Horizon Fitness 7.0 IC Fitness Bike reviewed: A budget-friendly alternative to Peloton, made for apps

A solid indoor bike to stay connected to your favorite workout apps, maintain your Strava stats and keep you riding through colder weather or a broken rib

Image shows the Horizon Fitness 7.0 IC exercise bike
(Image credit: Jennaye Derge)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

If you view it as the mid-budget bike that it is, it is perfect. Technologically superior to any of the cheaper indoor bikes on the market, but still with some quirks that you might expect from a bike that is trying to cut costs.

Reasons to buy
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    Dual sided SPD clip / flat pedals

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    Included free heart rate monitor

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    Dual water bottle holders

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    Easy to use screen

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    Large tablet holder

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    USB charger

Reasons to avoid
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    Uncomfortable seat

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    Limited sizing adjustments

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    Necessary power outlet

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    No ERG mode

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If you know a Peloton owner, then you already know the appeal of riding high tech indoor bicycles with training programs. But the high price tag is something that scares many folks off. 

Horizon Fitness’ goal is to bring the general consumer a more affordable high tech indoor bike with the freedom to use one’s training apps of choice. 

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Jennaye Derge

Jennaye Derge lives in Durango, Colorado. She is a writer, photographer, and author of How to Cry on Your Bicycle. She spends her time advocating for bicycles through her organization Bike Durango, and helps folks share their stories and love for bicycles in her sporadically published zine, Ride Your Bike!

When she isn't writing, advocating, or riding her bike around town, she is most likely mountain biking with her friends, skiing groomers or drinking coffee, reading a book, and snuggled up next to her dog, Calvin.