This particular exercise bike option is both very convenient and offers the user a decent amount of resistance. The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike can fold down for easy storage, it’s fairly lightweight, it’s surprisingly durable, plus it has smooth, quiet, and reliable magnetic resistance too. It is an affordable option to consider which should serve people with lower and moderate fitness levels quite well.
If you would like to find out a little bit more about the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike, you can check out the overview video shown below.
The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike comes with quite a few features that you might just like, so let’s go over those real quick.
- Folds down to ½ size for easy storage
- Reliable magnetic tension system – 8 levels
- Easy to adjust tension with the dial
- 3-piece high torque crank for a smooth ride
- Precision balanced flywheel for a quiet ride
- Easy to get on and get off frame design
- High 300-pound weight capacity
- Leg stabilizers for extra stability
- Large pedals with straps
- Cushioned seat – adjustable
- Easy to read LCD display
- Hand activated heart rate monitor
Dimensions & Weight
The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike is a fairly small and lightweight upright bike to go with. Even without the ability to fold in half for easy storage, which it does come with, it is one of the lighter and more compact models around. When it comes to moving the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike around and storing it, this model definitely lets you do those things with ease.
- Length: 31 inches
- Width: 19 inches
- Height: 46 inches
- Weight: 39 pounds
The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike comes with an OK warranty, but not the best. It comes with a 1-year limited warranty, which is decent if something goes wrong.
What you will like about the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike is that a lot of the assembly is already done for you. It should only take you about 30 minutes to assemble this model, and even less if you have a helping hand. All of the parts and tools come included, plus the instructions are extremely easy to follow. You can still always choose to get expert in-home assembly for a slightly increased cost. If you would like step by step instructions for assembling this upright bike, you can check out the assembly video shown below.
What We Like About The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike
There are a number of cool features of the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike that we do really like, so let’s talk about those a little more in depth right now.
Perhaps the thing we like the most about the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike is the reliable tension system it comes with. It features a great magnetic flywheel resistance system with 8 levels of tension. The resistance can be easily adjusted with the turn of the tension dial. The amount of resistance which the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike can muster is more than enough for people of beginner or moderate fitness levels. On that same note, the precision balanced flywheel, the V-belt drive, and the 3 piece crank system provide you with a very smooth, quiet, and constant ride.
Something else that we really like about the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike is that it is small and compact. It does not take up very much space in any part of your home, plus it is extremely lightweight too. This makes the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike a very convenient choice to go with. Even better is that the frame can fold down to half the size so you can store this upright bike in virtually any space, even in the smallest of closets.
It is actually fairly impressive that this small, lightweight, and very affordable upright exercise bike has a 300-pound user weight capacity. This is quite a bit more than could usually be expected from an entry level bike with a small frame.
Another thing that is fairly good about the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike is that it comes with leg stabilizers. In other words, the legs and feet on this model are extended in length in order to make it much more stable. It is not going to wobble or move around while you use it, which is true even if you are really going at it.
You might also like the fact that the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike comes with a very large, comfortable, and well-padded seat. The seat on this model is not going to leave your behind sore even if you use it for long periods of time. On that same note, the seat can be adjusted in height to suit users between 5 foot 3 and 6 foot 1, making it a fairly versatile option. Also, the pedals on the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike are oversized and come with straps, which helps make it fairly safe and comfortable too.
What We Don’t Like About The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike
There are a couple of things about the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike which could definitely be improved upon, so let’s just go over those quickly.
The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike tends to get a little bit squeaky. You will have to lubricate regularly to combat this issue.
The build quality of the pedals on the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike. While they are large and comfortable, they do tend to wear out after prolonged use.
Alternatives To The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike
To give you a bit of a comparison point between this model and others, let’s take a look at some of the other entry level models on the market today.
This is undoubtedly a good alternative to consider. It is slightly cheaper than the Exerpeutic model reviewed above, but it also lacks some features which the Exerpeutic has. For one, even though the Body Rider is small and compact, the frame cannot fold down for easy storage like the Exerpeutic can. Moreover, the Body Rider uses fan resistance, which can be adjusted, but it is somewhat loud, plus the resistance is not all that heavy. The Exerpeutic has a reliable magnetic resistance system which is much smoother and quieter. The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike also has a higher user weight capacity than the Body Rider BRF700.
Both of these models are actually quite similar in mostly every way. To list the differences first, the ProGear has a slightly lower weight capacity than the Exerpeutic Upright Bike. Also, The ProGear cannot accommodate taller users like the Exerpeutic can. Now to talk about some of the similarities, both bikes have a reliable magnetic tension system with 8 levels of resistance. Both models are small, compact, and lightweight, and both can fold down into a small package for easy storage. Both models also have integrated heartbeat sensors, a simple but effective display, and an adjustable seat too.
Final Thoughts On The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike
The bottom line is that the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike is most likely the best entry level upright exercise bike on the market today. It has a great resistance system that is smooth, quiet, reliable, and is more than enough for most fitness levels except for the most seasoned biking veterans out there. It’s lightweight and compact, it can fold down for easy storage, it has a comfortable and adjustable seat, and it is quite durable too.