Optimizing your home gym is more important than ever, and choosing high quality exercise equipment is key to creating the best home workouts. Exercise bikes provide less shocking exercise than other types of exercise, such as running, and are known to improve cardiovascular function and endurance. Research has shown that indoor cycling can improve aerobic capacity, blood pressure, lipid profile, and body composition, especially when a healthy diet is followed. The investment in this basic exercise equipment is no joke, there are hundreds of exercise bikes on the market creating huge demand for many. Some require dedicated cycling shoes, others can be combined with dedicated fitness apps, and others fold up for easy storage. How do you know which option is best for you and your exercise program?

Join the Good Housekeeping Institute’s team of fitness experts and engineers to analyze and test hundreds of fitness equipment every year to deliver the best in quality and ergonomics. With expertise in engineering, indoor cycling and personalized training, our experts test criteria to ensure the best choice provides intuitive and comfortable controls, adjustable air resistance, robust design, intelligent cycling technology, effective training programs, and much more. Read the details about the photos. First, here are some of the best sports bikes you can buy in 2021.

Before starting a fitness program, be sure to consult with your doctor.

Assault AirBike

Dimensions: 59.95″ L x 23.34″ W x 50″ H
Weight Limit: 350lbs
Digital Monitor: Thin metrics console
Pedals: For standard exercise shoes
Additional Costs: None

Serious athletes will love adding air bikes to their home gym. Air bikes like these are also known as fanbikes and are popular in the CrossFit community. They are known to provide an effective full body workout in seconds. Many people prefer air bikes for intense interval training. Even a quick 20-second burst can increase your heart rate. Your feet press the pedal and your hands rotate the steering wheel back and forth. The harder you press, the harder it is to move. The slim console of this model offers 7 programming options and indicators such as calories burned, distance, time and heart rate. Professional assembly is also possible.

Indoor Cycling Stationary Bike

Reviewers admire this selection of affordable stationary bikes that have a tablet holder and LCD monitor that tracks time, speed, distance, calories burned and more. With over 10,400 reviews and an overall rating of 4.4 / 5 stars, reviewers say the bike is well built and fairly easy to assemble. Many subscribers take bike lessons from other platforms or YouTube on their tablets while riding these bikes at home.

  • Dimensions: 40.16 “L x 21.65” W x 46.06 “H.
  • Weight Limit: 270 lbs
  • Digital Monitor: Yes, a small metric LCD monitor
  • Pedals: a cage for standard training shoes. Clip pedals can be purchased separately
  • Additional costs: none

Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike

Compared to an upright bike, lying down allows you to work your lower body without putting too much strain on your joints. In addition, the recumbents design makes it easy to balance and sit comfortably. This well-designed recumbent bike from industry leader Schwinn features 25 resistance levels and 29 predefined exercise programs. The blue backlit LCD screen gives you an idea of ​​your on-the-go performance. Our experts love the bike which has a media compartment with USB charging media and an adjustable fan. Critics expect the motorbike to run very quietly and smoothly, and many say it’s ideal for older people. The back of the contoured seat has small ventilation, and the cushioned seat and sliding seat system make it easy to adjust your position.

  • Dimensions: 64″ L x 27.7″ W x 49.9″ H
  • Weight Limit: 300lbs
  • Digital Monitor: Yes, 2 Blue Backlight LCD Displays
  • Pedals: Strap for standard exercise shoes
  • Additional Costs: None

Folding Magnetic Upright Exercise Bike

More than 16,700 Amazon customers have rated this bike with a total of 4.6 / 5 stars. Critics say this affordable standard bike is fairly easy to assemble and very quiet on the go. Many have noticed that the seats are comfortable and the bike can be folded up for storage when not in use. With eight levels of magnetic voltage regulation, this motor is a great choice for beginners.

  • Dimensions: 31″ L x 19″ W x 46″ H
  • Weight Limit: 300lbs
  • Digital Monitor: Yes, 3.3”W x 1.5”H LCD metrics display
  • Pedals: Strap for standard exercise shoes
  • Additional Costs: None

Schwinn 170 Upright Bike

Apart from doing some serious lower body work, upright bikes also need core stability due to positioning and the fact that most of them do not provide back support. Schwinn offers 25 resistance levels and 29 training programs for this upgraded upright motorcycle model. Our experts love the bikes that have improved Bluetooth connectivity and the bikes have a telemetric heart rate. Critics love the large LCD screen and quiet ride. Expert meetings are paid for but offered at an additional cost.

Dimensions: 41.3″ L x 21.4″ W x 55.6″ H
Weight Limit: 300lbs
Digital Monitor: 2 Blue Backlight LCD Displays
Pedals: Strap for standard exercise shoes
Additional Costs: None