Am not sure if this is in the right or wrong group. Please move if in wrong group.
I saw a doco on sbs last week where they claimed three by 20 second bursts of intense cycling per a day, three times a week, achieves the same outcome as hours and hours of ordinary exercise. So like most of you, I'm time poor, and would like to consider getting an exercise bike for that purpose.
Now I saw how the dude rode the exercise bike during the TV program. He needed at least two adults, on either side of the bike, to ensure he didn't rock it off it's stand and have an accident. Suggesting that such an exercise bike ought to have a very stable err legs and solid frame.
It's not that the power I'm likely to apply to the crank is likely to be anything special, but rather at maximum exertion I'm likely to rock and sway significantly more than say ordinary sustained maximum power.
Also, I'm guessing that ordinary Kmart style cheapies will probably fall apart under several attempts of full bore crazy pedalling-as-fast-as-you-can cycling. I know for example, the kit I purchased from Aldi a couple of years ago, to convert my road bike into an exercise bike, will definitely not have the stability to stay upright during such bursts of power. Nor is it's magnetic resistance likely to provide sufficient resistance.
So any suggestions on which bikes are best for this kind of crazy intense short burst rides?
I'm more likely to pick one up Trading Post or Gumtree rather than fork out ~$1,000 for a newie. I do have this crazy notion that I prefer one with a real wheel rather than a flywheel (definitely not a magnetic resistance one), but maybe flywheel is better?
Any comments/ suggestions?
EDIT: The program I'm referring to: http://molometer.hubpages.com/hub/How-T ... s-Possible
and the same video on youtube: http://youtu.be/FZ_BGhA7SK8?t=1m43s
and more on over at the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17177251