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Marcy NS-716R Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike

Bike NameNumber of programsResistanceMaximum user weightWarranty
Marcy NS-716R
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/ 8300 lbs-1 year limited

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If you’re on a limited budget, the Marcy NS-716R Magnetic Resistance is certainly going to suit your price range since it only costs between $100 and $200. While it may be on the cheaper side, this recumbent bike does not compromise on quality and is packed with all sorts of features that are bound to enhance your weight loss or fitness journey. Boasting of a compact design, this machine also has the added advantage of being exceptionally easy to use, even if you’re just a budding cyclist.

With this particular model, you will be able to train in all comfort, with very little to no risk of injury. In fact, this particular machine can easily help you lose up to 1000 calories in just one hour, with the exact amount depending on several factors like your gender, age and overall fitness levels. Ideal for athletes of various fitness levels, the Marcy NS-716R can last for quite a few decades, provided that it’s properly cared for. More importantly, it will help you avoid numerous medical conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disorders and the likes.

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Comfort Level

Of course, it goes without saying that the comfort level is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing your recumbent bike. Unfortunately, budget-friendly machines often tend to be on the uncomfortable side which can result in a serious lack of motivation while encouraging you to skip your training session. However, this particular model is reputed for being exceptionally comfortable: the seat, for example, can easily be moved back and forth, allowing you to find the best cycling position according to your height. The seat is also padded, guaranteeing comfort during the entire duration of your exercise session. Alternatively, athletes can use this feature to adjust their stride length which can add extra challenges to their pedaling motions. This also prevents saddle soreness and aches after your workout.

In fact, because of its high level of comfort, this model is often recommended to elderly or mildly disabled individuals. For the same reason, it’s also used in rehabilitation for light injuries. The handles are also thickly padded with foam to provide users with a very firm grip, even if your fingers get sweaty. The hand grips also come with cushions designed to contour your boy and prevent conditions like slipped discs or lower back strains.

The pedals are wide enough to fit larger shoe sizes and are equipped with wide straps that undoubtedly offer a secure grip. The seat also comes with an ergonomically-contoured and padded backrest that offers a much more comfortable riding position, especially for elderly people who suffer from arthritis.

Features and Specifications

The Marcy NS-716R boasts of a magnetic resistance, which is often acclaimed as being among the smoothest and most efficient on the market. Users will actually be able to select between no less than eight resistance levels until they find the resistance that best matches their metabolism and stamina. By this token, the bike will help you build up your core and muscular strength, hence allowing you to gradually elongate the duration of your exercise session, which allows you to burn more calories.

This recumbent bike features a user-friendly display screen that can come in quite useful to athletes who want to track their fitness data. These include- but are not limited to- the number of calories burned, distance covered, workout time and pulse. This console only requires 2 AA batteries which once again facilitates ease of use.

marcy ns-716r monitorThis machine also comes with the following specifications:

  • Machine dimensions: 52 x 25 x 38 inches
  • Machine weight: 56 pounds
  • Preset programs: No
  • Water Bottle Holder: No
  • Control panel: Battery-operated
  • Pedals: Standard with straps

Ease of Use

This machine’s basic and compact design makes it extremely easy to operate. Since it does not come with any preset programs, it’s simple enough for beginners. Contrary to popular belief, however, this model can also be enjoyed by more advanced users since it also includes varying levels of resistance. Best of all, this bike even boasts of a step-through frame design that will largely facilitate exiting and entering the machine- a feature that is bound to come in handy to older, obese or mildly disabled users.

Assembly and Parts

The Marcy NS-716R arrives partially assembled, which means that you’ll need to manually join some parts together. Therefore, customers will mainly have to attach the display screen, pedals, seat and armrest to the main frame. This step is fortunately quite easy since it comes with a fully illustrated and detailed instructions booklet. Most users found the manual to be quite easy to understand, which resulted in a shorter assembly time of around thirty to forty-five minutes. Customers will be glad to learn that the boxed packaging also comes with several types of tools to help you with this step. These usually include Allen keys, screwdrivers, knobs, bolts, screws and other similar accessories.

Drawbacks

Very few drawbacks were reported for this bike, particularly due to its solid built and extended range of features. A couple of more advanced customers deplored the lack of preset programs. One customer reported that he was unsatisfied with the eight levels of resistance because they were not challenging enough for him. This drawback, however, was not reported by other customers and can be considered as an isolated case.

Overall

With the basic 8 levels of resistance and an impressive 300 pounds of maximum capacity, this model is a good alternative to the popular models Exerpeutic 400XL and Marcy Recumbent Bike. Overall, the Marcy NS-716R easily couples comfort with efficiency. Sturdy enough to sustain wear and tear, it will undoubtedly help you attain your weight loss goals while allowing you to embrace a fitter quality of life. The lower portion of the frame is even equipped with a series of transport wheel, guaranteeing easy mobility while allowing you to work out in any room of the house. The Marcy NS-716R Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike is protected by a limited one year warranty.