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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 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 8 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 3 years, 8 months ago
By
jne1253
 - Pleasant Valley, NY
answer 3
This will not exercise arms etc.
answered 3 years, 8 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 3 years, 8 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 9 months ago
By
SageKalz
answer 7
It is just a bike, if you want to work everything you need an elliptical machine.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Brendasbiz
answer 8
This bike will not excersize your arms.
answered 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 9 months ago
By
BirdLady777
 - Liberty, Mo
answer 11
Not arms
answered 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 9 months ago
By
texaslady75771
 - Lindale Tx
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
300 lbs
answered 3 years, 7 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, 7 months ago
By
JVLA
answer 3
I don't know precisley, but I weigh 246 pounds, hope this helps
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Irishroselovesu
 - Roscoe, IL
answer 4
Maximum weight according to the paperwork is 300 lbs.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 5
300 lb. weight limit
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
SouthJrzyGrl
answer 6
I believe that the weight limit is 300 lbs.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Brendasbiz
answer 7
300 is weight limit, but I weigh 350+ and I have no prolems with it.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
lazyj717
 - Grand Rapids Mi.
answer 8
i read in my manual 300 lbs.
answered 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 9 months ago
By
TattooedUSAFwife
answer 11
The weight cap for this model is 300lbs.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
DebraA
Question

what toold do I need for assembly?

asked 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 8 months ago
By
ThePeddler
answer 2
The tool comes with it.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 3
The bike comes with all of the tools you need.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Brendasbiz
answer 4
All tools are included to put the bike together.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
answer 5
Tools are included in the box.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
LovesToBike2011
answer 6
all tools are included.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
d3altracker
answer 7
None, it comes with everything you need.
answered 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 9 months ago
By
purple1cat
answer 10
None. They provide the hardware and the tools.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
slick711
 - Lancaster, PA
answer 11
The tools you'll need are included with the bike.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
Question

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

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Lazzeri
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
iloveerik
 - East Pembroke NY
answer 2
No. Limit is 300 pounds.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Shabala
 - Bartow, Florida
answer 3
NO
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Marchett
 - Plainsboro,N.J.
answer 4
Maximum weight according to the paperwork is 300 lbs.
answered 3 years, 8 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 3 years, 9 months ago
By
JonExercise
answer 6
I weigh 320. This bike has solid construction and preforms well for me.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
athud2444
 - Benton, Ar.
answer 7
The specifications on this bike state a weight limit of 300lbs.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
SouthJrzyGrl
answer 8
I would highly discourage anyone over 250 from using it.
answered 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 9 months ago
By
SageKalz
answer 10
Probably not
answered 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 9 months ago
By
lazyj717
 - Grand Rapids Mi.
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 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 3 years, 8 months 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 3 years, 8 months 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 3 years, 8 months 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 3 years, 8 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 5
Yes, there are several strap settings to adjust to your foot size.
answered 3 years, 9 months 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 3 years, 10 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 3 years, 10 months ago
By
AnotherGail
 - Columbus, OH
answer 8
No, I have found that the pedal straps are not easily adjustable.
answered 3 years, 11 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 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Lollie007
answer 10
I thought they were pretty easy to adjust.
answered 3 years, 11 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 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Mangham1992
 - Mangham, LA
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 3 years, 9 months 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, 6 months ago
By
PraiseTheLordalways
 - Fitchburg, Mass.
answer 2
I is very quiet and you have to use it to lose it.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Belmont501
 - CT
answer 3
300 pounds max.
answered 3 years, 8 months 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 3 years, 8 months 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 3 years, 8 months 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 3 years, 9 months ago
By
JonExercise
answer 7
Excellent lower body excersize and you will not find one that is more quiet than this machine.
answered 3 years, 9 months 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 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Jebbe
 - Foster, RI
answer 9
Very quit and it very good bike
answered 3 years, 9 months 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 3 years, 9 months 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 3 years, 9 months ago
By
GrannyinDallas
Question

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

asked 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 6 months ago
By
PraiseTheLordalways
 - Fitchburg, Mass.
answer 2
I weigh about 310, and I use the bike. It's very sturdy.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
I'm 348 lbs and I have no problem on it.
answered 3 years, 7 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, 7 months ago
By
bookhog
 - Amesbury,Ma
answer 5
300 pounds is max.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Shabala
 - Bartow, Florida
answer 6
NO only rated to 250!!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
BByrd
 - Mississippi
answer 7
N0. I way 286lb. I feel as tho I just made it.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Marchett
 - Plainsboro,N.J.
answer 8
Maximum weight according to the paperwork is 300 lbs.
answered 3 years, 8 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 3 years, 9 months ago
By
JonExercise
answer 10
yes very good machine for 350 lbs. man.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
lazyj717
 - Grand Rapids Mi.
answer 11
YES
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
GoForMiles
 - Somerset, Pa.
Question

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

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike: ME-709
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
300 lbs
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
XRunner
 - PA
answer 2
300
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
PraiseTheLordalways
 - Fitchburg, Mass.
answer 3
Yes and it is a maximum of 300 lbs. according to the paperwork.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
ProudArmyMomToo
 - Yuma, AZ
answer 4
300 lbs is recommended amount.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Sunne2Day
 - Lexington, KY
answer 5
About 300 lbs
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Mangham1992
 - Mangham, LA
answer 6
The information says 300 lb.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
DigThemBones
 - Albany, Ga.
answer 7
YES WHO EVER IS USING THE BIKE THE WEIGHT LIMIT IS 300LBS.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
ladydi65
 - osage city , kansas
answer 8
yes
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
moonbeam69
 - Roscommon, MI
answer 9
can't say..I'm 222 and it has no problem with me
answered 4 years, 3 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, 3 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 4 years, 7 months ago
By
jaconrad
 - WA
Question

Does this exercise bike require electricity?

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

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

asked 3 years, 7 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 3 years, 6 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, 6 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, 6 months ago
By
littlebuyer
 - North Richland Hills, TX
answer 4
Yes, my wife is 5' 2"
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
CalorieCount
 - Denver
answer 5
Yes, it has handle bars on the side of the seat that you can hold on to.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
PraiseTheLordalways
 - Fitchburg, Mass.
answer 6
Yes. It is adjustabla.
answered 3 years, 6 months 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 3 years, 6 months 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 3 years, 7 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 3 years, 7 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 3 years, 7 months ago
By
PerfectPryncess
 - Austin, TX
answer 11
Yes
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Shabala
 - Bartow, Florida
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