I read an article a few weeks ago that mentioned a study finding that you need to use an exercise bike for 40 minutes before you see any benefit from it. Unfortunately I can't find the article anymore.
Let's assume the study was done using an exercise bike having a resistance level of say 10. Now let's say that you set the bike to a resistance level double that (say 20). Would you get the same benefit riding the bike for 20 minutes that you would get if you rode the bike for 40 minutes at the resistance level of 10?