Discover the best exercise bike for you!
Welcome! I’m Terry. In 2013, I had my left knee replaced, and in therapy, I used a certain type of machine – a recumbent exercise bike.
I built this site to provide high-quality info about recumbent bikes, upright bikes, spinning bikes, and more. I have two main goals for the “In Home Cyclist”:
- Provide high quality information about exercising indoors through the use of stationary exercise bikes
- Provide reviews of stationary bikes to help people make informed buying decisions
When I was researching to get some of this equipment in my home, I noticed somewhat of a void. No websites met these two objectives in my mind. There are many bikes available, and it can get confusing trying to pick a good one without breaking the bank. I had to work really hard to find one! So I wanted to provide some guidance to help folks to avoid wasting money on features they didn’t really need.
So the idea for this site was born.
On the menu bar across the top, you’ll notice all the different categories of bikes that I am reviewing. There are also workouts there, too. You can read my reviews there, or if you’re looking for something specific, go ahead and search for it in the search bar!
Recumbent Exercise Bikes
My favorite, and my specialty, is the recumbent exercise bicycle. I wrote a big and hopefully helpful buying guide for these bikes. This page breaks down what you should look for in a recumbent, my favorites by price, and even some details about the different muscle groups that you can work on one of these pieces of equipment.
The recumbent exercise bike arose from the road going version of the recumbent bike. A recumbent exercise bicycle is one that stays in a constant position but allows the rider to pedal against some form of resistance. The resistance is generally supplied by an eddy current system or a fan. This resistance level is usually adjustable by the rider. Most bikes have a variety of programs that provide differing intensity levels for a variety of fitness goals. The seat is in an upright position, and it’s almost always adjustable by sliding the seat along a rail.
These types of bikes can accommodate all riders. They are very commonly used by people with joint problems or even those who are recovering from surgery, as this is a very low impact way to exercise that does not put much stress on joints. That’s why I started on them. For the same reason, it’s also a great bike for anyone who needs to lose weight without putting a ton of stress on their likely already strained joints.
I am also focused on providing high-quality workouts for stationary bikes. Check out my explanation on the muscle groups worked by a stationary recumbent bike here. There will be more workouts added soon.
If you find that I haven’t reviewed what you’re looking for yet: I’m reviewing bikes right and left, so I’ll probably have it soon! You are welcome to contact me if you have a special request for a review, recommendation, or a workout.