Top Indoor Cycling Bike Options | Peloton Alternatives & Competitors $150 – $2,000 Range

Today’s video features my Top 10 Indoor Cycling Bike Options, divided into three categories: 1) Peloton competitors, 2) Budget Alternatives, and 3) Air Bike Options. For a bit of background on myself – I’ve owned the Peloton for a little over 4 months so far and have filmed various videos on my thoughts/opinions on the bike, weight loss results, and current events surrounding Peloton and the indoor cycling space. When shopping for the Peloton, I did little to consider the alternatives and competition and rather chose a brand I personally felt comfortable purchasing. With that being said, I hope this list gives those who are in-market for an indoor cycling bike a few considerations!

4:01 Echelon EX5 $1,239.98 (Echelon’s site): most similar to Peloton. Has flip screen, live/on demand classes as well as scenic rides, 32 levels of resistance, size 3.5 x 1.6 (versus peloton 4 x 2)

4:27 Nordictrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle, $1,999. 10-20% live incline matching technology, magnetic resistance, pedals with cages, iFit class membership for purchase

4:50 Keiser M3i Indoor Cycling, $1995. Bluetooth enabled, connects to BKOOL, a 3D virtual training system. Magnetic resistance for quiet ride. Flywheel on back with intent of preventing sweat from ruining it

Bowflex C6 Bike $949: works with the Peloton app so you can stream their classes. Also has magnetic resistance

Schwinn IC4 $799: can also use Peloton app (similar to the Bowflex, but $150 less)

Yosuda Indoor Cycling Bike, Amazon $284. Quiet, belt-driven. Yosuda only makes exercise bikes

Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor cycling bike, $299. Handlebars adjust up and down, leather padded seat moves up/down, forward/backward. 40 lb chrome flywheel

ProGear 100S Exercise Bike, $340. 22 pound flywheel, LCD display for calories, distance, time, speed, pulse

Body Rider Exercise Upright Fan Bike, Walmart $124. Entry level, budget friendly

Schwinn AD6 Airdyne Exercise Bike $589; Extra padded, oversized seat

Rogue Echo Bike, $775 belt fan drive system that requires virtually no maintenance

Assault AirBike Classic, $999. Used in CrossFit gyms

Concept2 BikeErg, Amazon $1,040. Designed for traditional cyclists in mind

▶ Resistance types

Magnetic: more expensive compared to friction resistance bike because they cost more to produce and have more ‘perceived benefits’ such as being quieter and low maintenance

Friction: resistance applied to flywheel with strong cotton felt pads. When resistance crank is turned up, they pull a wire and compress the cotton pads. This creates a soft “whooshing” noise, whereas the magnetics are mostly silent

▶ Driver Types

– Chain: just like outdoor bikes, they also require regular maintenance to keep it running smooth
– Belt: smoother, quieter, however the belt can wear down and stretch which leads it to being replaced
– Hybrid: Schwinn created a hybrid option with their Carbon Blue technology – a belt drive system that performs and feels like a chain. The belt has teeth like notches for strength and durability

▶ Indoor Cycling vs. Upright Exercise Bike

Indoor Cycling: have weighted flywheel which is connected to the pedals through a transmission system that closely resembles that of a real bike

Upright exercise: use electromagnetic induction to create resistance and magnets are used to slow down the rotation of flywheel. Tend to have wider, well-padded seats

▶ Air Bike vs. Non-air
– Air bike: provides full body workout because your upper body is worked through the push and pull of the handlebars, while your legs are challenged by the fan. The faster your arms move, the more resistance is created for your legs by the fans

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xx Christina Marie

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