|Marcy Club Revolution|
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|40 lbs||300 lbs||46 x 20 x 46"||2 years limited|
The Marcy Club Revolution Cycle is an easy-to-operate machine that costs between $300 and $400. Extremely user-friendly, this bike is especially great for beginners, though it’s still challenging enough to satisfy advanced users. More importantly, the machine is affordable and provides several features to enhance your workout.
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Features and Specifications
The technical specifications are as follows:
- Machine dimensions: 45.5 x 20 x 46 inches
- Machine weight: 102 pounds
- Maximum user weight capacity: 300 pounds
- Flywheel: 40 pounds
- Seat: Adjustable
- Handlebars: Adjustable
- Drive mechanism: Belt
- Water bottle holder: Yes
- Digital display: No
Though its 40 pounds heavy flywheel is not as heavy as what you’ll get with the similarly-priced Sunny SF-B1002, it’s still quite impressive for such an affordable bike and will allow users to benefit from a consistent momentum. Consequently, your motions will be smooth and constant, not unlike outdoors pedaling. According to exercise trainers, heavier flywheels will also enable you to burn more calories. In fact, with this spinning bike, you can lose up to 800 or more calories in just one hour.
While it does not come with a digital screen, this model includes a resistance knob that you can use to add variety to your training session. Therefore, your body will not get used to the same workout intensity, which will keep your metabolism up and running, hence ensuring that you continue burning calories in the long-term. The resistance knob is ergonomically located so you don’t have to strain to switch gears.
Comfort and Ease of Use
This indoor cycle is a moderately comfortable machine that will allow you to train with virtually no strain or ache during the entire duration of your training. Because of the adjustable Areo handlebars, users will be able to adjust them to the most comfortable angle. This makes the indoor cycle versatile enough to be used by different members of the same family. Similarly, users will appreciate the lightly padded seat that will provide moderate comfort for half an hour to 45 minutes. However, if you’re fond of lengthier workouts, you might want to resort to a cushion for added support. In spite of its lack of padding, the seat is quite wide and contoured, which can be comfortable for overweight users. The saddle can be moved up and down or fore and aft, according to your individual requirements. As far as the vertical adjustability is concerned, the saddle’s maximum vertical height increment is 44” and minimum is 32”.
This indoor cycle is made from a solid steel bike that delivers quite a lot of comfort and stability while you exercise. Best of all, it is equipped with leg stabilizers to make it easier and more secure for you to stand up while you train. Since the frame is extremely resistant to scratches as well as other signs of wear and tear, you can use it on an everyday basis. In fact, the cycle is equipped with level adjustment knobs located at the front and back of the machine.
The pedals are quite wide and equipped with toe cages to keep your ankles securely into place. This enhances your safety, especially if you stand up during your exercise session. Adjustable straps also ensure that the pedals are versatile enough to be used with different shoe sizes. As for the machine’s ease of use, the cycle is known to be extremely easy to operate because of its straightforward features.
Assembly and Parts
If you purchase this machine online, some DYI may be required. However, unlike most other fitness machines, this item arrives 85% assembled, so you won’t need to spend too much time setting it up. In fact, most users found that they needed an hour or less to assemble the machine. Users basically need to join together the pedals, water bottle holder, seat, handlebars and handlebar poles to the main frames. With the boxed packaging, you will also receive a detailed booklet with all the instructions that you will need to set up the machine. All the parts and accessories are also included.
Although the Revolution Cycle has received mostly positive comments, a few drawbacks have been reported about it, especially as far as the comfort factor is concerned. The most common complaint was related to the saddle. While it was wide and contoured, it did not include enough padding for long-term workouts. Additionally, some users also thought that the machine would have delivered a far more partial exercise session if it included a display console.
All in all, the Marcy Club Revolution Cycle is a highly practical machine that will help you lose quite a lot of weight in a short amount of time. Easy to use and boasting a small footprint that does not claim a lot of space, this spinning bike is very easy to assemble. It is covered by a 2 years warranty on the parts and 2 years on the frame.