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Looking to get in shape at home this year or just want to switch up your fitness routine? Look no further than the Marcy ME-709 Exercise Bike and you can be tracking your speed, distance, time and calories burned in no time. The Marcy exercise bike is a step-through exercise bike that features a large console display with extra-large numbers for improved readability. This Marcy exercise bike is equipped with counter balanced pedals with adjustable foot straps. The seat is uniquely designed to adjust according to your body size. The recumbent exercise bike comes with eight levels of preset resistance and easily adjustable tension-tightening knob. The transport wheels let you roll the Marcy ME-709 Exercise Bike from room to room. Durable construction and powder-coated finish ensure a long life.
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Questions & Answers for Marcy Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709

Question

di i need a power supply for this bike?

Do I need a power supply for this bike?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
ThePeddler
answer 2
No you don't. Just batteries for the computer that operates the functions.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 3
No. The display uses AA batteries and the manufacturer supplies them.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
SouthJrzyGrl
answer 4
NO IT'S POWERED BY YOU.THE COMPUTER USES BATTERIES.
THIS IS A GREAT BIKE.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
curtiswife
 - REIGELWOOD,NC
answer 5
No. The tension is by cable, adjusted by a knob.
The computer is by two AA batteries.
answered 4 years ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 6
No.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
iammoni03
 - Stockton CA
answer 7
No
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
HappyPhysicalTherapist
 - Vadnais Heights, MN
answer 8
YES!!!!!!!!!!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - El Guique, NM
answer 9
You can use it without any power at all. The display (miles, time, speed, etc.) takes 2 AA batteries.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
jaconrad
 - WA
answer 10
The bike does not need to be plugged into a wall socket to operate. The computer does require batterys, which are included.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
DebraA
answer 11
No. It runs on two AA batteries. It comes with the first two.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
BraveHeart2200
 - San Antonio, TX
answer 12
No - the computer is run by batteries which come with the bike.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
friskylee
 - Bowie, Md.
Question

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I am thinking about purchasing this bike. I have a Chevrolet Malibu. Will I be able to put this bike in my car to transport home?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
you should the box is not very big, but is heavy
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Irishroselovesu
 - Roscoe, IL
answer 2
yes it would
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
bubbaboy1963
 - norman,okla
answer 3
You might want to search through the Q&A's. I think I remember someone had a Kia and was able to fit in their car.
The box is pretty small. I measured 22" tall, 30" long, 12" wide/deep. I am sure it would fit just fine in the back seat of your car.
It weighed about 65lbs.
answered 4 years ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 4
It should fit either in your backseat or your trunk. The box isn't that big. I have a Malibu so I think it would fit.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Mangham1992
 - Mangham, LA
answer 5
I brought mine home in a Chevy Cavalier. But my back seat folds down.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
iammoni03
 - Stockton CA
answer 6
They deliver this bike to your home.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 7
The box is pretty compact - about 2 ft x 3 ft x 1 ft. I fit it in the trunk of my Kia Spectra.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
jaconrad
 - WA
answer 8
the box dimentions are L. 31" x W. 12" x H. 22" and weighs 65lbs.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
DebraA
answer 9
I put mine in the trunk of my Buick LeSabre with a good amount of room to spare. I'm pretty sure the Malibu trunk will hold the box.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
rayclean
 - upstate South Carolina
answer 10
We have a Ford Windstar Van with the back seat removed. Ours was fully assembled when we picked it up. If assembled, I would doubt that is would fit in your car or any car. However if you want to assemble it or have someone you know assemble it, then it is more likely to fit. Measure your depth, height, and length of your back seat or trunk, then check the dimensions of the package or ask at Wal-Mart. Or, you could have a friend with a truck or Van help you pick it up. It is really nice to have Wal Mart assemble it before pickup. Hope this helps. It's a great Bike!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
sitetostoremoment
 - Waupaca Cty, Wisconsin
answer 11
This product has a package dimension of 30.5"x11.5"x21.5". You should be able to fit this product into the trunk, or the back seat of the car.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
GeneL32
Question

Does the console work with batteries or is it electrical?

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Batteries
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
ThePeddler
answer 2
batteries only.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 3
batteries
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Brendasbiz
answer 4
Works with 2 AA batteries (comes with).
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
LovesToBike2011
answer 5
batteries
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
phxprincess
 - Parker, CO
answer 6
Two AA batteries (the first set is provided with the bike). Nothing on the bike requires electricity.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 7
It is battery operated
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
timlins
 - Milwaukee, WI
answer 8
The console works on two "AA" batteries which were included in the package.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
boaterrr
 - Centreville, Maryland
answer 9
two AA batteries included
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
bigtruknut
 - washington DC
answer 10
batteries
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Billipoo
answer 11
batteries
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
shoppper908
 - Oakfield Tn.
Question

I am looking to start exerciseing more, I want something that will workout every part of my body: legs, abs, arms... Will this bike do that?

Or should I get a treadmill instead?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Exercise2011
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Great workout for your legs but the abs and the arms won't get anything. Just good calorie burning.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
lmiskar
 - Tacoma, Washington
answer 2
This bike will not exercise your arms. It will work your lower body. You could combine this with weight lifting for your upper body. Even with a treadmill you would have to use weights for your upper body as walking will not really work your arm muscles.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
jne1253
 - Pleasant Valley, NY
answer 3
This will not exercise arms etc.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
ThePeddler
answer 4
Maybe not so much the arms. I am considering using small weights and work my arms at the same time.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 5
No, you sit and pedal. If you want a whole body workout go for the eliptical, at least your arms move with that.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
BoogieGal
 - Norfolk, VA
answer 6
Get a Treadmill instead. This won't work your abs or arms, and it barely works your legs. It also breaks very quickly.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
SageKalz
answer 7
It is just a bike, if you want to work everything you need an elliptical machine.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Brendasbiz
answer 8
This bike will not excersize your arms.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
answer 9
No, this bike is for legs only. There are no moving parts that would exercise your arms. You just hold on to arms on bike. However, you could exercise your arms with hand weights as you sit and move your legs. In fact, I'm going to do that tonight just to try it out.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
GrannyinDallas
answer 10
I do not like exercise bikes that well but very happy with a tread mill. You get one with different speeds and incline which to me is better to use.
I'm 67 years old and love my tread mill and I lose more weight that a bike
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
BirdLady777
 - Liberty, Mo
answer 11
Not arms
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Lan2man
 - Omaha Ne.
Question

what toold do I need for assembly?

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Richard42
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
All tools are included which was very helpful.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
ThePeddler
answer 2
The tool comes with it.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 3
The bike comes with all of the tools you need.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Brendasbiz
answer 4
All tools are included to put the bike together.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
answer 5
Tools are included in the box.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
LovesToBike2011
answer 6
all tools are included.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
d3altracker
answer 7
None, it comes with everything you need.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
phxprincess
 - Parker, CO
answer 8
All necessary tools are included. If you have a power screwdriver, it will make things go quicker.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
ButterCookie
 - Virginia
answer 9
There are Allen wrenches and hex wrenches included in the box. As a not-very-mechanically minded 58-year-old female, I did not need any further tools. However, it is helpful to have someone to hold things as you assemble the bike.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
purple1cat
answer 10
None. They provide the hardware and the tools.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
slick711
 - Lancaster, PA
answer 11
The tools you'll need are included with the bike.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
Question

Can I use this bike if I weigh over 400lbs?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Lazzeri
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
iloveerik
 - East Pembroke NY
answer 2
No. Limit is 300 pounds.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Shabala
 - Bartow, Florida
answer 3
NO
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Marchett
 - Plainsboro,N.J.
answer 4
Maximum weight according to the paperwork is 300 lbs.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 5
No, I don't think so. I believe the bike's realistic limit is around 300lbs. You may want to look for something more larger and sturdy.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
JonExercise
answer 6
I weigh 320. This bike has solid construction and preforms well for me.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
athud2444
 - Benton, Ar.
answer 7
The specifications on this bike state a weight limit of 300lbs.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
SouthJrzyGrl
answer 8
I would highly discourage anyone over 250 from using it.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
ManuteSwol
 - Delaware
answer 9
No. I wouldn't even suggest it to someone who weighs 100 pounds however. The thing breaks quickly.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
SageKalz
answer 10
Probably not
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Brendasbiz
answer 11
weight limit is 300lbs. but I weight more then 350 and have no prolems with it. I would not be afraid of useing it If I was over 400.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
lazyj717
 - Grand Rapids Mi.
Question

Can I use this item, if my weight is 350 lb

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Maybe yes, but it is rated for only 250 lbs. & it does have a wide seat.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
PraiseTheLordalways
 - Fitchburg, Mass.
answer 2
I weigh about 310, and I use the bike. It's very sturdy.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
I'm 348 lbs and I have no problem on it.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
JVLA
answer 4
I believe so,The weight limit is 300 but my son is 310 pounds and has no problems.it's very sturdy.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
bookhog
 - Amesbury,Ma
answer 5
300 pounds is max.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Shabala
 - Bartow, Florida
answer 6
NO only rated to 250!!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
BByrd
 - Mississippi
answer 7
N0. I way 286lb. I feel as tho I just made it.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Marchett
 - Plainsboro,N.J.
answer 8
Maximum weight according to the paperwork is 300 lbs.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 9
No, I don't think so. I believe the bike's realistic limit is around 300lbs. You may want to look for something more larger and sturdy.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
JonExercise
answer 10
yes very good machine for 350 lbs. man.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
lazyj717
 - Grand Rapids Mi.
answer 11
YES
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
Question

Does this exercise bike require electricity?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
No
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 2
no
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Brendasbiz
answer 3
NO,IT IS POWERED BY YOU.IT HAS A COMPUTER THAT TELLS YOUR SPEED CAL,MILES ETC,BUT THATS BATTERIES.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
curtiswife
 - REIGELWOOD,NC
answer 4
No.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
TheOldGrayMare
 - Kansas City
answer 5
No. The tension is by cable, like on a 10-speed. The computer is by batteries.
answered 4 years ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 6
No
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
currsand
 - Delta, CO
answer 7
No. Just batteries to run the calorie, distance, speed counter. And it comes with 2 of them.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 8
No electricity. Just two AA batteries.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
LilibeansMom
 - Central Oregon
answer 9
NO.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
iammoni03
 - Stockton CA
answer 10
no
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Bill177
answer 11
No. Batteries run the computer, no electricity required.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
edtheripper
 - RI
Question

Can you adjust the resistance using the monitor?

asked 5 years, 1 month ago
By
awp16
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
no, there is a tension adjustment knob on the neck of the bike below the monitor
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
XRunner
 - PA
answer 2
No, the monitor only "reads" your progress. You would use the resistance knob on the frame. Turning it right or left as you desire.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
PraiseTheLordalways
 - Fitchburg, Mass.
answer 3
No. The resistance can be adjusted by a dial just below the monitor.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
ninepenn
answer 4
NO it has a know just below the monitor its very easy to adjust
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
CrankmOut
answer 5
Yes, you can dial in whatever tension you desire.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
answer 6
No, there is a knob under the monitor to change the resistance. Very easy to change.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
ThinningThighs
answer 7
No. you have to adj. it manually
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
timlins
 - Milwaukee, WI
answer 8
no
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
POTRA
answer 9
No, this bike has cable resistance, like a ten-speed and doesn't require electricity. You just turn a knob. The monitor has distance, time, speed, calories... I think that's all. No bells or whistles.
answered 4 years ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 10
No there's a knob you turn to adjust tension
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
friskylee
 - Bowie, Md.
answer 11
The computer registers the time, speed, distance and calories. A tension knob located directly below the computer, controls the resistance.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
DebraA
Question

is the pedals very hard to push

I am thinking of buying this machine, i have a metal plate in my right hip and need to workout to keep my weight off.
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
By
kraftykid
 - phoenix az
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
This will be the easiest bike you will ever pedal.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
answer 2
This bike offers 8 grades of resistance. The lower levels should be perfect and easy. The seat is also large and supportive.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
LovesToBike2011
answer 3
no. you choose the resistance.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
POTRA
answer 4
NO,YOU CAN ADJUST THE TIGHTNESS OR HOW EASY OR HARD YOU WANT TO PEDAL.IT'S A GREAT BIKE.IT'S QUIET TOO.I HAVE A BAD BACK.KNEES AND HIPSO I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT NEEDING IT TO BE ABLE FOR YOU TO USE AND NOT BE HURT.BUT I LOVE IT.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
curtiswife
 - REIGELWOOD,NC
answer 5
No, the pedals are not hard to push if you put the resistance setting on 1 or 2.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Mangham1992
 - Mangham, LA
answer 6
On lower setting it is easy enough for my 6 age old niece to pedals. And she also
turned it up to the eight setting.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
DigThemBones
 - Albany, Ga.
answer 7
No. there is tension from 1-8 and one is very easy with a fluid motion
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Caring4Others
answer 8
You can set the tension anywhere between a 1-8 setting. At the lower levels you should be able to use it easily enough. I have bad knees and use a 4-5 setting.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
jaconrad
 - WA
answer 9
There is a manual adjustment that lets you dial in the level of resistance you want. It ranges from practically nothing to a fairly stiff resistance. I didn't crank it all the way up but about half way, where I am now, you start to feel noticeable resistance. My goal is to get a work out without killing myself and so far this machine let's me do that.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
rayclean
 - upstate South Carolina
answer 10
You have 8 preset settings for resistance on your bike. I would turn the knob to 1 and try it out. I started at 3, as that is what it was when I picked it up. My wife and I have no problems at the 3 setting, and if you do, then go to 2 or 1, which give less resistance. It is very smooth and comfortable. We just got ours and love it!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
sitetostoremoment
 - Waupaca Cty, Wisconsin
answer 11
There is an adjustment knob on the bike that has a range from 1 to 8, the lower the setting selected the easier it is to pedal the bike. I do not think that you will have any problem working with this bike.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
Nut2
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