Phoenix 98623 Revolution Cycle Pro II Exercise Bike

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imageSpin bikes are all the rage in recent exercise circles. The reasons that spinners are in such demand is that they deliver a much more powerful workout than simply a standard stationary bike. The spin bikes engage the core muscles by making the rider stand above and over the handlebars. The Phoenix 98623 Revolution Cycle Pro II Exercise Bike is an excellent combination of spin bike features and standard upright bike so that you can chose how you want to get your workout, and the difficulty of your exercise.

Ride With the Top Down

You can drive your Phoenix 98623 Revolution Cycle Pro II Exercise bike with its "top down" by rolling the handlebars into the down position so they are straight out in front of the bike. This makes you stand up on the pedals and lean over the front of the bike, an unusual position for standard bikes, but the ultimate in core control to build your abs. It is also an excellent way to train for racing style biking since it is the most common position for racing bike postures. With the bars in the down position you can rest your elbows on the bars as you grip the front of them when you need to balance, and lift your elbows to fully engage your abs, obliques and back.

Easy Transitions

Both the seat and the handlebars of the Phoenix 98623 Revolution Cycle Pro II Exercise Bike are set up so you can make the transition from sit down to stand up with ease. Not only is it a simple switch, but you can do it while you are exercising so you never have to stop your workout to change positions. That lets you alternate as often as you like so you can ride in the normal biking position to rest but continue getting a good aerobic exercise and then stand up again whenever you're ready. The ability to switch so easily means you will get a more complete workout that is possible with a standard upright bike, and be able to maintain your workout longer than with a dedicated spin bike.

Quick Stop

The Revolution Cycle Pro II has a quick stop release knob that is a protective measure for you should you need to quit fast and tend to problems outside of your exercise, or feel like you have to recover physically. The quick stop lever also lets you stop the motion of the flywheel when you want to switch directions and pedal backwards, a very helpful way to get the most out of your biking workout, and work different muscle groups. The quick stop lever is located right in front of the handlebars so you don't have to search for it when you're in a hurry.

Easy Movement

When you have exercise equipment in your home, you need a piece that you can move when needed. Your home isn't a gym, and it shouldn't have to look like one, but when you want to use your bike you don't want to be hidden away in a corner or basement either. The Phoenix 98623 Revolution Cycle Pro II Exercise Bike has small wheels on the front so that you can life the back by the seat easily and move it wherever you need it. That way you can position the bike in front of the TV, or a beautiful window view while you get your workout, and then put the bike out of the way when you're done.

Stay Hydratedimage

Keeping your body hydrated is one of the most important physical aspects during a workout. You can ride longer if you don't have to get off and leave to get a drink. The Revolution Cycle Pro II has a built in water bottle holder and water bottle so you can keep going as long as you like, and still have your water handy.


The Phoenix 98623 Revolution Cycle Pro II Exercise Bike has a space-saving design that won't take up too much floor space. That's an extra bonus for those that live in apartments and condos, or any small living area. It weighs in at a mere 115 pounds, and yet is plenty sturdy for a solid ride in either the seated or upright positions.

Downsides of the Phoenix 98623 Revolution Cycle Pro II Exercise Bike

Even though it is a very space saving exercise machine as compared to some other bikes, and certainly easier to house than a big home gym, the Revolution Cycle Pro II is rather tall, and can be harder for smaller people to ride. If you are under 5 foot tall, or you need a bike that can be adjusted down far enough for a younger teen or child to ride, this may not be the best bike for you. It's seat is adjustable to many levels, but is generally too tall for anyone less than five feet tall to ride comfortably.

Consumer Remarks

"Great quality, low cost, easy to use and very effective."

"Easy to assemble. I put it together in 30 minutes and was off and riding like a pro in no time."

"Wonderful bike with the added bonus of getting a spin workout as well."

"I love it. Very large resistance adjustment so I can get a strong workout when I need it, or just take it easy and get a good aerobic workout."

"I don't have to drive to the gym anymore to get a workout, now I just ride myself fit in front of my own TV."

Bottom Line

Owning an exercise bike makes it so much easier to get in a daily workout. You don't have to schedule in trips to the local health club, or pay yearly fees. The Phoenix 98623 Revolution Cycle Pro II Exercise Bike is a very affordable bike for users of any experience level, and is a great addition to your exercise plan.

About Andy

Andy writes for a number of health related sites but has always been fascinated by alternative medicine and home remedies. His deep interests in nature and the body's innate ability to heal itself (given the right condition) have lead him to a pivotal time in his life - and so, Holistic Home Fitness was born. While it's relatively new at the moment, Andy wants to build this site into a huge reference site for a more holistic approach to health and fitness.