A Short Guide to the Best Indoor Cycle

Indoor Cycle

Are you looking to buy an indoor cycle? Well, this is one of the best decisions you can make, whether you are an ardent cyclist or you are looking for a hassle-free exercise option. Indoor cycling is a low-impact activity and helps avoid the pounding associated with exercise. It is a versatile training solution for muscular endurance, cardiovascular exercises, reduction of stress levels and burning calories. Whatever the reason for purchasing this machine, the benefits are phenomenal.

With the popularity of home-based training, many people are opting for indoor bicycles. There are many brands to choose from and if you are a first time buyer, this can be an overwhelming experience. You have many sophisticated machines to choose from and without more insight into their features, you might end up buying the wrong one.

When shopping for an indoor cycle, consider the following features which determine how safe, effective and convenient the bike will be for your training:


This is the core of the indoor cycle and creates momentum as you ride. For a beginner, a lighter flywheel is ideal as it allows you to ride for a longer period.

The type of seat

Always look for an adjustable seat which makes it possible for people of different heights and body shapes to ride without a problem. The seating and handle bars should be adjustable to ensure you are riding in the best position.


Look for an LCD display where your workout performance will clearly be indicated. Some models have such a display but others don’t. The sizes of the display also vary.

User weight capacity

It is advisable to shop for a bike that can handle your weight. A high-capacity bike is better for your safety and it will also perform better.


The size of the bike will also affect its ease of installation and use. Again, this will depend on your body size.

Bike weight

Some products in the market are lightweight while others are much heavier. For intense exercises, go for a heavier bike that can also support a heavy flywheel.


Choosing the right indoor cycle is pivotal for a fulfilling fitness journey. Features like flywheel weight, adjustable seating, display options, weight capacity, bike dimensions, and weight play a crucial role. These factors determine not only your comfort but also the effectiveness of your workout. Making an informed choice ensures a safe, tailored, and rewarding exercise experience at home.

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Dr. Jade Marie Tomaszewski is a pathologist-in-training at McGill University, where she also did her degree in MSc Pathology. She obtained her medical degree (MD) from the University of the Philippines, after completing a BSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. In her (little) spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, curling up with a book and a large mug of tea, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. You can follow her on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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