Missing your regular spin classes at the gym? We hear you. It’s a fun and effective way to keep fit… But, don’t worry, if you want to up your workout game, you can always invest in a spin bike to use at home.
The best spin bikes for home are ideal for anyone that finds road cycling a little nerve-wracking, and wants to get a good exercise in without worrying about cars and surroundings.
Sales of at-home spin bikes are soaring and, with many of us still not sure about going back to gyms, it’s not hard to see why. And, for anyone wanting an interactive experience, you can always sign up to a monthly subscription class if your bike comes with smart connectivity.
We’ve rounded up the best spin bikes for home below so you can get in some wheelie good fat-beating, muscle-toning workouts whenever the mood takes you and ride when you’re ready. Get ready to feel the burn…
The best spin bikes for home
For an immersive and super-convenient at-home spin bike, Peloton is the go-to.
There’s 24-hour access to daily live-streamed classes on a pro-worthy bike that you might see at the gym.
With classes that range from 5 to 90 minutes, there’s a ride for every mood and times that are convenient to you. Live encouragement from top instructors will keep you motivated, and varying difficulty levels mean you can shake up your workouts.
The bike is sleek, stylish, compact, high performing… And, yes, a little on the pricey side.
The Peloton Digital App membership is £39 a month as a separate cost from the bike.
If you’re not worried about connectivity and using cycling workout platforms, this a brilliant affordable option.
The large seven-function monitor displays time, speed, distance, calories burned, pulse, RPM and scan mode.
It’s quiet, has adjustable magnetic resistance, seat height and handlebar levels, and it’s smooth and quiet to use.
Don’t want to pay Peloton prices? One of the best value and affordable options, the Sportstech spin bike is great for anyone keeping an eye on budget.
It offers the perfect balance of fat-burning and endurance fitness and the app-compatible console and tablet holder means you can even get involved with online classes or subscription services like Peloton or other platforms.
Extra bonuses include an integrated bottle holder and wheels for easy transport if you need to move it for storage while it’s not in use.
Fancy yourself a bit of a professional? You’ll be on the right wheels with this spin bike for home if that’s the case.
It’s a smart bike that strives to offer an ultra-realistic ride experience with technology called Real Ride Feel.
It boasts an innovative Climb Mode with automated resistance and offers connectivity for an immersive training session. It provides data and analysis of your training sessions to help improve your performance and has smooth pedalling fluidity. Its connectivity also means you can workout on cycling platforms like Zwift or Peloton.
If you want to splash out a little more (£1,899), the latest model is the Wattbike Atom (Next Generation) that introduces an electromagnetic resistance motor for a smoother and more realistic ride.
Another brilliant pro-worthy at-home spin bike option that you might even have spotted at your local gym is the Keiser Indoor Bike.
The signature V-shaped frame is ergonomic and comfy for all body shapes and sizes, while the intuitive console is easy to read and will kepp you updated on cadence, power, calories, heart rate, ride time, odometer, trip distance, and gear – all on one screen.
Integrated Bluetooth means you can also record and track progress on the brand’s M Series apps and use other cycling platforms.
Looking for a reliable spin bike for home that won’t cost a fortune but delivers a great workout? This is it.
The LCD monitor shows your time, speed, odometer, pulse and calories burned, while the five handlebar levels and seven seat heights ensure you’re comfortable.
The adjustable belt-driven resistance ensures a smooth, quiet workout when you don’t want to disturb anyone at home. And there’s wheels for easy transport when you need to move it.
Short on space and budget? This spin bike for home is the perfect solution. Sleek and stylish, it also boasts LCD displays to measure speed, distance, pulse, calories and duration.
It has adjustable handlebars and seat to suit your size, and is a solid purchase for working out with headphones.
One Amazon user wrote: “I would buy this bike again, as I was looking for something durable without any gimmicks. The flywheel weighs 15KG, which is the minimum requirement for a smooth ride.”
If you’re looking for a relatively affordable Bluetooth-enabled spin bike for home, the Apex is your gal.
You can link it to your own tablet or TV, or get involved with the live on-demand Apex classes with a £30 a month subscription. The design is super-stylish, and comes in four different colours.
You can clip-in or throw on your trainers, however you prefer to ride, and there are wheels at the front for easy mobility.
There’s different levels of interactivity, whether you want to climb the leaderboard and feel the burn, or simply grab 20 minutes while the kids are napping.