Exerpeutic 1200 Folding Magnetic Upright Bike Review
I decided to purchase Exerpeutic 1200 Folding Magnetic Upright Bike after reading all of the positive reviews. I ordered the bike through Amazon and received free shipping! The estimated delivery date was 08/18 so I was surprised when I came home from work on 08/10 to find the box in the middle of my living room floor.
As my husband sat on the sofa, I started unpacking the box. He asked if I needed any help but I told him I thought I could do it. Within fifteen minutes I had the bike together. It was so compact; I was a little concerned about taking it for its first spin as my husband looked on as I could tell he was doubtful that such a small bike would be comfortable for a woman of my size. I decided to go for it and hopped on the bike….
Wow! No tilting, no shaking… boy, this thing was solid!
The seat cushion was also very comfortable. I started pedaling and it was so smooth and almost no sound. I rode the bike for twenty minutes as my husband looked on. He then yelled “It’s my turn” and we changed places. He got on the bike and was shocked by its quality also (he is 6′ tall and over 230 lbs). He started pedaling and started pushing buttons (the heart rate monitor) asking “What does this do?” He was so impressed he said we should buy another one so we can ‘spin’ together!
I think we are going to get a lot more exercise with this Exerpeutic 1200 bike!
I am happily surprised by the quality of the entire Exerpeutic 1200 Folding Magnetic Upright Bike. The craftsmanship of the Exerpeutic folding exercise bike is very good, the frame tubes are heavy steel with good welds, the seat is large enough to have an extended ride comfortably, the bike has a wide stable “footprint” when opened but is also light enough to move from room to room if needed (has wheels on the base also),the internal mechanics are very good, the bike is very quiet and comfortable with plenty of leg room for proper body mechanics as well, the computer screen readout is practical and easy to see and use.
The bike is light enough that one person can easily move it around the house, it’s pretty quiet. All in all it is exactly what I was looking for. It has worked great and I have been using it daily and not had any injuries while practicing for them. One extra positive is the seat cushion. It’s really comfortable.
You have to be very careful to read all the directions before assembling, which I do anyway. Here’s why. THE LEFT PEDAL HAS LEFT HAND THREADS. THE THREADS ARE VERY FINE, AND NOT MADE FROM AN ALLOY HEAT TREATED STEEL. SO, IF YOU TRY TO PUT THE PEDAL ON THINKING THE THREADS ARE COMMON RIGHT HAND THREADS YOU WILL STRIP THE THREADS.
So far so good, I can feel my legs getting stronger already. I especially like the ready access to the wheel that controls the resistance and the full size seat which is comfortable enough for a 30–40 minute exercise period.
So would I recommend this bike? Yes… Exerpeutic 1200 Bike is for those who want to save money get a good workout. It gets two thumbs up and 5 golden stars from me.