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What’s The Best Spin Bike For Home UK ?

If you are wondering what are the best spin bikes UK customers can buy then you have come to the right place.

In this article/guide we will be reviewing some of the very best spin bikes for home use. In addition we will also be sharing all the important information that you need to know before buying a spin bike and helping you to decide which is the best spin bike to buy for your needs.

There are many spin bikes for sale and not all of the are good. In our spin bike reviews we have included only the models that represent good value for money and have good features and specifications. In addition previous customer feedback is also a big factor as this is generally a very good indicator of how good a spin bike or any other product for that matter actually is.

If you’re not sure if it is a spin bike that you are after check the link below for information on all different types of exercise bikes.

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Product Image Model/Brand Flywheel Resistance Amazon Rating
JLL IC200 Exercise Bike 10 Kg Friction
Bodymax B15 Exercise Bike 22Kg Magnetic
We R Sports Aerobic Training Cycle 22 Kg Magnetic
JLL® IC300 Indoor Exercise Bike 18 Kg Magnetic
JLL IC300 PRO Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike 20Kg Magnetic
JTX Cyclo 6: Gym spec INDOOR TRAINING BIKE 22 Kg Magnetic
JTX Cyclo Studio: Commercial Indoor Cycle 22 Kg Magnetic
Sportstech professional Indoor Cycle SX500 25 Kg Magnetic

What To Look For When Buying A Spin Bike

When deciding upon which is the best spin bike to buy there are a few things to consider first. It’s not as simple as liking the way a spinner bike looks and going with that one.

If you are to get value for money and the best spin bike for your requirements then it’s best to consider the following.

Flywheel

This refers to the weighted wheel which is usually at the front end of a spin bike. The flywheel is connected to the pedals by either a chain or belt drive. The purpose is to provide some form of resistance when you are pedalling which helps to make a spin bike workout more intense it also gives a similar feeling to riding an ordinary bike. Generally speaking the heavier the flywheel the harder the workout.

Weight Limit

The weight limit is an important factor when purchasing a spin bike. The best spin bikes are made from the best materials and generally speaking this means they have a higher weight capacity. A good spin bike will hole anything from 125 Kg  upwards.

Seat & Handlebars

To many people this won’t be too important but if you are taller or smaller than the average person then it is something to consider. The better spin bike models have adjustable seats and handlebars which can be set to the right height for a more comfortable workout. There has been a few times when I have been asked what’s the best spin bike for short people and I always reply with the same answer ”any spin bike with adjustable seat and handlebars”.

Dimensions

Again this may or may not be of much importance depending on how much free space you have. If this is something you have to think about then always check the dimensions before purchasing an exercise bike if space is at a premium you can always opt for a fold up exercise bike.

LCD

There once was a time when spin bikes came without a LCD screen, however nowadays they come as standard. The thing to consider when buying a spin bike or exercise bike is how many functions the LCD screen monitors. For example the best spin bikes money can buy monitor everything from speed, time and distance to your heart rate and more. Knowing these things can help you set yourself targets as well as giving you a boost during your workout especially when you notice marked improvements.

Price

Now this is probably the most important thing for most people. As with all exercise equipment you get what you pay for and with some spin bikes going into the thousands of pounds making sure you do actually get what you pay for is very important. Generally speaking the more you spend the better the spin bike but there are many spin bikes for those on a budget and we have included the best spin bike on a budget in our list of the very best spin bikes for home use.

Warranty

Another important factor is how long is the warranty for. Most spin bikes have a warranty of at least one year but the more expensive models usually come with two years warranty. In addition a few spin bike companies will come and fix your spin bike in the home and if they can’t do that they will come and pick it up and deliver it again or a replacement as quickly as possible.

Best Spin Bikes UK

So now you know all you need to know before buying a spin bike here are our list of the best spin bikes UK customers and the rest of the world for that matter can buy.

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Best Spin Bike On A Budget

If you are looking for the best spin bike on a budget look no further. The first models in our spin bike reviews of the best spin bikes UK residents can buy are the budget models.

When buying a cheap spin bike buyers should be wary as there are a number of badly constructed cheap chinese versions out there to be avoided.


JLL IC 200 Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike


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Resistance: adjustable friction resistance

Flywheel: 10 Kg

Seat: adjustable both vertically and horizontally

LCD: displays time, speed, distance, calories and odometer

Dimensions: 103 x 51 x 116 cm

Weight: 27 Kg

Warranty: 12 months

Our View

This is without doubt the best spin bike on a budget UK customers can buy. At a little over £100 you get a sturdy well made spin bike with many features that you would expect from more expensive spin bikes. Been direct chain driven there is also the advantage of getting that genuine cycling experience that you don’t get with some other models .

This bike comes with a 10 kg flywheel which isn’t the heaviest, but it still does the job it is supposed to do and can give a medium intensity workout. The resistance system is friction based which has had one or two bad reviews, due mainly to the fact that these customer spin bike reviews say it wears down too fast. However replacements can be bought for around £7 if the warranty has run out.

The LCD is pretty basic looking with the JLL IC200. Consequently this also means it is easy to navigate through the 5 monitor functions. Speaking of the monitor functions these are as follows time, speed, distance, calories and odometer.

With an adjustable seat and handlebars in addition to a fairly comfortable padded seat this model has many of the perks associated with costlier models.

To sum up for a fraction over £100 this is the best spin bike on a budget. With a good number of customer reviews saying this is the best spin bike for home use at a cheap price, i would recommend taking a look at it if you are looking for good cheap spinning bike.


Best Spin Bike Under £200


Bodymax B2 Exercise Bike

bodymax b2 exercise bike

Resistance: magnetic resistance

Flywheel: 22KG

Max user weight: 125kg.

Seat: adjustable both vertically and horizontally

Handlebars: fully adjustable

LCD: time, speed, RPM, distance, calories, telemetric pulse (chest strap optional extra) and temperature

Dimensions: 112cm (H) x 105cm (L) x cm 48(W)

Weight: 34 Kg

Warranty: 1 year home warranty (parts only)

Our View

To be recommended as Amazon’s choice model the Bodymax B2 Exercise Bike must have a lot to offer. The first noticeable thing to say about this spinning bike is the price, this is obviously a budget spinning bike, however, it is of very good quality. With a solid and sturdy design any potential buyer is certain to get a very robust model.

In terms of features it comes with a magnetic resistance system and a 13 kg flywheel. With a wide range of resistance, which is adjusted via the quick release tension adjuster, the Bodymax B2 is suitable for both beginners and intermediate users of spin cycles.

The LCD display has a total of 7 monitor functions for tracking workout data these include time, speed, RPM, distance, calories, telemetric pulse (chest strap optional extra) and temperature. Due to the decent amount of monitor functions it is easier to keep track of any improvements with your fitness levels.

The seat and handlebars are both fully adjustable allowing for maximum comfort when you find the perfect riding position. The pedals are self balancing and feature footstraps for a firm and secure footing. So, no more grazes on the old shins! Owwww.

With good customer feedback and a very good 4 star rating on Amazon previous buyers of the Bodymax B2 seem to be very happy with their purchase. This is usually a very good indicator of a good exercise bike.

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WE R SPORTS RevXtreme Indoor Aerobic Bike

Resistance: magnetic resistance

Flywheel: 22KG

Max user weight: 125kg.

Seat: adjustable both vertically and horizontally

Handlebars: fully adjustable

LCD: time, speed, distance, calories and odometer

Dimensions:  104 x 107 x 54 cm

Weight: 52 Kg

Warranty: comprehensive warranty included

Our View

Coming in at way under the £200 mark is the RevXtreme indoor exercise bike. The first thing to say about this bike is how easy to assemble it is, the second is that the seat on this spin bike is easily the most comfortable to date that I have used, due too it been very thickly padded. All the attachments are quick release making it easy to adjust the seat and handlebars for multiple users.

The most mentionable features are the very heavy 22 kg flywheel and the overall design. As you can see from the image above this is a very modern looking spinning bike.

The LCD display has the following 5 functions time, speed, distance, calories and odometer.

Weighing in at 52 Kg this is a heavy model, which is a good thing. The heavier an exercise bike is the more sturdy it is likely to be.

This bike has made the list on many of the best spin bike reviews and will continue to do so for a long time to come. The last thing to say is that it comes in multiple colour options and has a water bottle carrier.

If you are on a budget of £200 this is one of the best spin bikes for under £200 and is better in terms of quality than some of the spin bikes we have tested that cost quite a bit more.

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JLL IC 300 Indoor Aerobic Exercise Bike

Best spin bikes on a budget

Resistance: adjustable friction resistance

Flywheel: 18 Kg

Max user weight: 130 kg.

Seat: adjustable both vertically and horizontally

LCD: displays time, speed, distance, calories, odometer and pulse

Dimensions: 110cm (H) x 127cm (L) x 51cm (W)

Weight: 50 Kg

Warranty: 12 months

Our View

Here we have another model by JLL who are known to make some very good but reasonably priced exercise equipment. The main differences when compared to the JLL IC 200 is that this comes with a heavier flywheel for a more intense workout and the LCD also shows your pulse due to the sensors in the handlebars. The seat can be adjusted to fit almost anyone as long as you aren’t seven-foot tall. For a little extra money you do get more with this model and there really isn’t a bad review to be found on this spin bike.


Best Spin Bike Under £300


JLL IC300 Pro

Resistance: magnetic resistance

Flywheel: 20 kg magnetic flywheel

Max user weight: 130 kg.

Seat: adjustable both vertically and horizontally

Handlebars: fully adjustable

LCD: time, speed, distance, calories, pulse and RPM

Dimensions:  104 x 107 x 54 cm

Weight: 52 Kg

Warranty: comprehensive warranty included

Our View

Yes, another model by the JLL brand. This time its the Jll IC300 Pro which is the best-selling spin bike in the UK and comes with excellent customer reviews and feedback on Amazon. This really is a great value for money spin bike and it comes with some good features and specifications making it a good all-rounder.

First of all there is a 22 Kg flywheel which at the top end will provide a good workout even for experienced users. To adjust the resistance all you have to do is turn the dial located beneath the handlebars.

The LCD features 6 monitor functions and gives a good amount of workout data, these are time, speed, distance, calories, pulse and RPM. The JLL IC300 Pro has built-in pulse sensors in the handles which are said to give a very accurate reading which is a rarity among even the best spin bikes.

With a maximum user weight of 130 Kg and the bike weighing 52 Kg, this is obviously a very well-built exercise bike. If there is one exercise bike that we would definitely recommend then it is the JLL IC300 Pro Indoor Exercise Bike.

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Best Spin Bike Under £500


JTX Cyclo 6

Resistance: magnetic resistance

Flywheel: 22 Kg magnetic flywheel

Max user weight: 160 kg.

Seat: adjustable both vertically and horizontally

Handlebars: fully adjustable

LCD: displays time, speed, distance, calories and odometer

Dimensions: 131cm(l) x 65cm(w) x 126cm(h)

Weight: 64 Kg

Warranty: comprehensive warranty included

Our View

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Fit Bike – Magnetic Pro

Resistance: magnetic resistance

Flywheel: 22KG Perimeter Weighted Flywheel

Max user weight: 150 kg.

Seat: adjustable both vertically and horizontally

LCD: displays time, speed, distance, calories and odometer

Dimensions: 125 x 62 x 132 cm

Weight: 61 Kg

Our View

The Magnetic Pro by Fit Bike is a professional spin bike that is found in many commercial gyms up and down the UK. This spin bike comes with a modern sleek design and is built to last been made from the very best materials. The bike weighs 61 Kg which is more than most spin bikes and ensures that it will be stable when in use. The main attractive quality of this exercise bike is the magnetic resistance system, most spin bikes tend to use a felt pad for their resistance system and when compared to the magnetic system they tend to be a lot noisier when in use. This makes the magnetic Pro the ideal spin bike for home use.

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Gym Quality Spin Bikes

As mentioned earlier ”gym quality” is a term we use lightly at Fitness Fighters. If something is not up to a commercial gym standard  then we will not recommend it as been so.

The following models however, are just that. These are the best of the best in the UK and come with all those little extras that you only get with gym standard exercise bikes.

Sportstech Professional Indoor Cycle SX500

Sportstech Professional Indoor Cycle SX500

Resistance: magnetic resistance

Flywheel: 25 Kg

Max user weight: 150 kg.

Seat: adjustable both vertically and horizontally

LCD: all Info Display + pre-programmed trainings

Dimensions: 142 x 62 x 122 cm

Weight: n/a

Our View

The latest model to hit the spin bike market is the Sportstech SX500 Professional Indoor Cycle. This is the ultimate model in home spin bikes and due to this only just recently been launched there isn’t that much customer feedback on it to be honest. However the little feedback that is available is very positive and speaks highly of pretty much every feature and there are a lot of them.

So lets take a look!

Due to this been a top of the range model you would expect a very hard workout to be offered with this model and that is exactly what you get. With a whopping 25 Kg flywheel the resistance at the top end is going to make you sweat. In addition this model features a low-noise belt drive system which is said by previous buyers to be virtually silent.

The LCD gives the user all the workout data needed and more to track any progress and improvement. Most noteworthy are the built-in training programs which are designed to push you to your limits. Another positive is the app compatible console which allows a street view display through Google Maps. This does require a tablet to utilize this feature and there is a built-in tablet holder to keep it secure while exercising.

Sportstech SX500

Other features include a fully adjustable seat and handlebars. There are also anti-skip pedals with adjustable pedal baskets for a firm and secure footing.

As you can see the Sportstech Professional Indoor Cycle has a lot to offer. This does come at a price of course, however, if you are looking for the best spinning bike to come out for a long time then this is the one. With all the little extras, such as padded arm rests, the designers behind this model really have thought of everything.

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Benefits Of Owning A Spin Bike

Cardiovascular

The cardiovascular benefits of using a spin bike are phenomenal. Using a spin bike regularly whether at a spin class or home will help your lung capacity to increase as well as help build endurance and stamina. If your out of shape and looking to rebuild your fitness then spinning is an excellent way to do this.

Muscle Toning

Muscle toning and spin bikes go hand in hand. A spin bike workout will focus mainly on the core muscles, however during a workout you will realise that many muscles are also worked from calves and thighs to buttocks and arms. If you are looking to build muscle from spinning simply set the tension of the bike to a higher setting and give them muscles the pain they deserve.

Burn Calories

The amount of calories burned during a spinning workout depends on the intensity of the workout you give yourself. An average workout of 45 minutes can burn roughly 600 calories. Spin bike workouts are well-known to be one of the highest calorie burning exercises you can do. If you are looking to lose weight quick you can’t go wrong with a spin bike.

Low Impact Exercise

Using a spin bike is considered to be a low impact exercise. What this means is that there is not much pressure placed on the joints that are used during exercise. When compared to rowing machines or treadmills the impact forces on the joints used are significantly lower. This means that spin bikes are perfect for older people or those with arthritis or joint problems etc.

Low Injury Risk

When put up against other exercises such as jogging or cycling the risk of sustaining an injury from spinning is considerably lower. The obvious reason for this is that you are stationary and avoiding all the other hazards associated with jogging and cycling etc.

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Final Words

All in all spin bikes are a really good way to fight for your fitness. If you are looking for the best spin bikes UK customers can buy or the best budget spin bike, hopefully we have covered everything you need to know to get what you want when deciding which spin bike to buy.

Below you can find a few more of the exercise bikes we have reviewed and recommend.

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