Exerpeutic EXERWORK 2000i Folding Exercise Bike
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The EXERWORK 2000i is one of the exercise bikes released by Exerpeutic in 2019. It’s similar to the older Exerpeutic WORKFIT 1000 in terms of construction but has quite a few extra features including a motorized resistance system, 24 workout programs, and Bluetooth connectivity. For reference, this is the Exerpeutic part number 7151.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 43L x 25W x 50.5H inches (109L x 63.5W x 128H cm)
- Desk surface: 16D x 24W inches (40D x 61W cm)
- Assembled weight: 71 lbs (32 kg)
- Supported weight: 400 lbs (181 kg)
- Seat: Adjustable, with backrest
- Resistance: Magnetic, 24 levels
- Console: 24 programs, goal settings, Bluetooth
- Extras: 2 cup holders, 1 storage drawer
- Warranty: 3 years limited
The Exerpeutic EXERWORK 2000i is a folding, semi-recumbent exercise bike. It features a heavy-duty X-type frame composed of two main parts connected in the middle. The frame section that holds the desktop consists of two oval parallel bars. The other part consists of a rectangular bar and serves as a tube for the seat assembly while the bike’s drive and resistance mechanism is attached to its bottom section.
Although it’s a folding exercise bike, its frame is pretty solid. It is rated for a maximum weight capacity of 400 lbs (181 kg) which is quite impressive for a home-use trainer. All the steel parts in the frame construction are coated with a rust-resistant and chip-resistant paint finish. The color of the paint finish is gray, this being the only color available for this bike.
Like most other exercise bikes, the Exerpeutic EXERWORK 2000i is not a very large fitness machine. With all the parts assembled and with the frame unfolded and ready to use, it is approx. 43″ (109 cm) long, and 25″ (63.5 cm) wide. It is recommended, though, to assign at least two feet of clearance all around it for ease of access and safe usage. With the frame folded, the bike’s footprint is reduced to 30″L x 25″W (76 x 63.5 cm), while its height reaches approx. 61.5″ (156 cm).
For a folding exercise bike, the EXERWORK 2000i is pretty heavy. Its net weight is approx. 71 lbs (32 kg). This weight and the low center of gravity provides excellent stability. Plus, its front base is equipped with adjustable levelers. Once it is assembled, it can easily be moved, though, as its rear stabilizer features a set of small wheels.
Seat and desk
The Exerpeutic EXERWORK 2000i exercise bike includes a 2.5″ (6.3 cm) thick foam padded AirSoft seat designed for superior comfort. Its cover features a faux leather mesh on top and synthetic fabric on the sides for improved breathability. The seat pad is also pretty large, approx. 15″ (38 cm) wide, and 11″ (28 cm) deep, so it provides plenty of contact surface.
The backrest does not have the same AirSoft cushion as the bottom pad, but still integrates a layer of foam padding of approx. 1.3″ (3.3 cm) with a vinyl cover. Its dimensions are 15.5″H x 11.3″W (39 x 29 cm).
The bike’s seat assembly offers superior adjustability. Its upright post offers 5 adjustment positions while its horizontal slider adds several inches of front to back adjustment. This being said, the applicable user height range for this Exerpeutic exercise bike is 5’1″ and 6’3″ (155 – 190 cm). The backrest also has two adjustment positions. It has a pin at the base which offers the possibility to lock it in a vertical position or inclined backward by a few degrees.
The bike’s desk is made of durable PVC material with a weight capacity of 44 lbs (20 kg). It has two cup/bottle holders moulded in its upper corners. It offers a fairly decent work surface of approx. 24″W x 16″D (61 x 40 cm), enough to accommodate any type of laptop. It integrates a small drawer which can be useful for keeping your smartphone, keys, earplugs, or other small accessories. Also, the lower section of the desk assembly features a soft foam cover for extra comfort for your wrists or forearms.
The desk assembly offers multiple adjustment possibilities. Its upright post has 5 adjustment positions for a height between 41″ (104 cm) and 45″ (114.3 cm). Its two horizontal sliding bars allow several inches of front-to-back adjustment. And finally, the desk also offers three angle adjustment positions, for 0°, 16°, and 33°.
Resistance and drive
The Exerpeutic EXERWORK 2000i features a motor-assisted magnetic resistance system. This means you will have to connect the bike to an external power source in order to make resistance adjustments; an adapter with cable is included with the box. It also means that the bike can automatically adjust the resistance. And since the brake uses magnetic fields to generate resistance, there is no contact between the brake and the flywheel, so the pedaling motion is very smooth and almost completely silent.
The bike’s resistance system consists of an internal magnetic brake and a servo motor connected to the console on the bottom section of the desk assembly. As you adjust the resistance from the console, or if one of the programs is selected, the motor changes the position of the magnetic brake in relation to the flywheel which increases or decreases the pedaling difficulty.
The bike makes available 24 levels of resistance. The lowest level delivers a fairly light pedal tension, great for warming up, tone muscles, and even recovery training. Conversely, the highest resistance level provides considerably more pedal tension simulating a hill climb.
The bike doesn’t have a super heavy internal flywheel, but due to the magnetic brake, it provides a pretty consistent pedaling motion. Reverse pedaling is possible and the resistance remains constant when pedaling in reverse (depending on the selected level), even though the manual specifies to not pedal backward. This specification is probably because the pedals may unscrew and fall due to pedaling in reverse if they are not tightened properly.
The EXERWORK 2000i exercise bike is equipped with a dual belt drive system and two internal pulleys. It uses two poly-v belts highly resistant to stretching and abrasion. Since the bike uses belts, not chains, you don’t have to take the front unit apart for chain lubrication. Also, a belt drivetrain generates slightly less vibration than a chain.
Last but not least, the EXERWORK 2000i exercise bike features a heavy-duty 3-piece crankset equipped with solid steel arms similar to the ones on road bikes. The pedals are made of sturdy thermoplastic material. They have a textured surface and adjustable straps in case you need to secure your feet in place. They are also weighted, so they always turn face-up if you remove your feet from them.
Although the bike’s console seems pretty basic, featuring only a 2.5″ LCD display without LED backlight, it does offer quite a few more features than the average basic model. First of all, it indicates time, distance, total distance, speed, RPM, resistance level, calories, and pulse. Speed and distance are shown in English units (MPH, miles) and there is no option for setting them to metric units. Also, for the pulse reading, the bike does not integrate any contact sensors but the console is telemetric. Therefore, you can sync it with a MyCloudFitness Bluetooth heart rate chest strap but this accessory is not included with the bike.
The console has 24 pre-set workout programs. If one of the programs is selected, the bike will automatically adjust the pedal resistance, depending on the program segment currently in use. Each program has its own specific segment layout. Several offer an interval training setup, others will progressively increase the resistance, then lower it abruptly, while others have a peak or hill layout.
Of course, there is also the standard Quickstart workout which gives you the possibility to simply pedal and make resistance adjustments manually from the Up/Down arrow keys. Plus, there is the possibility to setup workout goals for time, distance, and calories burned.
The console has Bluetooth connectivity and is compatible with the MyCloudFitness app. This app is free and available for iOS and Android. Therefore, if you install it on your phone, you can sync it with the console in order to track your workout history online and monitor your progress.
Assembly and Maintenance
The bike’s main frame with the drive and resistance mechanism comes pre-assembled. However, the rest of the parts do require user assembly. You will have to install the two base stabilizers, the pedals, the whole seat assembly, the desktop, and connect the console wires. This may take more than an hour of your time but it’s far from being a complicated task. Plus, the manual provides very clear, step-by-step assembly instructions, and all the necessary tools are included.
For maintenance, you only have to keep the bike clean and periodically check for loose bolts and parts. The drive and resistance mechanism doesn’t require any lubrication.
- Heavy-duty frame – can support users up to 400 lbs;
- Small footprint and folding design;
- Adjustable levelers on the front stabilizer;
- Transport wheels on the rear stabilizer;
- High-comfort AirSoft seat;
- The seat is four-way adjustable (up, down, front, back);
- Large padded backrest with two angles of adjustment;
- Large desk with drawer instead of a handlebar to serve as support for your laptop;
- The desk offers up, down, front, back, and angle adjustability;
- Cup/bottle holders moulded into the top corners of the desk;
- Armrest cushioning on the lower section of the desk;
- Dual belt drive for smooth and consistent pedaling;
- Motor-assisted, automatic magnetic resistance system, frictionless and completely silent;
- Superior resistance micro-adjustability – 24 levels;
- Bluetooth console compatible with the MyCloudFitness app and MyCloudFitness Bluetooth Heart Rate Chest Straps;
- 24 pre-set workout programs on the console;
- Goal settings for time, distance, and calories;
- Fairly easy to assemble;
- All the assembly tools are included;
- Little maintenance required;
- Excellent warranty.
- Bluetooth HR chest strap is not included;
- The console display is pretty small and does not have backlight.
The Exerpeutic EXERWORK 2000i is a folding, semi-recumbent exercise bike made for home use. It features a motor-assisted 24-level magnetic brake, a high-comfort AirSoft seat, a large desk with multiple adjustment positions, and a console with 24 onboard programs. The console is also compatible with the MyCloudFitness app. It offers an excellent way to exercise during working hours, it’s great for light to medium-intensity cardio workout, muscle toning, interval training, stamina development, and weight loss.