Before we go into any specific models, let's
have a look at some important features to watch out for...
Comfortable Seating (Saddle)
A comfortable seat can make or break the effectiveness
of a stationary exercise bike. An uncomfortable saddle will
ensure that you avoid working out and provide you with a new
and expensive piece of standing art work.
All exercise bikes include the ability to adjust
the resistance of your work out, however, it's the system
that is used that is the most important. Typically, with higher
quality bikes, it's possible to adjust the level of intensity
by the push of a button. A quick esay change, but, low end
bikes use a coarse dial that adjusts a tension strap that
is attached to the wheel. A slight inconvenience that is better
A slight, but important, detail. A noisy exercise bike can
turn into a nasty irritation.
Warranty and Servicing
Keep an eye out for the warranty and servicing
options on any fitness product you're interested in. Warranties
on stationary bikes vary from 90 days to 5 years. Lower priced
stationary bikes will offer a shorter warranty, however, you
can speak to your supplier or merchant about extended product
and service warranties.
Like all fitness equipment, the cost will influence
you greatly. Stationary exercise bikes vary anywhere from
$150.00 and up. $150.00 will generally get you a cheap exercise
bike. $300.00 can get you an excellent bike that also meets
all of the standards mentioned above.
Now that we have an idea of what we're looking
for, let's take a closer look at specific models...
If you suffer from lower back pain, or find
saddles to be particularly uncomfortable and sore, recumbent
exercise bikes are definitely for you...
Upright exercise bikes are the traditional in home exercise
bikes and are what most people think of first. With literally
thousands to choose from, this article will help make your