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Best Rated Upright Stationary Exercise Bikes | Comparison & Reviews (2017-2018)

May 18, 2018 by  
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Top Rated Upright Bikes for 2018

Best Rated Upright Exercise Bikes * Comparison & Reviews (2017-2018) – This is a roundup of the best rated upright or stationary exercise bikes for Home use. You mount an upright bike in the same way that you would a bicycle, with your legs underneath you. Some Upright or stationary bikes, are also called indoor cycling bikes, with large heavy flywheels to give you the same experience as if you are cycling on the road. Exercise 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 upright stationary 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 Stationary Exercise Bikes (2017-2018)
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Schwinn 130
Upright
Stationary Exercise Bike
Schwinn 170
Upright
Stationary Exercise Bike
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B901 Pro Indoor
Cycling Bike
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B1002 Belt Drive Indoor Cycling Bike
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Upright Bike
Magnetic Resistance
Chain Drive
20 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
22 Workout Programs
LCD Display
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
10 yr frame warranty
Built-in Speakers
Cooling Fan
Footstraps included
Weighted Flywheel
Water Bottle Holder
41″L x 21″W x 56″H
Weight: 58.4 lbs.
Upright Bike
Magnetic Resistance
Chain Drive
25 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
29 Workout Programs
Backlit LCD Display
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
10 yr frame warranty
Built-in Speakers
Cooling Fan
Footstraps included
Weighted Flywheel
Water Bottle Holder
41″L x 22″W x 56″H
Weight: 62.8 lbs.
Bluetooth® Enabled
Upright Bike
Indoor Cycle
Chain Drive
Variable Resistance
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Maximum User Weight: 275 lbs.
1 year frame warranty
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Footstraps included
40 lb. Flywheel
Water Bottle Holder
48″L x 20″W x 46″H
Weight: 108 lbs.
Upright Bike
Indoor Cycle
Belt Drive
Variable Resistance
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Maximum User Weight: 275 lbs.
1 year frame warranty
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Footstraps included
49 lb. Flywheel
Water Bottle Holder
50″L x 20″W x 44″H
Weight: 115 lbs.


Best Rated Upright Club Quality Cycling Bikes (2017-2018)
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Keiser M3i
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Upright 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
Upright 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
Upright 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
Upright Cycling Bike
Magnetic Resistance
Adjustable Knob
Belt Drive
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Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs.
10 yr. frame warranty
Flywheel
Water Bottle Holder
42″L x 24″W x 47″H
Weight: 111 lbs.
*Commercial Gym Quality



Best Rated Upright Fan Exercise Bikes (2017-2018)
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Marcy Air 1
Fan Resistance
Exercise Air Bike
Schwinn AD6
AireDyne Fan
Exercise Air Bike
Schwinn AD2
AireDyne Fan
Exercise Air Bike
Lifecore Fitness Assault Air Bike Trainer
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Upright Fan Bike
Fan Resistance
Plastic Fan Blades
Arm & Legs Exercise
Variable Resistance
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LCD Display
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
2 yr. frame warranty
51″L x 26″W x 48″H
Weight: 83 lbs.
Upright Fan Bike
Fan Resistance
Plastic Fan Blades
Arm & Legs Exercise
Variable Resistance
Heart Telemetry
LCD Display
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
15 yr. frame warranty
50″L x 26″W x 51″H
Weight: 115 lbs.
Upright Fan Bike
Fan Resistance
Plastic Fan Blades
Arm & Legs Exercise
Variable Resistance
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LCD Display
Maximum User Weight: 250 lbs.
5 yr. frame warranty
58″L x 25″W x 48″H
Weight: 96 lbs.
Upright Fan Bike
Fan Resistance
Steel Fan Blades
Arm & Legs Exercise
Variable Resistance
Heart Telemetry
LCD Display
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
5 yr. frame warranty
49″L x 23″W x 51″H
Weight: 98 lbs.
20 Sealed Ball Bearings
BEST of 2018


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Glossary of Terms

Maximum User Weight = Each upright 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.
Magnetic Brake Resistance = Most Exercise Bikes use magnetic resistance which offers resistance through magnetic fields. One type of magnetic resistance is ECB (described below). Magnetic resistance is more maintainance free than those older technologies that relied on friction pads and belts. Magnetic resistance braking is smoother to use is quieter than other types of resistance mechanisms.
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 = Most 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.
Chest Strap / Telemetric Heart Monitor = Some bikes have a chest strap option, that use wireless heart monitoring. Polar chest straps are the most popular type. These have the advantage of being hands free.
Workout Programs = Almost all exercise bikes have a small computer and display where you can run multiple workout programs that vary the resistance. However most indoor cycle type bikes do not have workout programs.
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.
Built-in Fan = Some exercise bikes have a built-in fan to cool you off during your workout.
Built-in Speakers = Some exercise bikes have built-in speakers, so you can plug in your ipod or other mp3 player and listen to music without having to wear earphones which could get tangled during your workout.
Flywheel Weight = The flywheel gives the exercise 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.
Indoor Cycling Bike = This 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.
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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