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If you want to invest in your own recumbent bike but cannot afford to splurge, you really can’t go wrong with the Exerpeutic 400XL. This model is designed to help you train with maximum comfort, without compromising on the quality of your training sessions. Because it enables you to remain in a reclined position, you can literally lie back and pedal your way to a better health. It is also designed to protect your joints from injuries.
With a price tag that ranges between $100 and $200, this machine can easily be operated by users of different fitness levels. It is ergonomically shaped to prevent any discomfort while protecting your joints from potential injuries. Also, unlike the Exerpeutic 900XL, this particular model can be folded in half, making it ideal for users with limited space.
Ease of Use
With a maximum user weight capacity of 300 pounds, which is higher than what you’ll get with the ProGear 190, this recumbent bike can safely be operated by overweight athletes. The seat can easily be adjusted through a knob. The interface is so simple that beginners will be able to quickly find their way around the various options. In fact, since the recumbent bike boasts a high torque cranking system, you can be sure that you’ll always benefit from a fluid pedaling motion even if you engage in a more rapid workout. This apparatus is also equipped with a set of transport wheels that will allow you to move it to any room of the house. Since the LCD screen is within arm reach, you can easily shuffle between the various settings in no time at all.
Features and Specifications
The Exerpeutic 400XL is equipped with 8 levels of magnetic resistance designed to train every major muscle group and tone up flabby areas. According to fitness experts, magnetic is one of the best types of resistance since it can be easily adjusted to fit different levels of fitness. Therefore, the harder you pedal, the more intense will the resistance be. Thanks to the varying levels of tensions, users can easily indulge in interval training as they alternate between the different levels. The magnetic tension additionally ensures a smooth operation, even if you set the bike on its maximum level of resistance.
The display console is small and simple but the large font means that you can view your data from a distance. This handy gadget will provide an accurate rendition of the distance you’ve pedaled, workout time, pedaling speed as well as the number of calories burned. Because it has a weighted flywheel and a V-belt drive, the bike delivers a silent and smooth performance, which allows you to easily use it at night without disturbing anyone. As far as storage is concerned, the Exerpeutic 400XL can be folded up to half its size until later use. This makes it ideal for anyone who lives in apartments or dorm rooms.
Athletes can also benefit from a hand pulse monitor to track their pulse during their workout. The pulse monitors are located on the handlebars for a more accurate reading. The machine is additionally equipped with a double drive transmission system designed to deliver a highly realistic cycling motion.
While it has a relatively affordable price tag, the Exerpeutic 400XL delivers a higher-than-average comfort level. For example, the seat is large enough to accommodate users of various sizes and contoured to fit your body. With a comfortable back rest, the seat can easily be adjusted to fit users whose height range between 5′ 2″and 6′ 2″. The seat is also lightly padded for added comfort. All the interfaces are within arm reach, which means that you won’t need to strain yourself just to reach the control panel. To prevent fatigue during your exercise session, this machine is also includes two textured handlebars on either side of the seat. The pedals are quite wide, which can accommodate several shoe sizes. These are equipped with large Velcro safety straps. Because it comes with leg stabilizers, the bike won’t budge while you cycle.
Assembly and parts
The boxed packaging comes with the main frame separated from the seat, monitor, pedals and handlebars so some assembly is required. However, the great majority of users found that it was quite easy to set up the bike. The boxed packaging does come with all the required tools that you’ll need to assemble the different parts. The majority of users found that they only needed around fifteen to thirty minutes to set up the apparatus. An instructions manual with diagrams is also included to help you join the various parts together.
The main complaint about this particular bike was related to the seat: unlike higher-end machines, some users felt that the seat wasn’t comfortably contoured to fit their body. A few people also complained about the lack of proper padding in the seat and found that they needed to resort to additional cushions to guarantee their comfort. However, this was not a widely spread remark.
In spite of this minor issue, the Exerpeutic 400XL does remain a recommended buy, especially if you’re a beginner who doesn’t want to spend too much on their first machine. It is ideal for anyone who lives in a cramped space since the recumbent bike only measures 33 x 19 x 46 inches and weighs 43 pounds. Because it is made from high-quality material and steel, it can easily resist scratches as well as other forms of wear and tear.