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72 pages

The Rotarian

1961-05

Now Many Folks Over 35 Regain Youthful Vigor This Easy, Vital "Push Button” Way Only 15 minutes a clay What Exercycle Does for You ' Makes You Feel Younger, Act Younger, Look Younger ' Aids in Weight Control Program ' Increases ...

About this book
Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.



68 pages

The Rotarian

1960-05

Now...feel a new surge of Youthful Vitality in just one week... Read how electrically-powered EXERCYCLE tones up blood circulation and helps promote: 1. Youthful Vitality e. Slimmer Figure 3. Strong, Healthier Heart 4. Good Muscle Tone 5.

About this book
Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.



106 pages

LIFE

1962-01-19

EXERCISER ^/>/> //tf exclusive new EXERCYCLE Table of Sports Equivalents ADAPTABLE : Meets any- INVIGORATING : Passing STIMULATING: Regular use COMPELLING: Your enthu- REWARDING: Better phy- one's exercise needs, man  ...

About this book
LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.


Exercise Bikes Directory

Exercycle | The Original Exercise Bike, Since 1932
The Exercycle is the original exercise bike used by tens of thousands of Americans since 1932. With the Exercycle, you can simulate the motions and benefits of a wide ...

Theracycle | Physical Therapy Equipment For Home Users
The Theracycle motorized exercise bike delivers safe, in-home exercise and physical therapy for conditions like Parkinson's, MS, Arthritis and more.

Stationary bicycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A stationary bicycle (also known as exercise bicycle, exercise bike, or exercycle) is a device with saddle, pedals, and some form of handlebars arranged as on a ...

Exercycle | Modern Mechanix
Exercycle (Sep, 1958) Remember, it’s wonderful for the aged! Exercycle – “Runs By Itself” There’s no easier way to keep fit, trim and strong!

Sole™ 'R52 Recumbent' Exercycle | Sears Canada
Work out in the comfort of your own home and pedal your way to a fitter, healthier you. This recumbent exercycle provides 20 resistance levels so you can customize ...


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  • Exerpeutic

    Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse

    Sports (Exerpeutic)

    SEATING COMFORT: Large seat cushion for people of any size, easily adjustable to fit anywhere from 5'3 inch to 6'1 inch users. HEART RATE: Hand Pulse Monitor
    WEIGHT CAPACITY: Up to 300 lbs
    Please tight the Screws/Bolts to avoid noise during pedaling.
    TENSION RESISTANCE: An 8 level Magnetic Tension control system, allows the user to adjust the tension level for an easier or more difficult workout.
    COMPACT DESIGN: Folds for storage and can moved with the included transportation wheels


  • Stamina

    Stamina 15-0125 InStride Folding Cycle

    Sports (Stamina)

    Rating (860 reviews):
    (3.7/5)
    Stamina

    Lazy me, but I use it every day

    I was looking at exercise bikes but there were a number of drawbacks. The bikes would have taken up my whole living room. They would be too heavy for me to move. And they were quite expensive, esp. the recumbent ones I liked. I saw this online and decided to give it a shot. I was expecting a flimsy piece of junk but was very pleasantly surprised. It's quite sturdy. The folding feature allows it to be stored under your couch when company comes. I read a few reviews that said these cycles make noise but I have not noticed that at all. I have also not encountered the slipping that some people mentioned. I use the cycle on a rug, not on a bare floor, which may make a difference. I have diabetes and a heart condition and it's important for me to get some exercise. This is a good choice for me. Sitting on a kitchen chair proved uncomfortable due to the fact that I am short. I found a living room chair that was just the right height. So far, I have used it every day. It's... 5/5 D. Abbott (MA USA) - See all my reviews, July 18, 2011

    you get what you pay for

    3/5 Mr. Rajesh Dhanwada (Austin, TX) - See all my reviews, October 8, 2009

    Provides an incredible workout in comfort - when not slipping

    My plan was to buy a folding exercise bicycle online for $119.00 this week. Jogging in place was hurting my knees and I needed to change what I did for cardio. But I went to a second-hand store just to look and happened upon this folding cycle. I was impressed with the way it was made -- very high quality and sturdy. I liked the way you could adjust your feet in the pedals with the straps. So, for $8 I bought it. Looks new. Mine doesn't have a timer or whatever. But I use my sports-watch. Didn't even know it came with one until I looked at the above description. It's not necessary.Brought it home and did my P.A.C.E. workout with it. Wow! My heart rate got higher than running in place. The workout was incredible. And, much to my delight, my knees were perfectly... 3/5 Susanna Hutcheson (Midwest U.S.A.) - See all my reviews, May 2, 2011
    Battery-operated electronic monitor times your workout
    Sturdy nonslip rubber feet; sturdy foot straps for stability
    Convenient tension control offers several resistance levels
    Portable folding exercise bike that sits on a tabletop or on the floor
    Measures 19 x 15.25 x 12.25 inches (W x H x D); 90-day warranty


  • Drive Medical

    Drive Medical Deluxe Folding Exercise Peddler with Electronic Display , Black Model # RTL10273

    Health and Beauty (Drive Medical)

    Foldable design makes this peddler portable and easy to store
    Folded Dimensions: 12.5" x 14.7" x 6.5"
    Resistance can be easily adjusted with tension screw
    Four anti-slip rubber pads prevent sliding and protect surfaces
    Five function display indicates exercise time, revolution count, revolutions per minute (rpm) and calories burned; also includes scan feature for all values


  • Paradigm Health & Wellness Inc.  -- DROPSHIP

    Exerpeutic GOLD 500 XLS Foldable Magnetic Upright Bike

    Sports (Paradigm Health & Wellness Inc. -- DROPSHIP)
    List Price: $199.00

    Folds to 1/2 the size, so it is uniquely compact; Folded Dimensions: 26.4" L X 24.8" W X 57.5" H
    Large comfortable seat cushion for people of any size, and easily adjustable to fit 5'1" to 6'5" user heights
    An easy to read large computer LCD display that indicates calories burned, distance, time, speed, scan, pulse and odometer.Please refer user manual attached below for instructions and troubleshooting steps.
    An 8 level Magnetic Tension control system for an easier or more challenging workout.
    Heavy Duty and High Durability steel frame construction with up to 400 lbs weight capacity. 20% more steel than the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike for more maximum performance.


  • Drive Medical

    Drive Medical Pedal Exerciser with Attractive Silver Vein Finish, Silver Vein (Knock down)

    Health and Beauty (Drive Medical)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (3.6/5)
    Drive Medical

    excellent for low impact exercise - and even for good cardio if needed

    5/5 playmakerno10 (baltimore md usa) - See all my reviews I have had this little pedaller for over a year now and wanted to make a second review.I originally got this for my mom because she has some heart issues, after years of high blood pressure and diabetes. It will go only as fast as you pedal so she likes how she can take it slow while watching tv, to improve circulation in her legs.However, if you are a young healthy person looking for a cardio workout in confined space / on the cheap, this is also very effective. Although of course not as effective at burning calories as running outside, if this is what you have to work with, it's doable.As a note, if you are using this for serious cardio (30+ minutes), I highly suggest buying some ankle weights (3-5 lbs per leg) and wearing them while you pedal - it makes it around twice as hard and is very effective. I bought some weights on amazon with the free shipping option for less than ten dollars. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 20, 2009

    Great exercise choice for sedentary or obese people

    5/5 N. Nkenge (New York) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) I was inspired to purchase a pedal exerciser because of the savings it offers from the more costly stationary bike and because it is a viable fitness option for people like me who are sedentary and obese. I have been using my pedals since they day they arrived by mail and love the fact that they come fully assembled, are cost-effective and compact enough to store without dedicated storage space. There are no excuses to everyday movement with this in your household! It is worth the investment and combined with the use of free weights, provides a full body workout experience. The only drawback is that it should not be touched-moved immediately following a workout because it does generate extreme heat and it also shifts around too much to be used on hardwood floors so it is most conducive to the carpeted areas of your home. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 22, 2009

    Excellent Reconditioning for Everyone

    I am a licensed physical therapist asst and I purchased 10 on these bikes at a very affordable cost. I went to many websites, even E-bayand could not get this item for less that $27.00; I haggled and haggledwith this guy and he simply would not work with me. Then I went to Amazon.com and there she was! This bike has adjustable resistance to strengthen both arms and legs; it is great for endurance traning andfor gaining AROM post knee surgery(PROVIDED MD ENDORSES IT). Personally,I purchased in bulk for my patients upon Discharge from therapy. I didnot want to pull out unless I was sure they were able to maintain or increase the progress they had made. It is an excellent investment foranyone; you can put it on the floor for legs or on table for arms and youcan pedal away while you watch your favorite TV programs, work a crossword puzzle, knit, or whatever is your "thing". Because Medicare will not pay for it and I assure you the cost out of... 5/5 Margaret Daum - See all my reviews I am a licensed physical therapist asst and I purchased 10 on these bikes at a very affordable cost. I went to many websites, even E-bayand could not get this item for less that $27.00; I haggled and haggledwith this guy and he simply would not work with me. Then I went to Amazon.com and there she was! This bike has adjustable resistance to strengthen both arms and legs; it is great for endurance traning andfor gaining AROM post knee surgery(PROVIDED MD ENDORSES IT). Personally,I purchased in bulk for my patients upon Discharge from therapy. I didnot want to pull out unless I was sure they were able to maintain or increase the progress they had made. It is an excellent investment foranyone; you can put it on the floor for legs or on table for arms and youcan pedal away while you watch your favorite TV programs, work a crossword puzzle, knit, or whatever is your "thing". Because Medicare will not pay for it and I assure you the cost out of... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 26, 2009
    Four anti-slip rubber pads prevent sliding and protect floor
    Product Dimensions: 16.93"(L) x 7.01"(W) x 12.2"(H)
    Compact for storage and transport
    Tension is easily adjusted with tension screw
    Safe and gentle form of low-impact exercise helps stimulate circulation, and tones leg and arm muscles


  • Marcy

    Marcy Recumbent Mag Cycle

    Sports (Marcy)
    List Price: $199.99
    Price: $130.76
    You Save: $69.23 (35%)

    Counterbalanced pedals with adjustable foot straps; built-in transport wheels
    Easy-to-adjust tension-tightening knob for different fitness levels
    Large console display tracks speed, distance, time, and calories
    Recumbent exercise bike with 8 levels of preset resistance
    Measures 55 x 40 x 25 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 66 pounds


  • Exerpeutic

    Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike

    Sports (Exerpeutic)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Exerpeutic

    One heck of a quiet workout!

    As an apartment dweller I was so pleased to find this (thanks Sky Mall magazine for the idea, but bigger thanks to Amazon for having it at a great price with super saver shipping too). To be honest I was skeptical as to how sturdy this product would be and as to how much of a workout it would give. I have not been disappointed at all and in fact more pleased than I thought I'd be.It was easy to assemble, but must say that the instruction manual gives WAY too many diagrams of parts, etc. that aren't needed to assemble it and makes it look more intimidating to assemble than it really is. It comes with a wrench and Phillips head screwdriver/Allen wrench and that's all you'll need. It took me about 45 minutes to assemble, but had the instructions been simpler it would have been more like 30 minutes. I keep the tools handy and check the assembly points from time to time and give it a little snugging up, but it's not as if the bolts are really loose. It's just me being a... 5/5 K. Hyde (USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike (Sports) As an apartment dweller I was so pleased to find this (thanks Sky Mall magazine for the idea, but bigger thanks to Amazon for having it at a great price with super saver shipping too). To be honest I was skeptical as to how sturdy this product would be and as to how much of a workout it would give. I have not been disappointed at all and in fact more pleased than I thought I'd be.It was easy to assemble, but must say that the instruction manual gives WAY too many diagrams of parts, etc. that aren't needed to assemble it and makes it look more intimidating to assemble than it really is. It comes with a wrench and Phillips head screwdriver/Allen wrench and that's all you'll need. It took me about 45 minutes to assemble, but had the instructions been simpler it would have been more like 30 minutes. I keep the tools handy and check the assembly points from time to time and give it a little snugging up, but it's not as if the bolts are really loose. It's just me being a... Read more, October 22, 2011

    Good Product, Questionable Build Quality...

    I have used this for a couple of days now and I believe there wont be any more surprises.Pros:Functions great - is a great exercise bike, without the front handle bar i can watch TV, play a game, or use a tray table to use a laptop.Quiet - i can use this right next to the wife while watching TV, its practically silent.Small - Folds into smallest footprint I've seen on a bike.Sturdy - pieces went together firmly and the whole thing feels stout (I am 245lbs and it doesn't feel flimsy under me)Cons:Material quality - while everything went together well, and the frame is well made, the plastic housing on the gearbox came cracked in a few spots and the back has stitching coming loose.Awkward moving - When folded up, it can be a bit awkward to move around.On the whole I am pleased with the unit, and it would get a perfect score if not for the minor blemishes in the cheap parts. Time will tell if anything... 3/5 Dave - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike (Sports) I have used this for a couple of days now and I believe there wont be any more surprises.Pros:Functions great - is a great exercise bike, without the front handle bar i can watch TV, play a game, or use a tray table to use a laptop.Quiet - i can use this right next to the wife while watching TV, its practically silent.Small - Folds into smallest footprint I've seen on a bike.Sturdy - pieces went together firmly and the whole thing feels stout (I am 245lbs and it doesn't feel flimsy under me)Cons:Material quality - while everything went together well, and the frame is well made, the plastic housing on the gearbox came cracked in a few spots and the back has stitching coming loose.Awkward moving - When folded up, it can be a bit awkward to move around.On the whole I am pleased with the unit, and it would get a perfect score if not for the minor blemishes in the cheap parts. Time will tell if anything... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 4, 2011

    Tall people please read; also use with standing desk

    This is a pretty good recumbent exercise bike, but...It is advertised for people up to 6' 2". That is my height and it is much too small for me. FYI I have a 32" inseam. Beware if you are over 6'.Like other reviewers' bikes, mine came with a damaged decorative plastic cowl. In fact, the flywheel initially rubbed noisily against the transparent part. Thanks to other reviewers who mentioned this could be adjusted by hand. After doing adjusting the transparent cowl, the gray plastic housing would not hold together (a stripped screw perhaps). The manufacturer or Amazon probably would have sent new parts, but I didn't want the hassle and just used heavy tape to hold it together. Looks fine.Because of the above, I would have sent it back but I didn't want to face the disassembly and attempting to repack it in the box. Probably a couple of hours of work to return it on top of the time invested already.Fortunately, another reviewer (Robert... 3/5 John - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike (Sports) This is a pretty good recumbent exercise bike, but...It is advertised for people up to 6' 2". That is my height and it is much too small for me. FYI I have a 32" inseam. Beware if you are over 6'.Like other reviewers' bikes, mine came with a damaged decorative plastic cowl. In fact, the flywheel initially rubbed noisily against the transparent part. Thanks to other reviewers who mentioned this could be adjusted by hand. After doing adjusting the transparent cowl, the gray plastic housing would not hold together (a stripped screw perhaps). The manufacturer or Amazon probably would have sent new parts, but I didn't want the hassle and just used heavy tape to hold it together. Looks fine.Because of the above, I would have sent it back but I didn't want to face the disassembly and attempting to repack it in the box. Probably a couple of hours of work to return it on top of the time invested already.Fortunately, another reviewer (Robert... Read more, January 26, 2013
    List Price: $189.00
    Supports up to 300 pounds; measures 19 x 46 x 33 inches (W x H x D)
    Easy-to-read LCD display tracks your distance, calories, time, speed, and heart rate
    Semi-recumbent design for easy entry and exit; large seat cushion and backrest
    Foldable recumbent exercise bike with quiet V-belt double-drive transmission system
    Precision-balanced flywheel; 8-level adjustable magnetic tension control system


  • Wagan

    Wagan EL2773 Mini Cycle

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Wagan)

    Requires 1 AAA battery (included)
    Burn calories and improve circulation
    Digital multi-function computer display tracks time, distance, count, cycles per minute and calories
    Fun and easy way to exercise your legs and arms anywhere
    Use while you sit at your office desk at work or while you watch television at home


  • Exerpeutic

    Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike with Pulse

    Sports (Exerpeutic)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Exerpeutic

    A Good Bike

    Updated Jan23, 2016.Still like this bike. Just noticed the comments asking for the table info. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VWJZ8SOriginal postI got this bike a month ago. So far I like it. Here are something I'd like to share. It might help you decide which one to buy.1. The seat is not comfortable enough for me to stay on the bike for 40 minutes. I put a pillow on the seat and it solved the problem (see the image I uploaded).2. Adjustable Seat: Not sure if I did it wrong, it's adjustable but after adjustment, you have to tighten the screw. It's not like the adjustable ones in the gym that you can adjust whenever you want. I'm OK with it since I'm the only person who use it.3. Assembly: Easy enough. I assembled it by myself. No difficulties.4. It's quiet and resistant is good. Easy to adjust.5. I work at home more than 40 hours a week. Plus driving kids to all kinds of... 4/5 Michelle (IL, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike with Pulse (Sports) Updated Jan23, 2016.Still like this bike. Just noticed the comments asking for the table info. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VWJZ8SOriginal postI got this bike a month ago. So far I like it. Here are something I'd like to share. It might help you decide which one to buy.1. The seat is not comfortable enough for me to stay on the bike for 40 minutes. I put a pillow on the seat and it solved the problem (see the image I uploaded).2. Adjustable Seat: Not sure if I did it wrong, it's adjustable but after adjustment, you have to tighten the screw. It's not like the adjustable ones in the gym that you can adjust whenever you want. I'm OK with it since I'm the only person who use it.3. Assembly: Easy enough. I assembled it by myself. No difficulties.4. It's quiet and resistant is good. Easy to adjust.5. I work at home more than 40 hours a week. Plus driving kids to all kinds of... Read more, May 11, 2013

    Solidly Built !!! Great performance!!! w/UPDATED Reviews

    TO SEE ALL OF THE LATEST UP-TO-DATE REVIEWS (THRU 1/4/2014), BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE "READ MORE..." LINK BELOW. :)Greetings!!!I spent a lot of time reviewing many machines and watching videos and I finally decided on this one.I have been riding recumbent bikes for 8 years and I have owned ones with lots of bells and whistles,and just simple manual machines for setting your own loads for intensive training.I just finished putting this together and it is a great performer. It has a very solid frame and themagnetic resistance load goes from very light to extreme load. It will challenge anyone wishing fora hard workout. The computer has the basics for letting you know distance, speed, elapssed time, caloriesburned (approx. only), etc. If you are not looking for programmed routines and just want a goodmanual riding machine, you will not be disapointed. I was very surprised at the solidness of this bike.It is also very quiet... 5/5 Jamie Sebenius (kansas) - See all my reviews, July 13, 2012

    A fantastic exercise bike for a quality price!

    I am in the middle of a diet and exercise program, and have been aching to get a recumbent exercise bike since the beginning. I am keeping a blog about my weight loss and mentioned it several times. My parents took note of it and purchased this for me for Christmas 2011. I was real excited when I got it home and put it together.It assembled real well; it's straight-forward enough that for the most part you don't even really need directions. I used them anyway, though just for posterity's sake. It took about an hour and a half, maybe two hours to do by myself, and would've been quicker if I had been a bit more organized (half of that time was spent trying to find my tools again after moving to the next part).It's very quiet, and the tension settings are easily adjustable. The seat is fairly comfortable, and as long as you have the adjusters tightened correctly it makes no noise as you ride.The display is fairly simple; it displays the current... 5/5 Jack J. Parks Jr. (looking in your window) - See all my reviews, January 2, 2012
    Large, easy-to-read LCD display indicates distance, calories burned, time, speed, and heart rate information
    Includes limited three-year manufacturer's warranty
    Eight-level Magnetic Tension Control System allows you to customize your ride and challenge yourself over time
    Measures 22 by 34 by 54 inches (W x H x D) with 63-pound weight and 300-pound maximum user weight
    Recumbent stationary bike offers challenging cardiovascular workout while minimizing stress on your joints and back


  • Marcy

    Marcy Upright Mag Bike

    Sports (Marcy)

    Rating (864 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Marcy

    All Good

    Bought this item via Amazon over other retailers because of the free shipping (delivered very quickly by Fed-Ex). Took a while to put together, and the tension chord was a complete bitch, but I broke out my trusty wrench and got it in place. This bike is very sturdy, and I tightened the piss out of the nuts and bolts so it would be. I can see where the base legs and seat may wobble if the bolts are not tight, so be vigilant about that. Had to get used to the smooth, noiseless ride, and the higher tension settings will get smoother as I get more used to it. The lower settings are very smooth and effortless. The plastic case was intact, no bolts were missing, all was good, and the bike fits into a convenient spot in my apartment and takes up little space. As a cardio exerciser, it works well, and after 15 minutes of use I was sweating like, well, like a fat guy on a bike. After 30 minutes I could barely walk, but, again, that's due to me, not the bike. The seat really does hurt the... 5/5 BJM (Grand Island, NE United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Marcy Upright Mag Bike (Sports) Bought this item via Amazon over other retailers because of the free shipping (delivered very quickly by Fed-Ex). Took a while to put together, and the tension chord was a complete bitch, but I broke out my trusty wrench and got it in place. This bike is very sturdy, and I tightened the piss out of the nuts and bolts so it would be. I can see where the base legs and seat may wobble if the bolts are not tight, so be vigilant about that. Had to get used to the smooth, noiseless ride, and the higher tension settings will get smoother as I get more used to it. The lower settings are very smooth and effortless. The plastic case was intact, no bolts were missing, all was good, and the bike fits into a convenient spot in my apartment and takes up little space. As a cardio exerciser, it works well, and after 15 minutes of use I was sweating like, well, like a fat guy on a bike. After 30 minutes I could barely walk, but, again, that's due to me, not the bike. The seat really does hurt the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 15, 2010

    Good moderate-exertion women's bike

    I ride a real bicycle 3-4 times a week. I have very muscular legs and can easily ride 20+ miles over the course of the day.I bought this exercise bike so I can stay fit without having to go out in the nasty weather (snow, rain, and ice.)Assembly: Straightforward and fairly easy. But, the plastic body of the bike is cracked on one side. I'm ticked off about that, but it doesn't affect the bike's function.Seat: There is nothing wrong with this seat. I don't know why so many users have complained; I'm guessing they are not frequent bike riders and are looking for an easy way to get fit. Virtually any bike seat is uncomfortable if you aren't used to riding a bike. As for me, after riding this bike for an hour I have no butt discomfort. I attribute this to my regular bike usage. For newbies, I estimate it will take a week or so to become accustomed to sitting on a bike seat.Exertion: The highest setting is not difficult to pedal. Maybe this... 4/5 The Doc - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Marcy Upright Mag Bike (Sports) I ride a real bicycle 3-4 times a week. I have very muscular legs and can easily ride 20+ miles over the course of the day.I bought this exercise bike so I can stay fit without having to go out in the nasty weather (snow, rain, and ice.)Assembly: Straightforward and fairly easy. But, the plastic body of the bike is cracked on one side. I'm ticked off about that, but it doesn't affect the bike's function.Seat: There is nothing wrong with this seat. I don't know why so many users have complained; I'm guessing they are not frequent bike riders and are looking for an easy way to get fit. Virtually any bike seat is uncomfortable if you aren't used to riding a bike. As for me, after riding this bike for an hour I have no butt discomfort. I attribute this to my regular bike usage. For newbies, I estimate it will take a week or so to become accustomed to sitting on a bike seat.Exertion: The highest setting is not difficult to pedal. Maybe this... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 5, 2011

    Excellent, with a caveat (updated 12/2013)

    I researched pretty thoroughly before buying and for the $ this was exactly what I was looking for - a combo of simplicity and quality. I knew I wouldn't be compelled to use it if it felt shoddy, but it is quiet and sturdy.Some of the issues brought up by other reviewers were concerning- difficult for one person to put together, poor resistance, hard seat, etc. and here's what I've found:Assembly: The tension cable was a bit tricky to set up until I found that if you turn the resistance dial on the front post towards 8- it will give you more length to work with. It was so much easier to assemble after that. Don't fret if it seems like it may be too loose- dial back to shorten to easily place into the housing. Overall, even with adjusting it, it took me about 30-40 minutes to put together.Resistance: When I first started riding I was almost at the max resistance, and I'm no athlete, so I knew something had to be adjustable or it was bad goods. The... 5/5 S. Jones - See all my reviews, October 8, 2011
    Large console display tracks time, distance, speed, and calories burned
    Measures 31.5 x 48.75 x 18 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 43 pounds
    Counterbalanced pedals with adjustable foot straps; transport wheels
    8 levels of preset resistance accommodates several fitness levels
    Upright exercise bike with smooth magnetic resistance system


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