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Marcy Foldable Exercise Bike
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/ 832 x 18 x 45250 lbs2 years limited

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marcy ns652Athletes who want to work out at home but who don’t have a lot of floor space will certainly find the Marcy Foldable Exercise Bike quite a refreshing addition to their workout routine. Indeed, with an innovative design that guarantees not to claim much floor space, this particular model can also be easily folded up to facilitate storage. Most importantly, this is one of the most affordable indoor upright bikes on the market, in spite of its numerous features.

Some of the Marcy Foldable’s features include an adjustable padded seat, and a computer display console, among various others. The bike is also recommended to beginners because it comes with basic-entry programs but, by the same token, the different resistance settings make it challenging enough for more advanced users as well. The machine is ergonomically shaped to provide an adequate workout while keeping discomfort at bay.

About the company

Since 1946, Marcy Fitness has produced a plethora of highly efficient and innovative fitness products designed for home, commercial and heavy-duty use. Acclaimed for their affordable prices and high-quality, durable products, this company manages to produce not just one but many great stationary bikes, and because of this we reviewed not just this model but also the non-foldable Mag Cycle, which is on the same price range but comes with 300 pounds of maximum capacity instead of the 250 that come with this foldable version.marcy foldable monitor

Product Specifications and Features

  • Product dimensions: 32 x 18.5 x 45.25”
  • Materials used: Foam, plastic, steel
  • Maximum user capacity: 250lbs
  • Product weight: 38lbs
  • Cycle handlebar: Ergonomic
  • Cycle resistance: Magnetic
  • Power source: Self-generating
  • Saddle: Vertically adjustable
  • Storage: Portable and Foldable
  • Resistance levels: 8

This particular bike is enhanced by a progressive magnetic resistance which can be manually adjusted through its tension knob to your own needs. This bike comes with 8 resistance levels that make for a varied enough workout, where users can warm up on the lowest setting and as they build their endurance move to the highest settings. The highest setting will certainly prove challenging enough for novice and occasional users, though more advanced athletes might not find it so.

This upright bike comes with a widescreen display console conceived to keep users on their fitness track by keeping a close eye on their progress, the console displays data such as calories burned, distance covered, training time and speed. This option will also prevent your training session from being boring since it will provide a visual reading of how far you’ve come in your exercise routine.

Ease of Use and Comfortmarcy foldable handlebars

This particular model is actually quite comfortable for such a compact bike, thus people won’t have the problem- all too common with exercise bikes- that the seat is tough and unyielding, which results in aches, burns and constant interruptions. Fortunately, though, this was not an issue with this model. Quite on the contrary, the padded seat quickly adapts to your body shape within the space of a few days, and the same goes for the wraparound, ergonomically-shaped handlebars that prevents the user’s hands from slipping during more vigorous workouts. The handlebars are also placed at the best angle to blast away tummy fat. They are also quite padded for a firmer grip.

Since the bike works through a magnetic resistant system, it provides an exceptionally smooth workout which is quiet enough to allow users to watch a movie, listen to some music or even enjoy a nice chat on the phone while they work out. There is certainly no irritating mechanical noises with this product, something which is bound to delight fans of sleek-operating machines.

As it name suggests, storage is remarkably easy with this bike: thanks to its lightweight frame, users can carry it to any room of their choice and fold it up using a simple pull-and-release knob. The folded-up apparatus takes very little space and can even be stowed under the bed until the next time you’re ready to use it.

Assembly and Parts

Because of its lightweight frame and ergonomic shape, this bike is fairly easy to assemble. Even novice users shouldn’t have a hard time putting the machine together. It comes with a detailed instructions manual containing helpful step-by-step instructions designed to facilitate this process. It also comes with all the required tools, screws, wrenches and other accessories required put the bike together. Personally, even though I’m not normally very skilled with tools, I found that it only took me about half an hour to join the different pieces together.

Downsides

A couple of downsides were reported for this product. In fact, one user claimed that one pedal came loose after just a few weeks of using the bike, but the company did issue a replacement to him. Another customer had a problem reading the display console and found that she often had to strain her neck just to keep track of her progress. A couple of other complaints were also related to the assembly process, whereby users found the instructions to be quite confusing and hard to follow. A few people had to resort to calling the aftersales team in order to facilitate this step.marcy foldable

Overall rating

All in all, we liked this model just as much as the best-seller foldable bike Exerpeutic 1200 as well as the dual-action model Body Rider Fan. Indeed, while the Marcy Foldable does have a few drawbacks to its name, it is quite a recommended investment, particularly for any person who never used a stationary bike before, or doesn’t have the extra space for a traditional model. It offers all the basic, albeit result-inducing features which can help you lose weight in just a few weeks. In fact, with stationary bikes, athletes can very easily lose between 200 to 1000 calories per hour, with the exact amount depending on the user’s weight, age and gender.

The Marcy Foldable Exercise Bike can be purchased on Amazon, and is protected by a manufacturer’s warranty of 3 years.