Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike 1200
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|300 lbs||Magnetic||No||Frame: 1 year
Parts: 90 days
One of the best and most affordable upright bikes that you can have, specifically if you’re short of storage space, is the Exerpeutic 1200. This is also one of the models made by Exerpeutic, that can be vertically folded, designed to fit in narrow storage places when not in use.
It’s a pretty sturdy bike, offering a low-impact and comfortable ride. It pretty much comes with anything any home user would expect from a basic upright bike.
Technical Details and Specifications
- Product dimensions: 31L x 19W x 46H inches (79L x 48W x 116H cm)
- Product weight: 49 lbs (22.2 kg)
- Supported weight: 300 lbs (136 kg)
- Handlebar: Non-adjustable
- Seat: Adjustable
- Pedals: With straps
- Brakes: Magnetic
- Resistance: Adjustable, 8 levels
- Remote control holder: Yes
- Performance monitor: Yes
- Warranty: Frame 1 year / Parts 90 days
This Exerpeutic bike model features a steel frame, very sturdy and stable, being able to hold users up to 300 lbs. It’s a bike designed to save space. Even when completely unfolded, it does not occupy more than 31 inches in length, and 19 inches width. When folded, the bike’s dimensions are 19 x 56 x 22 inches (48 x 142 x 56 cm) (W x H x L). It’s not a really heavy piece of equipment, it weighs only 49 lbs, thus being pretty easy to relocate.
The Exerpeutic 1200 is an upright bike. This means it’s not designed for high-intensity training, like indoor cycling bikes. You won’t be able to workout in a standing position, because the pedals are placed quite a bit forward from the seat, to facilitate a good upright posture for the user. On the other hand though, its design offers superior comfort to almost any indoor cycling bike.
One of the main features that bolsters the comfort of this bike, is the seat. It’s very wide, easy on the buttocks, and on your back, so that workouts won’t result in any pain or soreness. Seat is adjustable vertically (or to be more precise, oblically), each adjustment level increasing the distance between the pedals and the handlebar. This upright bike can accommodate users between 5’3″ and 6’2″ (160 and 188 cm). The distance between the seat at its lowest setting, and the lowest pedal to the floor, is 29″ (73 cm). Of course, you can also workout on this bike if you are taller than 6’2″, but in this case you won’t be able to benefit from a maximum leg stretch, even with the seat at its highest setting.
Although the handlebar is non-adjustable, it does come with several useful features. First of all, it’s nicely padded with rubber foam material, for a comfortable grip. Its design offers various holding positions, resulting in multiple posture workout possibilities. But maybe the best part about the handlebar of this bike are the pulse sensors built-in the handlebar. These allow a correct measuring of your pulse and heart rate, which will be displayed on the progress tracking unit.
The progress tracking device, or the bike’s computer, is also a great accessory to have. It measures time spent working out, speed in MPH, distance per workout, calories burned and pulse. It also has an odometer, function that not all bike computers have, which indicates the total distance traveled up to the current moment. The package includes the batteries for the unit. It uses two AAA-type batteries. Does not feature a charger or cable to connect to a wall socket.
Needless to say, the tension of this bike is adjustable. There are 8 tension levels available. The 1-4 levels are rather light, but beginning with the 5th level of tension, your workout won’t be a very easy one anymore.
The bike’s braking system is magnetic, while the drive mechanism features a high-torque three-piece crank system, with a precision-balanced flywheel and a solid v-belt drive. The pedals come with straps to keep your feet in place. Overall, the drive system of the bike is really quiet. It won’t interfere in any way with the music you’re listening to during your workout, or the TV program you’re watching.
One last aspect to be mentioned about this bike is the accessory holder. The frame features a small compartment, placed right under the tension knob, for your smartphone, iPod, TV remote control or anything else that may fit there.
Assembly, Maintenance and Troubleshooting
The assembly of this indoor upright cycle is far from being difficult. The main frame pieces, including the brake / drive system, come attached together. You only have to attach the bases of the farm, handlebar, seat, pedals, and the bike’s computer. The box includes the tools required for the assembly part, and the user manual which will guide you step by step throughout the task. The process shouldn’t take anyone more than 30 minutes. It’s pretty much straightforward.
For maintenance, there isn’t much to be done, as the bike is basically maintenance free. From time to time, it’s required to check and re-tighten the bolts in their place, to make sure the bike is safe and secure. Also, make sure to wipe any water droplets that may fall onto the progress tracking unit, as it’s not waterproof, and may sustain damage if water infiltrates its components.
There are several common issues that any user may encounter. Taking care of them is actually specified in the manual. In case there’s no display on the progress tracking console, re-check he connection of the wires, and if the batteries are correctly in their place.
If the heart rate / pulse seems to be incorrectly displayed, also check the wire connection. To make sure the pulse reading is accurate, it’s best to grip both left and right sensors, instead of just one. This should provide an accurate reading.
The Exerapeutic 1200 is made to offer superior comfort. It does not put strain at all on your upper body, arms and joints. It’s an excellent bike for a lower body workout. It can also serve as an exercising equipment for beginners, since it’s not a bike for advanced workout routines. Due to the fact that it provides a smooth and easy on the joints workout, it’s great for elderly users, or physiotherapy.
Also, since it’s a very quiet bike, you won’t bother your neighbors, in case you live in an apartment building.
What’s Best About This Bike
There’s a lot of positivity hovering around this bike. First of all, it comes for a great price/quality ratio, and the fact that it’s affordable, doesn’t mean that it’s also cheaply made. It’s quite sturdy.
One of the big pluses of this bike is its foldability. But not only that it’s foldable and easier to store, even when completely unfolded, the Exerpeutic 1200 still has a small footprint. It’s a great choice for anyone who wants an indoor bike, but they’re short on space.
The wide, cushioned seat for a lot of comfort, even for heavier users, while the magnetic brakes supply a smooth and quiet ride, with a minimum to no impact on the user’s joints.
The bike includes a progress tracking console, which not only will allow you to properly quantify your workout, but also serves as an excellent motivation factor. On top of that, its handlebar comes with built-in pulse sensors, so you won’t have to work with an additional heart rate belt.
The bike’s progress tracking console does not have an internal battery for saving the date. In other words, whenever the battery dies, the odometer will actually reset. Therefore, it’s a good idea to supply the bike’s console with some heavy-duty batteries.
All in all, the Exerpeutic 1200 folding upright bike, is an excellent piece of exercising equipment. It’s a great choice for anyone living in a less spacious apartment. It’s sturdy, quiet, comfortable, and offers a workout with low impact on the joints. It can help you burn up to 5-600 calories per exercising session, depending on the intensity you choose for your workout. And finally, it’s an investment that you most definitely won’t regret.