Updated August 01, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Budget Exercise Bikes

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in February of 2017. Spinning classes have gained popularity in recent years, and for good reason – they provide a heck of a workout. But why spend a fortune on health club fees when you can get similar results at home for a fraction of the price? This list has something for all types of riders, as it features both traditional upright and recumbent types of exercise bikes specifically for those on a budget. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best budget exercise bike on Amazon.

10. Stamina 15-0321

9. Body Rider BRF700

8. Marcy NS-652

7. Merax Magnetic Recumbent

6. Marcy Recumbent ME-709

5. Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B1423C

4. Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RB4708

3. Exerpeutic Gold 525XLR

2. Marcy Upright ME-708

1. Exerpeutic LX7

Special Honors

Titan Pro Cycle 40 The Titan Pro Cycle 40 utilizes a large flywheel that helps to recreate the feeling of riding outside on a real bicycle. It has a heavy-duty construction that provides a good amount of stability, even during intense periods of standing and pedaling, though it is worth noting that it does get rather noisy when you start riding at high speeds. titan.fitness

Editor's Notes

July 31, 2019:

We realize that it isn't just cost that often stops people from buying an exercise bike, but also space, physical ability, and other factors, too. Because of this, we included a variety of different styles of bikes. For the people that have limited floor space in their home, we recommend folding models like the Exerpeutic Gold 525XLR, Marcy NS-652, and Stamina 15-0321, since they can easily be hidden away in a corner or closet when not in use. Of course, some of our non-folding models also take up very little space, specifically the Marcy Upright ME-708.

If you find upright bikes uncomfortable, unstable, or that they put too much pressure on your hips and knees, recumbent models such as the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RB4708, Marcy Recumbent ME-709, and Merax Magnetic Recumbent are smart choices. Due to their design though, recumbent bikes generally take up a lot of space. If you are limited in floor space, but like the idea of a recumbent bike, we recommend the Exerpeutic Gold 525XLR, which offers the benefits of both worlds. It has a semi-recumbent design, yet folds up and requires little floor space.

While folding and recumbent models are nice, they aren't ideal for somebody that wants a serious workout. Those fitness buffs out there who are looking for some intense riding would do well with the Exerpeutic LX7 and Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B1423C, both of which are similar to what you find in cycling classes. If you have taken a look at out list and don't feel any of the models here have all the features you want, and you have a little extra cash to spare, then we recommend you check out our exercise bikes list, which includes some premium models.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on August 01, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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