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Does seat adjust to where it slides toward the front for short legs and push seat back for tall people? Like ovine seat up in your car?
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What is the max weight capacity for this bike? And can you adjust leg length from the seat to the pedal?
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Does seat adjust to where it slides toward the front for short legs and push seat back for tall people? Like ovine seat up in your car?
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Does it have a monitor that displays distance, speed, scan, pulse, time, ODO and calories?
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I am only 5'1" tall. Information says it is for 5'3" and up. Can it adjust to a 5'1" person?

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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

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 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, 1 month 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, 2 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, 1 month 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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.
Question

need to know the weight limit

i can't find anywhere for the weight limit need to know before i buy it..any one have any idea what it is??? Thanks
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
texaslady75771
 - Lindale Tx
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
300 lbs
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
iloveerik
 - East Pembroke NY
answer 2
The limit is 300 lbs, but I'm 348 lbs and I have no problem.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
JVLA
answer 3
I don't know precisley, but I weigh 246 pounds, hope this helps
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Irishroselovesu
 - Roscoe, IL
answer 4
Maximum weight according to the paperwork is 300 lbs.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 5
300 lb. weight limit
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
SouthJrzyGrl
answer 6
I believe that the weight limit is 300 lbs.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Brendasbiz
answer 7
300 is weight limit, but I weigh 350+ and I have no prolems with it.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
lazyj717
 - Grand Rapids Mi.
answer 8
i read in my manual 300 lbs.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
majorplane
 - Sparta, MI
answer 9
I believe officially the limit is 250lbs. But my fiance rides everyday and he is 300+. Everything still seems sturdy and the seat is large and supportive.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
LovesToBike2011
answer 10
Hi, I'm not sure what the weight limit is, but I am 285 and it supports me. It is very sturdy and quiet. I love it.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
TattooedUSAFwife
answer 11
The weight cap for this model is 300lbs.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
DebraA
Question

Does this one fold up for easy storage?

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

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

asked 4 years, 1 month 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 3 years, 11 months 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 3 years, 11 months 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 3 years, 11 months ago
By
littlebuyer
 - North Richland Hills, TX
answer 4
Yes, my wife is 5' 2"
answered 4 years 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 ago
By
PraiseTheLordalways
 - Fitchburg, Mass.
answer 6
Yes. It is adjustabla.
answered 4 years 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 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 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 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, 1 month ago
By
PerfectPryncess
 - Austin, TX
answer 11
Yes
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Shabala
 - Bartow, Florida
Question

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

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Lazzeri
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
iloveerik
 - East Pembroke NY
answer 2
No. Limit is 300 pounds.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Shabala
 - Bartow, Florida
answer 3
NO
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Marchett
 - Plainsboro,N.J.
answer 4
Maximum weight according to the paperwork is 300 lbs.
answered 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 2 months ago
By
JonExercise
answer 6
I weigh 320. This bike has solid construction and preforms well for me.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
athud2444
 - Benton, Ar.
answer 7
The specifications on this bike state a weight limit of 300lbs.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
SouthJrzyGrl
answer 8
I would highly discourage anyone over 250 from using it.
answered 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 2 months ago
By
SageKalz
answer 10
Probably not
answered 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 2 months ago
By
lazyj717
 - Grand Rapids Mi.
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, 2 months 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, 11 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 4 years 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, 1 month ago
By
lmiskar
 - Tacoma, Washington
answer 4
It sounds like you have a faulty monitor. Mine is about 50cal/15 min
answered 4 years, 3 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, 3 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, 5 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, 6 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, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 9
You can contact the manufacturer and they will replace the computer for you.
answered 5 years, 1 month 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, 2 months 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, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Tucson
Question

Can you adjust the resistance using the monitor?

asked 5 years, 5 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 3 years, 11 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 4 years ago
By
PraiseTheLordalways
 - Fitchburg, Mass.
answer 3
No. The resistance can be adjusted by a dial just below the monitor.
answered 4 years ago
By
ninepenn
answer 4
NO it has a know just below the monitor its very easy to adjust
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
CrankmOut
answer 5
Yes, you can dial in whatever tension you desire.
answered 4 years, 3 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, 3 months ago
By
ThinningThighs
answer 7
No. you have to adj. it manually
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
timlins
 - Milwaukee, WI
answer 8
no
answered 4 years, 3 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, 4 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 10
No there's a knob you turn to adjust tension
answered 5 years, 2 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, 5 months ago
By
DebraA
Question

Site to Store

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 5 years, 2 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 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Irishroselovesu
 - Roscoe, IL
answer 2
yes it would
answered 4 years, 1 month 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, 4 months 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, 5 months ago
By
Mangham1992
 - Mangham, LA
answer 5
I brought mine home in a Chevy Cavalier. But my back seat folds down.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
iammoni03
 - Stockton CA
answer 6
They deliver this bike to your home.
answered 4 years, 7 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 5 years, 1 month ago
By
jaconrad
 - WA
answer 8
the box dimentions are L. 31" x W. 12" x H. 22" and weighs 65lbs.
answered 5 years, 1 month 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 5 years, 2 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 5 years, 2 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 5 years, 2 months ago
By
GeneL32
Question

Does this exercise bike require electricity?

asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
No
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 2
no
answered 4 years, 2 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 4 years, 3 months ago
By
curtiswife
 - REIGELWOOD,NC
answer 4
No.
answered 4 years, 3 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, 4 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 6
No
answered 4 years, 6 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, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 8
No electricity. Just two AA batteries.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
LilibeansMom
 - Central Oregon
answer 9
NO.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
iammoni03
 - Stockton CA
answer 10
no
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
Bill177
answer 11
No. Batteries run the computer, no electricity required.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
edtheripper
 - RI
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