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The Exerpeutic 4208 indoor cycling bike features a standard friction resistance system with a manual action. The brake pad connects to the tension knob on top of the bike’s frame. Accordingly, by turning this knob clockwise, the pad comes in contact with the flywheel, which increases the pedaling difficulty.
The 4208 comes equipped with a cushioned ergonomic seat. Its shell is durable nylon material covered by a layer of foam padding and vinyl on the outside for added protection. The bike’s seat offers 4-way adjustability (up, down, front, back). In addition, the soft foam-covered multi-grip handlebars will adjust upward and downward, making them comfortable in any position.
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Product: Exerpeutic Indoor Cycling Bike 4208
Warranty: Frame 1 year / Parts 90 days
My rating: 8.25/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 45.5L x 18.5W x 46.5H inches (116L x 47W x 118H cm)
- Assembled weight: 61.5 lbs (27.8 kg)
- Flywheel weight: 17.6 lbs (7.9 kg)
- Weight capacity: 220 lbs (100 kg)
- Seat: 4-way adjustable
- Drive: Belt
- Resistance: Friction
- Extras: Device holder, Bluetooth, MyCloudFitness compatible
- Warranty: Frame 1 year / Parts 90 days
4208 Frame construction
The Exerpeutic indoor cycling bike 4208 features a pretty sturdy triangular frame of steel tubing. Most of the bars in its construction are oval for improved aesthetics. The mainframe comes coated with an abrasion-resistant and rust-resistant paint finishes black, while the seat and handlebar posts have a gray finish. The flywheel is chrome-plated with protective ABS side panels. The drivetrain cover is also ABS plastic material.
The fully assembled bike is not too large compared to other fitness machines, such as treadmills or ellipticals. Its footprint is only 45.5″ (116 cm) long and 18.5″ (47 cm) wide. It is advisable to leave at least two feet of clearance around it to ease access.
The bike is not too heavy, either. It weighs approx. 61.5 lbs (27.8 kg) are still considerably more massive than the average road bike. Due to this weight, it provides excellent stability.
Speaking of stability, both base bars of the bike comes equipped with adjustable levelers. Also, the front base bar features two small transport wheels.
One last aspect to note here regards the step-up bar element. It is the bar that connects the seat tube with the main oblique tube of the frame. This element offers the possibility to perform stretches or step-up/step-down workouts, but it also improves the frame’s structural sturdiness. Not all spin bikes have this feature, so it is a plus.
Seat and handlebars
The Exerpeutic 4208 comes equipped with a reasonably large saddle. Its shell is durable nylon material covered by a layer of foam padding and vinyl (or faux leather) layer outside for extra protection.
It does not have a median groove like most race seats but a contoured top. Its attachment system to the slider features a standard collar that allows easy removal and replacement if necessary.
The bike’s seat offers 4-way adjustability (up, down, front, back). In addition, its vertical post has seven adjustment positions, while its horizontal slider allows a few extra inches of front-to-back adjustment. Thus, the bike accommodates users between 5’0″ and 6’1″ (153 – 185 cm).
Taller users should still use this exercise bike, but they may not benefit from a complete range of motion and leg extension. Also, the seat assembly supports users up to 220 lbs (100 kg).
The bike comes with a multi-grip handlebar. It offers the possibility to adopt a standard grip, a climbing grip, and a racing grip. The loop bar in the middle is also used for a closed grip or supports a smart device.
The bike’s handlebar is only 2-way adjustable (up, down). Its side grips feature rubber foam sleeves for improved comfort. However, it does not have pulse sensors, so you will have to use a separate device to monitor your pulse during your workouts.
4208 Drive system
The Exerpeutic indoor cycling bike 4208 comes equipped with a perimeter-weighted flywheel. This flywheel construction provides a more consistent momentum, which is excellent for spin workouts. However, the flywheel is not as heavy as the flywheels of commercial spin bikes. It only weighs 17.6 lbs (7.9 kg).
The bike’s flywheel is bi-directional. Thus, the bike offers the possibility to pedal in reverse. However, coasting is not possible. When pedaling in reverse, you will get the same resistance as when pedaling forward.
This Exerpeutic bike features a belt drive system. It uses a poly-v 500PJ belt resistant to stretching. This type of drive system does not require lubrication. It also delivers a smoother pedaling motion than a chain, generating less vibration.
The bike comes equipped with a heavy-duty crankset featuring long, steel arms similar to road bikes. The pedals are aluminum alloy. They are durable enough to support any spin workout and user up to the specified 220 lbs (100 kg) weight capacity.
The pedals feature adjustable toe cages but do not have SPD clips for spin shoes. However, their threads are standard (9/16″), so compatible options are widely available.
The Exerpeutic indoor cycling bike 4208 comes equipped with a standard friction resistance system with manual action. Therefore, the cycle cannot adjust the resistance automatically. On the other hand, it does not require an external power source.
The resistance system consists of a leather brake pad attached under the main bar of the frame and above the flywheel. The brake pad connects to the tension knob on top of the bike’s frame. By turning this knob clockwise, the pad comes in contact with the flywheel, which increases the pedaling difficulty.
The bike’s resistance system is infinite. Thus, the tension knob does not have pre-determined settings (or clicks) like most magnetic exercise bikes. Therefore, you can tighten the brake pad onto the flywheel until you can barely pedal.
The tension knob also offers the function of an emergency brake. You can press it down to instantly stop the flywheel from spinning. For instance, it may be necessary because the pedals continue to turn for as long as the flywheel is spinning, so trying to stop them with your feet may lead to injuries.
Bluetooth connection and MyCloudFitness App
The Exerpeutic indoor cycling bike 4208 does not include a fitness console. Instead, it comes equipped with a Bluetooth module that attaches to the frame under the crankset. This Bluetooth module allows you to sync the bike with your smartphone or tablet via the MyCloudFitness (MCF) app.
The MyCloudFitness App is available for both iOS and Android systems, and it has two versions, basic and premium. The basic version is free, and it offers the possibility to select the time, distance, and calorie goals for your workouts. In addition, it has an activity log and a report feature that allows you to track your progress online.
The premium version offers extra features like coaching videos, training programs led by top trainers, and virtual trails that sync with your pedaling motion.
The Bluetooth module is battery-powered, and it requires two AAA batteries, which come included with the bike.
Although the bike does not come with a performance monitor, it includes a device holder. Its grip is adjustable and can accommodate tablets or devices up to 7.9″ wide. It is also angle-adjustable, allowing you to correctly position your tablet or smartphone to view your workout stats if you’re working with the MyCloudFitness App.
4208 Assembly and Maintenance
The bike’s drive and resistance elements come pre-assembled and attached to the frame. So you only have to add the two base stabilizers, the seat post, the saddle, the handlebar post, the handlebar, the pedals, and the device holder.
The task shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes. All the necessary tools come with the bike, and the manual provides excellent assembly instructions and illustrations.
Since the bike features a belt drive mechanism, its transmission does not require lubrication. However, the brake pad may need silicone lubricant, especially if it makes a squeaking sound when in contact with the flywheel. Other than this, the only maintenance required is keeping the bike clean and periodically checking if all the parts function correctly.
Note: Some images contain pictures of tablets that do not come with the bike.
- Sturdy frame – can support users up to 220 lbs;
- Transport wheels;
- Adjustable levelers on both base bars;
- 4-way adjustable seat;
- 2-way adjustable handlebar;
- Multi-grip, padded handlebar
- Smooth, almost silent belt drive;
- Aluminum alloy pedals with toe cages;
- Perimeter-weighted flywheel for enhanced inertia;
- Standard, leather-pad friction resistance;
- Bluetooth connectivity;
- Free (basic) MyCloudFitness for online progress tracking and workout goals;
- Angle-adjustable and size-adjustable device holder;
- Easy to assemble;
- All the necessary tools for the assembly come included;
- Batteries for the Bluetooth unit come included;
- Little maintenance is required.
- No pulse reading function;
- No bottle holder.
Exerpeutic Indoor Cycling Bike 4208 Summary
The Exerpeutic 4208 is an indoor cycling bike for home use. It features a durable frame made of oval steel tubing, and it comes equipped with a manual friction resistance system, 17.6 lbs flywheel, and Bluetooth connectivity. In addition, it is compatible with the MyCloudFitness (MCF) app, which allows you to track your progress online and monitor your workout metrics during exercising.
Moreover, it’s a relatively decent stationary bike for all types of spin workouts, interval training, stamina development, and weight loss.
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Please note: Before starting any exercise program, you should consult your physician to determine if you have any medical or physical conditions that could put your health and safety at risk or prevent you from using the equipment properly. In addition, your physician’s advice is essential if you are taking medication that affects your heart rate, blood pressure, or cholesterol level.