Do you enjoy riding a bicycle, especially for its exercise benefits? Is it that you do not have the time nor convenience to go bike riding outside? Well a great solution to this problem would be an upright exercise bike. There is no doubting that exercise bikes are a great way to keep fit and healthy.
Unlike spinning bikes, the upright bikes do not give you the option of standing whilst pedaling, for a total workout, there is no doubting that not only does upright exercise bikes give you a good workout, but that they also come with added benefits to make your workout an enjoyable experience.
Some of the benefits of an upright exercise bike are: added amenities like an intricate breakdown of your exercise session, a water bottle holder for cooling down purposes, without interrupting your session, as well as the fact that they are not as expensive as gym equipment, thus offering you a cheap alternative to stay healthy.
Our Top Pick for the Best Upright Exercise Bike is the Schwinn 170 Upright Bike
Of all the upright exercise bikes we reviewed, our top pick is the Schwinn 170 Upright Bike.
This bike is definitely one of the best upright exercise bikes that are available on the market. Boasting a modern feel via its USB port and data change feature, this is a user friendly machine that helps you to track your work data with ease. The 170 bike comes with a two way two track LCD window system which is what allows you to keep track during your exercise session with ease. Additionally, the manufacturers patented ‘connect goal tracking’ as well as its data exchange means that you are able to keep up to date on your targets that you have set.
The bike comes with the option of buying the bike alone or buying it with a mat. In addition, the bike comes with around 25 different levels of resistance and you may not know the difference thanks of the mechanics of the flywheel that gives you a continued smooth and quiet workout. The price of this machine is somewhat pricey when compared to others, but if it you can afford this then it will be worth it.
- The build and makeup of the machine is sturdy and durable
- Display offers easy reading to track exercised data
- Has a variety of resistance levels that will keep challenging you
- A variety of programs to choose from, thus tailoring the workout for your specific needs
- Machine built sturdily
- Workouts are smooth and quiet
- Price is worth it
- Electrical connectors may sometimes become defective
The performance of this machine far supersedes the price that it sells for as this is a feature packed machine that is built rigidly and is fairly easy to use. Additionally, it has a modern feel and when compared to other upright exercise bikes in its class, it holds its own pretty well.
Do not let the price of this machine fool you! For an upright exercise bike that is so cheap, this is a well built and sturdy machine that is very easy to use. The consumer friendliness of this bike is highlighted by the fact that it comes with front wheels that enable you to move and transport this piece of equipment with ease.
Additionally, the 8 different levels of resistance is guaranteed to give you a fairly good workout. Available in black, the Phoenix 99605 also comes with a monitor that easy to read that and gives pertinent information concerning your workout session, such as the distance, speed, calories and time that you have done during that particular session.
Whilst the look of this upright exercise bike might be simple and the price fairly low end in comparison to other exercise bike, this is definitely a capable performer.
- Price is really affordable
- Sturdy piece of equipment
- Clear display screen that gives information
- Wheels that make it easy to transport and move around
- Smooth and quiet during workouts
- Could do with a bit more resistance levels, to ensure really challenging workouts
This is a true definition of a low end upright exercise bike as evidenced by the price. You will find that for the price, the bike performs well and you can expect to get what you pay for. This bike is perfect if you have a small place as well as being a good fit for you if you are operating on a budget. This shows that you do not have to have loads of money to stay healthy and fit.
Fitleader Upright Bike Exercise Pro Indoor Cardio Bike Magnetic Resistance Stationary Foldable Cycling
This is also another bike that gives really good value for money. This is a flexible machine that offers variation in the adjustment of the seats and handlebars thus allowing persons of more than one size to use it. Additionally, the flywheel allows for a smooth and quiet workout whilst simultaneously giving you a road feel. This machine comes with up to 8 resistance level thus making sure that for some you will be getting an adequate workout.
There is no doubting that this is also a user friendly machine as it comes with wheels that make it easy to move around and store away. You will also like the fact that the bike comes with a specially designed pedal that will make exercising more comfortable as well. Whilst not the cheapest around, if you can afford it, you should consider getting one as the price is worth it.
- Price is worth it
- Comfortable pedals
- Mobile and easy to move around
- Smooth as well as quiet work outs
- Varying course profiles
- Could do with more resistance levels that challenge persons who are fit
Another machine that is worth the price, as it is actually consumer friendly, it is easy to use and store away and is easy on the ears due to its silence during workouts. This is an exercise bike that I will definitely recommend.
Of the three upright exercise bikes that are mentioned here, a favorite amongst the three is actually the most expensive of them; the Schwinn 170 Upright Bike. I like this bike because it is fairly advanced and seems the most convenient of the three to have. I however, cannot take away from the fact that the Phoenix 99605 Upright Magnetic Exercise Bike is an absolute bargain and is packed with features that far defies its price tag.