BEST INDOOR CYCLING BIKES UNDER $500
Sunny Health and Fitness SF-B901 Pro Indoor Cycling Bike
Sunny Health and Fitness bring high-quality at a low price with their SF-B901 indoor cycling bike. The saddle and handlebars are fully adjusted and sit on a solid steel frame for support. The handlebars offer at least 5 different hand positions so you can mimic outdoor cycling and enjoy your favorite indoor cycling exercises in comfort. The leather seat quickly cleans with one swipe and you can easily add a gel seat to enhance your comfort. The saddle height adjusts between 41 inches and 28.5 inches tall to accommodate a variety of user heights. Supports cyclists who weigh up to 275 pounds. This indoor cycling bike does not have a display monitor, but if you exercise to videos or have a clock nearby you will feel the workout intensity. The 40-pound flywheel provides resistance against adjustable felt pads. You manually turn the knob to increase or decrease the pressure of the pads on the flywheel. The SF-B901 cycling bike has a chain driven mechanism that offers a quiet ride. It has an emergency stop handle in case the wheel spins too quickly. The bike’s measurements are 49 inches long by 20 inches wide by 47 inches tall. It weighs approximately 100 pounds and is easily transported on the two attached wheels on the front of the frame. This indoor cycling exercise equipment comes with a 90-day warranty.
- Cost effective
- Variety of hand placements
- 40-pound flywheel
- Fully adjustable seat
- Limited warranty
- No display
- Felt resistance pads may wear over time
- Does not have an attached water bottle
The Sunny Health and Fitness SF-B901 Indoor Cycling Bike receives 4 out of 5 stars. For the cost, look, design and function, this indoor cycling bike is a nice purchase for home use. What limits it is no display, a short warranty and the possibility of replacing the felt pads with extended use. This indoor exercise cycle is a quality bike for a beginner so you can determine if indoor cycling is something you enjoy. For an advanced participant, the bike has limitations.
Sunny Health and Fitness SF-B1110 Belt Driven Indoor Cycling Bike
Sunny Health and Fitness takes their beginner bike to the next level with a few extra benefits. The belt-drive, 49-pound flywheel on the SF-B1110 adds to the smoothness and quietness of your indoor cycling workout. The handlebars continue to offer 5 to 6 different hand placements for variety and comfort. The seat is fully adjustable front to back and up and down. The leather saddle accommodates users up to 275 pounds with inseams between 40 and 29 inches tall. The bike weighs 116 pounds for a solid, sturdy ride on top of the connected steel frame. You have an emergency brake when needed and this model also contains a water bottle holder to encourage hydration as you ride. The SF-B1110 does not have a display to track your time, distance and RPM. Has two transportation wheels on the front frame for easy transporting for cleaning or storing. Comes with a 90-day warranty.
- Fully adjustable seat
- 49-pound, belt driven flywheel for smoothness
- 2 transporting wheels
- Water bottle holder
- Limited warranty
- No display monitor
- Felt resistance pad may wear over time
The Sunny Health and Fitness SF-B1002 Belt Driven Indoor Cycling Bike also receives 4 out of 5 stars. It has additional benefits, but still lacks a display and extended warranty. The belt-driven flywheel increases the quietness and smoothness of your ride. This is an above-average bike for the beginner, but limits the user for advanced or competitive cyclists.
Spinner S3 Indoor Cycling Bike
Spinning introduces the Spinner S3 spin bike to bring your group exercise experience home. The wider saddle offers a comfortable ride for various shapes and supports users who weigh up to 250 pounds. The 31-pound flywheel is perimeter balanced for a smooth and quiet ride. It has a leather brake pad for quick stops. While the S3 does not have a display, it comes with 4 Spinning DVD’s to motivate your spin rides and teach you the basics of indoor cycling. The seat is fully adjustable and comfortably fits users between the heights of 4 feet 10 inches and 6 feet 7 inches. The handlebars are wider to provide a more comfortable ride and allow hand positions that are closer or farther away. A nice feature with Spinning’s S3 indoor bike is that it has stabilizer feet under the frame which you use to level the bike on any surface. It also has a water bottle for your convenience. The bike weighs approximately 100 pounds and moves easily on the two transportation wheels. You need a space that’s slightly larger than the bike’s dimensions of 48 inches long, 18 inches wide and 42 inches high. The pedals have cages for a secure foot placement. This indoor spin bike comes with a 1-year warranty and brings the service to your home when needed.
- Larger saddle
- Wide handlebars
- Leveling feet
- 1-Year warranty
- In-home service
- No display
- Slightly higher cost
- Not compatible with cycling shoes
Spinner’s S3 indoor cycling bike receives 4 out of 5 stars. While it offers a longer warranty than some the S3 does not have a display and some users report the bike feels small. For the cost, you would expect a larger frame and support. Advanced indoor cyclists may find limitations with the S3, but will enjoy the larger saddle and comfortable handlebars.