The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike is one of the most frequently reviewed upright exercise bikes available. There’s a reason for that: people who try this bike just can’t stop talking about how great it is. We got our hands on a test bike and we can’t believe how will this budget-bike performs. It’s sturdy, easy to use, doesn’t take up much floor space, has a lot of workout options and an LCD screen—all for less than $150.
Let’s start with the bike’s best features. Powered by a 3 piece crank system, the bike has enough torque to give you a smooth and consistent ride with pedaling similar to riding a road bike. One reviewer said this bike has the best of both a recumbent stationary-bike and an upright-bike. You get the comfort of a stationary with the added workout of an upright.
The 8 levels of magnetic tension allow for a quick and easy way to adjust the bike’s resistance in order to get the best workout possible. If you want to start warming up on a lower setting, then crank up to a higher setting, you can by simply turning a knob. The seat is just as easily adjusted—simply pull a lever and find the best placement for the seat compared to your height. Riders as short as 5’1’’ and as tall as 6’4’’ said they’ve found a comfortable placement for their legs on this bike. If you’re sharing it with your family members, everyone will have a perfect seat placement.
Plus, you have the LCD screen and hand pulse sensors. The LCD screen displays all the information you want: time, distance, calories—plus the handlebars have heart rate monitors in them so you can determine your pulse while you ride. Research shows that hitting a target heart rate makes your workouts more effective and beneficial for your body. With the Exerpeutic Upright Magnetic bike, you can ensure your workouts are pushing you to your limits.
Now, you might be wondering what is exactly magnetic about the bike? It’s the tension system that works through attracting and repelling forces. This makes the bike ride like it’s a regular street bike. The magnets also ensure that the bike is practically silent while it’s being used, so you can easily ride the bike while you watch TV. The magnets also allow for a variety of riders to use the bike—since it can handle riders who weigh up to 300 pounds. The Exerpeutic is perfect for riders who are getting back in the swing of exercising.
Often, backless seats aren’t as comfortable as their padded, backed counterparts. This is not the case with the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike. The padded, triangular seat is soft and comfortable for long rides. Users commend its design because the padding is so soft and comfortable on long rides. One thing reviewers said over and over was that this bike was perfect for riding every day while watching TV. One reviewer said they preferred it to their couch!
The Exerpeutic is also great for apartment exercisers. The bike is particularly small—less than 2 feet long and only four feet high when fully extended. Plus, the bike can fold up to be even more compact (less than a foot wide) so it’s easy to store in a small space. If you’re living in a one bedroom apartment, this is the perfect bike because you won’t need to spend much of your precious floor space housing the bike. It’s got wheels for easy movement, and it’s light enough that one person can move it. If you’re worried about the size of your bike, this is a great, small upright bike that doesn’t sacrifice quality for compactness.
Reviewers commend this bike for it’s well-constructed design, that holds up over long periods of time. one reviewer said they use the bike to stay in shape over the winter so they’re just as fast when they ride their outdoor bikes in the summer. Another user said this bike is the main bike he uses for exercise and after 1000 miles, it’s still doing great. Some reviewers do say that the installed foot clips are not as comfortable as they would like. This can be solved, the recommend, by buying replacement foot clips.
The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike is perfect for a variety of indoor riders. If you want a budget-bike that’s sturdy, with solid construction, this is a great choice. It has an LCD screen and heart rate monitors so you still get the electronic features of more expensive bikes. Plus, it’s comfortable and has a variety of workout options so you’re going to be able to get a lot of use out of this bike for a long time.