The Marcy Upright Mag Bike is for those who want to monitor the efficiency of their workouts. There are a lot of upright bikes in the market today, but the Marcy sets itself apart with some impressive features like preset resistance levels and workout metrics. Are you looking for a small indoor bike that will challenge you physically without costing too much? This ought to do, and by reading this review, you’ll understand why.
The Marcy comes with eight preset resistance levels to accommodate various fitness requirements, and there is also a large, easy to read console display that provides information on everything from your calories to speed, distance and time. You also get counterbalanced pedals plus transport wheels and adjustable foot straps for your convenience.
All these features are well integrated and make for a comfortable time on the bike. This doesn’t just apply to the outside elements but the construction as well. The 2" x 2" round 14 gauge tubing is solid, and the handlebars are contoured and covered in foam. The previously mentioned pedals and straps are weighted, and the covers have a two-tone finish with molded ABS. The frame has a powder coat finish, and the step-through design helps a lot regarding flexibility and versatility.
The highest setting is going to push you to the limit, and even if you are a seasoned outdoor biker, 10 to 15 minutes on the bike’s highest level will have you sweating. There’s no need to start at the highest standards of course, and that’s what makes the Marcy an outstanding bike, as you can work out progressively.
Size wise the Marcy is a bit smaller than other indoor cycles in its class and should be just right for use in an apartment. The other thing about the bike is it doesn’t produce any noise: if you’ve been doing research on spin bikes you will know that sound is one of the most common problems, but the Marcy bike runs quietly: no squeaks or grinding no matter how fast you pedal.
- Weight: 43 lbs.
- Dimensions: 31.5 x 48.75 x 18 inches (W x H x D)
- Warranty: 2 years limited
- Color: Black/Gray/Copper
- Quiet Magnetic Resistance System: Yes
- Workout Metrics: Yes
- Maximum Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.
The primary benefit provided by the Marcy Upright Bike is its 8 level resistance level: with this, you can work your way up from the easy (level 1) onwards. In effect this is a bike that can grow with you: as your strength increases and you push yourself, it’s simply a matter of adjusting the levels.
The other major benefit of the Marcy is the LCD computer display because as you pedal you’ll see how many calories you’re getting rid of, how much distance you have covered, your speed and how much time you’ve been on the machine. All of this is available at a glance, so there’s no longer any need to guess how effective your routine is.
The seat is comfortable thanks to the high-density foam, and the height adjustment means you can tweak it to suit different body types. The contoured handlebars are flexible and give you complete control over your workouts.
The Marcy requires some assembly, but the process is relatively straightforward, and the assembly instructions are easy enough to follow. It probably won’t take more than 30 minutes to put the whole thing together, and after everything is in place, they’ll remain there.
The seat is nothing flashy and could have used a better design, but overall it’s serviceable and won’t cause any discomfort while you’re pedaling. This is especially true if you’re a veteran of indoor cycling. If you’re new, the seat might take a while to become comfortable in, but over time you should get the hang of it.
One more benefit: the bike is very stable and should give you a good workout whether you’re male or female. Even when you are using the bike at the highest setting possible the bike’s stabilizers make sure the unit remains stable and wobble-free.
- The bike is ideal for cardio workouts
- Comes with multiple resistance settings
- Does not make any noise
- Workout metrics provide reliable information
- Setting up the tension cable is a bit involved
- The seat could have been softer
The Marcy Upright Mag Bike is well put and should satisfy the requirements of fitness buffs and those looking for superior indoor cycling performance. It isn’t perfectly accurate, but if you’re looking for an indoor spinner that will push you to the limit like a regular bike, then the Marcy Upright will fit the bill. It’s not the most feature packed indoor cycle, but if you’re all for a no frills workout equipment, look no further.