What every best Exercise Bikes has:
- Quiet resistance.
- Well-calibrated resistance levels.
- Workout programs.
No other recumbent exercise bike gets the type of kudos that the Exerpeutic 900XL does. Thousands of happy customers say it's very comfortable, with a simple-to-adjust tension control and very easy to read LCD display. The display shows calories burned, distance traveled, speed and heart rate, and owners say they love being able to keep track of their progress. It has a 300 pound upper weight limit, and even heavier users say it feels sturdy and stable, even under hard use.
The Exerpeutic 1200 Folding Magnetic Upright Bike is one of the highest rated indoor exercise bikes around. Owners say it's an excellent value, combining a solid frame, user-friendly adjustments and an LCD screen. The magnetic resistance is quiet, with eight settings to accommodate a range of users. It takes up very little floor space and the lightweight body folds for easy storage. The extra wide seat is more comfortable than the seats found on most upright exercise bikes, even for larger users.
If you want something smaller and lighter than the Exerpeutic 1200, Marcy has an exercise bike for you. Hundreds of owners rave about the Foldable Exercise Bike, saying it's an outstanding value in a nice, compact package. It doesn't have a lot of fancy features, but those who just want a good, solid ride are thrilled. It's reported as easy to assemble and very quiet when in use. It has an upper weight capacity of 250 pounds, and owners say the padded seat is plenty comfortable.
The Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle is a sleek, professional-grade indoor cycle that experts say closely mimics real-world riding. The magnetic resistance system has 24 levels, with a precise, easy-to-set knob and is reported as quiet enough to use without waking a sleeping partner. Customizing the Keiser to fit a variety of users is easy with the adjustable seat, handlebars and pedals. The one complaint we see about this bike is that the Bluetooth feature doesn't work with many apps or other devices.
Thousands of satisfied owners give the Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike top marks as a great indoor exercise bike at an equally great price. This exercise bike is a basic indoor cycle that's easy to assemble and is reported as very durable. It uses a heavy-duty flywheel similar to fitness center exercise bikes, but doesn't include convenience features such as a computer, heart-rate monitor or water-bottle holder. The bike includes a one-year frame warranty and 90-day parts coverage.