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Best Rated Indoor Cycling Home Exercise Bikes | 2015-2016 | * Comparison & Reviews

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Best Rated Cycling Exercise Bikes * Comparison & Reviews (2015-2016) – This is a roundup of the best rated upright or stationary indoor cycling bikes for Home use. You mount an indoor cycling bike in the same way that you would a bicycle. indoor cycling bikes have large heavy flywheels to give you the same experience as if you are cycling on the road. Indoor cycles have either chain or belt drive. The belt drive is considered superior as it produces a smoother, quieter workout. These are the same bikes as you will see at a Cycling Class at the gym. These type of bikes provide an excellent form of aerobic exercise at home that you can do no matter what the weather is outside. Exercise bikes are easier on your joints with less impact than other forms of cardio exercise, such as running. You can compare each indoor cycle exercise bike below by features such as workout programs, reviews, maximum weight capacity, price, and other features. A glossary of terms is available at the bottom of this page.

Best Rated Upright Indoor Cycle Exercise Bikes 2015-2016
( Indoor Cycling Type Bikes – Comparison & Reviews)

Sole Fitness Sole SB700 Indoor Cycling
Exercise Bike
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B901 Pro Indoor
Cycling Bike
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B1002 Belt Drive Indoor Cycling Bike Diamondback Fitness 510Ic Indoor Cycle
Cycling Bike


Sole SB700
Indoor Cycling Bike
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Indoor Cycling Bike
Belt Drive
Variable Resistance
Chest Strap Option
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Backlit LCD Display
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
Footstraps included
48 lb. Flywheel
Water Bottle holder
40″L x 21″W x 42″H
Weight: 140 lbs.
Light Commercial
Kevlar Braking Sys
Indoor Cycling Bike
Chain Drive
Variable Resistance
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Maximum User Weight: 275 lbs.
1 year frame warranty
Footstraps included
40 lb. Flywheel
Water Bottle Holder
48″L x 20″W x 46″H
Weight: 108 lbs.
Indoor Cycling Bike
Belt Drive
Variable Resistance
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Maximum User Weight: 275 lbs.
1 year frame warranty
Footstraps included
49 lb. Flywheel
Water Bottle Holder
50″L x 20″W x 44″H
Weight: 115 lbs.
Indoor Cycling Bike
Chain Drive
16 Levels Resistance
Heartrate Sensors
14 Workout Programs
Backlit LCD Display
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
5 year frame warranty
Footstraps included
32 lb. Flywheel
Water Bottle Holder
42″L x 23″W x 46″H
Weight: 126 lbs.
Magnetic Resistance


Best Rated Commercial Gym Quality Cycling Bikes (2015-2016)
( The Best Club Quality Indoor Cycles – Comparison & Reviews)

Keiser M3 Plus Indoor Cycle Bike Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle Bike Life Fitness Lifecycle GX Indoor Cycling Bike Spinner NXT Commercial Cycling Bike by Star Trac

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Commercial Cycling Bike
Magnetic Resistance
24 Resistance Levels
Belt Drive
Telemetry Enabled
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LCD Display
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
Weighted Flywheel
Water Bottle Holder
49″L x 26″W x 45″H
Weight: 85 lbs.
*Commercial Gym Quality
Commercial Cycling Bike
Magnetic Resistance
24 Resistance Levels
Belt Drive
Telemetry Enabled
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LCD Display
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
Weighted Flywheel
Water Bottle Holder
49″L x 26″W x 45″H
Weight: 85 lbs.
*Commercial Gym Quality
Bluetooth enabled
Commercial Cycling Bike
Magnetic Resistance
20 Resistance Levels
Belt Drive
Telemetry Enabled
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Backlit LCD Display
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
5 yr. frame warranty
45 lb. Flywheel
Water Bottle Holder
54″L x 23″W x 39″H
Weight: 111 lbs.
*Commercial Gym Quality
Commercial Cycling Bike
Friction Brake
Variable Resistance
Chain Drive
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Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs.
10 yr. frame warranty
38 lb. Flywheel
Water Bottle Holder
51″L x 21″W x 40″H
Weight: 140 lbs.
*Commercial Gym Quality



Best Rated Upright Stationary Cycling Exercise Bikes 2015-2016
( Indoor Cycles – Comparison & Reviews)

Kettler Gyro GT Magnetic Training Cycling Bike BodyCraft SPX Club Indoor Cycling Bike Ironman Triathlon X-Class 510 Cycling Bike Bladez Fitness Master GS Indoor Cycle Trainer
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Indoor Cycling Bike
Belt Drive
32 Resistance Levels
Heartrate Sensors
12 Workout Programs
Backlit LCD Display
Maximum User Weight: 285 lbs.
2 year warranty
Footstraps included
40 lb. Flywheel
Water Bottle holder
45″L x 24″W x 43″H
Weight: 114 lbs.
Magnetic Resistance
Self Powered
Indoor Cycling Bike
Belt Drive
Friction Brake
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Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
Footstraps included
46 lb. Flywheel
Water Bottle Holder
43″L x 24″W x 47″H
Weight: 129 lbs.
German made bearings
Indoor Cycling Bike
Belt Drive
Friction Brake
Heartrate Telemetry
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Backlit LCD Display
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
Footstraps included
44 lb. Flywheel
Water Bottle holder
44″L x 26″W x 49″H
Weight: 127 lbs.
*Includes Equipment Mat
*Includes Chest Belt
Indoor Cycling Bike
Belt Drive
Friction Resistance
Heartrate Telemetry
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LCD Display
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
5 yr. frame warranty
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45 lb. Flywheel
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48″L x 19″W x 47″H
Weight: 117 lbs.


Related Article: Best Rated Upright Exercise Bikes – Comparison and Reviews

Related Article: Best Rated Recumbent Exercise Bikes – Comparison and Reviews

Related Article: Smart-Review | Home Exercise Bike Buying Guide (2015-2016)

Glossary of Terms

Maximum User Weight = Each recumbent exercise bike, depending on its construction has a maximum user weight limit. More expensive bikes generally can handle more weight. So if the limit is 300 lbs, and you are over 300 lbs., you should not buy this exercise bike, but look for one with a higher weight limit. If you weigh substantially less than the weight limit, this will put less strain on the machine and parts.
Indoor Cycling Bike = The indoor cycling type of bike is an upright indoor cycle designed to give you a true cycling experience by using extra heavy flywheels. They are the same type of bike used for cycling classes at major gyms.
Magnetic Brake Resistance = Most indoor cycle type bikes use friction resistance, through brake pads. Higher end bikes use magnetic resistance which offers resistance through magnetic fields. One type of magnetic resistance is ECB (described below). Magnetic resistance is maintainance free, no pads to replace. Magnetic resistance braking is smoother to use and is quieter than other types of resistance mechanisms.
Friction Brake = This is the traditional way indoor cycling bikes produce more resistance (in a addition to a heavy flywheel). The friction is usually applied from the top of the flywheel, and the replaceable friction pads are made from a variety of materials.
Flywheel Weight = The flywheel gives the indoor cycling bike stability and smoothness while riding. The heavier the flywheel, the better. Some of the cheaper exercise bikes do not publish their flywheel weight. For these we simply put “Weighted Flywheel” in the description.
ECB Resistance = ECB Resistance is a high quality form of magnetic brake resistance, the best type. ECB = eddy current brake.
Magnetic Resistance Levels = You can adjust the level of magnetic resistance to adjust the intensity of your workout. The more levels of resistance, the more choices you have in how hard a workout that you can select for your Recumbent Bike.
Heart Monitor = Some bikes have heart rate ability, most don’t have a computer or screen. Most regular exercise bikes have a heart grip monitor which allows you to monitor your heart rate to meet heart rate goals for cardiovascular fitness. Grip monitors are built into the handlebars.
Workout Programs = Most indoor cycling bikes do not have workout programs, they are simple devices that allow you to manually adjust friction. Almost all regular exercise bikes have a small computer and display where you can run multiple workout programs that vary the resistance.
LED/LCD Display = The exercise bike will have a display to give you information (such as time, calorie burn, distance). They can be either LED lit, or use an LCD screen. Many bikes have LCD screens that are not backlit, as many run on batteries. If its says “BACKLIT LCD”, then it has a backlight illuminating the screen. LED displays are also illuminated screens.
Indoor Cycling Bike: Chain Vs. Belt = An indoor cycle type bike will have either a chain or a belt to drive the flywheel. The belt drive is considered superior as they are more durable, and require much less maintenance and are quieter in operation.
Bike Weight = As with the flywheel, the heavier the weight of the bike, the more stable it will be. This is especially true if you weigh a lot more than the machine you are on.


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