An exercise bike, otherwise known as a stationary bike, is a type of exercise equipment that simulates riding a bicycle. Almost similar in form to an actual bike, exercise bikes allow many individuals to follow their fitness regimen even while at home.
These help increase one’s endurance, lose weight, get into shape, practice for a bike marathon and basically help one keep fit and strong.
The size of an exercise bike may slightly vary from one type to the next but the dimensions are generally suitable for any room in the house, allowing you to exercise in the living room, your own bedroom, in the patio or pretty much anywhere else that you want to put the bike in.
The size of an exercise bike is basically determined by the type of stationary bike you are looking to get. There are upright exercise bikes and there are recumbent stationary bikes.
Upright Exercise Bike
An upright exercise bike looks like your typical bike except it comes without wheels. With this type of bike, you sit in an upright position and pedal in much the same manner as you would a regular bike.
The size of an exercise bike that allows you to sit in an upright position is typically around 35 inches in length by 21 inches in width by 51 inches in height. This weighs around 67 pounds and can support a maximum weight of 300 pounds.
There is one other size of an exercise bike for this type and it measures roughly around 40.16 inches in length by 20.87 inches in width by 44.5 inches in height. This one can support a maximum user weight of 330 pounds.
Recumbent Exercise Bike
A recumbent exercise bike has a back rest to provide support for your back as you pedal and exercise. This one allows you to sit pretty much in the same way as you would sit behind the wheel of your vehicle.
The size of an exercise bike that is the recumbent type is approximately 63 inches in length by 25 inches in width by 46 inches in height and weighs around 117 pounds.
This type can also support users with a maximum weight of 300 pounds.
Benefits of an Exercise Bike
Other than giving you an ideal exercise equipment that can help you lose weight and increase your endurance, stationary bikes allow you to exercise while reading a book, watching your favorite television show or even while keeping an eye on the kids.
This means that you don’t have to break your routine just so you can exercise for a few minutes on your stationary bike.