BEST INDOOR CYCLING BIKES BETWEEN $500 AND $1000
Inspire Fitness IC1 Indoor Cycle
Inspire Fitness takes your needs into consideration and delivers a quality indoor cycling experience with the IC1 bike. Using a 50-pound, belt-drive, friction-resistance flywheel, you are in for a quiet and sturdy ride. The seat and handlebars are adjustable in four ways- front, back, up and down and the polyurethane dipped handles offer a no-slip indoor cycling experience. The Inspire fitness IC1 has 13 resistance levels to challenge beginner and experienced riders. It supports users who weigh up to 300 pounds. The bike weighs 145 pounds, but you can easily move it on the two transportation wheels. The frame has sweat guards to reduce wear and tear and prolong its use. You also have 2 water bottle holders for comfort and convenience. The digital display monitors your time, RPM, heart rate, distance, speed calories and displays the time. The heart rate is measured with the included chest strap. The IC1 indoor cycling bike measures 49 inches long, 20 inches wide and stands 50 inches tall. The maximum adjusted height is 57 inches. Inspire Fitness offers a 3-year warranty on the parts.
- Quiet and smooth ride
- 4-way adjustable seat and handles
- 13 resistance levels
- 2 water bottle holders
- 3-year warranty
- Display monitor
- Heavy bike
- Flywheel is unprotected by a shield
- Have to remove batteries to re-set the monitor display
Inspire Fitness aims to deliver with their IC1 indoor cycling bike. Despite a few limitations and the high cost, it earns 4 out of 5 stars. The unprotected flywheel and display limitations prevent this from earning the full stars. The display itself is beneficial and riders of all levels will benefit from the IC1 indoor cycle.
Schwinn IC2 Bike
Schwinn is one of the go-to manufacturers when you think of purchasing a bike. Their name is equivalent to quality and their experience shines through in their products. The same is true with the IC2 indoor cycling bike. Using a 31-pound direct driven flywheel, your resistance levels are performed with smooth transitions. The wheel spins quietly making this bike ideal for home or office use. Felt pads supply the resistance and tension against the wheel to control your speed. The oversized seat adjusts forward and backward along with up and down. The handlebars, with a variety of hand placements, adjust up and down to accommodate a variety of user sizes and shapes. It supports those who weigh up to 250 pounds. The monitor, although it does not track heart rate, shows your time, distance, speed, calories and RPM. The pedal offers a toe clip and a cage for your safety. This indoor cycling machine is lighter than some of the others at only 83 pounds. It measures 49 inches tall, 23 inches wide and 45 inches long. The steel frame has rear stabilizers and front transportation wheels. A few differences with the Schwinn IC2 are the integrated fan and combination water bottle or music player holder. The bike takes a long time to deliver, so if you are in a hurry, you may want to select a different brand. However, it also offers a 5-year warranty which is longer than those on other indoor cycling bikes.
- 5-Year warranty
- Oversized saddle
- 2 handlebar options
- Clip in pedals
- Integrated fan
- Slow delivery time
- Wool pads may need to be replaced over time
If you are not in a hurry for your indoor cycling bike, the Schwinn IC2 is one of the best indoor cycles for home use. The lightness of the bike makes it easy to use, yet you feel supported on the sturdy steel frames. The monitor tracks all the essentials and the integrated fan is a nice touch, because you do sweat while indoor cycling. Schwinn earns 5 out of 5 stars for the quality and warranty on this indoor cycling bike.
Sunny Health and Fitness ASUNA 5100- Commercial Grade Magnetic Resistance Indoor Cycle
Sunny Health and Fitness brings commercial quality to your home-based indoor cycle. This bike uses magnetic resistance and a belt driven mechanism on the 37.5-pound flywheel for the smoothest and quietest ride. The adjustment knob quickly manipulates the tension level and also acts as your emergency stop button. You have two water bottles on top of this commercial-grade steel frame for comfort and support. The bike weighs 110 pounds and is transported easily on the front-mounted wheels. The ASUNA 5100 supports users of up to 300 pounds. The seat and handlebars are fully adjustable and the handlebars give many options for your comfort. The cushioned seat adjusts to heights between 29 and 40 inches. Sunny Health and Fitness does not provide a monitor on this indoor cycle, but does offer 2-sided pedals for cage or clip-in security. You receive a 90-day warranty with your purchase. The indoor cycle measures 49 inches long by 21 inches wide by 47 inches high.
- Magnetic resistance
- Supports 300 pounds
- 2-sided pedals
- Commercial-grade steel
- Limited warranty
- No display
Sunny Health and Fitness offer a wide variety of indoor cycling bikes to fit everyone’s needs. This moderately-priced, commercial-grade model, the ASUNA 5100 brings a higher quality indoor cycling experience to your home. While still limited by the lack of display and warranty, the ASUNA 5100 has many adjustments including a 2-sided pedal and with the magnetic resistance it earns 4 out of 5 stars.