Marcy NS-716R Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike Review

Marcy NS-716R Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike is a pretty basic bike but provides all the essential features for a successful workout .


60 pounds

Weight Limit:

300 pounds


LCD Display


52 x 25 x 38 inches

Other Features:

8-level magnetic resistance, Adjustable pedals and seat, Transport wheels

Features Of The Marcy NS-716R Recumbent Bike

It Is Adjustable:

The Marcy  Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike is manually adjusted by fitting the seat section of the mainframe to the front section. To achieve this, the user pushes the seat section along the connecting bar until it reaches the desired position, then fastens it in place through a series of preset holes using a knob. It might not be a simple thing to do, especially if the need to adjust arises in the middle of a workout but it works just fine.

Marcy NS-716R Handles and Knobs
Marcy NS-716R-Adjustability

Resistance And Drive:

As with most recumbent bikes, the Marcy 716R  has been fitted with a perimeter weighted flywheel and a drive belt. These provide the user with a consistent and quiet pedaling motion. It also makes the bike low maintenance.

The bike features eight resistance levels. These are accessed by adjusting the levels by use of a tension knob that is clearly marked. The resistance is magnetically induced, with a magnet providing drag on the flywheel as per the tension settings.

Marcy NS-716R display
Marcy NS-716R Cup Holder


The Recumbent Bike comes with a basic console. It is a panel which keeps track of calories burned, speed, distance and time. However, as there are no provisions for entering your weight and age, the calories burned display is basically an estimate.

The distance is measured in miles while the speed is measured in miles per hour. This is made possible by the odometer function on the console. The console is powered by two M batteries. It shuts down automatically after eight minutes of idling.

Seat System:

The ergonomically contoured seat offers great comfort and weight distribution while the backrest provides excellent lumbar support. Both are comfortably padded to reduce the likelihood of strain spots and lower backache. The handlebars are fixed onto the seat system and serve well to offer added support during the workout.

Marcy NS-716R Seat

The Marcy  Recumbent Bike also features front handlebars which are fitted to the console mast. These handlebars provide the user with additional posture options during the workout. Both sets of handlebars are comfortably rubberized to eliminate blistering and slippery hands due to sweat.

Best Thing About This Recumbent Bike:

  • The Recumbent Bike is easy to assemble, operate and requires minimal if any maintenance.
  • It has a solidly built frame which offers great stability as well as durability.
  • It features a step-through design which is great for getting on and off the bike.
  • Transport wheels for easy move.

They Can Improve On:

  • It has no pulse sensors.
  • There is no tablet holding or water holding provision.
  • The console display is not back-lit, which makes it hard to read in poor light conditions.
  • The bike does not feature any preset exercise programs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: Do I have to assemble it myself or they ship it ready for use?

A: You have to assemble it yourself. It comes with a manual that helps make the work easier.

Q: Is there space for a tablet/ iPod?

A: No. There is no space for a tablet or iPod.

Q: What is the weight limit?

A: It is 250 pounds

Final Word:

The  NS-716R is a great recumbent bike as it is low pricey. If you are looking for a mountain bike for basic functionality then this is for you. One only needs to know what to look for and it's done. After reading this, I believe you are in a position to make informed decisions on the best recumbent bike for your home use.

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