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Questions & Answers for Marcy Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709

Question

Does this one fold up for easy storage?

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

Does it actually help to tone your lower part of your body ? I am looking for something quite and will help loose 30 lbs plus.

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I am not a health nut, but just using the bike everyday will do nothing but good for you. I suppose that if you use the highest pressure setting and "ride into the wind" you would lose some weight, but I don't think that it would be what you looking for. Of course, over a period of time and faithfulness you will get there, just as long as you keep the Twinkies away from the bike.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
PraiseTheLordalways
 - Fitchburg, Mass.
answer 2
I is very quiet and you have to use it to lose it.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Belmont501
 - CT
answer 3
300 pounds max.
answered 4 years ago
By
Shabala
 - Bartow, Florida
answer 4
Yes, by adjusting the resistance you can work up to a good workout for your lower body. This bike is extremely quiet to use as well.
answered 4 years ago
By
jne1253
 - Pleasant Valley, NY
answer 5
depends on how you use it! Higher resistance will help tone your muscles. I definitely feel a burn in my thighs after I work out on resistance level 4 and it goes to 8. Then it also depends on how you sit in the seat. I move forward slightly recline and can feel it working my glutes. If you are already a fitness nut with well defined muscles, it may not provide enough resistance, but it works fine for me.
answered 4 years ago
By
FtWayneShopper
 - Fort Wayne, IN
answer 6
Yes, it can help. The resistance is pretty strong at its highest level, but it's still manageable. The biggest key to losing 30lbs. will be your eating style. Exercise just helps some.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
JonExercise
answer 7
Excellent lower body excersize and you will not find one that is more quiet than this machine.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
answer 8
I sincerely think it will help to tone the lower body, but it will take discipline...I myself bought it for this purpose, as I have weight to lose also...I am 80 years old, and I have it set up in my living room in front of the tv...Helps with the boredom!!!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Jebbe
 - Foster, RI
answer 9
Very quit and it very good bike
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Mntxman
 - north texas
answer 10
The bike has 8 grades of magnetic resistance. Riding at a higher level will tone your legs. I ride about an hour, switching between grade 3 and 6-- my legs are sore and wobbly when done (like I got a great workout). The bike is also perfectly silent. I recommend it for a silent workout in front of the tv.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
LovesToBike2011
answer 11
This machine is very quiet. You can dial how much resistance you want. My legs were quivering when I got off, so something must be happening, right?
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
GrannyinDallas
Question

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

asked 4 years, 1 month 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, 11 months ago
By
PraiseTheLordalways
 - Fitchburg, Mass.
answer 2
I weigh about 310, and I use the bike. It's very sturdy.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
I'm 348 lbs and I have no problem on it.
answered 3 years, 11 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, 11 months ago
By
bookhog
 - Amesbury,Ma
answer 5
300 pounds is max.
answered 4 years ago
By
Shabala
 - Bartow, Florida
answer 6
NO only rated to 250!!
answered 4 years ago
By
BByrd
 - Mississippi
answer 7
N0. I way 286lb. I feel as tho I just made it.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Marchett
 - Plainsboro,N.J.
answer 8
Maximum weight according to the paperwork is 300 lbs.
answered 4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
JonExercise
answer 10
yes very good machine for 350 lbs. man.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
lazyj717
 - Grand Rapids Mi.
answer 11
YES
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
Question

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

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Lazzeri
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
iloveerik
 - East Pembroke NY
answer 2
No. Limit is 300 pounds.
answered 4 years ago
By
Shabala
 - Bartow, Florida
answer 3
NO
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Marchett
 - Plainsboro,N.J.
answer 4
Maximum weight according to the paperwork is 300 lbs.
answered 4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
JonExercise
answer 6
I weigh 320. This bike has solid construction and preforms well for me.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
athud2444
 - Benton, Ar.
answer 7
The specifications on this bike state a weight limit of 300lbs.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
SouthJrzyGrl
answer 8
I would highly discourage anyone over 250 from using it.
answered 4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
SageKalz
answer 10
Probably not
answered 4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
lazyj717
 - Grand Rapids Mi.
Question

what toold do I need for assembly?

asked 4 years, 2 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, 1 month ago
By
ThePeddler
answer 2
The tool comes with it.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 3
The bike comes with all of the tools you need.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Brendasbiz
answer 4
All tools are included to put the bike together.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
answer 5
Tools are included in the box.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
LovesToBike2011
answer 6
all tools are included.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
d3altracker
answer 7
None, it comes with everything you need.
answered 4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
purple1cat
answer 10
None. They provide the hardware and the tools.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
slick711
 - Lancaster, PA
answer 11
The tools you'll need are included with the bike.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
Question

Can you adjust the resistance using the monitor?

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

Does this bike have a weight limit?

Weight is 280 lbs.
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
schooner151
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
No problem: It gives 300 pounds.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
PraiseTheLordalways
 - Fitchburg, Mass.
answer 2
According to the paperwork, the maximum weight is 300 lbs.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 3
Specified weight limit is 300lbs.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
SouthJrzyGrl
answer 4
THE MANUAL SAYS 300LBS,BUT MY MOM USES MINE AND IT HOLDS HER SHE'S A LITTLE OVER 300,BUT 280 IS UNDER THE LBS.IN MANUAL.AND ITS A GREAT BIKE,HOPE YOU GET 1 AND ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS I DO MINE.!!!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
curtiswife
 - REIGELWOOD,NC
answer 5
300 lbs.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 6
recommends 250 lbs.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
memale
 - texas
answer 7
If I am not mistaken. 300lb weight max
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
lisaandbill
 - Pittsburgh, PA
answer 8
The limit I believe is 300 lbs. I'm 310 and it works just fine for me.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Chitowngurl63
 - Chicago
answer 9
Instructions said 300 lb limit. You should be fine.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
HappyinID
 - Boise, ID
answer 10
The manual has the following: "The maximum weight capacity is 300 lbs"
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
darrellkk
 - clifton,ks
answer 11
THE WEIGHT LIMIT IS 300LBS, VERY HEAVY DUTY FRAME A GOOD PRODUCT,BETTER THAN A MORE MONEY IF YOU DON'T WANT ALL THE COMPUTER STUFF,IT HAS A COMPUTER CALUATES TIME SPEED DISTANCE CALORIES BUT MANUALLY ADJUST FOR THE TENSION SO IF COMPUTER STOPS WORKING YOU CAN STILL USE THE BIKE. A GOOD DEAL I LOOKED FOR 2 MONTHS BEFORE I BOUGHT THIS ONE,BUYING AT WALMART.COM WAS THE BEST DEAL EVER NO DUMB SALESPERSON TO CONFUSE YOU I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT AND WALMART.COM
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
ladydi65
 - osage city , kansas
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, 1 month 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 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 ago
By
jne1253
 - Pleasant Valley, NY
answer 3
This will not exercise arms etc.
answered 4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
SageKalz
answer 7
It is just a bike, if you want to work everything you need an elliptical machine.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Brendasbiz
answer 8
This bike will not excersize your arms.
answered 4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
BirdLady777
 - Liberty, Mo
answer 11
Not arms
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Lan2man
 - Omaha Ne.
Question

is the a weight restriction on the person that uses the bike

asked 5 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
300 lbs
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
XRunner
 - PA
answer 2
300
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
PraiseTheLordalways
 - Fitchburg, Mass.
answer 3
Yes and it is a maximum of 300 lbs. according to the paperwork.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 4
300 lbs is recommended amount.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 5
About 300 lbs
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Mangham1992
 - Mangham, LA
answer 6
The information says 300 lb.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
DigThemBones
 - Albany, Ga.
answer 7
YES WHO EVER IS USING THE BIKE THE WEIGHT LIMIT IS 300LBS.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
ladydi65
 - osage city , kansas
answer 8
yes
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
moonbeam69
 - Roscommon, MI
answer 9
can't say..I'm 222 and it has no problem with me
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - El Guique, NM
answer 10
The product says 300 pounds, but I weigh more than 300 pounds snd it has been holding up just fine for me.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Deatrice
 - Chicago, IL
answer 11
The book that comes with the bike states a maximum capacity of 300 lbs. I am 380 and can use it comfortably, but only time will tell if it will withstand the use.
answered 5 years ago
By
jaconrad
 - WA
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, 1 month ago
By
texaslady75771
 - Lindale Tx
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
300 lbs
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
iloveerik
 - East Pembroke NY
answer 2
The limit is 300 lbs, but I'm 348 lbs and I have no problem.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
JVLA
answer 3
I don't know precisley, but I weigh 246 pounds, hope this helps
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Irishroselovesu
 - Roscoe, IL
answer 4
Maximum weight according to the paperwork is 300 lbs.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 5
300 lb. weight limit
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
SouthJrzyGrl
answer 6
I believe that the weight limit is 300 lbs.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Brendasbiz
answer 7
300 is weight limit, but I weigh 350+ and I have no prolems with it.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
lazyj717
 - Grand Rapids Mi.
answer 8
i read in my manual 300 lbs.
answered 4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
TattooedUSAFwife
answer 11
The weight cap for this model is 300lbs.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
DebraA
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