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Exercise Bikes

The best piece of fitness equipment that you can buy is the one that you use. For this reason, more and more customers are buying bikes because of the lack of impact and weight bearing forces which can make treadmills and ellipticals difficult to use for people with injuries.

Type of Bike Matters

Bikes are a great way to get your cardio workout done in a small space with minimal pain and a lot of sweat. Most users are familiar with the traditional upright bike, but now we have spin bikes and recumbent bikes also. The spin bikes are used in classes but are also a great way to replicate outdoor cycling in your home when you can't or don’t want to go outside. Recumbent bikes offer a more comfortable seating position than upright bikes placing less pressure on the users back and pelvic region.

A great way to choose the style that best fits your needs is to ask yourself the following few questions.

  • Is your main goal to replicate your outdoor cycling or spin class activities in your home? If so then a spin bike is your best option.
  • Is your main goal to replicate an upright bike seating position, but in a more comfortable position than a spin bike that has a smaller seat and more hunch in your back position? Then an upright bike is your best option.
  • If a comfortable, non-weight bearing cardio workout is your goal, then a recumbent bike with a full seat and low sit position would be your best option. The recumbent bike is now the most popular home exercise bike style.

Once you choose your style, then please make sure you purchase a solidly built unit with a quality warranty as this is the best way to know if the bike will work when you want to workout.

Features Matter

Also, make sure that the bike offers good feedback and enough programming for you to want to come back workout after workout. Some users don’t feel like they need a lot of programs but remember that you are buying this unit to reach your goals and tracking them is a key to your success.