[Canadian Tire] Echelon EX3 Smart Connect Fitness Bike $559 to $599 (Store Clearance YMMV)
- Deal Link:
- $559 -599
- Canadian Tire
Meadowvale (Mississauga) is priced at $559 with 17 in stock.
Good quality spin bike, and probably the lowest cost bike with magnetic resistance and electronic resistance control. You can't get electronic resistance control with any Bowflex or Keiser costing many times more.
Current priced at $1000+ at Amazon and Costco.
CAUTION (see update below)
When registering with Echelon, select "Costco" as the place where you purchase from and you get ONE YEAR FREE Echelon membership ($550 value).
Do remember to mark you calendar to discontinue membership if you don't want to continue, and select monthly for subscription option.
UPDATE: some users have their credit card charged, or membership reduced pending verification of where they purchased from. This has not happened to me, so YMMV.
When used with QZ - qdomyos-zwift App (game changer IMHO, well worth getting for a one time fee, no subscription nonsense), you can get Auto Follow Resistance with Peloton Digital Membership App or Zwift, and can sync up/display the Cadence from the bike and Heart Rate from your Apple Watch.
Even if you don't care about auto-follow resistance, QZ Beta's new preset tiles is amazingly convenient for one tap resistance settings, great for intervals.
EX-3 does not have come with any screens, you have to use your own tablet. But it is actually better and easier to set up if you don't plan to use Echelon classes and use other Apps like Peloton and Zwift.
Perhaps the only flaw is that there is no forward/backward adjustment of the handle bar. You need to go to EX-5 for that feature.