Marcy ME 709 Review | Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike

Editor rating

4.1/5 on 10/09/2017

User's rating

2126 reviews


  • Helps to burn calories and therefore lose weight
  • Weight capacity up to 300 lbs
  • Suitable for men and women. Comfortable for a senior also
  • Easy to adjust the large cushion seat to fit any size of people
  • Foam-covered handles for extra support of the back and arms
  • Smooth to change resistance level provides an effective workout
  • Very little maintenance required
  • Large LCD Computer allows monitoring your performance
  • Drive and flywheel are covered up to prevent injury and damage
  • Product weight is only 60 lbs
  • Price is very affordable and also free shipping
  • 2 years warranty


  • Bottle holder or any device holder not included. But For the price, this is a great bike.
  • Some assembly required. Instructions are clear and easy to follow so this is not a major negative point.
  • Handlebars are not adjustable.
  • There is no book holder. So you can buy it from Amazon and set it.
  • Not perfect for serious athletes.
  • This bike is non-foldable.

Marcy ME 709 Overview

Marcy ME 709 Full ImageThis Marcy recumbent bike is very decent and also at affordable price. You will get the same type of benefits from this Marcy ME 709 bike that offers on larger and more expensive exercise bike. You can ride it sitting back or lean forward, grab the handlebars like a regular bike.

Its large 3.5 inches LCD displays speed, distance, time and calories burned. The seat is comfortable and also designs with high-density foam. It has also foam covered handles for extra support to back and arms when you exercise.

It designs with magnetic resistance system and eight levels of resistance. Counterbalanced weighted pedals with foot straps help you to keep your feet in the proper position and the pedals are also very smooth when you exercise.

It has high weight capacity that can support 300 lbs user weights. It’s also comfortable for short and tall people due to the distance adjustment between the seat and the pedals.

For Whom Marcy ME 709 Designed

  • Adult of any ages either male or female can use it
  • It’s recommend for 5 ft to 6 ft user heights
  • Designed for 300 lbs user weight

Special Effects of Marcy ME 709 Cardio Machine

LCD Screen

Marcy ME 709 LCDThis Marcy ME 709 exercise bike has an ultra-functional 3.5 inches computer screen to shows speed, distance, time and calories burned. The reset button allows you to reset each mode of distance ridden, calories burned and time spent.

The computer of this exercise bike uses 2 AA batteries. The monitor of this bike is gray with black lettering. The distance of monitor from your eyes is almost 30 inches and very easy to read.

Step Through Design

Marcy ME 709 FrameAnother great feature of this bike is it has step-through design and also heavy construction. This bike has 14 gauge steel tubing in addition to coats with powder so it is risk-free for tarnish.

As a result of step through design, you will get maximum mobility when you will exercise. You will also get facility at the time of exercise for very quick mount and dismount. So hopefully you will feel comfortable with the Marcy ME 709 machine.

Comfortable Seat

Marcy ME 709 SeatThis Marcy ME 709 cardio workout designs for comfortable recumbent seating position and the seat is also sturdy and stable. There is a knob which allows you to easily adjust the distance between the seat and pedals of different height.

The seat is 16 inches wide, 10 inches deep and the back is 12 inches wide and 16 inches height with including cushion.

 Handlebars & Backrest

It has foam covered handles for extra support at the back and arms so that you can exercise with fearless.

Smooth Pedaling System

Marcy ME 709 PedalPedals of Marcy ME 709 designs as weighted so that your legs can get proper support when you exercise. Also, the pedals have adjustable foot straps to fit properly your feet.

The Marcy ME 709 exercycle designs for 5 ft to 6 ft tall so you should have no problem to reach the pedals. By using knob you will be able to adjust the distance between pedals and your seat. You can pedal forwards and also backward but recommend for the front pedal. The pedals do not make any noise.

Adjustable Resistance

Marcy ME 709 ResistanceThis exercise bike uses a magnetic resistance mechanism which has also eight levels of resistance. The resistance of the Marcy ME 709 bike is adjustable so as you get stronger, you can adjust it for a harder workout.

To change resistance is very simple; just twist which is inside in the main frame cover. You can adjust the tension from one to eight levels to make your workout easier to harder. As the bike is magnetic so it’s very quiet. You will not get any noise when you exercise.

Marcy ME 709 FAQ

Question: Is this item refurbished?
Answer: No. Everything I sell is brand new, factory sealed in a retail box.

Question: Does this hurt the knee and/or knee joints?
Answer: Not at all. This bike actually helps your joints. If you have any knee pain this is the best exercise for this because it doesn’t put weight on your joints like walking.

Question: Will Marcy ME 709 be difficult to install? Does it need a special tool?
Answer: No. This bike comes with necessary tools and clear instruction. It is very easy to assemble without others lead.

Question: Could you use the bike on a carpeted floor?
Answer: Yes. You can use the exerciser on a carpet, but it is better to place a mat under the machine. Sweat does not soak into your carpet.

Question: Does this bike go to zero resistance or only down to level one?
Answer: First resistance level of this bike is one and the number is really very easy as no resistance.

Question: Does Marcy ME 709 cardio workout require power or batteries?
Answer: The computer requires 2 AA batteries. The control automatically shuts off if you stop peddling about 30 seconds.

Question: Is this exercise bike quiet?
Answer: Yes, honestly it’s very quiet as well as very smooth, stable, and comfortable. I am very impressed with the great design.

Question: Is the seat comfortable for long sessions?
Answer: Yes. The seat is enough large with a supportive backrest. Honestly, it is very comfortable. It is not any problem for long sessions.

Question: Does the seat adjust easily to a comfortable position?
Answer: Yes. There are several notches to adjust the seat. It is very smooth to adjust the seat to your comfortable position. There is no one complains about it.

Question: What is the size of the seat?
Answer: It’s 16 inches wide and 12 deep. Very comfortable.


Final Thought of Marcy ME 709 Recumbent Bike

Finally, this Marcy recumbent bike has some high features same as other expensive bikes.  The Marcy ME 709 exercise bike is very easy to assemble in few minutes. The distance of seat and pedals is adjustable as well as very comfortable.  This bike is easy to move around and easy to use. So it is perfect for you and your family members.

Most real buyers of this product are extremely happy with their purchase and they also recommend this Marcy recumbent bike to others. Therefore after my analysis, this Marcy recumbent bike may be the best exercise bike for you.  Same as other larger and expensive bikes the Marcy ME 709 can also accomplish all of your expectations.

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