Review Of:

Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike​

Design

Performance

Features/Specs

Price

The Exerpeutic 900xl is one of the top recumbent bikes on the market. If you’re looking for a way to lose weight and improve your fitness, then investing in a CV machine for your home is often a fantastic way to go about that.

CV machines include the likes of treadmills, stationary bikes and elliptical machines and these allow you to consistently output effort, thereby forcing your body to draw on reserves of energy, which are stored as fat.

The great thing about having a CV machine in your home, is that it provides you with a way to burn calories and increase your fitness, all without leaving the house. This is incredibly beneficial because for most of us, the biggest challenge with any exercise program is simply sticking at it.

When you have something you can use to exercise right in your own home, there is no need to go to the gym and no need to brave wet weather. You also save money by having something you can use for free rather than having to pay for a monthly membership.

You can sit back and watch your favorite show, listen to your favorite music and spend time with your family: all while losing weight!

And a recumbent bike is ideal for this, because it is designed with a more supine position to let you do other things while your legs do the work. So is the Exerpeutic 900XL a good option for a recumbent bike? Let’s dive in and take a closer look.

Exerpeutic 900XL Recumbent Bike Introduction

So the Exerpeutic 900XL is a recumbent bike. As mentioned, that means it’s a type of stationary bike but with the added advantage of having a very laid back and reclined posture.

Your legs are extended out in front, while you are leaning back in the chair. You’ll also have handles you can hold onto while you ride to keep yourself in place and there’s a screen up-front for checking in on various features.

Design and Comfort

To look at, the Exerpeutic 900XL is a rather large and long device that will take up a fair bit of space in your home. Specifically, the dimensions are 22”x34”x54”. It’s that length then that will ensure you’ll need to clear some space and this may be an issue for those with smaller premises.

The weight is 63lbs, which is lighter than it looks, and it is capable of taking riders up to 300lbs. This is a little baffling, as the listing describes it as ‘extended capacity’, suggesting it should take extra weight.

This isn’t quite true however, as the majority of recumbent bikes will be able to handle 300lbs of load – even the folding ones! Transportation wheels do mean that you can easily roll the machine out of the room when you don’t want it around though – you’ll just need somewhere to put it!

That large size does bring with it a decent amount of stability though. This is great when you’re riding faster and it means you will feel as though you can really push it.

Another advantage to having a larger system, is that you can stretch your legs out more and the adjustable angles are more varied. This is a good option for someone a little taller.

While the extended capacity claim doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense, perhaps the general sense is that this is a device suitable for larger riders.

The chair itself is a little more comfortable than some of the competition too. It’s well padded and has the ability to lean back further as you need.

Performance and Comfort

The good news about the Exerpeutic 900XL is that the riding experience here is rather sublime. This model comes with the best form of resistance, that being magnetic. This describes the way in which the flywheel is slowed down to increase the challenge.

Magnetic resistance means that this is accomplished via a magnetic field, rather than by physical friction or mechanical load. This is good news because it results in a much smoother experience, meaning that the pedals won’t suddenly become stiff or suddenly begin to jerk around.

The other great thing about the Exerpeutic 900XL is that this is a very quiet experience. That’s important if you plan on watching TV while you ride because you’ll actually be able to hear what you’re watching and you won’t upset anyone else you’re watching with.

It also means that you can ride later in the day, without disturbing neighbors if you have thin walls, or family if they are sleeping next door.

The great thing about having a larger and more stable device like this, is that it is perfect for riding more vigorously. The larger size and great build quality mean that you can put in lots of effort here without worrying that the thing will topple over, jam or break.

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Features and Specifications

This resistance on the Exerpeutic 900XL comes with 8 different settings, which is enough to provide you with something of a challenge when you need it while still having lighter settings for those just starting out.

There are lots of advantages to being able to change the resistance. For one, it means that you can use ‘concurrent training’ This means combining traditional CV (aerobic training) with resistance, in order to burn more calories than either would on its own while also toning the muscles.

There are some features missing in this regard though, such as the option to follow pre-programmed routines that alter the speed and the resistance as you ride. This is a more high-end feature however, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it’s not here.

What is here however is the LCD display, which lets you follow your own performance as you ride. This shows you a number of different details, such as the speed that you’re traveling at, the amount of time you’ve been riding and of course, the number of calories you’ve burned.

This allows you to set yourself targets and to constantly improve, which is a necessity for any fitness program.

What’s even better though, is the heart rate monitor. This is something you don’t see on some cheaper devices but it’s important for just how useful it is.

For starters, using a heart rate monitor, the calorie estimate is far more accurate. This is very useful of course for anyone planning on losing weight through their training because it means they can ensure they burn the calories they need to in order to remain in a calorie deficit.

Another big advantage of having a heart rate sensor is that it will allow you to use HIIT routines. These are routines that have you alternating between periods of intense exertion (at around 90% MHR) and then periods of relative calm and relaxation.

This is a highly effective way to burn more calories in a shorter time and it even allows you to keep burning calories after you have finished exercising.

For a more detailed guide to different kinds of workouts using a recumbent bike, check out our guide to the recumbent bike here.

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Conclusion

Overall then, the Exerpeutic 900XL is a fantastic machine for anyone that wants to push themselves in their training, while having a comfortable and therapeutic way to do so.

The larger size makes it very comfortable and very easy to use. But the downside is that it will of course take up a large amount of space and look a little out of place in many a living room.

The Exerpeutic 900XL is a higher end model than some of the others you’ll get for a similar price, certainly than the folding options, but it doesn’t have the most advanced features of the truly premium machines – like a full color display or the option to use pre-programmed training routines. There are no saved profiles either.

For most people though, this offers more than enough options to get a great workout in and to do so in a highly comfortable and effective manner. For most, there will be no need to spend more.

For more information on other Exerpeutic products, check out their Amazon store here.

The Exerpeutic 900xl is one of the top recumbent bikes on the market. If you’re looking for a way to lose weight and improve your fitness, then investing in a CV machine for your home is often a fantastic way to go about that.

CV machines include the likes of treadmills, stationary bikes and elliptical machines and these allow you to consistently output effort, thereby forcing your body to draw on reserves of energy, which are stored as fat.

The great thing about having a CV machine in your home, is that it provides you with a way to burn calories and increase your fitness, all without leaving the house. This is incredibly beneficial because for most of us, the biggest challenge with any exercise program is simply sticking at it.

When you have something you can use to exercise right in your own home, there is no need to go to the gym and no need to brave wet weather. You also save money by having something you can use for free rather than having to pay for a monthly membership.

You can sit back and watch your favorite show, listen to your favorite music and spend time with your family: all while losing weight!

And a recumbent bike is ideal for this, because it is designed with a more supine position to let you do other things while your legs do the work. So is the Exerpeutic 900XL a good option for a recumbent bike? Let’s dive in and take a closer look.

Exerpeutic 900XL Recumbent Bike Introduction

So the Exerpeutic 900XL is a recumbent bike. As mentioned, that means it’s a type of stationary bike but with the added advantage of having a very laid back and reclined posture.

Your legs are extended out in front, while you are leaning back in the chair. You’ll also have handles you can hold onto while you ride to keep yourself in place and there’s a screen up-front for checking in on various features.

Design and Comfort

To look at, the Exerpeutic 900XL is a rather large and long device that will take up a fair bit of space in your home. Specifically, the dimensions are 22”x34”x54”. It’s that length then that will ensure you’ll need to clear some space and this may be an issue for those with smaller premises.

The weight is 63lbs, which is lighter than it looks, and it is capable of taking riders up to 300lbs. This is a little baffling, as the listing describes it as ‘extended capacity’, suggesting it should take extra weight.

This isn’t quite true however, as the majority of recumbent bikes will be able to handle 300lbs of load – even the folding ones! Transportation wheels do mean that you can easily roll the machine out of the room when you don’t want it around though – you’ll just need somewhere to put it!

That large size does bring with it a decent amount of stability though. This is great when you’re riding faster and it means you will feel as though you can really push it.

Another advantage to having a larger system, is that you can stretch your legs out more and the adjustable angles are more varied. This is a good option for someone a little taller.

While the extended capacity claim doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense, perhaps the general sense is that this is a device suitable for larger riders.

The chair itself is a little more comfortable than some of the competition too. It’s well padded and has the ability to lean back further as you need.