With its low-seating and extended legs design, Exerpeutic 900XL Recumbent Bike reduces stress on your joints and back which riders otherwise experience while working out. This innovative exercise bike in the market with features such as a cushioned seat in reclining position, large pedals with safety straps, extended stabilizer legs, 8-level Magnetic Tension Control system and LCD display makes your workout experience smooth, convenient and quiet. Bringing the bike home will prove to be a low-cost setup for your gym.
- Width: 22 inches
- Height: 34 inches
- Depth: 54 inches
- Weight: 63 lbs
- Weight Capacity: 300lbs maximum
- User Height: 5.3 ft to 6.3 ft
The Exerpeutic 900XL Recumbent Bike comes packed with several attractive features. And therefore, it has become a popular component of every home gym. Let us discuss each feature in detail;1 –
1 – Extended leg stabilizers – The bike has extended leg stabilizers that prevent it from tipping or tilting at the time of most intense workouts. The stabilizers offer a rock-solid platform and keep the bike in place even when a person exercising strenuously is a heavyweight.
2 – Transportation wheels – Transportation wheels attached to the legs allow you to move the bike conveniently from one place to another.
3 – Recumbent design – The frame is designed with a motto to provide comfort to the riders. The bike offers lower seating which is usually fixed at a height of 18 inches and can be adjusted according to the height of the riders. People, from 5.3 to 6.3 feet tall, can comfortably sit without having to climb over anything. The bike has larger pedals with safety straps that provide a sturdy base to your feet and thus prevent foot slippage.
4 – LCD display – The large window display allows you to take account of riding speed (shown in miles per hour), the time spent riding (in minutes or seconds), the no. of calories burned, and your heart rate (in beats per minute). The information displayed on the screen is in easy-to-read manner and offers clear view even with the seat positioned at the farthest distance. To run display, two AA batteries are required that come along with the bike itself. This onboard computer automatically turns off 4 minutes post the exercise.
5 – Magnetic tension control system – Its 8-level magnetic tension control system allows you to adjust the level of ‘difficulty of pedalling’, thus helping you to go for either an easy or a difficult workout. Such control system allows you to customize your workout schedule in line with the stress your body can take and you can keep challenging yourself over time for better results.
6 – Sensors – The sensors or hand pulse monitor equipped in the side handles of the bike help you read the pulse rate and allow you to achieve the target heart rate. Once you have achieved this, it helps remain within your target heart rate zone.
7 – Timer – This built-in feature helps you to keep a check on the amount of time you spend working out in a day. If required, the time set can be altered, increased or decreased as per the target you have set for yourself. After the time is set, the beep alerts the rider when the exercise is done for that particular time slot.
8 – Comfort like no other – The bike offers extra comfort while exercising with its oversized padded seat and cushioned back rest. Also, a good space between the flywheel and the seat offers extremely comfortable cycling position that can be ridden lying almost flat. The Exerpeutic 900XL bike is a challenge to other popular cardio workout systems like treadmills, as it not only keeps your cardio vascular muscles healthy but also puts lesser stress on your joints and back while exercising.
9 – Frame – The body is made of sturdy metal and the frame is slender. It only weighs 63 pounds. It makes an apt addition to your home gym, as it doesn’t occupy much space. The light-weight quality of the bike also allows a person of 300 pounds ride it and helps them in weight management by reducing excess body fat.
10 – Crank System – This comfortable-to-ride bike also lets you pedal smoothly, consistently and quietly because of its ‘smooth torque’ cranking system, v-belt drive and precision-balanced flywheel. Moreover, you can make your workout session fun by watching television or listening to your favorite tracks. The bike’s operation is smooth and doesn’t produce any noise when in use.
11 – Budget Option – It’s a great possession for your home because it is the best option available in this price range. It is affordable and keeps you as well as your pocket healthy.
12 – Warranty – It comes with a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.
13 – No Maintenance – The bike is easy to clean and doesn’t require much maintenance from you.
14 – Assembly – It usually comes pre-assembled and therefore is easy to set up in the favorite corner of your indoor gym.
Why it may not be your best buy:
- Though the bike offers a lot of great features for a fitness enthusiast, it doesn’t offer any workout program to the user, unlike highly priced exercise bikes.
- There’s no shelf or pocket given to keep your favorite iPod or MP3 player.
- The pedals provide proper support to user’s feet but lack the grip on the pedals.
- If the bike is to be used by two users of different heights, adjusting the seat can be a hassle as the user may not often want to release/fix locking pins of the seat.
If you are looking for a budget recumbent bike for your home gym, the Exerpeutic 900XL bike can be a great addition. As mentioned above, it comprises all the features to make your workout sessions enjoyable. It’s comfortable, easy on the pocket and is suitable for all your family members. Easy to assemble, usually pre-assembled; this is the most preferred bike among riders, in this price range.