Peloton's Cyber Monday deals aren't the best — try these more affordable exercise bikes instead

Underwhelmed with Peloton's Cyber Monday deals? As a fitness writer, here are the five alternative exercise bike offers I'd recommend

Fit&Well testing the Yosuda Indoor Cycling Bike
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As an avid gym-goer and fitness writer, I'm usually super excited by anything exercise-related. I'm also a sucker for a good deal. So now that Cyber Monday has officially landed (and brought with it its promise of top-notch fitness gear for much less), Christmas has come early.

But unfortunately, this year, if there's one brand that hasn't gotten the memo, it's Peloton — which is a shame given that its supercharged Bike+ tops our guide to the best exercise bikes. After much checking (and rechecking), there are no discounts available on the bike-only options via the brand's website.

However, the good news is that while Peloton has yet to come through with deals worth picking up, I've searched the internet to find other brands that have.

There's plenty of inspiration if you're looking for Cyber Monday exercise bike deals, with an impressive $400 off the Echelon Connect Sport-S Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike, now $497 at Walmart. But the options don't end there. Keep scrolling to upgrade your at-home gym for less. 

Cyber Monday exercise bike deals

Bowflex C7 Bike | was $1,299 now $799 at Bowflex

Bowflex C7 Bike | was $1,299, now $799 at Bowflex

I'm a big fan (and owner) of the Bowflex C7 bike, which is the subject of a heavy $500 discount this Cyber Monday. It has 100 magnetic resistance levels, a sleek design, and a sturdy metal frame that remains stable throughout long workouts and sprint sessions. You can access the JRNY app on its 7-inch touchscreen for effective virtual workouts.

Yosuda Indoor Cycling Bike | was $439.99 now $309.99 at Amazon

Yosuda Indoor Cycling Bike | was $439.99, now $309.99 at Amazon

I recently tested this budget bike and found myself surprised and delighted in equal measure with its impressive performance. It might not have the smart features of Peloton, but it does the basics brilliantly, with a cushioned adjustable seat, smooth-moving flywheel, and quiet cycling action. The metrics are basic, but it still has everything you need for a great home workout, especially right now with this 30% saving.

Echelon Connect Sport-S | was $799 now $397 at Walmart

Echelon Connect Sport-S | was $799, now $397 at Walmart

Scooping an exercise bike with an integrated touchscreen for under $400 is a steal. This machine has all the hallmarks of a top spin bike, with 32 resistance levels controlled by a practical dial on the frame, ergonomic handlebars, and a fluid flywheel. But it leaves most other cycles in the dust with its smart features, able to stream a vast selection of classes from the Echelon Fit app. Don't miss out on this huge 50% discount right now. 

NordicTrack Commercial S15i | was $1,299.99 now $699.99 at Best Buy

NordicTrack Commercial S15i | was $1,299.99, now $699.99 at Best Buy

You rarely see NordicTrack's premium machines for less than $1,000, which makes this massive $600 saving so impressive. The bike automatically switches between -10% decline to 20% incline settings and 22 digital resistance settings to mimic a real-world cycle. It comes with a 14-inch touchscreen, a 30-day membership to the iFit app, and a collection of classes led by expert trainers. 

ProForm Smart Power 10.0 | was: $999.99 now $499.99 at Best Buy

ProForm Smart Power 10.0 | was: $999.99, now $499.99 at Best Buy

Like the NordicTrack before, this ProForm bike can also access the expansive iFit app via its built-in touchscreen and comes with a 30-day trial membership. It boasts a smooth, steady, quiet flywheel, solid steel frame, and two 3lb dumbbells, so you can also try some of iFit's strength training workouts. What's more, it's now 50% off thanks to a huge $500 Cyber Monday discount at Best Buy. 

Pooboo Indoor Cycling Bike | was $299.99, now $215.99 at Walmart

Pooboo Indoor Cycling Bike | was $299.99, now $215.99 at Walmart

I believe that indoor cycling bikes need not cost a fortune. And this budget option from Pooboo, which comes with a high-quality heavy-duty flywheel, easy-to-adjust resistance levels, and an LCD monitor, proves my point. It might not come with all the bells and whistles like a Peleton, but coming with a below $250 price tag, it's worth a look in — especially if you want to fit in a quick blast of cardio before Christmas. 

Schwinn IC4 Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike | was $999.99 now $799.99 at Best Buy

Schwinn IC4 Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike | was $999.99, now $799.99 at Best Buy

How do 100 levels of magnetic resistance sound? This kit comes with a 40 lb. flywheel, a backlit LCD, and easy-reach cradles for 3lb dumbbells so you can push your cardio and strength training to new heights while digitally immersing yourself in a world of virtual races. I'm sold! This Cyber Monday, you can enjoy $200 off this Schwinn indoor cycling bike and get your heart pumping for less. 

You might wonder if a cardio-focused machine is really what you're after. In this case, it's worth keeping your eye on the best rowing machines, as these can build muscle, boost your metabolism, and improve cardio fitness. Plus, in our guide, you'll find money off these machines. 

If you want to add some variety to your workouts with a few strength training sessions, use this year's Cyber Monday workout essentials guide to pick up some muscle-building essentials without breaking the bank. 

Harry Bullmore
Fitness Writer

Harry Bullmore is a Fitness Writer for Fit&Well and its sister site Coach, covering accessible home workouts, strength training session, and yoga routines. He joined the team from Hearst, where he reviewed products for Men's Health, Women's Health, and Runner's World. He is passionate about the physical and mental benefits of exercise, and splits his time between weightlifting, CrossFit, and gymnastics, which he does to build strength, boost his wellbeing, and have fun.

Harry is a NCTJ-qualified journalist, and has written for Vice, Learning Disability Today, and The Argus, where he was a crime, politics, and sports reporter for several UK regional and national newspapers.