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Exerpeutic 5000 Recumbent Bike

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Exerpeutic 5000 4158

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L:58"
W:30"
H:41"
325 lbsMagnetic,
24 levels
24 program,
Recovery,
Bluetooth,
MyCloudFitness
Frame: 1 year,
Parts: 90 days

The Exerpeutic 5000 recumbent bike is pretty similar in terms of features to the Exerpeutic 4000. However, it comes with an improved console that has Bluetooth connectivity and is compatible with the MyCloudFitness app. Also, to be more specific, this is the Exerpeutic 5000 part number (SKU) 4158. There is also an Exerpeutic 5000 elliptical trainer which is the part number 1318.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 58L x 30W x 41H inches (147L x 76W x 104H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 71 lbs (32 kg)
  • Supported weight: 325 lbs (147 kg)
  • Seat: 2-way adjustable
  • Resistance: Eddy current, 24 levels
  • Console: 24 workout programs, recovery, Bluetooth, MyCloudFitness compatible
  • Extras: Device holder, bottle holder
  • Warranty: Frame 1 year / Parts 90 days

Frame construction

The Exerpeutic 5000 recumbent exercise bike features a frame made of steel tubing. It combines oval, cylindrical, and rectangular tubes in its construction. It is a two-piece frame; the front piece that holds the drive system and the console, and the rear piece that holds the seat. These two pieces connect in the middle via two screws.

The bike also integrates several parts made of durable thermoplastic material. The most notable ones are the covers of the drive system and several other small covers. All the steel tubes in the bike’s construction are double-coated with a rust-resistant paint finish. The color used is black, this being the only color available for the 4158 bike model, at least for now.

The bike is not extremely large, but quite a bit larger than other models. It is approx. 58″ (147 cm) long, and 30″ (76 cm) wide. Plus, it is recommended to leave at least two feet of clearance all around it. It is also pretty heavy; its net weight is approx. 71 lbs (32 kg). It can be moved with ease, though, as its front base stabilizer is equipped with a small set of wheels.

Last but not least, the bike has a step-through frame design. In other words, there is a gap between the seat and the drive system of the machine so the user can easily position themselves on the seat. This type of construction can be quite a plus for users with certain disabilities.

Seat and handlebars

The Exerpeutic 5000 exercise bike is equipped with an Air Soft seat designed for superior comfort. To begin with, the seat pad is fairly large, approx. 13″D x 17″W (33 x 43 cm) so it provides plenty of contact surface. It has 3″ (7.6 cm) of cushioning and integrates several air cell elements which considerably improve its comfort. Its top is made of vinyl weave, very breathable, while its side sections are covered by a layer of synthetic material.

The backrest features a frame made of a flexible, yet sturdy thermoplastic material (probably polypropylene). It has a synthetic mesh structure, also highly flexible which adapts with ease to the shape of your body while also providing superior breathability.

The whole seat assembly is adjustable. It is attached to a horizontal rail which has several adjustment positions. The applicable inseam range for this bike is 5’0″ – 6’3″ (153 – 190 cm), so users within this inseam range should benefit from a complete range of motion. The seat is also rated for a maximum user weight limit of 325 lbs (147 kg) which is not bad for a home-use exercise bike. It’s also important to mention here that the backrest does not have a reclining feature and does not adjust independently from the seat.

Similar to the Exerpeutic 2000, this particular recumbent bike lacks front handlebars. However, it is equipped with two large armrests which considerably improve its overall comfort. The armrests have foam cushions with the same top synthetic weave as the seat. The front sections of the armrests have upright grips with integrated pulse sensors and ball grips at the top.

The armrests are non-adjustable. They are also not parallel. At the front, they are approx. 27″ (68.5 cm) apart, while close to the backrest the distance between them is approx. 21″ (53.3 cm). Their height and angle are non-adjustable.

Drive and resistance

The Exerpeutic 5000 4158 recumbent exercise bike is equipped with a motorized magnetic resistance system. This means you can only adjust the resistance from the console, and the console has pre-set programs and can adjust the resistance automatically. It also means that the bike requires an external power source. An adapter with a power cord is included.

The bike’s resistance system consists of a small servo motor connected to the console, and a magnetic brake integrated into the flywheel system. This being said, when you adjust the resistance from the console, or when the console adjusts the resistance automatically, the motor changes the magnets’ pull which increases or decreases the pedaling difficulty.

The bike offers 24 levels of resistance. The first 5 levels are great for recovery training, providing minimum impact and drag. Conversely, the 20-24 levels simulate a steep hill climb, offering the possibility to engage in a more intense workout, for stamina building and weight loss.

The exact weight of the internal flywheel is not specified but considering that the bike weighs approx. 71 lbs (32 kg), it probably doesn’t weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg). It has a balanced structure and provides a pretty consistent momentum. It also allows reverse pedaling but not coasting.

The bike is equipped with a belt drive system. It integrates a poly-V PJ360 J6 rubber belt. This type of transmission comes with several advantages. For example, you don’t have to lubricate it. Also, it provides slightly less vibration than a chain drive.

The bike’s crankset is pretty durable. However, just as for any recumbent bike, it is not meant for standing up on the pedals. It has long cylindrical arms with a Q-Factor of approx. 6″ (152 mm). The pedals are made of durable thermoplastic material with inner metallic elements. They are self-leveling, have a textured surface, and adjustable straps.

Console

The Exerpeutic 5000 exercise bike is equipped with a multi-function console. It features an LCD display with LED backlight for improved readability. Its display is divided into multiple sub-sections in order to show most workout metrics at once. It tracks time, speed, RPM, distance, total distance, calories, watts, and pulse. Speed and distance are by default set to English units, but they can also be changed to Metric units.

The console is not telemetric. Therefore, in order for it to read your pulse, you have to hold on to the sensors integrated into the handgrips. It cannot read your pulse from a wireless HR chest strap.

There are 24 pre-set workout programs on the console. If one of these programs is in use, the bike will automatically adjust the resistance according to its difficulty segments. Each program covers a specific type of workout. For example, some of them have an interval layout, others gradually increase the resistance up to a point, then gradually decrease it, while others focus on helping you keep a high and constant heart rate. Of course, there is also the Manual program which allows you to adjust the resistance as you like throughout your workout session.

Goal settings and a Recovery function are also available. You can select a workout goal for time, distance, and calories. If a goal is selected, the console will count down from the selected value and notify you when you complete it. The Recovery function is meant to be used at the end of the workout and involves the pulse reading function. The console evaluates the time that your heart takes to return to a normal RPM, and based on the result, it will give you a fitness rating between F1-excellent, and F6-poor.

Last but not least, the console has Bluetooth connectivity and is compatible with the MyCloudFitness app which is free, available for iOS and Android systems. This app allows you to sync your smartphone or tablet with the console and record your progress online for each workout.

Assembly and Maintenance

The bike’s drive and resistance elements are pre-assembled, but most of the frame and the other parts require user assembly. You will basically have to connect the two pieces of the frame, attach the seat, the armrests, the backrest, the pedals, the front mast, and the console. This may take more than an hour, but the task is not too difficult. Plus, the manual provides clear assembly instructions and schematics, and all the necessary tools are included.

On the other hand, maintenance doesn’t require much at all. You basically need to remove the dust from the bike and verify from time to time if all its bolts hold tight in place. The internal parts do not require any lubrication.

The Pros

  • Sturdy construction – can support users up to 325 lbs;
  • Step-through design;
  • Air Soft 3″ cushioning on the seat;
  • Flexible and sturdy mesh backrest;
  • Adjustable seat – applicable inseam length 5’0″ – 6’3″;
  • Cushioned armrests with upright and ball grips;
  • Pulse sensors integrated in the handgrips;
  • Weighted pedals, with adjustable straps;
  • Motor-assisted magnetic resistance;
  • 24 distinct resistance levels;
  • Quiet belt drive;
  • Console tracks time, speed, distance, total distance, calories, Watts, RPM, and pulse;
  • 24 pre-set workouts;
  • Goal setting functions;
  • Recovery function;
  • Bluetooth connectivity;
  • Compatible with MyCloudFitness app;
  • Device holder included;
  • Bottle holder included;
  • Little maintenance required;
  • Easy to assemble.

The Cons

  • No front handlebars;
  • No USB charging port;
  • The calories reading is not too accurate.

Summary

The Exerpeutic 5000 4158 is a recumbent exercise bike made for home use. It offers 24 levels of motor-assisted magnetic resistance, a high-comfort seat, and a Bluetooth console compatible with the MyCloudFitness app. It also has a pretty sturdy construction and can hold users up to 325 lbs. It’s a fairly decent recumbent bike, great for light to medium-intensity workouts, muscle toning, stamina development, interval training, and weight loss.

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