The Marcy Me 709 Recumbent Exercise bike is a well built and budget friendly exercise bike that is built for a wide variety of users. There is also a back to provide back support to make using this bike more comfortable. This bike comes with an easy to mount step through design, and a larger comfortable seat that can be moved forward and backward to accommodate people of varying leg lengths. The quick release seat knob makes adjusting the seat simple and easy. This bike also comes with adjustable handles and foot pedal straps to help keep your feet on the pedals.
The bike features variable resistance levels, and the bike is solid enough built to accommodate a higher users weight than most exercise bikes. There is a large display console that takes two AA batteries.
At first glance, the 2 year warranty does not appear to be incredibly long, but when you consider the price of this machine, the length of the warranty is actually reasonable and longer than than many other pieces of exercise equipment.
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The Marcy 709 recumbent bike comes with 8 preset levels of resistance. There is adjustable tension knob that allows you to easily dial in the level of resistance you want.
User Height Variations
This exercise bike is designed for people who are between 5 feet and those slightly over 6 feet, making this bike able to accommodate a large variety of people.
This exercise bike does not come with any dedicated programs of any type. However, you may be able to find programs on the internet that you can follow to get a great workout or feel like you are riding in various places.
The March 709 recumbent bike is actually quite comfortable. This bike has a nice adjustable wide seat and sturdy backrest. The bike runs quietly, and the display for the bike is easy to read, and the pedals can be used both forwards and backwards. Users also like that this bike has adjustable handles and foot straps and they like the fact that this bike has transport wheels to make the bike easy to move.
This exercise bike comes with a large console that displays speed, distance, time and calories.
This bike measures 55” X 25” X 37.5” and has a 16” X 10” seat and weighs 66 pounds.
This exercise bike is designed for people weighing 300 pounds or less. And while we don’t recommend that users exceed the weight capacity, we have noted that several users weighing between 300 to 400 pounds have stated they have used the March 709 without incident.
This recumbent bike comes with a 2 year warranty, which provides users with a sense of confidence when purchasing this bike.
Marcy Me 709 Recumbent Exercise bike Reviews
Reviews for the Marcy 709 Recumbent Exercise bike are extremely good across the board. Most users find this bike fairly easily to assemble, and they like the fact that the bike is compact and doesn’t take up a lot of space.
The wide seat and back rest makes this bike more comfortable than most. Users state that this bike runs smoothly and quietly and the straps on the pedal keeps their feet securely on the pedal. Users state this bike is easy on the knees, helps improve their stamina and several users stated this help them to shed pounds. Most users find this bike to be sturdy an stable and feel it is exceptionally well constructed.
Most users state that they start out riding this bike for 10 to 15 minutes once or twice a day and then work up to riding for longer and longer periods, with the average being between 20 or 30 minutes a day.
There are some complaints regarding this exercise bike, but the complaints are so scattered and varied that it appears it to be mistake, rather than actual flaw in the bike’s design. Some of the complaints regarding this bike include, bad bearings in fly wheel, the seat adjustments being stuck and not moving, Shredded belts, and pedals falling off. Remember, that many of these complaints may be single complaints and not a repeated problem. It does appear that in most cases the warranty should cover most of the problems users experience.
The Marcy 709 recumbent exercise bike is a sturdy and well made bike that sells for an extremely attractive price. The bike accommodates a large number of users in various shapes and sizes and allows them to get a low impact workout that helps increase their stamina and helps them achieve their weight loss goals. If you are looking for a exercise bike and are on a limited budget this bike may well be worth considering.
Marcy Me 709 Recumbent Exercise bike Reviews