A spin bike is a very approachable cardio machine for your home gym. That means many people who aren’t familiar with gym equipment are wondering how much they should spend on one. I’ve done some digging into the numbers and here’s how much spin bikes cost.
Spin bikes can cost anywhere from $150 to $2500. A solid and smooth spin bike can be bought for $300 and up. People who want a bike that’s high quality but doesn’t have all the latest tech and mandatory subscriptions are best off with a spin bike that costs $500-$1000.
Below you can find a list of spin bike prices and what you can expect in the different price ranges.
Stationary Spin Bike Prices
Here’s a list I compiled with spin bike prices of a lot of popular models. This is where the information in this article is coming from.
|UREVO||Indoor Cycling Bike||169|
|BowFlex||Velocore bike 22||2200|
|Velocoro Bike 16||1800|
|IC Bike SE||1099|
|Horizon Fitness||5.0 IC||599|
|EX 5S 10||700|
You can see that prices for spin bikes range from $150 to about $2500. The average price of spin bikes in this list is $844. That gives some indication of what you can expect to pay but since this is not an exhaustive list it’s not a very reliable number.
Here are some other observations from this list:
A better way to look at what you can expect to pay for a spin bike is by looking at the different price ranges and matching the price range to your needs/expectations.
Spin Bike Price Ranges
How much you should pay for your stationary bike depends on your budget and how you use it. People who want a relatively relaxed workout a few times a week can get away with an entry-level model. People who want to work out hard are best served by a mid-range model. And if you want all the bells and whistles, the high-end range is where you need to look.
Let’s take a look at the different price ranges and what you can expect from them.
Entry-Level Spin Bikes ($150 – $500)
In this price range, you mostly find small brands that aren’t known. They’re often OK but parts availability and reliability are a concern with those brands. However, there are a few established brands that sell bikes in this range.
I’d recommend spending at least $300 on a spin bike. The models that cost less than that work but the longevity isn’t great and they often don’t feel sturdy enough to go all out on a hard workout. The YOSUDA bikes are a great starting point for affordable stationary bikes.
Mid-Range Spin Bikes ($500 – $1,000)
There are a lot of spin bikes available in the middle of the price range. Most people will be best off with a bike in this category. They are generally reliable, smooth, and sturdy and have some nice features.
In this price range, look at Schwinn bikes. They have several models in this price range and they are good value for money. Echelon is also a popular choice. Most people will be best off shopping in this category since you get that extra bit of quality, smoothness, and sturdiness.
High-End Spin Bikes ($1,000 – $2,500+)
Demanding people should shop in the high-end category. Here you’ll get the best materials, build quality, and customer service combined with all the tech.
These bikes are for the serious athlete, people who work out hard every day, or those who want all the latest features. And of course, people who just want the best. The Peloton bikes fall into this category of course but there are alternatives.
Factors Affecting the Cost of Spin Bikes
Of course, prices don’t just come out of thin air. There are a lot of factors that impact the price you have to pay for a spin bike, here are the most important ones:
In my experience, you want to focus on the build quality, resistance type, size, and weight capacity. The big screen is nice but you can usually get the same functionality with the iPad you’ve already got laying around. However, the basics are important. The bike should be sturdy, smooth, and fit you. A bike that’s not smooth will be frustrating long after the novelty of the big screen wears off.