Firmly aimed at people who are looking to fit an exercise schedule in to their everyday routines, desk exercise bikes are quickly becoming one of the most popular exercise machines on the market. The concept is simple. The desk exercise bike sits underneath your desk at your feet, and you pedal away at your chosen speed and resistance level. While there are many of these bikes on the market, the DeskCycle by 3D Innovations remains one of the most popular, and with good reason.
The DeskCycle is a well-built, sturdy desk exercise bike with 8 resistance levels available and a display screen that shows one of speed, distance, calories burned, time, or cycles through all four. With so many desk exercise bikes on the market, what makes the DeskCycle stand out?
Features of the DeskCycle
- 24 x 20 x 10 inches
- 23 pounds
- Compatible with 27 inch desks
- 8 resistance settings
- 5 function display
Is the DeskCycle Worth Buying?
The DeskCycle comes with straps that allow the machine to be attached to the user’s chair, giving additional solidity and stability. However, being slightly heavier than some other desk exercise bikes also helps in this regard. This is particular noticeable when being used without attaching the DeskCycle to a chair, something that is a necessity at times due to the style of chair being used. While other desk exercise machines can move when not secured, the DeskCycle is still usable if you pedal downwards from a stable position.
The DeskCycle offers 8 preset resistance levels, and these are calibrated using a magnetic resistance mechanism. This mechanism not only increases reliability, but allows for whisper quiet exercise. This is a vital aspect to any desk exercise machine. The DeskCycle is a popular choice for office based exercise as well as home use, and that is simply not an option if the machine is squeaking and grinding with every step you take. The low design also lends itself to office use – the DeskCycle is one of the lowest desk exercise bikes available, and can be used with desks as low as 27 inches.
The main issue with any new exercise equipment is always the risk that it gets used once and ends up in the back of a wardrobe. The DeskCycle counters this problem by its very nature – you can use it when watching TV, browsing your computer and all through the working day. For those with packed schedules who simply cannot find the time to go out for a run, or get on an elliptical machine for an hour a day, the DeskCycle is the perfect solution.
If you want to burn calories, improve your health, mood and productivity while typing at your desk, then the DeskCycle is the bike for you. The DeskCycle was specifically designed to be used in the work environment. It has the same patented magnetic resistance mechanism as in the MagneTrainer. This insures smooth and quiet operation. Smooth pedal motion is healthy for your joints and won’t distract you from your work. Quiet operation insures that you won’t disturb your coworkers. Other bikes use friction resistance which is not smooth and can be noisy.
The DeskCycle has a lower profile than the MagneTrainer. The pedals are 5 inches lower than the MagneTrainer so that it will fit under desks better. It could be used at a 27 inch desk by a person as tall as 5’7″. At this height you will need to push the cycle further under your desk and extend your legs. You may also need to lower your chair. If you are taller, you will need a taller desk.
The highest resistance level is twice as high as the highest resistance setting of the Magneciser, and MagneCycle. At the lowest level it takes no effort to pedal it. The pedal motion is bidirectional, which means you can pedal it forward as well as in reverse. This lets you work opposite muscle groups. It comes with the Large pedals with adjustable Velcro straps. It has 8 calibrated resistance levels. We also provide an online calorie calculator on the desk-cycle website.