Exerpeutic 5000 Recumbent Bike features a convenient open step-in design that allows you to safely mount and dismount this recumbent bike. It is also safe on your joints, especially the knees, and makes an excellent option for those with mobility issues. In addition, it has a robust construction with a maximum user weight capacity of up to 325 pounds (147 kg).
The 5000 comes equipped with a large airsoft seat with an alternating pressure chamber system that lets the air flow through for a cool and comfy ride and has a decent molded mesh backrest. It helps get rid of any pressure points and soreness for a much longer workout. This large seat measures 13L x 17W x 3.5H inches.
The Exerpeutic 5000 Recumbent Bike is a great cardiovascular workout bike that gets your heart rate up, works on your legs properly, lets you burn calories and fat efficiently over regular use. You’ll find 24 motorized magnetic resistance levels, a total of 24 pre-set workout programs for different needs, and three goal-based workout settings based on time, calories burned, and distance.
The 5000 comes equipped with a fitness console LCD that shows the distance traveled, current speed, calories burned, time exercised, RPM, ODOmeter, watts, and pulse rate through the handle sensors. In addition, you can download the MyCloudFitness application free of charge on your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet for monitoring your progress by tracking your workout stats on your mobile device.
Learn more in my complete review below!
Product: Exerpeutic 5000 Recumbent Bike
Warranty: Frame 1 year / Parts 90 days
My rating: 8/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 58L x 30W x 41H inches (147L x 76W x 104H cm)
- Assembled weight: 71 lbs (32 kg)
- Supported weight: 325 lbs (147 kg)
- Seat: 2-way adjustable
- Resistance: Eddy current, 24 levels
- Console: 24 workout programs, recovery, Bluetooth, MyCloudFitness compatible
- Extras: Device holder, bottle holder
- Warranty: Frame 1 year / Parts 90 days
5000 Frame construction
The Exerpeutic 5000 recumbent bike features a frame made of steel tubing. It combines oval, cylindrical, and rectangular tubes in its construction.
It is a two-piece frame; the front piece holds the drive system and the console, and the rear part contains the seat. These two pieces connect in the middle via two screws.
The bike also integrates several parts of durable thermoplastic material. The most notable ones are the covers of the drive system and several other small covers. In addition, all the steel tubes in the bike’s construction come double-coated with a rust-resistant paint finish, black.
The bike is not extremely large but a bit larger than some other models. It is approximately 58″ (147 cm) long and 30″ (76 cm) wide. Plus, it is advisable to leave at least two feet of clearance all around it. It is also pretty heavy; its net weight is approximately 71 lbs (32 kg). Its front base stabilizer comes equipped with a small set of wheels, facilitating its ease of movement.
Last but not least, the bike has a step-through frame design. In particular, there is a gap between the seat and the machine’s drive system so the user can easily position themselves on the seat. This type of construction is quite a plus for users with specific disabilities.
Seat and handlebars
The Exerpeutic 5000 recumbent bike comes equipped with an AirSoft seat designed for superior comfort. In addition, the seat pad is relatively large, approx. 13″D x 17″W (33 x 43 cm) so it provides plenty of contact surface.
It has 3″ (7.6 cm) cushioning and integrates several air cell elements, which improve its comfort. Its top is a vinyl weave, very breathable, while its side sections are a layer of synthetic material.
The backrest features a frame made of a flexible yet sturdy thermoplastic material (probably polypropylene). In addition, it has a synthetic mesh structure, also highly flexible, which adapts with ease to your body’s shape while also providing superior breathability.
The whole seat assembly is adjustable. It is attached to a horizontal rail, which has several adjustment positions. The applicable inseam range for this bike is 5’0″ – 6’3″ (153 – 190 cm), so users within this inseam range should benefit from a complete range of motion.
The seat also has a maximum user weight capacity of up to 325 lbs (147 kg), which is not bad for a home-use exercise bike. However, it’s also important to note that the backrest does not have a reclining feature and does not adjust independently from the seat.
This particular recumbent bike lacks front handlebars. However, it comes equipped with two large armrests, which improve its overall comfort. The armrests have foam cushions with the same synthetic weave as the seat. In addition, the armrests’ front sections have vertical grips with integrated metallic pulse sensors and ball grips at the top.
However, the armrests are non-adjustable. They are also not parallel. At the front, they are approx. 27″ (68.5 cm) apart, while close to the backrest, the distance between them is approx. 21″ (53.3 cm). Their height and angle are non-adjustable.
5000 Resistance system
The Exerpeutic 5000 recumbent exercise bike comes equipped with a motorized magnetic resistance system. Therefore, you can only adjust the console’s resistance, and the console has pre-set programs and can automatically adjust the resistance. It also means that the bike requires an external power source. An adapter with a power cord comes included with the bike.
The bike’s resistance system consists of a small servo motor connected to the console and a magnetic brake integrated into the flywheel system. Therefore, when you adjust the console’s resistance or adjust the resistance automatically, the motor changes the magnets’ pull, which increases or decreases the pedaling difficulty.
The bike offers 24 levels of resistance. The first five levels are great for recovery training, providing minimal impact and drag. Conversely, the 20-24 levels simulate a steep hill climb, offering the possibility to engage in a more intense workout for stamina building and weight loss.
The exact weight of the internal flywheel is not specified but considering that the bike weighs approx. 71 lbs (32 kg) probably doesn’t weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg). It has a balanced structure and provides a pretty consistent momentum. It also allows reverse pedaling but not coasting.
The bike comes equipped with a belt drive system. It integrates a poly-V PJ360 J6 rubber belt. This type of transmission comes with several advantages. For example, you don’t have to lubricate it. Also, it provides slightly less vibration than a chain drive.
The bike’s crankset is pretty durable. However, just as for any recumbent bike, it is not for standing up on the pedals. Instead, it has long cylindrical arms with a Q-Factor of approx. 6″ (152 mm). The pedals are durable thermoplastic material with inner metallic elements. In addition, they are self-leveling, have a textured surface, and adjustable straps.
The Exerpeutic 5000 recumbent bike comes equipped with a multi-function console. It features an LCD with an LED backlight for improved readability. In addition, its display divides into multiple sub-sections to show most workout metrics at once.
It tracks time, speed, RPM, distance, total distance, calories, watts, and pulse. The speed and distance are set to English units by default, but they can change to Metric units.
The console is not telemetric. Therefore, you have to hold on to the sensors integrated into the handgrips to read your pulse. Unfortunately, it cannot read your pulse from a wireless HR chest strap.
There are 24 pre-set workout programs on the console. The bike will automatically adjust the resistance according to its difficulty segments when using one of these programs. Each program covers a specific type of workout.
For example, some of them have an interval layout. Others gradually increase the resistance up to a point, then gradually decrease it. In contrast, others focus on helping you keep a high and constant heart rate. Then, of course, there is also the Manual program, which allows you to adjust the resistance as you like throughout your workout session.
Goal settings and a Recovery function are also available. You can select a workout goal for time, distance, and calories. After establishing a goal, the console will count down the desired value and notify you when you complete it.
The Recovery function is used at the end of the workout and involves the pulse reading function. The console evaluates the time that your heart takes to return to a normal RPM and, based on the result, it will give you a fitness rating between F1-excellent and F6-poor.
Finally, the console has Bluetooth connectivity and is compatible with the MyCloudFitness app, which is free, available for iOS and Android systems. This app allows you to sync your smartphone or tablet with the console and record your progress online for each workout.
5000 Assembly and Maintenance
The bike’s drive and resistance elements are pre-assembled, but most of the frame and the other parts require user assembly. You will have to connect the two frame pieces, attach the seat, the armrests, the backrest, the pedals, the front mast, and the console.
Therefore, it may take more than an hour of your time, but the task is not too difficult. Plus, the manual provides clear assembly instructions and schematics, and all the necessary tools come with the bike.
Maintenance doesn’t require much at all. You need to remove the dust from the bike and verify from time to time if all its bolts hold tight in place and retighten if necessary. The internal parts do not require any lubrication.
- Sturdy construction – can support users up to 325 lbs;
- Step-through design;
- AirSoft 3″ cushioning on the seat;
- Flexible and sturdy mesh backrest;
- Adjustable seat – applicable inseam length 5’0″ – 6’3″;
- Cushioned armrests with upright and ball grips;
- Pulse sensors integrated into the handgrips;
- Weighted pedals, with adjustable straps;
- Motor-assisted magnetic resistance;
- 24 distinct resistance levels;
- Quiet belt drive;
- Console tracks time, speed, distance, total distance, calories, watts, RPM, and pulse;
- 24 pre-set workouts;
- Goal setting functions;
- Recovery function;
- Bluetooth connectivity;
- Compatible with MyCloudFitness app;
- Device holder included;
- Bottle holder included;
- Little maintenance required;
- Easy to assemble.
- No front handlebars;
- No USB charging port;
- The calories reading is not too accurate.
Exerpeutic 5000 Recumbent Bike Summary
The Exerpeutic 5000 is a recumbent exercise bike made for home use. It offers 24 levels of motor-assisted magnetic resistance, a high-comfort seat, and a Bluetooth console compatible with the MyCloudFitness app. It also has a sturdy construction and a maximum user weight capacity of up to 325 lbs (147 kg).
Moreover, it’s a reasonably decent recumbent bike, great for light to medium-intensity workouts, muscle toning, stamina development, interval training, and weight loss.
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