Turn your bike into an indoor trainer with Amazon's No. 1 bestselling stand — now $35

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Get in gear: Amazon's No. 1 bestselling bike trainer stand is just $35 (was $55) (Photos: Amazon)
Get in gear: Amazon's No. 1 bestselling bike trainer stand is just $35 (was $55) (Photos: Amazon)

Has being house-bound during these winter months got you wishing for a real home workout? You could take out a $1,500 loan for a Peloton, or you could spend just $35 to trick out your bike with a popular indoor trainer (and still use the Peloton app).

Amazon's No. 1 bestselling BalanceFrom Bike Trainer Stand makes great use of that bicycle that's been sitting around collecting dust lately. And luckily it's 37 percent off, right when you need it most — in the dead of winter.

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

$35 $55 at Amazon

Over 5,200 five-star reviewers are delighted with the BalanceFrom trainer stand, which works with your own road, city or mountain bike. It saves space and money, since no extra wheeled equipment is needed, while providing a serious workout. It's challenging enough to satisfy even dedicated road cyclists, and all in a climate-controlled environment — your own home. Here's what else shoppers are saying.

Still spinning your wheels? It's on sale for just $35 (was $55). (Photo: Amazon)
Still spinning your wheels? It's on sale for just $35 (was $55). (Photo: Amazon)

Just add bike

Fans say hooking up their bike to the BalanceFrom stand is an excellent way to get exercise indoors. The solid base keeps the bike balanced and has rubber feet to keep flooring unmarred. Plus the handlebar controller puts the magnetic resistance level right in your hands. And when you want to take the bike on the road, go for it.

A five-star fan said, “I ride 12 miles a day and it’s getting too dark for me to feel safe. So. This. Easy assembly, easy mount...An hour on level 3 kicks my butt and feels like a 14-mile ride, all in top gear...A great purchase after about 100 miles and still going."

"Impressive and sturdy trainer!" reported another wowed reviewer. "As a cyclist, I’ve been limited to where I can ride during this pandemic. With the urge and itch to ride, i opted to buy a trainer to keep me in shape...I searched for the most reasonable but not cheaply built trainer. I came across the BalanceFrom bike trainer. The simplicity and ability to change the resistance with a simple wire lever were selling points. The setup took literally five minutes. I’ve been using the trainer with various bikes and even with a beach cruiser for my wife. We are both enjoying the trainer. There is a whirl noise (as expected), but it doesn't bother us at all. We had stationary bikes that were louder than this."

Pairs well with Peloton app!

One cool thing about exercising at home is you get to set your own scenery. Watch a movie, jam out or take a cue from other reviewers and snag the Peloton app.

One happy couple wrote: "We have the Peloton app and just ride our indoor bike alongside the app...One thing to note is that you should adjust your bike's resistance in order to get the full effects of the resistance on the stand itself. Great workout, easy to assemble, and fit our bike nicely."

$35 $55 at Amazon

1. Insert bike. 2. Ride. (Photo: Amazon)
1. Insert bike. 2. Ride. (Photo: Amazon)

Simple set up

The initial setup of this 28" x 22" x 8" stand is straightforward. The company says road tires will be quieter, but they're not required — it works with any 26-to-28-inch tires. The quick-release clamp lets you pop your bike on and off in a matter of minutes. Plus it comes with a two-year warranty.

“Just what I wanted," said a pleased customer. "Got this to get a little more exercise in the winter. Super easy to set up with supplied tools. The control knob...went on perfectly and works really well.”

"Great product, perfect solution [for] an indoor bike," wrote another fan. "I bought this to use along with the Peloton app for cycling...I AM SO GLAD I DID. Assembly: This was fairly easy and mostly figured out from the instructions. I did it alone (female with some but not amazing upper body strength) and it only took about 20 min. I did end up watching a video just to double-check myself..."

If you are still asking yourself, But does my bike really need a stand inside? Yes! Because it's two-tired. (Get it?) Any way, you can always wake up and ride with the BalanceFrom for just $35.

$35 $55 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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