In-Depth Exercise Bike Reviews - Find the Best Upright, Recumbent or Indoor Cycle

Our experts have put together exercise bike reviews covering a wide variety of indoor stationary bicycles.

This resource covers price, options, features, warranties and more to help you select a model that fits your budget and fitness needs.

Hopefully, we have covered all your questions, including the difference between an upright exercise bike and recumbent exercise bike, which are the popular brands, what type of drive system is better, what is a comfortable fit, what features you need, what is a good warranty, and where to find exciting workout programs to put some spice into your routine.

Want to see our expert's top picks?  Here are the Best Uprights/Recumbents and here are the Best Indoor Cycling Bikes

Comprehensive Exercise Bike Reviews From Our Experts

Our exercise bike reviews are based on several criteria including the opinions of fitness equipment experts.

We researched each manufacturer thoroughly and gathered pertinent details about each bike from several sources, then included user reviews and reviews submitted by visitors to this website.

Our ratings and reviews are unbiased, based on facts and information we've confirmed from a variety of sources so that you can make your comparisons with accurate and up-to-date information.

In addition, we believe an exercise bike should offer interesting features and solid frames to attract you to work out regularly.

Exercise Bike Comparison Shopping Made Easy

In addition to our reviews of leading brands such as Life Fitness, Keiser, NordicTrack, Proform, Schwinn, and Stamina, we also include bike styles you might not have considered including dual action bikes, spinning bikes, mini and portable bikes. 

As for the main types of exercise bikes, uprights and recumbents, we give you complete and comprehensive charts for comparison shopping. The charts include all key points including warranty, features, and price.

Where each bike is individually reviewed, you will find ratings plus comments on ease of use, durability, comfort, adjustability, company reputation for customer service, user reviews, and more.

Click on the company logo on the left for exercise bike reviews of the particular brand.

Click on the model number on the right to read the review that interests you.


Exercise Bike Brand

Exercise Bike Model

Concept 2 Logo

Concept 2

Concept 2 Bike Erg

Diamondback Fitness

Diamondback 510Sr Recumbent
Diamondback 910Sr Recumbent
Diamondback 510Ub Upright
Diamondback 910Ub Upright
Diamondback 510Ic
Diamondback 910Ic
Diamondback 1260Sc


Echelon EX1, EX3, EX5, EX5S


Horizon Exercise Bike Reviews

Horizon Comfort R
Horizon Comfort U
Horizon GR3
Horizon IC7.9


Keiser M3


Kettler Race Indoor Trainer

Life Fitness

LifeFitness Lifecycle GX
LifeFitness Club Series Upright
LifeFitness Club Series Recumbent
Life Fitness Club Series +Upright
Life Fitness Club Series + Recumbent
LifeCycle C1 Upright
LifeCycle R1 Recumbent
Life Fitness IC Indoor Cycles

Matrix Reviews

Matrix U30 Upright
Matrix U50 Upright
Matrix R30 Recumbent
Matrix R50 Recumbent


Nautilus U616
Nautilus U618
Nautilus R614
Nautilus R616
Nautilus R618

NordicTrack Reviews

NordicTrack Commercial Studio
NordicTrack Commercial VR25
NordicTrack Commercial R35
NordicTrack Commercial VU19
NordicTrack Commercial VU29


Peloton Bike


Precor UBK 615 Upright
Precor RBK 615 Recumbent
Precor UBK 835 Upright
Precor RBK 835 Recumbent
Precor Spinner Bikes

ProForm Reviews

ProForm Studio Bike Pro 22
ProForm Studio Bike Pro
ProForm Carbon CX
ProForm 440ES Recumbent
ProForm 8.0EX
ProForm Hybrid Trainer

Schwinn Exercise Bike Reviews

Schwinn 130 Upright
Schwinn 170 Upright
Schwinn AD2 Airdyne
Schwinn AD6 Airdyne
Schwinn AD7 Airdyne
Schwinn IC2 Indoor Cycle
Schwinn IC3 Indoor Cycle
Schwinn AC Performance
Schwinn 230 Recumbent
Schwinn 270 Recumbent
Schwinn Magnetic Bike Trainer

Sole Fitness

Sole R92 Recumbent
Sole B94 Upright
Sole LCB Upright
Sole LCR Recumbent
Sole SB700 Spin Bike
Sole SB800 Aerodyne
Sole SB900 Spin Bike


Star Trac 8-RB
Star Trac 8-UB
Star Trac S-RBx Recumbent
Star Trac S-UBx Upright
Star Trac Studio 3
Star Trac Studio 5
Star Trac Studio 7


Exercise Bike Brand

Exercise Bike Model

AFG Exercise Bikes

AFG 2.0 AR Recumbent
AFG 4.0 AR Recumbent

Bladez Fitness

Bladez Fusion GSII
Bladez U300II
Bladez R300II
Bladez Master GS Bike
Bladez U500i
Bladez Echelon GS

Bowflex Reviews

Bowflex C6 Bike
Bowflex C7 Bike
Bowflex VeloCore Bike

Cybex Reviews

Cybex 525C
Cybex 525R
Cybex 625C
Cybex 625R
Cybex 770C
Cybex 770R
Cybex R Series Upright
Cybex R Series Recumbent

Endurance Exercise Bikes

Endurance ESB150
Endurance ESB250
Endurance B2R
Endurance B2U
Endurance FB300
Endurance B5R
Endurance B5U


Expresso HD Upright
Expresso HD Recumbent
Expresso HD Youth


Exerpeutic Magnetic Upright

Fitnex Reviews

Fitnex R70 Recumbent
Fitnex B70 Upright
Fitnex X Momentum
Fitnex X Velocity


HealthRider H30x Upright
HealthRider H35xr Recumbent
HealthRider H15x
HealthRider H20x
HealthRider H40x Pro

LeMond By Hoist

LeMond RevMaster Sport
LeMond Series RT
LeMond Series UT

Lifecore Exercise Bikes

LifeCore Air Assault
LifeCore 860RB
LifeCore 960RB
LifeCore 1060UB
LifeCore 1060RB


Lifespan C3i Upright
Lifespan R3i Recumbent
Lifespan C7000i
Lifespan R7000i

Marcy Reviews

Marcy Classic Upright Fan Bike
Marcy Upright Mag Cycle
Marcy Recumbent Mag Cycle

Smooth Fitness 

Smooth Fitness V410
Smooth Fitness V430
Smooth Fitness 250u


SportsArt C535R
SportsArt C535U
SportsArt C545R
SportsArt C545U
SportsArt G545R
SportsArt G545U
SportsArt C510
SportsArt G510
SportsArt C530
SportsArt C575R
SportsArt C575U
SportsArt G575R
SportsArt G575U

Stamina Bikes

Stamina Recumbent
Stamina Magnetic 1300
Stamina Magnetic 1310
Stamina Magnetic 1350R
Stamina Magnetic Folding
Stamina Elite Recumbent

Sunny Health & Fitness

Sunny Pro Indoor Cycle
Sunny Asuna Indoor Cycle


TRUE Fitness

ES900 Upright Bike
Performance 50 Recumbent Bike
ES700 Recumbent Bike
ES900 Recumbent Bike
Indoor Cycling Bike

Tunturi Bikes

Tunturi E60 Upright
Tunturi E80 Upright
Tunturi Platinum Pro Air
Tunturi Spinbike S25
Tunturi Platinum PRO Upright
Tunturi Platinum PRO Recumbent
Tunturi Performance Series
Tunturi Endurance Series

Vision Fitness

Vision R20 Recumbent
Vision R40
Vision R70
Vision U40
Vision U70
Vision V-Series Indoor Cycle

Wattbike Logo


Wattbike Atom


Weslo Pursuit CT 1.5 Upright
Weslo Pursuit G 2.8 Upright
Weslo Pursuit G 3.1
Weslo Cross Cycle
Weslo Pursuit CT 3.3
Weslo Pursuit CT 4.4

Xterra Exercise Bike Reviews


Xterra MBX2500
Xterra MB550
Xterra SB500

What You Will Learn From Our Bike Reviews?

When you click on a brand or model above, you will find a complete overview and analysis, so you'll definitely be able to choose the perfect recumbent, upright or indoor cycle for your home gym.

If the list above is a bit too overwhelming, you can check out our 2021 Best Exercise Bike list for our expert's top picks in each category.  It is also broken down by price so you will see a budget, mid-range and high-end bike for each type.

From there you can also read our exercise bike reviews of those top picks before you buy so that you can make a more informed decision.  Of course, if you need a recommendation, please feel free to contact us at any time.  Also, if you don't see a particular model above, check back often as we are always updating our reviews.

Which Brand/Model Should You Choose?

We've listed the best brands above, along with the current available models, so that's a very good starting point for you if you don't have a particular brand in mind.  Any of these will be a great choice for you.

Another consideration is budget.  Some of the top brands above might not fit in your budget, so you can cross them off your list right away.

Here's a brief rundown of the brands by price of the exercise bikes that they offer...


Diamondback Fitness

Horizon Fitness


NordicTrack Lower End

ProForm Lower End

Schwinn Fitness

Sole Lower End



Life Fitness Lower End


NordicTrack Higher End

ProForm Higher End

Sole Higher End

Star Trac Lower End


Life Fitness Higher End


Star Trac Higher End

This should help you choose the exercise bike reviews that cover the upright, recumbent and indoor cycling bikes that fit your budget.  

If you can stretch it a little it's worth looking at the higher end bikes, because you typically get more features, capabilities and durability as you move into the upper price ranges.  But that's not say you can't get a killer machine under $1000.

Figure out how much you can spend, check out the specs, features and reviews of those models to see which one most appeals to you.  We can always help you narrow down your choices if you need.

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