Exerpeutic LX 8.5 Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike
Exerpeutic LX 8.5 (4231) is a hot new release belt-driven indoor exercise bike with chest belt, Bluetooth Smart Technology and MyCloud Fitness App. The model with the chest belt costs roughly 90 dollars more than without the chest belt at the time of this product review. It has a very robust construction that should make it last for many years as long as you take good care.
The heavy-duty Exerpeutic LX 8.5 weighs 89.5 pounds and measures 42.5 x 32.7 x 7.9 inches. Its sturdy steel frame supports up to 300 pounds of total user weight. And people that are between 5’2” and 6’4” of height can exercise on this solid indoor bike comfortably. It comes with a heavy-duty three piece crank system that offers consistent momentum and durability. And the chrome rimmed cast iron flywheel lets you pedal very smoothly and quietly.
With the Bluetooth Smart Technology you can check out your stats and monitor your progress through the MyCloud Fitness App that is available on both iOS and Android. Bluetooth connection will give you the stats of time, distance, speed, calories burned, pulse rate and rpm. You can also choose one of the workout goals of distance, calories burned or time. The chest belt that fits the chest sizes between 27.5 and 47.2 inches, links with the MyCloudFitness application and lets you track your heart rate.
You can stand up on this bike and continue pedaling and this will feel just like going uphill on the road. It also offers dual direction pedaling to experience more challenge and hit slightly different muscles. There is a smartphone shelf at the front for you to secure your device during your workout.
The yellow and red easy dial tension adjustment knob is in the center for you to decrease and increase the level of resistance and difficulty to burn more calories and fat in a short period of time. This tension knob works also as a push-down emergency brake for you to be able to stop immediately whenever you need it.
The multi-grip handles are padded nicely with soft foam and move up and down, to be adjusted to six different positions. The cushioned ergonomic seat will make you feel comfortable over long sessions and tilts and can be adjusted four ways: Up and down, forward and backward. Your feet will be kept safe and stable and in place on the aluminum alloy pedals with toe cages even during the hardest workouts. The belt drive ensures quiet and smooth operation without any vibrations or shaking. There are floor stabilizers underneath for you to feel safe as there won’t be any tipping. You can move the Exerpeutic LX 8.5 easily on its transport wheels when you’re done with your workout.