Want the best exercise bike? Over eight years, we have bought and tested over 50 models. In this update, we subject 12 top models to side-by-side testing and comparison. A quality exercise bike can be a great way to reach new goals or maintain fitness from the comfort of your own home. With so many models on the market, finding the right one can be challenging. We spent months riding these bikes as much as possible while analyzing important factors like exercise quality, comfort, user interface, features, setup, and portability. We bought companion app memberships, followed along to classes and programs, and pedaled hundreds of miles.
Console: 16-inch HD Touchscreen | Companion app: JRNY (subscription required)
REASONS TO BUY
Unique lean feature
Console can stream entertainment and JRNY App (subscriptions required)
JRNY app is less expensive than the competition
Lots of included features
Works with 3rd party apps like Zwift and Peloton
REASONS TO AVOID
JRNY app has limited studio classes compared to some others
Slightly larger footprint than other models
Touchscreen has limited mobility
The Bowflex VeloCore 16 offers a unique at-home cycling experience. This commercial-quality spin bike has 100 levels of magnetic resistance suitable for all fitness levels, but it sets itself apart with its unique lean feature. A locking mechanism keeps it stationary, and when unlocked, the rider can lean the bike from side to side to simulate a more natural riding motion and follow along with the JRNY app's lean classes. While it may sound a little gimmicky, this feature effectively works the core and other muscle groups while you ride. The 16-inch touchscreen uses Bluetooth with accessories and wifi to connect to the JRNY app. JRNY offers a wide range of studio classes, Explore the World scenic rides and virtual coach programs to choose from. Plus, it offers the unique ability to stream entertainment from popular services like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max (subscriptions required) to watch while you ride. It can't quite match the sheer number of classes on apps like Peloton or iFit, but JRNY provides plenty of variety, loads of off-the-bike workouts, and costs less than the competition. The VeloCore also works with Peloton and Zwift through your device, adding even more workout options.
Though we still found it adequate, the Velocore's 16-inch touchscreen is smaller than the screens on some of the other models we tested. (You can purchase the Velocore with a 22-inch screen for an additional fee.) The screen also has limited mobility, with a small range of tilt but no ability to rotate for viewing off the bike. While the JRNY app offers plenty to satisfy most users, those interested purely in live and on-demand studio classes would be better off looking elsewhere. Due to the nature of the bike's design and unique lean feature, it has a slightly larger footprint than other bikes we tested, though this should only matter if you're super tight on space. Otherwise, the VeloCore is an excellent bike that offers something unique with its lean feature, plus the variety of the JRNY app and the ability to stream entertainment and work with third-party apps provide many options and broaden its appeal. If you don't want the lean and want a machine that is easier to set up and move, check out the Peloton.
Peloton has quickly grown into one of the most recognizable names in home fitness, and after testing the Peloton Bike+, we can tell you that it's more than just hype. While it is structurally nearly identical to the original Bike, the Bike+ has had some minor cosmetic changes, and it now comes with an upgraded 23.8-inch swiveling HD touchscreen, better speakers, improved connectivity, Auto-Follow automatic resistance changes, and more. These changes have also resulted in a significant price increase, but thankfully, that includes free delivery and professional assembly. The bike is sleek and streamlined, with 100 levels of nearly silent magnetic resistance and ample range for riders of all fitness levels. The screen is bright, has excellent resolution, and integrates seamlessly with the Peloton app, which is the highlight of the Bike+. Peloton has done an amazing job of developing their app, with live classes daily, thousands of on-demand studio classes of all types, lengths, music genres, etc., and the best instructors in the business. After using the app during testing, we learned firsthand why Peloton and its instructors have such a devoted following and a large user community. The new Auto-Follow resistance option will also change your resistance based on the instructor's prompts, or you can adjust it manually using the resistance knob. They also offer a broad range of off-the-bike workouts, and the swiveling screen makes it easy to follow along from anywhere in the room.
The price is the biggest downside here. The Peloton Bike+ is expensive, and the ongoing Peloton All-Access app membership adds extra cost. The bike is still perfectly functional without the membership, but your capabilities will be much more limited. While there are some scenic rides, the overwhelming majority of Peloton workouts are of the studio style. It is what Peloton is known for, but some folks may seek more variety. The Bowflex VeloCore and NordicTrac S22i offered similar performance for about half the cost. That said, if the at-home studio cycling experience is what you're after, it doesn't get any better than the Peloton Bike+.
The Schwinn AD6 is known as an Airdyne-style bike, renowned for giving a full-body workout from a seated position. Centered over a cooling fan that provides resistance, you can ride the air bike with arms, legs, or a combination. It feels like a full-body exercise machine more than an exercise bike; the full-body workout sets it apart. This model's 20" fan may limit its resistance, but we found it adequate for our workouts of up to 700 watts. Our fittest testers got a great workout with the fan's resistance. With no connection to the internet or the electrical outlet, this bike has no extra costs associated with apps and power.
The AD6 isn't the best option for connected fitness classes. If you're looking for an exercise machine while reading or browsing on a tablet, the Airdyne wouldn't be our best choice. While there is a device stand, the moving arm levers make access tricky. Similarly, the water bottle holder rests before the display screen and is hard to grab through the moving levers. Overall, we were quite impressed with the AD6; it's an excellent choice for those seeking a full-body cardio experience with low impact. If you want a slightly better user interface and a few more features, check out the Assaultfitness Assaultbike Classic. However, we found the Assaultbike to have a lower exercise quality and less comfort.
Less expensive than screen-equipped connected bikes
Lots of included features
Bluetooth to pair with your device for use with JRNY or third-party apps
100 resistance levels
Comes with 1-year JRNY membership
REASONS TO AVOID
Doesn't come with a screen
Resistance levels and power readings don't integrate perfectly with Peloton or Zwift
The Schwinn IC4 offers a quality connected spin bike experience at a more reasonable price than the competition. A top-ranked model in our best budget exercise bike review, the IC4 is more of a value proposition when compared to the screen-equipped competition. This bike does not have a fancy touchscreen, so you will need your tablet or phone to use JRNY or third-party apps like Peloton and Zwift (subscriptions required). Otherwise, this bike performs roughly on par with the more expensive models. The IC4 has a sturdy feel with 100 levels of quiet magnetic resistance. It uses Bluetooth to connect to your device to use the JRNY app and has a device holder to keep your screen in view while you ride. The JRNY app offers a variety of workouts, with studio classes, virtual coach, and Explore the World scenic rides, and the ability to stream entertainment from your favorite subscription services (like Netflix, Hulu, etc.). In addition to the cycling workouts, JRNY has a full range of off-the-bike classes to work on your total body fitness. The ability to use third-party apps like Peloton and Zwift expands this bike's versatility even further, and the Peloton app is much less expensive when used on a non-Peloton product. The IC4 console provides a variety of metrics for your current workout. The included 3-pound hand weights, dual-function pedals, a Bluetooth heart rate armband, and bottle holders enhance the user experience.
While the IC4 works with apps like Zwift, it isn't perfect, and the power output reading is a bit high. While this isn't necessarily a problem for casual riders, it could cause some issues if you compete with other riders on the app (the bike can be recalibrated for better accuracy, but it still won't be perfect). The console's speed and distance readings were higher than they should have been, but this is only a problem if you base your workouts on those metrics. Beyond these inaccuracies, the IC4 is a reasonably priced connected bike that can get you into the studio and virtual cycling scene without breaking the bank. While this is a tremendous value, if you are on a super tight budget and want good exercise quality with no frills, check out the Yosuda.
The Yosuda Indoor Cycling Bike is a spin-style bike with a good price. It has a 35-pound belt-driven flywheel and has an endless range of resistance. It looks and feels like a spin bike you'd find in a gym. Riders of all fitness levels should be able to handle the wide range of resistance. It is comfortable, with a good seat and sufficient adjustments for a wide range of riders' height. It is easy to put together and move around on its wheels. The steel frame feels strong and stable regardless of how hard you push on the pedals. The pedals have toe baskets, a device shelf, and a bottle cage.
We mostly enjoyed the Yosuda exercise bike, but it didn't rank as well against the competition for its basic display. The display only shows one data field at a time, which can be limiting for some users. The Yosuda has no programmed workouts, so you must create your own or use a third-party app.
Widely compatible and includes support for third-party apps
REASONS TO AVOID
If you're an avid cyclist looking for a bike trainer to attach your bike to through the winter months, our top recommendation is the Tacx Neo 2T Smart. In our bike trainer review, it earns top honors for being a versatile and smooth ride. It will also simulate bumps if you're using it with Zwift. This trainer syncs up with various apps via ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth Smart FTMS, allowing you to do virtual training sessions. It requires no calibration and has one of the most accurate power readers available. It can run on your riding power, which is great if there's no outlet nearby. It fits most frames, axles, and the major cassette brands (including Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo).
As one of the heaviest trainers we tested, you'll probably want to pick a spot for this one and keep it there. It's also incredibly pricey, which means this is a model best suited for serious cyclists who have a dedicated training regimen for the off-seasons. If that sounds like you, we can't recommend the Tacx Neo 2T enough. Scoring just behind the Tacx is the Wahoo Fitness KICKR, which we also highly recommend.
After researching the best exercise bikes on the market, we purchased nine models to test and compare them. Our varied selection includes models ranging from budget-friendly spin bikes to the most advanced connected, screen-equipped bikes that money can buy. To start, we assembled each model ourselves (when applicable) before diving into our rigorous testing process. Over several months, we spent countless hours riding each model, often back to back for direct comparison. We explored the full range of exercise intensity, from easy spins to hard interval workouts, to get a feel for each bike's exercise quality. We bought companion app memberships, navigated screens, followed along with classes and workout programs, and analyzed the comfort and features of each model in the process.
We use 5 metrics to score:
Exercise Quality: including companion apps (weighted 35% of the overall score)
Comfort: seat, grips and overall ergonomics (weighted 20%)
User Interface: screens, buttons, and apps (weighted 20%)
Features: additional accessories and unique abilities (weighted 15%)
Portability and Setup: both speed assembly and ease of moving around (weighted 10%)
We use these predetermined metrics to focus on product performance differences while testing and evaluating them. Spending many hours riding each bike allows us to get a feel for the range of exercise intensity and the overall quality of the experience. This includes the range of resistance and a deep dive into the bikes' respective programs and companion apps to examine the variety, quality, and options offered and how the apps differ. These days, the apps often dictate the experience many exercise bikes offer and can be as important a consideration as the bike itself. We weighexercise quality at 35% of the total score because exercise is the point of an exercise bike. The other metrics are still important but less critical to overall performance and are therefore weighted less. The combined scores across our rating metrics help us determine our award winners.
Our lead exercise bike tester is Jeremy Benson. He is our go-to guy for anything to do with riding. Benson is a full-time tester and writer of mountain bikes. He has been riding bikes for over 35 years and races in the Pro class in endurance gravel and mountain bike races. Benson stays in shape in the winter by skiing in the backwoods and spending a lot of time on indoor trainers and stationary bikes. He has used every kind of indoor trainer and exercise bike, from smart trainers to commercial spin and home exercise bikes. Because of this, he has a good idea of what makes the best exercise bikes different in terms of speed and features.
Analysis and Test Results
Each model underwent the same rigorous testing process and evaluation. We identified several important metrics to each model's performance: exercise quality (including companion apps), comfort, user interface, features, and setup and portability. We took extensive notes during testing and scored each model on our predetermined metrics to identify our award winners and top recommendations.
Many modern exercise bikes with fancy touchscreens, app integration, and all the bells and whistles can cost a pretty penny, and that's before you even factor in the ongoing cost of companion app subscriptions. If you're willing and able to pay top dollar for the latest and greatest models, we doubt you'll be disappointed. Considering their price-to-performance ratio, a few tested models strike us as a particularly good value. The MYX II Plus is on the higher end of the price spectrum. Still, this bike provides a great workout and a swiveling touchscreen that integrates with the OpenFit app; delivery and assembly are included, along with a set of weights, mats, and more to outfit your home gym. The Schwinn AD6 is a reasonably priced model that won't ever cost you additional subscription fees. It's not as entertaining as the more expensive competition, but it provides a solid workout, and you can save money over the long haul. If you don't mind skipping the fitness apps, the Yosuda Exercise Bike is a simple but effective spin bike that gets the job done at a fraction of the price.
The entire point of an exercise bike is to get exercise, and all the models we tested can provide you with a workout. However, the quality of that workout varies somewhat among the models we tested, with some offering a commercial-level or professional studio-type experience. In contrast, others fall below the high bar set by the top-ranked models. With technological advancements, many high-end models now include screens, wireless connectivity, and apps contributing to the overall exercise experience.
Among the higher-end models like the Peloton Bike+, Bowflex, Echelon Connect, NordicTrack, Schwinn IC4and MYX II Plus, the bikes themselves are structurally quite similar. All are well-built and sturdy machines that handle hard efforts and easy spins alike. These bikes offer a wide range of fit adjustments for comfort and performance. They connect to their respective companion apps for viewing classes and videos through their fancy touchscreens (except the IC4, which does not have an attached screen). While they have various resistance levels (Peloton, Schwinn, and Bowflex have 100, Echelon has 32, NordicTrack has 24, and the MYX's adjustable friction resistance doesn't have preset levels), they all offer a range of resistance that is suitable for all fitness levels and workout intensities. These high-quality spin bikes can provide you with any workout challenge you're after, but a few set themselves apart from the competition.
The NordicTrack S22i has adjustable incline/decline, and the iFit app's trainer-led scenic rides and AutoAdjust resistance and incline help simulate the feel of real-world riding and provide a unique, immersive experience. Bowflex brings something unique with the lean feature on the VeloCore. The bike rides in a traditional stationary position or unlocks to enter lean mode, where the rider can tip the bike side to side while following along with the lean programs on the JRNY app. Leaning the bike provides a natural-ish riding sensation and a surprisingly effective workout for the core and other stabilization muscles.
The Peloton Bike+ has an Auto-Follow feature, and the bike can make automatic resistance changes based on the class you're following. The large screen can be turned and tilted in any direction during the off-bike workouts. The MYX II Plus comes with a set of 6 hand weights, a kettlebell, mats, a resistance band, and a foam roller to outfit your exercise space with just about everything you need for the on and off-the-bike workouts on the OpenFit app. Like the Peloton, the MYX's screen also rotates and tilts for easy viewing.
The Renpho AI Smart Bike doesn't quite match the high-end feel of the higher-priced competition. Still, it offers a huge range of resistance, and its FTMS Bluetooth connectivity and compatibility with various apps allow you to choose the workout experience you prefer. The Yosuda forgoes the fancy screens and connectivity of the top-ranked models, but there's no limit to how hard you can work on this bike.
As the market continues to mature, these once-simple machines have grown along with technology and become much more than just a bike. These days, many bikes come with large touchscreens that connect to companion apps where you can view live and on-demand classes and videos, and often, the apps themselves and the different experiences they provide may even be a more important element of the exercise quality than the bike itself for some users. Many bikes without dedicated screens use Bluetooth to connect to your device and apps. These apps usually cost $20-$40 a month.
Screen-equipped exercise bikes rely on wifi to connect to their companion app and Bluetooth to connect to wireless accessories and other devices. All the bikes we tested with screens have their respective companion apps; Peloton works with Peloton All-Access, NordicTrack with iFit, MYX with OpenFit, Echelon with Echelon, and Bowflex with JRNY. Peloton is undoubtedly the elephant in the room, particularly in the context of live and on-demand studio cycling classes. It's not just the sheer number of classes; the excellent instructors, variety, user community, and production quality are second to none. After testing, it's easy to see why Peloton is so incredibly popular, even with its high monthly cost on top of the price of the Bike+. The Echelon app is similar to Peloton, with loads of live and on-demand studio classes, scenic rides, and off-the-bike workouts. It costs slightly less and provides a similar experience, but it hasn't inspired the cult-like following of its direct competitor. MYX's OpenFit app is also very studio-focused, and while it feels a bit sparse compared to Echelon or Peloton for cycling, there are tons of off-bike videos for total body fitness.
The Bowflex VeloCore uses JRNY, a less expensive app that provides the user with many options. JRNY has the typical studio classes (though significantly less than Peloton, for example), Explore the World scenic rides and many "virtual coach" programs. One unique aspect of the JRNY app is that you can select the music genre or scenic ride to go with the virtual coach workout, and you can even stream entertainment on Netflix, Hulu, and Disney Plus (subscriptions required) through the screen. This bike also works with Peloton and Zwift through your device, providing flexibility that doesn't constrain you to one platform.
The NordicTrack S22i integrates with the iFit app through its touchscreen. iFit is quite different from the more studio class-focused apps of the competition, though it does have quite a few of those, as it is focused more on trainer-led scenic rides. Thousands of these videos take place in beautiful places worldwide with engaging trainers who tell stories, provide prompts, and give training advice. The bike can also be controlled through its AutoAdjust feature, resulting in an immersive experience that almost feels like you're there on the ride. This is not the best choice for those seeking the Peloton experience, but that's also its appeal.
Connected bikes without screens typically use Bluetooth to connect to a tablet or smartphone app. The Schwinn IC4 can connect to your device to work with the JRNY companion app and third-party apps like Peloton and Zwift (though not perfectly with Zwift). Similarly, the Renpho AI Bike uses Bluetooth to connect to a device to use the free AI Gym app, which works with various third-party apps. The Renpho has the FTMS Bluetooth protocol, which allows the bike to make resistance changes for you when used with certain apps. There are no classes or connectivity for the air bikes.
Comfort is subjective, of course, so in addition to our tester's comfort level on each bike, we did our best to examine its fit range and comfort features along with touchpoints like the seat and handlebar. All the bikes we tested have fit adjustments to suit a range of rider heights. We measured the vertical and horizontal seat and handlebar adjustability range, as those numbers will determine a comfortable fit for riders of different shapes and sizes. During testing, we also considered the comfort of each bike's seat and handlebar on multiple rides of various lengths and intensities.
All the bikes we tested strive to provide a comfortable fit for a wide range of user heights, but none do it quite as well as the MYX II Plus. The MYX bike has a weight limit of 350 lbs and is the most adjustable bike we tested, with a massive recommended user height range of 4'11" to 6'8". There are 13 inches of vertical and 8 inches of fore/aft seat adjustability and 6 inches of vertical and 3 inches of fore/aft handlebar adjustment range. The seat and handlebar are a little lackluster, but we found them comfortable and appropriate for this spin-style bike.
The Echelon EX-5s and the Schwinn IC4 also offer fit adjustments for the seat and handlebar vertically and horizontally. Neither bike provides as much adjustment range as the MYX, but both should be suitable for folks between roughly 4'11" and 6'4". Again, these bikes have slimmer, performance-oriented seats and large handlebars that offer multiple hand positions for various riding styles and comfort. The Bowflex VeloCore, NordicTrack S22i, and Peloton Bike+ will also work for riders of varying heights. These bikes all have seats that adjust vertically and fore/aft and handlebars that raise and lower a few inches. However, none of these bikes have horizontal handlebar adjustments, so you must compensate for reach length by shifting the seat on its horizontal adjustment. Regardless, we could always find a comfortable body position while testing.
The less expensive models, like the Yosuda, Schwinn 130, and Renpho, all offer a sizeable seat adjustment range, but they have limited handlebar adjustments, larger seats, and more basic handlebars. Despite these differences, they provide a relatively comfortable riding experience.
The user interface refers to how a rider interacts with their exercise bike. Some models have simple dials or buttons to control resistance and digital displays to view metrics and information pertinent to your workout. In contrast, others feature fancy touchscreens to connect to companion apps and view workouts while you ride. Between the basic bikes and the premium models are bikes that connect via Bluetooth to your tablet or phone, which becomes your display, to use various training apps.
The Peloton Bike+ impressed us the most among the screen-equipped models we tested. The 23.8-inch HD touchscreen has excellent resolution, color, and touch sensitivity. Plus, it swivels and tilts, so you can optimize its position for viewing from any angle. The Bike+ has a knob to control the resistance manually, plus it has an optional Auto-Follow feature that changes resistance for you so you can focus even more on the workout.
Not far behind the Peloton, the MYX II Plus has a 21.5-inch HD touchscreen with vibrant color and great resolution, and it also swivels and tilts for optimal viewing both on and off the bike. The NordicTrack S22i has a 22-inch HD touchscreen with good resolution that integrates well with the iFit app. This screen also swivels, but its tilt range limits its position for off-bike floor workouts. Unlike the other high-end models, the S22i doesn't use a knob to control resistance; instead, there are buttons on the handlebar to adjust incline and resistance, or the bike will do it for you through its AutoAdjust feature.
Two screen-equipped models have quality touchscreens, though they can't rotate to optimize the viewing angle for workouts off the bike. The Echelon EX-5s has a knob to control resistance and a 22-inch screen that tilts and flips over. This allows you to view workouts from in front of the bike but not from the sides. Similarly, the Bowflex VeloCore has a slightly smaller 16-inch screen, although it has a more limited range of tilt adjustment that works only to find the perfect angle for viewing while you ride.
Of the models without screens, the Schwinn IC4 has a resistance adjustment knob, a small digital display that shows many metrics while you ride, and a device holder if you choose to connect the bike to an app via Bluetooth. The Schwinn 130 Upright and the Renpho AI Smart Bike have buttons and a dial to control resistance, respectively, along with Bluetooth capabilities to pair with your device to be used as a display when using a compatible app.
Most bikes include at least a few features intended to enhance the user experience, while others come loaded with all the bells and whistles you can think of. While a great workout is possible on a no-frills machine, many models now come with all the extras you could dream up. The best features are those that are useful and impactful for the rider or offer something unique to the overall experience.
It comes as no surprise that the screen-equipped high-end models score well in the features metric. Two models, however, stood out from the crowd with features that provide a unique workout experience. The Bowflex VeloCore is a commercial quality spin bike that sets itself apart with its lean feature. Riders can unlock the bike and lean it side to side while following along with the JRNY app's lean workouts, providing a more realistic ride feel and adding some core and stabilization muscle work to the workout. This bike also has the unique ability to stream entertainment through the JRNY app, works with third-party apps like Peloton and Zwift, and comes loaded with other features like hand weights, dual-function pedals, a heart rate armband, and more.
Like the VeloCore, the NordicTrack S22i offers something different with adjustable incline and decline. The large swiveling touchscreen integrates with the iFit app, and the AutoAdjust feature makes automatic resistance and incline changes based on the trainer-led scenic ride you're following for an immersive ride experience that is a real departure from the studio classes of the competition. This bike also has hand weights, an adjustable fan, bottle holders, and other useful features.
The MYX II Plus brings some extras to the table with its included set of six dumbells, a kettlebell, mats, a resistance band, and a foam roller. The bike is quite nice with a large swiveling touchscreen, and the weights and mats include everything you need to follow along with the OpenFit app's on and off-the-bike workouts for total body fitness.
The Peloton Bike+ also scores well here for its best-in-test swiveling screen that can be positioned in any direction for viewing on and off-bike workouts, excellent speakers, and the new Auto-Follow feature that makes automatic resistance changes based on the class you're following. For the models without a screen, the Schwinn IC4 has a lot to offer with dual function pedals, hand weights, water bottle holders, and Bluetooth connectivity to pair with your device and connect with the JRNY app and various third-party apps.
Setup and Portability
Most exercise bikes, except those that include professional assembly, are delivered in a large box and require some assembly to get them ready for use. We assembled each bike using the included instructions and tools to evaluate the ease of setup. We took note of the relative difficulty and time it took to complete the process. In terms of portability, we considered the weight of each model, how easy it is to move around, and measured the footprint and overall dimensions to see how much space they occupy. These bikes take up a fair amount of space, although the higher-end models with large touchscreens tend to be slightly larger overall.
The clear winners regarding setup are the Peloton Bike+ and the MYX II Plus because they include delivery and professional assembly in the purchase price. You must clear a space, and the delivery team will assemble the bike. Both bikes have relatively average footprints compared to high-end models, but their large touchscreens make them somewhat tall and stand out in any room. At 140+ pounds each, these bikes are best left in a dedicated workout space, although they are fairly easy to move around on firm, flat surfaces thanks to their transport wheels.
The Renpho AI Smart Bike, Schwinn Upright 130, and Yosuda Indoor Cycling Bike scored well in this metric for their quick and easy assembly process and smaller dimensions. Unlike the heavier, higher-end bikes with more complicated assemblies, these models required fewer steps and time to complete the setup. With the smallest footprints of all the bikes tested, they also take up much less space in your home.
The Schwinn AD6, Bowflex VeloCore, and Echelon EX-5s weren't particularly difficult to assemble, but their heavier weight and the number of steps involved make them more time-consuming. You'll want to set aside 1-2 hours and enlist another person's help for several steps, particularly when connecting the wires and attaching the consoles on the Bowflex and Echelon bikes. Because it lacks a large screen, the AD6 is lighter and has a smaller footprint, while the VeloCore and EX-5s are a fair amount larger and heavier but comparable to other similar bikes with screens.