Unlike the last time I was in Spin Class the bike today behaved beautifully. I adjusted the pedals, seat and bar and climbed on. The seat was a little loose so a neighbor got a wrench and tightened it. It was a little tilted front up. But, with this instructor that is no big deal. She spends a lot of time standing and hovering.
These bikes have no electronic distractions. Straight mechanical with water bottle holders and a knob to adjust friction. Most of the people use the cages. But, I clip in because it is best for my physical therapy. I'm really, really working hard on forefoot and ankle strength and flexibility. Don't need anything to slip while I'm riding. I'm not flexible enough, and never will be flexible enough to reach down to adjust the straps on the cages.
After an outstanding group ride where, for the first time, I was able to stand and hover with the rest of the group it was time to unclip and get off. The bike was obedient and when I twisted my foot I was free. Stepped off the bike, did my stretching and moved on.
The bike worked fine, gave me no attitude, I did all the standing and hovering with everyone else and the music was good. A great day.