Exerpeutic​ ​GOLD​ ​500​ ​XLS​ ​Foldable​ ​Upright​ ​Bike Review

If you are on the market for an exercise bike that will provide you with a good cardio workout, but is also small, lightweight, and compact, the Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike is a great option to look at. It has a few fewer resistance levels than other models, plus no pre-set programs, but the convenience and versatility factor of this model is simply off the charts. There is also the fact that you would be hard pressed to find a more durable bike, especially considering its small build.

Overview

If you would like to find out more information about the Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike, you can look at the short presentation video below.

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Main Features

The Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike, even though it does not have too much resistance and no preset programs, still has quite a few features that are worth mentioning.

  • Small and compact
  • Folds down to half the size for easy storage
  • 8 levels of magnetic resistance
  • 3-piece crank system & precision balanced flywheel
  • Dial for easy tension control
  • 20% more heavy-duty steel than other Exerpeutic models
  • Insane 400-pound weight limit
  • Great LCD display
  • Comes with integrated heart beat sensors
  • Comfortable seat & pedals
  • Has transportation wheels
  • Has an accessory holder – phones

Dimensions & Weight

One of the good things about the Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike is of course that it is fairly small, lightweight, and compact. Now, it is not actually much lighter than some of the other mid-range models we’ve talked about, and is certainly just as heavy as some of the entry level upright bikes. However, the key difference is that this model can fold down to half the size, making storage easy, plus it has transportation wheels for simple transportation.

  • Length: 39 inches
  • Width: 24.8 inches
  • Height: 48.4 inches
  • Weight: 51.6 pounds

Warranty

The Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike has a warranty of one-year on the frame and 90 days for all other components. This is somewhat decent, but we would like to see a better warranty for the money we are spending.

Assembly

The assembly process for the Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike is pretty simple and straightforward. All of the instructions are easy to follow and everything needed to complete assembly is included in the packaging. You should be able to complete assembly in about an hour, or even less if you have someone helping you. Also, you can choose to get the expert in-home assembly option for an additional fee. Here is a link to the owner’s manual which contains assembly instructions so you can see for yourself.

What We Like About The Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike

There are a number of things which we really like about the Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike, so let’s get right to it.

Without a doubt, the very best part about the Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike is that it can fold down to half the size for easy storage. This is something that you would usually not see with mid-range and high end exercise bikes, as they tend to be bigger and bulkier. The fact that the Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike is so compact, lightweight, and can fold down for easy storage is a big bonus in our eyes. It even comes with transportation wheels to make life even easier than before.

Another thing that is very impressive about the Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike is that it is made with 20% more steel than other Exerpeutic bikes. Not only that, but it is high grade heavy-duty steel none the less. Moreover, the fact that such a small and compact folding exercise bike can have a 400-pound user weight limit is totally beyond us. Being so compact and still being able to hold up so much weight is definitely impressive. Being very strong, durable, and still retaining a lot of convenience and versatility is a big bonus in our eyes.

You might also like how the Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike is fairly comfortable to use. It has oversized pedals to fit feet of all sizes, plus they have a convenient anti-slip pattern and straps on them. On that same note, the Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike also has an ergonomically designed seat with lots of padding, plus it is highly adjustable in terms of its position too.

We do like how the Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike comes with magnetic resistance. It features a high torque 3-piece crank system as well as a precision balanced flywheel and belt drive. In other words, the resistance you get from this upright bike is very smooth, it is constant and consistent, and it is quiet enough so you can listen to music and watch TV too. The resistance is easily controlled with the tension adjustment dial located about the LCD display. There are 8 levels of magnetic resistance included with the Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike, which is ideal for beginners and people of moderate fitness levels.

Another thing we like about the Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike is that it comes with a nice big LCD computer display. It easily keeps tracks of things such as time, distance, pace, speed, calories, and more. It can also keep track of your heart rate using the integrated handlebar heart beat sensors. Keeping track of your goals and overall fitness level is pretty easy with the Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike.

What We Don’t Like About The Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike

We do have a few small bones to pick when it comes to the Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike, so let’s get to picking.

Simply put, we would expect a bike within this price range to have a better warranty than the limited one-year warranty which comes with the Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike.

We would like to see some preset exercise programs on the Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike. Also, while the number of resistance levels this bike has is ideal for beginners and people of moderate fitness levels, it is not enough for people with an advanced cardio fitness level.

Alternatives To The Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike

So you have a bit of a reference point, let’s look at some other mid-range upright exercise bikes you can consider purchasing.

Nautilus U614 Upright Bike

This model is quite a bit more expensive than the Exerpeutic Gold 500, but it also has more features. The Nautilus has 20 levels of magnetic resistance and 22 user programs, whereas the Exerpeutic only has 8 levels of resistance and no user programs. Moreover, the Nautilus has many extra features like media trays, speakers, USB ports, an air fan, and several other things too. On the other hand, the Exerpeutic Gold 500 has a much higher user weight capacity, plus it can fold down into a compact package for easy storage. Both are good models to consider, but the Exerpeutic is designed more for convenience and to fit tight spatial needs, whereas the Nautilus is all about getting a hardcore cardio workout.

Fitness Reality 210 Upright Exercise Bike

The differences between this model and the Exerpeutic are about the same as between the Exerpeutic and the Nautilus. The Fitness Reality 210 has way more resistance levels and user programs than the Exerpeutic, plus it has a few other features which the Exerpeutic does not have. However, once again, the Exerpeutic is smaller and more compact, plus the folding frame is much more convenient and space friendly than the Fitness Reality could ever be. There is also the fact that the Fitness Reality 210 has a much lower user weight capacity than the Exerpeutic Gold 500. The price, however, is actually quite similar.

Final Thought On The Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike

If you want a decent cardio workout, but don’t want a huge and clunky upright bike, the Exerpeutic Gold 500 XLS Foldable Upright Bike makes for a great option. It may not have as many programs, resistance levels, or extra features as some of the other mid-range upright bikes, but the fact that it can fold in half, plus that it has a 400-pound user weight capacity is extremely impressive none the less.

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