The 8 Best Spin Bikes in the United Kingdom
Gain Those Spinning Benefits with the Best Spin Bikes in the UK:
Good day my fellows! Sometimes there are days where we just wish to go for a bike ride. However, sometimes there are obstacles that stand in the way of going for a traditional ride outside. Perhaps there’s some classic British-style rain getting in the way, or perhaps it’s too cold outside.
Maybe there’s a worldwide pandemic going on and the best idea is to stay inside or may be you are simply tired of setting up your road bike on an indoor terainer. Fortunately, there are other options available to those seeking a bike ride who cannot go outside for one reason or another. And fortunately, we’ve gathered the best of them here.
We’ve scanned through all the spin bikes in the United Kingdom and have come up with our list of the best of them. We base these ranks off of a variety of factors. The full list of factors is in our buying guide near the end of this review. And with that out of the way, let’s get into our list of the top indoor cycling bikes in the UK.
Best Spin Bikes in the UK Comparison Table:
Editor’s Top Indoor Cycle Choice in the UK!
My colleagues (spinning experts) have already picked the best spin bikes for home use in the UK and reviewed them down below. But because new indoor cycling bikes in the UK become available on a daily basis, I created the Editor’s Choice.
It’s where I regularly search the United Kingdom market, choose an indoor cycling spin bike in the UK that is the best value for the money and update this section.
For this month, I picked the Nordic Track S22i for the best at home spin bike in the United Kingdom. It is designed in the United States and features durable commercial quality.
Additionally, this exercise bike in the UK has a 22-inch smart HD Bluetooth monitor that tracks the most important spinning workout feedbacks including Watt, RPM, and current resistance. If you think I should pick another model for the best value spin bike in UK, please leave your comment below.
Quick Overview of Best Indoor Cycling Bikes in the UK:
- Nordic Track Commercial S22i Studio Indoor Cycle
- Sportstech Elite Indoor Cycle Bike SX600
- Schwinn IC8 Indoor Cycling Bike with Bluetooth
- ProForm Smart TDF CLC Spinning Bike with iFit
- Sportstech Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike SX500
- Sportstech Indoor Cycling Spin Bike SX400
- JLL IC300 PRO Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike
- JLL IC200 Affordable Indoor Cycling Spin Bike
Our Top 8 Picks in the United Kingdom:
1. Nordic Track Commercial S22i Indoor Cycle
Starting off with one of the best spin bikes on the market, let alone the UK, the NordicTrack S22i Indoor Cycle is a fantastic bike for just about anyone. The first spin bike to feature powered/electronic uphill and downhill (incline/decline) adjustment, the S22i really revolutionised the indoor cycling world when it was released in 2019.
It allows you to connect with the popular iFit workout app which is available on both the App Store and Google Play. Compared to 99% of other spin bikes in the UK, the console that the NordicTrack S22i is really advanced. It provides all the necessary information like the RPM, speed, distance, heart rate, elapsed time, watts and so on.
All of this on an easy to read touchscreen monitor that doesn’t require any glasses to see your workout stats. Just hop on and it will pop up. The commercial-grade frame of the S22i was the first of its kind, and really allows riders of all shapes and sizes to hop on and get to work. Coming with a single belt drive requires no frequent adjustment or maintenance, while the 24 levels of electromagnetic resistance system makes the workout itself one of the smoothest and most quiet out there.
Speaking of the comfort of the workout, the bike itself is really engineered in such a way that there is little discomfort while riding. Comfortable handles and toe-cage pedals (if you want to use spinning shoes, you will need to also purchase a pair or dual-sided spinning pedals) make for a pleasant riding experience, though occasionally the seat does feel somewhat less than perfect. All of these components are adjustable in order to provide a custom experience for whoever chooses to ride it.
The bike has a max user weight of 330 lbs (150 kg) and weighs 176 lbs (80 kg). Its dimensions are 55 inches (140 cm) tall, 21 inches (55 cm) wide and 57 inches (146 cm) long. It has a 3 year warranty on everything except for labor and wearable parts (both 1 year each).
- Just about everything. A sturdy and lightweight bike designed in the USA that comes with advanced technological features.
- 22″ HD touch screen with HDMI and USB ports, speakers, and cooling fan.
- One year free iFit membership (300 GBP) included with this commercial-quality bike.
- Incline and decline adjustment to mimic uphill and downhill during the rides.
- It can hold people of all shapes and sizes while still providing a smooth and quiet workout that gives all the info to the rider.
- The only con here could be the price. At £1900, it isn’t a cheap bike.
- Also, its Bluetooth functionality is limited to iFit application.
- The pedals are unfortunately not compatible with clipless shoes.
2. Sportstech Elite Indoor Cycle Bike SX600
Designed to last for users who really take indoor cycling to the next level, the Sportstech Elite Indoor Cycle Bike SX600 really does do its job with expertise. Able to help both beginners and experts alike, the SX600 gives exactly the experience it claims to. The first noticeable aspect of the SX600 is the 7 inch Android console sitting at the front of the bike, right above the handlebars.
This monitor will display the current resistance level, watt, RPM, time, calories, pulse, speed, and distance of the current workout. It also allows for a subscription to classes on Kinomap, an app used for uploading motion videos shot with a GPS camera or a common camera coupled with GPS track from another device.
The LCD screen is really easy to see and read while working on the bike, and will provide both entertainment and valuable statistics if you don’t want the Kinomap subscription. As for the actual build of the bike, the resistance is an electromagnetic system, which allows for automatic simulation of changing height (going uphill or downhill).
With a belt-driven system and a protected flywheel, the SX600 really doesn’t require any maintenance at all outside of wiping the sweat off after intense workouts. The SX600 is also quite comfortable when undertaking these intense workouts, as all of the handlebars, seat and pedals are all adjustable and built for maximum comfort. Additionally, this top-rated spin bike in the UK has padded arm-rests for a comfortable spinning exercise.
The SX600 holds a max user weight of 180 kgs, while weighing 65 lbs itself. It is 59.5 inches tall (151 cm), 24 inches wide (61 cm), and 65 inches long (165 cm). The warranty on the bike is 2 years on the frame and all the parts.
- Another extremely well-rounded bike, there is very little to critique here.
- Comfortable SPD pedals, handlebars and the seat reinforce the already sturdy and quiet design of the SX600.
- Along with a generous warranty, the SX600 usually comes in at a price of £1,099 ($1366) which is an astonishingly cheap price for how much you are getting with this bike.
- While the SX600 does have Bluetooth capabilities, they aren’t exactly the most expansive out there.
- Generally, you are limited to only two fitness apps (being Kinomap and Fitshow) and not some of the more popular fitness apps.
- Also, the monitor is not a touch screen and require a power outlet plug to work, which is a minor complaint, but still a con for some people.
3. Schwinn IC8 Indoor Cycling Bike
Coming in third on our list of the best home spin bikes in the UK is the Schwinn IC8 Indoor Cycle. It is best for those who are looking to just get into home cycling or those looking for a bit of a cheaper bike. However, don’t let its lower price of £900 fool you; this is still a quality spin bike for any home in the UK.
As with our other top two bikes, the Schwinn IC8 comes with Bluetooth connectivity. Except, this one can pair with most fitness cycling apps including Peloton, Explore the World and Zwift (all of which do require subscription fees). The screen itself will display the statistics of the ride, including time, distance, heart rate, RPM, current resistance level, calories burned and speed.
The LCD screen is big enough so that you can easily keep track of these stats during the workout. The IC8 is designed with all levels of cyclists in mind, and thus has 100 different resistance levels available. That way, whether you are just a beginner looking to open the door into the cycling world or an experienced veteran looking to keep in shape, there will undoubtedly be a resistance level that would fit your desire.
With both vertical and horizontal adjustment for both the handlebars and seat, the designers clearly haven’t left comfort out of their mind when putting together the IC8 spin bike. A nice little touch is the water bottle holder that comes with the bike, allowing you to keep hydrated on the longer rides. Additionally, it has built-in weight holders so you can do upper body workout as well.
The bike holds a max weight of 330 lbs (149.7 kg) while it weighs 106 lbs (48.1 kg). The dimensions are 124 cm long 54 cm tall and 131 cm tall. The warranties are quite short, at 90 days for labour, with less than a year for the frame and other parts.
- The assembly process is a piece of cake.
- The bike is comfortable, with the adjustable seat and handlebars making the ride a much-appreciated bonus.
- It also comes with the nice bonus of dumbbell holders in case you want to get some arm exercise in while you pedal away.
- The connectivity to the Bluetooth can seem a bit spotty at times. Random cuts in connection with difficulty reconnecting make some rides pretty frustrating.
- There have also been reports of the bike’s training computer showing at least 30% too high of the actual speed of the bike, so the distance calculation is also wrong. This throws off most of the stats taken by the computer and makes you have to track your own for the workout.
4. ProForm TDF CLC Spinning Bike w/ iFit
The ProForm Smart TDF Virtual Training Cycle is one of the very few indoor spin cycle put out to the market by ProForm that we like. The Smart TDF comes with a wireless fitness tracking display and Bluetooth connectivity enabled. The bike also comes with a free one year subscription to the iFit Coach, which gives access to thousands of different workouts that will appear on that screen right in front of you.
The monitor also includes the ability to track your RPM, calories, distance, speed, and time, as well as the rather nifty ability to display the averages of these stats. Unfortunately, the monitor only works if it is plugged into an electrical outlet, limiting the areas in which the bike can be placed. The TDF has a magnetic spin resistance system.
The unique part of this system compared to many other bikes is the Smart electromagnetic system, which allows the rider to easily change the resistance to simulate the type of terrain they are riding on. In the case of not using the workout programs, the resistance can be changed based off of buttons instead of the usual knob. Additionally, there is a knob on the frame that allows you to stop the flywheel in case of an emergency. Along with the Bluetooth system, the TDF has a belt drive system. Quieter and smoother than chain-driven bikes, it makes it an ideal bike for home environments.
The seat is pretty standard, being adjustable 4 ways. But the handlebars are only up/down adjustable, which usually means that the bike isn’t very adaptable to all sorts of riders. However, that does not seem to be the case with the TDF Proform, as they seem to still fit just about any rider out there. A nice addition is that the bike comes with 2 dumbbells and a dumbbell holder for any arm workouts you might want. The retail price of the bike usually comes at less than £599, though with continued yearly subscriptions to iFit, that price can really start to grow.
This spin cycle holds a max weight of 115 kg while weighing 57 kg itself. Its dimensions are 44 inches (112 cm) tall, 21.9 inches (55.6 cm) wide and 56.5 inches (143.5 cm) long. It has a lifetime warranty on the frame, a 1 year warranty on all parts, and 3 months warranty on labour.
- For the price of the bike, you really are getting a lot of features.
- The free iFit subscription gives you a mind-blowing amount of content to workout with and get some favourite routines down, while the bike itself provides a smooth, comfortable and quiet experience for just about anyone inside the home.
- The electromagnetic system on the bike really does set it apart from other spin bikes in this price range.
- The fact that the Proform TDF does need to be plugged in to actually use the screen is rather inconvenient for those who don’t have particularly accessible electrical outlets.
- The fact that the iFit subscription can run up a hefty price and takes away a decent size of the technological stature of the bike if not used can also be considered a con.
- There’s also no tablet holder, no fans, or no incline/decline capability. Also, its pedals are not SPD compatible. All of those are rather minor inconveniences but should be mentioned.
5. Sportstech Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike SX500
The Sportstech Professional Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike SX500 is another fantastic bike from the German engineers at Sportstech. It is also quite a nice backup for those who cannot afford the SX600. Starting with the monitor, the SX500 displays the RPM, time, calories, pulse, speed, and distance.
While simpler in design than the SX600, it still gets the job done with the added bonus of having Bluetooth connectivity. Again, as with the SX600, there is the option of having a subscription to the services of Kinomap. The noticeable aspect of the SX500 compared to its sibling is how sturdy, yet smooth the ride feels.
With a 55 lb (25 kg) flywheel, manual friction resistance system and belt drive, you really get the feeling of a firm bike underneath you. Yet, somehow, despite the sturdy building blocks, the SX500 feels really comfortable and quiet while using it.
Both the seat and handlebars are adjustable 4 ways each, so there are plenty of ways to get comfortable while riding. The price, quite frankly, is also a steal. With a retail price of £750 ($933) you are getting quite a few features of the upper tier bikes for a pretty hefty amount less.
The bike has a max user weight of 330 lbs (150 kg) while weighing 141 lbs (64 kg). Its dimensions are 50 inches (127 cm) tall, 24.4 inches (62 cm) wide and 55.1 (140 cm) long. The warranty includes two years on both the frame and all the parts.
- The durability and quality build of the SX500 means you can ride this bike to the hills and back and it will still run for you.
- Adjustable handlebars and the seat plus SPD pedals make sure that you’ll be able to do it comfortably, while the monitor will give you the information on how the workout is going.
- Because the bike has a manual leather friction resistance system, it does make more noise than those who use belt drives and magnetic resistance systems. However, it still makes less noise than chain bikes and those with “woo” friction resistance such as the SX400.
- The Bluetooth and monitor capabilities are also both rather limited in what they can do.
6. Sportstech Indoor Cycling Spin Bike SX400
I think we’re beginning to see a pattern in terms of who makes some pretty good cycling indoor bikes for the UK. The Sportstech SX400 is a cheaper, quality version of the two previous bikes from the same designers.
At this point you know the drill. The SX400 is an extremely sturdy, well built bike that will hold up under some serious workouts. It maintains the 4 way adjustable handlebars and seat from its siblings, while also keeping the friction resistance system from the SX500.
The primary differences between the SX400 and the others on this list are the monitor, resistance system, and the price. The monitor displays RPM, time, calories, pulse, speed, and distance.
It requires 4 AA batteries and continues the trend of being Bluetooth accessible and having the Kinomap subscription ability. Again, very limited app capabilities with the SX400, but it has enough to get the job done. This spin bike uses wool friction resistance which is not as quiet as magnetic or as quiet as leather friction resistance which is available on SX500.
The bike has a max user weight of 330 lbs (150 kg) while weighing 132.3 lbs (62 kg). Its dimensions are 47.2 inches (120 cm) tall, 24.4 inches (62 cm) wide and 55 inches (140 cm) long. It has a 2 year warranty on its structural frame, mechanical components, and other parts.
- Like all the other Sportstech spin bikes, you will get an enormous amount of value for the money.
- A sturdy, adjustable, comfortable, Bluetooth-compatible, and generally dependable bike for about £600.
- Like the other Sportstech bikes, the monitor’s app connections really don’t extend all that far outside of a couple of apps.
- Like the SX500, the friction resistance system means that it makes more noise than other, magnetic resistance bikes.
7. JLL IC300 PRO Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike
For those looking to get a personal spin bike on a budget, the JLL IC300 Pro Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike is one of the best prospects in the United Kingdom. Especially for those looking for a magnetic resistance bike. The monitor on the IC300 is a fairly simple one that displays the basic stats like time, speed, scan, RPM, distance, and calories burned.
Unfortunately, it does not have Bluetooth or ANT+ connectivity and runs on batteries. The flywheel is fixed and bidirectional, as well as being heavy enough to give a solid ride. Because of the belt drive magnetic resistance system, the IC300 provides a nice, quiet ride.
There is no number system on the resistance knob, so you won’t really be able to keep an exact track of the exercises, but after a short time you get a feel for which setting is which. The saddle is 4 way adjustable, though the handlebars are only adjustable vertically. The handlebars can also seem to become static and uncomfortable after long rides.
Admittedly, this is a small complaint for such a cheap bike. Usually available for a retail price of £300 ($373), the IC300 offers a heck of a lot more than it lacks. In this price range, it really is one of the only bikes you can find with a magnetic resistance system and a belt drive system.
The bike holds a max user weight of 286.5 lbs (130 kg) while it weighs 99 lbs (45 kg). Its dimensions are 44 inches (112 cm) tall, 20 inches (51 cm) wide, and 51.5 inches (131 cm) long. It has a 12 month warranty on the frame and all parts.
- The amount of well designed and well built features you are getting for the price.
- A smooth and quiet ride waits for you on this bike.
- The handlebars. Really can become uncomfortable after a while and lack adaptability.
- The lack of a tablet holder is also a minor complaint.
8. JLL IC200 PRO Indoor Cycling Spin Bike
And rounding out our list of the best spin bikes in the UK is the JLL IC200 PRO Upright Exercise Bike. The cheapest bike on the list, yet that certainly does not take away much of the quality this bike offers.
The monitor is pretty basic, and shows your exercise time, speed, distance, calories burned. The screen is a bit small, so it might be hard to tell the stats during more intense workouts.
The JLL IC200 PRO bike is belt-driven, so like similar bikes on this list, it gives a rather quiet experience. It has a 4-way adjustable seat and 2-way adjustable handlebars.
The bike does have a couple issues. Even with the adjustable handlebars and seat, it doesn’t seem to fit a wide variety of people.There are also reports of the bike breaking after a short period of use, though with the 1 year warranty this is more of an annoyance.
The bike holds a max weight of 230 lbs (100 kg) while weighing 62 lbs (28 kg). Its dimensions are 40.2 (102 cm) inches long, 20.7 inches (52.6 cm) wide and 40.2 inches (102 cm) tall. It has a 1-year warranty on all parts.
- Good value for the price of (at the time of writing) £230.
- Provides what is necessary for pleasant biking experiences.
- Good for those looking to bike but on a budget.
- Doesn’t offer much more than the basic biking package.
- Also, seems to have an issue of breaking after intense use.
Buying Guide to Help You Find the Best Spin Bike in Great Britain:
Here are the main factors you want to keep in mind when buying one of these UK spin bikes.
The resistance system: Are you looking for a magnetic resistance system (like on the M3i or IC8) or a friction resistance system (like on the SX500/400)? Magnetic resistance is silent and requires less maintenance while friction resistance wears out and makes a bit of noise. Note: The rider has ultimate control over the intensity of the bike with friction resistance.
The drive mechanism: Do you want a belt drive system like all the top indoor cycling bikes in the UK on this list have, or chain systems of other bikes? Belt driven spin bikes in the United Kingdom are quieter and require less maintenance. On the other hand, chain-driven spin bikes in the UK require extra maintenance (lubrication and adjustment) but they have provide better power efficiency.
The monitor: Generally, the more advanced the monitor, the more expensive the spin bike for home in the UK. However, these monitors can come with some really useful features. Look for the best spin bike for home use in the UK that comes with backlit monitor and preferably with RPM and Watt reading. These stats help you see your spinning improvements and essential to join spinning apps.
The flywheel: How heavy the flywheel is, usually indicates how heavy the bike is and how sturdy the ride is. However, there are exceptions where light flywheels can provide just as stable an experience. So, the weight of the flywheel is not necessarily a factor, especially when buying magnetic spin bikes. In this spin bikes reviews in the UK, we have included light and heavy flywheel spinning bikes.
The warranty and its weight capacity: Even the best spin bikes in the US, UK, and other places can break, and it is nice to have some guarantees of getting it replaced. Depending on the user, the weight capacity might also be an important aspect to examine. We featured multiple indoor bikes in our spin bike reviews in the U with generous warranties and easy assembly.
The pedals: Single-sided or Dual-sided. Spin bikes for home gym in the UK that feature dual-sided pedals allow you to ride either with regular gym shoes or with specific lipless spinning shoes. But single-sided pedals only allow the rider to exercise with regular gym shoes and they are common for spin bikes under 500. Just about all of the pedals on this list are comfortable and didn’t need explicit mentions, but on other bikes, they should be examined for their comfort level and adaptability to all foot sizes.
Price: When buying the best spin bikes for home in the UK, price is not always necessarily a factor. There are low-quality spin bikes with monitor in the UK that cost 1000+ GBP while better indoor bikes are available for half that price. Note: We didn’t feature any spin bike on the market in the UK that we thought was overpriced.
Shipping and assembly: Almost all the best indoor bikes in the UK come with free shipping but there are vendors that charge for shipping and that’s an extra cost that you need to consider. Even the best spin bike for home gym in Canada, UK, or US requires assembly. Thankfully, most of them come with clear assembly instructions and tools.
Q: What is the quiets spin bike in the UK?
A: Almost all the spin bikes under 2000 are quiet, especially the ones with magnetic resistance. Our favourite is the M3i, it’s probably the quietest spin bike for the money in the UK.
Q: Does spinning help lose weight?
A: Absolutely. Cycling can be just as effective as using rowing machines or running if done regularly and intensely. It is also much easier on your joints than the classic cardio method.
Q: How much does a spin bike cost?
A: The easy answer is “it depends.” The best spin bikes with screen in Great Britain in the upper tier can cost more than £1600. Yet, it can also be as cheap as £189. It simply depends on the features coming with the bikes.
Q: Can you ride a stationary bike every day?
A: You most certainly can, though it is always good to give the body some sort of rest at least once a week. When using the best home spin bike in the United Kingdom, we suggest you give your body at least 2-days a week to recover.
Q: What spinning bike to buy in the UK?
A: It depends what purpose you want to use the indoor cycles in the UK. If you want to buy spin bikes for commercial facilities, you will have to opt for the best spin bikes in Britain that are made for frequent use. You can consider the Keiser or Life Fitness spin bike in the UK. But if you are looking for the best spin bikes for home use in the Great Britain and you are on budget, you can opt for Sports-tech indoor cycles.
Q: Where can i buy a spin bike in the UK
A: Home spin bikes are widely in the UK, especially across online platforms. On Amazon UK, there are lots of spin bikes that you can choose from. From Amazon, we were able to choose some of the best spinning bikes for home use in England. But if there are fitness equipment stores in your area, it’s also not a bad idea to check their bikes because sometimes, they put big discounts in stores.
There you have it. With bikes from all across the economic and technological spectrum, these are the best indoor bikes for any aspiring cycler or expert in the UK. Hopefully, you can find your favourite and join the ever-growing club of this great pastime!