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ProForm Studio Bike Review

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Quick Summary

The Studio Exercise Bike is inspired by the high-energy spirit of the Tour de France.

To simulate outdoor tours this dynamic bike can tilt up to 15% uphill and downhill, and it delivers interactive personal training for your whole body via LiveCast spin classes and iFit Coach Plus.

On sale this ProForm bike costs just $549 with three years of parts protection.

Overall it’s a great option for weight management, strength training and cardio endurance.

Our Rating

Rating: 89.5/100. Ready to replace a gym membership, the ProForm Studio Exercise Bike brings home ultra-customized iFit coaching and a vibrant LiveCast studio atmosphere. Connect your tablet computer to the bike for LiveCast spin classes on demand! A new spin session is released every day. These workouts can help cross train your whole body; instructors integrate hand weights (included with the bike) and guide you through upper-body exercises to complete on and off the bike. The Studio bike’s tablet computer dock has a swivel-and-tilt design, so you can keep an eye on the class from anywhere in your workout room.

In addition to your daily spin class, with iFit Coach Plus you’ll receive a choice of three workout programs every day. Created with Google Maps, these programs let you virtually tour the world from your Studio bike. As real-life terrain slopes up and down, so too will your fitness machine: This model has incline/decline capacity from -15 to 15%. A year of iFit Coach Plus personal training is set up at checkout.

This bike is the entry-level model in a three-part Studio Series. The upgraded models have their own swivel touch-screens instead of working with your own tablet computer. The Studio Pro has a 10″ screen and the Studio Pro 22 has a 22″ screen. These exercise bikes also have steeper incline and decline potential.

All three Studio bikes are highly adjustable for body size and strength. Here are pros and cons to consider as you make exercise bike comparisons.


  • Low sale price
  • Swivels and tilts your tablet for a perfect view
  • Automated incline from -15% to 15%
  • LiveCast bike classes on demand
  • iFit Coach Plus
  • Wearable fitness device
  • Adjustable saddle
  • Adjustable handlebars
  • Pedals with toe straps and clips
  • Wireless heart rate receiver
  • Color-coded Watts display
  • Water bottle holder
  • Silent Magnetic Resistance
  • Transport wheels and levelers
  • User weight capacity 350 pounds
  • Three-year parts warranty


  • Requires a wireless Internet connection
  • Membership fee for iFit Coach Plus
  • ProForm customer service often gets low ratings


The new Studio Exercise Bike is a smooth ride with quiet magnetic resistance, a slope range from -15 to 15%, and easy integration of LiveCast spin classes and iFit Coach Plus. Here are details about its exclusive on-demand training programs, other features and factory-direct warranty.

Studio Bike Workout Programs

ProForm Studio bikes can connect with LiveCast and iFit Coach Plus via your own tablet computer.

LiveCast spin classes are produced by the bike’s manufacturer. Each day a new class featuring classmates on bikes is released for on-demand access. Pedal along with motivation from your world-class instructor, and hop off the bike for other cross training exercises during the same session. You can swivel your tablet computer around for a view from anywhere in your workout area.

Along with a new spin session, everyday you’ll get a selection of three iFit Coach Plus workout programs chosen especially for you. These are automatically downloaded to your account so there’s no need to wait for set-up… and with a library of more than 800 additional training programs, you’ll always have an enticing option. You can also create a new interactive workout with the iFit Google Maps feature anytime.

Additionally iFit Coach Plus makes recommendations for sleep, snacking, daily step counts and more to maximize your progress. A wearable device is included with your iFit membership to help track activity and deliver guidance.

Studio Cycle Features

Helping you save money on electronics, the $549 Studio bike uses your own tablet computer as its touchscreen monitor. A dock above the console lets you swivel and tilt the display for a perfect view even when you’re off the bike. Additionally the bike has a round Watts display and a red LED readout for stats such as calories burned, heart rate and incline. iFit makes it easy to log and export your stats automatically too.

The Studio Exercise Bike has incline settings from -15 percent to +15 percent. With incline training you can burn calories more efficiently, trigger your muscles in different ways, and prepare for outdoor rides. iFit makes the most of the automated incline/decline by delivering customized Google Maps workouts with streaming views of real landscapes.

Pedals on ProForm Studio bikes give you a choice of toe clips on one side and straps on the other. The pedals can also be exchanged with others; they have universal design.

The bike seat is cushioned and very adjustable. It moves 4″ forward/back and 13″ vertically. Like the pedals, the seat can be customized too.

Built into the bike frame are holders for small dumbbells (included) and a water bottle.

Caster wheels and levelers are attached for easy moving and stable set-up.

SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance helps make this bike home-friendly. Challenge levels are suitable for beginners through experienced outdoor cyclists.

Warranty & Guarantee

The manufacturer’s warranty package includes:

– Frame: Lifetime

– Parts: 3 Years

– Labor: 1 year

ProForm sells the bike with a 30-day money back guarantee.


ProForm’s Studio is a favorite new exercise bike under $1,000. If you already own a tablet computer, and you’re looking to save money, the Studio is a great way to access top-notch spin classes and get total-body personal training without traveling across town. This entry-level model is just as durable as the upgrades with their own touch-screens (Studio Bike Pro and Studio Bike Pro 22) and can keep you moving for years.

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