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DKN AM-3i Exercise Bike View

DKN AM-3i Exercise Bike

Effectively improve cardiovascular fitness levels with the DKN AM-3i exercise bike that offers efficient and comfortable lower body training with its 11kg smooth-working flywheel, and 32 digital levels of magnetic resistance. The machine features 4 user profiles for more accurate settings and a wide selection of 18 programmes (including 1 manual, 3 user-defined, 12 pre-set, as well as heart rate control and Watt training options) to keep yourself challenged and motivated. Crucial workout data is provided on a clear, multi-colour LCD display, whilst heart rate can be easily measured via hand pulse sensors or a Bluetooth 4.0 wireless receiver with an optional chest strap. For a comfortable riding position, the bike offers a large, adjustable, gel covered seat and adjustable handlebars. Plus, it is compatible with Vescape and Kinomap fitness apps to give you access to unlimited interactive workout options. To make fitness time multi-tasking time, the machine has an integrated tablet holder.

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Viavito Satori Exercise Bike View

Viavito Satori Exercise Bike

For an enjoyable and motivating workout experience, the Viavito Satori exercise bike won’t disappoint. Its 9kg (19.8lbs) flywheel ensures smooth riding with 32 levels of computer-controlled magnetic resistance to vary the intensity and get your legs working harder. The 20 workout programmes present a challenge to get you pedalling towards your fitness goals. Measure heart rate via the hand pulse sensors or the wireless receiver (chest strap optional) and see your progress using the four heart rate control workouts. 4 user profiles allow feedback, shown on the dual colour backlit LCD display, to be personalised by saving gender, age, height and weight info. Comfort is critical for successful riding which is why the large seat is padded and adjustable horizontally and vertically, the handlebars are adjustable and there is a conveniently located bottle holder.

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ProForm 325 CSX Recumbent Exercise Bike View

ProForm 325 CSX Recumbent Exercise Bike

Made to motivate you to reach your goals and provide effective and enjoyable workout sessions, the ProForm 325 CSX recumbent exercise bike offers a 7kg (15.4lbs) inertia-enhanced flywheel for smooth and quiet operation. Thanks to 22 digital levels of SMR Silent™ Magnetic Resistance, you can vary the intensity of each session, whereas an impressive choice of 25 programmes helps to keep yourself challenged. The bike is compatible with iFit® Coach BLE technology to ensure unlimited online training options and has a clear round Watts LED display with Endurance, Tempo and Peak zones. For a comfortable workout position, there is a sliding saddle with lumbar support and to attach a music source and entertain yourself while exercising, the machine features a music port for iPod/mp3 player and stereo speakers. Plus, thanks to an adjustable tablet holder, you can multi-task while working out.

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DKN AM-E Exercise Bike View

DKN AM-E Exercise Bike

The DKN AM-E exercise bike is equipped with an 8kg (17.6lbs) flywheel ensuring quiet operation and offers 32 levels of resistance enabling you to adjust the intensity of each workout. The AM-E’s console offers feedback on the most important workout statistics including time, speed, distance, calories, pulse, recovery, Watts and RPM, while the heart rate can be measured with the pulse grip sensors or a wireless receiver with an optional chest strap. The exercise bike features a manual, 12 pre-set programmes, as well as a user mode, target HR mode and a Watt mode to help you achieve the training goals faster.

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NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike View

NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike

Offering increased motion smoothness for a comparable to natural cycling experience, the NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro exercise bike features a 9kg (19.8lbs) effective inertia flywheel with 25 levels of digital Silent Magnetic Resistance adding more challenge to each workout if necessary. The resistance can be easily changed with OneTouch™ Controls, and the machine provides plenty of training variation with 30 pre-set programmes, as well as iFit Coach BLE technology which allows for biking around the world, including famous routes and beautiful sceneries. The GX 4.4 offers comfort-providing customisation including oversized cushioned saddle which can be adjusted vertically and horizontally. To track your workout progress, there is a readable 5’’ backlit display showing the usual cycling data, and for entertainment, the machine comes with auxiliary music port and built-in two speakers. The ergonomic pedals can be optimised as well to ensure pleasant and comfortable biking experience.

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DKN RB-4i Recumbent Exercise Bike View

DKN RB-4i Recumbent Exercise Bike

Get cycling in style and reduce the risk of injury with the DKN RB-4i recumbent exercise bike. It boasts a heavy 11kg (24lbs) flywheel and a wide range of 32 digital resistance levels to take your workout to another level. The multifunctional colour LCD display is large and allows you to track your stats including speed, time, distance, watts, calories burned and heart rate. There are 12 pre-installed programmes to choose from and 4 user profiles for storing your personalised data. You can measure your heart rate easily thanks to the accurate pulse grip sensors in the hand rests or using an optional chest strap as the bike has a Bluetooth Smart wireless receiver built in. The seat is extra-padded and includes a comfortable back rest. Plus, the Bluetooth connectivity and the compatible Vescape and Kinomap apps let you design, programme and perform your workout and deliver many more premium options to explore.

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Exercise Bikes

The exercise bike is a very popular piece of fitness equipment found in homes and gyms the world over. Why is it so popular? For starters, exercise bikes are easy to use, effective fitness tools, versatile and practical and they don’t have to break the bank.

We’re going to look at them in some detail here, explaining some of the important things to consider before buying an exercise bike. Did you know, for example, that there are different types of exercise bike that suit different purposes? Keep reading to find out about this and much more!

What can an exercise bike do for me?

Cycling on an exercise bike is cardiovascular activity and as a result it will improve your overall fitness and help you stay healthier. Regular cycling will burn calories, help you lose weight, increase your stamina, build up your muscles and provide many other related health benefits.

Plus, stationary cycling is impact free, so there’s no extra stress placed on your ankles, knees, back and other joints and body parts. This means it’s very friendly on your body and makes indoor cycling a highly popular exercise activity for people of all ages and fitness levels.

What types of bikes are there and which is for me?

Now we know that indoor cycling is beneficial it’s time to look at the bikes themselves. There are 3 types of exercise bike: upright, recumbent and Indoor cycles.

Upright – these offer a sitting position replicating that experienced on a road bike, you can also lean forward although obviously you work your core more in the upright position. These are very popular, delivering solid workouts, not taking up too much floor space in the home and appealing to a very wide range of users.

Recumbent – the seats on a recumbent bike are reclined with back support, which obviously rests the abdominals and lower back. But the revised seating position accesses a greater proportion of your back leg muscles (glutes and hamstrings) while you cycle. Recumbents are especially suitable for those more out of shape or who are recovering from an injury, offering lower intensity riding and increased comfort.

Indoor cycles – upright bikes with a chain-driven pedalling system that is closer to a real riding experience. Resistance is set by turning a manual dial. An indoor bike is probably the best choice if you’re a cyclist in training or want to concentrate more on performance or do interval training.

How do I choose the bike for me?

The first and foremost step is to decide which of the above types of bike suits your needs best. Having an idea of your budget is also important – you could spend under £100 on a bike or over £5000! For under £100 you’re looking at simpler bikes with more basic build and features although there are compact folding bikes at this price point (see Storage below).

From about £200 to £1500 you’ll find a choice of uprights, recumbents and indoor cycles to meet most home workout needs. Upwards of £2000 you’re looking at more commercial quality machines.

Resistance is an important consideration because as you get fitter you’ll need to increase the resistance to challenge yourself and continue improving. Most upright and recumbent bikes will have magnetic resistance with a number of levels which you control via buttons on the console or handlebars. Indoor cycles have manual resistance usually controlled via a hand knob. You can also find air bikes, where the resistance is related to how hard you pedal.

A selection of workout programs will keep you interested and challenged. Pre-set workouts, where the computer takes you through a defined session, can be scaled up in intensity as you get fitter by increased the resistance level.

The weight of the flywheel has an impact on the smoothness of the riding motion. 7kg and above is a good level for most bikes, though some have ones weighing well over double this! More basic or compact bikes tends to have quite light flywheels, meaning the bike is easier to carry and store.

What ‘extras’ do bikes have?

User profiles, heart rate measurement, tablet and smartphone connectivity, interactive functions like iFit and other workout apps via Bluetooth, speakers and audio inputs are all available on certain bikes. These are by no means essential but can enhance your sessions and encourage you to use your bike more. It’s worth remembering that some manufacturers will focus on the quality of the parts and build rather than extra features.

What if I want to store it?

Exercise bikes don’t generally weigh as much as other cardio equipment, but even so they won’t fit in most cupboards. That is unless you choose a folding bike. These are extremely practical where space is limited as they are light and fold, so you can store it away when not in use and quickly and easily place it in the desired location when you’re ready to ride.

How do I get started?

Now you’ve got more of an idea about exercise bikes, it’s time to start looking for your new fitness companion. Head up this page to begin browsing our range of top quality home exercise bikes. There are filters to refine your search by price, bike type and brand.

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