Marcy Cardio Mini Cycle
The first one I bought was missing a part and the computer therefore would not work. The second one was complete. It'll do the job I bought it for.
May 1, 2013
We will continue to use, but the mini-cycle is somewhat clunky to use - you have to be careful on what chair to use (height and support), careful to ensure both the cycle and chair are firmly planted on the floor. Also, my use of the product may be prejudiced by the purchase experience at the store in Harrisonburg, VA. When we brought the box home we discovered that it was missing the pedal assembly, and had to make another 30 mile round trip back to the store for a replacement. In short, save your money and buy a regular size cycle or join the YMCA.
March 19, 2013
Great for starting out on a exercise program. Low impact for joint problems. Love it
February 26, 2013
I bring this into every room of the house so that, even while sitting, I'm not stagnating. I've even found a way to use it for intense, "double" cardio sessions in which I pedal it with my arms while bracing it against my core and power-walking on the treadmill. It's indeed a handy, useful contraption to supplement a fitness lifestyle.
However, just 1 week in, the axles started to scream bloody murder and I've already gone through an entire can of WD-40 in just 3 weeks. The straps on the pedals constantly detach from the tiny holes that fasten them on, and I need to put something heavy behind the peddler to reinforce it (otherwise it gradually shuffles out of reach of my legs, even on carpet). The resistance knob on the top doesn't do anything, and the counter/computer doesn't seem very "smart" (it can supposedly track my calories burned, yet the most advanced way of calculating distance is by revolutions; nobody is gonna be able to get a true feel for their energy expenditure by trying to convert 4,500 rotations of the pedal into mileage).
This should really only cost $20, and that's why I have to give it a negative review.
January 29, 2013
Hard to use
This product proved to be hard to use. No matter where I tried to utilize this equiment, it did not provide enough ground clearance or comfort in seating. The best option, though still a 2 out of 10, was to sit on a kitchen chair. It did not allow for comfortable leg movement or seating comfort. And when one tries to place the balls of the feet on the pedals, the lack of ground clearance allows the heels off your shoes to strike the floor. Also, the lack off weight does not provide a stable base.
It does seem to made with quality products, it just has a poor design.
I would not recommend this product to anyone.
December 9, 2012
Great Rehab workout
I purchased this for someone doing rehab from knee replacement. The rehab facility used this type of machine in their daily workout, and the patient saw a big increase in their range of motion. PT suggested that she use this at home as well. Continues to rehab well ahead of someone their age according to the extended rehab she is participating in.
November 13, 2012
Cheaply made & could be better!
The tension screw does not stay set but loosens up as one cranks the handles to exercise the arms. One of the pedals comes off after about 2 turns when cranked with the feet. The bottom of the legs of the cycle doesn't have anything to grip a surface very well -- certainly a table top won't work. The little "odometer" thing doesn't seem to work. I've figured something to put it on that holds it fairly well. I can use it, but it doesn't seem as nice as I expected.
September 30, 2012
I love it.
It was easy for me to carry. It did move when I first got it. I put it against the wall and now it doesn't move.
September 12, 2012
This product is horrible
The product was easy to assemble, but that was about it. The product does not stay put when using it either on a hard surface or on carpeting. Returned the product for full refund. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT!
September 10, 2012
Marcy Cardio Mini
Easy to use but somewhat uncomfortable if trying to use while watching tv. Metal gets hot when in use for more than 20 minutes. Resistence levels are not very strong.
September 10, 2012