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Marcy Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709

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

I am wanting to buy this for my mom. She is 5'1". Will she be able to reach the pedals?

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
ceasarbird
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
I am 5'2" and use the bike easily with no problems. My legs very comfortably fit the pedals. I wear sneaker-type tennis shoes while using. Very comfortable bike and I use often.
answered 3 weeks, 3 days ago
By
RecoveringFromKneeSurgery
answer 2
I am 5' and can reach the peddles. Or you could put a cushion behind you.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 3
No, she won't be able to. Anyone shorter than 5'4" will have problems reaching the pedals, based on what I've seen with my machine.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
JonExercise
answer 4
I'm the same height and I have no problems with reaching the pedals. I set the seat to the furthest hole in the slider and it's very comfortable.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
SouthJrzyGrl
answer 5
Yes, my wife is 5'2" and has no problem riding the bike.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
answer 6
yes
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
POTRA
answer 7
She should be able to,I have 1/2 inch on her and I can reach just put in closest hole toward the front of the bike!!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
pinkfrogreading
 - Texas
answer 8
Yes. I am also 5'1" and have no issues with that.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
tyn11
 - GA
answer 9
It has an adjustable center and it coud go in enough for a person of 5',1" stature, but you may have to stretch a little.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Jspence59
 - Elmira, New York
answer 10
it is adjustable, she should be fine
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
mommatjones
 - morgantown wv
answer 11
YES I HAVE VERY SHORT LEGS AND IT IS FINE FOR ME. IT IS A STEP THROUGH CONSTRUCTION ALSO SO SAFE.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
BSSR
 - LLANO TEXAS
answer 12
Hmmm I have thought about your question. The truth is, the back leans back. I am 5'7 and it fits perfect, but I had to adjust it to closer. The truth is, if she has short legs, I dont think she'll be able to reach...however it adjust far up and back. Sorry I couldnt be more helpful, im just not sure!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Lollie007
Question

di i need a power supply for this bike?

Do I need a power supply for this bike?
asked 5 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
ThePeddler
answer 2
No you don't. Just batteries for the computer that operates the functions.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 3
No. The display uses AA batteries and the manufacturer supplies them.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
SouthJrzyGrl
answer 4
NO IT'S POWERED BY YOU.THE COMPUTER USES BATTERIES.
THIS IS A GREAT BIKE.
answered 4 years, 2 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, 3 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 6
No.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
iammoni03
 - Stockton CA
answer 7
No
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
HappyPhysicalTherapist
 - Vadnais Heights, MN
answer 8
YES!!!!!!!!!!
answered 4 years, 7 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 5 years 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 5 years ago
By
DebraA
answer 11
No. It runs on two AA batteries. It comes with the first two.
answered 5 years ago
By
BraveHeart2200
 - San Antonio, TX
answer 12
No - the computer is run by batteries which come with the bike.
answered 5 years ago
By
friskylee
 - Bowie, Md.
Question

Does this exercise bike need batteries?

Does this bike come with batteries or is it a plug in exercise bike?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Denver,CO
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
It uses 2 AA batteries in the computer and they are supplied for the first ones.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 2
The bike comes with batteries. There is no electrical cord with this bike.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
answer 3
Only batteries needed are the two included AA batteries for the console.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
bigtruknut
 - washington DC
answer 4
IT COMES W/BATTERIES FOR THE COMPUTER,IT'S POWERED BY YOU,NO PLUGS NEEDED
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
curtiswife
 - REIGELWOOD,NC
answer 5
It comes with batteries. They are needed for the display panel.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
AnotherGail
 - Columbus, OH
answer 6
No electricity for tension or the computer.
The computer runs on two AA batteries.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 7
nope not at all. only for the meter.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Lollie007
answer 8
Uses batteries... and they come with it!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Veruschka
 - WY
answer 9
Batteries.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
iammoni03
 - Stockton CA
answer 10
The bike does not require electricity for operation. The only component that requires battery would be the LCD monitor.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
By
GeneL32
answer 11
the only thing that needs energy is the cal/time/speed/distance piece and it comes with aa batteries. no plug in
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
By
teabiscut1
 - louisiana
Question

Is the seat back adjustable? How easy or difficult is it to adjust if different height people are using it every day? Thanks

asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
ColoradoGranny
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, the seat back is not adjustable...but it's a good size, width and height.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
TWINHEAD
 - Queens,NY
answer 2
the seat is not adjustable, but there is a bar, that adjusts the length for taller people. it's a very ncie bike.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Irishroselovesu
 - Roscoe, IL
answer 3
No. It is not.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 4
Not really. The length adjusts for those of different heights, albeit not easily. The seat back is at an angle, so I usually put a pillow behind my back and then it's the perfect angle.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
phxprincess
 - Parker, CO
answer 5
No, the seat is not adjustable.

The sliding frame is very difficult to adjust.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 6
No the seat isn't adjustable - it's fixed - the only thing you can adjust is the distance between the pedals and the seat and that is easy to do.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
RedWombat
 - Chandler, AZ
answer 7
no
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
memale
 - texas
answer 8
The seat back is not adjustable and I find i too far back for me. in order to adjust the seat you have to pull the back half of the bike out of the frame rail, its slide back and forth, very unusual!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
dbeech
 - Bellingham, WA
answer 9
I am still working out how to adjust it. It needs to be back alittle further for me and upmore for my husband. It is alittle hard to move but we assume it just needs to loosen up.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
lisaandbill
 - Pittsburgh, PA
answer 10
The back seat isn't adjustable, but you can adjust the machine itself to accomodate your height. This is kinda difficult b/c sliding the two main pieces apart is not that easy.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Chitowngurl63
 - Chicago
answer 11
Adjusting the seat to move forward was a little irritating, being that I had to twist and turn the entire seat area to get it to move. It's nothing like pulling a lever and having a quick adjustment. And even moved all they way forward, I could not reach the pedals.(I am 5').
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
iammoni03
 - Stockton CA
Question

While riding the bike, is it quiet enough to also watch TV?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
POTRA
answer 2
YES,I USE MINE WHILE WATCHING TV,OR EVEN READING.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
curtiswife
 - REIGELWOOD,NC
answer 3
Oh, yes. Very guiet.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
TheOldGrayMare
 - Kansas City
answer 4
I can hear the tv at a decent level. I have really good hearing though.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 5
Yes, the bike is quiet enough to watch tv while you exercise.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Mangham1992
 - Mangham, LA
answer 6
Yes, Yes, Yes. It's very quiet.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 7
We have found our bike to be completely silent. We have our bike in the middle of the living room and watch TV when we use it. No need for us even to turn up the sound.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
LilibeansMom
 - Central Oregon
answer 8
yes
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
Caring4Others
answer 9
The pedal mechanism is very quiet. Mine has a squeek where 2 pieces go together - I haven't tried to oil it yet, but we watch movies while one of us is on it all the time.
answered 5 years ago
By
jaconrad
 - WA
answer 10
The Marcy ME 709 is the most quiet of all exercise bikes I have ever been on. It is smooth beyond belief and definitely quiet enough to hear your favorite tv program or listen to music, without blasting others out of the house. Just got ours and we love it so far. Very smooth and comfortable!
answered 5 years ago
By
sitetostoremoment
 - Waupaca Cty, Wisconsin
answer 11
The bearing used in the assembly of the bike make for a very quite ride.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
DebraA
Question

Does the console work with batteries or is it electrical?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Batteries
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
ThePeddler
answer 2
batteries only.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 3
batteries
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Brendasbiz
answer 4
Works with 2 AA batteries (comes with).
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
LovesToBike2011
answer 5
batteries
answered 4 years, 1 month 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 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 7
It is battery operated
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
timlins
 - Milwaukee, WI
answer 8
The console works on two "AA" batteries which were included in the package.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
boaterrr
 - Centreville, Maryland
answer 9
two AA batteries included
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
bigtruknut
 - washington DC
answer 10
batteries
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Billipoo
answer 11
batteries
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
shoppper908
 - Oakfield Tn.
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 5 years, 1 month 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 4 years, 1 month 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 4 years, 1 month ago
By
LovesToBike2011
answer 3
no. you choose the resistance.
answered 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 2 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, 3 months 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, 5 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, 6 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 5 years 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 5 years 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 5 years 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 5 years, 1 month ago
By
Nut2
Question

I am 5ft even will this bike adjust to my height comfortably

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
njladyt
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Irishroselovesu
 - Roscoe, IL
answer 2
My granddaughter is about 4'9 or 10 and she stretches to make itwork where I have it set. It looks like there is only a little room left to move it forward. It may work but it may still be a stretch.
answered 4 years ago
By
lmiskar
 - Tacoma, Washington
answer 3
Absolutely.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
SouthJrzyGrl
answer 4
I am 5' and have no problem using this bike.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
currsand
 - Delta, CO
answer 5
I am 5'4" but the length of my inseam is more for someone 5' tall. I drilled a new hole & it takes time...start with a small drill bit & get larger & larger bits. You must consider that the bar will only go 12" in because there are 2 screws blocking further entry.

Now it fits perfectly. I LOVE this bike.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
tsameshi
answer 6
I have tp put on my flip flop to make up for adjustment.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
8nancy
 - az
answer 7
I think the bike will fit you just fine on the closest setting. You want your knees to be almost straight when they are stretched out.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
HappyPhysicalTherapist
 - Vadnais Heights, MN
answer 8
Shouldn't be a problem; there are 4 different adjustment settings for the seat position. I'm 5'7" and mine is set on the 2nd position.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
recumbent
 - Stuart, FL
answer 9
my wife is 5'2" and she loves it!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - El Guique, NM
answer 10
not really...i am 5.3 and it is just barely a good fit.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
bg190
 - Columbia, SC
answer 11
I am also 5 feet exactly. Yes it will adjust to meet your height requirements and shorter. I have it set on the second hole to suit my height.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Deatrice
 - Chicago, IL
Question

are the pedal straps easily adjustable?

I had a stroke and it isn't easy for me to keep my foot in position
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
The pedal straps are the only part of this bike that I have difficulty with. They are very difficult for me to adjust so I usually leave them off. If you need to use them to keep your feet attached then you may have a problem. I would contact Marcy to see if they can suggest anything.
answered 4 years ago
By
jne1253
 - Pleasant Valley, NY
answer 2
not really. I ended up taking mine off entirely. They do adjust, but getting the rubber around the knob thingy that holds them in place takes some upper body strength! I think if you get them in place the way you want and then leave them alone, you'd be fine.
answered 4 years ago
By
FtWayneShopper
 - Fort Wayne, IN
answer 3
VERY EASY JUST PUT THE SHOE YOU ARE USUALLY GOING TO WEAR ON THE PEDDLE & ADJUST EACH STRAP
REALLY EASY.
answered 4 years ago
By
mamiej
 - MIDDLETOWN, NJ
answer 4
I found that to be a little difficult. I don't have a lot of strength in my hands. I had my husband do it for me.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 5
Yes, there are several strap settings to adjust to your foot size.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
answer 6
YES,BUT I ALSO HAD A STROKE AND WAS SCARED I WOULD GET MY FOOT HUNG UP IN STRAPS SO I TOOK OFF,BUT BEFORE I TOOK OFF THEY COULD BE ADJUSTED,I CAN ALWAYS PUT THEM BACK ON AS WELL.
IT'S A GREAT BIKE.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
curtiswife
 - REIGELWOOD,NC
answer 7
With continued use, the material that the pedal straps are made of will have more give making adjustments easier. At first they are a little stiff, but adjusting is simple.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
AnotherGail
 - Columbus, OH
answer 8
No, I have found that the pedal straps are not easily adjustable.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 9
no they aren't. but the truth is, they do hold your feet well and are sturdy. They do not adjust easily, but honestly do think that will trouble you on this bike.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Lollie007
answer 10
I thought they were pretty easy to adjust.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
ForAPurpose
 - Kansas City, MO
answer 11
Yes, there are three settings on the pedal straps. You just pick out the setting that would fit your foot best and set it to that.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Mangham1992
 - Mangham, LA
Question

I have just bought the me-709 mpex bike

I was disappointed in the amount of calories that I burned, it showed I only burned 48 calories and I did 18 miles.Is anybody else have the problem. My other bike I burned 50 calories every 15 minuites and it was a recumbent bike also.
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
By
kraftykid
 - phoenix az
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
the amount of calories you burn depends on the tension and speed, the harder you work the more calories you burn.

i typically burn 1,000 calories in an hour, speed 24 miles per hour, tension set at 6 or 7.

you could have a faulty monitor, forget the monitor, work hard and swaet, just check your heart rate and breathing, dont over do it.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
XRunner
 - PA
answer 2
Most likely it is the way that the calibrations are set up. Myself, I don't put any stock on what is displayed. I just ride and ride until my knees give up.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
PraiseTheLordalways
 - Fitchburg, Mass.
answer 3
I do 5 mi twice a day and each time I do it shows about 180 calories burned.
answered 4 years ago
By
lmiskar
 - Tacoma, Washington
answer 4
It sounds like you have a faulty monitor. Mine is about 50cal/15 min
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
timlins
 - Milwaukee, WI
answer 5
NO THAT WASNT RIGHT ,DID YOU TRY TO RESET YOUR COMPUTER?IF THAT DNT WK CALL AND TALK TO THE PEOPLE AND JUST SEE IF YOU CAN GET ANOTHER COMPUTER.?
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
curtiswife
 - REIGELWOOD,NC
answer 6
ODO is the odometer. It keeps up with the total miles rode on the bike kind of like a cars total miles driven.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Mangham1992
 - Mangham, LA
answer 7
Maybe there's something wrong with your computer. I ride 10 to 15 miles at a time and burn anywhere from 200 to 500 calories depending on how fast I pedal.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 8
I have the opposite problem! I think the computer is actually pretty poorly made. The bike is awesome though. I would just go by the way you feel and the time you bike compared to what you are used to on a high quality bike at a gym.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 9
You can contact the manufacturer and they will replace the computer for you.
answered 5 years ago
By
DebraA
answer 10
I was a little puzzled too but when I looked more closely at the instructions of my bicycle the units are metric. In your case the 18 might be kilometers which is only about 11 miles. This is not stated on the face of the electronics panel but is indicated on the instruction sheet that came with it..
answered 5 years ago
By
rayclean
 - upstate South Carolina
answer 11
Well all those fancy calorie counters are just guesses anyway. Your weight, age, health, etc all go into considering your calorie burn rate, so take any of these figures with a grain of salt. What you need to consider is your heart rate and length of your work out. My guide is if I'm sweating I'm burning.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Tucson
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