The Best Home Exercise Bikes for Fun Workouts Anytime (Wall Street Journal)

Posted: Oct 13, 2023 in In the News

This article originally appeared in Wall Street Journal "Buy Side" on October 13, 2023.


The Best Home Exercise Bikes for Fun Workouts Anytime

By Heather Mayer Irvine

Although we’re no longer confined to our home gyms, there’s something nice about having our workout space within arm’s reach. In fact, many exercisers still prefer at-home workouts, according to a report from the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association, an industry trade group. Indoor cycling can be a particularly effective workout, whether you’re just trying to stay active or seeking to improve power and performance. 

Over the course of several months, we spoke with experts who shared their top factors to consider when choosing an exercise bike, and then we got riding. Whether you want the “best of the best” bike with every bell and whistle or a more streamlined version to just move your legs, there is an option for everyone. We found the Peloton Bike is the best exercise bike for most people, while the Schwinn IC4 (and the identical Bowflex C6) is a more bare-bones option for those who want to use another app, or no app at all. 

Best overall exercise bike

To better understand the indoor cycling space and what consumers should look for when purchasing exercise bikes, I spoke with Jennifer Sage, founder of the Indoor Cycling Association; Olympic gold medalist and Zwift ambassador Kristin Armstrong; Cedric Bryant, Ph.D., president and chief science officer for the American Council on Exercise; and Joel Press, M.D., physiatrist-in-chief at Hospital for Special Surgery.
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