Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse is a great budget exercise bike for a home workout. It is great for smaller apartments because it can be folded for storage.
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Pro Great for small apartments
To save space this exercise bike can be easily folded for storage. When folded its dimensions are 19 x 19 x 46 in. So when you're not using it you can simply store it in a closet.
Pro Great budget option
For $130 this is a great exercise bike. It's sturdy, doesn't take up a lot of space and has a heart pulse rate monitor.
Pro Resistance can be adjusted
This bike has 8 resistance levels that can be adjusted to your needs.
Pro Easy to use control panel
The Exerpeutic is equipped with a simple and easy to use control panel with an LCD display. There's only one button on the control panel. By pressing the button you can select what workout data you want to see. Your choices are: calories burned, distance, time, speed, pulse or odometer.
Pro You can monitor your heart rate
This exercise bike has the ability to measure your pulse with grip sensors that are placed on the handlebars. Your heart rate is shown on the LCD display.
Con Not durable
The pedals are made of low-quality plastic, and are prone to breaking. The moving parts (like the flywheel) are also not very durable. For it's price, the Exerpeutic is a decent machine, but it's certainly not built to last for years.
Con Console resets at the 1000th mile
The console on the Exerpeutic will reset after you've ridden your 999.9th mile. This seems like bad planning from the manufacturers part.
Con Seat is not very comfortable
While the seat has padding, it is not contoured. The flat seat might not be comfortable for you and you might have to cover it with a towel or put a pillow on it.
Con Bad positioning of pedals
The pedals on this bike are not right under the seat, instead they are in-between the seat and handlebars. This means that there is more pressure on your back when exercising on this bike, which is not good for people with back problems.