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 (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab). But the options don't end there. Keep scrolling to upgrade your at-home gym for less. 

Cyber Monday exercise bike deals

  now $799 at Bowflex (opens in new tab)

Bowflex C7 Bike | was $1,299, now $799 at Bowflex (opens in new tab)

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.

  now $309.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Yosuda Indoor Cycling Bike | was $439.99, now $309.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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.

  now $397 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

Echelon Connect Sport-S | was $799, now $397 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

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. 

  now $699.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

NordicTrack Commercial S15i | was $1,299.99, now $699.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

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. 

  now $499.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

ProForm Smart Power 10.0 | was: $999.99, now $499.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

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. 

  now $215.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

Pooboo Indoor Cycling Bike | was $299.99, now $215.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

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. 

  now $799.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Schwinn IC4 Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike | was $999.99, now $799.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab) guide to pick up some muscle-building essentials without breaking the bank. 

Harry Bullmore is a fitness writer covering everything from reviews to features for LiveScience, T3, TechRadar, Fit&Well and more. So, whether you’re looking for a new fitness tracker or wondering how to shave seconds off your 5K PB, chances are he’s written something to help you improve your training.

When not writing, he’s most likely to be found experimenting with a wide variety of training methods in his home gym or trying to exhaust his ever-energetic puppy.

Prior to joining Future, Harry wrote health and fitness product reviews for publications including Men’s Health, Women’s Health and Runner’s World. Before this, he spent three years as a news reporter with work in more than 70 national and regional newspapers.