Space-Saving Fitness: Our Favorite Folding Exercise Bikes in Canada
Upright exercise bikes as well as recumbent exercise bikes have become a staple in home exercise routines in Canada. These cardio machines are great for entire-body workouts and can accommodate different levels of experience, intensity, and fitness goals.
While many of these exercise bikes in Canada are heavy and they do better to leave where they are, many people don’t have the option of a large piece of exercise equipment just sitting in their home.
They need something that can be easily moved like a folding stationary bike. Some may not be aware that this lighter and more convenient type of indoor exercise bike is available, but these convenient exercise bikes in Canada are definitely worth looking into. This list will help you choose the best foldable exercise bike in Canada for your needs.
Taking advantage of a collapsible stationary bike will give you the option to store it away easily whenever it’s not in use, saving precious floor space. They’re lightweight and convenient. They also are far more forgiving on a budget.
One of the biggest drawbacks to a foldable exercise bike is that whenever you have a collapsible frame on something, it means that the frame isn’t as strong as one that’s solid and unmovable. This means these easy-to-store and easy-to-move convenient bikes won’t be able to handle more intense and rigorous workouts like air exercise bikes in Canada or spin bikes in Canada would do.
Best Foldable Exercise Bike in Canada Compared
|Exerpeutic 7150 Folding Exercise Bike||No, Only Semi-Recumbent||Laptop Holder & Storage Drawer||Dual Bottle & Cup Holders||Side-Grip Handlebars with Pulse||Without Resistant Band||300 Pounds||Min: 154 cm
Max: 192 cm
|FitDesk Folding Desk Exercise Bike||Yes, Recumbent & Upright||Laptop Holder & Storage Drawer||No Bottle Holder||Without Side-Grip Handlebars||With Resistant Band||300 Pounds||Min: 146 cm
Max: 198 cm
|leikefitness Foldable Exercise Bike||Yes, Recumbent & Upright||Tablet Holder||No Bottle Holder||WithSide-Grip Handlebars||Without Resistant Band||220 Pounds||Min: 150 cm
Max: 185 cm
|XTERRA FB350 Folding Exercise Bike||Yes, Recumbent & Upright||No Tablet Holder (Only Phone Holder)||No Bottle Holder||Side-Grip Handlebars Without Pulse||Without Resistant Band||225 Pounds||Min: 148 cm
Max: 177 cm
|Songmics Collapsible Exercise Bike||No, Only Upright Position||Phone Holder||No Bottle Holder||Without Side-Grip Handlebars||Without Resistant Band||220 Pounds||Min: 149 cm
Max: 182 cm
|Marcy Stationary Folding Exercise Bike||No, Only Upright Position||Phone Holder||No Bottle Holder||Without Side-Grip Handlebars||Without Resistant Band||300 Pounds||Min: 147 cm
Max: 174 cm
|Exerpeutic 1200 Folding Exercise Bike||No, Only Upright Position||Phone Holder||No Bottle Holder||Without Side-Grip Handlebars||Without Resistant Band||300 Pounds||Min: 150 cm
Max: 185 cm
|Exerpeutic 525XLR Folding Exercise Bike||No, Only Semi-Recumbent||No Phone or Tablet Holder||No Bottle Holder||With Side-Grip Handlebars||Without Resistant Band||400 Pounds||Min: 157 cm
Max: 198 cm
Exerpeutic 7150 Folding Exercise Bike
With an adjustable tablet holder, two cup holders, and a storage drawer, the Exerpeutic WORKFIT 7150 1000 was a strong second. The backrest and seat use Airsoft foam cushioning to make a comfortable semi-recumbent workout. The LCD display shows distance, calories burned, time, speed, heart rate, and has a scan option. Unfortunately, there are no resistance bands for working the upper body, which is a big disadvantage.
Another disadvantage was that the EXERPEUTIC WORKFIT 7150 1000 was heavier than the FitDesk at 65 pounds. While this isn’t a huge difference, it might be noticeable enough for you while moving it. While folded, the Exerpeutic WORKFIT 7150 1000 takes up 21.5 inches long by 25.5 inches wide. When fully assembled, it takes 45.3 inches long, 25 inches wide, and 51.3 inches tall.
This folding stationary bike is a semi-recumbent style and can support up to 300 pounds. It can accommodate users between 5 feet and 6 feet, 3 inches. There are built-in pulse sensors and handgrips by the seat for support.
The Exerpeutic WORKFIT 7150 1000 folding recumbent exercise bike has a limited 3-year warranty and 8 levels of resistance to accommodate multiple experience levels and goals. While the extra weight was a problem, there are transport wheels to make it a little easier to move this one around.
The Exerpeutic WORKFIT 7150 1000 is a great bike. I love the storage drawer and the cup holders. They make it easy to build a daily routine around the bike, which leads to an increase in exercise.
- Has pulse sensors, Great quality, Has a table holder, Has a storage drawer, Handgrips on the side of the seat.
- There are no resistance bands, it is not two-in-one design (it’s adjust to full upright or full recumbent, it is semi-recumbent).
FitDesk Folding Desk Exercise Bike
Being able to multitask while exercising is the biggest benefit of a fold away exercise bike with a built-in table holder. With the FitDesk Exercise Bike it is possible to work on your laptop, watch shows on a screen bigger than my phone’s, and even write down my schedule. It is so convenient to workout because it doesn’t change your schedule. There are resistance bands for working the upper body, and the digital monitor shows mileage, calories, and time. There are handgrips by the seats for when doing a semi-recumbent workout.
The FitDesk exercise bike is a great compact exercise bike with a white and black design that looks good in any room. It’s not heavy, weighing only 47 pounds, so you can easily move it around as needed. When ready to use this compact folding stationary bike is only 28 inches long, 16 inches wide, and 45 inches tall. When folded it’s only 20.5 inches wide, 26 inches long, and 58 inches tall.
The FitDesk can be used as an upright or as a semi-recumbent bike with a comfortable backrest. It can support users up to 300 pounds in weight and can accommodate anyone from 4 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet, 6 inches tall. It would be better if there were built-in pulse sensors, however, the convenience was enough of a benefit that the FitDesk beat out all the others for the best folding exercise bike in Canada.
There are 8 levels of resistance so you can increase or decrease depending on what your specific goals are. While the folding frame and lightweight already make it easy for you to move it around, the transport wheels make it even more so. There is a 1-year limited warranty on the frame and a 90-day limited warranty for non-structural parts.
The FitDesk exercise bike an excellent choice. It is easy to fold up and store away, and you might find it helpful to be able to work right on the bike.
- Has a tablet holder, Can be used as an upright and semi-recumbent, and Has resistance bands for upper body workouts.
- There are no pulse sensors and no side-grip handlebars.
leikefitness Foldable Exercise Bike
Of all the bikes, I think the leikefitness looked the best with its light blue flywheel casing and monitor area. It makes for a nice spot of color. There are resistance bands for targeting the upper body and handgrips by the seat for extra balance. The digital monitor shows time, distance, speed, calories burned, and heart rate through the built-in pulse sensors on the handlebars. Unfortunately, this one is currently couple hundreds overpriced which dropped it down on our list.
The leikefitness weighed a little less than the FitDesk at 45 pounds, which makes it incredibly easy for you to store it away, and it only measures 53 inches long, 21 inches wide, and 22 inches tall when folded. When assembled and ready for use, it takes up 42 inches long, 21 inches wide, and 42.3 inches tall.
The user weight limit on the SerenLife collapsible exercise bike is 265 pounds, so it doesn’t support as much as the FitDesk or the EXERPEUTIC WORKFIT 7150 1000.
This fold up stationary bike can be used as an upright or as a semi-recumbent style and has 8 levels of magnetic resistance. You might be a bit disappointed with the lack of transport wheels, but the lightweight makes up for that.
The leikefitness felt sturdy and looks great. While it doesn’t have certain features that I like, it does have resistance bands, an excellent tablet holder, adjustable seat, and pulse sensors.
- Great and stylish appearance, Perfect tablet holder, and Can be used as an upright or semi-recumbent.
- No pulse sensors on the side handlebars and overpriced
XTERRA FB350 Folding Exercise Bike
5 used from C $172.27
The XTERRA FB350 is a great foldable stationary bike with handgrips by the seat and built-in pulse sensors. The monitor will show heart rate, distance, speed, time, and calories burned. You will miss the resistance bands that other bikes have for working the upper body. If you wanted a more full-body exercise, you have to use something else. There is no table holder, which is another negative for a workaholic.
The lack of a table helps this one out with weight. It’s only 42.3 pounds. When assembled it takes up 40.5 inches long, 21 inches wide, and 48 inches tall. When folded and ready to store away, it only takes 20.5 inches long, 20 inches wide, and 50.5 inches tall.
The lightweight frame will only support users up to 225 pounds, and the height requirements can be adjusted to fit users 4 feet, 10 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches, so it won’t be the best for someone who’s really tall.
Although this is an upright only bike, it does have a nice backrest. While it’s already incredibly lightweight, it also has transport wheels to be even easier to move. There are 8 resistance levels and a decent warranty that covers parts for 1-year and brakes and in-home labor up to 90-days.
This folding exercise bike is great for basic functions. It has the features that make this style of cycling equipment great, but it does lack some other features that are nice to have.
- There are pulse sensors and There are transport wheels.
- There are no resistance bands and There is no table holder.
Songmics Collapsible Exercise Bike
I found the Songmics to be simple in design and function. It doesn’t have many additional features like resistance bands, a table, or support handgrips by the seat. It is simply a collapsible upright stationary bike. It does have pulse sensors in the handlebars and the LCD monitor will show calories burned, distance, time, heart rate, and has a scan option.
One great thing about the Songmics’s simplicity is that it only weighs 34.8 pounds. When folded and stored away, it measures 19 inches long, 17.5 inches wide, and 53 inches tall. While ready for use it measures 32 inches long, 17.5 inches wide, and 46 inches tall.
I don’t like the fact that it doesn’t have a backrest, though since it’s an upright only style that’s not as important. The Songmics can accommodate up to 220 pounds in weight and can be adjusted to fit anyone between 5 feet and 6 feet tall.
There are transport wheels to help make storing it away easier, and it can be set to 8 different levels of resistance. Progear also offers a 1-year limited warranty just in case.
The Songmics is great with the basics, which will be perfect for some users. I found that it misses some of the extra features it could have had, but it does perform excellently.
- There are transport wheels, Tablet holder, and There are built-in pulse sensors.
- There is no backrest and There are no resistance bands.
Marcy Stationary Folding Exercise Bike
3 used from C $125.60
Marcy is a fairly well-known name with athletic equipment. This one is similar to the Songmics. Both are very simple in design. Just like the Songmics the Marcy bike lacks resistant bands, a table, and handgrips by the seat. One place they differ is that while the Songmics does have a pulse sensor, the Marcy doesn’t. The monitor will show time, speed, distance, and calories burned. There’s also a scan option for hands-free information.
When folded up the bike only takes up 14 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 51 inches tall. When fully assembled, it takes 32 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 42 inches tall. The Marcy foldable exercise bike in Canada weighs a low 37 pounds and has transport wheels to be incredibly easy to move around.
The frame can support up to 250 pounds for users. The user height limits go by inseam length instead of user height and can accommodate an inseam between 28 inches and 33 inches. I did find the overall black and white frame design to be a little too simple for my preference.
This is an upright only bike with 8 levels of resistance to choose from. Marcy offers a 2-year limited warranty on the frame, so you can rely on having issues covered if any arise.
Similar to the previous entry on the list, the Marcy Folding Exercise Bike is a great basic bike. I don’t like the lack of pulse sensors. While it’s not my favorite design, it performs well and will suit someone who really small space and likes to keep their workouts simple.
- The user height requirements use inseam measurements which is more accurate.
- There are no resistance bands and There are no pulse sensors.
Exerpeutic 1200 Folding Exercise Bike
The Exerpeutic 1200 is a great foldable exercise bike in Canada. The frame is sturdy and well-built. I was disappointed that there is no table holder or resistance bands for upper body exercising. The built-in pulse sensors in the handlebars are great, and the monitor shows heart rate, as well as calories burned, distance, time, and speed.
The sturdier frame does weigh more than many other folding exercise bikes in Canada, weighing about 43 pounds, and the frame can be folded to only take up 22 inches long, 20 inches wide, and 55.5 inches tall. When open and ready to use, it takes up 31 inches long, 20 inches wide, and 46 inches tall.
The heavier frame can hold heavier users, supporting up to 300 pounds in weight, but the height requirements don’t accommodate users under 5 feet, 3 inches tall. However, it will support users up to 6 feet tall and has handgrips for added support.
The Exerpeutic 1200 collapsible upright stationary bike is an upright only bike with the usual 8 resistance levels. There are transport wheels to make it easier to move, which you will find helpful since it does weigh a little more than some. It comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
The frame is strong and feels like it will last longer and be able to handle a more intense workout. It performed well and seems like it will do well for users with larger body frames.
- There are built-in pulse sensors and It’s a sturdier and stronger frame.
- It’s heavier than other options and There are no resistance bands.
Exerpeutic 525XLR Folding Exercise Bike
This is another one with no tablet holder, which I still find disappointing, but the Exerpeutic 4153 Gold 525XLR has a slightly unusual benefit of having no handlebars in the front. The handgrips at the seat level are all there are and this makes it so that you can easily watch something or interact with things in front of you. You could even move it to be at a real desk if you wanted to, which gave me even more room to work. There were no resistance bands, but there are pulse sensors in the handgrips.
The 54.7 pounds and larger frame can support more user weight at 400 pounds and height of 5 feet, 2 inches to 6 feet, 5 inches tall. The frame can be folded to the size of 27 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 48 inches tall, and will measure 48.5 inches long, 24 inches wide, and 46 inches tall when unfolded.
The Exerpeutic 4153 Gold 525XLR has a higher cushioned backrest and a unique gold colored frame. I did feel this one is a bit overpriced for what it offers. The monitor reads speed, time, calories burned, distance, and heart rate with a scan option.
Since there are no handlebars, I couldn’t use this collapsible stationary bike in an upright position, but it was great for recumbent cycling. There are 8 resistance levels and it has transport wheels to move around easier. It also has a 1-year limited warranty.
This one has some interesting benefits. Without the handlebars, it can be used at a desk and has a much more open feel. I did miss that feeling of holding the bars in front of me, but this was probably more due to habit than anything else. This one is also great for those who are heavier and will withstand a bit more than fewer sturdy bikes can.
- No handlebars, with an open front for versatility and Can support up to 400 pounds.
- Can’t be used as an upright bike and It’s a heavier bike.
Buying Guide To Find The Best Folding Exercise Bike in Canada
When deciding on a folding exercise bike, there are some things to keep in mind. One of those things is whether it has transport wheels or not. The most beneficial thing about a foldable bike is that it can easily be moved and stored. If there are no transport wheels, this may not be as easy. On that topic, the weight of the folding stationary exercise bike plays a part as well. Some are heavier than others, and while they’re all lighter than traditional stationary bikes, they can vary by up to 20 pounds difference. This can really impact those who don’t have a lot of upper body strength. If the foldable exercise cycle is heavier and there are no wheels, it may prove more trouble than it’s worth.
Another thing to consider is whether the bike can be used as an upright, semi-recumbent, or recumbent. Many will have their own preferences, and if you plan on trying to multitask while exercising, you’ll need to this into account. Upright is usually the best for this, but if you’re simply watching something or just focusing on your workout, you can get away with a recumbent style easier.
Choosing a fold up exercise bike in Canada with the right handlebar and handgrips is also important. Most will have the handlebars in the front, but whether there are pulse sensors for measuring heart rates can impact how you keep track of your progress. Some people heavily rely on that information. You also need to consider how often you will want the handgrips at the seat level. Some bikes don’t include those.
The inclusion of a backrest can also have a similar impact. If your fold away stationary bike can be used as a recumbent or semi-recumbent style, you will want that backrest to be there. If you plan on spending a lot of time on your portable folding stationary bike, you will want to be sure the cushioning to be comfortable. However, if you prefer upright cycling and you don’t like the sensation of having something against your back, you should choose a fold away exercise bike with the seat only.
Having the option to exercise your upper body as well is important to many people. The convenience of having resistance bands for that purpose on your foldable indoor bike is something you will want to consider. If you already have your preferences or a routine for how you work your upper body, this won’t be as needed, but if you want to take care of it all with one machine, you will want the folding upright exercise bike you pick to have those bands included.
The Final verdict
I spend a large amount of time on my laptop. Having the ability to type while I exercise is essential to actually have the time to workout. There are many who are in the same position, and for those who don’t spend as much time on a computer, there are still other things they would want to do while staying fit, such as catching up on shows or even just writing out their shopping list. The table and other added benefits of the FitDesk Desk Exercise Bike easily made it the top fold up exercise bike in Canada. It has a sturdy frame, and resistance bands for upper body exercise so you can work the whole body on one machine and can be used as both semi-recumbent and upright. It’s a great bike.
Too bad there’s no pulse sensors and no side-grip handlebars on the FitDesk folding desk exercise bike. I would have liked it more with those in place. But even so, it feels like a reasonably priced bike which should help me get and stay in shape.
Yes, it will help you get into shape if you use it regularly. And by regularly I mean at least 3 times weekly. And don’t try doing 10 things at the same time while on it. 2-3 things are enough so that you can also focus on the actual biking element.
Yeah, I don’t want to overextend myself and multitask too much as that will decrease my focus. If I can get some biking done while on the phone or while working on the laptop I’m all in.
Got the Exerpeutic 7150 and I’m happy with my purchase. It looks durable, feels high quality and has all sorts of extras that I love like the storage drawer or those cup holders.
Why do they still make indoor bikes without cup holders? Or without storage drawers? Don’t they know we need space to put our things in :)?