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Top 4 Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike Reviews

Recumbent exercise bikes are an excellent way of getting in a solid workout from home. Not only do they save up a ton of space, but they are actually very affordable. One of our favorite home gym brands is Marcy, which is why we decided to go ahead and compile the best of their recumbent exercise bikes into one post.

Here we will compare each one of the Marcy recumbent exercise bikes (ME-709, NS-716R, NS-908R, & NS-40502R), helping you choose the best bike for your money. Another reason we love recumbent exercise bikes are because they are actually comfortable to work out in. Unlike the upright bike, you can actually relax and lean back while your legs do all the work. So without further or due, here are Marcy’s best recumbent exercise bikes you can choose from!

#4. Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike ME-709

The Marcy Recumbent ME-709 Exercise Bike is described as simple, comfortable, quiet, and compact. Despite its simplicity, it’s a bike that offers all of the wonderful benefits of the larger and more expensive recumbent exercise bikes out there. The ME-709 is a bike that stands out for its very quiet and smooth magnetic resistance.

But before we get into its features, here are the specs of the ME-709. Its assembled size is measured at 55.5″ L x 25″ W x 37.5″ H. It has a 300-pound user weight capacity, while the bike itself weighs 60 pounds. The bike’s stride length can also be adjusted from 40 to 49 inches.

You have 8 pre-set levels of smooth magnetic resistant levels too choose from by a simple twist-knob. Workout metrics are further visible by the small computer screen display showing you the speed, time, distance, and calories burned. The seat is also wonderfully padded and is accompanied by two nearby handles for body support. You’ll also find the pedals to be wonderfully made and constructed with foot straps to keep your feet properly in their place.

What the ME-709 offers:

  • Eight resistance levels (using a twist-knob).
  • Smooth magnetic resistance.
  • 3.5″ LCD computer screen & odometer (showing speed, time, distance, & calories).
  • Comfortably padded seat.
  • Handle on either side for body support.
  • Counterbalanced pedals for foot support & transport wheels.

Marcy Recumbent ME-709


#3. Marcy Magnetic Recumbent Bike NS-716R

Up next is the Marcy Magnetic Recumbent Bike NS-716R, holding many similarities to the ME-709. What you might love more about the NS-716R however, is its beautiful exterior finish. It’s also 5-pounds lighter than the ME-709 weighing in at just 55-pounds for easier transportation. Its assembled size on the other hand is just about the same measuring in at 52″L x 25″W x38″H and also has a 300-pound user weight capacity. Lastly, it has a smaller adjustable 31″ to 36″ adjustable stride length.

When it comes to features, the NS-716R is very similar to the ME-709. With the NS-716R, we have 8 preset resistance levels to choose from using the same kind of twist-knob. There’s also a cup holder located in the middle of the recumbent bike. You also have the LCD electronic monitor showing stats like speed, time, distance, and calories traveled. Wheels also come included to assist with easy transportation.

What the NS-716R offers:

  • Single cup holder.
  • Eight resistance levels (using a twist knob).
  • Smooth magnetic resistance.
  • 3.5″ LCD computer screen (displaying speed, time, distance, & calories)
  • Comfortably padded seat.
  • Counterbalanced pedals with straps & transport wheels.
  • Foam covered handlebars for support.

Marcy Recumbent NS-716R


#2. Marcy Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike NS-908R

One of the great, but simple recumbent exercise bikes Marcy has to offer is the NS-908R. Where it differs most than its other bikes is its inclusion of Pulse, which is something no other Marcy recumbent bike has to offer. The NS-908R is also Marcy’s smallest and lightest recumbent bikes, yet still holds true to its 300-user weight capacity. The recumbent bike, only being 50-pounds in total is simple and easy to transport and has an adjustable length of 23 to 28 inches. The total size of the bike when assembled is 49.25″L x 25.5″W x 36.25″H.

The bike also comes with a 2.25″ LCD display showing your speed, distance, time, odometer, and pulse. The pulse is signaled from the two handles located on both sides of the rider. Similar to its other bikes, the NS-908R has 8 preset smooth magnetic resistance levels to choose form using its twist-turn knob. Its rigorous, counter-balanced pedals keep both feet firmly in place as you adjust and enjoy the Marcy recumbent bike to your liking.

What the NS-908 offers:

  • Eight resistance levels (using twist-turn knob).
  • Smooth magnetic resistance.
  • Two handle pulse sensors, measuring heart rate.
  • Adjustable pedals and comfort-padded seat.
  • Transport wheels for portability.
  • 2.25″LCD computer screen (displaying speed, distance, time, odometer, and pulse).
  • Foam covered handlebars.

Marcy NS908R Recumbent Bike


1. Marcy Magnetic Recumbent Bike NS-40502R

Coming in at Marcy’s best recumbent exercise bike is the NS-40502R. It is perhaps Marcy’s largest and more heavier bikes on the market, but offers a sense of convenience and comfort. Exact measurements of the NS-40502R are 57″L x 25″W x 43.5″H, and has a weight of 68-pounds making it a little harder to transport. Its user weight capacity also has a max of 300-pounds, while its adjustable stride length can be adjusted from 36″ to 41″ in length (with 5 different seated positions).

When it comes to features, we’ll find that the NS-40502R excels in its ergonomic construction and design providing both stability and comfort with its innovative steel build and soft vinyl foam seats. It also has larger comfortable foam handles on either side of its more elaborate and easier to read LCD display. Unlike the NS-908 this bike does not include a pulse feature. The display will however, display time, speed, distance, odometer, and calories.

The smooth magnetic resistance allows for 8 pre-set tension levels and comes with the same transport wheels, allowing for easier portability. Its counterbalanced pedals and foot-straps will also give you that comfortable and enjoyable biking experience you’ve been looking for!

What the NS-40502R offers:

  • Eight resistance levels (using twist knob).
  • Smooth magnetic resistance.
  • Adjustable seat length and comfort-padded seat.
  • More elaborately designed 3.5″ LCD (showing speed, distance, time, odometer, and calories).
  • Larger ergonomic, foam covered handles.
  • Transport wheels for portability.
  • Heavy duty steel construction.

Marcy NS-40502R Recumbent Bike


Thanks for checking out Marcy’s best magnetic recumbent exercise bikes. We hope this post helped to clear up some differences. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them down below!

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