Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike Review

A great recumbent bike option to go with, in terms of price and function, it is more or less right in the middle of the mid-range recumbent bike options. It is not a very fancy or big recumbent bike, but it does the trick just fine and is by no means a bad recumbent bike. This model is ideal for beginner and moderate cardio exercise and can definitely provide you with a decent challenge.

Overview

If you would like to find out a little bit more about the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike, you can watch the little presentation video below.

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Main Features

While the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike does not have all that many features, the ones that it does have are definitely worth mentioning.

  • Has a step through frame
  • Features a 300-pound user weight capacity
  • Has stabilizers for less wobbling
  • 8 levels of magnetic resistance
  • Resistance is dial/knob controlled
  • Has a quiet crank system
  • Has large oversized seats
  • Seat is easily adjusted
  • Convenient large pedals with straps
  • Basic LCD display
  • Transportation wheels
  • Comes with a PVC floor mat

Dimensions & Weight

When it comes to the size and weight of the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike, it is not overly large or heavy. It is not as light as some entry level recumbent bikes, but not as big as some high end models. There is more than one reason why these are called mid-range options! Anyway, the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike is not exactly a space saver, but you aren’t going to need a whole separate room for it either.

  • Length: 54 inches
  • Width: 22 inches
  • Height: 34 inches
  • Weight: 63 pounds

Warranty

The Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike comes with a 3-year limited warranty, which is ok but not spectacular.

Assembly

The assembly process for the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike is easy enough. Since it does not weigh too much and is not too large, you can do it by yourself just fine. Everything you need for assembly is included, plus the instructions are easy enough to follow. You should be able to assemble the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike by yourself in about 1 hour. You can always choose to get in-home expert assembly for an additional fee. Here are the assembly instructions for this particular model.

What We Like About The Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike

There are a few things that we do really like about the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike, so let’s go over those in some detail.

We like how the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike comes with an adjustable seat. The seat is quite well-padded for comfort, plus it has been ergonomically designed to fit your body just right. It has more than adequate back and bottom support. The seat is also adjustable in height to suit users of various sizes. Moreover, in terms of comfort and safety, the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike has large oversized pedals with good grip and safety straps. All in all, this is a fairly comfortable recumbent bike to use.

Another thing that we like about the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike is that it comes with 8 levels of magnetic resistance. We can’t stress enough how much we like magnetic resistance. It is the smoothest and quietest of all resistance types, so you get a constant level of resistance, plus you can even watch TV on the side if you choose. On a side note, the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike also features a smooth crank system for a smooth and quiet ride. The 8 levels of resistance are ideal for beginners and people of moderate fitness levels. The level of resistance can be easily adjusted using the resistance adjustment dial.

The next thing that we like about the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike is that it features a step through frame design. This makes this recumbent bike easy to mount and dismount. Also, in terms of the frame, the 300-pound weight capacity it has is quite impressive. Moreover, the levelers help to keep the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike stable and in place.

We do like the simple yet effective computer display of the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike. It is a large and easy to read high-quality LCD display. It can keep track of things such as speed, distance, time, RPM, and calories burned. There is also a touch activated heart rate monitor on the handlebars. Your heart rate is then displayed on screen so you can keep accurate track of your cardiovascular output.

What We Don’t Like About The Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike

There are a couple of bones to pick with the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike, so let’s do that right now.

To be quite honest, for the price that the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike comes in at, we would like to see a few more resistance levels and workout programs. The programs (none) and resistance available on this model are not ideal for advanced users.

We would like this model to come with some more extras like water bottle holders, speakers, fans, and other such things. Simply put, while this is a durable and reliable recumbent bike, it is a little pricey for what it is.

Alternatives To The Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike

To give you a bit of a reference point when making your purchase, let’s look at some of the alternatives to the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike.

Universal R20 Recumbent Bike

In all reality, this model is just as good as the Exerpeutic 900XL, but it does not cost nearly as much. Yes, the Exerpeutic has a slightly higher weight limit, but that is about it. Both of these models have 8 levels of resistance, which is ok, but the Exerpeutic does not have any workout programs, whereas the Universal R20 has 7 programs. Both models have a decent seat which is adjustable, plus fairly good pedals too, but the Universal R20 does have some more extra features like a water bottle holder.

Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike

This model makes for another really good alternative to the Exerpeutic 900XL. It is our top rated mid-range recumbent bike at this time. It has a full 20 levels of resistance as well as 22 programs, which is way more than the Exerpeutic boasts. Both of these bikes have adjustable seats and nice pedals, which is a bonus. However, in terms of frame quality, functionality, and durability, the Schwinn 230 is substantially better, but it does also cost more than $100 more than the Exerpeutic 900XL Recumbent Bike. You might spend a little more on the Schwinn, but it is much better suited for advanced users than the Exerpeutic 900XL.

Final Thoughts On The Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike

The Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike is a fine bike no doubt, but it does have some drawbacks. It is a great model for basic cardio routines and for people of beginner and moderate fitness levels. It has a decent amount of resistance, it is durable, and comfortable to use as well. However, if you are of an advanced fitness level, this model will probably not do for you.

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