for the rider’s comfort and to avoid body injuries while on the bike. Select a bike for your gym that can be adjusted in four ways – up, down, forward, backward. 

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Figure 6: Four-way adjustable seat for commercial cycling bike

Adjustable handlebar position

Just like the seats, handlebars should be adaptable to the user’s body configuration. 

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Figure 7: Handlebar for commercial cycling bike with 180 degree turn and adjustable height.

You should find commercial cycling bikes that allow for a vertical and horizontal adjustment of the handlebars. The three-dimensional adjustment helps for more accuracy to a millimeter. That way, it can accommodate longer and short upper body lengths.

Resistance type

You can choose between four types of resistances:

  1. Brake-based resistance
  2. Direct contact resistance
  3. Magnetic resistance
  4. Fan-based resistance

All these types of resistances are effective means of upping the difficulty level of commercial cycling bikes. Which is best suited for your gym? Let’s discuss this in the next questions that follow.

Multiple handlebar positions

If you plan to hold spin bike classes or peloton training in your gym, find a bike with handlebars that can move at least 180 degrees. It allows the class to be more versatile in its sessions which encourages students.

Drive Train Mechanism

The drive train mechanism is the system on how the bike’s pedals are connected to the crank.

There are three basic types of drive train systems:

  1. Chain- driven
  2. Poly-V Belt driven
  3. Toothed Belt-driven
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Figure 8: Drive train system for commercial cycling bike

In terms of quality and features, the toothed belt-driven system has the best ones. But it can easily be the most expensive commercial cycling bike. 

On the other hand, you will need the least capital when purchasing commercial cycling bikes with the chain-driven system. However, you have to spare regular maintenance cash for the bikes.

To weigh more on the type of drive train system you would want for your gym, you can find answers in the following sections.

Pedals

Pedals are not just a mechanism to make the commercial cycling bike move. They are also a form of protective gear that prevents the user from slipping or touching parts of the equipment that can cause harm.

Below are the four types of pedals used for commercial cycling bikes.

  1. Flat or platform pedals
  2. Toe clip or cage
  3. Clipless
  4. Hybrid or Dual-sided pedals

Each gives protection and ease to the user of commercial cycling bikes. But there will be differences in the level of safety of each type.

For gym owners like you, any kind of pedal will do for commercial cycling bikes. But to be better equipped when choosing commercial cycling bikes for your fitness center, it is best to understand each. These will be discussed in the next sections.

Transportation wheels

Though commercial cycling bikes are meant to be stationary and fixed at one place of your gym, it is still convenient to have wheels for moving the machine.

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Figure 9: Commercial cycling bike with transportation wheels

Almost all commercial cycling bikes made now have transportation wheels. But still, it is important to specify this when ordering commercial cycling bikes. Some commercial  cycling bikes might fixed so better mention it.

These features and basic information about commercial cycling bikes are key factors in choosing the right indoor bike for your gym. You can also use these features as baseline when selecting your supplier.

What type of resistance should the commercial cycling bike have?

As said previously, there are four types of resistance a commercial cycling bike can have.

  1. Brake-based resistance
  2. Direct contact resistance
  3. Magnetic resistance
  4. Fan-based resistance

These resistance systems can affect the performance, price, and usability of commercial cycling bikes. So, it’s better to be familiar with them.

Brake-based resistance

Unlike the brake system in outdoor bikes that stop the equipment from its tracks, the brake-based system resistance on commercial cycling bikes makes it harder for the user to drive. 

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Figure 10: Brake-based resistance on commercial cycling bikes

Controls are used to regulate these brakes. The higher the brake resistance, the harder it is to pedal.

There are various kinds of brakes used for brake-based resistance systems in commercial cycling bikes:

  • Caliper brakes
  • Disk brakes (cable or hydraulic)
  • Cantilever brakes
  • Coaster brakes
  • Fixed gear braking

Here are the pros and cons of having a commercial cycling bike with brake-based resistance.

ProsCons
Results to a cheaper commercial cycling bike. The technology is not new and can be replicated by any manufacturer.It will have equipment malfunctions every now and then since it is an old system.
It creates a closer feel to riding on an outdoor bike which is great for peloton training classes.It will also need more regular maintenance to keep it working.

Direct contact resistance

The system uses a braking pad that creates friction with the flywheel. Manual gears or controls on the console can regulate the resistance of direct contact systems.

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Figure 11: Direct contact resistance on commercial cycling bikes

Below are its pros and cons for your consideration.

ProsCons
The price of commercial cycling bikes using direct contact resistance is still lower than others that use more advanced technology.Regular maintenance and repairs
The resistance it creates is adequate enough for skilled riders like peloton athletes.Makes louder noise than other resistance systems.

Magnetic Resistance

As its name reveals, this system uses magnets to create resistance on commercial cycling bikes.

 The resistance is created through the magnetic force that is regulated by passing an electric current through the magnets. The stronger the current, the more resistance it gives.

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Figure 12: Magnetic resistance on commercial cycling bikes

Here are its positives and negatives to better judge if you should get a commercial cycling bike with magnetic resistance for your gym.

ProsCons
A range of options and features can be used through its electronic dashboards.Electronic components repair is much complicated, and so hiring a tech to get it fixed can be quite pricey.
The operation is nearly silent and very smooth.Beyond the pre-programmed options, customization is very limited.
Less maintenance work than brake systems.The levels of resistance are not standard. It can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. 

Fan-based Resistance

This system uses an actual fan to create resistance for the equipment. The pedals and the fan’s rotation are in opposite directions. And therefore, the more you pedal, the greater the resistance it makes.

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Figure 13: Fan based resistance bike by Yanre Fitness

You can contemplate if you need a fan-based resistance commercial cycling bike for your gym after reading the upsides and downsides of using it.

ProsCons
It is relatively quiet.Faster speed means higher resistance. This may not be a plus point for people who wants a customized experience.
Very minimal maintenance because it does not have many parts and they are not even complicated.High initial cost due to the machine setup and its quality.
Because it is an actual fan, there is a built-in cooling system for the user.The fan noise and air circulation may annoy other users in your gym.

Which pedal type is more convenient for commercial cycling bikes?

As previously mentioned, below are the types of pedals used for commercial cycling bikes.

  1. Flat or platform pedals
  2. Toe clip or cage
  3. Clipless
  4. Hybrid or Dual-sided pedals

Let’s understand them better to give you a better feel of what’s suitable for your fitness center.

Flat or platform pedals

These pedals are the typical ones you see on outdoor bikes. It is the most comfortable type of pedal. But safety and energy efficiency are not optimized on flat pedals.

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Figure 14: Yanre Fitness Air bike with flat or platform pedals

Toe clip or cage

Toe clips are an upgrade to the flat pedals. They are named so because the gear is clipped at the front of a pedal. It has a steel or nylon frame that wraps around the top of the shoe.

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Figure 15: Yanre Fitness commercial cycling bike toe cage pedals

In some cases, straps are used to tighten the toe clip. These straps sometimes have a cage-like finish. And that’s where the toe cage name came from. But toe clips and toe cages are of the same concept and design.

Clipless pedals

They are similar to flat or platform pedals. However, they have a mechanism that enables cleats on shoes to clip on. Clipless pedals are usually used for road race training.

Here’s a video on how to use clipless pedals:

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Figure 16: Clipless pedals for indoor bike

Dual-sided or hybrid pedals

Hybrid pedals have the best of both worlds. It has clipless pedals and toe clips or cages. So, anyone in your class could use it. No need for cleats for users who only have gym shoes for spin bike classes.

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Figure 17: Dual sided pedal for commercial indoor bikes

Recommendations:

Flat pedals are the type of footrest needed if you only plan to cater to general health exercises in your gym.

However, if you want to offer spin bike classes and peloton training, it is best to find commercial cycling bikes with toe cages or clipless pedals. 

Or better yet, you can find commercial cycling bikes with hybrid pedals. That way, you can accommodate every peloton trainee or spin bike student in your area.

What’s the more favorable driving train system for commercial cycling bikes?

Chain-driven mechanism

Commercial cycling bikes that use the chain drive mechanism is virtually the same as an outdoor bike. This is the system of most commercial cycling bikes in sports clinics and gyms.

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Figure 18: Chain drive commercial spin bike by Yanre Fitness

Let us see its pros and cons to understand what you get and don’t get in this drive train mechanism.

Pros

  • The cheapest drive train system. That is because it’s only a copy of outdoor bikes and does not need much technology to design and produce.
  • It won’t stretch easily, especially in highly intense training. The chain would eventually lengthen, but it would take a lot of time before it does.
  • Won’t jerk or slip at high resistance mode. That means your users can truly maximize their capacity.
  • It is the closest indoor bike mechanism you get for peloton or outdoor bike training.

Cons

  • Needs regular maintenance (lubrication, tightening, etc.)
  • Makes noises when used (though the sound is usually tolerable).

Poly-V Belt-driven mechanism

The belt used in commercial cycling bikes is usually made of rubber. Some manufacturers also use a high-strength heat-resistant synthetic fiber called Kevlar.

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Figure 19: Pol-V Belt drive for Commercial Cycling bike

To better judge, if you need a belt-driven commercial cycling bike for your gym, here are its pros and cons.

Pros

  • Mostly used by commercial cycling bike makers.
  • Long-lasting and does not need to be maintained regularly.
  • Provides a smooth drive.
  • Does not make so much noise or can be virtually quiet in some models.

Cons

  • It is quite on the pricey side of commercial cycling bikes.
  • It cannot deliver 100% power efficiency because it might snag.
  • When used in high resistance, it will jerk and slip from the pulley.
  • Need to change the whole system when it finally breaks down.

Toothed belt-driven

Also known as the timing belt, the tooth belt-driven mechanism has inherited its capabilities from Poly-V belts. What can the Poly-V belts do, they can even do better.

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Figure 20: Toothed belt drive for commercial cycling bike

Below are the pros and cons of choosing a toothed belt driving commercial cycling bike.

Pros

  • It is more durable than Poly-V belts, and the system can even last longer.
  • They can be virtually silent, especially when used with a magnetic resistance system.
  • They have even lower maintenance than Poly-V belts.
  • They don’t jerk or slip at maximum capacity.

Cons

  • They are the most expensive type of drive train mechanism. And when combined with magnetic resistance will easily be the priciest commercial cycling bike. But its price tag can speak for its quality and what it can offer to the table.

Can I buy commercial cycling bikes in bulk?

Yes, you can always purchase commercial cycling bikes in bulk. You may get a maximum discount if you get them straight from the manufacturer. 

However, keep in mind that bulk purchases more often have minimum quantities required. They are set by manufacturers or wholesalers and distributors.

Where should I buy commercial cycling bikes in bulk?

You have two choices when purchasing commercial cycling bikes in bulk:

  1. Domestic
  2. Overseas
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Figure 21: Deciding on a domestic or international supplier

When choosing between a domestic or overseas supplier, it is better to compare them.

Domestic SupplierInternational Supplier
Advantages Shorter lead time
Consumers usually prefer locally sourced goods because of quality impressions. This usually happens in the US.
You can easily build strong relationships with your suppliers.
More flexible payment options.
Better oversight of the quality of the products and the supplier operation, in general.
Greater Intellectual Property security. You would need to think this through if you are developing a customized product.
Low labor, material, and production costs
Better chance of finding a suitable supplier that can give you quality commercial cycling bikes but at a much lower price when compared to domestic suppliers.
International suppliers are very easy to find.
Most international suppliers have high volume capacity.
Better chance to find suppliers that allow company logo printing on their equipment.
DisadvantagesResources are very limited.
Suppliers are usually geared for smaller supply volumes.
Higher production costs.
Stricter local government policies
Too few selections of suppliers in the pool.
Potential communication challenges
Cultural differences could also pose a challenge.
Increased shipping costs.
Limited oversight.
Foreign tax and political climate have to be considered.

If, after much consideration, you have chosen to partner with an overseas supplier, you can try contacting Yanre Fitness. The company has been supplying cardio and strength gym equipment to various countries around the globe.

Aside from that, it boasts of its state-of-the-art production facility and R&D team. You’ll never know. You may have found your business partner for life.

Do I need a license when buying commercial cycling bikes overseas?

Export or import licenses are dependent on the country you’re in.

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Figure 22: Incoterms to remember when exporting or importing goods

Importing Commercial Cycling Bikes

When importing goods to the US, UK, and Australia, it is often unnecessary to have an import license to ship products into these territories. But in Canada, you need an import license before your commercial cycling bikes can enter the border.

Click the appropriate links below to know more about importing goods to these countries.

Exporting Cycling bikes

Two of the biggest exporters of commercial cycling bikes are China and India. Both of these countries need you to obtain an export license before shipping out the commercial cycling bikes. 

Here are the guidelines on how you can obtain an export license from these countries.

You can also ask your supplier if they can help you with the exporting of the goods. Or you can hire a third party to manage the exporting of your commercial cycling bikes.

How do I find suppliers of commercial cycling bikes?

There are a lot of ways to find suppliers of commercial cycling bikes that best fit your needs. 

You can find them through:

  1. Searching the internet
  2. Getting in contact with your associates
  3. Attending trade shows
  4. Sourcing agencies

To know better how you may use each one, let’s get through them one by one.

Internet

Find your commercial cycling bike supplier through searching in:

  • Google 
  • Social media sites

Use these keywords when searching in Google, “leading manufacturers of commercial cycling bikes in (your country/overseas territory)” or “best suppliers of indoor cycling bikes”. 

You will find a lot of lists of preferred suppliers and manufacturers all over the globe and in your area. Pick the ten top suppliers that you always see in those searches.

You can also find your supplier using Facebook or LinkedIn. These social media websites can give you an overview of the company. You can even find photos of their best commercial cycling bikes there.

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Figure 23: Yanre Fitness LinkedIn profile

Business networks

Using your business contacts, associates, colleagues and friends in the gym business can be a reliable source for your manufacturer. Since some of them might be your best buddies, they can objectively tell you the commercial cycling bike suppliers who can be good partners in your business.

You can also use your local chamber of commerce or trade associations to get a list of commercial cycling bike providers in your area or in the country. You just need to verify the quality of commercial bikes they produce.

Trade shows

Health and wellness trade shows are the best in giving you options for credible suppliers of commercial cycling bikes. 

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Figure 24: Why people attend trade shows

What’s good in these events is you got to check out the manufacturers and suppliers right then and there. You can ask them questions and it gets answered right away.

You also can get an initial check of the quality of commercial cycling bikes they produce. It makes the vetting process easier and faster.

Here are some of the trade shows you can attend:

  • IWF Shanghai
  • FIBO
  • Fitness shows – Sydney
  • Sportec Japan

Check this link out for the upcoming health and fitness trade shows up to the end of 2022: https://www.eventseye.com/fairs/st1_trade-shows_fitness-wellness.html

Sourcing agencies

You can use sourcing agencies to look for commercial cycling bike suppliers overseas and domestically. These agencies are equipped to do more than just finding suppliers for you. They can actually:

  • Source products for you
  • Do a factory visit and audit
  • Evaluate the quality of commercial cycling bikes of your selected manufacturers
  • Negotiate product price and contracts
  • Follow up production
  • Inspect its quality before shipment
  • Arrange shipment
  • Help you with the export/import processing

What you need to note when using a sourcing agency is that you are paying for their work. And so, their fee needs to be added to your balance book when deciding the unit price for your commercial cycling bikes.

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Figure 25: Qualities of a Good sourcing agent

You can explore many avenues to find the right commercial cycling bike supplier for your gym. However you find them, be sure to be diligent in verifying their credentials and production and process quality.

How much space does a commercial cycling bike occupy?

Commercial cycling bikes usually need 8sqft of space. They have dimensions of 4ft x 2ft. 

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Figure 26: Typica Dimensions of a commercial cycling bike

Use these dimensions to initially estimate the number of commercial cycling bikes that can fit your intended space. You have to add at least 1ft or 2ft for a safe workout distance for riders. 

Still, the exact dimensions of the commercial cycling bike will depend on the model and its manufacturer. 

How much does a commercial cycling bike weigh?

A commercial cycling bike has a range of 30 to 50lbs weight. You can use 50lbs to calculate how much might be your cost in shipping along with the dimensions given. Be sure to also add some for the weight of the crates.

What are the accessories I can buy with commercial cycling bikes?

For your studio indoor cycling classes, you can also purchase some of these accessories:

  1. Mats under the commercial cycling bike
  2. SPD pedals for spin bike classes
  3. Water bottle holder (this may be already included in the commercial cycling bike you purchase. But if not, your students would be grateful to have this accessory at arm’s length).
  4. Device holder – This may be convenient for commercial cycling bikes of general use. Your users would normally want to be entertained while exercising. Or they want to monitor their driving and vital stats.
  5. Seat cover to help the cycling bike’s seat last longer. It can be leather, synthetic or cotton. Some seat covers also have their own cushioning which can be gel or foam.
  6. Spinning workout DVDs are a must for spin bike classes.
  7. Handlebar tapes – Tapes can help your students get more grip on the bike and not feel too sweaty.

Should I visit the factory of the commercial cycling bike manufacturer?

Though factory visits are advised when evaluating your commercial cycling bike supplier, it may not be necessary in some cases.

Here are the scenarios why you should consider visiting the factory of your commercial cycling bike supplier.

  1. You are aiming to develop new models of commercial cycling bikes.
  2. You have particular specifications with your commercial cycling bike that needs production capability confirmation.
  3. You want to import commercial cycling bikes in large volumes.
  4. You are aiming for a long-term business partnership with the commercial cycling bike manufacturer.
  5. You would want to assess the shipping, import/export, and production capabilities of your supplier.

These are just some of the reasons why it is necessary to pay a visit to your commercial cycling bike supplier. Otherwise, you may need to re-evaluate if you really need to. Especially if the factory is seas and thousands of miles away.

How should I request a sample commercial cycling bike from the manufacturer?

When requesting a sample from the commercial cycling bike supplier, make sure he gets these details.

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Figure 27: Sample Product request form

  1. The clear and exact specifications of the commercial cycling bike you need. Use the specifications previously outlined above. If the manufacturer has an online brochure, you can use the model number and its specifications.
  2. Shipment address of the sample.
  3. Inform the manufacturer that you will test the equipment.
  4. Request that the model number and company name be tagged on the sample commercial cycling bike.
  5. If you are on a timetable, tell them your expected delivery date of the equipment.
  6. Ask them their timelines on producing and shipping samples of commercial cycling bikes.
  7. Ask for a copy of product certifications for the commercial cycling bike.

Take note that there might be a sample fee for the commercial cycling bike. Or, if not, you may need to pay the shipping fee. But don’t ask them that, just let them tell you.

Can I use a third party to test the sample commercial cycling bike?

Yes, you can always hire a third party to test the commercial cycling bike sample. Testing costs may range from $120 – $300. The fee is dependent on the material and complexity of the testing procedure.

Can I ask the manufacturer to do customized commercial cycling bikes?

Yes, Yanre Fitness has a reputable R&D team that can help you materialize your design of commercial cycling bikes. Contact us to arrange this with our sales and R&D team.

Can I add my company logo to the commercial cycling bikes?

Yes, Yanre Fitness allows for imprinting of the client’s logo to their purchased commercial cycling bikes. You can request this when sending your RFQ. Or better yet, call us to get a quote right away.

Conclusion

Now, you are well-equipped to find the right commercial cycling bike for your gym. 

You might still have some questions that need answers. That can be remedied with a little research here and there. 

Or, to save you time, call Yanre Fitness, and we will be glad to help you with your concern. And while you’re at it, we can send you a quote to give you a better deal for your commercial cycling bike needs.