The Marcy MCL100 is an attractively priced upright exercise bike, designed with a range of beneficial features including 8 resistance levels, seat height adjustment, and adjustable handles.
[one_half]Despite their relatively simple design, modern exercise bikes are now available with such a range of features that it can be important to make sure you are paying only for those that will benefit your style of training.
Aside from the benefits to your aerobic fitness, an essential part of any cardio workout is being comfortable on the machine.
This is why the Marcy MCL100 has been designed with a well padded seat and fully adjustable height setting, to cater for both taller and shorter users.[/one_half]
To make sure your upper body stays in a comfortable position that doesn’t put pressure on your back, the handlebars can adjust to angle either towards you or away from you, depending on your preference.
The resistance itself is created through a combination of the 5kg flywheel and a series of magnets. A large hand wheel has been positioned within easy reach of the handlebars to switch between the 8 available resistance levels.
Display console design
[one_half]Whether you are just starting a new fitness program or continuing to improve your overall health through exercise, an important method of motivation is being able to measure your progress.
This is why the display console for the Marcy MCL100 has been designed with such a large and easy to read screen, providing feedback on your time, distance, speed, and heart rate.
If you don’t want to have to wear a heart rate chest belt and watch to monitor your pulse, heart rate hand sensors have been built into the handles at a point which is in easy reach of the display console buttons.[/one_half]
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Marcy MCL100 – Features Summary
- Flywheel Weight: 5kg / 11 lbs
- 8 Levels Of Manually Adjustable Magnetic Resistance
- LCD Computer display readout: speed, time, distance, calories, pulse and scan
- Self Levelling Pedals With Pedal Straps
- Transportation wheels
- Multiple height adjustment foam comfort seat pad
How the Marcy MCL100 can improve your fitness
[one_half]Having your own exercise bike at home such can be beneficial to your overall health and fitness for a number of reasons.
Mainly this is due to the convenience aspect, but also the low cost when compared with commercial gym fees and lengthy cancellation periods.
Even if you only have a spare 30 minutes a few times each week, having the exercise bike at home means you can fit in more frequent training sessions when you don’t need to spend time travelling to the gym.[/one_half]
Cycling is also considered a low impact form of exercise, reducing the pressure on your knee and hip joints compared to other forms of cardio, such as running.
Price and feature comparison
If you are thinking about comparing a few exercise bikes deciding on the one that you want to buy, it’s important to know the differences to look for at each price point.
For the price range that the Marcy MCL100 falls into (less than £150) you will normally be able to find a bike with a maximum of 8 resistance levels.
There won’t be many bikes at this price point that offer preset workout programs, but you should be able to find a range of designs that can be folded to preserve space when not in use (such as the Ultrasport F-Bike).
If having preset exercise programs is an important feature you want to have in your chosen exercise bike, a popular but slightly more expensive choice is the York Active 120 (16 resistance levels and 12 workout programs).