Exercise Bike – Types of Exercise Bike

Cycling On Exercise Bikes. Exercise Bike Buying Guide

Some of the benefits of exercise bikes have already been discussed in the exercise category of this website so on this page; I want to help you look and choose for an exercise bike that would fit and is best for your needs, and would also provide you with a comprehensive buying guide for an exercise bike.

There are three different types of indoor exercise bikes that you can choose from; these are as follows:

Upright Bike

Many of us have been most familiar with the upright exercise bicycle because these one has been around for a very long time, and these are the ones that you see quite most often in people’s homes.

As the name suggests, upright Bikes enable you to work out in a good position and are used and designed to be always in a seated position.

These do not come with any backrests. It is pretty much suitable to be used by everyone except for people with any back problems,

Nowadays, upright bikes would cost as little as $100 (or less), but if you can afford to purchase a little higher price, you can buy yourself a good one, such as the Nautilus U616 (pictured above), which has 25 resistance levels, 29 workout programs and a whole lot of extra features.

If you can afford $1000 or more to spend on one of these machines, you can also get yourself a top-end gym-quality bike.



Recumbent Bike

A recumbent bike is an exercise bike that is a pretty good option for starters and first-timers. These enable you to be relaxed and fit in the comfort of your own home in a much comfortable position.

This type of adjustable exercise equipment comes with a backrest, which allows you to do workouts in a reclining position instead of an upright position.

It is ideal for people who enjoy the extra comfort and relaxation that these recumbent bikes provide. It is also suitable for those people who have any back problems because of the additional back support it provides.

If you are looking to buy one of these bicycles, Schwinn makes some of the best recumbent bikes, and the Schwinn 270 (pictured) is one of the best ones you can buy in terms of value for money.

However, you should find quite a few of these recumbent bikes to choose from nowadays if you don’t like this particular model.


Spinning Bike

Mad Dogg Athletics is the one that developed spinning, which is a form of group exercise. Mad Dogg owns the ‘spinning’ and ‘spin’ trademarks back in the 1990s

The exercise bicycle suitable for this type of group exercise should be indoor cycling bikes rather than spinning bikes (unless Mad Dogg has produced them) strictly speaking.

The point of all this is that these bikes are similar to upright bikes. The only difference is that these bikes are suitable for cycling in both a seated and standing position (which is why they are ideal for spinning), and they provide a riding experience that is more realistic in terms of the positioning of the seat and handlebars.

The exciting part is that you can use them for fitness and weight loss or perform your workouts set to music that you customize. Also, the next best thing is that you can also use them for indoor road training during the winter.

Many different companies make this type of bicycle, but what is considered the best in the market and is widely used by most consumers are the Keiser bikes, such as the latest 2015 model (pictured above).

On the other hand, some models are cheaper and are on hand that will give you a fantastic workout, such as the 510 Indoor Cycle, for example. This has good quality, a machine from Reebok that provides a riding experience that is smooth and realistic. This is ideal for performing spinning workouts. The Pro Indoor Cycling Bike from Sunny Health & Fitness is also compact and is of good quality. A well-made machine that is worthy of your money.

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