The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse has been designed with space and functionality in mind, and most of the reviews and feedback for the bike have centered on its compact footprint, but how does it stack up when compared to others? To figure this out, we decided to do a thorough review and check out its features, benefits, pros, and cons.
The main features of this bike are the 8 level magnetic tension system, the three-piece crank system, the hand pulse sensors and its space saving design. Let’s start with the folding system, as this allows you to fold and roll away the bike when it’s not in use. While the Exerpeutic is compact, it has support for up to 300 lbs. so you don’t have to worry about the lack of support or stability.
Aside from sporting a unique design that makes getting on and off easy, the bike also has extended leg stabilizers to keep the bike from tipping or wobbling while you exercise. With these features alone you should be able to do more than a few workouts, but the Exerpeutic also comes with an LCD (3.3” W x 1.5” H) that provides information about your calories, and the hand pulse monitor is perfect for keeping tabs on your heart rate while working out.
The bike uses a V- belt drive and a heavy flywheel for smooth operation, and it also helps keep the pedaling motion consistent. Furthermore, the bike is fitted with safety straps on the pedals, so you’re always secure even when doing higher level workouts. The seat is also adjustable for 5’3” to 6’1” user heights so that compatibility won’t be a problem.
- Weight: 42.8 pounds
- Dimensions: 46 inches x 31 inches x 19 inches
- Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
- Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.
- Adjustable Seat: Yes
There are plenty of benefits you’ll be able to drive here, but the most obvious is the footprint. The Exerpeutic measures 31”L x 19”W x 46”H when open but when folded the dimensions are cut in half, substantial savings especially when space is at a premium.
The 8 level magnetic tension control system is easy to use and makes the transition from easy to challenging workouts seamless. Its support for multiple resistance levels not only makes the Exerpeutic versatile, but this increases its lifespan as well. Rather than buy a new indoor cycle because the one you’re using can’t offer enough challenges, here you just adjust the settings.
The built-in computer is fully functional and not just a filler: without a computer, you’ll have no idea how effective your workouts are, but with the LCD on the Exerpeutic you get updated info on your calories, and the hand pulse is accurate. Also, the three piece cranking system runs smoothly.
You won’t find a lot of complaints about the noise either, and that’s mostly due to the belt. You’ve probably read reviews of noisy indoor bikes, but you can use the Exerpeutic next to your TV or while watching your favorite TV program or listening to your favorite songs. The other thing that’s going for the Exerpeutic is the safety mentioned above straps on the pedals.
The seat is large and comfortable, and while it’s recommended for 5’3” to 6’1” heights, as long as you are within that range, you should fit in nicely. As you start working out, you’re probably going to want to keep an eye on your heart rate and make sure it’s in the proper zone, and that’s where the hand pulse sensors will come into play.
To put it in simple terms the Exerpeutic is ideal for most body types including those with long legs. This isn’t your typical cheap indoor bike that you dispose of after a few years of use as the built is reliable. The frame tubes are made from quality steel with superior welding, and the internal mechanics are good.
Going back to its usage, the Exerpeutic display screen is apparent and crisp so reading the readout is easy. Yes, there is some assembly needed, but even if you’re not a techie, it probably won’t take more than half an hour tops.
- Overall quality is very good
- Seat is large and comfortable for long term use
- The bike is stable
- Pedaling is smooth and quiet
- The electronics components work fine
- Some assembly is needed
- Not a fully upright bike
The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse is a low-cost alternative to the more expensive bikes being sold online, but affordability doesn’t equate to cheapness, not in this case. The built is superb; the features work as advertised and even if you’re a novice, figuring out the operation should pose no problems. Overall this is a high-quality indoor cycle that deserves a full recommendation.