If you don’t want a full exercise bike or recumbent bike, you might want to look for something more compact and easy to use. You don’t want to spend an arm and a leg to get a gym class exercise bike and you want something that you can use while you are working on computer. This mini-exercise bike may be an answer. It contains all features that you need and it is not expensive. Let me show you how the product can be used to give you a good exercise.
You can use this product to give you both arm and leg exercise. For using the work out the legs, you will have to sit in a chair. Then you place the unit against the wall somewhere and start pedaling. That’s it. You can use it while watching TV or reading book or working on computer. It can also be used at the work place since it doesn’t require any electrical input. All it needs are just two AA batteries to run the computer.
If you want to exercise your arms, you can place the unit on the table top and pedal it with your hands. This is good for both arms and shoulders.
The product contains patented magnetic resistance which is adjustable. You can have the choices ranging from very easy to pretty tough pedaling. The pedaling can be made in both directions, forward and backward. Another good point of this product is that it has more than three times of resistance in comparison with other competitive products in the market. It is perfect for physical therapy or chiropractors.
The product is also practical for any healthy individual who wants to strengthen his or her upper or lower body. The unit has similar sister product called DeskCycle which is a little bit smaller. The height of this Magne Trainer is 36 inches while the one of DeskCycle is 27 inches.
There are many things that make MagneTrainer different from the cheaper pedal exercisers. One is that it works very smoothly and quietly. You can hardly hear any noise when you are using the product. In addition, it uses more expensive components. The drive consists of 4V belts with heavy duty pulleys and flywheels. It also uses expensive German flywheel bearings. The base is wider thus keeps the bike from shaking when you are pedaling at high speed.
The pedals come with adjustable straps to make them fixed to your feet.
Here are some of the major strengths of the product:
- It is compact and lightweight.
- The product is made with commercial grade standard. This makes it durable and reliable.
- The magnetic resistance can be adjusted depending on your needs. The system can give you very strong resistance if you want.
- The product has sturdy base and wide stabilizers for stability when it is used at high speed.
- The pedals come with the safety straps to prevent slippage.
- The console gives you necessary information for your workout.
- It has extremely good reviews from the consumers.
Here is the shortfall of the product:
- You will need wall or something to support the unit otherwise it will move. Alternatively, you can use Velcro straps , see in picture, to help you fixing the product.
This MagneTrainer-ER Mini Exercise Bike Arm and Leg Exerciser is a popular product that can be your choice if you don’t want to invest on full scale recumbent bike.