Updated: Aug 16
Cycling offers an array of health benefits, including: increased fitness levels and muscle strength, improved posture and joint mobility and decreased stress and body fat levels. The best part? It’s one of the most low-impact exercises someone can do, meaning joints won’t be as impacted as they are with some other exercises. While it can be tempting to buy a road or mountain bike and explore the world, this methodology may not be plausible for some people, such as those who live in extremely cold climates. Luckily, a plethora of indoor cycle options are available, but it can be difficult for someone to find one that will meet their needs and won’t break the bank. Fitscope knows exactly what that feels like to struggle to find a bike that will allow someone to meet their exercise goals while fitting within a more modest budget. Below are the top 5 indoor bikes for under $500 so anyone can start cycling sooner rather than later and get the body of their dreams158.
Newly designed to look great while offering a smooth, quiet ride, the Kouz Live Exercise Bike is the perfect addition to anyone’s home workout routine. The 35 pound flywheel allows users to receive a high intensity workout and it’s easily adjusted depending on the fitness level or workout being completed. The adjustable seat and handlebars make this bike usable for people between 5’1” and 6’8” and can support up to 330 pounds. The anti-slip cage pedals and stabilizers ensure this indoor bike is going to give you a smooth ride while the transportation wheels in the front make moving this bike from room to room a breeze. Finally, the easy to read LCD monitor tracks the user’s calories, distance and time so they know exactly where they are in their workout.
Regardless of a user’s fitness level, the sleek, stylish Yosuda Indoor Cycling Bike has the ability to deliver a powerful workout. Featuring a 35 pound flywheel and heavy-duty steel frame, users will have an intense workout with a stable, smooth tide. The belt-driven system is nearly whisper quiet (great for the neighbors) while the padded seat offers a comfortable ride that can’t be beat. The iPad monitor and easy to use transport wheels allow riders to workout and watch something (like their Fitscope subscription!) wherever they are in their home. Finally, the LCD monitor allows uses to track their calories burned, distance, speed and time, so they always know how their workouts are going. The best part? Yosuda offers a year of free part replacement if something goes wrong.
Another updated bike on this list, the Joroto cycling bike offers a solid workout, no matter what fitness level someone is at. Thanks to the solid frame, this bike can support someone up to 300 pounds while the fully adjustable seat is perfect for users between 5’1” and 6’5”. With 4 adjustable stabilizers, this bike will give users a steady workout while the magnetic resistance belt means the ride is nearly silent. The steel toe-caged pedales mean all different foot sizes are able to fit as well for extra security in one’s workout. Resistance is easily adjusted with the convenient knob on the front of the bike, allowing anyone to follow their workout plan. Finally, the bike features a multi-use holder that will safely guard anything from iPads to water bottles and a digital monitor that tracks calories, distance and time spent exercising.
Sunny Health & Fitness offers quality, basic bikes that are especially perfect for beginners–although they can give an experienced cyclist a great workout as well. The Indoor Cycling Bike SF-B1423/C is equipped with a high-density padded seat that adjusts to fit people up to 6’3” in height and weigh up to 265 pounds. The 40 pound chromed flywheel utilizes a belt drive mechanism to ensure user’s receive a quiet yet challenging ride. The resistance level is easily adjustable thanks to the front knob so anyone can utilize this indoor cycle. Prioritizing safety above all else, this bike offers a quick stop lever, caged petals and stabilizers for a safe, comfortable ride. Finally, the bike offers a digital monitor that tracks time, distance ridden, speed and calories as well as a water bottle holder so anything a rider may need is right at their fingertips.
There are a lot of exercise cycles on the market and CHAOKE examined all of them to design this indoor bike that’s comfortable, stylish and affordable. Featuring an extra wide seat cushion that can support up to 300 pounds, this bike is one of the most comfortable on this list. The 37 pound flywheel gives users an intense workout, but it can easily be adjusted with the convenient resistance knob for those who need a slightly less difficult workout session. Stabilizers on the bottom, caged pedals and a quick stop brake mean users can ride in comfort while knowing they’re safe. Finally, the easy-to-read LCD monitor tracks distance, speed, pulse, exercise time and calories burned, so users always know exactly how their workout is going.
Buying a stationary bike is a great way to commit to a workout program, and we hope you’ve found this list helpful when shopping for indoor cycles. Once you decide to take the plunge and buy a bike, consider pushing your workouts to the next level with Fitscope. Fitscope has a dedicated team of some of the best trainers from across the country who have created workout videos that you can follow anywhere in the world. You’ll blast fat, feel great and look better than ever with Fitscope. Not ready to make the plunge on buying a bike yet? We understand. We offer a variety of HITT workouts for treadmills, elliptical machines, yoga and so much more. Learn more here.