Keiser M3+ Indoor Cycle Review

Updated June 30, 2016
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Bottom Line

As a top-notch indoor cycle, the Keiser M3+ Indoor Cycle is ideal for the serious trainer or cycling enthusiast. Its durable construction delivers a solid ride, even when standing up to pedal, and the outstanding warranty includes 10-years of coverage on the frame. The fit is fully customizable thanks to the adjustable pedals, handlebars and seat. Experts appreciate the backlit computer, which displays revolutions per minute, power output, heart rate, elapsed time, gear and a trip odometer simultaneously.

ProsCommercial-grade design, Multiple fit adjustments, 24 tension settings, Comprehensive warranty, Excellent customer serviceConsNo workout programs

Breaking it down

Performance

Magnetic resistance is precise and quiet. The Keiser M3+ uses a precise magnetic resistance system with 24 different gears, or tension settings. Bicycle enthusiast "Dave" at DavesCheapBikes.com writes, "The resistance adjustment is so exact, you can just click it into the correct level of resistance every time instead of 'guessing' what level of resistance you should have it set at, like you do with the cheaper, pad-resistance systems." The bike is also reported as exceptionally quiet, for those who want to listen to music or watch a movie while they pedal away. Users have a full range of settings available with the adjustable pedals, horizontal and vertical adjustments on the handlebars, and a four-way adjustable seat.

Ease of use

Computer display is easy to read. The M3+'s backlit LCD screen displays six different statistics at one time, providing users instant feedback without having to scroll through data. "I love that it calculates your power output," says DavesCheapBikes.com. "Typically, only pro cyclists get to see their wattage, and the Keiser M3 Plus lets you see exactly how hard you are working out and allows for advanced fitness." The M3+ is capable of linking with a separate chest-strap heart monitor, but doesn't include a built-in heart-rate monitor. Users say the seat is very comfortable. The seat and handlebars are fully adjustable, meaning that it can accommodate a wide range of user heights -- a rarity among this type of bike.

Durability

Gym-grade durability. As an upright bike commonly found in fitness centers, the Keiser M3+ is a solid machine built for heavy-duty use. " Developed by one of the top providers of commercial workout equipment, the M3 is designed with all of the bells and whistles that coaches across the country have consistently asked for, along with the durability to withstand daily, abusive workouts, by hundreds of sweaty gym members," says Dave at DavesCheapBikes.com. Keiser's comprehensive warranty is one of the best: 10 years of protection on the frame and three years on the mechanical and electronic parts.

Our Sources

1. DavesCheapBikes.com

The Top 5 Best Indoor Stationary Cycling Fitness Bikes, "Dave", Not Dated

Bicycle enthusiast "Dave" lists the Keiser M3+ as the top indoor cycling exercise bike. With precise resistance levels, unlimited seat and handlebar adjustments and a first-class computer, he finds the Keiser well worth the investment.

2. Amazon.com

Keiser M3 Plus Indoor Cycle Stationary Indoor Trainer Exercise Bike 2015, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of July 2016

The Keiser M3+ receives just over 70 reviews at Amazon.com. Owners praise its solid construction, adjustable seat and handlebars, and professional-grade performance. Customer service gets kudos for its responsiveness.

3. FitnessZone.com

Keiser M3 Indoor Cycle with Console, Contributors to FitnessZone.com, As of July 2016

In just a handful of reviews, the Keiser M3+ (called the Keiser with console here), gets a perfect 5-star rating. While reviewers love the bike, it's the company's customer service reps that get the lion's share of praise.