Marcy ME709 Recumbent Bike Review

Marcy ME709 Recumbent Bike Review


Have you been looking for a recumbent bike that offers you a real road experience without blowing off your budget? Well, look no further because Marcy Recumbent Mag Cycle is here for you. You can quickly shed those unwanted extra pounds. The bike provides you a workout that is efficient and effortless. You can increase your resistance and challenge yourself as you are offered eight levels of resistance.

LCD screen makes it easier to keep a record of all your progress as it will display your time, speed, distance traveled and calories burnt. The seat provided is foam padded making the bike comfortable for long hours workout. It supports a maximum weight of 300Ibs and comes with a step through mechanism making it easier to hop in. It is particularly beneficial for elder and little-oversized people as the muscles are not strained.

The pedals are located slightly below the seat level making it easier to paddle. It also minimizes the chances of injury to the knees. The Marcy ME-709 Recumbent Exercise Bike, A.K.A Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike, and The Marcy Recumbent Mag Cycle are an excellent choice for anyone who wishes to lose weight, improve the fitness level and tone up the body. Even though, there are many models in the market of recumbent bikes; this particular bike has gained popularity at the lower end range.

Performance

It is a basic exercise bike. It is a bike that gives you a smooth ride allowing you to watch a movie or your daily soap at bearable volume. Eight resistance levels prove to be good enough for anyone especially for beginners though advanced users might find the hardest level comparatively easy. Experts love this bike for its magnetic resistance systems. It accommodates 300 pounds maximum weight which is “remarkable” for an affordable model like this.

Ease of use and assembly

Since it is a basic model, it is very easy to use. Amateurs like me who fall short in technology can learn it very quickly without getting confused or hassled. It is easy to assemble it as the bicycle comes with an instruction leaflet. According to the sources, it hardly takes 20mins to gather all this together using cheap wrenches.

Durability

It is known to be Light- duty durability. The company claims it to be durable. However, users had a different opinion after a year of use it might give you some issues with LCS or electronic problems and loosening of the hardware. It comes with two years warmly on the frame.

Features

  • Weight & dimensions – Weighing 66 pounds, measures 55 x40 x20 inches
  • User weight limit – 300 pounds
  • Resistance – 8 resistance levels, changed by turning the knob
  • Monitor – An oversized, easy monitoring of your distance covered, time, speed, and amounts of calories burned
  • Seat – An adjustable seat (seat to pedal distance), whether short or tall (5 TO 6feet tall)
  • Handles & foot straps – Adjustable handles and foot straps, adds to the safety
  • Counterbalanced pedals – forward or reverse cycling motion
  • Transport wheels –comes with transport wheels mobility
  • Warranty – 2 year warranty on the frame

Disadvantages:

  • Comfort:

It is a well-padded seat and ergonomically designed to provide you a comfortable workout. But padding isn’t as good as the expensive ones out there.

  • Backrest :

The backrest cannot be adjusted making it little uncomfortable for long hours workout. If you’re below 5 feet, then you might use a pillow as well to reach the pedals easily.

  • No workout programs:

Sadly, it doesn’t come with preset programs as it is a very basic model. If you wish to have this feature, you will have to switch to another model with extra bucks in your hand.

  • No heart rate monitor:

Being as essential as one low-cost model can be it doesn’t include a heart rate monitor. S, if you want to know how hard you have been working you can go for other models.

  • Monitor:

Wiring this control is a little confusing and time-consuming process. You will do better if you have a bent coat hanger or a piece of wire in your hand before starting.

Conclusion

If you want a cheap bike, it is very good choice. The magnetic resistance is a plus point for a bike at this price range. It is an entry-level bike which has a solid frame and basic LDC screen. No heart rate monitor is provided as it is a basic model. Two years warranty is good enough.

If you are on a tight budget, this bike will be a good choice for you.