3 best indoor exercise bikes

Spin studios have become mega-popular in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. You can burn a ton of calories, improve your cardio health and build lean muscle in a relatively short class. And weather is not a factor since you can cycle inside all year long. But not all of us live in an area with a studio or want to schlep all the way to one. Plus, those classes are expensive, sometimes costing more than $35 a session.

That’s why having an at-home exercise bike is such a great option. It’s cost-efficient, let’s you train from the comfort of your home and you get that same intense workout. Since there are so many positives with indoor trainers, many companies started to produce them, ultimately flooding the marketplace with options--here are the best ones.

PYHIGH Indoor Cycling Bike

PYHIGH Indoor Cycling Bike
Quiet + functional = easier to sneak in a solid workout any time of day or night. Amazon

The design is simple, but extremely functional. A 35-pound bidirectional flywheel makes for a more even ride (the heavier the wheel, the smoother the ride). The basic monitor display gives you the vitals you need like time, speed, distance, and calories. And the resistance knob features a push quick-stop. In addition, the entire bike was designed to reduce noise, making it easy to sneak in a ride while others in the house are sleeping. Once you’re done, it’s easy to put away, too. Transport wheels were placed on the front of the bike so you can effortlessly move it from one place to another.

XTERRA Fitness FB150 Folding Exercise Bike

XTERRA Fitness FB150 Folding Exercise Bike
You won’t take up valuable floor space with this folding bike.Amazon

Sure, you might want an indoor exercise, but don’t exactly have a ton of room. A folding bike is the perfect solution. With folded dimensions of just 16.75” x 18” and built-in wheels, you can completely store away the bike when not in use. While it is in use, though, you’ll get a stellar workout. There are eight levels of resistance and a monitor that displays your speed, distance, time, calories, and pulse that’s tracked through the handlebars. And you’ll want to keep pedaling for a while given that the seat is large and anatomically-designed, and the handlebars are padded.

MaxKare 3 in1 Folding Magnetic Upright Exercise Bike

MaxKare 3 in1 Folding Magnetic Upright Exercise Bike
The 2-in-1 fitness bike doubles the results.Amazon

Why just tone your legs and boost your cardio? Many spin classes also include an arm toning workout and so does this bike. In addition to the eight levels of quiet magnetic resistance in the heavy-duty flywheel, you also get resistance bands to help target your back and arms. The LCD monitor tracks all of your fitness data, like time, speed, distance, calories burned and heart rate to help you meet your fitness goals. One of the best parts, though, has to be customized angle position. You can place the bike in recumbent or semi-recumbent position to make the riding experience more comfortable. And it completely folds up for easy storage.