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.

VisioWeb 10 pieces set

Technogym - Excite New

VisioWeb 10 pieces set Technogym

Listed price 74 289,60 € in.VAT

37 194 € in.VAT30 995 € ex.VAT

Engage 9 pieces set

Life Fitness - Elevation

Engage 9 pieces set Life Fitness

Listed price 87 924 € in.VAT

30 234 € in.VAT25 195 € ex.VAT

500 10 pieces set

Technogym - Excite

500 10 pieces set Technogym

Listed price 65 305,68 € in.VAT

24 114 € in.VAT20 095 € ex.VAT

5X New 10 pieces set

Matrix - 5X

5X New 10 pieces set Matrix

Listed price 68 797,20 € in.VAT

23 394 € in.VAT19 495 € ex.VAT

Silver 10 pieces set

Life Fitness - Silver

Silver 10 pieces set Life Fitness

Listed price 78 216 € in.VAT

22 674 € in.VAT18 895 € ex.VAT

8000 10 pieces set

Matrix - Johnson

8000 10 pieces set Matrix

Listed price 48 548,40 € in.VAT

14 754 € in.VAT12 295 € ex.VAT

Upright bike Discover SE3HD

Life Fitness - Platinum Club Series

Upright bike Discover SE3HD Life Fitness

 Brand-new device

6 642 € in.VAT5 535 € ex.VAT

Upright bike Bike Unity

Technogym - Artis

Upright bike Bike Unity Technogym

Listed price 9 528 € in.VAT

4 914 € in.VAT4 095 € ex.VAT

Upright bike Bike Unity

Technogym - Excite New

Upright bike Bike Unity Technogym

Listed price 6 042,96 € in.VAT

4 074 € in.VAT3 395 € ex.VAT

Upright bike 95C Discover SE

Life Fitness - Elevation

Upright bike 95C Discover SE Life Fitness

Listed price 8 382,53 € in.VAT

3 594 € in.VAT2 995 € ex.VAT

Upright bike Bike Visioweb

Technogym - Excite New

Upright bike Bike Visioweb Technogym

Listed price 4 732,56 € in.VAT

3 474 € in.VAT2 895 € ex.VAT

Upright bike U7XI

Matrix - 7X

Upright bike U7XI Matrix

Listed price 9 692,40 € in.VAT

3 354 € in.VAT2 795 € 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.