Three Things to Consider Before Buying an Indoor Cycling Bike

If you like the idea of pushing your limits on a stationary bike, but don’t have the time to make it to the gym every day, you might need a stationary bike in your home.

Close up of a someone riding a stationary bike
With the right attitude and determination, a stationary bike can help you get in shape and lose weight.Pixabay

While the workout is convenient, finding the right indoor cycling bike may not be. Bikes have many moving parts, and you need to decide which ones are right for you. So, when you’re ready to purchase your own indoor cycling bike, consider three things: why you’re buying it, your budget, and additional features.

Why Buy a Bike?

Schwinn Indoor Cycling Bike Series
Before you buy, decide whether you’re looking for long-term training solution or a quick way to lose weight.Schwinn

You’ve come to this point of potentially buying an indoor cycling bike for a reason. Now what is that reason? Are you looking for a new daily workout that will become your next big obsession? Or are you looking to supplement your other workouts – where cycling may only happen once or twice a week? The reason why you’re buying an indoor cycling bike will help to determine what type of bike to buy.

Budget Considerations

YOSUDA Indoor Cycling Bike Stationary
Before you begin shopping, decide just how much money you want to spend on your new indoor cycling bike.YOSUDA

If you are looking for a quick way to lose weight, you may not need to invest as much in your bike. For you, an indoor cycling bike may be part of a bigger picture, and you plan on supplementing your cycling with time at the gym or in other workouts. However, if you’re in it for the long-haul and looking at cycling as your main workout, it is better to spend extra money to get a higher quality bike that can withstand more usage.

Additional Features

Sunny Health & Fitness 49 Lb Chromed Flywheel
Your budget, and your level you plan to train should dictate which bike is right for you more than the bells and whistles.Sunny Health & Fitness

Not all indoor cycling bikes come equipped with the same features, so be on the lookout for which features are important to you. Some bikes come with a display screen, while others do not. Some come with a heart rate monitor, some do not. Some bikes are very basic and have nothing but the seat, pedals, and handlebars, and that may be all you need. Other bikes come with all the bells and whistles you could ever think of, and that may be what you’re in the market for. Whatever your needs are, pick an indoor cycling bike that has the right features for you.