Marcy Regenerating Recumbent Bike, ME-706
Marcy ME-706 is a modern recumbent bike with the self-regenerating power and a very robust construction of a premium steel frame, offering both great performance and ergonomic design, especially for those with joint issues.
With the convenient horizontal step-through design any one can mount and dismount this bike very easily. The oversized padded seat with backrest is adjustable for height and distance from the handles and the LCD display panel, for your comfort and plenty of leg space and for accommodating users of different heights. You can do the adjustments easily even when seated thanks to the lever system.
Marcy ME-706 has an average score of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 30 customers at the moment and currently appears to be one of the best selling recumbent bikes at Amazon.com. It has a large size multi panel functional LED-backlit display panel with the standard stats of current speed, distance traveled, calories burned, time elapsed, rpm, watts, body fat and pulse rate via the handle sensors on both sides of the seat. You can monitor and maximize your workout progress by watching these indicators. It is not a bike with a folding design but has the small transport wheels at the front for relocating and storing it easily in a convenient spot.
You will be powering up this bike by simply pedaling and that’s what self-regenerating power means. The counterbalanced pedals have the secure straps on them to accommodate your feet more comfortably and offer a better and safer pedaling experience. You don’t need to connect this bike to a power outlet and no need for batteries for it to operate. The manual magnetic resistance on this Marcy offers 24 resistance levels for varying levels of challenge, along with the 23 preset workout programs including a body fat and a heart rate program you can use. You can refer to the user manual to find out about all the interval programs available on this recumbent bike.
For you it will almost feel like cycling on different types of grounds with a smooth and realistic feel offered by the magnetic resistance. There are two convenient sets of handles on this bike and you can put them wherever they feel comfy during your session. You’ll find the adjustable levelers underneath at the rear for you to balance the bike on different surfaces and feel stable. Marcy ME-706 Recumbent Bike weighs 102 pounds and measures 57L x 24W x 42H inches as assembled and it can not be folded. The maximum total user weight supported on this bike is 300 pounds that should be good for a high % of people. It has a much smaller footprint than the ProForm, Schwinn, Nautilus, NordicTrac recumbent bikes.
There is a tablet holder- media rack (the 6” red bar on the photo) just in front of the display panel for you to put your smartphone or tablet on. But the display will be blocked when you have your tablet up there. There is also a 3.5mm input jack at the rear of the LCD display for hooking up the built in speakers. Please note that it doesn’t come with a built-in fan or a cup holder. There is no power cord to trip over as the bike powers itself. The Marcy Recumbent Bike is a good quality fitness unit with a sturdy construction that feels just like the ones you use at the gym. You’ll be able to burn calories and lose weight and work out whenever you want in your home’s comfort. And there is no need to pay for expensive monthly gym fees or make the effort to get there after work, unless you do resistance training- work out with weights. It is usually delivered within a few days and faster if you’re an Amazon Prime member.