Love indoor cycling but struggling to decide which bike is the right fit for you? Read on to see which bike is the best when it comes to high-end indoor cycling.
With more and more manufacturers getting into the high-end indoor cycling market it can be difficult to pick the right bike for you. Many of the bikes have similar features, making it a difficult decision however, two bikes that consistently come out on top when looking for a high-quality indoor spinning bike are the Peloton indoor cycling bike and the NordicTrack S22i bike.
Both are fantastic, both deserve their place at the top of the pile and both would be suitable options when trying to pick a bike for use at home, but which one is right for you?
If you’re unsure, don’t worry, because in this article we are going to take a look at the Peloton indoor cycling bike and the NordicTrack S22i bike to see which one you should pick when buying an exercise bike to use at home.
Since 2012 Peloton has been a market leader in at-home boutique fitness, helping to bring exercise classes into the home. Through their exclusive Peloton workout app, users can join interactive workout sessions from all over the world and improve their fitness without ever going to the gym. Their bikes have been recognized as some of the best on the market, but let’s take a look at the features to see why it’s so popular.
The Peloton bike is a high-end indoor cycling bike that is perfect for anyone looking to replicate the feeling of being in an exercise class. With live instructors and the ability to see and speak to other members, you’ll start to feel like a little family, no matter where in the world you’re riding from.
The Peloton experience very much replicates a true spin class environment, making it ideal for regular class goers that want to continue group exercise, but on their own terms.
NordicTrack is another premier indoor cycling bike with S22i as it’s flagship model. Not content with designing one of the best bikes on the market for standard spinning workouts, NordicTrack also include a range of tech in their bikes to add a new dimension to any exercise session. Let’s look at what makes the NordicTrack S22i is so popular.
The NordicTrack is one of the best bikes on the market and offers a wide range of workout options for users that want to exercise at home. With the ability to complete instructor lead spin classes or complete a virtual ride of your own the NordicTrack offers a more diverse cycling experience giving you a greater choice of where and how you exercise. If you’re more of a free spirit that likes to ride at different times in different venues, then the NordicTrack could be the better bike for you.
Our Take on - What's the Best Exercise Bike?
There’s not much to choose between these bikes. Both are high-end with some of the best features on the market and both offer an amazing indoor cycling experience.
The decision, therefore, comes down to your own preferences and what you enjoy. If you like the motivation and energy of a live group exercise class then the Peloton is a fantastic choice.
You feel like you’re in the studio and the ability to see and communicate with others will only add to that sense of camaraderie and that feeling of ‘we’re all in this together’ that you can only get in a group setting.
The NordicTrack however has a higher range of tech to give you a more varied type of workout.
You can push yourself with the incline and decline features whether in class or when using the Maps setting for a virtual ride in the real world and with digitally adjusted resistance your trainer will ensure you are always being challenged when you put them in control.
As the classes are not live you won’t get the true group exercise experience but you can still enjoy the vibe of a high energy spinning workout whenever your schedule allows it.
If we were to pick, it would be the NordicTrack S22i that would come out on top.
It’s a hard call to make and either bike would be a great choice but the innovative tech that allows the instructor to control your bike, plus the incline/decline feature, that can be used in Google Maps, pushed it over the edge for us and earned itself a place as the bike you need to have if you’re serious about indoor cycling at home.