Best Exercise Bike 2016

Top 7 Exercise Bikes You Can Buy

Best Rated
DKN AM-5i Ergo
Best Seller
Reebok ZR9 Bike
JLL® IC200
Medicarn Fire Aerobic
Body Sculpture BC1700
F4H Olympic magnetic Bike ES-8401
Best Deal
JLL®JF150
ModellDKN AM-5i ErgoReebok ZR9 BikeJLL® IC200Medicarn Fire AerobicBody Sculpture BC1700F4H Olympic magnetic Bike ES-8401JLL®JF150
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Flywheel Weight11 kg9 kg10 kg15 kgn.i.4 kg5 kg
Resistors3232variablevariable888
Brake SystemMagnetMagnetMagnetMagnetMagnetMagnetMagnet
Heart Rate Monitor
Board Computer
DisplayLCDLCDLCDLCDLCDLCDLCD
Maximum Weight140 kg120 kg100 kg120 kg100 kg100 kg100 kg
Dimensions152 x 98 x 62 cm134 x 102 x 51 cm110 x 107 x 50.5 cm106 x 97 x 50 cm123 x 80 x 50.5 cm135 x 103 x 55 cm132 x 95 x 49 cm
Weight39 kg32.5 kg27 kg20 kg18.5 kg22 kg26 kg
Special Features
  • Downloadable DKN App for Tablet useage
  • Drive: Poly V-belt
  • 12 Workout Programmes
  • 12 Pre-set Programmes plus Manual
  • 3 Target Programmes
  • Watts Control, Heart Rate Control
  • 10 kg Flywheel, good for Beginners and Athletes
  • 3 Piece Crank
  • Double Direction with Emergency Stop
  • Hi-Tech magnetic Brake System
  • Easy to assemble
  • Smooth & quite Motion
  • Smooth fluid Pedalling Action
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Best Rated
DKN AM-5i Ergo
DKN AM-5i Ergo
  • Downloadable DKN App for Tablet useage
  • Drive: Poly V-belt
  • 12 Workout Programmes
299,99 €
Best Seller
Reebok ZR9 Bike
Reebok ZR9 Bike
  • 12 Pre-set Programmes plus Manual
  • 3 Target Programmes
  • Watts Control, Heart Rate Control
449,99 €
JLL® IC200
JLL® IC200
  • 10 kg Flywheel, good for Beginners and Athletes
  • 3 Piece Crank
119,99 €
Medicarn Fire Aerobic
Medicarn Fire Aerobic
  • Double Direction with Emergency Stop
159,99 €
Body Sculpture BC1700
Body Sculpture BC1700
  • Hi-Tech magnetic Brake System
  • Easy to assemble
75,98 €
Best Deal
JLL®JF150
JLL®JF150
  • Smooth fluid Pedalling Action
99,99 €

All You Need To Know For Our Best Exercise Bike Reviews

Getting you fit quickly with our best exercise bike reviews 2016.

The DKN AM-E; DKN are known for some of the best exercise bikes in the UK.

In our best exercise bike reviews 2016 we have taken a look at some of the best exercise bikes currently on the market and compared them under certain aspects in order to pick a best value for money model and also see which is not only the UK’s best exercise bike but the most popular.
In the following buying guide to our best exercise bike reviews we will go into more into detail over the characteristics we analysed and also fitness devices in general. Because to find out which exercise bike is the most suitable for you, you’ll need to know what kind of training result you’d like to achieve Only then can you determine if an exercise bike workout makes sense or if you’re better off going for different devices like treadmills, cross trainers or an elliptical trainer.
No matter the result, at the end of this guide you’ll no all about what the best home exercise bike must be like and which training device is the most suitable for you.

Types of Exercise Bikes

Exercise bikes include three main types of bicycle training devices which are meant to train certain parts of your body. They control the way you train making sure that the desired result is achieved. They are best used for endurance training and cardio exercises.
Below you’ll find information about the types of exercise bikes.

Bike Type Description
Upright Exercise Bicycle This is the traditional exercise bike that has the user sitting in an upright position. It’s compact and delivers a good cardio vascular workout.
Recumbent Exercise Bike A recumbent exercise bike has the user sitting in a reclined position which make them comfortable for long periods, though the legs will have to pedal harder.
Spinning Bikes Spinning Bikes are stripped from many features and comfort but offer great results as they work with high intensity, making them ideal for intensive exercise bike workouts.

There is an array of other machines like rowing machines, treadmills, cross trainers and elliptical trainers that will offer great ergonomic workouts. We’ll continue with some pro’s and con’s of all exercise bike types.

Pro’s of Upright Exercise Bicycles Con’s of Upright Exercise Bicycles
  • compact
  • delivers a good cardiovascular workout
  • selection of training programmes via on board computer
  • less suitable for people with back problems
Pro’s of Recumbent Exercise Bikes Con’s of Recumbent Exercise Bikes
  • comfort given for long periods and workouts
  • ideal for people with back problems or who are overweight
  • movement isn’t realistic
  • big and bulky
  • legs need to work harder
Pro’s of Spinning Bikes Con’s of Spinning Bikes
  • high calorie burning
  • intensive workout intervals
  • lack features and comfort
  • again less suitable for people with back problems

Which Exercise Bike is suitable for me?

Would you like a comfortable exercise bike workout?
Our best exercise bike reviews 2016 showed that for comfortable workouts a recumbent exercise bike is the wisest choice especially if you’re experiencing back problems. The UK’s best exercise bikes in this category will cost you much more than conventional exercise bicycles. Also Recumbent exercise bikes are long and bulky and so take up much space.

Would you like to burn fat faster?

For really burning calories our reviews 2016 recommend a spinning bike. This uses a heavy flywheel as resistance and results in intensive, demanding exercise bike workouts. Again the UK’s best exercise bikes in this category are quite expensive. Amazon is a good place to buy a cheap exercise bike for sale if you’re on the hunt for great offers.

Would you like the UK’s best exercise bike?
To find the UK’s best exercise bike check out our reviews 2016 above. The “best-seller” is the UK’s most popular model in our best exercise bike reviews. Our winner is announced as “best-rated”. This is, in our opinion, the UK’s best exercise bike and if you want to spend a little more in order to get a top quality model, we recommend going for this option.

Would you like a cheap exercise bike?
If you’re seeking a bargain and would like to get a top quality but cheap exercise bike, it’s worth checking out offers online and comparing prices, you might find an exercise bike for sale that still offers great quality. The best cheap exercise bike amongst our reviews 2016 has been listed as our “price-tip”. It is our best value for money pick and although might not be the UK’s best exercise bike you’ll certainly be able to achieve a decent workout.

The UK’s best Exercise Bike Brands

When it comes to top quality fitness devices one of the UK's popular picks is the Reebok ZR 9.

There are various brands on the market and our best exercise bike reviews 2016 show that one mustn’t always lash out a lot of money to get a top model exercise bicycle. We have created a list with the UK’s best exercise bike brands from which you’ll always pick a decent to top quality model.

  • Reebok ( e.g. Reebok ZR 9)
  • DKN (e.g. the DKN AM-E)
  • Body Sculpture
  • JLL
  • York Fitness
  • Confidence
  • Bremshey
  • Cybex
  • Gym Master
  • XS Sports
  • Ultrasport
  • Olympic 2000
  • Esprit Fitness

”We generally advise you to look out for an exercise bike for sale from one of these brands as there is no reason you need to pay top dollar for a bike that is only marginally better than a mid-range model. Cheap exercise bikes can be had, just check out our reviews at the top of the page.

Train in Vein.
Once more it is to be said that it depends on how intense your workout is going to be when choosing the best exercise bike for you. A beginner, with rare exercise bike workouts is well off with a cheap exercise bike. A proper athlete on the other hand is certainly better off with a Reebok exercise bike for example.

Important Purchase Criteria for Exercise Bikes

Here is a quick summary of the main aspects you need to look out for when buying an exercise bike. Always take a look at value for money and the required space. Recumbent exercise bikes for example are long and bulky and will also costs you more, so make sure you have the budget and the space to get one.

  • Type: If you’re having back problems, or generally have have complaints about your body then you shouldn’t strain yourself even more on a spinning bike but rather go for a recumbent exercise bike.
  • Use Purpose: Many athletes use exercise bikes to enhance their performance and endurance. Though some simply want to lose weight without having to push for the limit, which is why more comfortable machines are better in this case.