Exerpeutic 1000 High Capacity Magnetic Recumbent Bike – Review
The Exerpeutic 1000 is the same bike as the Exerpueutic 2000 and NOT to be confused with the Exerpeutic 1000 Workfit Desk Station (which we reviewed here), it is just an older model. We only added it because inevitably someone will ask what the difference is between the 1000 and the 2000 and you can still buy them on Amazon.com It has all the basics and everything you NEED to start getting in shape comfortably, though it doesn’t have maybe all the things you WANT.
If you’ve read the top ten recumbent bike review, then you already know the benefits of training with a recumbent bike as compared to a regular sit up straight and crank your neck bike. So let’s just focus on what the Exerpeutic 1000 has going for it.
This recumbent bike features:
- 12 preset exercise programs.
- 8 levels of resistance to match your level of fitness and challenges.
- Contoured, and cushioned seat with “breath through” technology gives you the most comfortable ride.
- Heart rate monitor pulse grips
- Track your progress on the LCD screen.
- Adjustable seat Perimeter.
- Water bottle holder
- Media shelf (to hold Ipad or similar device).
- Oversized pedals (for no slip operation).
- Ergonomically-positioned handlebars.
- Front transport wheels for easy moving and storage
- Weight capacity: 300 lbs.
Sometimes it’s better when you can see it as the features are explained:
Final word: While in our main article on recumbent bikes we make a case that virtually all of the bikes on the market seemed to be manufactured by the same company (probably in China) with small variations (the Chinese are now expert at this)… This recumbent bike, the Exerpeutic 1000 (which is the same as the 2000 model) is a basic model, it’s a very comfortable bike. It’s not our first pick… Our first pick is the Nordic Track GX 4.7 because it has almost as many features as the Schwinn 270, but is less in cost, which is rare as Nordic Track is high quality and they are typically much higher priced.
Having said that, if you are a little older, a little more out of shape, or just really value comfort, then this is probably the bike you want. Also, if you are currently in rehabilitation for some injury and they have you coming in to physical therapy and riding a recumbent bike, you could probably save yourself a trip if you wanted and only a few visits and you’ve probably paid for it.
Make sure you compare this with the Exerpeuitic 4000 so you can see if it’s worth it to you to have the MyFitnessCloud app to track your progress.