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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, 6 months ago
By
ceasarbird
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
13 answers
Answers
answer 1
She will not be able to reach ... I promise that... haha I am 5'6 and I struggle....
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
By
NicoleM
answer 2
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 months, 2 weeks ago
By
RecoveringFromKneeSurgery
answer 3
I am 5' and can reach the peddles. Or you could put a cushion behind you.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 4
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, 3 months ago
By
JonExercise
answer 5
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, 4 months ago
By
SouthJrzyGrl
answer 6
Yes, my wife is 5'2" and has no problem riding the bike.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
answer 7
yes
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
POTRA
answer 8
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, 5 months ago
By
pinkfrogreading
 - Texas
answer 9
Yes. I am also 5'1" and have no issues with that.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
tyn11
 - GA
answer 10
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, 5 months ago
By
Jspence59
 - Elmira, New York
answer 11
it is adjustable, she should be fine
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
mommatjones
 - morgantown wv
answer 12
YES I HAVE VERY SHORT LEGS AND IT IS FINE FOR ME. IT IS A STEP THROUGH CONSTRUCTION ALSO SO SAFE.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
BSSR
 - LLANO TEXAS
answer 13
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, 6 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, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
ThePeddler
answer 2
No you don't. Just batteries for the computer that operates the functions.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 3
No. The display uses AA batteries and the manufacturer supplies them.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
SouthJrzyGrl
answer 4
NO IT'S POWERED BY YOU.THE COMPUTER USES BATTERIES.
THIS IS A GREAT BIKE.
answered 4 years, 5 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, 5 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 6
No.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
iammoni03
 - Stockton CA
answer 7
No
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
HappyPhysicalTherapist
 - Vadnais Heights, MN
answer 8
YES!!!!!!!!!!
answered 4 years, 10 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, 2 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 5 years, 3 months ago
By
DebraA
answer 11
No. It runs on two AA batteries. It comes with the first two.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
By
BraveHeart2200
 - San Antonio, TX
answer 12
No - the computer is run by batteries which come with the bike.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
By
friskylee
 - Bowie, Md.
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, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
They are not easy to adjust. I ended up just removing the straps.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
TXTRKGRL
answer 2
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, 3 months ago
By
jne1253
 - Pleasant Valley, NY
answer 3
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, 3 months ago
By
FtWayneShopper
 - Fort Wayne, IN
answer 4
VERY EASY JUST PUT THE SHOE YOU ARE USUALLY GOING TO WEAR ON THE PEDDLE & ADJUST EACH STRAP
REALLY EASY.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
mamiej
 - MIDDLETOWN, NJ
answer 5
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, 3 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 6
Yes, there are several strap settings to adjust to your foot size.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
answer 7
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, 5 months ago
By
curtiswife
 - REIGELWOOD,NC
answer 8
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, 5 months ago
By
AnotherGail
 - Columbus, OH
answer 9
No, I have found that the pedal straps are not easily adjustable.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 10
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, 6 months ago
By
Lollie007
answer 11
I thought they were pretty easy to adjust.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
ForAPurpose
 - Kansas City, MO
answer 12
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, 6 months ago
By
Mangham1992
 - Mangham, LA
Question

Does this exercise bike need batteries?

Does this bike come with batteries or is it a plug in exercise bike?
asked 5 years, 8 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, 3 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 2
The bike comes with batteries. There is no electrical cord with this bike.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
answer 3
Only batteries needed are the two included AA batteries for the console.
answered 4 years, 4 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, 5 months ago
By
curtiswife
 - REIGELWOOD,NC
answer 5
It comes with batteries. They are needed for the display panel.
answered 4 years, 5 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, 5 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 7
nope not at all. only for the meter.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
Lollie007
answer 8
Uses batteries... and they come with it!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
Veruschka
 - WY
answer 9
Batteries.
answered 4 years, 7 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, 7 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, 7 months ago
By
teabiscut1
 - louisiana
Question

Does the console work with batteries or is it electrical?

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Batteries
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
ThePeddler
answer 2
batteries only.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 3
batteries
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Brendasbiz
answer 4
Works with 2 AA batteries (comes with).
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
LovesToBike2011
answer 5
batteries
answered 4 years, 4 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 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 7
It is battery operated
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
timlins
 - Milwaukee, WI
answer 8
The console works on two "AA" batteries which were included in the package.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
boaterrr
 - Centreville, Maryland
answer 9
two AA batteries included
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
bigtruknut
 - washington DC
answer 10
batteries
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Billipoo
answer 11
batteries
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
shoppper908
 - Oakfield Tn.
Question

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

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
njladyt
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 4 years, 2 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, 3 months ago
By
lmiskar
 - Tacoma, Washington
answer 3
Absolutely.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
SouthJrzyGrl
answer 4
I am 5' and have no problem using this bike.
answered 4 years, 7 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, 9 months ago
By
tsameshi
answer 6
I have tp put on my flip flop to make up for adjustment.
answered 4 years, 9 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, 10 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, 10 months ago
By
recumbent
 - Stuart, FL
answer 9
my wife is 5'2" and she loves it!
answered 4 years, 10 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, 10 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, 10 months ago
By
Deatrice
 - Chicago, IL
Question

what toold do I need for assembly?

asked 4 years, 4 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 4 years, 3 months ago
By
ThePeddler
answer 2
The tool comes with it.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 3
The bike comes with all of the tools you need.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Brendasbiz
answer 4
All tools are included to put the bike together.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
answer 5
Tools are included in the box.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
LovesToBike2011
answer 6
all tools are included.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
d3altracker
answer 7
None, it comes with everything you need.
answered 4 years, 4 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 4 years, 4 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 4 years, 4 months ago
By
purple1cat
answer 10
None. They provide the hardware and the tools.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
slick711
 - Lancaster, PA
answer 11
The tools you'll need are included with the bike.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
Question

Does this one fold up for easy storage?

asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Willowroot
 - Tampa, Fl
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
No
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Brendasbiz
answer 2
No, it doesn't.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 3
Bike does not fold up.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
bigtruknut
 - washington DC
answer 4
no
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
shoppper908
 - Oakfield Tn.
answer 5
NO.BUT IT DNT TAKE UP ALOT OF SPACE.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
curtiswife
 - REIGELWOOD,NC
answer 6
NO
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Philco123
answer 7
No, but it isn't huge.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
TheOldGrayMare
 - Kansas City
answer 8
No. Takes up a fair amount of space
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Spoon1939
 - Tucson, AZ
answer 9
No.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
AnotherGail
 - Columbus, OH
answer 10
Unfortunately no.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
mim11648
answer 11
No
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
tyn11
 - GA
Question

I am just 5' tall. Will this bike work for me?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes it will, the seat slides forward and backwards to accomodate all leg lengths
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
XRunner
 - PA
answer 2
I am right under 5' and I have the seat all the way up. I put a pillow behind my back and it is still a stretch.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
poodle22443
 - Colonial Beach, Va
answer 3
I am 5'4'' and there is still another notch. I do set a little pillow behind my back though.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
littlebuyer
 - North Richland Hills, TX
answer 4
Yes, my wife is 5' 2"
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
CalorieCount
 - Denver
answer 5
Yes, it has handle bars on the side of the seat that you can hold on to.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
PraiseTheLordalways
 - Fitchburg, Mass.
answer 6
Yes. It is adjustabla.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
caperayd
 - Cape Coral, FL
answer 7
I am 5' and it fits me just perfect. Just make sure its adjusted all the way up.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
tenarms
 - Tennessee
answer 8
I'm about 5 feet tall and I had to push myself all the way to the front of the seat to reach the pedals, even when it was adjusted all the way to the front, but still you can use it but it puts a little strain on your back in that position.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
muca
 - FAYETTEVILLE NC
answer 9
I'm 5'3 and it works fine for me. I do have to have it on the lowest setting. I have to say....Your three inch difference of me may be cutting it close, though.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
amber16820
 - Ohio
answer 10
I am also 5'0 tall and this bike works for me when I adjust it to the last setting for the adjust of the seat. I highly recommend this bike.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
PerfectPryncess
 - Austin, TX
answer 11
Yes
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Shabala
 - Bartow, Florida
Question

Can you adjust the resistance using the monitor?

asked 5 years, 6 months 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 4 years, 1 month 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 4 years, 1 month ago
By
PraiseTheLordalways
 - Fitchburg, Mass.
answer 3
No. The resistance can be adjusted by a dial just below the monitor.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
ninepenn
answer 4
NO it has a know just below the monitor its very easy to adjust
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CrankmOut
answer 5
Yes, you can dial in whatever tension you desire.
answered 4 years, 4 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 4 years, 4 months ago
By
ThinningThighs
answer 7
No. you have to adj. it manually
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
timlins
 - Milwaukee, WI
answer 8
no
answered 4 years, 5 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, 5 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 10
No there's a knob you turn to adjust tension
answered 5 years, 3 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, 6 months ago
By
DebraA
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