There are a variety of indoor bikes on the market that price lower than a Peloton, however you’ll be able to normally take a look at them and instantly see it wasn’t simply eradicating the massive display screen that dropped the value. Chopping prices on an indoor bike may be achieved with relative ease, however the expertise is noticeably worse. Perhaps the bike is noisy once you journey, or the handlebars wobble, some do not include replaceable pedals whereas others skimp on the health monitoring capabilities.

Horizon Health might be not a reputation you’ve got heard earlier than, definitely not when you’ve been on the lookout for a pleasant indoor bike. The brand new 7.0 IC Indoor Cycle appears like a variety of different less-expensive residence methods the place a pill mount sits the place a show in any other case would. After three months and simply over 500 miles of driving, I can confidently say this indoor bike is nothing like its competitors. 


  • Very quiet flywheel
  • Adjustable handlebars are good
  • Little or no components motion whereas driving

Do not Like

  • Horrible saddle
  • Pill relaxation is not adjustable

Wish to know a secret? When you personal a pill, you already personal crucial options in these super-expensive indoor bikes. The courses you get on a motorbike with an enormous display screen hooked up exist within the apps made by these firms, which suggests having a motorbike with a great pill mount provides you entry to far more exercise varieties than any single walled backyard can present. What you do want in an indoor bike is stability, consistency and luxury with out taking on a ton of area in your house. And, if I am being trustworthy, the power to observe Netflix whereas I journey does not harm.

Getting began with the 7.0 IC

Out of the field, the 7.0 IC is 47 inches lengthy and 21 inches large, which means it takes up 12 fewer inches in size than a Peloton whereas additionally being barely narrower. Its seat put up has an ordinary adjustable knob for nearly any top, and the handlebars may be raised or lowered to match. The pedals are a well-known dual-side indoor biking arrange so anyone can journey, although not like a variety of different less-expensive indoor bikes, the SPD clips’ aspect of the pedals are literally adjustable to your wants which is sweet. Throughout the highest of the handlebars is a flat area to place any pill. This area is not adjustable so you’ll be able to’t management your viewing angle, however it’s large sufficient so that you can comfortably place a laptop computer do you have to want one. 

Horizon Health claims the 7.0 IC comes with a racing-style highway saddle, and I can solely assume that was added to the specs sheet for giggles. I am no stranger to the saddle on an indoor bike being pretty generic, one thing that may help as many physique varieties as doable whereas additionally being straightforward to interchange with one thing you personally desire. After I inform you that is the least comfy saddle I’ve ever had the displeasure of driving 20 miles on (earlier than changing it), please know I actually imply it. I’d virtually have most popular to journey straight on the seat put up. Fortuitously, the saddle may be very straightforward to interchange, and as soon as I did so I used to be in a position to journey with out concern for a really very long time. 

On the entrance of the bike sits a 28.6-pound flywheel, managed by a magnetic resistance system you use from the efficiency panel beneath the pill mount. The panel itself is pretty simple, providing a take a look at pace or distance in addition to coronary heart price when you’re utilizing the included monitor. As an alternative of turning a knob, you employ easy up and down arrows to regulate resistance, which like most bikes goes from 1 to 100. I discovered myself hovering round 15 for informal rides, however by the point you cross 45 it is akin to a reasonably steep hill for climb coaching. I would not say I ever felt the necessity to go above, say, 60, aside from to say I did it. It doesn’t matter what resistance degree I used to be at, the flywheel itself remained quieter than some other bike I’ve examined this yr. 

Horizon Health 7.0 IC Indoor Cycle Evaluation: Surprisingly Few Compromises

Russell Holly

Experience the way you need, with or with out instructors

Horizon Health recommends Zwift for a completely linked expertise, which means you’ll be able to pair the included coronary heart monitor and the bike itself to the app, and the info it sends will assist observe your efficiency. When you’ve by no means used Zwift, the app creates a digital avatar of you and means that you can journey in digital areas everywhere in the world, both by your self or towards others. The pace your bike goes is mirrored within the app, permitting you to get one thing resembling an actual race towards different folks if you’re into that kind of factor. You too can use the Peloton app in addition to a number of others for coaching functions, or you’ll be able to watch a film whilst you spin and simply import your well being knowledge to Strava, Fitbit, Apple Well being and some others. 

When you’re on the lookout for a motorbike that takes up as little area as doable with out sacrificing high quality, you are not going to search out a variety of different choices on this value vary. The 7.0 IC is available in at $800, which is simply over half the price of a Peloton bike however barely costlier than the $700 Bowflex C6. The first distinction in high quality between the 7.0 IC and the C6 for me is noise. Whereas each bikes are wonderful, Horizon Health made for a noticeably quieter bike with a greater holder for a greater variety of tablets and laptops. 

The data contained on this article is for academic and informational functions solely and isn’t meant as well being or medical recommendation. At all times seek the advice of a doctor or different certified well being supplier relating to any questions you could have a couple of medical situation or well being goals.