Exerpeutic LX7 Review
The Exerpeutic LX7 offers good value for money when taking into account its range of features, construction quality, workout effectiveness and price.
The LX7, which is best suited for someone who is 5’2” to 6’2”, features a two way direct drive pedalling design which allows a user to stand up and pedal, simulating an uphill road experience. However, you can also make your workout more challenging by adjusting the resistance level via the easy dial tension adjustment knob.
The real talking point, however, is how the LX7 comes equipped with a 40 lb cast iron flywheel. This surprised us, because 40 lb flywheels are typically found on exercise bikes that retail for $500+, and the general consensus is that the heavier the flywheel the smoother the pedalling motion
The LX7’s computer monitor works as expected. So while it suffers from an inaccurate calorie counter – something that is common to all low-priced exercise equipment – it provides you with information on distance, calories burned, time, speed, as well as heart rate via the contact heart rate grips on the handlebars.
We wouldn’t say that the Exerpeutic LX7 particularly impresses us when it comes to comfort, but the comfort level is what we have come to expect from bikes that retail at this price. So while the seat isn’t overly padded, at least it can be adjusted in 4 ways – forward, backward, up and down. The handlebars are also padded with soft foam which is a nice touch, and can be adjusted upwards and downwards locking into 3 different positions. The Exerpeutic LX9, on the other hand, can offer users a more comfortable workout experience.
The Exerpeutic LX7 features floor stabilizers to level the bike on most surfaces, transport wheels for easy relocation, a water bottle holder, is backed by a 1-year warranty, and has a maximum user weight capacity of 300 lbs, although we feel that it could probably support someone who is 350 lbs.