Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike Review

Exerpeutic 400xl folding recumbent bike review

Price

Pros

Easy to fold up, comfortable, price

Cons

Not really comfortable for taller people

Summary

While this bike may not have all the features that are available on higher-priced recumbent stationary bikes, it has all the essential features that one needs to work out safely and comfortably at home.

Our Rating

84/100

Manufacturer

Back pain and other joint health issues can prevent many people from working out or finding an exercise that is low-impact but that also has cardio benefits.

Due to the frustration and discomfort that can accompany many pieces of gym equipment or workout routines, some people give up and fail to explore other options.

If you suffer from back strain or are recovering from an injury, you may be hesitant to invest in a gym membership. A recumbent stationary bike is a great, gentle, and comfortable option for someone who has  limited movement due to health or joint issues.

Maybe you don’t have back pain or other health issues but have limited space at home for gym equipment.

A folding recumbent bike is a great option for anyone who wants to exercise at home, regardless of the size of the living space.

When looking for a folding recumbent bike some of the common features that people look for include:

  • Full back support
  • Easy to use and adjust for comfort
  • Suitable for a variety of body shapes and sizes
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    Compact size
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    Quiet and smooth ride
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    Safe and stable

While many recumbent indoor bikes have many of these features, they also take up a significant amount of space and don’t have a folding option.

The Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike has all of these features and is suitable for users who are over six feet tall.

Introducing The Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike

We spent a lot of time carefully testing out and reviewing a variety of recumbent bikes. The Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike not only meets all of our expectations when it comes to a recumbent bike but the bonus is the fold up option.

Check out some of these essentials features to help you decide if this recumbent bike is the best choice for you.

DIMENSIONS: 33” L x 19” W x 46” H (when set-up for use), 20” L x 17” W x 54” H (when folded up)
SEAT: Large padded seat
SEAT-HEIGHT: The seat can be adjusted to accommodate users from 5’2” to 6’2” and from floor to seat 25” to 30”
WEIGHT CAPACITY: 300 lbs
RESISTANCE TYPE: Magnetic brake resistance
DISPLAY TYPE: LCD Window (3.3'' W x 1.5'' H)
NUMBER OF PROGRAMS: 6
PRICE: Check latest price on Amazon.com

Recumbent stationary bikes are hardly new but many people have little to no experience with them, particularly in a home gym setting. Despite their “laid back” design, recumbent bikes offer the same kind of workout as upright stationary bikes.

Due to the design of a recumbent bike not only does it offer more support to its users but it is often a safer option.

On a recumbent stationary bike, you sit on a large seat with full back support, which is often comparable to a standard kitchen chair. As you recline slightly, you extend your legs in front of your body to pedal rather than the pedaling position on an upright bike.

This recumbent bike with its large padded seat, full back rest, handlebars on the side (level with your hips), and large pedals with straps is comfortable, safe, and helps you keep good form while riding.

Regardless if your 5’5” or 6 feet tall, the Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike is comfortable and is sturdy enough to safely accommodate up to 300 pounds.

Whether you’re starting out slow and exercising for the first time in a long time or if you’re just incorporating something new into your workout, you have complete control of your workout.

Exerpeutic 400XL review

The eight level magnetic tension controls allows for you to adjust the tension as little or as much as you wish. A precision balanced flywheel and v-belt drive helps to make your ride quiet and prevents a jerky or bumpy experience.

The better your experience with a piece of home gym equipment the more likely you are to keep up with your exercise, stay motivated, and create or meet fitness goals.

Another feature that helps you succeed is some kind of health monitor. While many people prefer to use a separate fitness tracking device, the Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike has an easy to read LCD computer.

The device displays calories burned, distance, time, speed, pulse, and has an odometer. Built-in pulse sensors are conveniently placed on the handlebars for an accurate read.

What We Like

Aside from all the features we mentioned we like that this recumbent bike is easy to fold up. Weighing 43 pounds and its transporting wheels, this bike is lightweight enough to move and is compact enough for some of the smallest of living spaces.

Portability, comfort, and ease of use are all “must haves” in home gym equipment but we also like that this bike can help people, who may otherwise be nervous to workout, start out slow and have control and confidence.

Exerpeutic 400XL

What We Don’t Like

While this recumbent bike is a great “starter” for many people with back or joint issues, it may not offer an intense enough workout for some people.

Although this recumbent bike is a suitable fit for a variety of shapes and sizes, it’s not a great or comfortable option for anyone who is over six feet tall.

Buying Advice

The Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike has a lot of the features that people look for when considering a recumbent bike and the fact that it folds up is just another bonus.

Even if you don’t suffer health issues that limit your mobility, this may be a great addition to your home gym or the times when you can’t get to the gym.

Conclusion

Costing around $150, this recumbent bike is an excellent option for someone who has a limited budget.

While this bike may not have all the features that are available on higher-priced recumbent stationary bikes, it has all the essential features that one needs to work out safely and comfortably at home.


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Product Name & Award

Overall Score

Price Range

Type

Resistance Levels

Max. Weight

$

Upright

8

300 lbs

$

Upright

8

250 lbs

$$

Semi-recumbent

8

300 lbs

This post was last updated on July 2nd, 2018 at 09:57 am

About the Author Max Shumpert

Over the last few years, I’ve taken my love of the outdoors, hiking, skiing, trekking and exploring to the next level by starting this site. I started a bike shop in Denver, CO, and have seen amazing growth over the last few years. Getting paid to do what I love has been a dream come true for me. That’s also what led me to start BikesReviewed.com. In my shop, I spend a large amount of time helping people find the perfect bike for them and the style of biking they’re going to be doing. It only made sense that I expanded my reach and got online, making it possible for me to help people all over the world. If biking and staying fit is your priority, too, you’ve come to the right place.

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