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The Exerpeutic 900XL is a mid-level recumbent bike that gives you all the fitness benefits you would expect from a premium bike.
It’s such an inexpensive model that many users are not even willing to give it a try.
However, it's a good match for users who are looking for a budget option, a relatively lightweight bike and a frills-free model that is going to provide them with just the right amount of fitness.
But is the EXERPEUTIC 900XL right for you?
Let’s find out in our EXERPEUTIC 900XL review below.
- 1 What Makes EXERPEUTIC 900XL So Awesome?
- 2 Specifications
- 3 Unique Features that Make EXERPEUTIC 900XL Interesting
- 4 What We Liked About EXERPEUTIC 900XL
- 5 What We Didn’t Like About EXERPEUTIC 900XL
- 6 Bottomline & Verdict
What Makes EXERPEUTIC 900XL So Awesome?
One of the major benefits of the EXERPEUTIC 900XL is the step-thru design; in fact, its Exerpeutic trademark characteristic.
The user-friendly design on this model allows you to effortlessly get on and off the bike without tripping or creating an injury.
The step-thru feature is particularly ideal for seniors or those who are coming off an injury.
Ideal for Tall Users
The EXERPEUTIC 900XL is a highly adjustable bike, with the seat and the back cushions being large enough to support users of all sizes.
Now, unlike the Exerpeutic 400xl, this model can accommodate users above 6 feet and has a maximum user's height of 6'6," and so, it's easy for this bike to be shared by people of different sizes.
Though it weighs 63 pounds, this machine is quite stable.
For starters, it comes with a low center of gravity, which alongside the 22-inch stabilizers keeps you steady even in the most intense workouts.
But what is more striking with the bike is that it doesn’t require to be used on a level surface. This is because it features end caps that can be turned to balance out the unevenness in your surface.
Weight: 63 pounds
Weight Capacity: 300 pounds
Resistance: Magnetic Tension
Resistance Levels: 8 levels of resistance
Unique Features that Make EXERPEUTIC 900XL Interesting
For the price, I would say that reliability isn’t that bad.
The bike comes with a sturdy steel frame, which enhances the toughness and longevity of the bike.
Unfortunately, the other parts of the bike aren't as sturdy as the frame.
The rest of the components are designed from plastic, which I feel is quite thin, so don’t be surprised if the parts become damaged, especially if they’re not taken care of.
Nonetheless, with proper maintenance and care, this bike should provide you with a pretty lasting service.
Both the seat base and back support are well-padded for user comfort.
However, the seat is the largest flaw in this model.
Though it's quite adjustable, it proves hard making the adjustments and this particularly true if you're going to share the bike with other members.
The pedals on this model are large enough to accommodate users of various sizes.
Better yet, the manufacturer has integrated a gripped surface on the base of the pedals to promote a non-slip surface.
The manufacturer has also included foot straps on the pedal, and so, your feet can always be in place even during the intense workouts, and you’ll feel safe that your feet won’t slip out.
Unlike other exercise bikes within its class, such as the Marcy NS-716R, the EXERPEUTIC 900XL still manages to offer a heart rate function.
The hand pulse sensors on the hands provide a handy option for measuring your heart rate.
Beyond the heart rate function, the handlebars have been cushioned with rubber, which helps to enhance comfort and ease of use, even when sweating.
The resistance on the EXERPEUTIC 900XL is based on a magnetic tension that comes with up to 8 levels of resistance.
Sure, for a professional fitness enthusiast, the resistance levels are quite on the lower side. But, we’ve also to point out that the resistance levels are impressive for an entry-level exercise bike.
Generally, the EXERPEUTIC 900XL will offer enough challenge for both the beginners as well as the intermediary users.
Away from the resistance levels, the magnetic resistance results in a quiet and smooth operation.
Indeed, the magnetic resistance will allow you to participate in other activities such as watching TV or listening to your favorite tracks while still working out.
The EXERPEUTIC 900XL console is typical of what we've on most of the entry-level bikes.
It has an LCD that offers an impressive way to see all your performance metrics, including your heart rate, distance traveled, time, calories burned, and more.
What We Liked About EXERPEUTIC 900XL
- Sturdy: EXERPEUTIC 900XL might not be a heavy-duty option, but at the very least, it's quite sturdy and won't wobble even during the intense workouts. The low center of gravity, along with the leg stabilizers, helps to keep this machine quite sturdy, even during the rigorous rocking.
- Portable: While the 63 pounds on this model is quite hefty, transportation is made easier by the presence of caster wheels that will let you roll the machine with ease.
- Easy to Use: Assembly of the EXERPEUTIC 900XL is a cinch, and it doesn’t take long.
- Noiseless: The magnetic resistance offers quiet and noiseless operation. Better yet, since there's no friction involved, there's no hard-wearing on the internal componentry.
What We Didn’t Like About EXERPEUTIC 900XL
- Adjustability: As we found out, the seats on the EXERPEUTIC 900XL can be hard to adjust. While we appreciate the adjustability element, the adjusting process is not one that you’re going to love, especially if you’ve to share the bike with others.
Bottomline & Verdict
EXERPEUTIC 900XL is a solid mid-level bike, and though it doesn’t have the frills and frays of the premium bikes, it’s a great option for the beginners and intermediate users.
It's also a great option for home users who are looking for a gym-alternative and a machine that will keep them engaged and fit in the comfort of their homes.