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Looking to buy a stationary exercise bike to supplement my current cardio routine. Prefer to keep the cost under 1K.

Any recommendations? (I searched prior threads but only found info on recumbents)

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Here's a recent four page thread on the Peloton. While that's outside of your price range, there are suggestions within about some less expensive options for stationary bikes.

http://sigforum.com/eve/forums...0601935/m/2900005664


Do you have a bicycle currently? If so, you could look into getting a trainer for it. You can get a nice one for under $1000, since you're not having to pay for the whole "bike" portion of a stationary bike. You attach your road/trail bike to the trainer and turn your bicycle into a stationary bike.

 
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For me, if I were to invest in a trainer, I'd go for one of the direct-drive (remove rear wheels & trainer has the gearset on it) over the roller type.

I have a roller mag trainer & find it loses traction when trying to do any kind of 'sprint'.




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Thanks for the thread Rogue.
 
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I been using an older generation Schwinn Airdyne AD4 which I am satisfied with. The only change I've made is to replace the seat with one having no extension on the front. Used models can be found at reasonable prices on ebay and other places I imagine. It is a well made and durable product. I have put some thousands of "miles" on mine. The newer generation AD7 retails for about $900 which is in your stated price range.

My wife has a Giant brand bicycle and a matching trainer which we bought at the local bicycle shop used (like new) for $50. She doesn't use it much but it works fine. Resistance on the roller is adjustable. I prefer the Airdyne as a dedicated exercise machine.
 
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I use a wheel on smart trainer and not a direct drive smart trainer because I weigh too much for the direct drive trainer.

I have a spare wheel with a trainer tire mounted (tire made specifically for trainer use, and is no good for road use) that I swap out if I am going to ride the trainer.

I use Zwift and BKool programs to control the trainer.

BKool allows me to ride routes that I have ridden outside in the house, and allows me to train for routes if I am going to participate in a charity ride.

Yes the programs to control the trainer have a cost (BKool is $120.00 per year and Zwift is $15.00 per month).


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Looking at the Schwinn IC4 right now for $799.

I don't need an App product - I am one of those guys that works out with no music, no phone, no TV. My wife would use her Ipad. Just looking for some supplementary workouts when I am not running or lifting. (and I find 15-20 mins on a bike to be the perfect warm-up on leg day)
 
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If you don't need a bike to venture outside, a good spin bike should do the trick. Check for used ones. Perhaps in these times you may find gyms closing sadly.


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Rogue Fitness Echo Bike. All day long. I bought one for myself, and then bought one as a gift.
 
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Originally posted by RogueJSK:
Here's a recent four page thread on the Peloton. While that's outside of your price range, there are suggestions within about some less expensive options for stationary bikes.

http://sigforum.com/eve/forums...0601935/m/2900005664
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Still using my Peloton, and still loving it!


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I have the bowflex C6 bike. It's been great. Connects with apps, magnetic resistance, it's a nice bike. Wife uses it more than me but we both like it.


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Schwann AirDyne is a quality built bike. Most of the Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab programs use them. They last, and fit all fitness levels.
 
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