Exerpeutic 1200 Folding Magnetic Upright Bike Review

Updated June 30, 2016
Bottom Line

The Exerpeutic 1200 Folding Magnetic Upright Bike receives excellent reviews from thousands of happy owners. The space-saving design is easy to assemble and set up, with a user-friendly computer and adjustable seat. Reviewers say the Exerpeutic 1200 is a great value overall, with decent construction.

  • Quiet
  • Stores easily
  • Large seat
  • Pulse monitor
  • One-year warranty
  • Not the best choice for taller users

Breaking it down


Quiet magnetic resistance. The Exerpeutic 1200 uses magnetic resistance, which results in a quiet, smooth operation, owners say. A straightforward, easy-to-turn knob shifts between eight tension settings. Exerpeutic recommends this bike for riders between 5 feet 3 inches and 6 feet 3 inches, however feedback indicates that users who are close to those limits may have trouble getting comfortable on the bike. It is rated to support riders of up to 300 pounds and we saw reviews from a few owners at that weight who say it feels solid and stable when in use. Features aren't abundant, but the grips have built-in pulse monitors that track your heart rate to make sure you don't overdo things.

Ease of use

Folds for easy storage. The compact size of the Exerpeutic 1200 is a favorite feature of many owners, who praise its small footprint and easy folding for storage. It comes mostly assembled, and the final steps needed to set it up are a snap. Owners say the generous seat is extremely comfortable, even for larger individuals.


Good durability for a budget bike. While this is a pretty inexpensive bike, owners say it feels very well-made. A few owners have mechanical and computer issues, and report that customer service can be hit or miss for repairs. At Amazon.com, Exerpeutic's parent company Paradigm Health & Wellness frequently responds directly to owner comments to offer warranty assistance. Exerpeutic covers the 1200 with a one-year warranty.

Our Sources

1. Amazon.com

Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of July 2016

The Exerpeutic 1200 Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse scores highly at Amazon.com. It earns an overall score of 4.4 stars out of 5, with reviews from more than 2,600 owners. Most appreciate the compact design, and say it's a good value and quiet.

2. Walmart.com

Exerpeutic Space Saver Magnetic Upright Exercise Bike with Heart Pulse Sensors, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of July 2016

Roughly 97 percent of the more than 1,080 owners who review the Exerpeutic 1200 at Walmart.com recommend it. Users say the wide seat is comfortable, the pedaling is smooth and quiet and the tension settings offer a good workout. The 1200 takes up little space both during use and when it's folded, they say.

3. Overstock.com

Exerpeutic Folding Pulse Monitor Magnetic Upright Bike, Contributors to Overstock.com, As of July 2016

In nearly 155 reviews, the Exerpeutic 1200 earns an overall rating of 4.6 stars out of 5. Owners love it's small footprint and say it's easy to move and store when folded. Even heavier users say it supports them very well and feels stable while they're pedaling.

4. Wayfair.com

Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse by Exerpeutic, Contributors to Wayfair.com, As of July 2016

There are about 105 reviews here of the Exerpeutic 1200, and it earns a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. Owner say it's a very effective bike that gives them an excellent workout, and they like that they can increase intensity as they get in better shape. Many note that it's quiet and smooth in operation.