Exerpeutic 900XL Recumbent Exercise Bike
Exerpeutic 900XL (model 4118) is a sleek and modern, sturdy and durable recumbent exercise bike with a 300 lb. user weight capacity and Bluetooth Smart Cloud Fitness. You can purchase it with or without the Bluetooth functionality with an approximate price difference of 54 dollars.
Exerpeutic 900XL is a very popular recumbent at Amazon.com and has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 2468 customers. The MyCloudFitness application is available free of charge on iOS and Android systems. And you can monitor your workout data through your smartphone. It offers three exercise goal settings of distance, time and calories burned via this app.
One of the best design features of the recumbent bikes is their step-through design and is easier to mount and dismount, especially for those with joint problems. You can stay comfortable during your session and get an effective workout without any burden on your knees and joints. It is a very robust exercise bike with a heavy duty steel frame construction and a decent total weight capacity of 300 pounds. With the magnetic resistance control system you can adjust the level of intensity from easy to challenging. You will be able to pedal consistently and smoothly with the smooth torque cranking.
The seat and the backrest are large and properly padded to accommodate people of different sizes. The seat can be adjusted for people that are between 5’3” and 6’6”, so you’ll be fine even if you’re very tall. You’ll find the hand pulse sensors on the handles on both sides of your seat. It will feel safe and stable with the leg stabilizers and there won’t be any movement during your workout. The 3.5” size large display panel offers an accurate reading with the usual indicators of time, distance, speed, calories burned, scan and heart rate. It only has the Reset and Mode buttons to switch between these stats manually. Two AA batteries for the LCD display panel is included in the box.
The 4118 model Exerpeutic 900XL weighs 74.4 pounds and measures 54 x 22 x 34 inches. The instructions manual is not written by a native English speaker and may be a little difficult to follow by some, but you have the picture depiction of the installation on the box. You can complete the task in an hour or so if you’re good at assembling things. A couple of customers reported this bike to have very high resistance even at lower settings. But it is because of an installation problem and you may get help from the customer support if it happens to be the case. It is important that you follow the instructions carefully.
The Exerpeutic 900XL runs smoothly and quietly thanks to the V-belt drive and the precision balanced flywheel. But you need to tighten the adjusters properly to have the bike to run as smoothly as it should. Or you may experience some wobbling during your session. There are no cup holders, tablet holder, fancy workout programs on the display panel or extra bells and whistles like a USB charger, which may also mean more things to go wrong. The seat is comfortable but not as comfortable as on a very expensive bike. The pros outweigh the minimal cons and we don’t hesitate to recommend it to people that are on the market for a low cost but sturdy and functional recumbent bike. You’ll get a warranty of one year by Paradigm Health and Wellness with the headquarters in California. They have the well known brands like Ironman, ProGear Fitness, Fitness Reality, Resolve Fitness, MyCloudFitness and Exerpeutic.