Assault Fitness make some of the most popular high-end exercise bikes. We have an in-depth look at their two most popular models, the Assault AirBike Classic vs Elite – which is the best for you?
Assault AirBike Classic vs Elite – Specifications
Assault AirBike Classic vs Elite – Similarities
Both the Assault Classic and Elite have the same drive type
- Both have a chain-driven system.
Both air bikes’ seat can be adjusted in the same way
- Both the Assault Classic and Elite seats can be adjusted in four ways—up, down, front, and back.
The Assault Classic and Elite both have the same resistance levels
- Both bikes have infinite levels of resistance.
Both offer the same display monitors
- Both the Classic and Elite feature a hi-contrast LCD screen.
Both the Classic and Elite have the same display readout
- Both exercise bikes display the same information: Watts, RPM, Calories, Heart Rate, Distance, Time, Odometer, and HIIT Programs.
Neither bike has a water bottle holder
- Neither the Classic nor Elite feature a water bottle holder.
Neither the Classic nor Elite feature a tablet holder
- Both bikes do not feature a tablet holder.
Both the Classic and Elite are Bluetooth compatible
- The two air bikes feature Bluetooth compatibility.
Neither bike offers built-in speakers
- Neither the Classic nor Elite has built-in speakers.
Both the Classic and Elite have transport wheels
- Both exercise bikes feature transport wheels for easy storage and moving when needed.
Both have identical built-in workout programs
- The Classic and Elite both feature a manual workout program that you can set with 20/10 interval, 10/20 interval, custom interval, time target, calorie target, and heart rate target.
Both the Classic and Elite do not have a heart rate monitor
- Neither air bike has a heart rate monitor. However, your heart rate can still be measured via Polar chest straps.
Assault AirBike Classic vs Elite – Differences
The Classic and Elite both have different unit weights
- The Classic is lighter with a weight of 96lbs, while the Elite weighs 139lbs.
The Classic and Elite differ in size
- The Classic has a length of 60”, a width of 23.3”, and a height of 50”, while the Elite is 55” long, 26.2” wide, and 55” tall.
Only the Elite offers adjustable handlebars
- The Classic does not have adjustable handlebars and only has a single hand position, while the Elite’s handlebars have multiple hand positions.
Both bikes have different maximum weight capacities
- The Classic has a weight capacity of 300lbs, while the Elite can be used by those up to 350lbs.
The Elite offers an integrated wind shield
- The Elite has an added feature of an integrated wind shield. This is also available for the Classic as a separate purchase.
The Assault Classic and Elite offer different warranties
- The Classic offers a warranty of 5 years for the frame, two years for the parts, and a year for labor.
- The Elite has a warranty of 5 years for the frame, three years for the parts, and a year for labor.
Both the Classic and Elite are reliable and easy to use exercise bikes, though they are both on the more expensive end of the scale. Choosing between the two will depend on your preferences.
Here are some notable things you might want to consider:
- The Classic is lighter; hence it is easier to move around the house when needed.
- The Elite has multi-hand position handlebars.
- The Elite offers a better warranty.