Exercise bikes are such a great piece of gym equipment for anyone wanting to exercise regularly at home. Make sure you get the best exercise bike whatever your budget by taking a look at the options below. Across all price ranges and type of exercise bike, our review has the best exercise bike option for 2017.
There are so many benefits of an exercise bike. They can be inexpensive (especially when compared to other home gym equipment), compact, quiet, low impact for your joints, and of course a great way to burn calories. Cycling is such a great way to get a cardio workout and increase lower body strength. A simple way to fit exercise into your daily routine.
With so many different exercise bike options available it can be hard to know which to go for. This article is a great place to start as we have selected 6 exercise bikes covering different price ranges and cycling workouts. Each exercise bike listed is a great buy for the price, however you will get more features as the price increases depending on your ability and workout goals. So get started on your new exercise journey!
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Best Exercise Bike Around £100 AND Best Folding Exercise Bike for 2017
This really is one of the best exercise bikes you can get for around £100 due to it’s stylish design and easy folding action making it perfect for storage. The Ultrasport Foldable Exercise Bike consistently receives high praise from customers on buying sites and comes top for us for both the ‘Under £100’ and ‘Folding’ categories.
The Ultrasport Foldable Bike can be purchased with or without the backrest for extra comfort and you can also accessorise with a different seat to suit your body. The height of the seat can easily be adjusted to suit you, and so the bike can quickly be changed for different members of the family.
Even at this low price, the Ultrasport Foldable Bike comes with some great features. A magnetic resistance changer is located on the bike stem so you can adjust the resistance with 8 settings for a less or more intense workout. Mounted between the handlebars is a LCD screen so you can easily monitor a number of different workout variables giving you instant feedback on how your workout is progressing (functions are time, calories burnt, speed, distance and pulse). The comfortable handle grips are also pulse sensors so you can gauge your cardio output and don’t need to wear a separate heart rate monitor.
This bike is really aimed at exercisers who want a gentle to medium workout, perhaps if you are starting out with an exercise routine, exercising to maintain fitness or building up strength. If you want a more intense workout then take a look at the bikes below.
Users of the Ultrasport Foldable Bike say:
“This is a great bike for such a low price.”
“Solidly constructed, and feels quite expensive.”
“Easy to assemble, sturdy, good instruction manual for the beginner.”
“Very stable, easy to assemble and I find the seat very comfy.”
Best Exercise Bike Under £300 in 2017
If you’re looking to spend a bit more money but don’t want to break the bank there really are a lot of great bikes out there to choose from. The DKN AM-E Exercise Bike is one of our favourite picks here. It is a great price (around £230), really well built, and has loads of top functions making the bike ideal for both general fitness and more hardcore fat burning.
With 32 levels of computer controlled resistance, there is a level to suit all abilities providing a greatly varied workout experience. The machine also has 12 pre-set exercise programmes for you to choose based on a variety of different cycling requirements as well as manual, user, target HR and Watt modes. The DKN AM-E is supplied with a LCD console displaying all your workout feedback live including your RPM, speed, Watts, pulse, recovery, time and distance.
An 8 kg flywheel is engineered to make the ride really smooth and quiet. The bike is designed to be stable and strong for all body types and is adjustable to make cycling on it just right for you. Hand grips have pulse sensors to measure your heart-rate as well as a built-in wireless receiver for use with an optional chest strap.
Overall this bike is a great option for people who want functionality, affordability and good design.
Users of the bike say:
The bike runs very quietly so would not upset someone else watching tv in the same room. The programmes are easy to operate and provide a good challenge to get you out of your comfort zone.
Really impressed with this machine get more of a sweat on than I ever did in the gym.
Best High-End Exercise Bike AND Best Spinning Bike in 2017
The JTX Cyclo 6 is a great bike delivering gym-spec features and quality for a turbo workout in your own home. This bike really does have all you need for a gym style workout: perfect for spinning and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) style workouts to really build cardio fitness and lower body conditioning. Out of the options reviewed, this is probably the best exercise bike for weight loss. This bike is belt driven to provide a very smooth and stable ride and has a 22 kg flywheel to enhance stability.
Spending a little more on an exercise bike pays off with a fully adjustable riding position- you can set your ideal alignment and posture on this bike changing seat height and position as well as handlebar position. The bike itself has transport wheels so positioning in your home is simple.
An LCD display means you can easily track variables (distance, speed, time and calories burnt) during your workout to assess your fitness level and workout intensity. There is also a very simple emergency stop activation for your safety.
If you’re looking for a high quality gym level bike for high cardio workouts and a smooth stable ride then take a look at the JTX Cyclo 6 Aerobic Training Bike.
Users of the bike say:
Really good quality and extremely sturdy. I’m 20 stone and this machine withstands the onslaught of my weight effortlessly.
I get the same quality workout as I do at the spin classes at the gym without being restricted to their timetable and as it is so reasonable priced, it wont take long before the product pays for itself either.
Best Recumbent Bike
Recumbent exercise bikes still give you a great cardio workout but have complete support for your back to take strain and stress off a common injury area. The Kettler Premium Recumbent Bike is one of the top performers offering a huge range of features as well as fully adjustable comfort so you can get a fat-burning cardio workout in a comfortable position.
The Kettler Preimium Recumbent Bike has a number of settings to get the most variety in your workouts, all accessible from the easy to use digital console. With 12 programmes to choose from including a heart rate controlled option you can choose the pace and difficulty to suit your abilities. If you just want to set your our level of resistance during the workout then use the 16 levels of magnetic resistance to build up and cool down the intensity.
The positioning of the handlebars and seat make this recumbent exercise bike really easy to get on and off of. Perfect if you have balance or mobility issues but still want to keep exercising. The robust build combined with safe and secure seat means you can approach exercising with confidence.
Users of the bike have this to say:
Almost silent when in use. The only noise we hear is a slight clunk from the pedal as you go. It is very comfortable to sit on, and if you get seating position right everything is easy to reach without stretching.
A really great, sturdy exercise machine. Love it.
Best Upright Bike
From the highly respected sports equipment brand Reebok comes this high quality upright exercise bike to provide a great workout whatever your ability. The ZR8 Exercise Bike is packed full of useful features making this upright exercise bike top in it’s category.
The comfort and positioning of the bike are provided with an extra padded seat and both vertical and horizontal adjustment. Make sure you take advantage of the flexible positioning to find the best ride for you and maximise your workout potential.
A 9 kg flywheel has smart engineering to make it feel like the resistance of a 12 kg wheel when in use. This coupled with the 32 levels of computer controlled resistance mean you can smoothly transition from warm-up to moderate workout to high intensity power.
There are 19 programmes set up on the ZR8 for you to choose a different workout each day depending on your mood and capabilities. All these are accessible through the digital console with backlit LCD screen. Make sure you keep track of all those important workout parameters such as calories burned and distance covered through the console.
Customers are really happy with the Reebok ZR8 Exercise Bike:
“The bike looks smart and rides well. It feels rugged and well made and I think it will last for years.”
The things that I like best about it are:
1. The silence! I use it in a room directly beneath my daughter’s bedroom and she doesn’t hear me at all.
2. The easy to use pre-set exercise programmes which give you a good range of different difficulties in your workouts.
Best Exercise Bike Round-Up
Here at CycleRunRow we have tried to find the best exercise bike for your budget and needs. Hopefully one of these will be the perfect fit for you. From the compact and cheap Ultrasport Foldable Bike to the high-end JTX Cyclo 6 suited to all you spin fiends these exercise bikes will really deliver. Make sure you check out all the extra features.