Best Stationary Bikes and Reviews of 2016

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.

Lifecore Fitness Assault Airbike

$799

Lifecore Fitness Assault Airbike

$799

Incredibly durable and maintenance-free, the unique Lifecore Assault Airbike offers full body workouts. Pedaling this stationary bike strengthens the lower body. Moving the handlebars tones the upper body. The right amount of challenge is provided by the air resistance system, making this bike appropriate for virtually any rider! It tops our list for commercial gyms, physical therapy clinics and home workout rooms.

lifecore-assault-airbike

Incredibly durable and maintenance-free, the unique Lifecore Assault Airbike offers full body workouts. Pedaling this stationary bike strengthens the lower body. Moving the handlebars tones the upper body. The right amount of challenge is provided by the air resistance system, making this bike appropriate for virtually any rider! It tops our list for commercial gyms, physical therapy clinics and home workout rooms.

Sole LCB Bike Light Commercial

$1299

Sole LCB Bike Light Commercial Best Buy Pick

Sole LCB Bike Light Commercial

$1299

The Sole LCB Light Commercial Bike with user-generated power is a popular stationary bike for hotel fitness rooms and other light commercial workout centers. It’s also chosen as a luxury stationary bike for home use. The LCB features high quality basics to train a diverse range of skill levels. It has 10 program modes, 40 resistance levels and a 30-pound drive.

The Sole LCB Light Commercial Bike with user-generated power is a popular stationary bike for hotel fitness rooms and other light commercial workout centers. It’s also chosen as a luxury stationary bike for home use. The LCB features high quality basics to train a diverse range of skill levels. It has 10 program modes, 40 resistance levels and a 30-pound drive.

BH Fitness S5Ui Upright Bike

$1399

BH Fitness S5Ui Upright Bike

$1399

The BH Fitness S5Ui is a long-lasting upright bike designed to work with the latest mobile technology. An LCD monitor with 26 programs is provided, plus the bike has iConcept. iConcept lets you display workout progress on your own mobile device, enjoy your own apps while workouts run, and download new workout routines. This bike has an impressive 45-pound drive and the industry’s best parts warranty.

BH-Fitness-S5Ui

The BH Fitness S5Ui is a long-lasting upright bike designed to work with the latest mobile technology. An LCD monitor with 26 programs is provided, plus the bike has iConcept. iConcept lets you display workout progress on your own mobile device, enjoy your own apps while workouts run, and download new workout routines. This bike has an impressive 45-pound drive and the industry’s best parts warranty.

All Stationary Bikes

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

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Epic A17u

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Sole SB800 Bike

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Sole B94

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