The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse Review
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The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse Review

The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike is one of the most popular fitness bikes currently available. This simple looking exercise cycle is rich in features. It’s lightweight, foldable, and very reasonably priced. The Exerpeutic is one of those rare products that tick all the three key boxes – design, functionality, and price.

Let’s find out what makes the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse the perfect fitness equipment for home use.

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Built to Last

The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse weighs just 39lbs. It’s only natural that questions are asked about its frame construction and its ability to withstand intense workouts. The folding bike has a powder coated tubular steel frame that’s quite stable. It is built to accommodate a maximum weight of 300lbs. You’ll experience very little movement, even during intense workouts. One drawback in its design is that the bike doesn’t have adjustable feet and that you need to place it on an even surface for a stable workout.

Seat and Handlebar Adjustment

The Exerpeutic Folding Bike can be used by anyone between 5’3’’ and 6’1’’ in height. Your family members, who are taller or shorter than you would prefer different seat positions. Similarly, the seat positions will also change for different workouts. The Exerpeutic Folding Bike allows 2-way (up and down) seat adjustment. The adjustment positions in the form of holes are already fixed. Adjustment to the height of the seat can be made using a simple knob. Unfortunately, the handlebar of the Exerpeutic bike is fixed; hence no adjustment can be made.

The Drive System and Resistance

Unlike most other exercise bikes, the Exerpeutic Folding Bike uses a special V-belt drive system. The V-belt attached to the flywheel offers a smooth and noiseless ride. Furthermore, the belt ensures there is no slipping when the resistance is changed.

The bike comes with clearly market resistance levels. There are 8 different resistance levels. A small circular knob, situated just below the handlebar, controls the resistance in the Exerpeutic bike. The circular control is attached to a magnet near the flywheel. The magnet moving closer or away from the flywheel determines the resistance of the bike.

Pedals

The pedal system in the Exerpeutic Folding Bike is different from what we see in the spin or road bikes. The pedals are placed slightly in front of its normal position. If you are not used to this pedal position it would take you some time to get used to it. The pedals are made of sturdy plastic; so no special shoes are required to pedal this bike.

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Fitness Monitor

The fitness monitor placed between the right and left handlebars has a small screen that displays the distance (in miles), pulse, time, calories, and speed (in miles per hour). As the display isn’t backlit, reading the stats during workouts might be slightly difficult. The fitness monitor screen is only big enough to display one metric. You can choose to show only one parameter or select the mode that changes the parameter every 6 seconds.

Pros/Cons

PROS

CONS

Simple design and easy to assemble

Lacks easy transport wheels

Has eight level magnetic resistance

Lacks toe cages

Large seat for better stability

Only 2-way seat adjustment

Maximum weight allowed: 300lbs

No mechanism to adjust the handlebars

Can be folded and stored

 

The maximum height allowed: 5’3’’ to 6’1’’

 

3-piece crank system

 

1-year limited warranty

 

Displays useful body metrics on LCD screen

 

 

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