Stationery bikes vs Spin bikes

We talk about the different bikes here!

It is coming close to Christmas and many people after Christmas are looking to lose the weight. Most people may not want to spend on a gym membership.So which would you buy?


The spin bikes cost about $300-$1400 depending on which brand you want. But do shop around and don’t just buy them online. Have a look at a bricks and mortars store and go in and check out the bikes. You may have to search on Google for your location.

A normal exercise bike is around $100-$700. Again do shop around for a great deal.

Make sure that you have enough space in your home for your bike. You may have to measure it out, using a measuring tape.

What is a spin bike?

A spin bike is more like a regular bicycle but its stationery. A spin bike doesn’t have as many gadgets and isn’t as clunky as a normal bike.

A normal stationery bike you can fold it and put it away. The spin bikes are not so easy to stow away.

Before you buy a spin bike it’s recommended that you go to a spin cycle class first to get a feel for the bikes.

The advantages of a spin bike

  • higher heart rate
  • calories burnt- you burn more calories on a spin bike than a stationery one
  • more stimulation and you can climb on a spin bike. A stationery one you just sit on it
  • on a spin bike there isn’t a lot of joint pain
  • There are a lot less things on a spin bike- ie no tv screen
  • You can do LesMills on demand on your bike (currently known as RPM)

But what about a stationary bike?

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Stationary bikes are good for just starting out or if you’re an older person as you don’t need to do any climbing. With older people it’s harder for them to balance and their joints are a little bit weaker, ie their bones are prone to brittleness.

A stationary bike for a younger person might give them some joint pain and there isn’t much that you can do on a stationary bike.

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