Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse Review
The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse was designed so you can work out at home anytime you want. Sure you can get on a bike and go outside, but that is not always practical especially if it’s raining. Applying for a gym membership can be expensive and it’s a hassle to have to leave your home just to work out, and if the gym is packed you have to wait your turn.
This bike solves all those problems: design wise it’s going to work you out like a real bike and as I will show, comes with several features to maximize each workout. It has a maximum support weight of 300 lbs., a large seat and an 8 level magnetic tension system, and it’s going to push your body and burn those calories. In the following sections we’re going to examine their pertinent features and what makes the bike different from the rest.
You can adjust the bike downwards and upwards, and it provides room for different body types from 5 ft. 3 in and 6 ft. 1 in. Adjustments should take only a few seconds thanks to the adjustment knob. You can adjust the seat so it’s not too high or low, and when you insert the pin the seat will remain in place. Even those who are a few inches under or over the height range have been known to use the bike successfully with a little bit of tweaking of the settings. Adjustability is, taking everything into consideration, very good.
The Exerpeutic bike provides up to 8 levels of resistance, and you can adjust it via a knob. The levels are marked 1 to 8 so when you twist the knob you can see what level it is. The change in resistance is smooth so there is no jarring effect when you’re using it. Levels 1 to 3 are easy, and 3 to 6 are hard enough to have your heart pumping. Levels 7 and 8 are for advanced users only and often used in short bursts. If you’re looking for a flexible bike with multiple resistance levels, this should do.
This folding bike comes with v-belt drives that join the flywheel and pedals together. With this setup you’re going to get a smooth performance, and the V belt provides an extra grip. This additional grip is especially important when you’re working out at a high resistance level.
The Exerpeutic folding magnetic upright bike are constructed from hard plastic, and it has solid straps to keep your feet in the right spot while working out. You don’t need to wear any type of special shoes here as the typical running / workout shoes will suffice.
With these pedals you can pedal forwards or backwards (though backwards is not recommended) and the bike will keep track of your progress. Because of the way the pedals are positioned it’s ideal for those who are recovering from knee and back injuries. In short, these are comfortable, durable and reliable pedals.
- Seat: the seat is large and comes with padding for extra cushion. This isn’t the most comfortable place to sit on, but as far as exercise bikes go it does the job. If this is your first time to use an exercise bike, the seat might feel uncomfortable at first but you’ll get used to it.
Some have opted to replace the seat with something softer, but often it’s not necessary. What it comes down to is this: the seat will keep you comfortable while you’re using the bike, and since you’ll be using this only a few minutes a day, an extra soft seat is not required.
- Noise: There is very little noise, period. You can set the resistance level all the way to 8 and you won’t hear a thing. If you’re the type who likes to watch TV or listen to music while working out, you’re going to love its silent operation. Not only is it quiet but you won’t feel any vibrations. However, it’s still a good idea to place a mat under the bike to prevent damage to the bike or floor.
- Handlebars: The handlebars are there to provide comfort. The bars have a special coating that allows you to grip it tightly even if your hands are sweaty. At the same time the handlebars keep blisters from affecting your hands during workouts. In other words these handlebars do what they’re supposed to do.
- Dust and Dirt: This magnetic upright bike has been designed so it requires very little maintenance. Lubricating some of the components may help, but even that should be done only occasionally. The biggest problem would be the sweat from your body so make sure to clean the bike after each use.
This folding magnetic exercise bike is foldable so it doesn’t have to take up a lot of space. To fold you just take out the pin, and after sliding the unit into one piece, put the pin back in. Folded, the bike measures 19 x 46 inches, small enough to put inside a closet. The bike weighs 39 lbs. and should not present too much of a problem when moving about. If you’re living in an apartment or can only afford a limited amount of space for a home gym, a foldable exercise bike like this becomes handy.
The Exerpeutic folding bike requires some assembly, but it’s not a lot as most of the major components are pre-assembled. Instructions are provided and should take around 30 minutes to an hour to put together. Since the bike is mostly pre-assembled, all you need to add are the seat post, seat, pedals and stabilizer bars. You then add the console, join the console and bike and it’s ready.
The instruction manual is clear and complete with step by step guides and diagrams. Every step you need to put the bike together is clearly laid out. Even for beginners the instructions are crystal clear.
This pro fitness folding magnetic exercise bike comes with a 3.3 x 1.5 in console. The LCD display is easy to read even as you’re exercising, though it is not backlit. The display provides feedback on the distance you traveled (miles), heart rate, time, calories burned and duration of your workout.
You can adjust the display so only one measurement is shown, or you can have the measures displayed alternately every 6 seconds. Keep in mind these are only estimates, but they should provide you with a good estimate of your progress and serve as motivation.
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Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike Dimensions:
The bike is 31 inches long, 19 inches wide and 46 inches high. When folded the bike measures 46 x 19 x 19 (H x W x L). It weighs 39 lbs.
- You cannot use this as a spinning bike as the pedals are meant for use only when you’re sitting down.
- The bike is intended for light to moderate workouts. This is not for athletes or those into high intensity workouts.
- The seat has good padding, but some people still find it uncomfortable.
- Those standing under 5 ft. 3 in. might find the bike a little difficult to use.
- There is no water holder or room to place your tablet.
- Doesn’t come with any preset workouts.
Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike Consumer Ratings:
Exerpeutic folding magnetic upright bike with pulse reviews have been positive. It has received high ratings for ease of use, durability and stability. Most of the customers who bought this bike did so to get low impact but effective workouts, and they say that is what they got.
What is interesting is the feedback comes from people from all walks of life, from the young, elderly to those in good health and recovering from injuries. There are a few complaints about the seat, i.e. it is not soft enough, but most people are satisfied with the results.
The bike is competitively priced. Compared to other indoor bikes in its class, this bike is feature packed and well worth the purchase.
The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike is an ideal option if you want to burn fat, get in shape and build endurance. Since the bike is quiet you can use it while listening to music or watching TV. It doesn’t require a lot of maintenance and does not take up a lot of space either. Bottom line: this is a good buy.