What every best Exercise Bikes has:
- Quiet resistance.
- Well-calibrated resistance levels.
- Workout programs.
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.
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.