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The Best Exercise Bikes with Moving Arms of 2018

The Best Bikes to Help You Stay Fit

If your new year’s resolution is to stay fit, then rest assured, there are plenty of exercise bikes out there that will meet your needs. Of course, some of the best exercise bikes would be those that are as versatile as possible. The manufacturers of these bikes know that many of those devoted to fitness are no longer beholden to just a one-dimensional exercise machine. Indeed, this demographic wants a way to multi-task. This is why exercise bikes with moving arms are some of the best ways to fully meet the needs of this fitness generation. Here are some of the best from 2018 and beyond.

Total Body Recumbent Exercise Bike by Stamina Elite

Sturdiness. That is the best way to describe this exercise bike. One of the main draws to this exercise bike would be that it is very durable with a steel frame and stabilizer bars provided. Moreover, the stamina exercise bike will allow for those who need to adjust the seat; it has allowances for those with both vertical and horizontal needs.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the Stamina Elite has a great resistance mechanism. It can allow the user to utilize eight levels of intensity in order for them to find the best resistance fit to meet their needs. Couple this with the universal resistance knob that controls power to both the legs and the arms, and you have an exercise machine that is top of the line for the 2018 consumer year.

Dual Motion Recumbent Bike by Velocity Exercise

There is no doubt that a lot of people might bristle just a little bit at the price of this option. However, rest assured it is well worth the price. First of all, it possesses a couple stabilizers that help prevent the bike from wobbling when working out. Moreover, it comes with an adjustable back stabilizer that is adjustable even on an inclined surface. Another great thing about this offering is that it is easy to transport. The front stabilizer has wheels that it make it easy to move from place to place. It also has a seat that is adjustable both horizontally and vertically. Finally, it has a thickly padded bike cushion that can easily adjust to the back of the user.

U616 Upright Exercise Bike by Nautilus

One of the benefits of the Nautilus U616 would be the nice blue LCD backlight that it possesses. The best thing about this is that if you use it as a magazine rest, the light will stay in its place, but not shine through the paper. It also has a connectivity feature, complete with Bluetooth that will make it easy for the user to upload their workout. Moreover, it will work well with the “My Fitness Pal” application. This option will also be very sturdy, and many of the individuals trying it out felt that it would handle even more than the recommended 300-pound limit.

510SR Fitness Recumbent Bike by Diamondback

First of all, this bike has a lot of bells and whistles that you would expect for a fancy piece of exercise equipment. However, it is much more than that. First of all, it has a foldout book rest and adjustable arm rest to help those who want to work to be able to do so in comfort. It also sports a cooling fan, cup holder, and MP3 play that might even make the user feel like they are driving a Lexus instead of working out. For an exercise bike with moving arms, this is definitely one of the best. The best thing about this option is that is it is very sturdy and comfortable. Finally, this piece will exhibit a lot of precision when it displays speed options—showing them to a tenth of a mile. Unfortunately, short people will probably not be able to work with this bike, as those under 5’4" may not be able to reach the pedals. They will probably have to go with another option. Although some feel the heart rate monitor could be more accurate, it is definitely still a good option for many individuals. Be careful when shifting the seat if more than one individual is using this bike.

ASUNA 5150 Magnetic Turbo Commercial Indoor Cycling Bike by Sunny Health and Fitness

Another example of a stationary bike with moving arms would be this option. One of the best advantages of the Sunny Health bike is the smooth operation that flows from the chain drive. Moreover, this option also offers a 37.5 aluminum steel flywheel that can make you feel like you are actually biking right out on the road. Both men and women will enjoy this option, simply because it can easily handle up to 350 pounds. Moreover, it also possesses adjustable magnetic resistance that can work in tandem with the braking in order to provide adjustments in small increments.

Spinner Sprint Premium Authentic Indoor Cycle by Spinning

One of the best things about this stationary bike would be the angled handlebars that are positioned in a manner to allow the user to remain comfortable after extended use. Of course, for a lot of individuals who have never tried hardcore spinning, this unique handlebar design may not seem all too important. However, ask anyone who does spinning regularly, and they will tell you this is important. Moreover, another great feature of this bike’s design would be that it is built very well for people of all heights. The bike does a great job on standing climb workouts, too. Finally, although it is does not have too many bells and whistles, the bike's manufacturers wanted to make sure that all users get a quality spin each and every time.

Conclusion

As long as you do your research, you will find a quality exercise bike that will give you a solid workout. These, among many other moving arm exercise bikes, are great options for 2018!