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Exercise Bike Review

Who makes the best indoor bikes on the market?


As a result of recent emails we decided upon a new exercise bike review, looking at all of the new offerings from the top manufacturers. We had our team of experts as well as a number of our visitors test various models and we put them together to determine our top recommendation.

In our search for the very best exercise bike, we took into account quality, ease of use, price, durability, reputation, warranty and value for the money. We looked at the latest offerings from Schwinn, Life Cycle, Star Trac, Cybex, True and a handful of other top names.

Since our last exercise bike reviews a few years ago, there have been many technological advances in the indoor bicycle industry. Overall bikes are sturdier, longer lasting, and easier to use. There are more features than ever, even on the lower end and entry level models, so even those with a limited budget can get a good machine with a variety of program and intensity levels.

So what is the best exercise bike?

The unanimous choice among our panel and visitors is the Schwinn line of recumbent and upright bikes. They received the highest scores for price, model choices, reliability and customer service.

Although there were some other models that scored high, a few from Cybex and one from Life Fitness, the Schwinn bikes ranked the best overall. Even the entry level model got favorable reviews, especially compared to the low-end options offered by the other manufacturers.

Of the Schwinn recumbents in our exercise bike review, the 230 and the 231 got the highest scores. Of the uprights, everyone loved the the Evolution and the IC series which offers the new Smart Release Mechanism among other unique features.

Fitness Events Opinion & Recommendation:

For those looking for an indoor cycle our exercise bike reviews revealed that the Schwinn line is your best bet. They offer a variety of recumbent and upright models priced from $399 to $1299, so there is definitely one exerciser to fit every budget.

We like the fact that they offer an extensive warranty and excellent customer service in addition to their superb line of bikes and other exercise equipment. We also like the fact that you can compare models on their website to determine which one is right for you.

If you can afford to do so, we recommend one of their upper level models because they offer the most features and programs, making for a wholly enjoyable exercise experience.

If you are interested in purchasing a Schwinn exercise bike, just follow the link to the official manufacturer site and read about all of the available models.

As always, if you do purchase one of these great bikes we would love to hear about your experience. Send us your review or just your comments and we'll be happy to add them to our exercise bike review. Or if you would like to cast a vote for best exercise bike, please feel free to do so.


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