Best exercise bikes for working out at home: Peloton, NordicTrack and more

·Contributor, Yahoo Life UK
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Hope onto an at-home exercise bike in the new year to work on reaching your fitness goals without ever leaving the house. (Getty Images)

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In the new year, many of us like to look ahead and hope for a better 12 months, often with a focus on fitness.

While new year's resolutions typically don't last long, focusing on improving your fitness, prioritising your health, and trying something new is a positive approach to working out.

An at-home exercise bike can be a helping hand to work towards any health goals you may have and are a versatile, easy-to-use and convenient piece of equipment.

Best of all, you can cycle miles while bingeing a new TV show, rather than trying to find the motivation to head to the gym during a cold, wet January.

To help you invest in the right one for your needs, we've curated a shopping guide of the very best, across a range of budgets - some in the low hundreds, others in the thousands - and varied sizes and weights. Happy spinning!

Best exercise bikes for at-home workouts

NordicTrack GX4.4 Pro Exercise Bike | £499 from John Lewis

This exercise bike from John Lewis has an oversized seat for comfortable sessions every time.
This exercise bike from John Lewis has an oversized seat for comfortable sessions every time.

John Lewis is a great place to start in your hunt for a new exercise bike. This one from NordicTrack has an oversized cushion seat and handlebars for maximum comfort, with a backlit console display that tracks calories, distance, pulse, RPM, and average speed.

It also comes with a workout library – a digital personal trainer, if you will – with downloadable content and a quiet operating system.

Original Peloton Bike | £1,350 from One Peloton

Discover a new immersive way of working out with Peloton
Discover a new immersive way of working out with Peloton

Discover a new immersive way of working out with Peloton. The high-tech bike comes with a 21.5 inch HD touchscreen screen where you can stream daily live classes from its NYC studio directly into your home and have access to thousands of classes 24/7. An all-access membership is £35 per month.

Crane Exercise Bike | £119.99 from Aldi

Aldi's exercise bike is less than £120.
Aldi's exercise bike is less than £120.

For an exercise bike on a serious budget, look no further than Aldi, whose version costs less than £120. Simple and fuss-free, it has eight resistance levels, a comfortable seat and a handy drinks holder.

Echelon Connect Sport Exercise Bike | £799 from Echelon Fit

Echelon's exercise bike has 32 levels of resistance.
Echelon's exercise bike has 32 levels of resistance.

Echelon has fast become one of the most popular exercise bike brands and, while costly, it has a host of impressive features. You can buy it in one purchase, or pay in monthly instalments. It boasts a magnetic flywheel with 32 levels of resistance, adjustable handlebars, a cushioned seat and, best of all, you can set and track your fitness goals via Bluetooth using the Echelon app.

Reebok Astroride Sprint Exercise Bike | £299 from John Lewis

John Lewis has plenty of exercise bikes to shop - this Reebok one break pad resistance and 6 console features.
John Lewis has plenty of exercise bikes to shop - this Reebok one has brake pad resistance and six console features.

Ensure you enjoy smooth rides with every use with this Reebok exercise bike, which has adjustable brake-pad resistance, a clear LED display, foam-padded saddle, and heavy-duty pedals. It also comes with built-in wheels and no external plug, making it easily portable.

HOMCOM Exercise Bike | £129.99 from Robert Dyas

This bike from Robert Dyas has an LCD monitor showing time, speed, calories and pulse
This bike from Robert Dyas has an LCD monitor showing time, speed, calories and pulse

With belt-driven resistance for customisable intensity and a monitor displaying your time, speed, pulse and calories, this heavy-duty machine is durable and perfect for riding your way to reach your fitness goals. Get a full-body workout in without ever leaving your living room.

Domyos self-powered exercise bike 900 | £399.99 from Decathlon

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Decathlon's exercise bike is fuss-free and easy to use, with a simple setup and handy features like a drinks holder

This cordless exercise bike from Decathlon has comfortable seating and a low straight frame to allow you to ride with a straight back. It's also designed with an 8kg flywheel for smooth pedalling at all times and 24 fitness programmes to help you meet your goals, with four main categories; 24 programmes to help you reach your goals. The programmes are divided into four categories; fitness, toning, weight loss and performance.

Folding Exercise Bike | £169.99 from Amazon

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For Amazon Prime members this exercise bike can be on your doorstep in days

For convenience, you can't beat Amazon, and this folding exercise bike has a very short delivery time so you can start working towards your fitness goals ASAP. Ideal for fitness fanatics, it promises silent magnetic wheels, a sponge backrest, arm tension bands and a tablet holder for watching your favourite TV show while spinning away.

Life Fitness RS1 Lifecycle Recumbent Exercise Bike| £1395 from John Lewis

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Another exercise bike we love from John Lewis is this from Life Fitness, with a heavy-duty welded steel frame and quiet features

If you're shopping with a bigger budget and are keen to invest in a recumbent bike, this option from John Lewis is a fine choice. It's made with side-mounted handlebars, a water bottle holder on the rear, heart rate hand sensors and 13 workout programmes to help provide guidance.

High Street TV Slim Cycle | £229.99 from Very

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This exercise bike from Very has built-in resistance bands so you train cardio and strength

For an exercise bike that can do it all, try this from Very. Thanks to built-in resistance bands, it offers cardio with strength trainers to give a full-body workout. The inclined seat is adjustable and there are eight levels of magnetic resistance on the pedals, making it near silent too.

Ultrasport F-Bike Home Trainer | £121.97 from Amazon

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This exercise bike from Amazon has a backrest for extra support

We love the orange detailing on this Amazon bike, which will add a pop of colour to any room. It's available with or without a backrest, depending on how much support you prefer, and there are eight resistance levels, a folding mechanism for smaller homes and easy assembly. The display monitor will show you all the fitness data you need, too – from duration, calories, speed, distance and pulse.

NOHrD Indoor Bike | £2965 from John Lewis

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This NOHrD exercise bike can be used in an upright or racing position

The wooden feature of this NOHrD exercise bike adds a minimal, rustic touch to fit in with any existing wood furniture you may have. Taking up just 0.44 square metres of floor space, with a handheld device holder, magnetic brake technology, adjustable handlebars and a performance monitor connected to the NOHrD Bike App, it's a state of the art machine.

UREVO Kardio E1 Exercise Bike | £289.99 from Amazon

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This alloy steel exercise bike is sturdy and durable

Another upright bike we love is this option from Amazon, which is solidly built with a steel thickened frame. Providing a smooth and silent ride, it also comes with an adjustable non-slip handlebar, padded seat, LCD monitor to track heart rate, speed, time, distance and calories, a phone and a water bottle holder.

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