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All-in-One Desk Bike vs. Under Desk Bike

30 October 2018

A desk bike is an essential piece of office equipment if you are looking to get in shapemaintain fitness without going to the gym, or balance work and family life. With a desk bike, you can pedal all day long without interrupting your workflow—burning somewhere between 280 and 560 calories per hour! Cycling during the workday not only amps up your fitness regimen, but it also helps make you more productive and more focused on your work. So you can step up your game as an employee and an athlete.

There are two different styles of desk bike: the all-in-one desk bike and the under desk bike. To help you decide which one is right for you, we’re breaking down the differences between these two models.

FlexiSpot V9U Under Desk Bike

The V9U Under Desk Bike essentially replaces your desk chair. You still use your desk like normal, but you can pedal while you work instead of jiggling your knee all day long from restless leg syndrome. The Under Desk Bike is sized to fit easily under standard desk height, with an adjustable seat so that you can find the most ergonomic position for your legs.

Pros of V9U Under Desk Bike:

  • 4.9 rating from 50 reviews
  • Comfortable seat with backrest for lumbar support
  • Magnetic tension resistance for a smooth, silent ride
  • Adjustable for people between 5’1” to 6’2” and up to 240 lbs
  • Heavy duty steel frame for long-term durability
  • Assemble in just 3 steps

Cons of V9U Under Desk Bike:

  • Must be used with a desk in order to do work
  • Not collapsable or on wheels for speedy storage
  • No performance tracking capability
  • No preset resistance levels

FlexiSpot V9 All-in-One Desk Bike

The V9 All-in-One Desk Bike combines a stationary bike with a portable work surface. A spacious 20”x22.8” desktop is attached to the bike, so multitasking is convenient in any setting: in your office, in front of the TV, or at home. The V9’s flexible design also converts to a standing desk, so you can transition seamlessly between sitting, biking, and standing.

Pros of V9 All-in-One Desk Bike:

  • 4.78 rating from 24 reviews
  • LCD display tracks mileage, time, and calories burned
  • 4 easy rolling, double sensor caster wheels for easy storage
  • 8 resistance levels
  • Whisper-quiet pedal system
  • Adjustable for people between 5’1” to 6’2” and up to 240 lbs
  • Comfortable cushioned seat
  • Convenient cup holder

Cons of V9 All-in-One Desk Bike

  • No  backrest
  • Not compatible with other desks
  • Higher price point

To decide whether model of desk bike is right for you, think about how you will most frequently want to use your desk bike and in what environment. If you will mostly use in the office where you don’t have a lot of space, the Under Desk Bike is the better choice. If you will use it at home in the living room, sharing it with your family, the All-in-One makes more sense for you.