The rest lockdowns have prevented many of us from doing our usual exercise. Solutions for getting our workouts at home have become increasingly popular. Whether you are looking for a way to maintain your fitness levels or to improve them, a stationary bike is perfect.
We are going to look at the Exerpeutic 900XL vs 1000 recumbent bikes. We will consider their size, functions, ease of use, and value for money. You will be able to find a comparison chart and some pros and cons before we decide which is the better bike.
The Exerpeutic 900XL and the Exerpeutic 1000 are practically identical. We will begin with the features they have in common.
The comparison chart below has little to compare but it is a good way to recap the specifications.
|Size||54 x 22 x 34 inches||54 x 22 x 34 inches|
|User Height||5.3 – 6.6 feet||5.3 – 6.6 feet|
|Tension Controls||8 level magnetic||8 level magnetic|
|Seats||Large, oversized cushions with backrest.||Large, oversized cushions with backrest.|
|LCD Computer||Yes, monitors distance, calories burned, speed, heart rate and scan||Yes, monitors distance, calories burned, speed, heart rate and scan|
|Hand Pulse Sensor||Yes||Yes|
|Quiet Operation||Flywheel and V-belt drive||Flywheel and V-belt drive|
|Warranty||1 year limited||1 year limited|
The Exerpeutic 900XL and the Exerpeutic 1000 are a combination of dark and light gray with black features. They are 54 x 22 x 34 inches and weigh a solid 63 pounds.
The weight capacity of the Exerpeutic 900XL and the Exerpeutic 1000 is 300 pounds. The seats can be adjusted for users between 5.3ft and 6.6ft. The ‘Step Thru’ design makes it easier for those with back or joint problems to get on and off.
There are 8 levels for you to adjust the level of difficulty. The Exerpeutic 900XL and the Exerpeutic 1000 use a magnetic tension system so that you can set easy to difficult workouts.
The good news is that the seats aren’t like traditional bike seats. The Exerpeutic 900XL and the Exerpeutic 1000 seats are more like chairs. They are large with oversized cushions along with a backrest. Under the seats, you have a quick and easy adjustment for the right height of the user.
The LCD computer with the Exerpeutic 900XL and the Exerpeutic 1000 runs on batteries. While they are quite basic compared with others, they still provide enough information to monitor your workout. You can see the distance, calories burned, speed and heart rate. There is a scan option that will switch between the different measurements.
Hand Pulse Sensor
On the arms of the Exerpeutic 900XL and the Exerpeutic 1000, there are hand pulse sensors. When you place your thumbs on these sensors, they can take your pulse so you are able to remain within your target heart rate zone.
Quite often you will want to watch TV or listen to music while you work out. The Exerpeutic 900XL and the Exerpeutic 1000 have precision-balanced flywheels and V-belt drives. This allows for a quiet workout with a smooth operation.
The Exerpeutic 900XL and the Exerpeutic 1000 might be a little heavy for some to carry. Luckily, there are transportation wheels on the front so you can pick up the rear end and steer the bikes to where you want them.
There is only one difference between the Exerpeutic 900XL and the Exerpeutic 1000. We will look at this now.
Value for Money
It’s always strange when a brand releases two identical products but at a different price.
This is the cheaper version of the recumbent bike. It comes with a one-year limited warranty.
Some would call this the big brother of the Exerpeutic 900XL but the only thing that appears to be bigger is the price. It might only be $40 to $50 more expensive but it’s hard to find a good reason for this. It also comes with a one-year limited warranty.
The Winner Is- The Exerpeutic 900XL
Pros and Cons
Let’s see if the pros and cons of the Exerpeutic 900XL and the Exerpeutic 1000 highlight any further differences.