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Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike with Pulse Review

Lately I have come across many Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike with Pulse reviews. This got me wondering whether this was the right workout bike. I mean, why would there be so many reviews about the same bike model. Was it because it was a new product or it was among the best? And also, I wanted to purchase a good exercise back. However, I wasn’t prepared to spend too much on it. Rather than believing what was put out there, I decided to take a deeper look at the recumbent bike.

I noticed the bike measures 42 x 22 x 10 inches and weighs 70 pounds. Its sturdy metallic structure can accommodate people weighing up to 300 pounds. The wide and cushioned seats offer good support and comfort. It also features large pedals that minimize slippage. The recumbent bike is effective for cardiovascular workouts and has minimal stress on the back or joints. It’s also among the affordable bikes in the most affordable exercise bikes in the market.

Whom is this product designed for?

The Exerpeutic 900XL Extended recumbent bikes is designed for individuals who:
– Weighing less than 300 pounds
-Are looking for a budget exercise bike
-Want to improve their cardiovascular health
-Wish to lose weight
-Want to improve their fitness and stamina
-Are inexperienced or skilled in cycling

The following are some of the features that make this bike a preferred choice:

01. Sturdy Design

sturdy designWhen looking for a bike, I always consider stability. Will it be able to support my heavy weight? Will it remain stable even when cycling fast? The Exerpeutic 900XL is made from strong steel and can support users weighing up to 300 pounds. The quality engineering minimizes the chances of toppling during use. This assured me of using the bike for many years to come. I also didn’t have to worry about regular maintenance or repairs.

02. Easy Assembly

assembleingKnowing I’ve never been very handy, I was also looking for a bike that was simple to assemble. Also, I didn’t have a professional toolkit. Fortunately, I really didn’t need lots of skills to assemble the bike. Also, no special tools were needed. The Exerpeutic 900XL comes pre-assembled. The assembly required is minimal and can be done by a single person. I only needed basic tools and following the simple step-by-step instructions. The bike was up and running in matter of minutes.

03. Comfort

comfortThough it is a budget bike, I was impressed by the comfort that was provided by the 900XL. Firstly, it features a wide saddle/seat. Secondly, it is heavily padded and doesn’t take long to get used to .Thirdly, the seat is quite firm and has the right height. Adjusting the seat’s height is quite easy. Simply pull it up or down then tightening it. Also, you don’t need to keep re-adjusting as the seat remains in the same position.

04. Resistance

resistance levelThe Exerpeutic 900XL operates on magnetic resistance. This mechanism is mainly found on pricier bikes. I’ve always loved magnetic resistance because of its smooth and silent operation. In fact, hardly any noise is produced by the 900XL recumbent. Varying the resistance is smooth and easy thanks to the 8 different levels. Beginners will find the lower levels more appropriate. However, seasoned users like me will prefer staring from the mid-levels. Switching the resistance levels was as simple as turning the easy-to-reach knob positioned on the handlebars.

05. Foots straps

footstepIt’s common to lose your foot grip especially when cycling fast. This may also happen when you momentarily get distracted. However, chances of this happening with the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike with Pulse are minimal. The foot straps secure your feet to the pedals ensuring they don’t slip out. Strapping and un-strapping is easy and straightforward. You can also adjust the straps to suit different types of legs. The bike also comes with leg stabilizers to minimize any wobbling during use.

06. LCD Screen

monitorI love the positioning of the big screened LCD display. You don’t need to strain your eyes to view the reading. You also don’t have to turn your head too much especially if you are watching TV or listening to music. Simply glance at the monitor to know your performance. You will view your speed, distance covered, burned calories, pulse, and time spent. These readings also help in setting targets as well as gauging performance overtime.

07. Smooth Operation

I love working-out early in the morning or at times late at night. I was therefore looking for an extra-silent workout bike. The recumbent bike features ”Smooth Torque” cranking mechanism. This together with magnetic resistance produces zero sound. Also, transitioning from one resistance to another is also seamless. You can exercise in small spaces or in the night without disturbing the peace. You also won’t get distracted while watching television or listening to radio because of too much noise.

Pros
  • Strongly-built and durable
  • Smooth operation and silent
  • Easy to assemble and stable
  • Comfortable and affordable
  • Versatile and user-friendly
  • Three year limited warranty from manufacturer
Cons
  • Pedal grip not the best
  • Missing extras such as phone charger or pre-programmed terrains
  • Not suitable for people weighing over 300 pounds

Exerpeutic 900XL FAQs

1.Question: Is this recumbent bike suitable for senior citizens?
Answer: The bike is suitable for all users as long as they don’t weigh more than 300 pounds. It comes with an adjustable and comfortable seat. The design can accommodate different heights, and it features 8 variable resistance levels.
2.Question: Does the bike need assembling?
Answer: The bike comes pre-assembled and only requires basic tools, knowledge, and following the instruction manual.
3.Question: Am 5 feet tall, can i use the bike?
Answer: The bike comes with an easy-to-adjust seat. You can increase or decrease the seating level to suit your height.
4.Question: Do the pedals move both directions?
Answer: The pedal can move either forwards or backwards. And each direction offers resistance.
5.Question: Does the recumbent cycle come within ipad holder?
Answer: Unfortunately, the bike doesn’t feature an ipad holder. You will have to hold it if you intend to read it while cycling.

Final Thoughts

The Exerpeutic 900XL is categorized as an entry-level bike. Nonetheless, it offers similar or better performance compared to the pricier bikes. The built and engineering is quite solid to support heavy users. The good framework plus leg stabilizers make the bike quite stable. The operation is smooth and silent courtesy of magnetic resistance and ”Smooth Torque” cranking mechanism. Adjusting the wide and comfortable seats is also simple. Unfortunately, it’s designed for users weighing 300 pounds or less. It also doesn’t come with extra features such as pre-programmed terrains or charger. The foot grip isn’t the best. All-in-all, anyone looking for a basic, quality, and affordable workout equipment will find the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike with Pulse quite suitable.

 

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