Which Exercise Bike Is Best for You?
If you want to work out and get into shape in the comfort of your own home, there’s a lot to
be said for exercise bikes. These provide all the benefits of a normal bike while you can stay
warm and dry inside – and maybe even enjoy your favourite TV programme while you work
We have a huge range of second-hand exercise bikes to choose from at Pinnacle Fitness.
But which type of exercise bike is right for you? Let’s take a look at some of the main
Upright bikes look very similar to standard bikes, with the seat positioned above the pedals
and the handlebars about level with the seat. This design makes you adopt a more upright
position, hence the name.
They are convenient, they don’t take up much space and they are easy to operate. Some
come with different fitness programmes, and they can often be folded up for storage.
They are similar to standard outdoor bikes, so there is no learning curve – you can get on
and get peddling right away. If you’re looking for something that replicates the real cycling
experience, an upright bike is a great option.
If you’ve ever been to a spin class, you’ll know all about spin bikes. These are very similar to
upright bikes in appearance, but the handlebars are sometimes slightly further away so you
lean over more when using them.
These are also similar to standard bikes, making them a practical and versatile choice if
you’re looking for something that replicates the real cycling experience. Most models are
fairly compact so they won’t take up much space, and they are a great option for cardio
workouts to burn off those calories.
Recumbent exercise bikes are quite different from the above bikes. These are designed with
the seat almost level with the pedals and the handlebars positioned at the sides. The seat is
more like a chair than a standard bike seat, and this design allows you to sit back and pedal
They typically provide