What to look for in an exercise bike

An exercise bike is one of the best investments you can make. Having your own exercise bike can really help keep up your daily fitness regime. But just what should you look for when buying an exercise bike? Choosing the right bike really is vital - not only can it encourage you to keep up your exercise routine but it can also significantly improve the results of your workout.

Here are a few key features to look for in an exercise bike:


The most important factor is your comfort. If you’re not comfortable on the bike, you won’t exercise. Make sure that the bike has an adjustable seat, handlebars and pedals. Check that any bike you buy comes with a money back guarantee, so that you can return it if it doesn’t fit.


Exercise bikes should conform to all industry safety regulations. Look for quality bikes and brands that you trust.


Everything else is an optional extra. The purpose of an exercise bike is to simulate the experience of riding a bike. If you’re on a budget, that’s all you need.

Most people opt for a bike with a timer so that they can keep track of their workout. You might also like to consider an odometer, a speedometer and a pulse monitor.

Some bikes come with difficulty settings that can simulate the experience of riding up a hill. These can add variety to your workout. A reading stand can also be a nice touch – staying entertained will help keep you motivated.


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