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With a price tag that ranges between $300 and $400, the Exerpeutic 2000 delivers great value for money. Thanks to its features that can suit both veterans and novices, this machine can help you avoid the different hassles that you would normally encounter with an upright bike. While it certainly is simple to use, this particular model does not make any comprise as far as the quality of your training session is concerned. For instance, you will burn between 300 and 500 calories in just one hour of vigorous training on this machine. It comes with all the basic features that you will need plus some more luxurious amenities to enhance the quality of your training session.
The Exerpeutic 2000 boasts of a higher-than-average level of comfort, hence allowing you to train for longer periods of time. With an “Air Soft” feature, the seat is 3.5 inches thick for added comfort. More importantly, it features individual air chambers that evenly disperse your weight while absorbing shock. Since the seat is constructed from woven PVC, it remains cool throughout the entire duration of your training session. It also prevents aches and strains and complements the contoured, oversized seat rest that can accommodate athletes of various sizes. In fact, the backrest is also padded and is flanked by thickly textured armrests that house the pulse sensors. The elbow support will additionally render you far more comfortable while you train.
To accommodate users of different heights, the seat can be moved forwards and backwards thanks to the adjustment knobs that are located right underneath the console. However, unlike more expensive machines, you will need to dismount the machine before adjusting the seat, which can make it harder for you to find the perfect adjustment setting. The bike also has a pair of wide pedals that are thinly textured to prevent any foot slippage during intense workouts. Fully adjustable, they come with straps that can be fastened around different ankle sizes.
Its step-through design makes it accessible for obese and elderly users as well. You can train more vigorously with no risk of wobbling thanks to the strategically-placed leg stabilizers.
Features and Specifications
The basic specifications of the Exerpeutic 2000 are as follows:
- Machine Dimensions: 54 x 22 x 34 inches
- Machine Weight: 63 pounds
- Maximum User Capacity: 300 pounds
- Built-in Programs: 6
- Resistance Type: Magnetic
- Resistance Levels: 8
- Transport wheels: Yes
Like most higher-end Exerpeutic machines, this bike is equipped with a Smooth Torque drive system as well as a precision balanced flywheel and V-belt system. Consequently, this ensures a smooth and quiet workout session, hence enabling you to train without any excessive noise. To keep you motivated during your training session, an iPad holder has also been set up on the console and it can also double as a book or magazine holder.
Users can shuffle between 8 levels of magnetic resistance until they find the proper challenge for them. While 8 levels might appear basic to experienced users, they will undoubtedly help beginners find their pace. Veteran athletes can use the 6 built-in programs for more intense exercise sessions, which are more than you’ll get with the Velocity Dual Motion, though not as many as you can find on the Bladez Fitness R300. These include valley simulations, hill climbing, plateau, interval and manual. To keep an eye on your pulse rate during your workouts, you simply need to grip the handlebars and the console will display an approximate reading of your heart rate.
The console can also be used to consult different information related to your data, such as the number of calories burned, time elapsed, distance covered, revolutions per minute, level, speed and selected program- if you’re using it. With a maximum user weight capacity of 300 pounds, the bike is also designed to cater to heavier users, and is also equipped with transport wheels to make it easier for you to move it around.
Ease of Use
The Exerpeutic 2000 is quite straightforward to use but, since it comes with different features, beginners might need a few weeks to adjust to the various options. Features such as the built-in programs and resistance can be accessed directly through the console and you only need to shuffle through the different options until you find the best feature that you want. The transportation flywheel delivers a smooth and even cycling motion with virtually no noise, hence allowing you to use the machine at night. The transport wheels provide easy storage and allow you to move the machine wherever you want to.
Assembly and Parts
Assembling the machine was something of a challenge for users with no prior experience. In fact, some users have found that they needed over two hours just to set up the machine. On the plus side, however, all the tools and parts such as the knobs and bolts are included in the boxed packaging. Most of the time, athletes only require an Allen wrench to set up the machine. You will basically need to attach the main frame to the pedals, console, handlebars ad seat. An instructions manual is included to help you with this task. It is fully illustrated and comes with step-by-step instructions.
One of the main drawbacks that have been reported about the Exerpeutic 2000 is related to the display console. The majority of users found that the lack of a back light made it difficult for them to properly view their data unless they interrupted their workouts and leaned forwards. A few customers also bemoaned the fact that they had to step out of the machine just to adjust the seat, which made it difficult for them to perfect fit. Lastly, some people have found that the console came with limited functions.
For a quite affordable recumbent bike, the Exerpeutic 2000 definitely deserves its accolades. It admittedly has its share of flaws but this is balanced out by the wide array of features it offers to suit athletes of various user levels. Simple to use and comfortable, the machine does deliver excellent value for money. In spite of its different options, it is easy to move around, hence enabling you to use it in just about any room of the house. The Exerpeutic 2000 comes with a 1-year limited warranty.