Marcy NS-716R Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike Review
Another great recumbent bike in the lower price cadre is the Marcy NS-716R Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike. It is a pretty basic bike but provides all the essential features for a successful workout .
52 x 25 x 38 inches
8-level magnetic resistance, Adjustable pedals and seat, Transport wheels
Features of the Marcy NS-716R Magnetic Resistance 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.
Resistance and Drive:
As with most recumbent bikes, the Marcy 716R Recumbent Bike 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.
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.
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.
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Q: Do I have to assemble it myself or they ship it ready far 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
The Marcy NS-716R Magnetic Resistance Recumbent Bike is a great recumbent bike for its price category. Anyone who is looking for basic functionality at an affordable price will find it useful.
As can be seen from the reviews above, finding a suitable recumbent bike does not have to be too hard. 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.