Before buying this bike, I looked at some of the reviews and found that many of the negative reviews were not really about the bike, but more about the iFit app. I have found that the bike is built to be quite sturdy. There is little to no flex in the frame and it certainly does not wobble while in use. The seat and handle bars can be adjusted to fit most any body type/size. Without the app, it has a number of internal workouts and can be used manually. With the app (loaded on a tablet), it allows you to have a much more immersive experience. You can join a spinner class or cycle through some beautiful landscapes. The only reason I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that it does not integrate well with my other lifestyle apps. But as a stand alone piece of equipment, it is well made and will get the job done ... assuming that you use it. ;)
When setting this up I got to a point where I needed to go online and register with iFit in order to be able to use the bike. You do not have an option. You then had to register and put in your credit card and while they waived the first year fee of $180, it's on you to cancel before next year or they will charge you. Skip all this. Just hold the iFit button down for 30 seconds and that allows you to use the bike. Very deceptive how they have this setup in trying to build up membership numbers to the service. Not Sears fault, although it might be beneficial to add this to the product page, but on Nordic Track and their parent company Icon Fitness. The bike itself is fine for what it is in terms of the price, but the iFit membership requirement is not a good business practice.
this bike was heavily promoted to use iFIT as a personal trainer with your ipad or iphone which I was looking forward to. However there is no place to put the phone or ipad while you workout on the bike in order to use the iFit app so very misleading. I want to use iFit but if I have to hold the phone or ipad during the entire workout this is not going to work and may very well go back to the store!!!
I bought this bike 1 month ago. Price, futures and quality very good when you compare to the others. Excellent for small rooms.