Best Magnetic Resistance Spin Bikes in Canada
One of the easiest and most efficient ways of getting a great workout is with a magnetic stationary bike, but it can be hard to know which spin bikes with magnetic resistance in Canada will fit your needs. Whether training for a race, using it to supplement a regular outdoor cycling routine, or making it a part of an overall workout agenda indoor cycling can offer a varied and intense exercise to strengthen and improve your health and lifestyle. This is why we made this list of our top magnetic resistance indoor bike reviews in Canada. Cycling offers an almost complete body workout and any athlete, trainer, or average Joe who wants to be healthier should consider having one in their home gym.
There are a lot of variations to consider when deciding on which bike is right for you so we wanted to provide you with a magnetic resistance spin bikes review and comparison list. Some of those things will be obvious enough, such as the handlebar shape or the seat contours, but there are also things that someone just starting may not know. For example, there are some bikes with belt drives and some with chain drives. While a chain drive will have a more outdoor, real cycling feel, the belt drive offers a quieter and smoother ride, and less maintenance. There’s also the Q-factor. This is the distance between the pedals and can make or break the comfort of your workout. Here is the list of what we consider the best magnetic spin bikes in Canada.
Comparison Chart of the Best Magnetic Spin Bikes in Canada
|Keiser M3i Magnetic Resistance Indoor Cycling Bike||Good Value||350 Pounds||Backlit, RPM, Watt, Resistance, HR, Speed, Distance, Calories, Time||24-Level magnetic resistance, belt-drive||SPD pedals with toe-cages||Bluetooth and Universal app compatible||8 Pounds||Unique in durability, made in the U.S., Keiser Revolutionary SPD pedals.|
|NordicTrack S22i Studio Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike||Best Value||350 Pounds||22" Rotating HD touchscreen, RPM, Watt, Resistance, HR, Speed, Distance, Calories, Time||24-Level electronic magnetic resistance, belt-drive||Only toe-cages||WiFi, Bluetooth and iFit app compatible||32 Pounds||Incline/decline, HD touchscreen, and iFit membership|
|Echelon EX-7S Indoor Cycling Bike||Best Value||325 Pounds||22" Rotating HD touchscreen, RPM, Watt, Resistance, HR, Speed, Distance, Calories, Time||32-Level magnetic resistance, belt-drive||SPD pedals with toe-cages||WiFi, Bluetooth and Echelon app compatible||28 Pounds||Bottle and dumbbell holders|
|Bowflex IC Series IC7 Indoor Bike||Good value||330 Pounds||7" Touchscreen RPM, Watt, Resistance, Heart Rate, Speed, Distance, Calories, Time||100 Level magnetic resistance, belt drive||SPD pedals with toe-cages||Bluetooth and Universal app compatible||40 Pounds||Tablet holder, convenient bottle holders, and RPM reading|
|Schwinn Fitness IC4 Magnetic Indoor Cycling Bike||Great value||300 Pounds||Backlit, RPM, Resistance, HR, Speed, Distance, Calories, Time||Magnetic resistance, belt drive||SPD pedals with toe-cages||Bluetooth and app compatible||40 Pounds||Compatible with Peloton and Zwift, dumbbells, and Affordable|
|Sunny Health and Fitness SF-B1709 II Indoor Bike||Good value||300 Pounds||RPM, Heart Rate, Speed, Distance, Calories, Time||Magnetic resistance, belt drive||SPD pedals with toe-cages||None||7 Pounds||RPM reading, tablet holder, sturdy built|
|Sunny Health and Fitness SF-B1805 Magnetic Spin Bike||Good value||330 Pounds||No Monitor||Magnetic resistance, belt drive||Only toe-cages||None||44 Pounds||Heavy flywheel, fully customisable seat and handlebars|
|DMASUN Indoor Cycling Bike||Great value||330 Pounds||Heart Rate, Distance, Calories, Time||Magnetic resistance, belt drive||Only toe-cages||None||40 Pounds||Drop handlebars and Affordable price|
|CHAOKE Magnetic Resistance Indoor Cycling Bike||Good value||300 Pounds||Heart Rate, Distance, Calories, Time||Magnetic resistance, belt drive||Only toe-cages||None||37 Pounds||Affordable price|
YEB Recommends The Following 10 Magnetic Resistance Spinning Bikes in Canada:
Keiser M3i Magnetic Resistance Indoor Cycling Bike
The Keiser M3i bikes have v-shape frames are a favorite for membership gyms as well as home gyms, and easily make the top of our list as the best magnetic resistance spin bikes in Canada. Assembly was incredibly easy and it comes packed neatly and conveniently. Its handle design allows you to grip it in a variety of ways for the most comfort and ease of use. Whether you’re training for a race, trying to build your strength, or want to lose some pounds the Keiser M3i has you covered. It also has curved crank arms to accommodate different footwear for those who like to use multipurpose fitness shoes.
This spin bike with magnetic resistance in Canada fits everyone. It can accommodate people from 4 feet, 10 inches to 7 feet tall, and up to 350 pounds in weight. It has a Q-factor of 197mm, making it wider than many, but not the widest on our list and the perfect middle ground for those with wider or narrower shapes. The aluminum flywheel is only 8 pounds and it uses a Poly-V belt drive for a smooth and quiet workout. The handlebars can be adjusted both vertically and horizontally, and there is a convenient bottle holder to stay hydrated while exercising. The magnetic resistance is adjustable and the pedals are dual-sided to work with SPD cyclists as well as a toe cage for others. The limited warranty covers the frame for ten years and the displays, processor boxes, and cylinders for three years. It also covers the bearings and pulleys, and the compressor for up to two years, the Chrome for one year, and the cosmetics and plastic parts for 90 days. This covers all your bases, proving Keiser knows they have great equipment. The monitor displays cadence, Kcals (food calories), power, time, distance, heart rate, and gear. There is Bluetooth capability to use many fitness apps and it’s backlit for low light for those who workout during those early morning hours or later evenings. The Keiser M3i’s footprint is 45 inches tall, 49 inches long, and 26 inches wide. It weighs a light 85 pounds, making it easy to move when you need to.
This is truly an indoor exercise bike made for everyone. They put thought into who would be using it and tried to cater to everyone. There’s a lot of attention to comfort and convenience, and it’s easy to see why the Keiser M3i made the top of our list.
- Lightweight indoor cycling bike
- Intense and long warranty
- Kieser’s Revolutionary SPD pedals
- Bluetooth Backlit monitor and watt reading
- Long range of user weight and height fit
- Pretty expensive for a bike with mid-level console
- Doesn’t connect to Zwift without Keiser’s Converter
- Watt reading is estimated (not direct)
NordicTrack S22i Studio Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike
Listed second in our top magnetic indoor bike reviews in Canada, this indoor exercise bike is great for those who don’t already have a routine in place or who have specific goals they want to reach. It comes with 22″ or 15″ touchscreen and an iFit membership for a year. Another features the NordicTrack S22i Cycle has is a built-in fan to cool you down while working out. It’s amazing how much of a difference it can make in comfort to have that little bit of a breeze. This magnetic resistance indoor cycling bike in Canada also can decline by 10% and incline 20% for a better and more intense workout session and to mimic uphill and downhill rides.
One of the big differences between the top of our list and the second, the NordicTrack, is the flywheel weight. While the Keiser M3i’s flywheel is only 8 pounds, the NordicTrack’s flywheel is 32 pounds. The benefit of the heavier flywheel is that momentum will help with the motion, though it does add a lot of weight to the bike. The NordicTrack can accommodate riders up to 350 pounds and up to 6.5 feet tall. It has a somewhat narrower Q-factor of 150 which is still wide enough to be comfortable for most cyclists. The limited warranty covers the frame for 10 years, parts for 2 years, and labor for 1 year. The NordicTrack is a bit bigger than the Keiser M3i at 56.9 inches tall, 55 inches long, and 22 inches wide. One of the nicest features of this indoor exercise bike is the 22 inch HD monitor to display your free iFit or any other spinning program you may use. The screen also rotates 360 degrees, making it great for all home gym use. There are water bottle holders for convenience. The magnetic resistance uses levels instead of the micro-adjustments, making it easier for some to adjust by sight alone. It uses a belt drive for minimal noise and maintenance. The pedals are toe cages to use all your strength for the full leg rotation and the handlebars can be adjusted both vertically and horizontally for the perfect fit.
The NordicTrack is a close second on our list. It has a lot of great features and will fit most people’s indoor cycling needs. What really dropped this one is that with the advanced screen technology also comes more chance for something to go wrong, which did happen.
- Comes with 1-year free membership to iFit
- Incline and decline capabilities to mimic uphill/downhills
- HD 22 inch screen for easy viewing and use of training programs
- Monitor rotates for better view and has USB as well as HDMI ports
- Great warranty, speakers, and built-in fans
- There can sometimes be technical issues with the monitor
- Heavy and even bigger footprint than the Keiser M3i
- Doesn’t come with SPD compatible pedals
- To access iFit, subscription is required after the first year ($150 Yearly for 1-profile or $350 Yearly 5-profile).
Echelon EX-7S Indoor Cycling Studio Bike
Our third favorite magnetic indoor cycling bikes in Canada are from Echelon. The Echelon indoor bikes are a great design, allowing for the pickiest of riders. Both the seat and handlebars allow micro-adjustments so you can set them exactly where you want them to be. Echelon knows what they’re doing when it comes to indoor cycles and for sure they improved in the last couple of years. They were the first to make a stationary bike that could compete with Peloton and have been continuing to do so since. Not only have they called the Echelon EX-7s indoor cycling bike their flagship, but it also has one of the smallest footprints making it great for those home gyms or smaller spaces.
Another great top-level bike to accommodate all cyclists, the EX7s uses a belt drive and magnetic resistance to make a great workout experience. One big attraction is that it come with a 22″ HD and highly responsive touchscreen monitor that rotates to right and left, so you can use the bike’s monitor to follow off -the-bike fitness class and instructions that are available on Echelon application. It will work for anyone under 325 pounds and from 4.5 feet to 6.8 feet. The flywheel is a not super heavy at 28 pounds but the frame is relatively heavy (not made of lightweight aluminium), making the total weight of the bike 128 pounds. It takes up to 23 inches in width, and is 54 inches tall. The pedals are dual-sided for both a toe cage and SPD users, and the handlebars are adjustable both horizontally and vertically. The spin bike Q-factor falls between our wide entry at 204mm which is not ideal for elite cyclists who are used professional road bikes. The limited warranty covers the parts and labor at 1 year, not as good as Keiser but okay.
The Echelon EX-7s has all the features as the previous entries on our list, it’s a great stationary bike all the same. Its performance and quality make it worth third place on our list. I would say a great value spin bike in Canada, as long as you are okay with the Echelon’s hefty membership.
- Quiet magnetic resistance and belt driven mechanism
- 22″ HD touchscreen monitor that rotates
- Commercial quality, Bottle and weight holders
- Reasonable price for a spinning studio quality bike
- Great ergonomics and good bike fitting
- Comfortable seat and dual-sided SPD and cage pedals
- Wide Q-factor may not be the ideal for some riders
- Warranty is not great considering the price point
- Can’t use the monitor for anything except for Echelon application
- Echelon ex7s doesn’t synch with non-echelon cycling applications
- Doesn’t save stats or any cycling workouts without paid membership
Bowflex IC Series IC7 Indoor Cycling Bike
The Bowflex IC7 is a great indoor exercise bike in Canada for those who train for races or who are regular cyclists. As the second on our list from Nautilus, you know it’s from a reliable manufacturer and features the same four-way adjustable seat as the others from Bowflex stationary bikes.
With SPD pedals and Zwift compatibility on our list, the Bowflex semi-commercial spin bike is best for those hardcore trainers and those with limited floor space. The flywheel is heavier, but not the heaviest at 40 pounds. It’s designed to accommodate riders with inseams between 29 inches and 38 inches, and under 330 pounds. The bike weighs 115 pounds and has a footprint of 52 inches tall, 50 inches long, and 21 inches wide. This model comes with a 7 inch touchscreen monitor, and has a quiet belt drive that reduces the maintenance needed and uses magnetic resistance for a smooth and quiet workout. The handlebars are adjustable 4 ways and it also has a bottle holder on the side. The pedals are dual-sided and it has a limited warranty of 3 years of parts coverage.
This is a great quality magnetic spin bike in Canada and cant fit all needs of a cycling enthusiasts. It’s great for those who are competitive or experienced cyclists and can be a great fit for those who are only just starting and want to see and track their workout progress or setup certain goals.
- Easy to reach dual bottle holders
- Dual-sided pedals to accommodate SPD shoes
- 4-Way adjustable seat and handlebars
- Durable quality indoor cycling bike
- 7 inch touchscreen monitor and Bluetooth
- Monitor doesn’t directly connect to Zwift and requires a tablet to do so
- Seat is not really comfortable and could have been better
Schwinn Fitness IC4 Magnetic Indoor Cycling Bike
With 100 levels of resistance, the Schwinn IC4 bike offers Bluetooth connectivity to connect with cycling applications and an easy adjustment of resistance, even for those who are less familiar with indoor cycling. There’s also a pulse sensor to help you get the most out of your workout and two conveniently placed water bottle holders by the handlebars.
The IC4 has a 100 level magnetic resistance for easy adjustments on sight and uses a belt drive. The 4-way adjustable handlebars are dipped multi-grip style for a simulated racing grip, and the water bottle holders are within easy reach to reduce the interruption to your workout. Made to fit inseams between 28 inches and 39 inches and users under 300 pounds, the IC4 indoor bike with magnetic in Canada offers a Q-factor of 190mm. It also has a heavy-weight aluminum flywheel, weighing only 40 pounds. The IC4 by Schwinn does come with a digital monitor that displays resistance level, cadence information, speed information, distance, calorie information, time, and pulse from the pulse sensors on the handlebars and Bluetooth cycling chest straps. There are dual-sided pedals for both SPD users and toe cage users, and the bike weighs in at 121 pounds. It stands 50 inches tall and is 48 inches long by 21 inches wide, with the Schwinn’s awesome 3-year part warranty.
Not only it is a great mix that accommodates most users at first glance, it is also one of the best value magnetic spin bikes in Canada. Thanks to its universal Bluetooth technology, you can connect the bike to the most popular indoor cycling apps including the Zwift and Peloton.
- Reliable and well-known company
- Has dumbbell and water bottle holders
- Dual-sided pedals for safer and more efficient rides
- 4-way adjustable seat and handlebars to accommodate more users
- Backlit monitor with Bluetooth connectivity and Zwift compatibility
- There is no watt reading on the monitor
- The monitor require to be plugged to electricity to work
Sunny Health and Fitness SF-B1709 Indoor Bike
In the category of the most affordable magnetic spin bikes in Canada, SF-B1709 bike is designed to feel as close to outdoor cycling as possible without sacrificing any of the convenience and comfort that makes the Sunny Health and Fitness bikes great. While the Schwinn IC4 is great for racers and those who like using Zwift, the SFB1709 is designed with affordability in mind and has the lightest weight of the Sunny Health & Fitness indoor bikes on our list.
With a Q-factor of 203mm and a larger body type range to accommodate inseams between 28 inches and 39 inches and user weight of up to 300 pounds, this magnetic resistance spin bike in Canada will work for more users. The flywheel weighs in at 7 pounds and this belt-drive magnetic indoor bike in Canada features dual-sided pedals. It has the same 5-year frame and 180 parts limited warranty as the previous Sunny Health & Fitness bike and takes up 54 inches by 23 inches. It stands 53 inches tall and weighs 103 pounds. There is also an included awesome tablet holder and a monitor that tracks the RPM, speed, distance, time, HR, and calories. The handlebars are adjustable 4 ways and it has a convenient water bottle holder that is adjustable to fit a wide range of bottle size. It uses magnetic resistance and belt transmission. This will appeal to those who don’t want to get their hands and floors dirty with oil.
Non-backlit screens don’t appeal to everyone, but the SFB1709 makes up for that by its low-price point, RPM reading, spd pedals, and fitting a larger range of users than the other competitive magnetic exercise bikes in Canada. It’s great for those who want to simulate the feel of outdoor cycling but without annoying noise and spending all thier savings.
- Easy to reach dual bottle holders
- Accommodates a wider range of users
- Dual-sided toe cage and SPD pedals
- 4-Way adjustable seat and handlebars
- Adjustable tablet holder and RPM reading monitor
- Screen is not backlit and difficult to see stats in the dark
- No Bluetooth or ANT technology for app compatibility
- Unimpressive limited warranty from Sunny Health and Fitness
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B1805 Magnetic Spin Bike
As the predecessor to the top Sunny Health & Fitness indoor bikes on our list, you can be sure the SF-B1805 is a great option. Very similar to the Evolution Pro II, the main differences are the additions made to the Evolution Pro II. However, the original SF-B1805 is still great for those who don’t need dumbbell holders, pulse sensors, or monitors or a device holder. The reduced price and great functionality make for the perfect combination.
The Sunny SF-B1805 magnetic exercise bike in Canada is going to have a lot of similarities to the Evolution Pro II. It has the same Q-factor of 216mm. The flywheel is a little heavier at 44 pounds, and the inseam measurements are not quite the same at 28 inches to 37 inches. Both accommodate users up to 330 pounds, have the 3 years Sunny Health & Fitness limited warranty, the 4-way adjustable handlebars with attached water bottle holder, and magnetic resistance with belt drive. While the Evolution Pro II has dual-sided pedals, the Evolution Pro is toe cage only. It also doesn’t come with a monitor. It is about the same size at 50.5 inches tall, 49 inches long, and 24 inches wide, and 136 pounds.
While a great bike on its own, there are a lot of features the 1805 lacks. If all you want is a stationary bike that will perform well, this is fine. Racers and hardcore cyclists probably won’t feel as comfortable with the wider Q-factor or the lack of SPD compatibility.
- Heavy flywheel and durable overall built
- More affordable magnetic spin bike in Canada
- Goes by more accurate inseam measurements for size requirements
- 4-Way adjustable seat and handlebars
- Media shelf that fit most devices
- No fitness monitor to track your progress
- Pedals are not SPD cleat compatible (toe cage/sneakers only)
- Warranty only lasts 3 months
DMASUN Magnetic Resistance Indoor Exercise Bike
The Dmasun indoor bike is the first of this brand on our list. This bike has certainly earned a name you will see often when looking at reviews and comparisons of magnetic resistance spin bikes in Canada and has been a top-seller in the category of affordable indoor cycling world for a while. The Dmasun has a great emergency brake feature for safety and convenience, and a four-way adjustable seat so you can get it exactly where you want it.
The DMASUN ties with a limited user height accommodation on our list at 5 feet to 6.3 feet tall and accommodates up to 330 pounds. This is great for many, but it may put off some of those who plan to use the bike with taller people in their households. One thing that I liked about the Dmasun is that instead of a straight forward boring handlebars, it comes with a multi-grip dipped racing drop-bars. This is far more engaging than just a straight bar for handlebars. The flywheel is heavier at 40 pounds, and it uses a belt drive and magnetic resistance. Although the pedals are not dual-sided for SPD users, it does come with standard 9/16 pedal thread size and replacements dual-sided spin bike pedals are widely available. There’s also a bottle holder that can accommodate most bottle sizes. The Dmasun is 95 pounds and 46 inches tall, 41 inches long, and 21 inches wide. The digital monitor displays your speed information, distance, time, calories, and pulse from the pulse sensors but unfortunately no cadence, power or resistance level which is understanding considering the price for this magnetic indoor cycle in Canada. DMASUN offers a 1-year warranty for parts and frame which is acceptable for this category of indoor bikes with magnetic resistance system in Canada.
This is a reliable stationary bike from a good company. So far, it’s the least expensive option and while it may not be as good as the previous entries, it still is a great magnetic indoor bike in Canada featuring drop-racing handlebars, comfortable saddle, and very sturdy structure.
- 1 Year warranty on the parts is good
- Comfortable seat for 40-50 minutes rides
- Great value for the price considering all aspects
- Racing style drop handlebars
- Limited user height capacity
- No SPD elements on the pedals
- Handlebars only move up and down (not forward and backward)
- No RPM reading or backlit which makes it difficult to see workout stats in the dark
CHAOKE Magnetic Resistance Indoor Cycling Bike
For someone who is just starting or who is on a tight budget, this magnetic indoor bike in Canada is the one to pick. In the same way that the SF-B1805’s simplicity can be perfect for some, this bike is functional and easy to use, as well as easy to set up. It’s also a smaller size to further the appeal for home gyms. They make great budget indoor bikes in Canada.
With a few extra features, the CHAOKE stationary bike is simple and inexpensive. It stands 49 inches tall, 43 inches long, and 24 inches wide with toe cage only pedals and a belt drive system. It uses magnetic for resistance and the handlebars can be adjusted vertically which is okay if you want to lean for spinning but not great if you want to set the bike for upright position. It can accommodate users up to 6.3 feet tall and up to 300 pounds. The flywheel is 37 pounds, making it on the heavy side. It doesn’t a warranty, and it is from a company called Chaoke which isn’t as well known as the other manufacturers on this list. While it doesn’t have read the RPM, it does track your time, pulse, speed, and calories. Additionally, it has nice media stand so you can use your own device to enjoy a spinning DVD class or your favourite TV show.
This one doesn’t have a lot going for it, but it’s also a far cheaper option and still functions well as a stationary bike. If you’re looking to save some money and don’t want all the bells and whistles, this one is fine. However, the lack of additional comforts and conveniences, as well as the lesser-known manufacturer drops this down to the bottom of our list.
- Affordable price, easy to use, and heavyweight flywheel
- Great for beginners, more casual cyclists, and those on a tight budget
- Large tablet device holder and comfortable padded cycling seat
- Basic monitor without backlit or RPM reading
- From a little known company
- No SPD elements to accommodate proper cycling shoes
- Few additional features
While we ranked the Keiser M3i as the top indoor cycling bike with magnetic resistance in Canada, there were some close contenders. The features and sizing of your bike should depend on what your specific preferences and needs are. While the Keiser M3i is a great middle-ground option with a lot of convenient and comfortable abilities, if your goals are more defined you may want to do with a different option. For most home cyclists, there are more uses they want to get out of their bike than just race training. They want a great exercise machine that will show them all-over results. This is why we chose one that suits multiple needs. We’re sure this list and our reviews will give you a better idea of what you’re looking for in a magnetic indoor cycle in Canada.
- Quiet drive system
- Low maintenance
- Smooth cycling ride
- Less control over magnetic resistance compared to friction resistance