Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike – Review
The Exerpeutic 900XL is the exact same bike as the Exerpeutic 2000, but comes with a wider seat for more comfort. same basic bike as the Exerpueutic 4000, only lacking some resistance levels and the Bluetooth capability. So you won’t be able to use the MyCloudFitness app that is used with the 4000 model. But do you really need that anyway? 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.
This is actually the most popular recumbent bike out there.
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 900XL 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 EXTRA LARGE seat gives you the most comfortable ride.
- Heart rate monitor pulse grips
- Track your progress on the LCD screen.
- Adjustable seat Perimeter.
- Water bottle holder
- Oversized pedals (for no slip operation).
- Ergonomically-positioned handlebars.
- Front transport wheels for easy moving and storage
- Weight capacity: 325 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 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, this bike, the 900XL is the most popular bike for a reason and that reason is it is pretty middle of the road of the top picks. It has a moderate amount of programs, a good amount of resistance levels, comfortable extra large seat, can handle a little more weight that the normal 300 lbs., plus it has all the little extras like water bottle holder, over sized pedals with straps..etc. So since most people want to get “the best bang for the buck” they choose this one. You get most of what you want and the price is very low.
Like we’ve said before, our only down side to this is that it does not come with Bluetooth compatibility, which means if you want to track your progress, you have to write it down in an excel spreadsheet or something, rather than use any one of the feature rich 3rd party apps that are made to track progress. When you are not feeling like you’re making progress, but you have the data to show you are, it really helps with motivation.
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.