Top 12 Best Exercise Bikes – Indoor cycle trainers

Cycling like swimming is a low impact exercise, a preferred by most engaging in cardio fitness and training. It is easier on the joints than compared to say running or other high impact aerobic activities.

Regular cycling can help you lose weight, reduce stress and improve your fitness as well as help get you into shape.

An example of how effective cycling can be for someone who weighs 80kg (12st 9lb), an hour’s worth of riding on an cycling machine will burn more than 650 calories and tone their legs and bottom. Some bikes with an elliptical trainer fitted also works on the upper body; toning the hips, arms and shoulders.

The best way to build your cardiovascular fitness on the bike is to ride for at least 150 minutes every week and slowly add up either on resistance, distance or time as you progress.

Top 12 Best Exercise Bikes for the U.S.

Here are top 12 exercise bikes to keep you strong, fit and healthy.

  1. Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike – PULSE
  2. Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse – PULSE
  3. Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer SF-B1203
  4. Marcy Foldable Exercise Bike – BUDGET
  5. Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer SF-B1002
  6. Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike
  7. Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike SF-B901
  8. Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycling Bike SF-B1110
  9. Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike
  10. Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike with Pulse – PULSE
  11. FitDesk v2.0 Desk Exercise Foldable Bike with Massage BarWITH WORK SURFACE
  12. Schwinn 170 Upright Bike

A Closer Look

recumbent-bike-vs-upright-bikeThere are two types of exercise bikes, depending on your preference, you could have the conventional upright bike or the lowered recumbent bike. Both available in folding or fixed format.

To understand the differences and benefits of each of the bikes is to take a look at the infographic prepared by LifeSpan.

However, the information provided is a bit one sided and favours the recumbent bike. As it is lower, recumbent bikes are more stable than upright bikes. Fixed recumbent bikes however take up more space compared to fixed upright bikes.

1. Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike – FOLDABLE, RECUMBENT, PULSE

Exerpeutic 400XL

  • Foldable recumbent exercise bike with quiet V-belt double-drive transmission system
  • Precision-balanced flywheel; 8-level adjustable magnetic tension control system
  • Easy-to-read LCD display tracks your distance, calories, time, speed, and heart rate
  • Semi-recumbent design for easy entry and exit; large seat cushion and backrest
  • Supports up to 300 pounds; measures 19 x 46 x 33 inches (W x H x D)

2. Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse – FOLDABLE, UPRIGHT, PULSE

Exerpeutic Folding

3. Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer SF-B1203 – UPRIGHT

Sunny Health Fitness SF-B1203

 

  • Fully adjustable seat-Up,Down, Fore, Aft
  • Lowest seat setting: 27″ (Seat to Pedal) Highest seat setting: 33″ (Seat to Pedal)
  • Chain drive mechanism and Felt fabric brake pad – Micro adjustable tension
  • LCD display Speed, Distance, Scan,Time, and Calories Burned
  • 22 lb Chromed Flywheel
  • Heavy duty crank and steel frame
  • Dimensions & Weight: 32L x 22W x 45H in, 61 lbs
  • Maximum user weight: 220 Lbs

4. Marcy Foldable Exercise Bike – FOLDABLE, UPRIGHT, BUDGET

Marcy Foldable Exercise Bike

  • Manual adjustment continuous resistance
  • High density foam padded seat and height adjustment for different body types
  • Easy to read computer screen displays speed, distance, time and calories burned
  • Innovative frame design folds up for easy storage
  • Counterweighted pedals with adjustable foot straps

5. Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer SF-B1002 – UPRIGHT

Sunny Health Fitness SF-B1002

  • Fully adjustable seat and handlebar
  • Heavy duty steel frame with a 49lbs flywheel
  • Belt drive mechanism for smooth and quiet workouts
  • Adjustable resistance with a press down brake system
  • Transportation wheels for easy portability

ALSO: Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Trainer SF-B1001

6. Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike – RECUMBENT

Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike

  • Dual track two LCD window system allows you to monitor up to 13 different display feedbacks
  • Schwinn Connect goal tracking and data export keep you up to date on reaching your fitness goals
  • 22 programs, 2 user settings and goal tracking are all there to keep you motivated and challenged
  • 20 levels of resistance aligned with a high speed high inertia perimeter weighted flywheel make every workout smooth and quiet
  • Charging USB port and data exchange

7. Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike SF-B901 – UPRIGHT

Sunny Health Fitness SF-B901

  • Indoor cycling bike with 40-pound flywheel
  • Heavy-duty crank and smooth chain drive mechanism
  • Fully adjustable seat and handlebars for comfort
  • Adjustable resistance systems; transport wheels
  • Supports up to 275 pounds; measures 20 x 46.5 x 48.5 inches (W x H x D)

8. Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycling Bike SF-B1110 – UPRIGHT

Sunny Health Fitness SF-B1110

  • Fully adjustable seat and handlebars. Transportation wheels for easy portability.
  • Chain-drive mechanism for a smooth, quiet workout with 44 lb flywheel
  • Dimensions: 46.5L x 20.5W x 47.5H inches.
  • Maximum user weight: 265 lbs.

9. Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike – RECUMBENT

Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike

  • Dual track two LCD window system allows you to monitor up to 13 different display feedbacks
  • Schwinn Connect goal tracking and data export keep you up to date on reaching your fitness goals
  • 29 programs, 4 user settings and goal tracking are all there to keep you motivated and challenged
  • 25 levels of resistance aligned with a high speed high inertia perimeter weighted flywheel make every workout smooth and quiet
  • Charging USB port and data exchange

10.Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike with Pulse – RECUMBENT, PULSE

Exerpeutic 900XL

  • Recumbent stationary bike offers challenging cardiovascular workout while minimizing stress on your joints and back
  • Eight-level Magnetic Tension Control System allows you to customize your ride and challenge yourself over time
  • Large, easy-to-read LCD display indicates distance, calories burned, time, speed, and heart rate information
  • Measures 22 by 34 by 54 inches (W x H x D) with 63-pound weight and 300-pound maximum user weight

11.FitDesk v2.0 Desk Exercise Foldable Bike with Massage BarWORK SURFACE, FOLDABLE, UPRIGHT

FitDesk v2

  • Durable: Built to Last with high quality gear box components for years of reliable operation
  • Unique: Desk features non-slip surface, easy access drawer and massage rollers positioned to make typing while exercising comfortable
  • Adjustable: Seat Back and Extender included allowing for upright and semi-recumbent use
  • Space Saving: Quick lock folding frame is great for easy transport and storage
  • Practical: Fits naturally into your daily routine, is the exercise bike you will actually use

12.Schwinn 170 Upright Bike – UPRIGHT

Schwinn 170

  • Dual track two LCD window system allows you to monitor up to 13 different display feedbacks
  • Schwinn Connect goal tracking and data export keep you up to date on reaching your fitness goals
  • 29 programs, 4 user settings and goal tracking are all there to keep you motivated and challenged
  • 25 levels of resistance aligned with a high speed high inertia perimeter weighted flywheel make every workout smooth and quiet
  • Charging USB port and data exchange

ALSO: Schwinn 130 Upright Exercise Bike