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Top Ten Best Exercise Bikes Of 2017 Reviews

Cycling is one of the best forms of exercises that one can participate in. Furthermore, owning an exercise bike gives one the chance to work-out at the comfort of their home. Cycling is a great cardiovascular exercise and it helps to tone down body muscle especially the thighs and hip. It also allows one to shed off extra pounds. 

Top Ten Best Exercise Bikes Of 2017 Reviews

Cycling allows one to control the intensity of their workout as per their preference.  When done regularly, it helps to lower the blood pressure, improves circulation and increases the energy levels. As a result, a good exercise bike is handy and essential for anyone who desires a healthy and fit lifestyle.

1.       FitDesk 2.0 Desk Exercise Bike with Massage Bar

Top Ten Best Exercise Bikes Of 2017 Reviews
The FitDesk lightweight folding exercise bike consists of a sliding desk which is great when performing cardiovascular workouts. The desk platform also helps one to keep with their friends or surf while still doing their work out. One can easily adjust the resistance level for a variety of work-outs throughout the day.

This exercise bike is designed to offer comfort with its beach cruiser styled seat. The forearm massage rollers are well placed and offer relief from any strain during your exercise.
The features of the FitDesk 2.0 desk exercise bike include;

  • A folding steel frame which allow for easy storage
  • Performance meter
  • Adjustable non-slip desk surface
  • Resistance bands for upper body workout
  • Massage rollers
  • A stylish cruiser back seat
  • Adjustable back rest
  • Storage drawer
  • Wide range of user height from 4'10" - 6'6" feet
  • A 16"x19" desk platform
Pros of the FitDesk 2.0 pro exercise bike:
Great steel frame design.
The steel frame is coated with a durable powder. It is compact, has rigid stability and is well balanced. The adjustable seat adds extra comfort during a work-out. The design of the bike also includes a folding frame and built-in wheels which allows for space saving and easy movement of the bike respectively.

Extended seat.
The seat is a backrest and is extender by 4” to allow for upright use. This allows the bike to be used by people of between 4’10” to 6’6” feet in height.

Massage rollers.
One can adjust the arm rest which consists of padded and massage roller that are countered. This offers additional support to one whenever they are exercise or surfing during their work out.

Weight limit.
The FitDesk exercise bike has a recommended weight limit of 250 lbs.

Fitted storage drawer.
The desk platform is 16 by 19 inches in measurements. It can easily accommodate magazines and laptops. The desk top is of a non-slip surface and one can easily access the storage drawer to store small sized items such as phones, ear phones and music players.

Enhance upper body workout.
The bike ensures that one has a full and well rounded work-out especially in the upper body.
The con of the FitDesk 2.0 desk exercise bike is that the speedometer needs constant replacement and that it is not well calibrated.


2.       Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B2605 Upright Exercise Bike

Top Ten Best Exercise Bikes Of 2017 Reviews
The sunny health and fitness SF-B2605 magnetic folding exercise bike is designed to give a low impact cardio work-out. It aims at increasing the general body metabolism and giving one toned thighs, hips and buttocks. The bike is excellently designed to give maximum performance, efficiency and comfort. The maximum user weight recommended is 220lbs.

The features of the sunny health and fitness exercise bike include:
·       A large seat cushion which has an adjustable height for individuals of all sizes.
·       Adjustable 8-level magnetic tension control system to allow one to adjust the bike to their comfort
·       Can easily be folded and unfolded for space saving and storage convenience.
·       An exercise meter display showing time, distance, speed and  calories Burned
·       An adjustable Inseam of max height 35 in/ Min 30 in

Pros of the sunny health and fitness magnetic folding exercise bike;
It has a digital monitor
This helps one to keep track of their progress as they can the amount of calories burned, time spent in a workout, speed and distance covered. Using the scan mode, one can have these features repeated displayed during their work-out.

Folding ease.
One can easily fold their exercise bike and store it in a closet. When folding the measurements of the bike are 13 by 21 by 53 inches.

An adjustable seat.
This allows the bike to be used by multiple individuals of different heights. This is simply done by twisting the knob on the bike and moving it up or down depending on one’s height.

Tension knob
It allows one to switch the intensity of their workout. One has to simply twist the knob to increase or decrease the resistance for an effective and more fun work out.
The downs of this exercise bike are that it has a very hard seat such that even after adding a cushioned seat, it still feels hard.


3.       DeskCycle Desk Exercise Bike Pedal Exerciser, White


Top Ten Best Exercise Bikes Of 2017 Reviews
The Deskcycle desk exercise bike helps one to burn calories, improve their health lifestyle and mood. It is designed for an office environment.

The features of the exercise include;
  • It has the lowest pedal height available; at only ten inches, one can use t it their office by placing it under their office desk and pedal it easily. The pedal has an arm of 3 ½ inches.
  • It has a smooth magnetic response. This ensures that the pedal is quiet and helps to minimizes unnecessary disturbances to other office mates.
  • The bike offers a double resistance range as compared to basic pedal exercise bikes. It also allows one to choose from 8 different calibrated resistance setting s as peer their preference.
  • It has a 5 display function which shows time, speed, distance, scan and the calories burned. These are also very accurate for efficiency.
  • It is made using high quality components such as the MagneTrainer and a patented magnetic resistance feature.
Pros of the Deskcycle desk exercise bike;
Low resistant.
It allows one to keep the resistance levels as low as up to 3 under their desk. This helps to maximize oxygen intake to the brain and the general energy levels.

Sweating is not necessary.
Pedaling this exercise bike increase the energy levels up to 50 % as compared to when one is just sitting on their work desk. The great thing is that one does not have to sweat during their pedaling.

Smooth and quiet pedaling.
The patent magnetic resistance mechanism ensures that the pedal s both quiet and smooth. The flywheel, of 39 lb, keeps the pace effectively smooth. This also prevents distractions due to noisy pedaling in the office space.

Wide base and low profile design.
This keeps the Deskcycle from rocking back and forth. If one is 5 feet 8 inches and taller, they may need to lower their chairs because of the lower profile of the Deskcycle.

Accommodates everyone.
This exercise bike can be used by anyone whose feet touch the ground while they are seated. Children in kindergarten can also use this bike.
The limitation of this exercise is that it is not a full aerobic work-out machine. One can also wear and tear on their office chair if you weigh 220 pounds and above.


4.       NordicTrack GX 4.7 Exercise Bike


Top Ten Best Exercise Bikes Of 2017 Reviews
The features of the NordicTrack GX 4.7 exercise bike include;
  • A lumbar supported seat. This allows one to exercise comfortably. The lumbar design is meant to offer additional support so that one can keep focused and relaxed during their workout. The oversized and cushioned seats are also made so as to accommodate over-sized people.
  • Innovative step through design to allow for easy getting on and off of the bike unlike the traditional bike base designs.
  • The lumbar seats are ventilated for more comfort during a heavy work-out.
  • A water bottle holder to keep one hydrated during their workout. It is built for easy access to when one to take a sip of water.
  • Touch controls. These are responsive and quick and allow one to adjust the resistance levels to their own liking by a touch of a button.
Pros of the NordicTrack exercise bike;
Cool air fan.
The fan is built-in into the GX 4.7 console to keep one cool during an intense workout.
It has a cardio grip heart rate monitor which helps one to keep track of their heart rate as they train. This helps one to work-out based on their limits in fitness.
The GX4.7 recumbent exercise bike has a lifetime frame warranty and a one year warranty for labor and parts.
It has ergonomic pedals with an adjustable strap for perfect fitting based on the shoe size.
It has 22 resistance levels. Each level increases the pedaling difficulty. As the resistance level increases, one burns more calories and trains target muscles.

5.       Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse

Top Ten Best Exercise Bikes Of 2017 Reviews
The Exerpeutic folding magnetic upright bike is can be easily folded and rolled after a work-out. Its design can support a 300 lbs weight capacity.

Its features include;
  • A unique design that allows one to get on and off the bike easily.
  • It has leg stabilizers which minimize tipping during a work-out.
  • It has a compact design which allows it to be easily folded and stored after a work-out hence saving on space. The design also includes wheels for easy movement of the exercise bike from one place to another.
  • A crank system which consists of a 3 piece high torque gives a consistent and smooth pedaling motion.
  • The well balanced flywheel and V-belt drive give a quiet and smooth motion.
  • The seat of the exercise bike is very comfortable and accommodates both small to heavy sized individuals.

The pros of the Exerpeutic exercise bike include;
A heavy duty design.
It is designed to accommodate a maximum weight capacity of 300 lbs.
Large LCD display that is used to indicate calories burned, distance, speed and time. It also has a scan and a heart rate monitor. The screen measures 3.3 by 1.5 inches.
The seat is designed to accommodate people of all sizes. The seat is adjustable to up to 5 feet and 3 inches to 6 feet and one inch in heights.
8 level magnetic tension mechanism allows one to adjust the tension level for both an easy, mild or intense work-out session.
The 3 piece crank system gives a smooth, consistent work-out while the balanced v-belt and flywheel system gives a quiet and smooth motion.
The limitations of this bike are that the pedals are made using poor quality material which wears out easily after two months. The bike is also not great for small bodied people below 80 lbs since it has a heavy duty design.


6.       Marcy ME 709 Recumbent Exercise Bike

Top Ten Best Exercise Bikes Of 2017 Reviews

The Marcy ME 709 recumbent exercise bike is a great workout bike for anyone looking to increase their cardiovascular and to shed off extra pounds.

Its features include an easily adjustable resistance level depending on the intensity of a work-out, a comfortable and well padded seat, a display that show the workout metrics in terms of calories burned, time, speed and distance, adjustable pedals and counter weighted and balanced pedals which have keep straps to keep the feet in position during a heavy work-out.


7.       Body Rider Exercise Upright Fan Bike (with UPDATED Softer Seat)

Top Ten Best Exercise Bikes Of 2017 Reviews
The key features of the body rider exercise upright fan bike include;
  • Easy to adjust tension levels for a slow or fast work-out.
  • Handlebars of dual action that engage the whole body in the work-out.
  • Support a weight capacity of up to 250 lbs.
  • An adjustable seat with a cushioning system for more comfort.
  • A sturdy steel frame design aimed to offer more stability and focus.
  • A high momentum fan system to offer a fluid and cool work-out.

8.       Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike

Top Ten Best Exercise Bikes Of 2017 Reviews
The Exerpeutic 900XL recumbent bike is designed to handle up to 300 pounds of capacity with its 54 by 22 by 34 inches measurements. The seat has a wider base for more comfort while the hand pulse pads are meant to target heart rate zones.

The features include;
  • A LCD monitor which enable one to view their work out progress comfortably.
  • A step thru design which allows one to get easily on the bike and to get off just as easily.
  • An 8 level magnetic tension for adjusting the tension level for a work-out.
  • It gives a quiet and smooth operation due to the balance of the flywheel and the v-belt drive.
  • The design includes transportation wheels in case one needs to move the exercise bike.


9.       Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike

The sunny health and fitness SF-B901 offers a perfect home workout. This is for those who do not have time to go to the gym. It consists of adjustable seats and handlebars which guarantee efficiency and comfort during exercise. The heavy duty steel frame plus the cranks add to its essential durability and quality.

The features include; a smooth and efficient chain drive mechanism, a fully adjustable seat with handle bars for added comfort, a heavy duty design, an adjustable resistance level, built-in transport wheel for easy movement and a maximum user weight capacity of 275 lbs.

The advantages of the sunny health and fitness indoor cycling bike;
A 40 lb flywheel which is solid and chromed assists in adjusting the pressure resistance. This is because a heavier flywheel gives a smoother ride. Hence, one can increase the intensity of their work out for a greater challenge.

Adjustable handlebars.
The handlebars are padded and move more comfortably. It is also designed to fit different hand sizes and grip positions. The mid area of the handlebars has a platform where one can place a music phone or book as they work out.

A padded leather seat.
The leather seat is fully equipped with an adjustable mechanism, padded seating area and can easily be moved, up or down, forward and backwards.
The design of the bike is nice and sturdy. Its works fine, quickly and easily.
The down side of this bike is that after three months of use, the brakes may start producing a squeaky sound. This can be minimized by regularly applying oil to the flywheel.


10.   Best Choice Products Folding Adjustable Magnetic Upright Exercise Bike Fitness Upgraded Machine

The best choice products folding, adjustable, magnetic and upright exercise bike is a high performance cardio machine which ensures that one does not neglect their health and fitness lifestyle even when they are busy.

This exercise bike is constructed with a sturdy steel frame. It has a heavily padded seat together with padded handlebars which offer comfort during a workout.

One can also track their work-out progress using the bike by viewing their time, distance, speed and calories.

The middle section consists of an 8 level magnetic resistance which allows for easy adjustment of the intensity one needs during a work-out.

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I am the "Fitness Crab", a Toronto-based fitness coach and yoga instructor. I’ve been helping the people of my lovely city improve their health and set up their home gyms for over a decade. Exercise bikes are a must for any home gym as they are the perfect warm up exercise, and a great low impact cardio workout.
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About Le Minh Hieu

Le Minh Hieu is a national-level weightlifter and a Singapore Weightlifting sports performance coach. Hieu's biggest passion is helping everyone find confidence, happiness, and health through fitness.