It’s also made from a strong and resilient steel frame and has small durability features that will make this bike the last one that you will ever need to buy. Some higher-end air bikes are built more for HIIT or quick high-intensity strength-building workouts, but the Assault Airbike does a little bit of everything. It’s great for HIIT, but it also works well for slower and easier rides on recovery days. The best part is that it comes in at a much more affordable price point when compared to similar bikes out there on the market.
Below, I wanted to take a deep dive into all of the features that make the Assault AirBike a great choice for any style of home gyms!
Made from strong and durable materials
Fan blades run quietly
Great for easy rides or HIIT
Fully adjustable seat
More affordable than other similar air bikes
The seat is a little too wide and slightly uncomfortable
The LCD screen is not centered on the bike
Phone lip covers up the main screen
Wind guard sold separately
What makes the Assault Bike so resilient and durable is the care that went into the construction of this machine. The frame is composed of thick-gauge chro-moly steel that offers a sleek powder-coated finish. The build of this bike is resistant to rust and corrosion, which works well in a basement or garage gym.
What also makes this bike incredibly durable is that easy and every pivot point is reinforced with sealed cartridge bearings. Often, bikes start to break down over the years where all of the pieces of the frame come together due to faulty and rusted screwed, and the sealed bearings help to extend the life of your frame.
The Assault AirBike is a master of all trades. While some air bikes are built more for HIIT or nice and easy rides, this design is made for both. Whether you want something that you can use on recovery days, or you’re really looking to build strength and shed the maximum amount of pounds in a short amount of time, this is a really great investment.
One thing that I wanted to discuss when it comes to the overall performance of this air bike is the resistance offered with the fan blades. There are no knobs or buttons that adjust the tension on the bike’s fan blades. Instead, simply moving the pedals (that move the fan blades) is what increases the tension on the line.
At a slow pace, the resistance is very minimal which is why it’s a great option on recovery days. The maximum resistance offered on this bike is endless and maxes out at how fast your legs can pedal.
The LCD screen on this model is fairly simple, but it really gets the job done. It boasts a large display that is easy to read, even as the sweat pours in your eyes. This screen details all of the important information to efficiently shed pounds and build strength, which includes heart rate, time, calories burned, RPM, and speed. What I also like about this screen display is that it also includes pre-programmed interval training programs that are great for beginners or intermediate riders.
One downside about the placement of this screen is that the phone lip is placed directly under the progress screen. This means that if you want to watch a show or listen to music on your phone, you will need to move it in order to track your progress. This odd design choice isn’t a deal-breaker, but it is worth mentioning for users that really rely on their phones for a myriad of functions when working out.
When compared to similar styles of air bikes out there on the market, the Assault AirBike boasts a smaller footprint overall. It measures to be 50.9 inches long, 23.3 inches wide, and 48.4 inches tall. The fan blades measure to be 25 inches in diameter, which is much smaller than similar designs out there on the market.
While the size is fairly small and compact, this design is still easy to move around your home gym space to free up a little room when needed, or when you simply need a minor change of scenery. This unit weighs in at just shy of 100 pounds, and it boasts a pair of wheels along the base that makes it a little easier to move from location to location.
One of the most notable features of this bike is the level of adjustability in the seat. Users can move the seat up and down, as well as glide it back and forward along a central track. While it has a higher level of adjustability than some bikes, it will take you a while to make these adjustments.
Some users complain that it takes too long to unscrew the locking mechanism in order to change the seat. If you are the only person using this bike, this won’t be much of an issue. If you are sharing your bike, it may become slightly annoying to take a minute or two to set the seat back to your desired position.
It’s also important to take a moment to talk about the seat. The base model seat that comes with this bike is slightly uncomfortable and built a little too wide. However, the good news is that it is a cinch to swap out the seat and replace it with a design that you find to be more comfortable and catered to your workouts.
The Assault AirBike ships compactly in pieces, but ensures that you are equipped with all of the tools and instructions to expertly assemble your bike. It comes with a seat of very organized step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow, and also provides an instructional video to take you through the process to make sure that your bike is properly assembled. When reviewing workout gear I typically come across one or two users that complain about the tedious assembly process, but with the Assault Airbike, everyone seemed quite pleased at how easy it was to put together.
Of course, if you are leery of your general handyman skills (or you just don’t want to be bothered), it’s never a bad idea to hire the pros to come in and assemble your bike for you. This will ensure that all of the pieces are properly installed so that nothing breaks down on you in the middle of a workout!
Overall, the price of this bike falls about in the middle of the road. If you are in the market for a bike that is built tough and made from high-quality components that are built to stand the test of time, this is a great choice. It is important to note that this isn’t exactly a budget-friendly bike, it will still set you back a considerable amount of money. However, cheaper bikes are also built with cheaper materials, and often break down fairly quickly, or simply become too wobbly or annoying to use. This design hits that sweet spot between the quality of construction and an affordable price point.
Comparisons to Previous Versions
The Elite design, as the name suggests, comes in at a price point that is almost twice as much as the Classic. It boasts many of the same features in its design, adjustability, and steel frame design as the Classic. However, the Elite design is built more for HIIT and building muscle, and closely resembles the Rogue Echo bike in performance, design, and overall price.
The Assault AirBike Classic is much more affordable, and more versatile as well. Unlike the Elite, it is made for easy recovery workouts as well as HIIT and strength training as well.
It has a ton of adjustable features to accommodate a wide variety of users, and the sky's the limit in terms of resistance on the fan blades. Plus, it boasts a much smaller footprint than many air bikes out there on the market, making it a great choice for those working with limited space.