Desk Cycles

Desk Cycles
We think walking is the best way to stay active at work. That being said, we also recognize the surging popularity of cycling at your desk, and we want you—as a worker committed to office fitness—to be as informed as possible on the merits of these relatively new products by having thorough desk cycle reviews to learn from.
We break up under desk pedal units into two groups, under desk ellipticals and desk cycles. Ellipticals have an elliptical pedaling motion while desk cycles have a circular pedaling motion.
Top Desk Cycle Reviews

Top Desk Cycles

We sent our staff out to review the top under-desk pedal units on the market. They investigated design features, weight and size specs, customer experiences, and more according to our rigorous review process. Below, you'll see the combined results of our research.

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ergonomyx smart under desk bike with smartphone charger

Ergonomyx Under Desk Smart Bike Review

The Ergonomyx Smart Under Desk Bike has great technology in a small package with only a few issues that limit what users will use it best.

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Cubii Smart Under Desk Elliptical Review

The Cubii is the Cadillac of under desk ellipticals, and the only "smart" unit with a Bluetooth link to your smartphone app and integration with FitBit. 

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DeskCycle Stationary Bike Desk Review

DeskCycle Under Desk Bike Review

The DeskCycle is a small, low-profile bike designed for use under your desk. It was a pioneer in the desk pedals market, but now competition is stiff.

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treadmill desk or bike desk?

Treadmill Desks vs. Desk Cycles: How They Compare

Two very popular new fitness aids, the treadmill desk and the desk cycle, have burst onto the scene, and we often get asked which one is better.

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Best Desk Cycle Reviews

How We Conduct Desk Cycle and Bike Desk Reviews

We waded through the jungle of pedal exercisers and found you the best desk cycle on the market. What is it? The Cubii. How'd we do it?

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FitDesk Under Desk cycle

FitDesk Under Desk Elliptical Review

The FitDesk Under Desk Elliptical is designed specifically for use while sitting. It boasts one of the lowest pedal height rotations in the market, so you..

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deskcycle review ergonomics

How to Set up an Ergonomically Proper Desk Cycle

Call them desk pedals, desk cycles, under desk pedals, or desk ellipticals. Whatever you choose, these devices require upfront effort before use at a desk.

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Stamina Inmotion under desk elliptical

Stamina InMotion Elliptical Trainer Review

Happy Amazon customers abound, but few subject this elliptical trainer to sustained use, and we have serious durability concerns.

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Stamina InMotion Compact Strider

Stamina InMotion Compact Strider Review

The Stamina InMotion Compact Strider strides onto the desk elliptical stage as a budget option with sit/stand functionality.

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j/fit Under Desk Elliptical Trainer Review

j/fit Under Desk Elliptical Trainer Review

On the surface, the j/fit Under Desk Elliptical looks a lot like its peers from Stamina. We hope it doesn't translate to the same poor quality.

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Sunny Health Magnetic Mini Exercise Bike

Sunny Health and Fitness Magnetic Mini Exercise Bike Review

The Sunny Health and Fitness Magnetic Mini Exercise Bike may not be an ideal cycle desk, but it does have a few redeeming qualities.

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MagneTrainer-ER Mini Exercise Bike

MagneTrainer-ER Mini Pedal Exerciser Bike Review

A pedal exerciser like the MagneTrainer serves its purpose in the clinic like a charm, but the office is foreign territory where it struggles to perform.

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Stamina InStride Folding Cycle Review

The most portable desk cycle we’ve reviewed so far, the Stamina InStride Folding Cycle is a folding cycle for quick use on the go.

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LifeBike Portable Pedals

LifeBike Portable Pedals Review

Desk cycles have always shadowed treadmill desks and been outshined by more outrageous bike desks, but the stream of new products keeps the interest alive.

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Pedal Power Big Rig Bike Desk

Bike Desks, Smart Desks, and More: 5 Strange and Innovative Active Workstations

The age of the active workstation is upon us yet we've crawled the web in search of new approaches to the active workday and strange workstations.

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treadmill desk and cycle desk in one

The Quad-Modal Office Fitness DreamStation: Sit, Stand, Walk and Pedal While You Work

This sit-stand-walk-pedal workstation gives users four positional modalities to choose from, creating the ultimate setup for office productivity and health.

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