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You have a lot of choices when it comes to picking an at-home exercise bike. (We should know—we've tested most of them.) One bike stands out to us as a rare intersection of quality and sensible pricing: the Schwinn IC4. Today, you can get this bike that rivals Peloton at an even lower price than usual for Prime Day 2021—just $799.20, saving you nearly $200.
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We named the Schwinn IC4 our best "basic" bike in our tests on exercise bikes, which basically just means its "compromise" is a small LCD screen instead of a built-in tablet. Other connected bikes, like Peloton, feature tablets. Still, the Schwinn IC4 is hardly bare-bones. It has a solid, sturdy build (you can pay extra to have it assembled, but it is easy enough to put it together), and it comes with a pair of three-pound dumbbells and a wearable, Bluetooth-enabled heart-rate monitor. Its handlebars and seat are adjustable for riders as short as 4 feet, 6 inches, and as tall as 6 feet, 6 inches. The frame is also suitable for anyone weighing up to 330 pounds. The pedals are dual-sided—you can slide into cages on one side or clip-in with SPD-cleat cycle shoes.
The Bluetooth-enabled bike also has a rack to hold a smartphone or tablet, so many Schwinn IC4 riders use it as a Peloton dupe. You don't see as many stats or get to participate in Peloton's famed leaderboard, but you can download the Peloton app and connect it with the bike to see your cadence appear on the app's screen. This allows you to take part in the Peloton experience at a much lower price—the standalone app costs just $12.99 a month, not $39.99 like the version that accompanies Peloton equipment. And, if you aren't a Peloton person, you're certainly not limited to that particular riding method. The Schwinn IC4 also works with Aaptiv, Apple Fitness, Zwift, and more.
All told, this bike is a great value on any day, so this bargain price is a bonus. If you're looking to pedal at home without shelling out a ton of cash, it doesn't get much better than the Schwinn IC4—so make sure to snag it now, before it goes back to full price.
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