Best Spinning and Indoor Cycling Bikes 2017

Indoor cycling bikes are some of the most effective exercise machines, providing an excellent full body workshop while keeping the joints well protected from the kind of impact injuries you risk while running.

This makes an indoor cycling bike seem like an easy purchasing decision, but it's not one you should make lightly. There are many different indoor cycling bikes with a wide range of features, so it's important to compare the features and prices before you make a purchase. Choose the right indoor cycling bike and you could have it for the rest of your life.

Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike


Generally priced somewhere between $300-$500, this indoor cycling bike is one of the best midrange indoor cycling bikes available. It comes with a 40 pound flywheel, a feature that makes the machine's movements smoother than many other machines in the same price range. The heavier flywheel also serves to make your workout more effective.

The Sunny Health & Fitness Pro also has a fully adjustable seat and easily adjustable handlebars, making it comfortable for users of any height. The handlebars are also thickly padded and the padding is textured to keep your hands firmly in place no matter how sweaty you get. Reinforced pedals make it possible for you to vary your workouts in intensity without damaging the machine.

Specifications:
  • Product dimensions: 48.5 x 20 x 46.5
  • Maximum user weight: 275lbs
  • Product weight: 108lbs
  • Flywheel weight: 40lbs
  • Seat: Adjustable
  • Handlebars: Adjustable
  • Resistance: Adjustable
  • Resistance system: Chain

Keiser M3 Plus Indoor Cycle Stationary Indoor Trainer Exercise Bike 2016


This award-winning indoor cycling bike features a 24-gear Eddy Current Magnetic Resistance program designed to work out every muscle in your body. The bike also comes with an extremely quiet belt drive, making it possible to watch your favourite TV show or listen to music while you exercise.

The Keiser M3 Plus offers users the ability to adjust the height of their seat and re-position the handlebars for maximum comfort. It also features a thickly padded seat, making it one of the most comfortable spin bikes, excellent even for longer sessions. Last but not least, the Keiser M3 Plus comes with a gravity-based water bottle holder.

Specifications:
  • Product dimensions: 44.5 x 25.75 x 48.25”
  • Product weight: 125lbs
  • Maximum Capacity: 300lbs
  • Resistance system: Eddy Current Resistance
  • Water bottle holder: Yes
  • Transport Wheels: Yes
  • Adjustability: Seat and Handlebars
  • LCD Display: Yes

Sole SB700 Light Commercial – One of the more expensive machines on this list, the Sole SB700 is still one of the most popular. A particularly strong frame combined with a 48 pound flywheel make this machine incredibly durable. Properly maintained, this machine can last even a professional athlete several decades. The heavy flywheel also makes the biking motion more realistic than many other indoor cycling bikes.

The Sole SB700 Light Commercial also comes with a special shock-absorbent system that ensures a smooth cadence and reduces risk of injury. A Kevlar braking system keeps the machine quiet even when you stop cycling abruptly, and a water bottle makes it easy to stay hydrated throughout your workout.

Specifications:

  • Materials: Steel
  • Product dimensions: 42” x 21” x 40”
  • Product weight: 140lbs
  • Flywheel weight: 48lbs
  • Display screen: Yes
  • Transport wheel: Yes
  • Water bottle holder: Yes
  • Heart rate monitor: Yes
  • Adjustability: Seat and Handlebars
  • Maximum user weight: 300lbs

Sunny SF-B1001 – This particular indoor cycling bike generally costs $200-300 but still features a very durable design, making this an ideal exercise bike for someone with a restricted budget. Unlike most exercise bikes in the same price range, this machine offers an adjustable seat and adjustable handlebars for increased comfort during your workouts. The Sunny SF-B1001 sports an unusually sturdy frame for the price, but unlike other models in the same price range it has a relatively low maximum capacity of 220 pounds.

The Sunny SF-B1001 features a smooth chain drive system which makes it extremely quiet for a machine in this price range, allowing you to watch movies or listen to music while you work out. It also comes with some of the convenience features normally associated with more expensive machines, such as a water bottle.

Specifications:

  • Materials: Metal
  • Product dimensions: 46 x 20 x 43”
  • Product weight: 85lbs
  • Flywheel weight: 30lbs
  • Water bottle holder: Yes
  • Adjustability: Seat and Handlebars
  • Maximum weight capacity: 220lbs

Diamondback Fitness 510Ic Featuring 16 different resistance levels and 14 pre-programmed workouts, this exercise bike is ideal for a dedicated athlete. Both the resistance levels and the pre-programmed workouts are designed to match different fitness levels, making this bike an excellent choice to carry you through your fitness journey, from beginning to end.

The Diamondback Fitness 510lc also comes with several features to make your workout more comfortable, such as a backlit LCD screen to track your workout, a water bottle holder and a thickly padded seat. Both the seat and the handlebars are adjustable, and this machine also has an impressive maximum capacity of 300 pounds. All in all, this machine is an excellent choice for just about anyone looking to make a serious investment in their health.

Specifications:

  • Product dimensions: 48 x 24 x 40”
  • Product weight: 118lbs
  • Maximum user capacity: 300lbs
  • Resistance levels: 16
  • Cardiovascular programs: 4
  • Workout programs: 14
  • Heart rate sensors: Yes
  • Adjustability: Seat and Handlebars
  • Display: Blue backlit LED monitor console
  • Materials: Heavy-duty gauge steel frame
  • Water bottle Holder: Yes

Schwinn AC Performance Plus This indoor cycling bike is designed to be ideal for a wide range of body types, with large pedals to accommodate different foot sizes and a large enough seat to be comfortable for bigger people. The seat also has thick foam padding, making this one of the better models for people who like longer workouts.

The Schwinn AC Performance Plus features a high-inertia drive train, a system that accommodates a higher level of momentum than similarly priced machines, therefore providing faster results. It also features a rare 6-magnet brake system, providing an exceptionally smooth cycling motion. To increase effectiveness, it also includes a 12-degree incline feature. This makes it an excellent machine for everyone from the newbie exerciser to the serious athlete.

Specifications:

  • Product dimensions: 50 x 21 x 51”
  • Product weight: 112lbs
  • Frame finish: Aluminum
  • Maximum user capacity: 350lbs
  • User height range: From 4”11 to 6”8 tall
  • Display console: Yes
  • Drive system: Chain
  • Brake system: 6-Magnet
  • Adjustability: Seat and Handlebars

Sunny Health and Fitness SF-B1203 – This is one of the sturdiest indoor cycling bikes available in $200-300 price range. It comes with an adjustable seat and has a maximum capacity of 240 pounds, noticeably more than many other lightweight models. Unlike many other affordable indoor cycling bikes, this bike actually comes with adjustable resistance levels, making it appropriate for a wider range of fitness levels.

The Sunny Health and Fitness SF-B1203 also features a digital display text with a large, easy-to-read font that displays your number of calories burned, distance covered, speed and workout time. All in all, it's an excellent choice for somebody with a restricted budget.

Specifications:

  • Materials: Steel, plastic
  • Product dimensions: 46” x 26” x 57”
  • Product weight: 61lbs
  • Maximum user weight: 240lbs
  • Resistance: Adjustable friction
  • Seat: Upright, vertical and horizontal adjustable
  • Handlebars: Standard
  • Water bottle holder: No

Schwinn IC2 – This durable spinning bike offers an almost eerily quiet workout experience thanks to its chain drive system, which also provides a smooth, realistic riding experience. A weighted 31 pound flywheel adds to the realism of the experience while also keeping this bike firmly planted on the ground throughout even the most vigorous workouts.

The Schwinn IC2 also has a number of features to make your workout more comfortable, including an adjustable seat and adjustable handlebars. Its water bottle holder can actually double as an iPod dock. This machine even features a built in fan to keep you cool, encouraging you to stick around for longer workouts.

Specifications:

  • Product dimensions: 44.5 x 34.2 x 82”
  • Product weight: 94lbs
  • Drive system: Chain
  • Adjustability: Seat and Handlebars
  • Water bottle holder: Yes
  • Maximum user capacity: 250lbs
  • Flywheel weight: 31lbs

There are many different indoor cycling bikes to choose from, with a wide range of features. Make sure you decide which features are most likely to provide you with an enjoyable exercise experience and compare the different models closely before you actually make a purchasing decision. You'll be grateful for all the time you spent doing research when you have the perfect machine in your home.

About the author

Stacey

Thank you for reading my article! I am Stacey, a mother of three daughters aged four, six and eight. I'm a qualified personal trainer and I love writing about exercise and fitness, raising healthy children and natural and alternative remedies. I also love the convenience of home-based exercise, which is why I've committed to reviewing all the best home fitness equipment on the market right here at HomeFitnessTalk.com!