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Diamondback Studio Cycle 1260Sc Review

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The Diamondback Studio Cycle 1260Sc is a good choice for an indoor bike to begin or round out your home gym. Although it’s made for residential use, it has the durability and specs usually featured on commercial grade indoor bikes. It has a 31-lbs. flywheel and 16 resistance levels – both enough to challenge even the most fit spinner/cyclist. It comes with a standard console that links to ANT compatible devices and apps. which monitor heart rate and offer motivating interactive workout programs.


Model Diamondback Studio Cycle 1260Sc

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The flywheel in an exercise bike is what creates resistance. You can choose the level of resistance to increase your workout intensity.

Resistance Type

The type of resistance shows what kind of flywheel is being used (if any), and its weight if the manufacturer provides it.

Rear mounted magnetic resistance flywheel

Type refers to the style of the ride: Recumbent bikes allow you to lay back, while Upright bikes are more like road bikes (lean forward).

Drive System

The bike's drive system is how your pedaling interacts with the rest of the bike (flywheel) to give you a good workout.

31 lbs Flywheel

It's important to choose an exercise bike that will last, and the material of the frame determines how durable the bike is.


The most important part for comfortability during your workout, the seat should be adjustable and have ample cushioning.

Spring Ride Saddle

Pedals are the driving force for an exercise bike, and should be comfortable, adjustable, and easy to control without slipping.


Bike Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

ANT compatible
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.


Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

Digital Console
Max. Weight

Max. User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that the bike can safely support, which can represent durability.

300 lbs

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this treadmill will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

59″x 23″x 50″
Accessory Tray

Some bikes include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.


Cooling Fans


Some exercise bikes can fold up and/or have wheels that make it easy to roll them around for convenience and to save space.


The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Parts: 3 years
Labor: 1 years

Rating: 91%

Our Rating

Rating: 91/100. The Diamondback Studio Cycle 1260Sc, is a commercial grade indoor bike; similar to one you would find at a health club. That means it’s durable, sturdy and will accommodate for just about everyone. It’s a great addition to your home gym, with such specs you know it will last a long time.

The heavy-duty flywheel at 31 lbs. is enough to give stability as you increase your speed and stamina. As for the 16 resistance levels, they are more than enough for even the most experienced and conditioned rider. It allows for your unique comfort position between the multi-position handlebar and the adjustable cushioned seat (up, down, front, back).

The console is large enough to view the basic stats; there are no fancy big screens with programs here. However, it does allow for connectivity to apps and devices that give you access to interactive programs, heart rate monitoring and activity. The list of compatible apps and devices include Strata, Wahoo, Garmin and IOS apps.

The power is self generating , which means you will not have to worry about being close to an electrical outlet – take it outside on the porch or back yard for a change of scenery and environment.

As far as a rider’s size and weight, it fits anyone between 5’2” – 6’5”, and up to 300 lbs. These wide ranges mean it will work for a few family members in an active household.


  • 16 resistance levels
  • 31 pound rear flywheel (magnetic resistance)
  • Adjustable: Both the seat and the handlebar can be moved up, down, forward and backward.
  • Multi-position handlebars
  • Heart rate: Contact and wireless
  • Versatile pedals: Use as SPD or the usual riding pedals
  • Easy to move: Designed to move easily with transport wheels
  • Console: The digital console provides stats on your progress: Watt output, time, distance, heart rate, RPM, calories and load.
  • Self-generating power allows you to ride your bike anywhere – indoors or outdoors, no need to be restricted to electrical outlets.
  • Connectivity: It connects to most apps and devices that monitor your activities (ANT+ compatible): heart rate monitors, watches, Garmin, Wahoo, Strata, IOS apps.
  • User capacity: 300 lbs
  • User height: 5’2” – 6’5” – can be used comfortably by most.


  • No built in programs; it will however, let you know when to increase or decrease your rpms to attain your goals once you have set your target watts.


The Diamondback Studio Cycle 1260Sc, is a residential bike but made with the strength and durability of a commercial indoor bike. It is solidly built with a 31-lbs flywheel.  Sixteen resistance levels will be a good challenge for just about anyone, regardless of fitness level.

Workout Programs

Built in workout programs are not included however you can link to various apps that may provide programs. It does provide the essential stats that will help you to gauge your progress.

Diamondback Studio Cycle 1260Sc Features

Rear mounted flywheel: the flywheel is a heavy 31 lbs, which means you have lots of stability as you increase your speed and fitness level.

Resistance levels: 16 resistance levels – This many levels mean you will be challenged as your fitness levels increase for a long period of time.

Cordless: your using the bike generates the power. This means you have the option to move it around and use any place of your liking without worrying about the need for an electrical outlet.

Console: the digital console although not large is big enough to properly read your statistics.

Heart Rate Receiver: it is ANT+ compatible wireless.

Multi-position Handlebar: whether you stand, sit or lean forward the multi-position handlebar makes for a comfortable workout.

Pedals: the versatility of the pedals works for riders who want the outdoor feel with a clipless SPD.  They are designed with a three-piece heavy crank, which make for smoother pedalling movements.

Saddle: made with high-density foam and spring assist frames makes the ride very comfortable with the extra support.

Water bottle holder: conveniently placed for easy access while riding.

User Weight Capacity: the maximum weight for a spinner/cyclist is 300lbs.

Warranty & Guarantee

The standard warranty is three years parts and one-year labor. However, you can also purchase additional warranty called the Diamond Warranty for $199.99 and increase your parts and labor to five years.  

A 30-day money back guarantee is also offered; but you would be responsible for return shipping costs. And if you hired someone to assemble, you would also be responsible for those charges.


The Diamondback Studio Cycle 1260Sc is a good value purchase. It has the durability and strength to last a long time in any home gym. Built like a commercial bike (that must endure different weights and fitness abilities), not only will it be long lasting but it will be comfortable as it will fit anyone between 5’2”-6’5”, and up to 300 lb. The adjustable seat and handlebar (also multi-position), and heavy-duty flywheel make that possible. Although it doesn’t have a big wide screen display with motivating interactive programs, it does monitor your essential stats. And if you do prefer the interactive programs it is ANT compatible and will link to most devices and apps that do provide those programs. Overall whatever your fitness level it a good machine for any home gym.  

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