Desk Cycles

Top Desk Cycle Reviews

Top Desk Cycle Reviews

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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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 in recent years, and we often get asked the question of which one is better. Both have their primary areas of benefit and their drawbacks. Let's explore.

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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, all of these devices require a little upfront effort to get properly situated for comfortable, productive, and ergonomic use at a desk. This article brings you some expert tips based …

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Cubii Grey

Cubii Smart Under Desk Elliptical Review

As under desk ellipticals go, this is the Cadillac model. And it's the only "smart" unit with a Bluetooth link to your smartphone app, and integration with FitBit.

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Best Desk Cycle Reviews

How We Conduct Desk Cycle and Bike Desk Reviews

We put each product through a lengthy review process, beginning with detailed internet research on product specifications and customer reviews, and often times ending with the product in our own labs for testing. That process is detailed in our article, Anatomy of a Review, and w…

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DeskCycle Stationary Bike Desk Review

DeskCycle Under Desk Bike Review

Small but powerful, the DeskCycle – WorkWhileWalking’s latest foray into under desk bikes – is a solid piece of equipment that allows users to achieve a NEAT level of activity while in their seat. The DeskCycle’s low profile and quiet magnetic mechanism makes it unobtrusive in of…

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FitDesk Under Desk cycle

FitDesk Under Desk Elliptical Review

Boost the price, boost the quality. Durability on this machine is excellent compared to the Stamina products. And it’s designed specifically for use while sitting. It boasts one of the lowest pedal height rotations in the market, so you’re less likely to hit your knees on the bot…

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Stamina Inmotion under desk elliptical

Stamina InMotion Elliptical Trainer Review

Serious durability problems make this a product to avoid. Happy Amazon customers abound, but few subject the unit to sustained use. Count yourself lucky if the left pedal doesn’t fall off in less than a year. It’s worth paying for a more dependable unit.

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Stamina InMotion Compact Strider

Stamina InMotion Compact Strider Review

The only difference in manufacturing between this model and its sister, the Stamina InMotion Elliptical Trainer, is cosmetics. A handle on top helps with portability, but the same fundamental design issues persist. If you’re looking for a durable, long-lasting desk elliptical uni…

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j/fit Under Desk Elliptical Trainer Review

j/fit Under Desk Elliptical Trainer Review

With two pedaling angles in the sitting mode, the j/fit gives you a better chance to find a stride that fits under your desk without your knees hitting the bottom. It also comes with a handle and rollers for easy transport and a monitor to track exercise stats. But it’s not as we…

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Sunny Health Magnetic Mini Exercise Bike

Sunny Health and Fitness Magnetic Mini Exercise Bike Review

A sturdy steel frame makes this a quality piece of equipment. Add a plethora of positive user reviews and you have a real contender. But there are problems using it in the office. For one, the circular pedal motion raises your knees higher. Plus, the unit is 14 inches tall, a cou…

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MagneTrainer-ER Mini Exercise Bike

MagneTrainer-ER Mini Pedal Exerciser Bike Review

This device is a hit in physical therapy clinics and adult homes, but the manufacturer recommends another model, the DeskCycle, for use underneath desks. We’d recommend another too.

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Stamina InStride Folding Cycle Review

Here you have it—the bottom of the line budget cycle desk. Cheap as it gets price wise, cheap as it gets in all ways, really. The Stamina InStride Folding Cycle does come with a 90-day warranty and the convenience of folding up. But, predictably, it has quality concern issues. Yo…

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Robin Palmer FlyteBike

FlyteBike™ Portable Pedals Review

FlyteBike is the newest addition to the desk cycle category. It is also the second NEAT-certified desk cycle in the world.

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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-cycle workstation as pictured here would price out at about five thousand dollars, but its lucky owner would have four positional modalities to choose from without ever having to move their computer, for the ultimate in office productivity and health.

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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. Treadmill desks, bike desks, tilting chairs, and other movement-friendly devices are taking offices by storm. But as the average American worker gets up and off their rear, let’s take a moment to commiserate with the first adopt…

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