Exercise Bike Ratings
Want to see our proprietary exercise bike rating algorithm in action? We spend hours rating each exercise bike to help you find the perfect one, and this page is kept up to date with every model we have ever reviewed, sorted by rating.
Curious about our ratings? Here’s how we rate each exercise bike:
- Research specs, features, warranties, user reviews and expert exercise bike reviews
- Compile all data from personal tests, retailers, reviewers and manufacturers to minimize bias
- Enter data to determine fairly-weighted expected values for Reviews, Specs & Features, and Quality
- Compute an overall rating using our custom-written algorithm to summarize all results in simple form (0-100%)
- Give you the easy-to-read rating so you don’t have to spend hours researching like we do!
Check out the ratings for every exercise bike we have reviewed so far:
The NordicTrack Commercial VR is one of the best exercise bikes on the market for 2013 and will compete in future years thanks to the 1-Touch Resistance, Heavy-Duty Steel Frame and Traction-Controlled Pedals. The NordicTrack Commercial VR not only looks great, but performs equally well.
Read the full NordicTrack Commercial VR Review
The Sole LCR exercise bike is one of the best cardiovascular trainers on the market. Period. The Sole LCR recumbent bike features flywheel drive design (30 lb. flywheel), 40 levels of resistance, 10 workout programs and several additional luxuries provided for added comfort and enjoyment.
Read the full Sole LCR Review
The LiveStrong LS6.0R is designed for athletes that want plenty of workout options while training on a comfortable piece of exercise equipment. Stamped with professional cyclists seal of approval, the LiveStrong LS6.0R is one of the top exercise bikes of 2013.
Read the full LiveStrong LS6.0R Review
The Sole R92 is a moderately priced recumbent exercise bike with several features provided to enhance the workout experience. Listen to music and stay cool with a built-in workout fan.
Read the full Sole R92 Review
The Sole B94 features a heavy-duty resistance system with 20 individual levels of resistance. The exercise bike is also extraordinarily comfortable with an adjustable gel seat and ergonomically designed pedals. Listen to music while you exercise with a built-in iPod/mp3 dock.
Read the full Sole B94 Review
The Schwinn 240 offers unrivaled performance and comfort on one of the top exercise bike deals of 2013. The Schwinn 240 features Eddy Current Resistance (16 levels of resistance), "Step Through" Frame, 17 workout programs and LCD display.
Read the full Schwinn 240 Review
The Schwinn 120 upright exercise bike features Eddy Current Brake Resistance (16 levels of resistance), durable steel frame and ergonomic pedals. It's a quality trainer, reasonably priced, with all the necessary tools to improve your health.
Read the full Schwinn 120 Review
The Smooth V2300 is a hybrid trainer part exercise bike part elliptical. The extremely versatile Smooth V2300 serves as a semi-recumbent bike with Silent Magnetic Resistance, "Step Through" Frame, Padded & Adjustable Seat and Wireless Chest Belt Heart Rate Monitor as well as provides a 17" stride length designed to imitate the movement of an elliptical.
Read the full Smooth V2300 Review
The Sole LCB exercise bike features an impressive 40 levels of resistance and heavy-duty flywheel at 30 lbs. The trainer is built with durability in mind, as the frame is produced with heavy duty steel, as well as features two different warranty packages.
Read the full Sole LCB Review
The NordicTrack GX4.0 exercise bike features Silent Magnetic Resistance, 20 levels of resistance, "Step Through" frame design, Easy Glide Seat Adjust and 24 pre-defined workout programs. The recumbent bike is also compatible with iFit Live featuring TV personality Jillian Michaels.
Read the full NordicTrack GX4.0 Review
The Schwinn 220 exercise bike features Eddy Current Braking Resistance, 16 levels of resistance, durable steel frame and 10 pre-defined workout programs. It's one of the most affordable recumbent bikes on the market.
Read the full Schwinn 220 Review
The Nautilus R514 is a quality residential exercise bike highlighted by a 20 lb. flywheel, 16 levels of resistance, multi-adjustable seat and 17 workout programs. The Nautilus R514 also features four polar heart rate programs with telemetry, grip and chest belt included.
Read the full Nautilus R514 Review
The Schwinn Airdyne offers an infinite number of resistance levels because it utilizes exponential wind resistance to deliver a workout for both fitness enthusiasts and users recovering from injury. Thus, the Schwinn Airdyne is fantastic for rehabilitation.
Read the full Schwinn Airdyne Review
The Nautilus U514 is a great value considering that you get Eddy Current Brake Resistance (w/ 16 levels of resistance), durable & lightweight frame, multi-point adjustable seat, oversized deluxe pedals and 17 pre-defined workout programs for Under $500.
Read the full Nautilus U514 Review
The ProForm ZX2 is not only affordable but loaded with a ton of exciting features like iPod/mp3 dock, built-in speakers, EKG heart rate, Graffix Hi-Res display and two pre-defined workout games. The ProForm ZX2 is not only productive but entertaining.
Read the full ProForm ZX2 Review
The Schwinn 140 is a reasonably priced exercise bike. The Schwinn 140 operates smoothly thanks to Eddy Current Braking Resistance (w/ 20 lb. flywheel), 16 levels of resistance and 17 pre-defined workout programs.
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The LiveStrong LS9.9IC provides an enjoyable and stable ride with a 40 lb. flywheel and Kevlar drive design. The LiveStrong LS9.9IC is also equipped with Air-fit Roadside Vertical Adjustment Seat and Pulse Sensor Heart Rate Monitor.
Read the full LiveStrong LS9.9IC Review
The NordicTrack GX5.0 Sport provides an enjoyable workout experience with Quick-Stop Braking Resistance (adjustable resistance), commercial grade steel frame, adjustable & padded seat, toe clips and strap pedals and wireless chest strap heart rate monitoring.
Read the full NordicTrack GX5.0 Sport Review
The ProForm 290 SPX is a quality exercise bike with adjustable resistance, cushioned seat and toe-cage pedals. The ProForm 290 SPX is a very basic exercise bike yet more than efficient in terms of delivering a solid workout experience.
Read the full ProForm 290 SPX Review
The Sole SB700 exercise bike offers adjustable resistance (48 lb. flywheel w/ Kevlar drive design), wireless chest strap heart rate monitor and LCD display. It's an affordable trainer with the bare essentials required to burn calories and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
Read the full Sole SB700 Review
The NordicTrack GX2 Sport is a solid entry-level exercise bike that is affordable and equipped with all the basic features. The NordicTrack GX2 Sport offers very few electronic luxuries, but delivers non-slip adjustable handlebars and oversized pedals.
Read the full NordicTrack GX2 Sport Review
The LiveStrong LS28IC looks and rides great thanks to the first mass produced drop handlebar system. Additionally, the LiveStrong LS28IC is a collector's item as only 500 will be produced and each purchase will benefit the fight against cancer with a personal $1,000 donation from LiveStrong.
Read the full LiveStrong LS28IC Review
The NordicTrack C2 SI is a practical trainer with 16 levels of digital resistance and compatibility with iFit. Your tunes also sound great on the built-in speakers with iPod/mp3 dock. The NordicTrack C2 SI is a quality budget trainer.
Read the full NordicTrack C2 SI Review
The Nordictrack GX3.0 Sport is a quality entry-level exercise with all the basic specs and little else in terms of added features. The LCD display provides all the crucial workout data while the bike operates on a chain drive system with adjustable resistance.
Read the full NordicTrack GX3.0 Sport Review
The ProForm ZR3 is a great "value trainer" considering that you get hi-res display, iPod dock, built-in speakers and iFit for under $600. The exercise bike also features 16 levels of resistance and "Step Through" frame design.
Read the full ProForm ZR3 Review