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16 Indoor Cycling Bikes That Turn Your Home Into a Gym

Indoor cycling no longer feels like a ride to nowhere — stationary bikes now have a slew of high-tech features that make pedaling at home feel downright exciting.

peloton indoor cycling bike

There was a time — not even that long ago! — when SoulCycle had cornered the market on indoor cycling. Now, you don’t even have to leave the house to get the same heart rate-boosting, calorie-scorching benefits that used to be reserved for dark, sweaty studios.

While the pandemic may have kickstarted the indoor cycling boom back in 2020, it's not slowing down any time soon: The at-home bike market is expected to grow from $630 million in 2020 to $923.7 million by 2026, reports suggest. After all, if you're going to invest in home fitness equipment, what's easier than sitting on a bike and spinning in place?

The current crop of at-home stationary bikes were made for this era of at-home fitness, boasting major technological and connectivity advancements that make it feel like you’re riding outside or alongside other cyclists even when you’re in your own basement or living room. These days, there’s an indoor cycling bike for every preference and budget. See which one best fits your needs.

Best Indoor Cycling Bikes

What to Consider

For most casual riders, the most important things on an indoor bike to consider are the amenities. You're not going to get much on budget models — maybe just a basic console and a water bottle holder. But today's bikes come with everything from oversized touchscreens to A.I. capabilities to high-end speaker systems and included heart rate monitors. Decide what's most important to you and see what fits into your budget.

Otherwise, pay attention to what type of resistance the bike uses: Most employ either magnetic resistance or friction-based resistance (FYI: magnetic is the quieter of the two). The more resistance levels a bike has, the more workout options you have. If you want to follow along to specific workouts, look for bikes that have easy-to-read consoles or screens that can help you ensure you're riding at the right speeds and resistance.

And don't forget to think about comfort and fit: bikes that have more opportunities for adjustability (in the handlebars, seat, and stem) make it easier to customize them to your size, which means you'll be more efficient — and more powerful — in the saddle.

Looking for more at-home fitness equipment? Check out our guides to the best home treadmills, rowing machines, and elliptical machines.

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Most Popular At-Home Bike

Has any company disrupted the fitness industry quite like Peloton in the past decade? The OG bike was nice, but the newest version has several standout features that make it worth the extra cash. The screen has grown from 21.5 to 23.8 inches and rotates 360 degrees to make following along with Peloton’s cross-training classes (including boot camp, strength, and yoga) that much easier. The original bike’s rear-facing speakers were upgraded to front-facing ones and rear-facing woofers to create a more immersive sound experience.

And new digital resistance tech allows the bike to auto-adjust the resistance depending on an instructor's cues, so you can just ride along without worrying about turning a knob or pressing a button to make your ride more or less challenging. 

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  • 23.8-inch rotating screen
  • Front-facing speakers and rear-facing woofers for immersive sound quality
  • Automatic resistance adjustments based on instructor’s cues

  • Expensive; best with Peloton membership program that costs an additional $39/month
  • Does not support streaming or additional apps
Most Compact At-Home Bike
Folding Magnetic Upright Exercise Bike
Now 25% off

Want an at-home bike but don’t want to sacrifice the space in your living room or bedroom? This compact bike can be folded to half its size and easily wheeled into a closet or under a bed when you aren’t riding. 

It looks bare bones, but it still has eight levels of magnetic tension so you can adjust the resistance throughout your workout, and the LCD screen shows everything you need to see how effectively you’re working: distance, calories burned, time, speed, and heart rate. 

  • Folds up when not in use to save space
  • Lightweight (39 pounds)
  • Eight levels of adjustable resistance

  • Not meant for high-intensity workouts
  • Basic LCD screen
  • Not as durable as other options
Most Stable At-Home Bike
Spin Bike
Sunny Health & Fitness
Now 30% off

With a study steel frame and 50-pound weighted flywheel, this bike isn’t going anywhere. That flywheel resistance system gives the machine a more realistic, road-like feeling, and keeps things quiet so you can ride at home without disrupting whoever you share your space with. 

Otherwise, it has all the basics — an adjustable seat and handlebars, caged pedals, and a bottle holder — to keep you riding comfortably at an affordable price. 

  • Affordable
  • Durable
  • Ideal for small spaces (54x19x 44-inch footprint)

  • No bells and whistles
  • No console or tablet holder
  • No data tracking
Best Automatic Resistance
Commercial S22i Studio Cycle
Now 16% off

Like Peloton and Flywheel, NordicTrack offers steaming and on-demand workouts. And the instructors in the iFit app — which comes free with the bike — can actually digitally adjust the incline, decline, and resistance on your bike as the “terrain” changes, so a) there’s no cheating and b) you can ride without fiddling around (don’t worry, you can easily override the automatic settings via the manual controls on the handlebar if you do want to make the workout harder or easier). 

The 22-inch, 360-degree rotating display screen also makes it easy to take advantage of cross-training workouts in the app.

  • 22-inch 360-degree rotating display screen
  • iFIT trainers adjust the resistance and incline for you

  • Best with iFit, a membership program that costs an additional $39/month
  • Difficult to move around
  • Complicated assembly
Best Connected At-Home Bike
C6 Bike

At half the price of a Peloton bike, it’s hard to beat Nautilus’ Bowflex C6 — especially since you can actually sync it to the Peloton app, among others. 

While there’s no screen attached to the bike, you can use your smartphone, tablet, or even TV to stream Peloton’s live and on-demand classes or compete in Zwift’s virtual world. 

Not only can you subscribe to Nautilus’ Explore the World app — which pairs high-definition video with real-world routes to make you feel like you’re riding somewhere exotic rather than your living room — the C6 is compatible with JRNY, a membership program that features adaptive workouts and real-time coaching.

  • 100 resistance levels
  • Dual-sided pedals for clip-ins or regular sneakers
  • Transport wheels make it easy to move

  • Explore the World app costs an additional $9.99/month
  • JRNY membership program costs an additional $39/month
  • No preset workouts
Most Affordable
FB150 Folding Exercise Bike
XTERRA Fitness
Now 28% off

Some of the fancier stationary bikes are essentially marketed as stylish pieces of furniture. But what if you don’t want to stare at a workout device all day, or you don’t have room to keep a bike out in the middle of your living space? 

This device folds down to just 18 by 18 inches when not in use, but it's still sturdy enough to hold up to 225 pounds. The small LCD screen clearly displays your speed, distance, time, and calories burned, and you can monitor your heart rate with the pulse grips on the handlebars. 

Bonus: The seat is oversized and cushy for extra comfort.

  • Folds up when not in use to save space
  • Budget-friendly
  • Ideal for small spaces (32x18x43-inch footprint)

  • 225-pound weight capacity
  • Small LCD screen
  • No preset workouts
Best Classic At-Home Bike
IC4 Indoor Cycling Bike

Another more affordable option, the classic Schwinn IC4 delivers on everything that matters. It’s a smooth, quiet ride, the LCD screen tracks time, distance, calories, RPMs, and even heart rate, and there’s a built-in smartphone or tablet holder. 

This bike was also designed to work with the Peloton, Zwift, JRNY, and Explore the World apps — so you can access multiple libraries of workouts and distract yourself from the monotony of spinning in place with virtual trails and locales.

  • Budget-friendly
  • 100 resistance levels
  • Four-way adjustable handlebars for the perfect fit

  • Separate digital subscriptions are required for connected apps.
  • Console doesn’t display watts/power output
  • No preset workouts
Best Studio Experience
At-Home Bike

You don’t have to live near a SoulCycle studio to reap the rewards of the high-intensity, interval-based class anymore. Clip into the at-home bike and use the 21.5-inch touchscreen to stream rides in real time, or ride to an on-demand class — you’ll break a sweat doing the same sprints, hill work, choreography, and arm exercises from an IRL studio class. 

The Equinox+ app (which costs an additional $39 per month) also streams classes from PURE Yoga, Precision Run, and Equinox for a well-rounded fitness experience.

  • 21.5-inch touchscreen
  • Supports Disney+ and Netflix streaming
  • 300-pound weight capacity

  • Best with the Equinox+ app that costs an additional $39/month
  • Does not display resistance metrics
  • No automatic resistance adjustments
Best At-Home Bike for Beginners
Indoor Cycling Bike

The YOSUDA bike doesn’t come with many frills, but that’s OK — it’s one of the cheapest bikes in the bunch, and great for beginners who aren’t ready to invest multiple paychecks into a piece of exercise equipment. 

Most spin bikes use a magnetic flywheel, but this design relies on a 35-pound, chain-driven flywheel — more like what you’d find on an outdoor bike — for a more familiar feel. It also comes with an adjustable nonslip handlebar, a padded seat, an LCD monitor, and a tablet holder. 

  • Budget-friendly
  • Easy to move (item weight is 35 pounds)
  • Ideal for small spaces (40x22x46-inch footprint)

  • Basic LCD screen
  • No preset workouts
  • Less durable than other options
Smartest At-Home Bike
Standard Bike Bundle

This smart spin bike requires three calibration rides to determine exactly how hard you need to ride to reach your max power. From then on, its algorithms calculate the resistance you need during each session and automatically applies it during your hardest efforts, so all you have to do is push the pedals. 

Whether you’re riding for less than 10 minutes or for a full 30 minutes, the bike promises to double your fitness in two months if you ride just three times a week. 

  • AI-guided workouts customize resistance to your fitness level
  • Main workout lasts just 8 minutes and 40 seconds
  • Free-ride mode can also be used with guided workouts from Apple Fitness+ and Peloton

  • Expensive
  • No built-in trainer-led classes
  • Requires additional subscription for $12/month
Best Bang for Your Buck

Invest in the MYX Plus Bike and you not only get a professional grade machine, but also a Polar OH1 Heart Rate Monitor, an XL exercise mat, a stabilizing mat, a kettlebell, three sets of hand weights (light, medium, and heavy), a SPRI stretch band, and a foam roller — basically everything you need for a solid at-home gym experience. And for $39 a month, you get access to hundreds of workouts on demand through the MYX Membership. (Just want the bike? It’s $200 cheaper.)

  • Comes with a slew of accessories
  • 21.5-inch touchscreen
  • Durable

  • Best with MYX membership that costs an additional $39/month
  • No incline or decline capabilities
  • No built-in fan
Best Air Bike
Assault AirBike Classic

Don't let the name scare you off! That 25-inch diameter steel fan naturally ramps up resistance the faster and harder your push, pull, and pedal. That translates to nearly unlimited workout options, depending on how hard you want to go in a given session. 

It's not the most aesthetically pleasing at-home cycling option, but at a total of 110 pounds and with a footprint of 60x23x50 inches, it's relatively easy to move out of sight. Made from steel, it's one of the most durable options on the market.

  • Very sturdy and durable
  • Unlimited workout options
  • 300-pound weight capacity

  • No adjustable resistance
  • Seven preset programs
  • Can be intimidating for beginners
Best for Tall Cyclists
Studio Bike Pro 22

Most bikes come with some level of adjustability, but this one is designed to accommodate riders of nearly any height. The handlebars can be adjusted by 3.75 inches in five different positions; the seat can be customized to 10 different positions over 9 inches and moved 3 inches horizontally.

Otherwise, you get all the key elements of an at-home bike: an oversized touchscreen, 24 levels of digital resistance, a smooth and quiet ride, superior stability and durability, and access to live and on-demand interactive training. 

  • iFIT trainers adjust the resistance and incline for you
  • 22-inch touchscreen with 180-degree tilt and swivel design
  • Front-mounted transport wheels make it easy to move

  • Best with iFit, a membership program that costs an additional $39/month
  • No built-in fan
  • 250-pound weight capacity
Best Peloton Alternative
Smart Connect Bike

Another Peloton competitor, Echelon’s connected bikes were designed for performance. The Aero handlebar system and competition seat are adjustable for max comfort, and a new motor provides 32 levels of precise magnetic resistance. 

Pop your smartphone or tablet into the 180-degree rotating console for on- and off-the-bike workouts — Echelon’s “FitPass” features live and on-demand trainer-led rides, yoga, stretching, pre-and-post workout sessions, meditation, pilates, kickboxing, Zumba, and more.

  • Ideal for small spaces (58x20x55-inch footprint)
  • Handlebars that support multiple positions
  • Dual-sided pedals for clip-ins or regular sneakers

  • Best with Echelon FitPass subscription, which starts at $11.99/month.
  • No built-in screen to display metrics
  • Console tilts but does not rotate side to side
Quietest At-Home Bike
Wahoo Fitness

For outdoor cyclists who need to shift their rides indoors during inclement weather, you can’t beat the Kickr. With integrated grade changes, customizable gearing, and simulated shifting, you get an uber-realistic training experience (you can even customize it with your own handlebars, pedals, and saddle). It’s also super easy to set up your bike, using three options built into the app: “professional fit,” “measure my bike,” and “measure my body.”

The bike has a 13-pound flywheel and enhanced motor that, despite the power it can generate, creates a virtually silent riding experience no matter how hard you're pedaling to crush a virtual hill or fast you're flying down the other side.

  • Inclines up to 20% and down to -15% to simulate hills
  • Compatible with most popular training apps (Wahoo SYSTM, Zwift, TrainerRoad, and more)
  • Built-in fan speed increases as speed or heart rate increases

  • Expensive
  • No place for phones or tablets
  • 250-pound weight capacity
Best for Simulating Outdoor Rides

Prefer the feeling of shifting gears outside to increasing or decreasing the resistance on an indoor bike? This stationary bike lets you switch between standard training workouts and hill simulations which require you to use the paddle shifters on the handlebars — as the gradient changes from anywhere between -3% up to +15%, you’re responsible for shifting into the right gear to maintain the most efficient power and cadence.

Data nerds will geek out over the integrated 7-inch LCD console, which displays real-time feedback on cadence, watts, speed, distance, gradient, heart rate, selected gear, and gear ratio.

  • Inclines up to 15% and down to -3% to simulate hills
  • Tracks real-time performance metrics like gears, watts, and cadence
  • The design reproduces the biomechanics of outdoor bicycles

  • Very expensive
  • Difficult to move around
  • May be overwhelming for beginners
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