Exerpeutic WORKFIT 1000 Semi-Recumbent Exercise Bike
|Exerpeutic WORKFIT 1000|
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|3 years limited|
The WORKFIT 1000 semi-recumbent bike is one of the newest products from Exerpeutic for 2016. It’s quite similar to the FitDesk v2.0. As opposed to the FitDesk model, this Exerpeutic model features a wider and longer backrest, and a wider desk surface. However, it does not have the roller wrist massager that the FitDesk bike offer. Nonetheless though, it’s an excellent workout station that can help you maintain your fitness while working on your laptop.
Technical Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 45.3L x 25W x 51.3H inches (115L x 63.5W x 130.3H cm)
- Desk surface: 16L x 24W inches (40L x 61W cm)
- Assembled weight: 64.7 lbs (29.3 kg)
- Supported weight: 300 lbs (136 kg)
- Seat: Adjustable, with backrest
- Pedals: With straps
- Resistance: Magnetic, levels
- Fitness meter: Included
- Other accessories: 2 cup holders, 1 storage drawer,
- Warranty: 3 years limited
The Exerpeutic Workfit 1000 features a frame made of steel tubing that can support users up to 300 lbs (136 kg) with no problem. It consists of two main pieces which connect at the middle. All steel parts are double coated with corrosion resistant paint, which renders it virtually rust-free.
The frame features a folding design. However, when fully setup, the bike doesn’t have a very large footprint. It takes only 45.3″L x 25″W (115 x 63.5 cm) of floor space, which means it should easily fit even in a smaller room. Also, when folded, its footprint is reduced to 21.3″L x 25″W (54 x 63.5 cm).
This exercise bike is not extremely heavy, thus its transport, folding and assembly shouldn’t be a problem. It weighs only 64.7 lbs (29.3 kg), but also, its rear base features a set of small wheels which help with its transport when you need to store it away. The front base integrates two adjustable stabilizers, therefore it’s not necessary to place the bike on a mat.
The Exerpeuitc WORKFIT 1000 exercise bike is a semi-recumbent model, featuring quite a comfortable backrest compared with other bikes with a similar frame, such as the Sunny SF-RB1117 or Best Choice Products SKY2380. The dimensions of the backrest are 15.5″H x 11.3″W (39.3 x 28.7 cm). It’s also padded with a 1.3″ (3.3 cm) foam cushion, to provide superior comfort.
The bike is equipped with a 2 3/4″ (7 cm) thick cushion AirSoft seat, with a construction similar to the seat supplied with the IRONMAN Triathlon X-Class 410 model. This seat integrates a set of air cells, allowing the air to breathe through the fabric, and also enabling the seat to adapt better to your body, in order to provide maximum comfort. Also, in case you’re wondering, the seat is fairly large, 11″ (28 cm), and 15″ (38 cm) wide.
The bike’s seat is 2-way adjustable. Its post features several adjustment holes, with an adjustment span that can accommodate comfortably users between 5’1″ and 6’3″ (155 – 190 cm). The backrest however, does not have any adjustability.
One last aspect to mention regarding the seat of this Exerpeutic exercise bike concerns its attached recumbent handlebars. These feature rubber-foam coating to provide the required comfort, but also integrate stainless steel pulse sensors. Thus, the fitness meter integrated in the bike’s desk can track your pulse.
The bike’s integrated desk top offers a fairly spacious 16″L x 24″W (40L x 61W cm) working surface. It should be able to accommodate just about any type of laptop. It features 3 angle adjustment positions, for 0°, 16° and respectively 33°. Its height is also adjustable, with 5 adjustment positions, 1″ (2.5 cm) apart, with an overall height between 41″ (104 cm) and 45″ (114.3 cm). And finally, in terms of adjustability, the desk top can also be adjusted forward or backward on its metallic frame, in order to suit your needs perfectly.
The desk is made of heavy-duty PVC material with a total weight capacity of 44 lbs (20 kg). It features two molded cup holders in its top corners. Its base integrates a “lip” which serves as support for your laptop or tablet. The desk also incorporates a small drawer, which can fit your phone, keys, remote control and other small accessories.
The mid section of the desk base integrates a small fitness meter, which keeps track of various workout statistics, including time, speed, calories, pulse and distance. For distance it also has an odometer function, which keeps track of the total miles traveled.
The fitness meter is quite easy to operate. It integrates two buttons, Set and Reset, which cover all its functions. It gives you the possibility to lock on-screen one of the values that interest you the most, or you can use its SCAN function, which cycles throughout all the values, keeping each one of them on screen for several seconds. The meter is powered on when it detects activity on the pedals and automatically enters sleep mode after 4 minutes of inactivity.
The meter requires 2 AAA type batteries, which are included.
Resistance and drive systems
This Exerpeutic semi-recumbent exercise bike features a manual magnetic resistance system. In other words, it doesn’t need to be connected to a power source in order to provide resistance to the pedals. Its resistance system consists of a small magnetic pad, attached to the resistance knob on the front tubing of the frame via a steel wire. By turning the knob you adjust the magnetic pad’s position in relation to the bike’s metallic flywheel, which modifies the drag, reducing or adding resistance.
The bike’s tension system offers 8 distinctive resistance settings. The first 2 are barely noticeable, while the 7-8 settings, although not extremely difficult, they still offer the possibility to break a sweat.
Since this exercise bike features a magnetic resistance system, its transmission is belt-powered. It integrates a heavy-duty belt, which renders the pedaling motion smooth and quiet. The equipped flywheel is not extremely heavy. It weighs approx. 8 lbs (3.6 kg), but it’s perimeter-weighted adding stability to the pedaling motion. The crank system is a 3-piece part, featuring solid steel crank arms, finished with weighted pedals. The pedals are made of heavy-duty nylon material and equipped with adjustable straps, to prevent foot slippage during exercises.
Assembly and Maintenance
The Exerpeutic WORKFIT 1000 desk station recumbent bike is fairly easy to put together. The two main pieces of the frame come already attached together at the middle, and the drive system is fully assembled and connected to the seat part of the frame. Therefore, in terms of assembly, all you need to to is attach the bases of the frame, the seat, backrest, recumbent handlebars, pedals, and the desk, also connecting the wires of the fitness meter. The whole process shouldn’t take longer than one hour. Also, all tools required for assembly are included, along with a copy of the user’s manual which will guide you through the assembly steps.
There’s very little maintenance required when it comes to this exercise bike. Basically all you need to do is a periodic check of the bolts and nuts of the machine, to make sure that they still hold well in their places, and re-tighten them if its the case.
- Simple design, solid frame, able to hold users up to 300 lbs;
- Small footprint, ideal for small rooms, offices, or even office cubicles;
- Space-saver, folding design;
- Integrated desk, fore to aft, height and angle adjustable;
- Desk integrates a storage drawer for small accessories;
- Bottle holders molded into the desk top;
- Cushioned, AirSoft large seat for maximum comfort;
- Large, cushioned backrest;
- 2-way seat adjustability;
- 8 distinctive levels of magnetic resistance;
- Fitness meter included;
- Smooth and quiet drive system;
- Easy to assemble;
- Little to no maintenance required.
- Does not include a strap for fixing your laptop to the desk. You’ll have to use your own, if needed.
The Exerpeutic WORKFIT 1000 is a semi-recumbent exercise bike, which integrates an adjustable desk, with cup holders and a storage drawer. It’s a well-built exercise bike, with a sturdy steel frame, able to support users up to 300 lbs (136 kg). It features manual magnetic resistance, also integrating a small fitness meter. It offers an excellent way to bolster your cardiovascular system during your working hours, to tone leg and abdominal muscles, increase stamina, and also lose some weight. It currently costs less than $300, offering excellent value for the price.