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Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike Review

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Most of the people in this world tend to or are inclined towards anything that affords comfort in any way possible. That’s the most basic requirement of every human being. Today we are going to review an exercise bike that provides us with an experience of physical well being and relief.

The Exerpeutic 900XL Recumbent Bike is among the best budget bikes available in the market. The affordable pricing range is icing on the cake to the features and other beneficial characteristics that this bike is loaded with.

This bike is a comfortable way to workout with its use of extra large back support but not all of the recumbent bikes are created equal, this bike contrary to the other recumbent bikes is fashioned to be a heavy duty bike that can handle up to 325 pounds of user weight, with a wider comfortable seat and a more soothing cushion that makes it really easy for the user to exercise a heavy routine. It further has magnetic resistance for rugged and challenging workouts. The Exerpeutic 900XL also includes the hands pulse pad that measures and targets heart rate. The step through design of this bike makes it very cushy for the user to sit on and adjust himself or herself accordingly. One can easily get on this this bike and get off of it which helps us with a more efficient workout. Besides what’s the point of reclining on your sofa or your bed and watch T.V or listen to music when you can do it on this bike while yielding positive outcomes in terms of your physical aspirations? Let’s move towards a detailed examination of its features and dimensions.

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Compared to other reclining bikes, the Exerpeutic 900XL has a rather small footprint and a low stature. It only measures 54 inches in length (137 cm), with the seat of this bike located as far back as possible. 18 "(46 cm) is the distance from the floor to the back of the seat is which makes the bike really easy to get on and get off from. This aspect of the bike is quite significant for the people are recuperating from a slight physical disability. The bike if placed on plain and smooth surfaces which lacks any sort of depression or inclination will work perfectly but if not placed on a plain surface it might wobble a bit. One can simply put it on a mat or carpet for effective working.


Let’s begin with analyzing the resistance levels that the bike provides us with. The Exerpeutic 900XL has 8 different resistance levels each suited for required workouts. You could say that it renders workouts for both beginners and the experts. The console of the bike has an LCD screen which shows heart rate, the speed, total distance covered, time you spend pedaling and the amount of calories you have burnt.  The large readout numbers also make it easier to view the readings. One of the most useful feature of this screen is the heart rate pulse readout which helps the user to stay in the target zone. It helps you know how much you’ve worked for endurance and whether you’ve had enough or not. The console is pretty simple as it consists of three buttons; such as mode, reset and set. It does not consist of fancy pre programmed technologies such as user profiles and workouts but with the price range and the comfort level that it provides the user with it still is worth having. The seat of the bike is quite soft and comfortable which can also adjusted by turning the knobs on the side. It can clearly be seen that a lot of effort has been put into making this bike comfortable. The seat and the back of the bike are well padded. The seat has a slight drawback with its adjustment because at times it gets hard to find the perfect position specially if you are sharing it with your peeps at home as it takes time and the user will have to turn the knobs quite a few times in order to re-adjust. Other than that, the seat is perfect and gives out no other issue. The seat’s surface is comparatively large which enables the user to find various comfortable positions.  The extended leg stabilizers help the user with keeping balance and also removes any fear one might have about the bike tipping over. The pedals have straps on which holds the users’ feet and helps provide a good grip so that the feet don’t slip forward or backward while pedaling too fast. The bike is esteemed for its sturdiness. It weighs 63 lbs and can carry a person who weighs 300-325 pounds. The seat is adjustable to heights ranging from 5’3 to 6’3. The balanced steering wheel system and a balanced torque make the ventilation smooth without sudden stops or convulsive movements. One of the best feature of this bike is the noise control. This bike is practically very low noise. So you can workout in your bedroom without having to worry about waking anyone up. It is further supported with transport wheels so you can move the bike to any suitable place in your house after use.


Assembling the bike is not a tough job as the bike comes pre assembled for the most part. The user manual does not do a very good job at explaining the instructions, but it is guaranteed that the job of assembling the bike can be carried out by a single person. You can even view online instructions posted by other consumers of the Exerpeutic 900XL on how to set the bike up. The only complication that might arise with assembling the bike is the tension cable, as the user would have to stretch the chord to perfectly fit it with the knob.


This model comes with a 3-year warranty against defective materials and workmanship.


  • Low-impact
  • Level of comfort is satisfying
  • Transport wheels make it possible to move the bike from one place to the next.
  • The warranty of the product is pretty decent
  • Noiseless operation is convenient.


  • Adjustment of the seat can be a little tricky for new users
  • Adjusting tension cable with the knob will need some trial and error to get right.
  • Doesn’t provide us with improved technology


The bike is amongst most purchasable exercise bike as it is robust, comparatively cheap and noise free. Most of the users have praised its mechanism but like every other thing in this world, the Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike has its own share of little flaws. But if you compare the pros and cons, the former easily outnumber the latter. We would definitely recommend this bike for your daily workout.

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Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike

Accessibility - 7.1
Build Quality - 7.4
Comfort - 7.6
Design - 7.7


A decent bike for a decent price which happens to be one of the most bought bikes in the Amazon arsenal.

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Christian R. Berndt

I am a highly competent and enthusiastic Personal Trainer with the ability to help people achieve their fitness goals and ambitions. I have been training for the past five years myself and have gained knowledge and experience within the fitness sector which also included me learning to a high extent about nutrition and supplementation. I learnt this from being practical and additional research in my own time. I am able to apply the knowledge I have to help anyone and work around their needs and goals. I have been around physical activity for all of my teenage and adult life. My career as fitness guide through various Gyms has given me immense knowledge in recommending a variety of fitness equipments.

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