The Exerpeutic 1200 folding upright bike receives excellent reviews from experts and owners alike. 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; it's best for users needing a light-duty exercise bike.
Quiet magnetic resistance. The Exerpeutic 1200 uses magnetic resistance, which is preferred by experts for its quiet, smooth operation. A straightforward, easy-turn knob shifts between eight tension settings. "I am in average physical condition, and the bike provides more than enough resistance…to give me a good workout," explains one owner at Amazon.com. Exerpeutic recommends this bike for riders between 5 feet 3 inches and 6 feet 1 inch, and both tall and short users say this bike adjusts well for a comfortable fit. It is strong enough to support riders of up to 300 pounds.
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. "This machine is lightweight, quiet, easy to put together and easy to use," summarizes one Amazon.com user. The computer includes distance, time, speed, heart rate measured on built-in hand grip sensors, calories burned and a scan mode. Many owners are happy with the seat's padding and wide design, which is larger than a standard bicycle seat, but some disagree. The "seat is too broad and not comfortable for biking for longer durations," says one owner at Amazon.com. Assembly is straightforward, taking most users 30 to 60 minutes.
Good durability for a budget bike. Editors at ExerciseBikeCentral.com say the Exerpeutic 1200's combination of price, features and construction make it a "great buy," and most owners agree. "The bike is made of excellent materials for the most part, and is a solid piece of machinery," says a former personal trainer at Amazon.com. Reviews say overall construction is good for an entry-level exercise bike. 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.
The Exerpeutic 1200 Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse is the top-selling exercise bike at Amazon.com. It earns an average score of 4.5 stars out of 5, with reviews from more than 650 owners. Most appreciate the compact design, and say it's a good value and quiet.
Review: Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of November 2013
Almost 100 percent of the 570 owners who review the Exerpeutic 1200 at Walmart.com recommend it. Users say the wide seat is comfortable, the pedaling is whisper quiet and the tension settings offer a good workout. The 1200 takes up little space both during use and when it's folded.
Review: Exerpeutic Space Saver Magnetic Upright Exercise Bike with Heart Pulse Sensors, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of November 2013
Greg and Holly Nunan, owners of a fitness center franchise, give the Exerpeutic 1200 an overall score of 4.75 stars out of 5. They call it a great buy in the $151 to $300 price range, praising its magnetic resistance system, built-in heart rate monitor and comfortable seat.
Review: Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse, Greg and Holly Nunan, Aug. 14, 2013