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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

di i need a power supply for this bike?

Do I need a power supply for this bike?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
ThePeddler
answer 2
No you don't. Just batteries for the computer that operates the functions.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 3
No. The display uses AA batteries and the manufacturer supplies them.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
SouthJrzyGrl
answer 4
NO IT'S POWERED BY YOU.THE COMPUTER USES BATTERIES.
THIS IS A GREAT BIKE.
answered 4 years, 4 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, 4 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 6
No.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
iammoni03
 - Stockton CA
answer 7
No
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
HappyPhysicalTherapist
 - Vadnais Heights, MN
answer 8
YES!!!!!!!!!!
answered 4 years, 9 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, 1 month 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, 2 months ago
By
DebraA
answer 11
No. It runs on two AA batteries. It comes with the first two.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
BraveHeart2200
 - San Antonio, TX
answer 12
No - the computer is run by batteries which come with the bike.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
friskylee
 - Bowie, Md.
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, 5 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 week, 6 days 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 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 3 months ago
By
SouthJrzyGrl
answer 6
Yes, my wife is 5'2" and has no problem riding the bike.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
answer 7
yes
answered 4 years, 4 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, 4 months ago
By
pinkfrogreading
 - Texas
answer 9
Yes. I am also 5'1" and have no issues with that.
answered 4 years, 4 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, 4 months ago
By
Jspence59
 - Elmira, New York
answer 11
it is adjustable, she should be fine
answered 4 years, 4 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, 4 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, 5 months ago
By
Lollie007
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, 5 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 3 weeks, 6 days 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 6
Yes, there are several strap settings to adjust to your foot size.
answered 4 years, 3 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, 4 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, 4 months ago
By
AnotherGail
 - Columbus, OH
answer 9
No, I have found that the pedal straps are not easily adjustable.
answered 4 years, 4 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, 5 months ago
By
Lollie007
answer 11
I thought they were pretty easy to adjust.
answered 4 years, 5 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, 5 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, 7 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, 2 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 2
The bike comes with batteries. There is no electrical cord with this bike.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
answer 3
Only batteries needed are the two included AA batteries for the console.
answered 4 years, 3 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, 4 months ago
By
curtiswife
 - REIGELWOOD,NC
answer 5
It comes with batteries. They are needed for the display panel.
answered 4 years, 4 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, 4 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 7
nope not at all. only for the meter.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Lollie007
answer 8
Uses batteries... and they come with it!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Veruschka
 - WY
answer 9
Batteries.
answered 4 years, 6 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, 6 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, 6 months ago
By
teabiscut1
 - louisiana
Question

Does the console work with batteries or is it electrical?

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

Does this bike work out your arms as well as lower body

asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
AngieD100
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
No.
answered 4 years ago
By
nate5891
 - Omaha
answer 2
Lower body only, but it leaves your arms free to use weights while you ride.
answered 4 years ago
By
CalorieCount
 - Denver
answer 3
No unless you pedal with your hands.
answered 4 years ago
By
PraiseTheLordalways
 - Fitchburg, Mass.
answer 4
No, it does not. However, since you are sitting on a comfortable chair-like seat with no need to balance yourself, you can pick up (your own) handweights and use them to tone your upper body while you pedal.
answered 4 years ago
By
ninepenn
answer 5
No.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 6
No-just your legs
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
HappyPhysicalTherapist
 - Vadnais Heights, MN
answer 7
Yes; there are 2 handholds on the front of the machine. You can lean forward, continue pedaling, and work your upper arms and abdominal muscles.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
recumbent
 - Stuart, FL
answer 8
I don't think so
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - El Guique, NM
answer 9
no
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
bg190
 - Columbia, SC
answer 10
No.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
unfit
 - phoenix, arizona
answer 11
NO
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
Joe4255
 - Syracuse, NY
Question

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

asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
njladyt
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 4 years, 1 month 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, 2 months ago
By
lmiskar
 - Tacoma, Washington
answer 3
Absolutely.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
SouthJrzyGrl
answer 4
I am 5' and have no problem using this bike.
answered 4 years, 6 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, 8 months ago
By
tsameshi
answer 6
I have tp put on my flip flop to make up for adjustment.
answered 4 years, 8 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, 9 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, 9 months ago
By
recumbent
 - Stuart, FL
answer 9
my wife is 5'2" and she loves it!
answered 4 years, 9 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, 9 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, 9 months ago
By
Deatrice
 - Chicago, IL
Question

what toold do I need for assembly?

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

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

asked 4 years, 3 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 4 years ago
By
PraiseTheLordalways
 - Fitchburg, Mass.
answer 2
I weigh about 310, and I use the bike. It's very sturdy.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
I'm 348 lbs and I have no problem on it.
answered 4 years, 1 month 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 4 years, 1 month ago
By
bookhog
 - Amesbury,Ma
answer 5
300 pounds is max.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Shabala
 - Bartow, Florida
answer 6
NO only rated to 250!!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
BByrd
 - Mississippi
answer 7
N0. I way 286lb. I feel as tho I just made it.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Marchett
 - Plainsboro,N.J.
answer 8
Maximum weight according to the paperwork is 300 lbs.
answered 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 2 months ago
By
JonExercise
answer 10
yes very good machine for 350 lbs. man.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
lazyj717
 - Grand Rapids Mi.
answer 11
YES
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
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 4 years, 3 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 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 2 months ago
By
jne1253
 - Pleasant Valley, NY
answer 3
This will not exercise arms etc.
answered 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 3 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 4 years, 3 months ago
By
SageKalz
answer 7
It is just a bike, if you want to work everything you need an elliptical machine.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Brendasbiz
answer 8
This bike will not excersize your arms.
answered 4 years, 3 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 4 years, 3 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 4 years, 3 months ago
By
BirdLady777
 - Liberty, Mo
answer 11
Not arms
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Lan2man
 - Omaha Ne.
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