Fitness Savvy has compiled a list of the best folding exercise bikes for home use in 2023.
While most other best fold-away exercise bike guides include around ten options, we’ve sifted through them to bring you only the best seven.
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Best Foldable Exercise Bike Rankings
Below is a quick summary of the folding exercise bike rankings. Click the link below to read more about that particular model.
- Pro Fitness FEB2000 Folding Exercise Bike
- Ultrasport F-Bike
- Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike
- Exerpeutic (EXER6) Unisex Adult Exerpeutic 400XL
- XerFit Folding Magnetic Exercise Bike
- Roger Black Gold Folding Exercise Bike
- Opti Exercise Bike with Console Feedback
Pro Fitness FEB2000 Folding Exercise Bike
The Pro Fitness FEB2000 Folding Exercise Bike is a new addition to Fitness Savvy’s Best Folding Exercise Bike list for 2023, earning a top Savvy Score of 9.7 out of 10.
Priced at an affordable £129 at the time of writing, the FEB2000 packs all the right features for this price point.
It includes back support and eight resistance levels, and like most foldable bikes in our round-up, it can accommodate users of up to 100 kg.
It stands out from the crowd with a heavy 3 kg precision-balanced flywheel.
Some customers reported noisy units or pedals falling off; however, we did not experience these issues while testing, so these complaints are in the minority.
- Includes the heaviest flywheel on our list for 2023.
- The seat is comfortable and includes a backrest for additional support.
- The quality exceeds expectations for the price point.
- the Pro Fitness FEB2000 is easy to assemble and fold away.
- An ideal form of low-impact exercise for those with joint problems.
- Several customers reported that the pedals came off after a few uses.
- One customer complained of a clanking noise when pedalling.
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The Ultrasport F-bike has been a popular folding bike for several years. It’s a German brand, so you can expect German engineering quality.
It ranks number two on our list, having achieved a Savvy Score of 9.6 out of 10 – making it one of the best folding exercise bikes we have reviewed to date. It previously occupied first place on our list.
The Ultrasport F-Bike is also the best budget folding bike in the UK – with some versions costing as little as £80 new.
The bike has an enormous range of options and colours. You can compare prices for all versions and learn about the differences on our main Ultrasport comparison page.
All foldable exercise bikes we encountered had similar features, such as eight magnetic resistance levels, foldable design, 100 kg max user weight etc. The Ultrasport stood out thanks to its range of options – some have a higher max user weight of 130 kg, there are multiple colour choices, and you can buy with or without a backrest.
- The F-Bike is lightweight and easy to move.
- It’s available in a range of colour options.
- Features eight resistance levels.
- Some models include a mobile phone holder (such as the F-rider).
- The collapsible design is safe and compact for easy storage.
- The gel saddle is more comfortable than other similarly priced alternatives.
- The battery-powered LCD reduces pesky cords.
- Includes customisable workouts.
- Super-easy to put together.
- Cheap and cheerful – perfect for beginners and those on a budget.
- Maximum user weight options from 100 kg to 130 kg.
- The eight resistance levels might not be challenging enough for advanced users.
- It might not be suitable for shorter users due to restrictions in adjusting the seat.
- Users over 6 feet tall might suffer the opposite issue, with the bike being too small.
- Screws on the bottom have led to holes in people’s floors – we recommend investing in a protection mat.
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Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike
The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike makes our list for 2023 with a Savvy Score of 9.5 out of 10.
While more expensive than other options on our list, it seems justified; after all, it boasts the highest maximum user weight of 136 kg (300 lbs) and features a 3-piece crank for a smoother and more consistent ride.
This fold-up exercise bike has received over 18,000 reviews on Amazon, which is a testament to how popular a bike it is.
While most customer reviews were favourable, some users reported issues such as clanking sounds while pedalling and the LCD batteries running out quickly.
- Easy and quick to assemble, according to most customers who bought this folding bike.
- Well-packaged with easy-to-follow instructions.
- It has a maximum user weight of 136 kg – higher than any other folding bike we’ve reviewed.
- Feels solid and sturdy, even for users close to the maximum user weight, as several testers report.
- Thousands of buyers state that the seat is comfortable.
- Several reviewers reported clacking sounds after a few weeks of use.
- One buyer complained that the console used up batteries too quickly.
- The calories burned stats do not change to reflect the rider’s workout intensity: for example, 5 km at low or high speed shows the same calories burned.
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Exerpeutic (EXER6) Unisex Adult Exerpeutic 400XL
The Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike comes in at number four with a Savvy Score of 9.4.
5,000 customer reviews provide enough data to learn what’s good and what’s not. While most buyers were pleased with the Exerpeutic 400XL, some were unhappy.
On the plus side, the bike is quiet, easy to put together, compact, well-built and priced right. On the flip side, some customers reported noisy machines or found the assembly tricky – however, these gripes seem to be a minority.
In our option, there are only two significant negatives to be aware of. With these in mind, don’t buy this bike if:
- More than one person will use it, and one of those users is under 5′ 6″; otherwise, you’ll need to screw and unscrew the seat to adjust it.
- You want a fully recumbent bike. This machine is not fully recumbent.
- The seat includes a backrest.
- Many customers said the seat is nice and comfortable.
- The Exerpeutic EXER6 is sturdy and well-built.
- Most customers report that the bike is easy to assemble, with clear instructions, and should be up and running within an hour.
- This folding exercise bike is whisper-quiet when in operation.
- Its compact design makes it perfect for those with limited space availability.
- With less than 300 miles on the bike, one user updated their review to say they were having problems with the flywheel.
- Users under 5′ 6″ must manually adjust the seat.
- Customer service is not great, according to several disgruntled customers.
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XerFit Folding Magnetic Exercise Bike
The XerFit Folding Magnetic Exercise Bike makes our list with a Savvy Score of 9.3 out of 10.
This is one of the lightest fold-away exercise bikes, with a flywheel weight of 1.2 kg.
Overall, the features are similar to other bikes in our roundup – eight resistance levels, 100 kg max user weight, and foldable design. However, there are fewer colour options than the Ultrasport F-bike, and this bike won’t be safe if you weigh over 100 kg.
- The XerFit is a great-value folding bike.
- It’s easy to put together and store away.
- The design is lighter than comparable folding bikes, with a heavier flywheel.
- Features a solid build quality.
- According to one user, the saddle height is not adjustable enough.
- One reviewer said that the resistance is not very good.
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Roger Black Gold Folding Exercise Bike
Roger Black is a popular brand in the UK. They are renowned for cheap home gym equipment with a degree of quality.
The Roger Black Gold Folding Exercise Bike makes our list at number six with a Savvy Score of 9.2. Unfortunately, the higher price tag limits its score. It retails for £179 (at the time of writing), which is noticeably more expensive than other foldable exercise bike options.
That said, it has the joint heaviest flywheel at 3 kg (more than twice as heavy as some others in our roundup). A heavier flywheel makes for a smoother and more comfortable ride. And at just 17.6 kg total weight, it’s clear a large chunk of the bike’s weight is the flywheel.
If this bike were priced lower, at £110, it would have made number one on our list. However, it’s ideal for those seeking a solid ride with a budget of £150 – £200.
- The Roger Black Gold Folding Bike is simple to use.
- With clear instructions, this bike is simple to set up.
- Folds away to save space.
- Quiet operation.
- Several users reported broken casing on delivery.
- The seat is not high enough for users over 5′ 10″.
- There is not enough resistance. One user reported levels 1 – 7 being very easy and 8 like riding up a mountain.
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Opti Exercise Bike with Console Feedback
Finally, we bring you the Opti Exercise Bike. This bike scored 9.1 out of 10 and is the lightest in our round-up.
It can be purchased through Argos – so you might be able to collect it on the same day.
It’s not as cheap as other bikes on our list, and it does not have the heaviest flywheel. In fact, it doesn’t beat the other options in any area, which is why it has come bottom of our list.
That said, customer reviews for this bike are favourable, with thousands of happy customers.
If you want the lightest foldaway exercise bike from a company with great customer service and you weigh less than 100 kg, then this bike is certainly worth the money.
It’s also a great option if you want to get your bike the same day from Argos.
- Smooth & quiet operation.
- Great value for money.
- Easy to use.
- Folds away.
- Available the same day from most Argos stores in the UK.
- Some users found the seat too low.
- Assembly can be fiddly, especially the pedals. Many suggest allocating two people to make things easier.
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What To Look For When Buying a Folding Exercise Bike
When buying folding exercise bikes, you should look out for these four key features:
- Is it foldable, and if so, what are the dimensions? Some bikes might appear to be foldable or even be advertised to be when they’re not. Just make doubly sure that you’re looking at a folding bike. The description should provide the standard and folded dimensions so you’ll be confident it will fit your available space. It’s also worth noting the bike’s folding mechanism – it should be safe and easy to operate.
- What is the maximum user weight? Due to their lightweight design, folding bikes have a lower maximum user capacity. We found the range to be about 100 kg – 136 kg (220 – 300 lbs), so be mindful that your chosen model can support your weight. The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Bike and the Exerpeutic (EXER6) Unisex Adult Exerpeutic 400XL have the highest maximum user weight of 136 kg. We recommend these models for those who weigh over 110 kg.
- How many resistance levels does it have? Nearly all the bikes we reviewed included 8 to 10 resistance levels. Choose one with at least eight levels to ensure value for money.
- How heavy is the flywheel? A heavier flywheel makes for a smoother ride. If the flywheel weight isn’t stated, you should be cautious. Sometimes the flywheel is described as precision-balanced – this is also a good choice if the weight isn’t mentioned.