Marcy Magnetic Recumbent Bike, ME-1019R
Marcy ME-1019R is a modern compact magnetic recumbent stationary bike with a smart, easy to read LCD display, 8 resistance levels, and the comfy large padded seat with backrest. You can purchase it in either blue or grey, whichever color you like better or suits your taste.
The display panel is easy to operate and read and shows the current speed, distance traveled, time exercised, calories burned and ODOmeter. There is no heart rate reader on this specific model. The LCD display works with two AA batteries that should be included in the box. You can put your smartphone or small screen tablet in the slot underneath the display for entertainment and distraction during your workout session.
Marcy Stationary Bike has a sturdy, durable and premium construction with a 14-gauge steel tube frame that is powder coated to enhance performance and appearance. The oversized saddle has an ergonomic design with very dense foam padding, a large backrest and the handles on both sides. The saddle is conveniently adjustable forward and backward for the distance from the display panel and you can keep your legs at a comfy length for comfort and better results. Please note that the back is not adjustable but tilts slightly back, stays fixed and is quite comfortable.
Marcy ME-1019R weighs 75 pounds and measures 57 x 45 x 25 inches, not very lightweight due to its heavy duty frame but portable on its transportation wheels. The maximum user weight capacity is specified as 300 pounds on this sturdy recumbent bike. It is not hard to assemble and you can put the pieces together in half an hour or so. You can hold the handles by the saddle or those in front of you during your session whichever feels more comfy for you. Holding the front handles will require a bit more effort to change your position as you’ll be leaning forward. The difference will be minor as you’ll get slightly different muscles involved.
Please just check the height restrictions for this model with the seller as it will not work for very tall or very short adults. You can relocate it easily to anywhere in your house and store it in a convenient corner if you wish. It makes very little to no noise at all during your exercise and you can listen to music and watch videos.
It is not an expensive recumbent bike and feels as sturdy and functional as some of the much more expensive ones you may have at the gym. The LCD display isn’t backlit and may be a little hard to see in the dark. The pedal straps are not the best but OK and do the job. It comes with a limited warranty of two years by the manufacturer. The average customer rating for this hot new release, best selling recumbent bike is 3.8 out of 5 stars by 89 customers. It is a very sturdy and functional bike for the price overall. And you can return it within 30 days of your purchase date if you’re not happy with the product for whatever reason.