Marcy​ ​AIR-1​ ​Fan​ ​Exercise​ ​Bike Review

This high end upright bike option is another good one to consider. The Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike is a fan resistance model that can provide you with near unlimited resistance. The fact that it has motion handlebars is something else that really stands out about it. The Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike is smooth, reliable, and comfortable too.

Overview

If you would like to find out a little bit more about the Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike, you can take a look at the overview video shown below.

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Main Features

The Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike has quite a few features that are worth listing quickly.

  • Reliable fan resistance – nearly unlimited potential
  • Motion handlebars for an upper body workout
  • LCD display for accurate fitness tracking
  • 24 gauge steel tubing with a powder coat finish
  • High density foam seat – adjustable
  • Features transportation wheels
  • Ground levelers for stability
  • 300-pound user weight capacity

Dimensions & Weight

The Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike is not overly big or heavy. Don’t get us wrong because this model is not the lightest or smallest around, but in terms of high end models it is pretty average. It won’t really save space, plus it does weigh a good amount, but the upside is that it does come with transportation wheels.

  • Length: 45 inches
  • Width: 25 inches
  • Height: 48 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 81.8 pounds

Warranty

What is just a little bit disappointing about the Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike is that it only comes with a limited 2-year warranty.

Assembly

The assembly process for the Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike is not overly complicated thanks to the fact that many of the major components are already put together when it comes to you. Moreover, the instructions are pretty easy to follow and everything you need to complete assembly is included in the packaging. It should take you no more than 1 hour to complete the assembly process. If you do not want to do it yourself you can always get professional in-home assembly for an additional fee. For some comprehensive assembly instructions, you can check out the owner’s manual.

What We Like About The Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike

There are quite a few features of the Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike which are definitely worth talking about in some greater detail.

We like how the Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike has a reliable fan resistance system. Now, some people don’t like these systems because they are kind of noisy and can’t really be adjusted in terms of resistance. However, we do like this type of resistance because the fan keeps you cool while exercising, plus the resistance potential is virtually unlimited. If you want a more challenging workout, all you have to do is pedal harder.

We do also like how the Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike features durable rectangular steel as well as 24-inch tube steel. The frame of this model is quite strong and it can hold up to 300 pounds in user weight without fail. There is also the fact that the Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike comes with stabilizers so you can adjust the legs to be even on uneven ground.

Another thing that we like about the Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike is that it comes with motion handlebars. Most other exercise bikes only focus on your legs and on the cardio side of things. However, these motion handlebars allow the Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike to give your arms and upper body a workout as well. This is something that many people who are pressed for time should be able to appreciate. It’s a really efficient way to exercise.

Another thing that we really like about the Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike is that it comes with an oversized and extra-padded seat. This will help keep your bottom comfortable and prevent it from getting sore while on your ride. Moreover, the seat is also highly adjustable in order to suit users of various sizes.

What We Don’t Like About The Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike

There are a couple of small issues that we have with the Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike, all of which need to be mentioned for your benefit.

We don’t like how the Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike cannot really be adjusted in terms of resistance. Yes, the fan can technically provide you with unlimited resistance, but this is just based on how hard you pedal, not what you set the resistance to. There is also the point that this type of air resistance is extremely noisy.

We feel as though the Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike could have a better LCD display with some exercise programs. Programs make things easier and more fun.

Alternatives To The Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike

To give you a bit of a reference point, let’s compare the Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike to some of the other high end choices out there at the moment.

LifeCORE Fitness Assault Air Bike Trainer

These two models are quite similar in the sense that they both use a fan to provide you with resistance. One big difference however is that the LifeCORE model has a much bigger fan and can therefore provide you with more resistance. Moreover, the LifeCORE model has a higher user weight capacity and is more adjustable too. Also, the LifeCORE model has a better LCD display with the option to use some programs. These are all things with the Marcy AIR-1 Fan Bike does not have. On the other hand, the Marcy is going to cost you about a quarter of what the LifeCORE model comes in at.

Sole Fitness LCB Upright Bike

Whereas the Marcy is a fan resistance bike, the Sole Fitness is a magnetic resistance bike. Both models provide you with good resistance, but the magnetic version is better in terms of adjustability, plus it is quieter too. Also, the Sole Fitness model has lots of extra features like Bluetooth and speakers, it has a USB port, and lots of workout programs. The Marcy Air-1 has none of those things. On the other hand, the Marcy model is much less expensive, in fact about one eighth as expensive as the Sole Fitness LCB. There is also the fact that the Marcy has those awesome motion handlebars for an upper body workout which the Sole Fitness model does not include.

Final Thoughts On The Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike

If you want a comprehensive, comfortable, and very affordable daily cardio workout that includes something to exercise your upper body, the Marcy Air-1 Fan Exercise Bike is a great option to look at. It does not cost all that much, yet it will still provide you with quite a comprehensive and challenging workout.

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