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The 6 best exercise bikes to buy for indoor cycling

By Adrianna Johns on 8th April 2020

As more of us opt for the at-home workout during the lockdown, the brilliant idea of creating your personalised home gym might have crossed your mind a few times.

Maintaining our physical health has never been more essential. Whether you enjoy regular fitness or are choosing to slowly ease into it, an exercise bike will offer the perfect cardio for your routine.

Cycling typically offers a fantastic aerobic workout, so why not invest in this worthwhile piece of equipment that will add excitement to your daily exercise? This form of physical activity is generally considered to be low-impact, meaning that anyone who is recovering from orthopaedic injuries can still participate without causing damage when done correctly.

Similarly, expect your muscle endurance to strengthen and your stress levels to significantly reduce when you introduce this workout to your life. Rest assured that we have dedicated our time to find the best exercise bikes on the market to give you the workout you deserve. Are you ready to improve your lifestyle?

Sportstech ESX500 Exercise Bike, £349

Sportstech ESX500 Exercise Bike

The Sportstech ESX500 is the ideal exercise bike for those who are searching for a quick and efficient workout that will make you feel fit and healthy.

Effortlessly adjust the seat and change the height of the handlebars to suit you perfectly, and enjoy a perfect workout as the non-slip pedals and adjustable strap, securely grip your feet, preventing any slipping as you speed up.

Choose out of 12 pre-installed workout programs, use the accompanying app to view your training progress and history and even make use of the cardio-frequency belt and heart rate sensor to analyse your health-state. Truly worth the investment.

JLL IC400 ELITE Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike, £399.95

JLL IC400 ELITE Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike

It will only take 20 minutes of your time to set up this wondrous bike and trust us, it rides like a dream.

The JLL IC400 ELITE bike is seriously adaptable and the perfect contraption for toning a variety of muscles and conditioning your body over time. Keep your focus undistracted as the exercise bike doesn’t make a sound.

With a premium saddle for added comfort, you’ll be able to enjoy your time exercising on this bicycle — you may even forget that you’re on an exercise bike, as the hefty 20kg flywheel means that it gives a similar ride to a regular bicycle — doesn’t it sound great?

Nautilus U618 Upright Bike, £655.30

Nautilus U618 Upright Bike

The Nautilus U618 has much to offer. Featuring 25 levels of different magnetic resistances, this bike gives you a fierce control of your workout intensity, thereby you decide what type of speed and level you wish you workout with.

The light flywheel provides a smooth action for a solid workout, whilst the adjustable seat provides maximum comfort. Weighted pedals will help maintain and constant flow, and a wireless chest strap will allow you the opportunity of monitoring your heart rate.

A perfect addition to your home, focus on your exercise and even enjoy a workout to music using the built-in Bluetooth feature.

Sportstech ES600 Recumbent Bike, £659

Sportstech ES600 Recumbent Bike

Perfect for anyone searching for a truly effective cardiovascular training, the Sporstech ES600 will vastly improve your fitness, boost fat burning and strengthen your muscles significantly — all with the comfortability of being sat down.

This recumbent bike features a magnetic braking system on 16 levels, all controlled by a computer, and an ergonomic saddle that will help you adjust according to your height.

Place the bike wherever you deem fit and forget about connecting it to a power socket, as you will be the sole producer of its power whilst you’re training. Connect to its accompanying e-health app and track your training as you go — ideal for checking your progress.

Schwimm 270 Recumbent Bike, £728.51

Schwimm 270 Recumbent Bike

Schwimm is a company that has always known how to make high-quality bikes and throughout their 100 years, they have never disappointed. Their 270 Recumbent bike is ideal for those who are searching for pure comfortability. — a thick cushioned seat with contoured legs keeps you comfortable whilst you exercise.

Recumbent bikes have gained popularity throughout the years as they are extremely comfortable, allowing you to workout for longer periods of time. If you are recovering from an injury yet still wish you to exercise, investing in a recumbent bike such as Schwimm’s 270 model will be the perfect option as it will slowly ease you in.

Featuring 29 workout programs, you’ll quickly add variety to your workout.

Nordic Track Unisex’s Commercial VR25 Recumbent Exercise Bike, Black, adults £864.42

Nordic Track Unisex's Commercial VR25 Recumbent Exercise Bike, Black

Set in a chair-like design, this exercise bike offers support and comfort that is incomparable to conventional bikes. A cushioned seat, extra wide ergonomic foot pedals and an auto-breeze will ensure an excellent workout session.

Creating minimal sound when riding, you’ll be free to enjoy the 7” touchscreen display to entertain yourself without any disrupting noise. Perfect for those who find multitasking easy, you’ll be able to view your resistance, time, distance and calories burned on the screen, as well as being able to watch your own media.

Installed with its own built-in grip pulse sensors and a wireless chest strap to measure your heart rate, we think that this is an ideal option to invest in.

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