Detailed Reviews of the Best Folding Exercise Bikes in the UK - New for 2017

The entire purpose behind buying a folding exercise bike is that it makes it easy to store. So in other words, if you like to exercise using an indoor bike, but don't want it sitting around the house all day, then a folding bike will be a good choice for you. Some people also buy them because they are really pushed for space. They may live in an apartment, or a smaller house and simply don't have the room to have a piece of equipment sitting about.

Some others also like the idea of being able to fold it up and take it with them if they are travelling a lot. For most though, they want a folding bike, because they can do their exercise and then put it away until they need it again. That way it is not cluttering up their home.

How Much Are Folding Bikes?

Like most fitness products these days, the choices are plentiful. While that is a good thing in terms of being price competitive, it also makes your choice more complex. The bottom line is, that if you have decided that a folding bike is the right one for you, then you will want it to be able to deliver your fitness goals.

The good news is that these are available from as low as £65. They go much higher as well, but the huge majority are priced between £65-100.​

To try and make your search a little easier, we have a list of the key features, and more importantly the really important pitfalls to avoid, when picking the best folding exercise bike, for your needs. Below you will find a top 5 list. We have put these in order of the highest rated first. That way you can be sure you understand what the buyers are actually saying. 

No 1 - ​Ultrasport Foldable Exercise Bike With Pulse Sensor Grips

Ultrasport Foldable Exercise Bike With Pulse Sensor Grips

Average Price

£108

Folding Bike Description

This model from Ultrasport, gets one of the highest buyer satisfaction ratings in the UK. It is hugely popular with many buyers. It is at the higher end of this style of bike, but buyers believe they get great value for money.

WHAT BUYERS SAY

  • It is very easy to set up and put away thanks to a new curved design, and a simple folding mechanism.
  • Dimensions unfolded: 95 cm (L) x 45 cm (W) x 121 cm (H)
  • Dimensions folded: 36 cm (L) x 45 cm (W) x 142 cm (H), user weight: 100 kg
  • They love the simple LED that measures time, calories, speed, distance, pulse

Easy to Assemble/Easy to Store

This can easily be stored in a broom cupboard, a box room or a spare room. Check the sizes above to make sure that it fits. This folding bike can be assembled at the flick of a wrist and in seconds. 

Good Workout - Easy on the Joints

This bike is good for increasing your stamina. As you pick your own speed you can make this one very easy on the joints. There are 8 resistance levels suitable for both beginners and more advanced cyclists.

Buyers Comments

"This is, to put it mildly, an excellent bike. It costs a little more than most folding exercise bikes, but with good reason. It's much sturdier, than most, and far better made."

This is a really good bike. It is easy to get out and put away. The best thing about it is that it folds incredibly flat for easy storage. To give you an idea, it takes up about the same amount of floor space as two ironing boards folded flat up against a wall.


No 2 - ​Bionix Folding Magnetic Exercise Bike Cardio Exercise

bionix folding exercise bike

Average Price

£63

Available in black, lime green, pink and red colours​

Folding Bike Description

This model from Bionix, gets one of the highest buyer satisfaction ratings in the UK. At 4.7 out of 5 stars, it is hard to beat that type of rating. What is amazing about this one is the price. At under £65, and with such a high rating, it is super value for money.

WHAT BUYERS SAY

  • This one folds away compactly for easy storage,
  • Has a lot of features and measures calories burned, distance, pulse, speed with time read out.
  • 8 levels of resistance, adjustable foot straps and non-skid pedals.
  • Very well made and chip resistant paint
  • Takes about an hour to initially assemble.

No 3 - ​Klarfit X-Bike-700 Foldable Exercise Bicycle

Klarfit X-Bike-700 Foldable Exercise Bicycle

Average Price

£125

Folding Bike Description

This model from Klarfit sells well in the UK. With a high rating of 4.7 stars that is not surprising. It is however twice as expensive as the one above. This model though has different features, so a lot more for your money.

WHAT BUYERS SAY

  • It has a very strong frame, with non-slip pedals and padded handlebars
  • The seat is adjustable with 7 settings and also has extra soft padding, so comfortable on the rear end
  • It is fitted with rubber feet to protect floors against damage and prevent annoying workout noise
  • The heart rate monitors are located on the handlebars which feed the training computer with live data regarding your heart rate

No 4 - ​XS Sports Magnetic Foldable Folding Exercise Bike-X-Bike

XS Sports Magnetic Foldable Exercise

Average Price

£65

Folding Bike Description

This model from XS sports has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. That is of course very high, and at the price of just under £65, makes this a popular choice for buyers. This one is especially good for beginners, or those who want to try indoor cycling for the first time.

WHAT BUYERS SAY

  • It has been designed by the manufacturer to save space with a quick folding mechanism
  • The pedals have adjusting straps and the seat is very well cushioned.
  • This is a brand new bike to their 2016 collection
  • Has a heavier 1.6 Kg resistance wheel

No 5 - ​Olympic 2000 ES-810 Compact Exercise Bike

best pink folding exercise bike

Average Price

£65

Folding Bike Description

If you like pink, then this will make a very good choice. It is in our opinion the best folding exercise bike in pink, currently available on the UK market. Again this one has a high rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

WHAT BUYERS SAY

  • The on board computer measures Speed, Distance, Time, Calories, Scan & Pulse
  • Extremely fast to set up and take down and also easy to store
  • A heavy weight 2.5 Kg flywheel for higher resistances if you want them
  • It really is portable and compact

Which Folding Bike Is Right For You?

If you have read any other information on our website, then you will be aware that there are three types of indoor exercise bike. Those are:

I have shown a list above of the top 5 folding bikes. Recumbent bikes are different though and I have listed those below.

Best Folding Recumbent Exercise Bikes​

These are quite different to the other two types. These are ideal for people with mobility issues, for those recovering from injuries, and many senior citizens prefer to use these. The seat and back rest is padded, and that allows you to exercise the legs, while remaining comfortable with your back and neck fully supported. Again, there are some limited folding options available.​

These are actually quite difficult to find. That is because generally speaking recumbent bikes are designed to fully support the back. People like the feeling that the bike is fully supported, with the saddle and seat attached to bars, that are then on the ground. As you can see from the folding options below, the seat sits out, and is supported by a single bar. These are very secure, but I understand how some people could be a little wary of their strength.

The bottom line on this, is that manufacturers would not make these if they were in anyway dangerous. The reviews from actual buyers support this as well. If you need a recumbent exercise bike that folds away, then the three below are the best we can find on the UK market right now.​

Tecnovita by BH REC BIKE YF93 Recumbent foldable bicycle

folding recumbent exercise bike

Ancheer Folding Recumbent Bike

Ancheer Folding Recumbent Bike

Foldable Exercise Bike with Pulse Sensor Grips Recumbent Magnetic Bike

Foldable Exercise Bike with Pulse Sensor Grips Recumbent Magnetic Bike

No 1 Recumbent Folding - ​Tecnovita by BH REC BIKE YF93 Recumbent foldable bicycle

folding recumbent exercise bike

Average Price

£130

Folding Bike Description

There is no question in my mind that this model from Tecnovita is the very best folding recumbent on the market right now. This classic home trainer, is a very comfortable exercise bike, that will deliver the goods.

WHAT BUYERS SAY

  • The perfect Recumbent position allows for a comfortable exercise.
  • Extremely fast to set up and take down and also easy to store
  • The pedal system has a double drive, which will make pedalling with this Tecnovita fitness bike smooth and quiet.
  • It really is portable and compact

No 2 Recumbent Folding - ​Ancheer Folding Recumbent Bike

Ancheer Folding Recumbent Bike

Average Price

£140

Folding Bike Description

This one has a nice sturdy construction. It is made from a very high quality steel. It is so strong that it can support people weighing up to 300 pounds in weight.

WHAT BUYERS SAY

  • It has memory foam padding on the seat cushion and backrest, and the seat is adjustable.
  • Has a very quiet belt transmission
  • Comes with a 3-year warranty

No 3 Recumbent Folding - ​Foldable Exercise Bike with Pulse Sensor Grips Recumbent Magnetic Bike

folding recumbent exercise bike

Average Price

£90

Folding Bike Description

This is a good looking bike with the main colour being purple. The back rest is solid, and it has 8 levels of resistance, that use a 2.5 Kg flywheel resistance.

WHAT BUYERS SAY

  • There are 7 saddle positions so the seat is easy to adjust and comfortable 
  • The seat and back rest are very well padded. There are also side support handles, that will also allow you to sit straighter if you need to do that for your back.
  • The pedals are anti-slip and the handlebars have padded grips as well.
  • The screen is easy to see, and has 6 readings that include Speed, Distance, Time, Theoretical Calorie burn, Pulse, Scan * Live pulse reading on the handlebar
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