- Emergence of smart exercise bikes

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Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse

  • Review
  • TAG : Exercise Bikes - Recumbent Bikes - Sam's Club
  • If you are not familiar with the term recumbent, don’t worry, I wasn’t either. I explained everything and wrote a featuring recumbent and upright exercise bikes. I took a look at their advantages and flaws so that you can make an informed decision on which one is the best for you.

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    For those who are still here, I have singled out some of the exercise bikes which are worth considering. Since there is no bike that is all things to all men (and ladies, for that matter), I chose a few based on several different criteria.

  • Multitasking may not be the most important aspect of home exercise bikes, but the FitDesk FDX 2.0 Desk Exercise Bike is definitely worth checking out. Aside from the slide desk, you can benefit from a massage bar armrest, a backrest for recumbent-like exercising and best of all it’s foldable and sturdy (a rare combination).

    Our reviews tend to shy away from the cheaper models in order to avoid issues with poor quality. However, we are aware that budgets vary, so we've been careful to include some excellent exercise bikes which are very reasonably priced.


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    Best For…

    Workout Programs

    Resistance System

      Diamondback Fitness 510Sr Recumbent Bike

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     20 Magnetic


    Diamondback Fitness 510Ic Indoor Cycle

    Recumbent Riders

    14  Magnetic


    Schwinn® 250 Recumbent Bike

    Recumbent Riders

     16 Magnetic


    Schwinn® A20 Recumbent Bike

    Recumbent Riders

     6 Magnetic 


    Keiser M3 Indoor Cycle

    Indoor Cyclers

     None  Magnetic


    Horizon Fitness M4 Indoor Cycle

    Indoor Cyclers

     None  Direct Tension


    Schwinn® 125 Upright Bike

    Upright Riders



    Stamina® Magnetic Upright 5325 Exercise Bike

    Upright Riders

    6 Magnetic 

  • At first glance, the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike might seem like a basic model. Look closer, and you'll see it's a very functional machine, with all of the adjustments you need to make it suit your body. The manufacturer says it's made for people from 5'3" to 6'3", with a maximum weight of 300 pounds. The handlebars are curved to offer a choice of resting positions for your hands or arms, and the cushioned seat is particularly large - although some owners did comment that they would actually have preferred a more cycle-like model. All of our top five exercise bikes have adjustable safety straps on the peddles to prevent injury from your feet slipping out.

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Upright folding exercise bikes are commonly preferred, as these put users in positions quite like regular bikes, and are quite similar to the functionality and design of regular bikes. For example, their variable seat heights that are positioned just above the bike's pedals work in simulating the effects of riding regular bikes; their handlebars give users the ability to position their bodies in the right manner; and since users can lift their bodies off of the seat in order to use more force to pedal, they can simulate experiences like sprinting and hill climbing.