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Marcy Recumbent Mag Cycle

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Marcy Recumbent Mag Cycle

Marcy Recumbent Mag Cycle

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/8 levels300 lbs2 years limited

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Getting back in shape at home has never been easier. Forget buying jogging gear, gym memberships, and running shoes. Don’t worry about chilly autumn weather and freezing winter weather anymore. You can do all the cardio your body needs to stay fit indoors – in the safety, warmth, and comfort of home.

The Marcy Recumbent Mag Cycle is the perfect option for getting your much-needed cardio. As one of the most affordable recumbent bikes in the market, this model is certainly within everyone’s reach. In addition, if you compare it to the cost of a gym membership (approximately $360/yr.), with this model you will actually be saving quite a bit of money!

Marcy is one of the largest UK fitness equipment manufacturers which has been present on the market since 1946. Contrary to exercise bikes that are not only hard to use but come with small chairs, the Mag Cycle provides you with an irreplaceably comfortable chair which prioritizes the cycling experience while ensuring your back remains in a favorable position. This way the machine helps you focus on your cardiovascular system entirely, thus elevating your strength.

Ease of Use and Comfort

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The Mag Cycle is a surprisingly comfortable recumbent bike for such an affordable price. Indeed, its thickly padded seat and seat back offer a great deal of comfort, and to make things even better, are completely adjustable! This means that even if you’re as short as 5 feet tall you can still use it comfortably. Additionally, its step thru design combined with its perfectly positioned handle bars make for an easy and safe getting on and off.

What we really liked about this model is that it comes with counterbalanced pedals, which means that you can either pedal onwards or backwards without losing any resistance, thus you can exercise different muscles of your legs without any further adjustment!

This bike is also extremely easy to use, as it is pretty basic, so even novice and elderly users will be able to handle it and get their workouts done on their own.

To summarize, this model was meant to be comfortable, to have easy mounting and dismounting, and to have uncomplicated and straightforward computer display readouts. The resistance can also be changed easily by adjusting the tension-tightening knob. There is nothing overly complicated or techy about this machine.

Features and Specifications

  • Product Dimensions: 55 x 40 x 25”
  • Product Weight: 66lbs
  • Maximum Capacity: 300lbs
  • Resistance Levels: 8

The Mag Cycle is a very basic recumbent bike that, due to its extremely affordable price, doesn’t include a lot of features, though it comes with the necessary ones to make for an effective and enjoyable workout.

This model comes with 8 levels of magnetic resistance, which can be easily adjusted through its tension-tightening knob whenever you want to change the resistance. Whether you’re in the mood for a light workout before breakfast or you have a rigorous workout routine that requires you to push the limit, this bike can accommodate you.

Any member of your household can use it – from your athletic son to your elderly father, since a simple adjustment of the tension-tightening knob will help you match the workout to your fitness level. However, it doesn’t come with any pre-programed workout; you will have to customize your exercise to particular fitness goals.lcd

The oversized console is easy to read and handle and displays fitness data such as calories, time, distance, and speed, that you can either alternate every few seconds or fix to your preference. Unfortunately though, this model doesn’t include a heart rate monitor.

This is a very light bike which means that in combination with the built-in mobility wheels, you’ll never experience trouble or need any help when you decide to move it somewhere else, which is quite convenient.

Besides its great price, another outstanding feature about this recumbent bike is that it is absolutely quiet while in operation, so you’ll be able to use it without disturbing the rest of your family, or enjoy of a good movie or book while working out. It’s also convenient for mothers that want to exercise while their children are resting. People living in apartments (especially ones with roommates) need to have this. And last, shift workers who work a variety of hours will be able to stay in shape without having to awake their family as they go about their exercise.

Assembly and Parts

Assembly is required, but even a novice will be able to carry it out. The whole bike can be assembled in less than 20 minutes with cheap wrenches. You will want to go out and purchase two AA batteries for the computer, though. There are no AA batteries included in the product package.

Drawbacks

There are some disadvantages worth mentioning about the Mag Cycle, depending on how you look at it. However, although there is not a single major issue worth pointing out with this model, some users have regretted the fact that it doesn’t include a heart rate monitoring option, though this is justified by being such an affordable model. Additionally, the more advanced users might want some additional features, in which case they should look for advanced models such as the Schwinn 230 and 270.

Overall

To conclude, we were pleasantly surprised by the Marcy Recumbent Mag Cycle performance for such an affordable price. Its 8 levels of magnetic resistance proved to be challenging enough even for intense exercise sessions. Best of all, its 300 pounds of maximum capacity are remarkable for such an affordable model, and certainly more than what similarly priced models Phoenix 99608 and the Sunny Recumbent Bike have to offer.

Even better, this model offered an outstanding comfort level, which at the end is the whole point of using a recumbent bike. Indeed, people suffering from joint pains or going through a rehabilitation process will be able to use this bike without having to worry for further strains.

Lastly, being virtually silent, the Mag Cycle is a great stationary bike that will allow you to workout while enjoying your favorite TV program.