An upright bike is very similar to a traditional bicycle in design and function, and tends to be smaller and more compact. It positions the body to mimic the traditional biking experience.
Recumbent bikes offer larger seats and a semi-reclined body position.
Benefits: Getting on and off the bike is very easy. This is ideal for older adults, people who have sustained a lower-body injury and/or users with mobility setbacks.
An indoor cycle positions the body to mimic the traditional biking experience, and also provides a performance that closely matches that of a road bike.
Most models have integrated grip pulse that allows you to track your heart rate throughout your workout.
The racing style handlebars adjust up and down allowing you to find a comfortable workout position.
Built-in speakers will play your music from your iPod or radio station if applicable.
A designated place for you to place your water bottle for easy reach.
Some exercise bikes have built in air fans which are powered by the rider's pedalling.
Flywheels use momentum to stabilize the speed of rotation. The weight that comes from a flywheel keeps your exercise bike moving consistently, even when you pedal at a varying pace.
This is important in the prevention of injuries during use. It allows the flywheel to continue rotating when you stop pedalling, thus eliminating any jolt to your joints.
Exercise bikes come with a variety of types of resistance. The higher the resistance, the more challenging it will be to pedal.
A padded saddle is where you sit on the exercise bike. The seat height is adjustable to match your comfort level.
Most exercise bikes have a maximum capacity weight ranging from 225lbs to 300lbs.