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With a price tag that ranges between $100 and $200, it would be easy to pass of the Exerpeutic 900XL as just about any inexpensive bike. However, while the price tag is relatively affordable, this bike is packed with an extensive array of features that will undoubtedly enhance your motivation while providing you with a secure and highly comfortable environment for your training sessions. Because of its recumbent position, this bike takes the weight of your body off the joints and knees, which can largely lessen the risks of muscular strain. This machine comes with several features that can be adapted to the specific needs and fitness level of each user. This is why it’s quite convenient for large families. Best of all, it’s quite easy to set up and store.
Athletes who are fond of more vigorous workouts will undoubtedly be glad to learn that this machine is equipped with extended leg stabilizers to keep it from wobbling while you train. Conceived to accommodate users of various sizes, it also features an oversized and thickly padded seat to guarantee your comfort. The back support is also padded to prevent strains. A unique feature to this machine is the “Step Through Design” feature. This enables you to very fluidly mount and dismount the bike- a feature that is especially geared towards the elderly, obese or any individual with mobility issues. Because of its low center of gravity, users will have absolutely no difficulty climbing on and off the bike.
It comes with textured pedals to deliver an extremely firm grip. More importantly, it is wide and perfectly shaped to make it far more comfortable for you to pedal. The seat can be adjusted and moved forwards or backwards, depending on your individual height. A series of dial knobs are included to help you move and adjust the seat to your convenience.
Features and Specifications
- Dimensions: 34” H x 22” W x 54” D
- Weight: 63 pounds
- Maximum User Capacity: 300 pounds
- Resistance Levels: 8
Packed with features, this recumbent bike comes with excellent digital features such as the LCD screen. This is designed to provide workout data such as the speed, time, calories burned and distance. The LCD screen can also be used to enter your programs and set up each individual user profile. Because of its size, the LCD screen is easy to use, even from a distance. Thanks to the Scan Feature, you will be able to easily scroll through your workout data. Because of the heart sensors that are located in the handlebars, athletes can also track their heart rate.
Since it has a maximum user weight capacity of 300 pounds, it can be used by obese people as well, which can’t be said of the similarly priced Velocity Exercise CHB-R2101. If you’re worried about storage, rest assured that the machine is perfectly equipped with a series of transport wheels that will make it far easier for you to move it around. 8 levels of magnetic tension have also been included to guide you through various levels of intensity. Therefore, if you’re a beginner, you can start off on a lower level of resistance and gradually work up to a more challenging level of tension. Because it operates through magnetic resistance, the bike offers an exceptionally smooth performance while drawing energy from all of the major muscle groups to deliver a full-body workout.
The flywheel is heavy enough to provide stability while keeping your muscles stimulated. The precision-balanced flywheel combined with the V-belt drive system ensures that the machine does not emit any type of mechanical sound while you’re using it.
Ease of Use
In spite of its numerous features, the Exerpeutic 900XL is quite straightforward to operate. For instance, a handy knob is situated right underneath the LCD screen to help users adjust the tension. Non-slip buttons are included around the digital interface that will enable you to scroll through the different data settings. Because of its recumbent design, you can simply lie back comfortably and relax as you train. This will undoubtedly motivate most users to lengthen their workout time and consequently burn more calories. The simple interface means that everyone can operate the LCD screen, regardless of how used you are to this particular piece of equipment.
Assembly and parts
With the boxed packaging, you will also receive an illustrated instructions booklet with step-by-step instructions regarding the assembly process. Users receive the main frame separate from the handlebars, seat, pedals and console so some set-up is required. Luckily enough, most customers didn’t have any major difficulty with this task. The majority of people found that they only needed around one to two hours to assemble it. All the parts and tools that you will require are also included.
While most users have been satisfied by the Exerpeutic 900XL’s performance, there have been a few drawbacks reported. For example, a few users thought that it was somewhat cumbersome to move the seat back and forth according to their individual heights. These customers complained that they had to adjust a series of knobs and dials just to move the seat closer to the pedals. Another minor issue reported about this machine was the absence of a book or iPad holder. They found that the lack of such amenities failed to keep them entertained while they trained.
In spite of its budget-friendly price tag, this recumbent bike does deliver an exceptional performance. It does have a few shortcomings, especially when compared to other higher-end bikes such as the Exerpeutic 2000 and 4000. However, this recumbent bike does come with all the basic amenities to keep you motivated while drastically lessening the risk of joint or muscular damage. Easy and comfortable to use, this recumbent bike is ideal for beginners. The Exerpeutic 900XL Recumbent Bike is covered by a limited 3 year manufacturer’s warranty.