After researching over 70 exercise bikes, and using a majority, we've decided to create a list of the 10 best exercise bikes at various budgets. This isn't a comprehensive list like some of our others, but rather quick suggestions depending on how much you have to spend.

There are some wonderful, dare I say, magical perks to working out at home. You can roll out of bed, throw on those shorts that may be a 'little' too ripe to wear in public, forget about combing out your bed head hair, skip the mouthwash, and hit the work out grind from the comfort of your garage, living room, spare bedroom, or wherever you have found space for your set up.  The thing about a home gym is that you may not have commercial-level equipment that gives you the same work out as you get in a commercial-level gym. This is 2020 friends...time to change that! You can have a commercial-level gym experience complete with a killer exercise bike in your home gym. Here's the a sea of options how do I know what equipment to purchase? I want the best bang for my buck, dog on it! We want to help you with that...what can we say, you're our people. We've compiled 10 of the best exercise bikes that we've tested at all budget levels so no matter how much you plan to spend, you can get a great bike.

1. Rogue Echo Bike

Air Bike Top Pick
Rogue Echo Bike
(12 ratings & reviews)
The Rogue Echo Bike combines heavy-duty steel, precision engineering, and convenient customization to forge a stronger, sturdier fan bike. Overbuilt for a Smoother Ride This overbuilt 127LB, 350LB weight limit unit provides a rock solid foundation for max output bursts, while still offering easy portability around the gym via a set of 1" polyurethane front wheels. A quiet, belt-driven steel fan blade produces a smooth, consistent ride, while a high-contrast, battery-powered LCD console allows athletes to track intervals, distance, calories burned, heart rate, and more. Rogue Fitness (Rogue) warrants that the ECHO Bike (Product) shall be free from defect in material and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase when the product is used under normal uses and conditions and as recommended in the User Guide. Weighing in at 127LB, 350LB weight limit, the Echo Bike is not the wobbling breed of exercise bike. Its reinforced steel construction gives it the rigidity and balance to help eliminate sways and bumps during even max output bursts, and the fan’s steady response delivers a uniquely consistent, smooth riding experience. For added stability, we’ve included rubber leveling feet under each base tube. These feet adapt to your flooring and provide added “stick,” helping to level the bike even if it’s not on a level surface. The mounted LCD console measures 6.375" x 6.375" and features a crystal clear, high contrast display. Athletes can select or create a wide range of modes, including Intervals (20/10, 10/20 or a custom Work/Rest interval), Target (choose a goal Time, Distance or Calories and the console will count down based on your selection), and Heart Rate Tracking (please note that a heart rate transmitter is required to send data, but is not included). The console runs on two AA batteries, which are included. The Echo Bike is built with a range of durable steel tubing (2x3", 1.25x3", and 1.625x3.125" steel finished in a texture black powdercoat. The adjustable padded seat locks into 8 different height settings and 5 front-to-back settings, and the 1.5” diameter rubber grip handles are welded directly to the bike’s arms for added rigidity. A steel step plate is provided along with knurled 4.5" long rotating foot pegs and rubber-tread pedals. The fan itself is a belt-driven, precision steel blade. Assembly is required to set-up the Echo Bike, but all necessary tools and black hardware are included standard with your order, along with easy step-by-step guidelines. While the fully constructed bike is a beast, we’ve included a set of 1" wide polyurethane wheels at the front of the unit, allowing it to be rolled around the gym or stored out of the way with ease. Additional Specifications: Patent Pending Design Quality Steel Construction for Dependable Stability Height: 52.75" (to top of handles) Length: 58.875" (overall with seat in position furthest from fan cage) Width: 29.875" (at handles - widest point) Footprint: 44.5" x 23.75" LCD Console Display (Batteries Included) with customizable modes Belt Driven Steel Fan Adjustable Seat with 8 height and 5 front/back settings 1.5” diameter rubber grip handles Rubber-tread Pedals Texture Black powdercoat finish Rubber Leveling Feet All Hardware & Assembly Tools Included Weight: 127LB, 350LB weight limit

Looking for a bike that is the most likely to survive the Apocolypse? Rogue has definitely outdone themselves with this one. The Rogue Echo Bike is a well-built machine that is basically a deconstructed version of a Rogue Squat Rack. With its combined rock-solid foundation and smooth ride, it's at the top of the game. It uses a belt drive system that requires virtually no maintenance and a monitor that tracks useful metrics. It is heavy, so be aware of this if you plan to move it, however, it has wheels on the front that make it easier to do so.

We’ve reviewed the Echo Bike in-depth via video and multiple articles because we like it that much. For most of our readers, this is the bike we suggest due to its durability, warranty, availability, and ease of use. If you want to be absolutely smoked at the end of a workout without having to learn a lot of technique or put a lot of thought into it, the Echo Bike is king.

The Echo Bike isn’t the only air bike on our list for our 10 Best Exercise Bikes, but it was picked as our Top Pick for the Best Air Bike for the past two years running.

2. Concept 2 BikeErg

Best Air Bike W/ Out Arms
Concept 2 BikeErg
(8 ratings & reviews)
The BikeErg is the latest innovation from the makers of the Concept2 Indoor Rower and SkiErg. Utilizing the same advanced engineering principles and PM5 performance monitor as those time-tested machines, the BikeErg is also lighter in weight than most stationary bikes and closer in feel to actual outdoor riding. The design is built around precision flywheel air resistance, creating a workout customized to any athlete who uses it. As you pedal harder, the intensity and challenge of the workout increases accordingly. At the same time, the inclusion of a clutch lets you freewheel like a standard bicycle, while a wide damper range re-creates the effect of changing gears. The Concept2 BikeErg is portable, easy to assemble, and designed with an adjustable saddle and handlebars. Users can even decide to attach their own bicycle seat, handlebars or pedals (most styles are compatible) to create the ultimate custom indoor bike. Rather than a chain, the BikeErg features high-strength, self-tensioning polygroove belts, greatly reducing the sound output and making set-up practical in any room of the house. Included standard with the unit, the PM5 Performance Monitor offers a wide range of instant data feedback, including pace, watts, cadence (rpm) and calories. These statistics are then saved and stored automatically in the monitor’s memory or an optional USB stick. The PM5 has both Bluetooth and ANT+ wireless options, so you can connect to most wireless heart rate belts, as well as Concept2’s ErgData app and other third party apps. The PM5 takes two D-cell batteries and the power is generated by the flywheel when you ride, saving on battery life. Like the Concept2 Rowers and SkiErg, the BikeErg uses air resistance generated by a fanned flywheel. This makes the machine directly responsive to your own output as you pedal. The inclusion of a special damper also re-creates the effect of shifting gears on a standard bicycle, as the user can alter the amount of air going into the flywheel. By changing settings, you can simulate the experience of a straightaway ride or a challenging uphill climb. The BikeErg is uniquely customizable to the skill sets and preferences of any athlete, regardless of size or experience. Additional Specifications: Flywheel Indoor Fitness Bike Footprint: 48” x 24” Weight: 58LB (26KG) Construction: Welded aluminum frame, steel feet Finish: Black powder coat frame, anodized posts Polygroove belts with self-tensioning system - quiet operation Adjustable seat and handles Damper for adjusting airflow to flywheel Clutch for freewheeling PM5 Performance Monitor BikeErg Product Manual with Performance Monitor Quick Start Guide Tools and instructions for assembly included

The Concept 2 BikeErg is the bike that when released absolutely took the CrossFit world by storm (largely because it was made by Concept 2 which dominates the rowing machine market.) The BikeErg was first off, not designed for CrossFitters (same with their rowers,) although it’s great for those that compete and train for CrossFit, it’s actually designed more with traditional cyclists in mind.

We reviewed the BikeErg when it was initially released (in fact, at that time we had to call into Concept 2 to make our order) and despite it being absolutely used and abused in my garage gym as well as my personal training studio, it's as good as it was on day one.

Now if you're wondering if the BikeErg delivers a killer workout, the answer is a resounding, YES! It’s different than a traditional spin bike in that it uses a flywheel and damper system who’s resistance is wind rather than a brake, but regardless of this, the BikeErg can absolutely make you cry like a little girl if used properly.

Concept 2 has, essentially, taken what they do exceedingly well, building very durable and effective equipment like the Model D Rower (which is by far my favorite,) and applied it to a spin bike equivalent. It’s not the most aesthetically pleasing design I will admit, but it is made to take a beating and keep on going. We have over 1M Meters on the one that we’ve been testing for a few years and it still performs like it did on day one without any maintenance. Now that’s special.

3. Peloton Indoor Exercise Bike

Ultimate Smart Bike
Peloton Indoor Exercise Bike
(1 ratings & reviews)
The Peloton Bike: the only exercise bike streaming indoor cycling classes to your home live and on-demand.

Honestly, how could we not include the Peloton Bike? There are few pieces of gym equipment that have revolutionized the home gym training market quite as much as the Peloton Bike. Yes, we've all seen the's not just hype, this bike is revolutionary and has changed the industry. Is it pricey? Yes. Do you get what you pay for? Yes. Is it one of the most immersive training experiences you'll find from the comfort of your home? Yes. Yes. Yes.

The reason we recommend the Peloton Bike is not because it’s built extremely well. In fact, the bike itself isn’t all that good. Reviews constantly mention it breaking down, warranty replacements taking a while, and just an overall bad experience with the hardware on the bike. However, what causes people to continue flocking to the bike like seagulls on a trash-filled beach? The experience. Seriously, there is nothing else like the Peloton Bike experience. We’ve tested and reviewed many of the alternative options (and even have some recommended on this list) but few can compare to the feeling of taking a Peloton Spin Class.

An exercise bike is only as good as the workout it produces. If you don’t use it, it’s worthless outside of the clothes you use to hang on it for drying purposes. This is why Peloton is so great. Nearly every rider who owns a Peloton Bike works out more than they would without it because of the live classes. If you struggle to workout at home and have the money to spend, Peloton is truly your best option.

4. Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle

The Premiere Spin Bike
Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle
(1 ratings & reviews)
More than 20 years ago, Keiser set out to create a bike that would exceed the demands of indoor cycling. Designed around you, an indoor bike that fits riders of all body shapes and sizes; a bike that achieves a quiet but true road bike experience inside your home; and the only stationery bike built in the United States to ensure the tightest quality control. And we accomplished it all with THE SIMPLEST OF ENGINEERING DESIGNS. The use of any exercise equipment, including the Keiser M3i bike or any fixed gear bike, without proper instruction and supervision violates the terms of this agreement for purchase of such products. The inability to stop pedaling on a fixed gear bike before the flywheel stops may be dangerous to anyone riding, especially anyone that does not recognize or respect the potential danger. Therefore, users, agents, or anyone directing the use of said equipment shall determine the suitability of the product for its intended use, and said parties are specifically put on notice that they shall assume all risk and liability in connection herewith.

Looking for the best spin bike you can buy? The Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle is that bike. There’s a reason nearly every luxury commercial gym in the world has rooms filled with M3i’s and it’s not just because of the name, but because of the quality of the components used.

Sure, there’s no screen or live classes available for the bike (although you could easily get a Peloton Subscription and add an iPad to the bike,) but the physical Peloton Bike can’t compare to any Keiser Spin Bikes, let alone the M3i. One of the things the Keiser bikes are known for is how smooth they are to ride. We would be hard-pressed to find any type of exercise bike that is as smooth or as durable as a Keiser.

One thing that makes the Keiser so durable is the fact that it’s the only indoor bike built in the USA and uses extremely high-end components. Pretty much everything on the bike is metal and it is also completely adjustable. The seat height, handle height, seat angle, and the forward and backward travel of both the seat and handlebars are adjustable. The design is most similar to a road-bike frame which is a big audience for Keiser.

Not everything on the Keiser is perfect, however. The biggest drawback to the bike is the price. Their primary audience is commercial gyms, but there are many home gym owners that want the best and don’t mind paying for it. If you’re in that camp, then you can’t go wrong with the M3i, although there are certainly cheaper spin bikes that are still high quality.

5. Assault AirBike

The CrossFit Bike
Assault AirBike
(10 ratings & reviews)
ASSAULT AIRBIKE Finally, a heavy-duty exercise bike designed directly from the feedback of athletes and coaches. The Assault AirBike reinvents and retools nearly every component of the traditional fan bike, from the frame construction to the crank, pedals, monitor and more. The series is designed and tested in the USA by the experienced team at LifeCORE Fitness in Carlsbad, California. Using air resistance, the Assault AirBike scales automatically to how hard you want to work. The harder you pedal, the greater the resistance. It's simple physics with big benefits. The great thing about the Assault AirBike is that it can work for a beginner, a rehabbing athlete, or a seasoned pro training at the highest levels of competition—no matter their sport, body type, or ambition. While fanbikes have existed for nearly half a century, modern advances in their design and function have made them increasingly in-demand among military personnel, pro and college sports teams, competitive cyclists and sprinters, and high performance athletes from the cross-training ranks. The key: you set your own pace. The resistance adapts to your own output, and the bike’s multiple, custom seat adjustments make for a more comfortable, customized ride. In the age of smartphones and tablets, an old-fashioned, clunky fitness bike monitor simply doesn’t cut it. The Assault AirBike’s state-of-the-art LCD display console is still easy to navigate at the push of a button, but your customization options—from on-board programs to instant, multi-faceted monitor feedback—is almost limitless. Athletes can simultaneously track their heart rate, speed, RPM, time, calories burned, and more. Even watts can be monitored with precision accuracy, thanks to the AirBike’s 20-horsepower electric motor and carefully calibrated torque measurement meter. You won’t just feel the effects of a good workout, you’ll be able to see the science behind it in real time. LifeCORE threw out many of the old stationary bike manufacturing methods and focused on a powerful new 21st century bike that could handle daily abuse at the best gyms in the world. Each bike is equipped with a thick-gauge chro-moly steel frame, with at least 1-2 sealed cartridge bearings in EVERY single pivot—from the flywheels and pedals to the bottom bracket and linkage arms. There are over 20 bearings in all, unmatched by most fitness bikes in the industry. The goal isn’t just reliability—it’s zero wobble and zero maintenance required over thousands of hours of use. Specifications: LCD screen outputs: Watts – RPM -- Calories – Heart Rate -- Distance – Time – Odometer – Interval Training (Tabata and custom) Heavy Duty Steel Frame eliminates side-to-side movement 25" diameter steel fan Hybrid seat with multi-adjustment options Industrial powder coating for durability Reinforced pedals and crank 20 sealed cartridge bearings, utilized in every pivot

And the winner for most popular AirBike goes too...the Assault AirBike. The Assault Bike is the most popular air bike currently available, largely because it’s been used in the CrossFit Games and in a ton of different CrossFit Affiliate Gyms, but also because it was the first Airdyne-type bike to come to market that didn’t look like it belonged in your Grandma’s basement (no offense Grandma.)

Ultimately, the Assault AirBike has a time-tested solid design with an oversized fan and chain drive system. It’s certainly not our favorite air bike (the Rogue Echo Bike takes the cake on that,) but there are a ton of people who still absolutely love their Assault Bike. One of the reasons we aren’t so high on the Assault Bike is due to its chain-drive system. Chain drives are notorious for requiring much more maintenance and experience failures more often than a belt drive system like what is seen on the Schwinn AD Pro Airdyne and Rogue Echo Bike.

That said, if you don’t mind getting your wrenches out every so often and lubing the chains here and there, the Assault AirBike is a proven fan bike. If you’re training for the CrossFit Games or just want an AirBike that starts and stops easier and quicker than the Echo Bike, then this is a great option for the price.

6. Sunny Health and Fitness SF-B1002 Belt Drive Indoor Cycling Trainer

Budget Spin Bike Option
Sunny Health and Fitness SF-B1002 Belt Drive Indoor Cycling Trainer
(1 ratings & reviews)
STATIONARY BIKE: The sturdy steel frame, heavy 49 lb weighted flywheel and 275 maximum user weight gives this bike a rock solid build that will keep it moving ride after ride. RESISTANCE: Resistance system gives you the experience of a realistic, real-road feeling. Push down emergency brake will bring the bike to an immediate stop. SILENT RIDE: Experience a smooth and quiet ride with the maintenance free belt drive system which allows you to workout without interrupting your workout or anyone around you. CUSTOMIZABILITY: 4-Way adjustable seat and 2-way adjustable handlebars adapt to any user type. Use the toe clip pedals with straps to keep your feet in place. BOTTLE HOLDER: Stay hydrated throughout your workout. This convenient bottle holder is built into the frame for easy access.FOOT PEDAL STYLE: caged

The Sunny Health and Fitness SF-B1002 Belt Drive Indoor Cycling Trainer (wow that’s a mouthful) is a budget-friendly spin bike. You've probably never heard of it and that's because all they make are exercise bikes and the only place they sell them is Amazon. This is a super quiet, belt-driven bike that won't drown out the tv while you're getting in your afternoon workout.

The SF-B1002 is, to be honest, one of the worst bikes on our list. However, the reason we recommend it is largely because of the price. There aren’t many spin bikes we’d recommend that are available for a lower price than this one. We recognize that we have many of our home gym owning readers don’t have the money to spend on $1,000 bikes so we like to offer budget-friendly alternatives. If you’re on a budget, but want a decent spin bike that will function well and not require a ton of maintenance, then Sunny Health is a great option.

Overall, the Belt Drive Indoor Cycling Trainer from SF is a pretty decent bike with a nice 30-days full refund guarantee and 1-year free parts replacement warranty if you end up not liking the bike. One of the biggest reasons we feel confident in recommending it is because of just how many positive reviews there are on Amazon. In fact, this is the most reviewed spin bike on Amazon and despite over 1,547 reviews, it has a rating of 4.1/5 stars. For a bike under $300 with free shipping to your door, that’s hard to ignore.

7. The Wattbike Atom

Money-Is-No-Object Choice
Wattbike Atom
(1 ratings & reviews)
The Wattbike Atom marks a new era in indoor training. It introduces innovative Climb Mode with automated resistance and offers unrivalled connectivity for an immersive training session. The Atom is a smart bike providing ultimate realism using Real Ride Feel technology.  With Wattbike DNA at its core, the Atom combines cutting edge innovations with precision data and analysis. It helps you train harder, smarter and more effectively. Giving you that performance advantage, that crucial edge, when it really matters. This is the next generation of indoor training. This is Wattbike Atom.

Wattbike is absolutely legendary among cyclists. Nearly every high-end cycling studio/real athlete training gym has used Wattbikes over the years. Unfortunately, for those in a home gym, Wattbikes have been out of reach due to their low availability and price. However, that was for the Wattbike Pro/Trainer. Recently, Wattbike released a new version specifically for those training at home and they call it the Wattbike Atom.

The Atom is, according to Wattbike, the “smartest indoor bike trainer, bar none.” Is that true, well, it probably is. Wattbike decided to take what worked on the Pro/Trainer and remove some of the things that cause it to be so expensive to create the Atom. Don’t get it twisted, the Atom is still very expensive, however, for those that want a bike that tracks nearly every metric, feels eerily similar to riding on the road, and is made to last, then the Atom is a great option.

Although the Atom is a beautiful looking bike, what really sets it apart is all of the data and analysis that goes on behind the scenes. Thanks to its seamless connectivity and data accuracy at +/- 2% across the bikes full power range of 0=2,0000 watts you’ll always know where you need to improve and how you’re progressing. This is certainly not the bike for those of you that just want a nice ride. This is for those that are serious about their training, know they will put the bike to use, and have the money to spend. We certainly wouldn’t recommend this to most reading.

8. Schwinn AD Pro Airdyne Bike

The Original Air Bike
Schwinn AD7 Airdyne Pro Air Bike
(7 ratings & reviews)
SCHWINN AIRDYNE PRO Schwinn has been manufacturing quality bikes for over a century, and in the fitness world, they’ve been a leading innovator in air resistance technology. With the Airdyne AD Pro, Schwinn has developed its most complete all-purpose stationary bike to date—with a perimeter-weighted flywheel design, powerful solid steel cranks, and doubled-coated steel body construction. Multi-position handles allow the rider to use a vertical or horizontal grip, redesigned foot platforms reduce slip and improve push-off, and a larger, padded seat offers optimal comfort. The universal rail and clamp system even lets users swap in their own customized seats if they choose. Not all fitness bikes are built the same. The Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro is uniquely designed to increase resistance to match the force you’re exerting, and its drive belt system is not only durable and up to the task, but far quieter than most air bikes on the market. No matter your goals or the pace you want to set, the bike allows you to establish a program that works for you, tracking watts, time, calories burned, distance, and more.SPECIFICATIONS:Single stage belt drive air resistance systemDimensions: 42" L x 20" W x 52" H (106CM x 50CM x 132CM)26 Blade Performance Fan + Progressive Wind ResistanceMoisture-repellent steel construction9 programmable workout optionsMulti-Grip Handle BarsLCD display screen with metrics for time, distance, calories, RPM, watts, pulse, and speedOversized, padded seat for greater comfortMaximum user weight: 350LB (160KG)Warranty Info: Frame (10 years), Parts (2 years), Labor (6 months)

Before the Rogue Echo Bike was introduced, the Schwinn AD Pro Airdyne was our Top Pick for the Best Air Bike. It’s since been unseated by Rogue and there are more competitors at lower prices, however, it is still an incredible bike.

The AD Pro has great features like a belt drive system, outstanding monitor, and great overall build quality. The overall design of the Airdyne Pro is excellent which makes things easy to adjust and gives the bike a comfortable ride pretty much out of the box. While Schwinn has been making air bikes for much longer than anyone else (the first Airdyne was introduced in 1978,) it wasn't until the Airdyne Pro was released that Schwinn had an air bike designed for true fitness and commercial applications (seriously, have you seen how many older, broken Airdyne’s are still on the market?)

The main reason the Schwinn Airdyne Pro is our former top pick is due to its belt drive system, price, and overall build quality. The Schwinn AD Pro is still nearly $1,000 at most places which is much more expensive than other comparable options. The AD Pro is an excellent bike, we just feel the Rogue Echo is a superior value. Out of all the air bikes that we’ve reviewed (27, as of this writing,) this has been one of the most durable and most enjoyable to use by nearly everyone we’ve had try it. It is expensive (please Schwinn, lower the price to compete with others,) but Schwinn went back to the drawing board and pretty much completely reworked their original Airdyne’s to create something truly special for the modern age.

9. Echelon Smart Connect Bike

Peloton Alternative
Echelon Smart Connect EX-3 Bike
(1 ratings & reviews)
14 DAY TRIAL INCLUDED. The Echelon Fit APP provides totally immersive fitness in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Access to Live, On Demand classes, Scenic rides, Yoga, Stretching, and a host of additional classes using with your trainer of choice It's like having your own home studio. PEDAL YOUR WAY TO NEW HEIGHTS: The all new Connect EX3 has all the great features of the original Connect bike with new advanced technologies. New and improved stabilization handles and seat post adjustments including a competition seat with 6' lever-style adjustment, 2.4-volt advanced device charging usb, and a precision resistance motor are just a few of the exciting new features you only get with the EX3. EFFICIENT, COMPACT AND POWERFUL: The Echelon Smart Connect Bike EX3 is designed with thirty-two resistance levels with new indexing resistance adjustment and easy to use resistance knob, this smart exercise bike stays in one place as you pedal, but it'll take your at-home workout to new heights. This bike is designed for anyone and every home. With a modern design and a footprint of just 3ft 5in x 1ft 10in, the Connect Bike provides a high intensive work out without taking over your space. NEVER RIDE ALONE: Rise with other rides from all over the world. Ride live or on demand and scenic rides with the Echelon Fit App. High energy live classes with certified cycle instructors, keep you motivated from our studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Or take a trip without leaving the comfort of your own home. The Echelon Fit App works for any device with Google Play or Apple Store. 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: We fully stand behind our product. If for any reason you are not satisfied with our quality or your experience, you are covered for the first 30 days with our satisfaction guaranteed policy and 5-star customer service. We also offer a 1-year warranty. Simply reach out to us and we will make it right!

If you’re looking for the Peloton experience, but don’t want to pay quite what a Peloton costs with a very similar bike, then the Echelon Smart Connect Bike is a great option. No doubt about it, the classes on the Echelon Bikes aren’t anywhere near as engaging as Peloton or as well-produced, but the Echelon Bike is over half the cost of a Peloton Bike and to be honest, it’s pretty much the same bike quality.

It’s obvious that Echelon is a copy of Peloton. Quite literally, everything from the name of the bike to the design of their website is a mirror image of Peloton. What isn’t a mirror image is their classes. Although they’re engaging, they don’t live up to the level of production that Peloton has created. However, for most people, this doesn’t really matter. Also, if you really want the Peloton Live Classes, you can still pay for their subscription and use your Echelon Bike.

One reason the Echelon Bike is cheaper than the Peloton Bike is that it doesn’t include a screen. Echelon instead included an iPad holder that the bike connects to via Bluetooth and then allows users to track metrics in a similar manner as Peloton. Again, don’t get mixed up, Peloton is a much better overall experience. However, if you just want to get the job done, this will do it.

10. Xebex AirMill Bike

Assault AirBike Alternative
Xebex Airmill Air Bike
(10 ratings & reviews)
The Airmill Air bike has the same great features and manufacturing process as the Xebex Air Bike; but with cylindrical, traditional handlebars. The Airmill Air Bike features increased durability by using higher quality parts throughout the frame. We've reinforced weak points of other air bike models to create the most durable and robust bike on the market. The frame weighs more than comparable models which leads to more stability. Higher quality parts such as our Universal Ball Joints where the Handlebars connect to the Linkage Arms is one example of how Airmill Bikes are built more durable and longer-lasting! Effective for any abilityAirmill Air Bikes resistance is controlled by the user, not the machine. You can control the intensity of your workout - The harder you push, pull and pedal, the more air you're moving and the greater the resistance. Cool-down and lower your heart rate by easing the intensity of your push, pull, and pedal stroke in order to decrease the resistance and amount of air moving.Full-Body Workout Pushing, Pulling, and Pedaling can all be done with a Airmill Air Bike. This activates muscles in your arms, chest, back, legs, and even your core for washboard abs! Quickly burn calories with a full-body workout where you control the intensity of your exercise regimen! Comfortable and adjusts to fit various heightsOur 4-way adjustable seat allows you to adjust the seat up/down, and forward/back. Simply loosen the pop-pin and pull out to adjust the vertical distance from seat to pedal. Next, loosen the seat track lever to slide the seat closer or further away from the handlebars! Base/Frame: - 104lb steel frame- Heavy-Duty 24" fan, 27" with Fan Housing- Sealed cartridge bottom bracket- Heavier base and handles produce a more intense workout- Increased arm range of motion - Pedal arm uses bearings - stays tighter over timeLarge, Easy-to-Read Console/Programs - Tracks Distance (Meter or Mile), Time, Speed (KM or MI),Calories, Watts, and HR- Programmable Custom Interval Functions (Work, Rest programs)- Set Distance or Calories with countdown functionality- Distance tracked in meters or thousandths of a mile (1000.0 = 1 mile)Comfort/Adjustments - Rubber-Dipped handles- 4-way adjustable seat - Peg attachment foot rests- Extra padding on seat- Optional Pair of SPD Cleat Pedals: Toe cup and SPD clip-in design to take your workout to a whole new level!Specs: Net Weight: 104LBsShipping Weight: 110 lbs.Shipping Dimensions: 48" x 35" x 11"Warranty: 5 year frame, 2 year non-wear parts

The Xebex AirMill is essentially a more budget-friendly version of the ever-popular Assault AirBike. Initially, Xebex released the Air Bike, which we rated very high, but in looking to hit a lower price point, Xebex came out with the Airmill that features all of the same things as the Air Bike, but with different arms and a much lower price.

The Xebex Airmill and the Assault Bike are very much identical. Nearly everything about them is the same from their chain-driven system to their frame. The main difference between the bikes is the price and the monitor. The frame on the Airmill is as solid as they come. In fact, because the frame of the bike is so heavy and well-built, it shakes very little; mainly at the start of sprints.

We prefer the Assault Bike over the AirMill, but the AirMill can often be had for less and it’s a very similar bike. If you don’t like our other fan bike recommendations, we suggest taking a look at this one.

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Barbells vs. Dumbbells: The Best Option for a Home Gym

The age old debate: are barbells or dumbbells better for a home gym? After using nearly every barbell on the market as well as most dumbbells and helping thousands of people start home gyms, I think we have a good idea on which is superior. Mostly, it comes down to your budget and training style–let's discuss. Read More