|Keiser M3 Plus|
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|/||24||300 lbs||-10 years frame
-3 years parts
If you want to adopt a fitness regime, you can check out the Keiser M3 Plus. Priced between $1000 and $2000, this machine is best suited to experienced users, but it can also be used by intermediate athletes who want to work on their stamina.
Features and Specifications
With the M3 Plus, you will be able to benefit from the following technical specifications:
- Machine Dimensions: 51 x 26 x 57 inches
- Machine Weight: 125 pounds
- Maximum Weight Capacity: 300 pounds
- Water bottle holder: Yes
Unlike most indoor cycles, the Keiser M3 does include a digital computer that is packed with features. With the backlit screen, users will be able to keep an eye on different fitness-related feedback such as the RPM, heart rate, pedaling time, level of resistance, calories burned and time elapsed. This will allow you to meet your fitness goals without overdoing it. The heart rate sensor can come in especially handy to both beginners and more experienced users. In fact, since the sensors are located on the handlebars, you simply need to grab them for the machine to calculate your heart rate.
This spinning bike also includes no less than 24 levels of gear resistance which you can adjust through the resistance knob. Because this bike includes a magnetic resistance, it will not be subjected to the same level of wear and tear, as is often the case with other spinning bikes. Best of all, the bike delivers a near-silent operation, which allows you to train at any hour of the day or night without disturbing anyone else. This also enables you to watch a movie or listen to music while you train, hence making your workout far more enjoyable.
Since this spinning bike includes a set of transport wheels, you can move it around for easy storage. Weighing 150 pounds, the M3 Plus is stable enough to sustain vigorous cycling and leg stabilizers have also been added at the base to render your workout even more secure. The pedals also come with toe cages, hence locking your ankles into place to prevent any accidental foot slippage during energetic sessions. Though it doesn’t come with as high user capacity as the Schwinn AC Performance and the Spinner Sprint, the Keiser M3 owes its popularity to its sleek design as well as its superior performance.
Comfort and Ease of Use
Because it includes a water bottle holder, you will be able to remain entirely hydrated during your training session without having to repeatedly get off the machine. The Keiser M3 Plus is undoubtedly extremely comfortable, with a thick foam padded saddle that can be moved up and down according to the individual height of each user. The seat has a 4-way adjustability feature to ensure that you remain entirely comfortable while you train. Similarly, the handlebars can also be moved fore and aft depending on the most comfortable angle for you.
As far as its ease of use is concerned, it would be true to say that most beginners do needed some time to get used to the machine’s extended range of features. This is because this indoor cycle included more features than regular bikes, so you will need a couple of days to adjust to the specifications, especially if you’ve never used it before. However, it is good to know that a User’s Manual has been included to help you find your way around it.
Assembly and Parts
Some setting-up is required if you buy this machine online, since the main frames arrives separately from the pedals, screen, transport wheels and saddle. While all the instructions and illustrations are explained in the booklet, a few users did have some issues with this step. Some people needed up to 2 hours to assemble the bike. Still, the boxed packaging does include all the accessories and tools that you will need to join the bike together. It is also advisable to solicit help from an additional person to finish this step as quickly as possible.
Although it mainly receives positive feedback, a few drawbacks have been reported about this the Keiser M3. For starters, quite a few people claimed that the bike was too expensive for the features that it offers. However, the majority of complaints were directed towards the assembly process, which most customers found to be too time-consuming and tedious.
Other than these minor drawbacks, the Keiser M3 Plus was extremely well-received on the fitness market. Fairly easy to operate and more comfortable than most models on the market, this particular spinning bike will undoubtedly help you pedal your way to fitness in no time. It may be more expensive than usual but customers can generally benefit from a financing plan if they buy online. The Keiser M3 is covered by a 3 years warranty on parts and 10 years on the frame.