Save $460.99: The Nautilus U616 Upright Bike is on sale for over half off at Amazon as of Nov. 28.
Possibly one of the most disappointed groups of people this Black Friday and Cyber Weekend are those who thought they might find a cheap Peloton bike — just to see that one is nearly $2,000, even after a Black Friday discount.
Amazon has an alternative on sale that could fit in with your home gym. The Nautilus U616 Upright Bike is the mid-range model of Nautilus’ well-known series, and but with a more than 50% price cut, its current $439 price point makes it the budget bike of the internet. You could buy about four Nautilus bikes for the price of one Peloton bike. Just saying.
Tackling the elephant in the room, no — the Nautilus’ LCD screen looks a bit different from the mini TV sitting on most high-end bikes. But between 29 training programs, 25 magnetic resistance levels, and a season of The Crown on Netflix on the TV beside you, there are no boring workouts here. However, the screen that is there can still access and sync data to Nautilus Connect, Nautilus Trainer, and MyFitnessPal.
The Nautilus’ 22-pound flywheel is nothing to sniff at. Veteran gym-goers know that the heavier the flywheel, the smoother the ride. This puppy not only rides smoothly, but quietly. Its compact size and minimal buzz make it great for apartment dwellers who don’t have a separate exercise room.