|Exerpeutic 1200||/||8||300 lbs||1 year limited|
With a price tag between $100 and $200, the Exerpeutic 1200 is very straightforward to use, which makes it ideal for beginners that don’t want to spend a fortune on their first exercise machine.
What makes this particular model such a popular upright bike is that, despite being quite affordable, it does come with all the features that you will need to lose weight and keep it off. Not only that, but it also boasts of some very nice features such as a high user capacity so even if you’re a bit overweight you should be able to make the most of it.
The Exerpeutic 1200 has a decent level of comfort for its price. While it does not come with the same level of comfort as more sophisticated models, such as the Schwinn 170, it will keep you fairly comfortable for half an hour. The seat is lightly padded and while veteran users had no issue with it, beginners might want to use a pillow or cushion to ensure that you remain entirely comfortable. The seat is wide enough to easily accommodate larger users. In fact, it is suited to people whose height varies between 5”3 and 6”1 inches.
The pedals are quite solid, allowing for vigorous cycling sessions. They are wide enough for different shoe sizes and come with adjustable straps to ensure that your feet remain safely locked into place. Users who are fond of lengthier workouts will also be glad to learn that the machine comes with textured handlebars that will provide you with a secure grip even if your fingers get sweaty.
Unlike other bulkier machines, this particular bike comes with a foldable feature which is ideal for anyone with limited space. Therefore, you can fold up the machine and prop it up against a wall or tuck it under a closet or bed when not in use. It also comes with a series of transport wheel, hence enabling you to move it just about anywhere you want.
Features and Specifications
The Exerpeutic 1200 has the following technical features:
- Machine Dimensions: 31 x 19 x 46 inches
- Machine Weight: 43 pounds
- Foldable: Yes
- Maximum User Capacity: 300 pounds
- Resistance Type: Magnetic
- Resistance Levels: 8
Thanks to its magnetic resistance, you will be able to benefit from a smooth pedaling motion that’s not unlike outdoors cycling. Best of all, users will also be able to make the most out of the bike’s 8 different levels of resistance to ensure that their muscles do not adjust to the same type of exercise which can significantly be detrimental to your weight loss. Thanks to the varying levels of tension, the exercise bike can also be used by different people with different stamina.
The machine is enhanced by a digital screen so you can keep an eye on your fitness data. For example, you will be able to consult information such as the number of calories burned, distance covered, heart rate, scan, speed and the time elapsed. It is good to note that the LCD window is quite large, which means that you won’t need to strain forwards to read the information on the screen. It also includes sensors in the handlebars which you can grip to have an accurate reading of your pulse.
Ease of Use
The Exerpeutic 1200 is undoubtedly very easy to use, especially since it’s such a basic machine. The digital screen is extremely straightforward with push-buttons located around the screen. It has a 3-piece “High Torque” system designed to deliver smooth cycling movements. With the boxed packaging, users additionally receive a user’s booklet to guide them through the features.
Assembly and Parts
While this machine is quite easy to set up, the foldable option does make it slightly more time consuming. The majority of customers needed up to one hour to join the different parts together. You basically need to attach the pedals, seat, handlebars and screen to the main frame. The bolts and tools that you will require are also included with the package. If this is your first time setting up exercise equipment, you can also consult the illustrated instructions manual that comes with the machine.
Some minor drawbacks have been reported about the Exerpeutic 1200. For example, some people did complain about the noise factor. According to those customers, the bike did emit some squeaking and mechanical noises. However, most people claimed that simply tightening the bolts quickly resolved this issue. A very popular complaint was also related to the machine’s comfort: while the seat was wide enough to accommodate larger users, it did lack padding, resulting in strains and aches in some users, especially beginners. Lastly, a few people bemoaned the lengthy assembling period, but his was not a widespread complaint.
If you don’t want to spend a fortune on an exercise machine, you can definitely check out the Exerpeutic 1200. While it is on the less expensive side, this machine does not skimp on performance and features. Its major advantage is that it’s extremely easy to use, which is convenient for beginners. From the widescreen LCD window to its impressive maximum user weight capacity of 300 pounds, this bike does come with everything that you might need to lose weight. Extremely versatile, it will also help you save up on floor space since you can fit it just about anywhere.