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Exerpeutic 575 XLS Folding Upright Bike (2020)

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Exerpeutic 575 XLS

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L:39"
W:24.4"
H:48.4"
400 lbsEddy
current,
16 levels
21 programs,
2 user
profiles,
Goal
settings
Frame: 1 year
Parts: 90 days

The Exerpeutic 575 XLS upright bike is the 2020 version of the Exerpeutic Gold 575 XLS. It’s pretty much the same except for the colors and the fitness apps compatible with the console. The older Gold version connects to the MyFitQuest4 app, while the newer version connects to the MyCloudFitness app.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 39L x 24.4W x 48.4H inches (99L x 62W x 124H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 59 lbs (26.7 kg)
  • Supported weight: 400 lbs (181 kg)
  • Handlebar: Non-adjustable
  • Seat: Adjustable
  • Resistance: Eddy current, 16 levels
  • Console: 20 preset programs, 1 manual program, goal settings, Bluetooth
  • Extras: Device, accessory holder
  • Warranty: Frame 1 year / Part 90 days

Frame construction

The Exerpeutic 575 XLS exercise bike features an X-type frame made of two main pieces. The main piece consists of two parallel tubes and supports the handlebar and the console. The smaller piece hosts the seat post, the seat, and the drive mechanism. The two pieces connect in the middle and there’s an extra support bar for the seat post at the rear which considerably improves the overall sturdiness of the bike. Other upright bikes with an X-type frame, such as the Circuit Fitness AMZ-150BK, or the Efitment B019, do not have this feature. That’s why the Exerpeutic bike is rated for a maximum weight capacity of 400 lbs (181 kg).

As opposed to the older Exerpeutic Gold 575 XLS model, this bike features a black paint finish. The paint coating is double-layered, resistant to rust and abrasion.

The fully assembled bike doesn’t take too much space. It is 39″ (99 cm) long, and 24.4″ (62 cm) wide. It is recommended, though, to leave at least two feet of clearance all around it for ease of access.

The bike’s frame can be folded. The two main pieces can fold from their center axis and with the frame folded, the bike’s footprint is reduced to 26.4″D x 24.4″W (67 x 62 cm). This being said, it can be stored in a closet.

The bike is not extremely heavy. With all the parts assembled, it weighs only 59 lbs (26.7 kg). This being said, it can be assembled by only one person with no problem. Also, its front base has a set of wheels that facilitate its relocation while its rear stabilizer has polygonal levelers.

Seat and handlebars

The Exerpeutic 575 XLS features an extra-large saddle. Its top is not contoured, but it integrates approx. 2″ (5 cm) of foam padding. Also, its cover is made of durable vinyl material. This being said, the bike provides fairly decent comfort.

The seat is two-way adjustable (up, down). It does not have a horizontal slider as other upright bikes for front to back adjustment. But nonetheless, since the seat post is oblique, the higher you set the seat, the farther it will be from the handlebars. This being said, the bike should be able to accommodate users between 5’1″ and 6’5″ (155 – 196 cm). Also, as we’ve mentioned above, it should support users up to 400 lbs (181 kg).

The handlebar has a multi-grip design. It offers the possibility to adopt a standard grip, a climbing grip, and a close grip. It is non-adjustable. it attaches to the front section of the main frame part via screws, so you cannot adjust its angle.

The bike’s handlebar is fully covered by a layer of high-density foam material for a more comfortable grip. The side grips integrate metallic pulse sensors and the console has a pulse reading function.

Drive and resistance

The Exerpeutic 575 XLS is equipped with an eddy current resistance system. This means you have to connect it to a power source in order to adjust the resistance. It also means that the console can automatically adjust the resistance and has pre-set workout programs. Needless to say, the bike comes with its own 110V power adapter.

The resistance system consists of a servo motor and a magnetic brake. As you adjust the resistance from the console, or as the console automatically adjusts the resistance, the motor moves the brake closer or farther from the flywheel which adds or reduces the pedaling difficulty.

There are 16 levels of resistance available on the console. The first few levels offer a lower training difficulty, great for anyone who must undergo recovery training. The top 15-16 levels, on the other hand, provide quite a bit of extra tension which will help you achieve a higher cardiovascular rate in a shorter period of time, improve your stamina, and lose some weight.

Like most other magnetic resistance exercise bikes, the Exerpeutic 575 XLS features a belt drive system. It uses a poly-v belt resistant to stretching and abrasion. This type of drivetrain comes with several advantages. For example, as opposed to a chain drive, you don’t have to lubricate it. It also generates less vibration than a chain.

The exact weight of the internal flywheel is not specified. However, since the bike is pretty light, it probably doesn’t weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg). It has a balanced structure for a smooth pedaling motion. It is also bi-directional, but coasting is not possible on the bike.

Last but not least, the bike is equipped with a durable crankset featuring crank arms similar to road bikes. The pedals are fairly large, with a textured surface and adjustable straps for improved foot stability. They are also weighted in order to self-level when you remove your feet from them.

Console

The Exerpeutic XLS 575 is equipped with a mid-range console. It features an LCD display divided into multiple sub-sections in order to show as many workout metrics as possible. It indicates time, distance, total distance, speed, RPM, watts, calories, and pulse.

It’s important to mention that the bike’s pulse reading function only works through the integrated sensors. The console is not telemetric and cannot read your pulse from a fitness band or HR chest strap. Also, speed and distance can be set either to metric or English units.

The console unit offers multiple workout programs. To begin with, it has the Manual mode which simply monitors your distance traveled, calories burned, etc. while you pedal. For this program, you can select goals for time, distance, or calories burned. The next 20 programs are pre-set. Each one has its own specific segment layout. Some have an interval layout, others are better for losing weight, while others have a peak layout progressively increasing the resistance for the first part of the workout, and decreasing it for the second part.

Two other notable console features are the user profiles and the Bluetooth connectivity. There are two user profiles available, so to users can save their own program settings for quick access. The Bluetooth technology allows you to sync the console with your smartphone via the MyCloudFitness app (for iOS and Android), in order to track your progress online.

The bike’s console does not have a sound system, cooling fan, or a USB port. However, its top section is shaped like a small shelf so you can place your smartphone or tablet on it in order to either use the MyCloudFitness app as you exercise or surf the web. There are no connection ports for your device, though (no AUX, no USB).

Assembly and Maintenance

The bike’s frame comes pre-assembled. The two main parts are already attached together at the middle. You only have to add the two base stabilizers, the seat post, the saddle, the handlebars, the console, and the pedals. This shouldn’t take more than 30-40 minutes of your time. The manual provides clear assembly instructions and schematics, and all the necessary tools are included.

The unit’s maintenance doesn’t require much. All internal components are pre-lubricated, and since the bike has a belt drive system, it pretty much doesn’t require any lubrication. Thus, for maintenance, all you have to do is wipe the dust from the frame, and periodically check for loose bolts.

The Pros

  • Sturdy construction – can support users up to 400 lbs;
  • Transport wheels included;
  • Adjustable levelers on the rear base;
  • Small footprint;
  • Foldable, great for a small apartment;
  • Large and padded seat;
  • Can accommodate users between 5’1″ and 6’5″;
  • Multi-grip handlebar with pulse sensors;
  • Heavy-duty crankset with weighted pedals
  • Smooth and quiet operation;
  • Eddy current resistance system – 16 levels of resistance;
  • Multi-window LCD display with LED backlight on the console;
  • 20 preset programs;
  • Manual mode;
  • Goal settings for time, distance, and calories;
  • Two user settings;
  • Bluetooth connectivity – compatible with MyCloudFitness app for iOS and Android;
  • Device holder included;
  • Accessory holder included;
  • Easy to assemble;
  • Little maintenance required.

The Cons

  • The calorie and pulse readings are not too accurate;
  • No bottle holder.

Summary

The Exerpeutic 575 XLS is a folding upright bike featuring a motorized magnetic resistance system with 16 difficulty levels, a large padded saddle, and a 21-program console with Bluetooth connectivity. It also has an impressive weight capacity of 400 lbs (181 kg). It’s an excellent trainer for light to medium cardio training, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss.

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