One of the easiest ways to lose weight and gain muscle is to ride a bicycle. And a recumbent bike like the Marcy ME-709 is less expensive and easier than going to the gym.
The ME-709 is straightforward and comfortable to use. To begin your session, all you need to do is sit down. The body of the bike has a step-through design that means you don’t need to swing your leg over a crossbar to mount. Plus, the padded handlebars are located low down to stay out of your way until you need them. And you can adjust the length of the frame from 40 to 49 inches to suit your height.
Then, the padded seat is comfortable with a cushioned back and bottom. The high-density foam inside is made to give good support and stand up to regular use. And the large counterweighted pedals stay upright and have straps to make them easier to push.
While you exercise, you can see all the data you need. The small LCD console runs off two AA batteries, so you never need to waste electricity. And it shows the basic information that matters most with no extra details or clutter. On it you can view your speed, time elapsed, calories burned, miles traveled, and the speed you’re pedaling.
Of course, you can work out less or more according to your desire. The Marcy ME-709 has eight levels of magnetic resistance or difficulty. To make it easier or harder to pedal, all you have to do is turn the knob on the front of the frame.
Finally, this recumbent bike supports riders weighing up to 300 pounds. It’s built from a 14-gauge steel frame protected with a powder coating that resists rust and scratches. It comes with a 2-year limited warranty.
More features of the Marcy ME-709 Recumbent Bike:
- Has transport wheels
- Weighs 66 pounds
- Measures 55.5 by 25 by 37.5 inches
If you’re shopping for an inexpensive recumbent bike to help you get fit at home, the Marcy ME-709 has all the basic features you need. And it’s a good choice if you have difficulty with mobility.