How to Choose the Right Exercise Bike
An exercise bike can be a great way to get in a low-impact cardio workout from home. Check out our tips below on finding the perfect exercise bike for you.
Upright Exercise Bike
An upright bike is like a traditional bike in function and design. It positions the body to mimic the bike-riding experience and tends to offer a compact design. One advantage of this style is that you can lift yourself off the seat and pedal with greater force, simulating an up-hill climb or sprint.
Recumbent Exercise Bike
Recumbent exercise bikes offer increased back support, a larger sea, a semi-reclined position and multiple adjustment points to make it easy to find a comfortable workout position.
Make sure to consider your flywheel weight.
If you are looking for the quickest ride possible on an indoor bike, look for a heavier flywheel of at least 9 kg. A larger flywheel also offers more levels of resistance, allowing you to step up your workout intensity.
Exercise bikes also have a variety of features, like a heart rate monitor, LCD monitor, and more.
Grip-mounted sensors can help send heart rate information to your display, allowing you to make the most of your workout. LCD monitors can help to track time, calories burned, and more. Some exercise bikes even have built-in speakers so you can play the perfect soundtrack while working out.