Exerpeutic LX 3000 Indoor Cycling Bike
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|220 lbs||17.6 lbs||Magnetic,|
The Exerpeutic LX 3000 is one of the indoor cycling bikes released in 2020. It’s similar by design and range of features to the Exerpeutic 4208 that we’ve already covered here. However, this particular model is equipped with a magnetic resistance system. It’s also slightly heavier than the 4208 model. For reference, this is the Exerpeutic exercise bike part number 4210.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 43.5L x 18.5W x 47H inches (110L x 47W x 119H cm)
- Assembled weight: 89.5 lbs (40.6 kg)
- Flywheel weight: 17.6 lbs (7.9 kg)
- Weight capacity: 220 lbs (100 kg)
- Seat: 4-way adjustable
- Drive: Belt
- Resistance: Magnetic, 14 levels
- Extras: Device holder, Bluetooth, MyCloudFitness compatible
- Warranty: Frame 1 year / Parts 90 days
The Exerpeutic LX 3000 is a rather small indoor cycle, designed for home use, but it’s definitely sturdy enough to support any spin workout, as long as the user does not exceed the maximum weight limit. It features a standard triangular frame design, combining oval, rectangular, and cylindrical tubes in its construction. All the steel tubes are double-coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish. The color combination is black, white, and blue, these being the only colors available for this bike, at least for the moment.
The fully assembled bike has a footprint of approx. 43.5″L x 18.5″W (110 x 47 cm). However, Exerpeutic recommends a usage area for it of at least 6 square feet. Its highest point is approx. 47″ (119 cm) above the floor when the handlebar is fully extended.
Although it’s not exactly a large indoor cycling bike, the Exerpeutic LX 3000 is fairly heavy. Its net weight is approx. 89.5 lbs (40.6 kg). Therefore, the transport of the packaged unit may require two persons or at least a box carrier. However, once it is assembled, it can easily be relocated by only one person, as its front base bar is equipped with a set of small wheels. Due to its weight and its low center of gravity, the bike offers excellent stability. Plus, both its base bars are equipped with adjustable levelers.
The bike’s frame also integrates a step-up bar element. This is the small horizontal tube that connects the seat tube to the main oblique tube of the frame. This not only can help a shorter user with mounting and dismounting, but it can also serve as support for certain exercises and improves the overall structural sturdiness of the frame.
Seat and handlebars
The Exerpeutic LX 3000 is equipped with a seat designed for improved comfort. The saddle is built on a durable nylon shell, with a thick layer of foam padding, and a double-stitched faux leather cover. It has a median groove for improved breathability. It also integrates two suspension springs at the rear which allow it to adapt better to the movement of the user.
The seat has a standard collar-type attachment system. This means you can easily remove it, if necessary. It also means that compatible options are widely available, in case you will ever want to replace it.
The bike’s seat offers four-way adjustability (up, down, front, back). Its upright post has 7 adjustment positions while its horizontal slider adds several inches of front-to-back adjustment. this being said, the bike should be able to accommodate users between 4’10” and 6’1″ (147 – 185 cm). Taller users persons should still be able to use this bike, but they may not benefit from a complete leg extension. It’s also rated for a maximum user weight limit of 220 lbs (100 kg).
The bike is equipped with a multi-grip handlebar. It offers the possibility to adopt a standard grip, a cruising grip, and a climbing grip. It also has a loop bar in the middle which makes available a close grip. The longer side grips of the handlebar have PVC foam sleeves for improved contact. However, they do not integrate pulse sensors.
Unlike the seat, the bike’s handlebar only offers two-way adjustability. It lacks the horizontal slider feature. Its upright post has several adjustment positions with a maximum height of approx. 47″ (119 cm).
The Exerpeutic LX 3000 is equipped with a manual magnetic resistance system. Thus, you don’t need an adapter or a power source in order to adjust the resistance. But on the other hand, the bike does not adjust the resistance automatically.
The bike’s resistance system consists of a magnetic brake placed between the pulley and the flywheel. The brake is connected to the tension knob on the right side of the frame via a steel cable. Therefore, when you adjust the resistance, the magnets move closer or farther from the flywheel which increases or decreases the pedaling difficulty.
Evidently, the main advantage of the magnetic brake is that it does not touch the flywheel. Thus, there is no friction and the pedaling motion is very smooth and quiet.
The bike’s resistance system makes available 14 tension levels. Although the flywheel is not too heavy, the resistance is pretty consistent beginning with the first level which is great for spin workouts. Conversely, the 14th level of resistance offers quite a challenge even for the most seasoned user.
The bike also has an emergency brake which is separate from the magnetic brake. It consists of a leather or felt pad attached above the flywheel and connected to the knob above the main tube of the frame. You can press this knob to instantly stop the flywheel from spinning.
The Exerpeutic 4210 indoor cycling bike is equipped with a 17.6 lbs (8 kg) flywheel which is chrome-plated, with ABS side covers. The flywheel is perimeter-weighted in order to provide a superior momentum. Although it is not as heavy as for other spin bikes, this particular bike still provides a challenging pedaling difficulty due to the magnetic brake.
The flywheel is bi-directional; it allows back-pedaling which can be a plus, as you can diversify your workouts and focus different muscle groups. However, coasting is not possible on this bike. When pedaling in reverse, the resistance remains constant, given by the selected tension level.
The bike is equipped with a belt drive system. It uses a poly-v 500PJ belt resistant to stretching. This type of drive system does not require lubrication. It also delivers a smoother pedaling motion than a chain as it generates less vibration.
The bike’s crankset is pretty durable, featuring long, oval steel arms similar to road bikes. The pedals are made of aluminum alloy. They are durable enough to support any spin workout and any user up to the specified 220 lbs (100 kg) weight capacity. They do not have SPD elements for spin shoes, but they’re caged, which should provide enough thrusting and foot stability. The pedals are also standard-threaded (9/16), so in case you will ever need to replace them, compatible options are widely available.
Bluetooth connection and MyCloudFitness app
The Exerpeutic LX 3000 indoor cycling bike does not include a fitness monitor. However, it is equipped with a Bluetooth box which is attached at the base of the bike’s crankset. This Bluetooth unit allows you to sync the bike with your smartphone or tablet via the MyCloudFitness app. The bike also has an RPM sensor. Thus, the app will show your RPM, and based on this, it will also show distance, speed, and calories burned. The bike does not have pulse sensors and the Bluetooth unit cannot sync with a wireless HR transmitter.
The MyCloudFitness App is available for both iOS and Android systems. It has two versions, basic and premium. The basic version is free. This version offers the possibility to select time, distance, and calorie goals for your workouts. It has an activity log and a report feature that allows you to track your progress online. The premium version offers many other extra features like coaching videos, training programs led by top trainers, and virtual trails that sync with your pedaling motion.
The Bluetooth unit is battery-powered. It requires two AAA batteries which are included.
Although the bike does not come with a performance monitor, it includes a device holder. Its grip is adjustable and can accommodate tablets or devices up to 7.9″ wide. It is also angle-adjustable, allowing you to perfectly position your tablet or smartphone in order to view your workout stats if you’re working with the MyCloudFitness App.
Assembly and Maintenance
The main body of the bike with all the drive and resistance elements comes pre-assembled. You only need to install the two base stabilizers, the pedals, the seat post, the saddle, the handlebar post, the handlebars, and the device holder. This shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes of your time. The task is pretty simple, the manual provides all the necessary instructions, and a basic toolkit is also included.
For maintenance, you only have to keep the bike clean and periodically check for loose bolts and parts. The belt does not require lubrication.
- Sturdy frame – can support users up to 220 lbs;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- Adjustable levelers on both base bars;
- 4-way adjustable seat;
- Cushioned and contoured saddle;
- Multi-grip, padded handlebar;
- Maintenance-free belt drive;
- Aluminum alloy pedals with toe cages;
- Perimeter-weighted flywheel for enhanced inertia;
- Frictionless magnetic resistance (14 levels);
- Bluetooth connectivity;
- Free (basic) MyCloudFitness for online progress tracking and workout goals;
- Angle-adjustable and size-adjustable device holder;
- Easy to assemble;
- All the necessary tools for the assembly are included;
- Batteries for the Bluetooth unit are included;
- Little maintenance required.
- No pulse reading function;
- No bottle holder.
The Exerpeutic LX 3000 is an indoor cycling bike made for home use. It is equipped with a 14-level magnetic resistance system, a 17.6 lbs flywheel, a sturdy crankset, and a comfortable 4-way adjustable seat. It is also equipped with a Bluetooth module and is compatible with the MyCloudFitness app for workout metrics tracking and online progress tracking. In all, it’s a great bike for spin workouts, interval training, stamina and strength development, and weight loss.