The Exerpeutic 900XL is very quiet and comes with an eight level magnetic control system to allow for ample difficulty for your average exerciser. The large LCD control panel is very easy to use and tracks the basics: distance, time, speed, calories burned and heart rate.
You may wonder what the Exerpeutic 900XL has over the Marcy ME-709 and there’s actually a few features that come with the slightly higher price tag. Both are very similar in function as far as difficulty levels and comfort but the 900XL has a heart rate monitor which is nice if you want to get the most out of your workout. It also has helpful stabilization handles on the side so you don’t have to worry about balance while going all out.
The seat is also easily adjustable and we found this recumbent exercise bike is suitable for people at least 5’2″ tall. When the got the bike in we were able to assemble in less than an hour. Assembly was very simple and a single person should have no problem putting it together but make sure you use your own screwdriver as the one supplied in the packaging leaves a little to be desired.
Exerpeutic has thrown their hat in the ring of recumbent exercise bikes with their 900XL model and has certainly produced. With huge savings of $80 or 35% off of retail! While this recumbent exercise bike is on the lower budget end of the spectrum, you get a lot for what you pay for.
Exerpeutic 900XL Features
- 8 levels of magnetic preset resistance
- LCD display tracks speed, time, distance, calories burned and heart rate
- Hear rate sensors are located on side handles
- Adjustable seat for people of all sizes
- Precision balanced flywheel with v-band allows for smooth and quiet pedaling
- Three year manufacturer warranty
- Dimensions are 54″ x 44″ x 23″ weighing in at 63 lbs
This recumbent bike is very stable and while the manufacturer claims a 300lb. weight limit, one of our testers actually tipper the scales a bit over that and had no problems with comfort. The heart rate monitor is a nice feature for a model of this price. Great overall product for the casual exerciser.
We could say we were left wanting more out of the Exerpeutic 900XL but for the price we really can’t say much. The accuracy on the computer as far as calories burned is in question for some users but the mechanics itself are sound.
Exerpeutic 900XL Report Card
With the eight level magnetic tension system, we found the Exerpeutic 900XI to be very similar to the Marcy ME-709. Both are great values at their price but with the Exerpeutic’s heart rate monitor feature, we gravitated towards the 900XI over the Marcy ME-709. You can’t go wrong with the Exerpeutic unless you are looking for some of the nicer features like more resistance and program routines found in the higher end models. If this sounds like the right recumbent exercise bike to you then click the Amazon link below for more information.