How to buy an exercise bike
Read our reviews of the four best exercise bikes on the market and you'll be able to pick the right one for your needs
The good: A recumbent can offer good lower back support if your posture’s not perfect, and the R3 is as comfy as a hammock. It’s also built like a brick lavatory and has virtually the same console as the machines you’ll see in a gym.
The bad: If you’re training for sports-specific performance, a recumbent obviously might not be the best bet.
MF verdict: For a comfortable ride with plenty of features, this is the best recumbent around.