|Product Dimensions||31 x 19 x 46 inches ; 42.8 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||52.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Item model number||1200|
Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse can be folded up and rolled away when you are finished exercising. It is also designed to support up to a weight capacity of 300 lbs. Features like the “high torque” 3 piece crank system, magnetic resistance ,heart pulse monitoring and a “double...
I’ll start off by saying that I’ve geared this review toward customers who anticipate using this bike seriously, frequently, and at moderate to high intensity.I began riding this bike in January, and through semi-regular use, I put 315 miles on it by mid-March. Life got in the way, and I didn't ride again until June 2nd. From that date through early-August, I put an additional 770 miles on. To work toward my fitness and weight loss goals, I adhered to the following 35 minute regimen, six days per week:I would warm up for five minutes at the easiest resistance on the dial (1 out of 8), followed by medium to high intensity intervals of Resistance 3, 5, 3, 5, 3, 5 for five minutes each. I went hard, got a GREAT workout, and lost 30 pounds in the process. So why am giving a 3 Star Review for such outstanding results? Here's what went wrong:At 625 miles, the rubber pedal strap (the piece that holds your foot in place) snapped. It's a cheap part, and though I was out of the manufacturer's warranty, I called Exerpeutic [at (844) 641-7921], and their rep was kind enough to send me a new pair of straps free of charge. Shipping took less than a week and the straps arrived in perfect condition.Around 1,050 miles, the flywheel began to make kind of a whirring and clicking noise at any resistance at or above 5. The flywheel is visible through the top of the compartment it's housed in, and I could see that it began to wobble in there. Previously, I loved that the ride was smooth and whisper quiet.At 1,075 miles, the pedal strap mount (the piece that holds the strap to the pedal) broke off, and took a chunk of the cheap plastic pedal with it (pictured in my attached image). After that, I used an elaborate contraption made of multiple strips of duct tape to hold my foot on the pedal.When I bought this bike, I also purchased an exended warranty from SquareTrade, and I'm glad I did! I called them to see what could be done about the flywheel and broken pedal, and the rep that I worked with deemed that the cost of shipping the bike and its repair was prohibitive... and he agreed to refund me the entire value of the product! (You can read my 5 Star review “A+ Customer Service, Very Good Experience, with a Little Bit of a Wait” of that experience here). I asked him what I needed to do with the bike, and he quipped "What everyone else does... use it to hang your laundry!"To sum up, here are my Pros and Cons of this Exerpeutic Upright Bike:***Pros***• Basic console, the original AAA batteries still haven’t worn out• Sturdy, shake-free ride, even at high speeds/intensity• Ergonomically sound and comfortable• Folds-up to save space• Smooth and quiet• Simple assembly***Cons***• Mileage on the console resets to 0.0 after 999.9 miles, I would have liked five digits• HUGE proprietary seat, which can’t be swapped out for a standard seat or saddle• Not durable for more than light to medium intensity rides, a few times per week• The 9/16ths pedals are cheap pre-molded plastic• Cheap rubber pedal strapsThis is a great bike for those who are just looking to get into stationary cycling, or maintain their current weight. If you’re looking for a piece of equipment that’ll take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’, I’d say you’re better off looking at higher quality (and yes, higher priced) options.Feel free to leave me a comment or question, I’m happy to add anything else you’d like to know about the product. Thanks for taking the time to read my review, hopefully this information was useful!
I ordered this bike after considering the Pelaton and other expensive bikes. The reviews for this bike sold me. It arrived very well packaged. I looked up youtube video for assembly and then simply followed that by memory. Very easy setup. It took me about 30 minutes total, including unwrapping the package.I tried it today. Small enough for limited spaces but sturdy and solid. It's heavy to pick up but easily manageable with the two front wheels that will engage the floor as soon as you tip the bike. I rolled it from a closet storage to my living room and climbed aboard. I am 6 foot tall. I am 53 years old. I could reach the pedals at the next to tallest seat setting with a nice stretch during the pedaling. My wife is 5 ft tall. She lowered the seat to the lowest position and had no trouble at all with comfort during pedaling. For myself, I remained higher for the warmup of 10 minutes on the 1st tension setting and then lowered the seat to the next lower setting for a more thigh engaging round. I tried all of the tension settings and found all of them workable and easily switchable. The seat is comfortable and well padded. I also sat both back and close on the seat and both were great positions to alter the workout a bit.Don't forget to plug in the display module during setup. I forgot to do so myself and realized such when the display was not working. Once corrected, the display is easily read and will shift through the multiple readouts. Essentially, I only care about time and heart rate. By touching the button, when the reading is where you want, the display will remain on that point. To move away, just tap the button again. Very simple.The machine is quiet. I was impressed by this. I was also impressed at how the stability of the bike feels secure.After the workout, I simply pulled the pin, raised the seat-side of the back upwards, slid the pin into the last hole and the bike was ready to roll away or just get out of the way.In conclusion, I am thrilled at my decision to NOT spend over 1K to buy the fad-bike peleton. In fact, I'd rather watch TV or a movie, listen to music, or work on my phone than hear a coach try and push me to strive harder - since the coach costs me much $$ and uses my download data. Nope, I don't need all that. I need a bike I can move, jump on, work quickly, and be happy. The cost of this machine, ease of setup, usage, and quality makes it my BEST PURCHASE OF 2017.
I really wanted an exercise machine I could use at home for the days I don't make it to the gym (which, I'll admit, is most days). However, I also have a small apartment with limited floor and storage space. I love that this bike fits snugly against the wall when not in use without sacrificing comfort or sturdiness (even with my big booty) in order to be compact.Bikes are not usually my go-to exercise equipment because they give me a sore butt and crotch when I push myself, and, sometimes, even when I don't. However, this bike doesn't feel the same to use as a regular bike or the standard exercise bike you would find at the gym. The pedals are further forward and the seat is wider, and I actually find it to be more comfortable. I am still able to get my heart rate up and work my legs just as well as other bikes while sitting fully back on the seat. I have not noticed any aches or pains indicating the positioning is problematic, but I have noticed considerably less pain caused by the seat than I usually experience using exercise bikes.It is quiet, smooth, tracks everything I want to track, has appropriate resistance, and still works great six months later. I am very happy with my purchase!
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