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Best exercise bikes in Australia for the home 2023

Searching for an exercise bike for your home gym? We’ve chosen the best home exercise bikes you can buy in Australia right now.

The best exercise bikes in Australia for the home

How did we pick this list?

Our editorial team selected the exercise bikes on this list based on actual customer reviews on sites such as rebel, Gym and Fitness, Fit Online and Amazon. For each category, we identified key parameters based on our research and selected the home exercise bikes with the highest review score within those parameters.

Read more detail on our methodology below. If you want to expand your home gym, check out our guide to the best treadmills in Australia.

Peloton Bike+

Best overall exercise bike

Peloton Bike+
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Pros

  • Well-designed and durable
  • Offers thousands of classes

Cons

  • Has an additional monthly membership fee
  • Pricey

Peloton has something of a cult following overseas, so its arrival on our shores in July 2021 was hotly anticipated. And after reviewing the bike in detail, we can finally see what all the fuss is about.

When we put the Bike+ through its paces, we were impressed by the build of the bike, the versatility of Peloton classes and the immersive size of the swivelling touchscreen.

The Peloton Bike+ comes with a high price tag of $3,345 for the basics package. Plus, there's a $59 per month fee for an all-access membership.

As you can see, this certainly isn't a machine for a buyer on a budget.

But what do you get for all that money? Well, you get an exercise bike designed to offer a range of cardio and full-body workouts. It features a 23.8-inch HD touchscreen that can swivel a full 360 degrees, allowing you to work up a sweat on and off the bike. Rear- and front-facing speakers deliver quality sound and the frame is made of welded steel.

The seat and handlebar are easily adjustable, but it's in the range of smart features where the Bike+ really shines. With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, the Bike+ lets you enjoy access to live classes and thousands more on demand. Instructors are on hand to motivate and encourage you and there's a huge range of workout programs and challenges available to suit your fitness goals.

There's even an auto-resistance feature that automatically changes the resistance level on your bike based on what the class instructor says.


Proform 225CSX PF21

Best exercise bike under $1,000

Proform 225CSX PF21
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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • 20 levels of resistance

Cons

  • Some users say it's difficult to assemble
  • No in-built workouts

If you've got a maximum budget of $1,000 to spend on a home exercise bike, we recommend checking out the ProForm 225CSX PF21.

With its traditional upright frame, 20 silent magnetic resistance (SMR) levels and an average score of 4.6 out of 5 from rebel Sport customers, it's our pick as the best exercise bike under $1,000.

Designed for beginners and recreational users, this bike features an oversized lumbar support cushion seat for added comfort.

The SMR technology means your workout is always smooth and never noisy – a plus if you like watching TV while getting fit.

The dual-grip EKG heart rate monitor helps you keep track of your vitals while the iPod-compatible 2-inch speakers let you listen to your favourite workout tracks.

In terms of key specs, the 225CSX features a 7kg inertia-enhanced flywheel, has a 5-inch high-contrast multicolour display and can accommodate users weighing up to 125kg.

If you need motivation to move, download the iFit app onto your iPad to access workouts developed by professionals. Every purchase of the Proform 225CSX includes a 30-day iFit membership.

And because the Proform 225CSX has a price tag of $799, you'll have plenty of change left from your $1,000 budget.


Celsius BK1

Best exercise bike under $500

Celsius BK1
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Pros

  • Ideal for small spaces
  • Easy to assemble according to many rebel customers

Cons

  • No built-in workouts
  • Some might want more resistance

If you're on an even tighter budget, the Celsius BK1 is the best exercise bike under $500. Not only is this model affordable and easy to use, but it also boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 from over 70 rebel customer reviews.

The Lifespan Fitness EXER-58 is another highly rated option in this price bracket and retails around the $400 mark. However, the greater number of positive reviews for the Celsius BK1 see it take the win here.

Reviewers commonly praise the ease of use and value for money provided by the BK1, so it's well worth a look if you're in the market for an affordable exercise bike. Offering 8 levels of manual resistance, the bike lets you tailor a workout to suit your fitness level and goals.

An upright bike with a 4kg flywheel, the BK1 is suitable for users weighing up to 120kg. The seat can be adjusted vertically and horizontally to ensure maximum user comfort while the pedals can be adjusted to suit your needs. The simple digital screen displays your speed and distance so you can keep track of your progress. And when it's time to pack your bike away, the BK1 has built-in wheels to make it easy to move around.

It's also priced well under $500, which means you can use some of your remaining budget to stock up on other essential home exercise gear. So if you're searching for the best home exercise bike under $500, the Celsius BK1 offers plenty of bang for your buck.


York Fitness C410

Best value exercise bike

York Fitness C410
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Pros

  • 32 levels of electronic resistance
  • Lots of features at an affordable price

Cons

  • Some buyers report that the instruction manual could be clearer
  • Lacks advanced features

Searching for a home exercise bike that offers great bang for your buck? There's a lot to like about the York Fitness C410.

With 32 levels of electronic resistance, a host of user-friendly features and an affordable price tag, the C410 ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of people. It's no stranger to a glowing review either, with plenty of 5-star reviews from Fit Online customers.

The C410 also featured in our guide to the best cardio equipment in Australia, so it's no surprise to see it take the win here as the best value exercise bike.

The C410 is a great all-rounder, offering everything you need to tailor a variety of different cardio workouts, with a price tag that isn't going to send you broke.

Featuring an 8kg flywheel, the C410 has an impressive 32 levels of electronic resistance. There are 16 workout programs available to suit different fitness goals, including the option of programming in your own custom settings.

Capable of accommodating users weighing up to 130kg, this bike features a blue back-lit LCD screen that displays key workout data – time, speed, distance, calories, RPM, pulse and more are all shown. Hand pulse sensors allow you to keep track of how hard you're working while the handlebars and seat can easily be adjusted to suit your dimensions.

And with a cushioned seat, wheels for transportation and a lifetime frame warranty, there are plenty of good reasons why the York C410 is worth a closer look.


Marcy ME-709

Best recumbent exercise bike

Marcy ME-709
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Pros

  • Easy to assemble
  • Lightweight and easy to move

Cons

  • No in-built workouts
  • Only 8 levels of resistance, which may not be intense enough for some

With an average score rating of 4.5 out of 5 across more than 18,000 reviews on Amazon, the ME-709 is one of the best recumbent bikes on the market.

Compact yet comfortable, this unit packs a punch, increasing your cardiovascular endurance over a more gentle workout on the knees and back than an upright machine would.

Praised for its high-quality craftsmanship, this bike is made from premium 14-gauge steel tubing and is sturdy enough to withstand the most vigorous workouts. Choose from up to 8 levels of resistance and monitor your speed, distance and the number of calories burned through its handy LCD display.

The ergonomic padded seat is constructed of high-density foam and is easily adjustable to suit your stride. The recumbent handlebars provide added comfort and the adjustable foot straps ensure you won't slip while riding.

Customers love how easy it is to assemble and operate and how quiet it is. You can even transport it from room to room by tilting it and rolling it along its back wheels.


York Fitness C415

Best upright exercise bike

York Fitness C415
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Pros

  • 32 levels of resistance
  • Several reviewers praise its quiet operation

Cons

  • Some users report that the seat could be a little more comfortable
  • Some complaints that seat adjustment could be made easier

If you're in the market for an upright exercise bike, there are several quality options in this guide that are worth considering. And now it's time to add another option to your shopping shortlist — the York Fitness C415.

The next model up from the C410 featured above, the C415 is similarly feature-packed while also boasting an affordable price tag. And with plenty of 5-star reviews from customers across the internet, it's our number 1 pick as the best upright exercise bike.

Climb aboard the C415 and you'll find a 10kg flywheel and a whopping 32 levels of electronic resistance. This model also has a maximum user weight of 140kg, so it can take heavier riders than several of the other bikes in this guide.

There are 16 programs to choose from with this bike, including your own custom program if you want to dial in a favourite workout. Pedalling is taken care of via a 3-piece crank system. Hand pulse sensors are also included and the computer display shows time, speed, distance, calories, pulse and more.

The handlebars are adjustable and the seat offers rake and slide adjustment, allowing you to tailor the bike to your size. A water bottle holder is a handy inclusion to help you stay hydrated while wheels help make it easier to move the machine around your home.

And with a lifetime frame warranty, the York Fitness C415 is an upright exercise bike with a whole lot to offer for any home fitness enthusiast.


Everfit Exercise Bike Magnetic X-Bike

Best fold-up exercise bike

Everfit Exercise Bike Magnetic X-Bike
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Space at a premium in your home? The Everfit Exercise Bike Magnetic X-Bike is our pick for best fold-up exercise bike. It's a handy space-saver around the home, offering all the essential features to get fit at home.

It's picked up its fair share of positive reviews too, with glowing feedback from customers at retailers like eBay, Myer and MyDeal.

When in use, the X-Bike measures 115x81x41.5cm. But when you need to store it away, it folds up to dimensions of 136.5x36cm, minimising the amount of floor space it takes up in your home.

With 8 stages of adjustable magnetic resistance available, this exercise bike offers workouts to suit a range of fitness levels. An LCD display lets you keep track of workout metrics such as your speed, time, distance cycled and calories burned, with pedalling taken care of via a 3-piece crank system. The bike is silent during operation which is particularly useful if you live with others and enjoy exercising at unusual hours.

The X-Bike also features non-slip protective feet for added confidence while you're working out, plus 4 levels of height adjustment to suit different-sized users. That said, some buyers report that it isn't a suitable option for taller buyers, so some people may need to consider other options.

But many reviewers praise the X-Bike for its ease of assembly, ease of use and quiet operation, so it's worth a look if you're shopping for a fold-up exercise bike that won't take up too much space in your home.


Proform Pro C22 PF20 Studio Bike

Best Peloton alternative

Proform Pro C22 PF20 Studio Bike
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Pros

  • Interactive training
  • Huge library of workouts available

Cons

  • It's still not exactly what you'd call cheap
  • You'll also need to pay for an iFit subscription to take advantage of all features

Looking for a cheaper alternative to our best overall pick, the Peloton Bike+? Check out the Proform Pro C22 PF20 Studio Bike.

This bike offers access to a huge range of workouts, exercises for on and off the bike and a wide variety of clever and interactive features. And with an average score of 4.7 out of 5 from 42 rebel customers, it's our pick as the best Peloton alternative.

Like the Peloton, the Proform Pro C22 PF20 Studio Bike isn't exactly what you'd call a low-budget purchase. And once you've paid the price upfront, you'll also need to fork out for an iFit subscription (subscriptions start at US$15 per month) if you want to take advantage of the full range of features on offer.

Once you're all set up, the bike offers a 13kg flywheel and 24 digital resistance levels. OneTouch controls make it easy to program in your desired settings and the bike is fitted with a 22-inch touchscreen that swivels through 180 degrees. There's also plenty of adjustment available to suit people of varying heights.

Like a Peloton membership, an iFit subscription gives you access to live interactive training and an extensive library of workouts. Live Resistance Control lets the trainer set the resistance level on your bike. Plus, everything from yoga classes to weight workouts is also available.

Finally, it's worth mentioning that, at the time of writing (February 2023), the price of the Proform Pro C22 PF20 Studio Bike had dropped from $2,499 to $1,999. That's a pretty big discount and makes this model worth comparing side-by-side with the Peloton Bike+.


AssaultFitness Assault AirBike Classic

Best air bike

AssaultFitness Assault AirBike Classic
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Pros

  • Built to last
  • Resistance increases the more you push

Cons

  • There are cheaper options available
  • Some complaints from buyers that the display is hard to read

With hundreds of 5-star ratings from Gym and Fitness customers plus an impressive average score of 4.7 out of 5 from over 270 Google reviews, the AssaultFitness Assault AirBike Classic is our top pick as the best air bike on the market.

Built with durability in mind, the Assault AirBike Classic features a high-tensile steel frame and 20 sealed cartridge bearings. Reinforced pedals and cranks provide added longevity and the frame features an industrial powder coating for extra protection.

Featuring a 27-inch diameter steel fan, the Assault AirBike Classic uses fan resistance to let you tackle the workout you want. There are 7 built-in programs available to suit different fitness goals, including everything from HIIT to endurance training. You can also customise a workout based on the time you want to exercise, calories you want to burn, distance you want to cover or heart rate goals you want to achieve.

The battery-powered console is easy to use and understand, though some users do report that it's a little hard to read. It displays time, distance, calories, watts, speed and RPM, so all the essential info you need is right at your fingertips. The bike is easy to assemble too, with 4 stabilising feet ensuring that those vigorous workouts don't result in too much rocking and rolling. And with integrated transport wheels, moving the Assault AirBike around your home is nice and easy.

So if you want the tough but easily customisable workout that only an air bike can provide, be sure to check out the AssaultFitness Assault AirBike Classic.


DeskCycle 2

Best under-desk exercise bike

DeskCycle 2
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Pros

  • Many reviewers praise its quiet operation
  • 8 levels of resistance

Cons

  • There are cheaper options available
  • Some complaints that it's difficult to use with a roller chair

Boasting an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 from over 2,600 global customer reviews on Amazon, the DeskCycle 2 is the best under-desk exercise bike.

Designed to slip under a desk so you can exercise while you work and portable enough to move into the living room and use while you watch TV, this mini cycle is a handy piece of home workout equipment. It uses patented magnetic resistance to offer a smooth and quiet workout and the company behind the DeskCycle 2 says it combines magnetic resistance and a flywheel with an effective weight of around 18kg.

The DeskCycle 2 measures approximately 51cm (W) x 61cm (L), with a pedal height of just over 25cm at the top of its travel. You can also set the maximum pedal height lower, at just under 23cm, based on your needs. It's designed to work at desks as low as approximately 68.6cm, but if you're taller than 5ft10in (approximately 179cm), you'll need a higher desk.

When you're ready to start raising your heart rate, you can choose from 8 calibrated resistance settings simply by turning a dial. A handy display keeps track of your time, distance, RPM and calories burned while there are Velcro straps to prevent your feet from slipping off the pedals.

So if you're looking for something portable and convenient to help with rehab from an injury or to work out while you work, the DeskCycle 2 is definitely worth a closer look.


Lifespan Fitness RC-300 Recumbent Bike

Best exercise bike for seniors

Lifespan Fitness RC-300 Recumbent Bike
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Pros

  • 12 pre-set workouts – no extra apps or memberships to apply and pay for
  • 16 resistance levels – which is more than other recumbent bikes

Cons

  • No drink bottle holder
  • No wireless connection to the control interface

Looking to stay fit but aren't quite as mobile as you used to be? With their low seats and added support, recumbent exercise bikes are ideal if an upright bike isn't suitable. The Lifespan Fitness RC-300 is our pick for seniors with a 4.7 out of 5 star rating on Bunnings and a price tag of under $1,000.

The lumbar seat support reduces strain on your back while the heavy-duty magnetic flywheel is super quiet and low maintenance so you can go the extra mile.

Customers rave about it with a Lifespan Fitness user stating that "this is the first one [bike] that I can safely and easily place both feet into the pedals without assistance". Another customer said, "Great for exercise even with my complex spinal issues that I have been struggling with… this is the first machine that has had a positive impact on my condition and health."

Sturdy and stable, it can take a maximum user weight of 150kg and includes standard pedals with a foot-strap for secure riding and an adjustable (forwards/backwards) seat for comfort.

The large LCD display lets you monitor your time, speed, calories and RPM and you'll even get your heart rate stats via the seat handle's in-built pulse sensors.

Unlike some bikes that make you download an app for workouts, the RC-300 comes with 12 pre-set programs to add variety to your training session. There are also 16 levels of resistance to ensure you're always being challenged.

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Methodology

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  • We considered exercise bikes from over 20 brands.
  • We chose our top picks based on customer reviews, product specs and good old-fashioned personal experience.
  • The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

Why you can trust our picks

We started our search for the best exercise bikes in Australia by searching for the highest-rated products on sites such as rebel, Gym and Fitness, Fit Online and Amazon. We then compared the top-rated exercise bikes against other models in the same category, but we also paid special consideration to products that have been tested by our editorial team.

We considered home exercise bikes from the following brands:

  • Assault Fitness
  • BodyWorx
  • Celsius
  • Cubii
  • DeskCycle
  • Everfit
  • Fortis
  • Freeform Cardio
  • Horizon
  • Kmart
  • Lifespan Fitness
  • MagneTrainer
  • Marcy
  • NordicTrack
  • Peloton
  • PowerTrain
  • Proflex
  • Proform
  • Pure Design
  • Schwinn
  • Sole
  • York

Compare some of the best exercise bikes

Data obtained February 2023. Prices are subject to change and should be used only as a general guide.
1 - 20 of 31
Name Product Type Resistance levels Maximum weight supported RRP Warranty Buy Now
Everfit Exercise Bike Magnetic X-Bike
Upright
N/A
$185.25
Proflex XB2 Folding Magnetic X-Bike
Upright
8
110kg
$208
Varies. Contact store for details.
DeskCycle 2
Upright
8
136kg
$319
Varies. Contact store for details.
Celsius BK1
Upright
8
120kg
$399
Varies. Contact store for details.
Lifespan Fitness SP-310 Spin Bike
Spin
Unlimited
125kg
$449
Varies. Contact store for details.
Marcy ME-709
Recumbent
8
136kg
$450.11
Varies. Contact store for details.
Lifespan Fitness EXER-58 Exercise Bike
Upright
8
100kg
$489
1 year replacement
Lifespan Fitness EXER-60H Exercise Bike
Upright
8
100kg
$491
1 year replacement
BH Fitness H286 Astra Program Bike
Upright
14
100kg
$499
1 year
ProForm PFEVEX73017 210 CSX Exercise Bike
Upright
16
125kg
$599
Varies. Contact store for details.
Lifespan Fitness Spin Bike LFEX-SP460-M2
Spin
Nearly unlimited
125kg
$599
1 year parts replacement, 5 years bike frame
Lifespan Fitness SP-550 Spin Bike
Spin
Unlimited
145kg
$629
1 year replacement
NordicTrack NTEVEX39018 GX 2.7U Stationary Bike
Upright
20
135kg
$631
1 Year Labour, 2 Years Parts, Lifetime Frame
York Fitness C410
Upright
32
130kg
$649
Varies. Contact store for details.
York Fitness C415
Upright
32
140kg
$689
Varies. Contact store for details.
Lifespan Fitness RC81 Recumbent Bike
Recumbent
10
130kg
$692
1 year replacement
Lifespan Fitness EXER-80 Exercise Bike
Upright
Variable automatic
150kg
$768
1 year replacement
Proform 225CSX PF21
Upright
20
125kg
$799
Varies. Contact store for details.
Lifespan Fitness SM-400 Magnetic Spin Bike
Spin
Magnetic
125kg
$799
1 year parts replacement, 5 years bike frame
Lifespan Fitness RC-300 Recumbent Bike
Recumbent
16
150kg
$856.95
Varies. Contact store for details.
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Are home exercise bikes worth it?

Why should I buy an exercise bike?

There are several reasons why an exercise bike can make a useful addition to your home gym:

If you're looking to buy more items for your home gym, check out our guide to cheap home gym equipment. You may also be interested in our treadmill buying guide.

Why shouldn't I buy an exercise bike?

Buying an exercise bike (or any other piece of home gym equipment) often seems like a good idea at the time. But the number of under-used exercise bikes, treadmills and ab rollers dumped on the side of the road at kerbside clean-up time would suggest it's an idea many people later regret. Exercise bikes aren't cheap, so you need to be sure that you'll get sufficient use out of a bike to justify your investment.

Before you hand over any money, consider whether you wouldn't prefer to do the following:

  • Ride outside. Cycling outside can be more fun than sweating away in a room at home – the scenery changes, you can breathe in some fresh air and you get the satisfaction and enjoyment of actually going somewhere.
  • Join a gym. When you join a gym, you can work out on all manner of exercise equipment, sign up for fun and motivational classes and get personalised advice from fitness experts. If this sounds ideal for you, check out our guide to choosing a gym membership.
  • Get an indoor trainer. Bike trainers are raised stands that allow you to use your normal road bike indoors. If you already have a quality bike and just want to be able to use it when the weather is bad, a trainer can give you what you need for just a few hundred dollars.

What types of exercise bikes are available?

Consider these when choosing an exercise bike for your home:

DescriptionProsCons
Upright exercise bikeUpright exercise bikes stand up just like a normal bike and usually come with a comfortable, padded seat.
  • Cheaper and more compact than recumbent bikes
  • Offers a more effective cardio workout and engages core muscles more than a recumbent bike
  • Not suitable for those who need back support
  • Requires some previous bike riding experience
Recumbent exercise bikeAllows you to cycle while seated in a reclining position.
  • Ideal for seniors, those who want additional back support and people who want to stay comfortable while working out
  • More expensive and take up more room than upright bikes
  • Don't work as wide a range of muscles as upright or indoor cycling bikes
Indoor cycling bikeSometimes referred to as spin bikes, indoor cycling bikes attempt to simulate the experience of riding a road bike.
  • Offers a wider range of resistance levels to simulate gear changes and different terrain
  • Designed for avid cyclists and fitness enthusiasts
  • Provides a tougher workout than upright or recumbent bikes
  • Aggressive seating position can be uncomfortable
  • Not suitable for those who need back support
  • Requires a moderate level of bike riding experience

What should I look for in an exercise bike?

Before you start shopping for an exercise bike, take some time to consider your fitness goals, how often you plan to work out and your budget.

Exercise bike prices vary from around $100 for a no-frills model up to $2,000 for advanced models you could expect to find in a gym. Upright bikes are usually cheaper than recumbent bikes and many entry-level buyers will find a happy balance between features and price somewhere around the $400–$600 mark.

Don't forget to factor in delivery costs when comparing exercise bike prices. Bikes can weigh 50kg or more and some retailers charge up to $200 for delivery.

Here are the important factors you need to take into account:

Type of resistance

Is noise a deal-breaker? Do you like building resistance as you ride? Exercise bikes use either magnetic or fan-based resistance to increase pedalling difficulty.

Magnetic resistance uses a flywheel and provides a quiet and smooth performance with minimal wear. Fan-based or direct-contact resistance features a fan inside the wheel. It tends to be noisier but is preferable for short intervals and HIIT training.

Ease of set-up and use

How simple is the exercise bike straight out of the box? Is there any assembly required? Does the instruction manual offer clear guidance and are all the buttons, dials and displays easy to understand?

The displays and control panels on some advanced home gym equipment can look like the cockpit of a fighter jet, so be wary of anything that looks overly complicated or confusing.

Size and weight

Check the dimensions of you bike to make sure you have enough room for it at your home. If you're short on space, you may want to consider a folding exercise bike. Though not as sturdy as a fixed-frame bike, it offers a flexible way to get the workout you need.

Weight is also important – the more a bike weighs, the more stable it will be. However, it's a good idea to check that there are transport wheels included to easily move the bike around.

Exercise programs

Programs offer variations and challenges to your session, such as simulating riding up hills. Check how many pre-programmed workouts come with the machine and whether you can customise them.

User weight limit

Before buying, check the maximum user weight limit for your exercise bike. This is important for safe use, plus a high upper limit will give a good indication as to the build quality of the machine.

Warranty

Check the length of the manufacturer's warranty and exactly what it covers. Most offer at least 12 months of protection, but you can expect longer from a high-end model.

Parts

  • Computer. Make sure the statistics the bike's built-in computer shows are in line with what you want to know – speed, time, distance, heart rate and calories burned.
  • Seat. Check that the seat is comfortable and well-padded. However, it shouldn't be so bulky that there's a risk of chafing.
  • Pedals. Inspect the width of the pedals so they're easy and comfortable to use. Is there a strap to prevent your feet from slipping or are there cleats for hardcore cyclists?
  • Adjustability. Can you adjust the height and angle of the seat and handlebars to find a comfortable and effective riding position?

Extras

Many exercise bikes come with one or more of the following additional features:

  • Audio input and speakers so you can listen to music while you ride
  • Drink holder
  • Heart rate chest strap to track your effort
  • Workout fan to help you stay cool and also provide air resistance
  • Tablet holder so you can browse the web, work or watch streaming video
  • USB charger
  • Wi-Fi or Bluetooth compatibility with a fitness app

How much should I pay for an exercise bike?

Exercise bikes range in price from $200 to upwards of $3,500 with prices typically reflecting quality, size and special features.

For example, a cheaper bike such as the DeskCycle 2 is compact, features only 8 levels of resistance and has a small display with limited data.

A more expensive bike such as the Peloton Bike+ is large and sturdy, featuring a 23.8-inch HD touchscreen, access to live and on-demand workouts and in-built speakers.

How much you should pay will depend on what you wish to get out of your exercise bike. If you're after light exercise or are short on space, a smaller more compact machine may be enough. If you're looking for an intense workout with motivational classes, a more expensive bike with in-built programs could be better for you.

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