Best Stationary Bikes and Reviews of 2017

Stationary bikes help raise metabolism, tone muscles and keep the heart healthy. Each bike we review is stationary — it’s not going anywhere — yet “stationary bike” refers most specifically to an upright exercise bike. These bikes support cardiovascular workouts with relatively moderate intensity and a good degree of comfort. Upright stationary bikes are more challenging than recumbent bikes, which let you lean back, but less intense than spin bikes.

In our reviews the best stationary bikes provide good value. Some are quite basic and others have many extras — but each “best stationary bike” runs quietly, is comfortable to use, and is durable for its price.

Our reviews look at each bike part-by-part. We consider the bike’s resistance, its data screen and workout programs, the warranty package and other features. Save time by checking our lists of “The Great” and “The Not-So-Great” for each model and find the best stationary bike for you!

Three of our favorite stationary bikes come with high tech, infinite power and a bit of luxury.

Model Rating Console Display Resistance Seat Type Programs Flywheel Pricing
1 Diamondback Assault Airbike
9.5
Backlit, Multi-color LCD Unlimited 4-Way Adjustable 8 N/A See Best Price
2 Sole LCB Bike Light Commercial
9.5
10.1" LCD 1 - 40 Levels Adjustable 10 31 LBS See Best Price
3 Assault Airbike
9.5
LCD Unlimited (Air) Adjustable Tabata, Intervals, Watts, Heart Rate 25" Diameter Steel Fan See Best Price

Find your new bike! Click the images below for honest part-by-part reviews. Our stationary bike reviews include pro/con lists to help with your decision-making. We consider each bike’s price, resistance levels, saddle comfort, warranty and much more.

Not sure where to start? Sole and LifeSpan are popular brands for commercial settings and higher-end home gyms. NordicTrack bikes for home gyms are among the most tech-savvy; they offer Internet connectivity and daily workout downloads. Stamina is an interesting brand too. They sell very low-budget stationary bikes and some unique products, including an under-the-desk cycle and a durable airbike with moving arm bars.

All Stationary Bikes (sorted by highest rating)

Assault Airbike Review

Assault Airbike

Check out a bestseller, the Assault AirBike from LifeCORE’s Assault Fitness Products. At just $999 this popular ...
Epic A17u Review

Epic A17u

The Epic A17u Upright Stationary Exercise Bike is Epic Fitness's only upright bike. Loaded with 22 preset workouts -- ...
Sole SB800 Bike Review

Sole SB800 Bike

The SB800 is the only air bike from Sole Fitness, a top brand for home gyms and busy non-membership gyms in settings ...
Sole B94 Review

Sole B94

The new Sole B94 Stationary Upright Bike is the lowest-priced upright exercise bike from Sole Fitness. While it has ...