Upright bikes from the biggest brands

A stationary exercise bike is easy-to-use cardiovascular equipment. These bikes offer an impact-free aerobic workout that strengthens and tones the leg and gluteal muscles.

The popularity and reliability of exercise bikes have increased significantly in recent years, in part due to the success of the spinning classes offered by health clubs and the demand of an aging audience looking for low-impact forms of exercise.

Upright bike C1 GO

Life Fitness - Home

Upright bike C1 GO Life Fitness

 Brand-new device

870 € in.VAT725 € ex.VAT

Upright bike Bike 600

Technogym - XT Pro

Upright bike Bike 600 Technogym

Listed price 3 576 € in.VAT

918 € in.VAT765 € ex.VAT

Upright bike C7000

Matrix - Johnson

Upright bike C7000 Matrix

Listed price 2 760 € in.VAT

1 026 € in.VAT855 € ex.VAT

Upright bike C8000

Matrix - Johnson

Upright bike C8000 Matrix

Listed price 2 773,20 € in.VAT

1 038 € in.VAT865 € ex.VAT

Upright bike U9500HR

Life Fitness - Next Generation

Upright bike U9500HR Life Fitness

Listed price 5 278,80 € in.VAT

1 062 € in.VAT885 € ex.VAT

Upright bike U1X

Matrix - 1X

Upright bike U1X Matrix

Listed price 2 880 € in.VAT

1 182 € in.VAT985 € ex.VAT

Upright bike C1 Track Connect

Life Fitness - Home

Upright bike C1 Track Connect Life Fitness

 Brand-new device

1 260 € in.VAT1 050 € ex.VAT

Hybrid bike H5X

Matrix - 5X

Hybrid bike H5X Matrix

Listed price 4 852,80 € in.VAT

1 278 € in.VAT1 065 € ex.VAT

Upright bike UBX

Star Trac - S Series

Upright bike UBX Star Trac

Listed price 3 151,20 € in.VAT

1 302 € in.VAT1 085 € ex.VAT

Upright bike U3X

Matrix - 3X

Upright bike U3X Matrix

Listed price 3 651,60 € in.VAT

1 386 € in.VAT1 155 € ex.VAT

Upright bike UB

Star Trac - E Series

Upright bike UB Star Trac

Listed price 3 585,60 € in.VAT

1 410 € in.VAT1 175 € ex.VAT

Upright Bike UBK615

Precor - Assurance Series

Upright Bike UBK615 Precor

Listed price 3 546 € in.VAT

1 422 € in.VAT1 185 € ex.VAT

Recent models are becoming more sophisticated and no longer just display speed and distance but also offer many programs that manage the pace of exercise, count burned calories and measure heart rate. Some exercise bikes can even connect to the internet, allowing users to keep track of their workout results and track progress.

There are two main types of exercise bikes: upright or recumbent. An upright bike looks like a normal road bike with a vertical orientation and the handlebars at the front while on the recumbent bike the practitioner sits against a backrest with his legs forward. Experts differ on the advantages of one over the other and tend to say that it is a matter of personal preference.

We are interested here in upright bikes because they allow a greater variety of movements: we can stand on the pedals if the resistance is equivalent to a steep slope or lean forward to the extreme, like a cyclist, in a moment of sustained effort. Note that users with stenosis or osteoarthritis will likely find the upright position more comfortable.

The advantages of the upright bike

  • Bikes generally require very little maintenance. Keeping the chain clean and oiled or cleaning the belt regularly solves most potential problems.
  • The basic exercise, pedaling, is simple. So, there is no need to understand the machine.
  • This device generates very little impact. There is therefore little risk of injury.

The disadvantages of the upright bike

  • Bikes are exclusively focused on exercising the legs. Practitioners should therefore take care to also work the upper body to obtain a balanced training.

What to Check Before Buying an Upright Bike

Obviously, the best is to test several bikes in advance in fitness centers or specialized stores. In any case, here are the characteristics to check before making your final choice on a device:

  • An easily adjustable seat. Ideally, when standing next to the machine, the seat should be at hip height. We are not on a road bike, so choose wide pedals with a strap to keep your feet in place.
  • The screen must be readable and easily accessible to adjust the resistance and control the information about distance, speed, time, burned calories, etc.
  • Enough space between the seat and the handles for easy entry and exit
  • A heart rate monitor that allows users to make sure they are at the right level of effort. The most expensive machines prefer wireless chest straps which are more precise than the sensors located at the handles.