Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike Review
High Quality Product at a Decent Price
If you are in the market for an entry-level exercise bike for low-impact workouts, this may be one that interests you. Keeping in mind that this is an entry-level upright exercise bike; it offers the basics to get you started.
The unit is designed for those that are able to sit and spin without having to stop and start to pay attention to something else. For those who want to carve out 20-minutes in the morning and evening from their own personal time and get a reasonable work-out, this is a bike that would work for you.
This bike has been redesigned several times without any change in the manufacturer’s model number. As a result, the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike you receive may look slightly different than the one pictured here. Modifications have been made at the suggestion of the customers who purchased them. One obvious difference is the bar at the back of the seat that is just enough to keep you from sitting too far back.
Another change is in the actual dimensions and weight of the product. One model is described as weighing 45-lbs fully assembled while another claims it weighs 38-lbs fully assembled. The length varies from 46” to 31” with a height variation from 38” to 46”. The width varies slightly from model to model but generally 19-20”.
When selecting this product, be certain to read the specifications provided by the store and print a copy of the item you are buying when you purchase it. Size variations can create a safety issue – too big or too small for your body type – and should be taken seriously.
Some stores require that you have a valid reason for returns, especially once you have assembled it. If you receive a model that has been modified and varies dramatically from the one you purchased, you may need to return it; you can explain your decision by including a copy of the specifications that you based your purchase on.
Features and Specs
- Product Assembled Weight: 48-lbs approximate
- Footprint Dimensions when in Use: 31”L x 19”W x 46”H
- Steel Tube Frame
- High-torque Crank System
- Extended Leg Stabilizers
- Large Foot Pedal
- Digital Resistance and Mileage, Calorie Burn, Speed, Heart Rate and Timing Readout Meter
- 8-Level Magnetic Resistance
- Easy Fold for Storing
Pros of Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike
This upright exercise bike is made of high-grade steel tubing with good welds that prevents wobbling and creaking when in operation.
The seat is wider than the normal stationary bike seat-- especially at the back--- and there is a short back-bar at the lower height setting to help you keep from sliding back too far. It is adjustable in height so it works for people from 5’3” to 6’1”.
The 8-level magnetic resistance feature lowers the noise level when operating the bike, making it ideal for apartments and office spaces. The gear box is equipped with a high-torque crank system that increases the resistance level suitable for new and average users.
The pedal width is 5” and depth 5.4”. This larger foot pedal is a bonus that many buyers really appreciate. The pedals can be removed and replaced if you prefer a different pedal that fits your foot better.
One aspect of practicality that this company paid special attention to was the size of the monitor read-out and its placement. Located in the center of the handle grips and having an unusually large LED screen, reading your numbers is very easy – even without your glasses.
The adjustable resistance setting knob mounted on the frame just beneath the grips is easy to reach and change.
Most buyers reported that assembling the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike takes between 30-45 minutes and that it is very easy to put together.
Because the manufacturer’s target market is directed more toward the person who wants to use the bike in the privacy of their home, their customer base consists mainly of those who are more interested in taking a break from all the hub-bub of electronic living: this unit does not include any of the frills that the younger market prefers.
However, it is an excellent starter model for those who may want to ride while watching their children in the playroom, watching a movie or television and want the personal time to themselves.
The angle of the seat is at a comfortable level than most upright bikes and the placement of the handle grips is closer to the seat so that you don’t have to lean forward as if you are on a racing bike.
For those of you who have trouble with leaning forward and putting stress on the back, this is an advantageous position.
When you purchase any exercise bike, it is essential to consider the durability of that product. Because this one is made of high-grade steel tubing, the frame is very secure and the width span helps to balance the bike.
Buyers consistently report that they find this bike does not rock or roll when in use at the higher speeds.
BUYER COMMENTS AND RATING
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Cons of Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike
The main complaint that customers cited about this unit had to do with the seat. The seat was made wider for obese people. However, the seat lacks any contouring; this can become uncomfortable if you are using the bike for more than 20-minutes at a time. Additionally, the width of the seat may cause some chafing because of the way that your legs must be positioned to reach the pedals.
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