The Sunny SF-B1001 Indoor Cycling Bike is a simple exercise bike with no fancy features; built for a no nonsense fitness enthusiast. It has got most of the features found in more expensive bikes and even exceeds many of them in performance. Some of the features that [Read the full review]
The Stamina 1350 Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike is the type of exercise equipment that fits use for all kinds of people, from young and old to professional athletes and amateurs. This is because it is designed to not put too much strain on someone’s back and [Read the full review]
The Schwinn A10 Upright Exercise Bike is a bike that has got many if not all of the features found in more expensive exercise equipment. Features like heart rate monitoring, preset workout programs, magnetic resistance system just to mention but a few. Because of this features, many [Read the full review]
The Sunny Folding Recumbent Bike is one of the most convenient and simplest exercise bikes to ever be built. It has been built with just the right amount of features and unlike many exercise bikes, its frame can be folded for easy storage. Some of the features [Read the full review]
The Livestrong LS5.0U Upright Bike is a great exercise bike that has been approved for use by experts in the fields of sport medicine. The company which manufactures this bike is associated with famous names like Lance Armstrong which means that it is a quality product [Read the full review]
The Sunny SF-B1002 Indoor Cycling Bike is an exercise bike that doesn’t need a lot of lip service to promote it. For it already sells itself with its good reputation. It has a strong steel frame which as many already know; lasts long. Other features that it has [Read the full review]
The FitDesk Semi-Recumbent Pedal Desk is the type of exercise equipment that suits people who like to multitask and use their time constructively. It is built to safely accommodate modern day electronics like laptops, tablets and iPads thus helping its users meet the needs of fast [Read the full review]
The Bladez Fitness Jet GS Indoor Bike is an exercise bike to treasure and adore. It has got many features that make it one of a kind and has a good look to it. Some of these features are the 40 pound flywheel which provides the tension [Read the full review]
The Proform 315 CSX Recumbent Bike is a special type of home exercise bike. This is because it has been fitted with the latest tech features like iFit live technology which makes the whole workout experience a lot more interesting. This iFit Live technology allows you to [Read the full review]
Most of us have some sort of exercise equipment in our homes. Dumbbells and jump ropes do not take up much space, but bulky exercise equipment does.
With the economy under great stress, nobody wants to dedicate a whole room of their apartment to exercise machines, whether they are treadmills or elliptical trainers.
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A Folding exercise bike delivers a workout experience similar to its non-foldable counterparts, while giving you the convenience of folding it up and putting away in seconds. We have accumulated a list of a wide variety of folding exercise bikes, so that it would be easy for you to buy the right one.
But before you go about choosing and buying the folding exercise bike that is right for you, here are some points that you should keep in mind.
Folding Recumbent Exercise Bike vs. Folding Upright Exercise Bike
Here we provide you with the pros and cons of the two most common types of folding exercise bikes.
Folding Recumbent Exercise Bike – Features
- Relaxed seat position
- Back support
- Not similar to a road bike
- Great for people with lower back problems.
Overall, these are ideal for old folks, who give a greater preference to comfort while working out as opposed to an intense workout exercise.
The Stamina 15-0200 InTone Folding Recumbent Exercise Bike provides you all the usual gadgets (like calorie counting) with the help of its attached console. Priced around $190, this is a sure bargain.
Folding Upright Exercise Bike – Features
- Has a road bike feeling, with the handle bars and everything else
- Good for intense workouts
The Confidence Fitness Space Saving X Bike is one of the most effective upright bikes available in the market to give you aerobic exercises. It is priced around $135 – quite economical. You can burn your calories without any impact on the joints, and increase your metabolism.
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If you are looking for a roadside bike version of an exercise machine and are likely to have intense workouts, then a folding upright exercise bike should be your pick. For old folks with back problems, recumbent bikes are the best option due to their comfort and support.
Resistance Options – Magnetic and Manual
Both of the above mentioned folding exercise bikes come with two options for resistance offered to your peddling power. These are manual resistance and magnetic resistance adjustment.
Manual resistance option
- Manually adjustable belt
- Limited console aid (the console does not provide a comprehensive feedback)
MagneTrainer ER Mini Exercise Bike Arm and Leg Exerciser is a sturdy mini-size adjustable bike, priced around $190.00. It provides workout options for the thighs as well as the upper body.
Magnetic resistance option
- Automatically adjustable resistance
- Wide range of exercise routines
If you prefer a quieter folding exercise bike, a slightly more expensive option is magnetic resistance.
The Stamina 1300 Magnetic Resistance Upright Bike is a good option – it is geared for providing low-impact aerobic exercises and an easy to read monitor display. (This is not a folding exercise bike, but is quite compact. You can always read detailed reviews of foldable exercise bikes – just look for them in the right sidebar)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are these bikes bulky?
Bikes come in different models, some are foldable and others are not. The most significant difference between the two is their weight.
You would definitely not be moving a heavy recumbent bike which is not foldable! But if you take a portable bike into perspective, you would find them lighter and easy to move around.
For overweight people or people with back problems, foldable exercise bikes are the only option, as the other ones require a lot of force to move about.