7 Best Commercial Exercise Bikes in 2024

Author: Ihor Shymechko (26 years of Oly Lifting & Training experience)

Reviewed by: Oleksiy Torokhtiy (Olympian with 21 years of Oly Lifting experience)

Despite being made specifically for fitness centers and conventional gyms, commercial bikes became popular among ordinary users and recreational athletes who prefer buying this piece of equipment for their homes. If you're on this list, then check our review of the best commercial exercise bikes in the market and choose a proper model for your needs.

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ProForm Carbon CX is one of the best commercial exercise bikes you can train on at the club gym and at your home as well. It brings diverse opportunities to make your indoor ride challenging and exciting. This bike is also believed to be a worthy alternative to much costlier stationary bikes like Peloton and Echelon.

7 Best Commercial Exercise Bikes

Top 7 Best Commercial Exercise Bikes Reviewed

ProductTotalAdjustabilityDurabilityComfortDrive SystemAssemblyPortabilityPrice/Quality
ProForm Carbon CX69101010109.59.510
NordicTrack S22i68.5101010109.59.59.5
ProForm Studio Bike Pro 2268109.510109.59.59.5
Rogue67.59.5109.59.59.5109.5
Yosuda67.5109.59.59.59.5109.5
Sunny67109.59.59.59.59.59.5
NordicTrack R3566.59.59.59.5109.599.5

1. ProForm Carbon CX – Top Pick

ProForm Carbon CX

ProForm Carbon CX is one of the best commercial exercise bikes you can train on at the club gym and at your home as well. It brings diverse opportunities to make your indoor ride challenging and exciting. This bike is also believed to be a worthy alternative to much costlier stationary bikes like Peloton and Echelon.

  • Dimensions: 52.5” L x 21.9” W x 51” H
  • Adjustable height: Min / Max: no information
  • Display: LCD display
  • Resistance mechanism: magnetic
  • Product weight: 125 lb
  • Noise level: silent
  • Assembly: required
  • Maximum weight capacity: 250 lb
  • Special features: iFit application and Bluetooth compatibility
  • Warranty: 10 years for the frame, and 1 year for parts and labor
  • Package: bike, two 3-lb dumbbells

Since the LCD display is quite tiny, it can be difficult to read the metrics during the training. However, there’s a tablet holder, so you can place it on the console and sync it with iFit or switch your favorite workout program.

The bike is compatible with the iFit fitness application which presents numerous advantages for a rider. They get a 30-day free subscription period that includes indoor cycling classes led by professional trainers, on-demand classes, and live training sessions. Moreover, a personal trainer will control your resistance level, so you don't need to adjust it while pedaling.

The bike is comfortable to use as you can adjust the seat up and down with an option of 10 positions, and forward, or backward. While the handlebars can move for 5 positions up or down to find the right position for you.

The exercise bike is made of high-quality welded steel and enhanced corrosion resistance and comes with 16 silent magnetic resistance levels.

This equipment is highly adjustable: besides setting up a proper resistance level, you can even interchange the standard seat with your own one. The leveling pedals come with straps to increase stability.

69Expert Score

ProForm Carbon CX is one of the best commercial exercise bikes you can train on at the club gym and at your home as well. It brings diverse opportunities to make your indoor ride challenging and exciting.

Adjustability:
10
Durability:
10
Comfort:
10
Drive System:
10
Assembly:
9.5
Portability:
9.5
Price/Quality:
10
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Positives:

  • High level of adjustability, so it'll fit a wide range of users 

  • Seat and pedals are interchangeable 

  • Is space-efficient, can fit in-house training

  • Is designed with a sturdy frame 

Could be better:

  • Has a small 2"x3" monitor

  • Has a little number of resistance levels 

2. NordicTrack S22i – Premium Pick 

NordicTrack S22i

Here's an impressive indoor bike that imitates real riding and brings you exceptional feelings of outdoor cycling. It even looks like a professional spin bike.

  • Dimensions: 61” L x 22” W x 58" H
  • Adjustable height: Min / Max: no information
  • Display: 22" smart HD touchscreen
  • Resistance mechanism: magnetic
  • Product weight: 205 lb
  • Noise level: silent
  • Assembly: required
  • Maximum weight capacity: 350 lb
  • Special features: iFit, Bluetooth compatible, AutoBreeze Fan, tilting monitor
  • Warranty: 10 years for the frame, 2 years for parts, 1 year for labor
  • Package: bike, 2 3-lb dumbbells, user's manual

This second-best commercial spin bike (despite the Assault air bike) comes with a 30-day iFit free trial that brings endless training opportunities: you'll get over 1000 workouts led by certified coaches, studio classes, personalized training, etc. With the iFit app, you'll find not just cycling workouts, but also HIIT and yoga classes.

There's a SmartAdjust option that means the resistance can be changed by a trainer, as well as the incline and decline. By the way, you'll get 20% incline and -10% decline options that will bring you unforgettable real-terrain rides.

NordicTrack S22i Inst

Photo by @yovana

The bike comes with 2-sided pedals: toe cages for cross-trainers and SPD shoes. It's also highly adjustable: you can change the handlebar position up and down, and manage the seat position up/down, back and forth.

It's equipped with a large 22" HD touchscreen that will help you to get immersed in the around-the-world rides. Speaking about the driving system, this interactive exercise bike features an inertia-enhanced flywheel and a smooth noiseless magnetic system with 24 levels of resistance.

68.5Expert Score

This second-best commercial spin bike (despite the Assault air bike) comes with a 30-day iFit free trial that brings endless training opportunities: you'll get over 1000 workouts led by certified coaches, studio classes, personalized training, etc.

Adjustability:
10
Durability:
10
Comfort:
10
Drive System:
10
Assembly:
9.5
Portability:
9.5
Price/Quality:
9.5
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Positives:

  • Is a highly interactive high-end indoor exercise bike

  • Comes with an extra large HD touchscreen

  • Compatible with road bike shoes and cross-trainers 

  • Has extreme incline and decline options

  • Has an adjustable fan below the monitor 

Could be better:

  • Is a costly piece of equipment

  • Isn't for small apartments 

3. ProForm Studio Bike Pro 22 – With the Best Interactive Monitor

ProForm Studio Bike Pro 22

With the iFit application, you'll be able to get connected to world classes, on-demand workouts, and coach-led training. You'll get highly personalized classes considering your fitness level and goals: your personal coach will adjust the intensity of your ride throughout the training and you don't have to touch the resistance dial at all.

  • Dimensions: 56.5” L x 21.9” W x 54” H
  • Adjustable height: Min / Max: no information
  • Display: 22" HD touchscreen
  • Resistance mechanism: magnetic
  • Product weight: 144 lb
  • Noise level: silent
  • Assembly: required
  • Maximum weight capacity: 250 lb
  • Special features: Bluetooth and iFit application compatibility, forearm HR monitor optional
  • Warranty: 10 years for the frame, 2 years for parts, 1 year for labor
  • Package: bike, instructions, two 3 lb dumbbells

The bike is highly adjustable: you get 2-way adjustable handlebars with 5 vertical positions, while the seat is 4-way adjustable with 10 vertical positions and 3" reach. By the way, the saddle and pedals are changeable, so you can replace them with your favorite ones.

NordicTrack Commercial VU 29 instagram

Photo by @bblosingit

This superb bike comes with 24 levels of magnetic resistance and a large 22" swiveling monitor you can rotate even while exercising off the bike with free weights or performing bodyweight exercises. There's also a 32 lb inertia-enhanced flywheel, which makes no noise while pedaling.

68Expert Score

The bike is highly adjustable: you get 2-way adjustable handlebars with 5 vertical positions, while the seat is 4-way adjustable with 10 vertical positions and 3" reach. By the way, the saddle and pedals are changeable, so you can replace them with your favorite ones.

Adjustability:
10
Durability:
9.5
Comfort:
10
Drive System:
10
Assembly:
9.5
Portability:
9.5
Price/Quality:
9.5
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Positives:

  • Can interchange the seat and pedals for those that feel more comfortable

  • Has a functional HD touchscreen showing lots of options

  • Brings lots of interactive features with the iFit application, and can be used without syncing to it

Could be better:

  • Requires power to operate

  • No tablet holder shelf

4. Assault Fitness AirBike – Best Air Bike

Assault Fitness AirBike

The Assault Fitness air bike is believed to be the best air-resistance exercise bike on the market: it's crafted and tested in the USA, California by the experienced team at LifeCORE Fitness.

  • Dimensions: 50.9" L x 23.3" W x 48.4" H
  • Adjustable height: Min / Max: no information
  • Display: LCD display
  • Resistance mechanism: air resistance
  • Product weight: 98.1 lb
  • Noise level: quite noisy because of the airflow
  • Assembly: required
  • Maximum weight capacity: no information
  • Special features: fits such add-ons like Assault Wind Screen, Shimano bike accessories (clipless pedals)
  • Warranty: 10 years for the frame, 3 years for non-wear parts, 1 year for labor
  • Package: air bike, user manual

This outstanding piece of equipment can fit users of all levels, as well as rehabbing athletes. A great advantage of this tool is that you set your own pace, so the resistance adapts to your energy output and power. The harder you pedal, the higher resistance you'll receive.

It's equipped with an LCD screen that shows RPM, calories, heart rate, distance, and time. With the help of the powerful 20 HP electric motor, you'll be able to track your watts in real-time. There's also an option to switch to the interval training mode, i.e., Tabata, and extra customized options like pre-set programs.

Performing Assault AirBike

This commercial grade exercise bike has a heavy-duty steel frame, with over 20 bearings. So, you'll get zero wobbles and no maintenance required. Also, there's a 4-way adjustable seat that can accommodate users of various heights.

Additionally, you can customize the tool even more and make it more comfortable: there's an Assault Wind Screen that blocks the air from the fan blowing in the user’s face during the workout. It's also compatible with Shimano Bike Accessories like road/MTB clipless pedals.

67.5Expert Score

This outstanding piece of equipment can fit users of all levels, as well as rehabbing athletes. A great advantage of this tool is that you set your own pace, so the resistance adapts to your energy output and power. The harder you pedal, the higher resistance you'll receive.

Adjustability:
9.5
Durability:
10
Comfort:
9.5
Drive System:
9.5
Assembly:
9.5
Portability:
10
Price/Quality:
9.5
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Positives:

  • Gives a great balance between cardio and endurance training

  • Is a perfect machine for cross-training athletes 

  • Has a sturdy steel construction

  • Comes with 3 interval programs

Could be better:

  • Uncomfortable seat, lacks tilt adjustment

  • Not compatible with any workout application

Yosuda Indoor Cycling Bike

YOSUDA presents a high-quality conventional indoor cycling bike that comes with a sturdy steel frame and an almost noise-free belt drive system with a 35-lb flywheel.

  • Dimensions: 21.65" L x 40.16" W x 46.06" H
  • Adjustable height: inseam length - Min 25"/ Max 35"
  • Display: LCD display
  • Resistance mechanism: belt-drive, friction-resistance system
  • Product weight: 68 lb
  • Noise level: the wheel makes a slight noise
  • Assembly: required
  • Maximum weight capacity: 270 lb
  • Special features: water bottle holder, device shelf
  • Warranty: 1-year free parts replacement, 3 months for the overall framework
  • Package: exercise bike, all tools, and instructions

There is no defined number of resistance levels, you'll get infinite resistance levels and adjustable settings as there's a small wool brake. To stop the flywheel you just need to press the resistance knob and it stops spinning.

It provides many customizable settings: a 4-way adjustable seat and 2-way adjustable handlebars. Also, it has an inseam of 25"-35", which can fit most user heights.

Performing Yousuda Bike

It's equipped with an LCD monitor that shows standard metrics, i.e., time, distance, speed, calories, and SPM rate. Also, you can place your device on the gadget holder and listen to your favorite music. It comes with adjustable foot cage pedals that keep your feet secure during fast rides.

67.5Expert Score

It provides many customizable settings: a 4-way adjustable seat and 2-way adjustable handlebars. Also, it has an inseam of 25"-35", which can fit most user heights. It's equipped with an LCD monitor that shows time, distance, speed, calories, and SPM rate.

Adjustability:
10
Durability:
9.5
Comfort:
9.5
Drive System:
9.5
Assembly:
9.5
Portability:
10
Price/Quality:
9.5
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Positives:

  • Has a sturdy and thick construction, doesn't wobble

  • Can be adjusted for users of different heights

  • A worthy bike for its price

Could be better:

  • Is noisy when you crank the resistance

  • Has a very small device holder: you won't be able to fit gadgets bigger than 5"

  • Has a short warranty period 

Sunny Health & Fitness ASUNA 5150 Turbo Commercial Exercise Bike

This commercial exercise bike comes with a magnetic chain drive resistance system that resembles the feeling of riding outdoors. You can tune in the bike according to your preferences by adjusting the seat up/down and back/forth, while the handlebars can be managed up and down as well.

  • Dimensions: 48" L x 23" W x 49" H
  • Adjustable height: inseam length - Min 28" / Max 40" (handlebar to seat - 18"-22.5")
  • Display: no display
  • Resistance mechanism: magnetic chain drive
  • Product weight: 112 lb
  • Noise level: quiet operation
  • Assembly: required
  • Maximum weight capacity: 350 lb
  • Special features: SunnyFit app compatibility, cadence sensor option
  • Warranty: 5 years for the frame, 180 days for parts and components
  • Package: bike, user's manual, cadence sensor (optionally)

The bike has 2-sided pedals: SPD clip-in pedals and foot cages. Despite there's no monitor to track your performance metrics, you have an opportunity to track your progress via synchronizing the additional 2-in-1 Cadence + Speed Sensor with the SunnyFit application.

This training tool is equipped with a 37.5 lb flywheel with micro-adjustable resistance. It gives you an unlimited number of resistance levels

67Expert Score

This training tool is equipped with a 37.5 lb flywheel with micro-adjustable resistance. It gives you an unlimited number of resistance levels

Adjustability:
10
Durability:
9.5
Comfort:
9.5
Drive System:
9.5
Assembly:
9.5
Portability:
9.5
Price/Quality:
9.5
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Positives:

  • Has multiple adjustment options to fit a wide range of users

  • The frame is sturdy with no wobbling

  • Comes with micro-adjustable magnetic resistance

Could be better:

  • There's no display to track your metrics during the workout

  • Need to buy a cadence sensor to be able to sync your bike via the application 

7. NordicTrack Commercial R35 – Best Recumbent 

NordicTrack R35

This commercial exercise bike is one of the best commercial recumbent exercise bikes that provide a sufficient amount of functions to bring more diversity to your training. It's also highly interactive as it offers the iFit free subscription for 30 days which offers numerous workout options, coach-led classes, and adjustment settings that can be managed by a personal trainer.

  • Dimensions: 68.22” L x 23.69” W x 53.42” H
  • Adjustable height: Min / Max: no information
  • Display: 14" HD touchscreen
  • Resistance mechanism: magnetic
  • Product weight: 192 lb
  • Noise level: silent
  • Assembly: required
  • Maximum weight capacity: 350 lb
  • Special features: Bluetooth and iFit application compatibility, AutoBreeze workout fan
  • Warranty: 10 years for the frame, 2 years for parts, 1 year for labor
  • Package: bike, instructions

The recumbent bike has 26 magnetic resistance levels and a 25 lb flywheel, so it operates smoothly and without noise. It has a steel durable frame build that brings extra sturdiness, and a 350-lb weight capacity.

Since there are no pulse sensors, you can connect an existing HR monitor, or your fitness tracker to read your heart rate while training. Besides the iFit app compatibility, it's not necessary to connect to it while exercising the bike and use the manual training mode. You can always track your training activity by following standard stats, i.e., time, distance, calories, and speed.

66.5Expert Score

The recumbent bike has 26 magnetic resistance levels and a 25 lb flywheel, so it operates smoothly and without noise. It has a steel durable frame build that brings extra sturdiness, and a 350-lb weight capacity.

Adjustability:
9.5
Durability:
9.5
Comfort:
9.5
Drive System:
10
Assembly:
9.5
Portability:
9
Price/Quality:
9.5
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Positives:

  • Is a highly tech-savvy recumbent exercise bike that brings around 16 000 iFit classes

  • Is equipped with a fan located below the touchscreen 

  • Suitable for recovery from injury

Could be better:

  • Is quite a bulky exercise bike

  • It may be challenging to move around as it doesn't have a handle

What is the difference between a commercial exercise bike and one for home use? 

When it comes to choosing an exercise bike for home training, you may get confused with its endless diversity. However, some of us make a mistake by choosing large pieces of equipment for apartments, thinking the more, the better. Nevertheless, it’s not a big issue to choose the best commercial spin bike for an in-house workout. In most cases, it depends on the manufacturer and bike model you select.

Let's outline the key distinctive features that differentiate commercial indoor bikes from home-use ones.

1. The material used and its quality

Generally, commercial gym equipment is made from higher-grade materials and has sturdier components. This results in the equipment having better longevity as it should be able to withstand vigorous everyday training and continuous use from multiple users.

While home-use equipment is crafted from relatively inexpensive materials that can withstand moderate use by a couple of people.

Concerning the material, commercial exercise bikes tend to be equipped with steel frames and components, with a minimal amount of plastic parts. At the same time, home-used indoor bikes have more plastic in construction. However, it largely depends on the brand.

The next point is about the driving mechanism: commercial tools should have more durable chains or belts that won't wear out quickly. Gym exercise bikes are equipped with a belt-drive system, consisting of a rubber belt that connects to the flywheel and pedal system. Due to its high tension, the belt strap makes the flywheel turn. In the case of home-used exercise bikes, the drive system remains the same, but of a lower quality and is less durable.

2. Purpose of use

Commercial exercise bikes are commonly found at gyms, so this equipment has to be more durable because of the amount of use at the gym all day long. Generally, these training bikes are heavier, bulkier, and with a more sturdy frame.

An in-house exercise bike tends to be more lightweight, compact, and portable as a person buys it personally for himself. This piece of equipment won’t cost as much as a gym-designed model.

There’s a difference in the frequency of use of commercial and home-used exercise bikes: commercial ones will be used by thousands of gym-goers, while a home-targeted model is used by a family of 3 or 4 people. Nevertheless, both commercial and in-house exercise bikes will bring valuable benefits for novices and well-trained people.

Performing Air Bike

3. Dimensions and weight 

As we already mentioned, as commercial bikes have stronger steel frames, they come in larger sizes. While exercise bikes for home usage should be more space-efficient, so they are designed considering compactness and comfort.

Speaking about the weight, commercial bikes on average weigh around 90-120 lbs, but some can be even 200 lbs. The reason for such a weight is that it should be difficult to damage and break the frame and components. Also, these bikes are not designed to move around the gym.

Home-used bikes are lightweight, their weight basically ranges between 60-80 lbs. They also can be foldable for easy storage at home and portable. Although, at the same time, the reason why a commercial bike is so heavy is to guarantee its sturdiness for the users. They should be sure that a bike won't wobble during intensive riding.

4. Power output

The power output of the motor of a home cycling bike is lower than that of a commercial one. Usually, it's less than 2HP, while the horsepower of a commercial exercise bike is more than 3HP.

All in all, if you have financial ability and sufficient living space, it's worth considering buying a commercial exercise bike for your home gym. These types of bikes are more durable and powerful than residential ones. But, it all depends on the brand, its credibility, and the manufacturing process: sometimes, a home-used cycling bike can come with better features and technical characteristics than pro exercise bikes.

Points To CompareCommercial Exercise BikeIn-Home Exercise Bike
Materials used and durabilityis made from heavy-duty materials (steel mostly), contains minimum plastic;
has sturdy high-quality thick frame
some parts and components can be made from plastic;
less durable, can wobble during intensive training
Dimensions and weightis bulky and of a heavier weight (on average 100-120 lbs)is lightweight and compact (maximum of 70 lb);
can be easily folded when not used
The intensity of usageis designed to withstand vigorous high-intensity rides;
aims to withstand users of different weights
for everyday usage at the commercial gyms
is designed to withstand low-intensity and moderate training;
generally
Motor capacityis equipped with a powerful motor to withstand regular usage at the gyms;
can have a motor of 3 CHP and higher
has a weaker motor capacity, maximum of 2 CHP
Portabilityit’s difficult to transport it around the gym,
is designed as a sturdy stationary bike
can be easily moved around the room;
usually, comes with transport wheels

Benefits of the commercial exercise bike

Overall, exercise bikes are one of the most popular pieces of fitness equipment for in-house and gym usage. Commercial bikes bring excellent cardio training while mimicking the action of a real bike. Besides common advantages that indoor cycling brings to your health and overall condition, let's define the privileges of working out on commercial stationary bikes.

upright bike training in home

✅ High-tech features and interactivity 

The majority of high-quality exercise bikes from well-known sports manufacturers come with high-end perks that enable riders to diversify their cycling workout. Such bikes can be compatible with specific fitness applications which provide a number of features: trainer-led workouts, automatic adjustment settings, personalized training, and other challenges. Some support Google Maps workout technology to have a ride anywhere in the world.

More professional indoor bikes also can offer a rider to pass specific tests to define their performance efficiency. Another distinctive feature that relates to indoor cycling classes on commercial stationary bikes is the opportunity to work out with the music and varying illumination that can encourage riders during tough intervals.

✅ Durability

As standard, commercial exercise bikes come with solid steel frames that allow them to sustain high-intensity rides and tough workouts. Also, they have a higher weight capacity to withstand users of any weight. The heavy-duty frame comes with corrosion resistance and can be coated with extra layers that protect it from scratches and damage.

✅ Comfort features

Commercial bikes offer users maximum comfort for long-distance rides. So, they have ergonomic padded seats that can be adjusted up/down, back/forth. It needs to be mentioned that the bike fit is an essential step to accommodate the indoor bike to a rider’s body composition. For instance, the seat height and its distance to the handlebars can differentiate between male and female riders because of different anatomical structures. The same refers to the handlebars - you also can adjust them to accommodate your height and have a comfortable body position.

More professional exercise bikes offer 2-sided pedals: there are toe cages and SPD clips on the other side to ride in specialized cycling shoes. Additionally, there are commercial bikes that feature a fan that makes a rider feel cool during intensive training.

Overall, comfort may influence proper muscle activation and energy expenditure of riders, especially if they aren’t accommodated to such intensive training. For example, those who have the most sedentary lifestyle could experience muscle fatigue and increased heart rate. However, with regular cycling training, they’ll succeed in improving their performance and condition.

✅ Adjustability 

The next point is highly important for commercial-grade exercise bikes. Since these bikes are mostly used at fitness clubs and gyms, they should fit a wide range of users. As we already mentioned, these bikes have 2- or 4-way adjustable handles and seats, you can set the proper resistance level, incline, and decline options to mimic uphill or downhill riding.

Using Commercial Bike

What to look for in the best commercial exercise bike?

Consider the following points when choosing a commercial exercise bike for home gym training. But, always take into account your preferences and fitness goals to define whether a commercial bike is a perfect fit for your goals.

1. Adjustability

Check whether the chosen bike is adjustable: whether you can change the seat and handlebar height, their forth and back position. See the pedals: find out whether there are security straps or SPD clips.

2. Durability

A commercial bike should be made from high-quality materials and come with heavy-duty construction to avoid wobbling during intensive rides.

3. Comfort

Comfort is interconnected with adjustability, meaning for maximum comfort you should pick up a highly adjustable exercise bike that will fit your body composition. Also, check the inseam height and the opportunity to change the seat and pedals if the default ones aren't comfortable for you.

4. Drive System

Generally, indoor exercise bikes are designed with a belt-drive mechanism with a flywheel. It guarantees smooth and silent pedaling and requires minimum maintenance, unlike the chain-drive one. As long as the belt has high tension, the rider will feel a smooth ride that resembles an outdoor ride.

man workout on commercial bike

5. Assembly

Since commercial bikes are bulkier and heavier than compact foldable ones before taking up riding you need to assemble the bike. Don't worry, the manufacturer sends you the user's manual included in the package. You just need to be very attentive to assemble all parts and components properly and use the specific hardware that is also included in the package.

6. Portability

Commercial bikes are designed to stay in one defined place at the gym. It's quite cumbersome to move it around the apartment because generally, such a bike doesn't have transport wheels. That's why you should think well about whether this type of bike will fit your living space.

Tips From the Champ

When selecting a bike, opt for one that offers versatile seat adjustments, including both vertical and horizontal movement; additionally, seek out models with well-cushioned, ergonomic seats and generously sized pedals to ensure your workout is not only effective but also comfortable, preventing any discomfort or pain during your exercise session.

Olympic Weightlifting Champion

7. Price/Quality

In most cases, the price relates to the bike's quality. As it's equipped with sturdy materials, has additional features, and can be connected with different fitness applications and devices, then it directly influences its price rate. Before you begin looking for a commercial bike, define your budget and explore your options from there.

8. User Interface

A great advantage of commercial bikes is the availability of an LCD monitor that helps riders track their basic metrics during the workout and follow their progress to compare the data over time. Additionally, if a bike is compatible with a particular fitness program, then you'll get much more training options to incorporate into your routine.

female workout on commercial bike at home

FAQ

How much does a commercial stationary bike cost?

The price for a stationary bike may vary since there’s a wide range of models for different budgets, functionality, and add-ons. Generally, it varies between $500 to around $4000. However, there's no limit to the price, especially if the bike is of a prime-quality and looks highly professional.

Which exercise bike is most like a real bike?

If you consider the bikes from our list, then NordicTrack S22i and some advanced ProForm models, i.e., ProForm Studio Bike Pro 22, resembles riding on a real bike mostly compared to other stationary bikes.

What are the main types of gym bikes?

Most of them are not designed for it because they lack the stability and handlebar position to support standing positions. Refrain from trying to stand because it may lead to accidents.

Conclusion

After a thorough and detailed analysis of the commercial bike niche, and observing the top exercise bikes, one impressed us much more than others with its high interactivity, adjustability, and operating mechanism. ProForm Carbon CX deserves to be the best commercial exercise bike and received the highest scores from our sports experts.

Do you have any questions concerning this type of indoor bike? We'll help you to determine whether a commercial bike is a perfect fit for your home gym and your training goals.

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  2. Manuel Chavarrias, Jorge Carlos-Vivas, Daniel Collado-Mateo, Jorge Pérez-Gómez. Health Benefits of Indoor Cycling: A Systematic Review. Medicina, no. 55(8) (2019), 452.
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ProForm Carbon CX

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Experience: 26 years

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Reviewed by: Oleksiy Torokhtiy

Olympic Weightlifting Champion

Experience: 21 years

Best Results: Snatch – 200 kg,

C&J - 240 kg

My name is Oleksiy Torokhtiy. I am a professional athlete with 20 years of experience in Olympic weightlifting. I have won multiple European, and World titles and have taken part in two Olympic Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012).

After finishing my career, I have committed myself to coach, and as of 2022, I’ve hosted 200+ weightlifting seminars all over the globe. I’m the founder of an international sportswear and accessories brand, Warm Body Cold Mind (my motto), author, and creator of a series of training programs and eBooks.


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