Biking is one of the best forms of aerobic exercise. Endurance-style rides keep your heart healthy and strong while hilly rides help to build and maintain muscle strength and tone. Meanwhile, any riding will help improve joint mobility, decrease stress and anxiety, benefit your posture and coordination, and more. Seriously, we could list the pros of biking all day long.
Luckily, you don’t always have to take to busy roads to get a good ride in. In fact, it’s surprisingly easy to add a good stationary exercise bike to your home gym space. With plenty of styles and specs and price points to choose from, there really is a bike for everyone.
1.YOSUDA Indoor Cycling Bike
For half the price of our overall pick, you can enjoy many of the same cycling perks with this YOSUDA bike. The 35-pound flywheel and heavy-duty steel frame give you the stability you need, and the belt-driven system makes for a smoother and quieter ride. At 270 pounds, the maximum weight capacity is a little lower, but the two-way adjustable handlebar and four-way padded seat ensure that you’ll find a comfortable position for your daily workout.
Meanwhile, the manual resistance knob gives you total control and the caged foot pedals keep your feet in place at all times. What’s more, this model features a LCD monitor that tracks your time, speed, distance, and calories burned, and the additional iPad bracket makes it easy to listen to your favorite music or watch your favorite guided workout.
2.NordicTrack Commercial S15i Studio Cycle
Want your indoor ride to simulate an outdoor experience? Consider this bike from NordicTrack. The 15-inch touch screen displays some of the most beautiful routes for a truly immersive ride, and it makes it easy to track your distance, speed, and estimated calorie burn. The 350-pound capacity bike is plenty sturdy and features an ergonomic saddle and handlebars that are adjustable for your comfort.
The inertia-enhanced flywheel uses silent magnetic resistance for a smooth, quiet ride, and you can choose from 22 digital resistance levels on the touch screen as you exercise. The pedals are also compatible with standard road bike pedals for a more immersive cycling experience.
3.Schwinn Fitness Airdyne AD6 Exercise Bike
Just because a bike’s primary function is to work your legs doesn’t mean you can’t activate your arms, core, and back at the same time. This upright fan bike from Schwinn gives you a tough total body workout in just a matter of minutes because you move the handlebars in addition to the pedals. The 26-blade fan is paired with a single-stage belt drive to deliver a quiet, smooth, and challenging workout experience.
It’s heavy-duty, commercial-grade construction can support a maximum capacity of 300 pounds, and the progressive wind resistance technology makes it an excellent tool for elite athletes and beginners alike. CrossFitters swear by this style of bike for high-intensity interval training.