Bike Safety

Secure those knobs.

Ensure that adjustment knobs (seat height, seat fore-and-aft, and handlebar) are properly secured and do not interfere with range of motion during exercise.

Minimum height.

Individuals under 4'11" should not participate. The bike mechanism and ergonomics are designed for riders above 4'11".

Steer clear.

Do not insert any object, hands or feet into any openings, or expose hands, arms or feet to the drive mechanism or other potentially moving part of the bike.

Max weight.

The maximum weight for individuals riding should not exceed 350 pounds (159 kilograms).

Slow your roll.

The SWEAT bike has a magnetic flywheel and a fixed gear. This means that in order to stop, you must gradually slow your pedal strokes rather than stopping abruptly. If you do need to stop immediately, push down on the resistance knob. Do not dismount the bike or remove your feet from the pedals until both the pedals and the flywheel have stopped completely. Failure to comply may lead to loss of control and serious injury.

Lock it up.

After exercising, turn the resistance knob to increased resistance so that the pedals will not rotate freely and potentially injure someone.

Easy there, tiger.

If at any time you feel dizzy or have difficulty breathing, gradually stop pedaling and carefully dismount the bike.

You vs. yourself.

Listen to your body, ride at your own pace, and set your bike's resistance at the level that feels right for you.

Spectators at a distance.

Keep children and pets away from the bike whenever it's in use.

Look ma, no hands!

Never turn the pedal crank arms by hand.

Drink up.

Stay hydrated. Drink water throughout your ride as needed.

Free-wheelin'.

Always keep some resistance on the flywheel.

Trust the process.

Stay in control by executing all core movements and hand positions at a slow pace before attempting to increase your speed. Do not attempt to ride in a standing position at a high RPM until you have practiced at slower speeds.

Go with the flow.

Focus on form, posture, and making smooth transitions between movements.

Get your footing.

Do not take class without proper footwear. Never operate the bike with bare feet. The pedals are SPD clips.

I am one with the bike, the bike is with me.

Never remove your feet from the pedals while still in motion. If your foot does become disengaged, quickly move your feet to the side and push down on the resistance knob to stop the flywheel's motion.

Breathing room.

Keep at least 10" on either side of the bike clear.