This Yosuda bike is one of our all-time favorites — and now it's cheaper than ever

Yosuda Indoor Stationary Cycling Bike deal: Image shows bike being tested by Live Science
The Yosuda exercise bike, seen here being ridden by Live Science's resident fitness writer Sam Hopes, is now available on Amazon with a 32% saving (Image credit: Future)

If you're looking for a low impact alternative to running this winter then cast your eye over this Yosuda Indoor Stationary Cycling Bike deal (opens in new tab). The already wallet-friendly piece of fitness kit left our resident fitness writer thoroughly impressed with its smooth ride, sturdy design and refreshing simplicity, and now you can snap one up for a fraction of the price thanks to Amazon (opens in new tab) knocking almost a third off its already modest cost. 

In our quest to find the best exercise bikes (opens in new tab) our fitness writer put top models to the test, with this Yosuda (opens in new tab) cycle earning the coveted crown of "best budget option". Now, thanks to a significant new discount, you can save a further $140 — a fact that only cements its cost-savvy credentials. 

During their tests, our writer was delighted to find the Yosuda bike had a plush cushioned saddle, toe cage and drinks holder, as well as a fluid flywheel with a wide range of resistance settings. So they could enjoy a customizable, comfortable and challenging workout, able to work up a sweat without suffering from an aching butt (something that can't be said for some of the Yosuda's thin-seated competitors).

You can also keep tabs on your exercise metrics, including estimated calorie burn, distance covered, time elapsed and speed, via an LCD monitor mounted above the handlebars. 

Now $299.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Yosuda Indoor Stationary Cycling Bike | Was $439.99 Now $299.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (down 32%)
With its straightforward set-up and robust build, the Yosuda Indoor Stationary Cycling Bike is one of the best exercise bikes you can buy, earning the title of best budget stationary bike from our fitness writer. Now with $140 off at Amazon, it's even better value for money than before. 

The Yosuda bike doesn't have the touchscreens and mod cons of Pelotons and the like, but that's part of its appeal. It's devilishly straightforward to set-up and get started, so you can dive straight into your workout. It's also ideal for circuit workouts or functional training (opens in new tab), as you can hop on and off between sets of free weight exercises to really feel the burn. 

However, if you do fancy a dedicated cycling session, there's nothing to stop you using it with follow-along fitness apps like iFit. This way, you can enjoy many of the benefits of an exercise bike fitted with a touchscreen, without the inflated price. 

But, why should you choose an exercise bike over the best treadmills (opens in new tab), or other workout equipment designed for your home (opens in new tab)?

Well, for starters, exercise bikes are a great way to get your fitness fix, offering the opportunity to crush calories (opens in new tab) and boost your cardiovascular endurance (opens in new tab) without putting the extra stress on your knees and ankles that comes with the likes of running and most ball-oriented sports.

What's more, you don't have to brave the elements (whether that's raging heat or relentless rain) and can instead enjoy a rigorous workout from the comfort of your own home.

But don't just take our word for it. A 2019 systematic review into the benefits of indoor cycling, published in peer-reviewed scientific journal Medicina (opens in new tab), concluded that three months of regular indoor cycling "may be effective to improve aerobic capacity" and six months of the activity can reduce blood pressure.

The review goes on to say that, combined with the right diet, indoor cycling may also be recommended for dropping body fat, lowering cholesterol and losing weight without losing muscle mass. So, we think it's about time you got back into the saddle. 

For more great deals on stationary cycles, read our roundup of the best exercise bikes on sale (opens in new tab)

Now $299.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Yosuda Indoor Stationary Cycling Bike | Was $439.99 Now $299.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (down 32%)

The Yosuda Indoor Stationary Cycling Bike was a favorite with our fitness writer, who tested it in their quest to find the best exercise bikes. Amazon has now knocked 32% off its original asking price, saving you a cool $140. 

Harry Bullmore
Fitness writer

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.