The JEEKEE Recumbent Bike features an advanced two-way external magnetic flywheel technology providing greater inertia, more substantial power, and a smoother riding experience. In addition, a more robust dual-belt mechanism drives the flywheel, producing only 20db of sound, which is quieter than traditional chain-type equipment.
This bike has eight magnetic resistance levels that allow the user to change the intensity during a workout quickly. In addition, the highest-quality eight neodymium magnets have more significant and uniform resistance than other magnetic exercise bikes, and the outstanding non-demagnetizing performance gives them a long-term life.
The JEEKEE recumbent bike is a multi-function fitness monitor with an LCD to track real-time data: time, distance, odometer, speed, calories, and pulse. Unfortunately, the monitor does not have any pre-set programs or Bluetooth connectivity. However, it does offer the possibility to set goals for time, distance, and calories.
It has a large soft seat cushion and backrest to protect your spine and provide comfort during long bike rides. In addition, it gives a nine-position seat adjustment to fit user height from 4’9 to 6’5 (inseam 27 “-39”). The adjustable pedal straps allow you to easily place your feet into the pedals and secure them while exercising.
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Product: JEEKEE Recumbent Bike
Warranty: 1 year limited
My rating: 8.5/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 53.3L x 19.3W x 39H inches (135L x 49W x 99H cm)
- Assembled weight: 66 lbs (30 kg)
- Weight capacity: 300 lbs (136 kg)
- Seat: Adjustable
- Pedals: Weighted, with straps
- Resistance: Manual magnetic, eight levels
- Fitness Monitor: Time, distance, odometer, speed, calories, pulse, goals, scan
- Extras: Device holder
- Warranty: 1 year limited
The JEEKEE recumbent bike features a pretty sturdy cylindrical tubing frame. The only visible rectangular tubes are the seat adjustment rail and the seat frame tubes. All the steel bars in the bike’s construction come with a corrosion-resistant black paint finish.
The bike’s frame consists of two main pieces: the one that holds the seat, the front part that supports the drive and resistance unit, and the fitness monitor. The base bars of the two pieces connect in the middle via several screws.
The bike’s drive and resistance unit feature large, durable thermoplastic covers. They’re primarily black to fit the rest of the frame. The bike also integrates several other plastic parts; the most notable ones are the end caps of the base bars, the heads of the adjustment knobs, and the casing of the fitness monitor.
The JEEKEE bike is not super extensive. With all the parts assembled, it is approx. 53.3″ (135 cm) long and 19.3″ (49 cm) wide, while its highest point is the top of the fitness monitor, which reaches approx. 39″ (99 cm) above the floor. However, leaving at least two feet of clearance around the bike is advisable for easy access and safe usage.
The bike is not too heavy either. Its net weight is approx—66 lbs (30 kg). Therefore, one person can carry and assemble the bike. Also, once completed, it quickly relocated via the small wheels integrated into its front base bar.
Seat and handlebars
The JEEKEE recumbent bike features a solid seat with a steel frame and two parallel rectangular bars. This design considerably improves its sturdiness, and is why the bike has a maximum user weight limit of 300 lbs (136 kg).
The seat features two large pads that integrate approx. 1.5″ (3.8 cm) of foam cushioning has a layer of durable vinyl material. The seat part is approx. 12.5″W x 11.8″D (31.7 x 29.9 cm), while the backrest pad is approx. 12.5″W x 16″L (31.7 x 40.6 cm).
The whole seat assembly is adjustable. It slides on a monorail with several adjustment positions. The applicable inseam range is 27″ – 39″ (68.5 – 99 cm). Therefore, the bike comfortably accommodates users between 4’9″ and 6’5″ (145 – 196 cm). The backrest does not adjust independently from the rest of the seat. Unfortunately, it does not have a reclining function either.
The JEEKEE recumbent bike features two sets of handlebars. One attaches to the seat, the other to the front upright bar of the bike. The seat handlebars integrate metallic pulse sensors. The front handlebar has short grips slightly curved towards the user.
Both handlebar sets feature PVC foam grips for improved contact. Unfortunately, none of the handlebars have an adjustment.
The JEEKEE recumbent bike has a standard magnetic resistance system with manual action. Therefore, the bike does not require a power adapter or an external power source. However, on the other hand, it also does not have pre-set workout programs and does not adjust the resistance automatically.
The bike’s resistance system consists of an internal magnetic brake that connects through a steel cable to the tension knob on the front mast. Therefore, when you turn the knob, the magnets move closer or farther from the flywheel, increasing or decreasing the pedaling difficulty.
The magnetic resistance system comes with several advantages over a friction resistance system. First of all, the magnets do not touch the flywheel. Thus, the pedaling motion is very smooth and quiet. And second of all, since the magnetic brake pad does not touch the flywheel, it never wears out, so you won’t have to worry about its replacement.
The bike offers eight levels of resistance. The first two levels provide light resistance for gentle exercising, great for blood circulation improvement and workout warm-up. The 3-5 tension levels deliver moderate workout intensity, while the 6-8 levels offer considerably more resistance and the possibility to perform a more consistent workout.
Like many other magnetic resistance exercise bikes, the JEEKEE bike has a belt drive system. It integrates a poly-v belt designed for improved traction. The belt drive system has the main advantage of not requiring lubrication. It also generates less vibration than a chain, contributing to the ride’s overall smoothness and quietness.
The bike’s internal flywheel features a perimeter-weighted design for improved inertia. Its exact weight is not specified, but since the bike only weighs approximately 66 lbs (30 kg), the flywheel probably doesn’t weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg).
The flywheel is bi-directional. Thus, you can pedal in reverse if you want. However, coasting is not possible on this bike. The pedals continue to spin for as long as the flywheel is spinning. Also, when pedaling in reverse, you will get the same resistance as when pedaling forward.
The bike comes with a reasonably sturdy crankset. The internal pulley is a durable nylon material, while the crank arms are cylindrical, steel-made, and feature a chrome plating finish. The pedals are made of a rigid thermoplastic material. They have a weighted design, so they always self-level when you remove your feet from them. They also have adjustable straps.
The JEEKEE recumbent bike features a fitness monitor featuring an LCD (without a backlight) that tracks time, distance, total distance, speed, calories, and pulse. The speed and distance are in MPH and miles. Unfortunately, there is no option for setting them to metric units.
Also, the pulse reading function is grip contact only. Holding on to the integrated sensors for the monitor to read your pulse would be best. It cannot read your pulse from a wireless transmitter.
The monitor does not have any pre-set programs or Bluetooth connectivity. It also isn’t compatible with any fitness apps. However, it does offer the possibility to set goals for time, distance, and calories. After choosing a goal for these workout metrics, the monitor will count down from the selected value.
The monitor is pretty easy to use. It has three main buttons: Mode, Set, and Reset. The Mode button allows you to select the workout metric you want to view on display or the scan function, which automatically rotates all the metrics showing each one for a few seconds. The Set button covers the goal-setting function. And finally, the Reset button clears all the values on the monitor to zero.
The monitor is battery-powered, requiring two AA batteries that come with the bike. It starts when you pedal and automatically turns off if it does not detect any activity on the bike for more than 4 minutes.
Assembly and Maintenance
This recumbent exercise bike is pretty easy to assemble. You only have to connect the two main frame pieces and add the base bars, the seat with both its pads, the handlebars, the pedals, the front mast, and the fitness monitor.
Therefore, it shouldn’t take more than an hour of your time. All the necessary tools come with the bike, and the manual provides pretty decent assembly instructions.
Once assembled, you don’t have to worry too much about maintenance. The internal parts shouldn’t need any lubrication for an extended time.
Therefore, you only need to wipe off the sweat that may fall on the frame at the end of the workout, keep the bike clean, and periodically inspect it to ensure that all the parts hold tight in their places and all the moving parts function correctly.
- Sturdy, steel frame – can support users up to 300 lbs;
- Adjustable rear stabilizers;
- Transport wheels on the front base bar;
- Two sets of handlebars included;
- Pulse sensors integrated into the seat handlebars;
- Padded seat and backrest for superior comfort;
- Frictionless magnetic resistance with eight distinct levels;
- Weighted pedals with adjustable straps;
- Fitness monitor included – it tracks time, distance, total distance, speed, calories, and pulse;
- Goal settings for time, distance, and calories burned;
- Device holder included;
- Easy to assemble;
- Little to no maintenance is required.
- No bottle holder;
- No backlight on the fitness monitor LCD.
JEEKEE Recumbent Bike Summary
The JEEKEE recumbent bike is an exercise fitness machine made for home use. It features an 8-level manual magnetic resistance system, a comfortable and adjustable seat, an internal belt drive, and a fitness monitor that tracks the essential workout metrics.
Moreover, it’s an affordable exercise bike for light to medium-intensity cardio training, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss.
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Please remember to 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.