Air bikes are the indoor bicycles in which resistance is provided through a fan. When user moves the pedal it moves a fan attached to it. The fan blades are designed in a way that the air pressure resists the movement. The faster user moves the pedal the more resistance fan generates, and hence it makes for a great HIIT workout tool.
There are air bikes from many popular brands available in the market. We have reviewed some of them in this article.
Top 5 Air Bikes Comparison:
Let’s take an indepth look on our recommended Air Bikes:
This is a premium air bike by Rogue that can be customized with a weight capacity of 350 lbs. When it comes from Rogue, you must be sure that it you need not to worry about the quality of material used for construction of this bike. It is made of durable steel tubes finished with black powdercoat and handles are gripped with rubber sleeves.
The weight of the bike is 127 LBs and it is very stable with that weight, and at the same time it is easy to move using the small and strong 1″ polyurethane front wheels.
The Rogue Echo Air Bike is suitable for people of all heights, as it’s seat can be adjusted to 8 levels, and can also be adjusted to move in front or towards back.
Compatible with Apps: This air bike has a nice display to show the live performance report and can be attached to Polar Heart Rate transmitter
Company also provides a 2 year guarantee on this product.
Additional Accessories: The Rogue Echo Bike can be paired with a Phone Holder, as well as a Wind Guard to further adjust the air resistance.
Rogue Echo Pros
Rogue Echo Cons
This is another leading and one of the most durable Air Bike available in the market. It has seven inbuilt programs like Tabata, Intervals, Watts, Heart Rate to set it according to your fitness goals. It can bear a user weighing upto 350 lbs. The seat is highly adjustable with that can be adjusted in 6 ways (up, down, to and fro and sideways). You can judge its durability and smoothness by the fact that it has twenty ball bearings throughout the frame.
The fan is built of high quality steel with a 25 inch diameter, and hence provide maximum air resistance. The LED display shows all the relevant workout metrics that include calorie, distance, heart rate, speed, RPM and duration. The display console can be integrated with Polar Chest straps to monitor heart rates. The LED also keeps popping up inspirational messages to keep your energy level high while working out.
This assault air bikes is a perfect fit for your home gym, as it eats up little space and is low maintenance, hence it becomes a good investment for a long time.
Lifecore Fitness Pros
Lifecore Fitness Cons
Marcy is a 50 years old brand and has earned a reputation of providing high end fitness products like Marcy AIR 1 Fan Bike. This air resistance bike provides an ultimate High Intensity workout with its dual action arms for upper body toning. It is built using 14-gauge steel tubing and the body is powder coated to make it scratch resistance. The machine has wheels at the bottom to move it easily within the room. To make it stable and making the workout more safe, levelers are provided at the bottom to adjust to uneven surface.
The seat can be adjusted vertically to make it easy to operate for people of different heights. Marcy deluxe Air bike has large and clear battery operated LCD display to track the time, speed, distance traveled, and calories burned.
The Marcy Deluxe AIR 1 comes with 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Marcy Deluxe Pros
Marcy Deluxe Cons
Schwinn are the leaders in Air Bike space with their innovative wind resistance technology. The AD6 Airdyne bike is built keeping in mind all the minute details about comfort, convenience, safety, durability and smoothness points for an effective workout. For examples, foot pedals are equipped with adjustable self balancing straps, the BioSynch linkage system is covered with a panel for extra safety and offers additional accessories like Reading Rack and Wind Screen.
The drive system is based on the concept of Dual-Stage Torque Belt drive supported with BioSynch linkage system. It can bear a weight of about 300 lb. / 136 kg.
Schwinn AD6 Pros
Schwinn AD6 Cons
This is an advanced version of Air Bike from Schwinn with Single stage belt drive, unlike other Air Bikes that used chain driven system. It boasts of a 26 blade fan which offers more resistance than other Air Bikes available in the market. It has built in HIIT programs.
The High Resolution display provides important data about your workout. The wind resistance fan is quiet and smooth. Customers can buy extended warranty. It is ideal for people who have some trouble walking properly or they are in a rehabilitation stage after an injury.
It’s multi grid handle bars are suitable for various type of workouts and also offer extra comfort to the user.
The cushioned seat is large enough to accommodate people with large hips and it is auto adjusted biomechanically for comfortable knee movement.
Schwinn Airdyne Pro Pros
Schwinn Airdyne Pro Cons
Our favorite air resistance bike is the Rogue Echo Bike, which provides you with a huge 350 pound maximum user weight, with good enough length and width. Coming in a close second is the Lifecore Fitness Assault Air Bike, which comes with heart rate sensors, is durable and comes with 25 inch wheels. Rounding out our top 3 is the Marcy Deluxe Air-1, with its clear LCD, 14 inch steel tube frame frame and 2 year warranty.