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DeskCycle Desk Exercise Bike Pedal Exerciser, White
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 20, 2014
The DeskCycle is exactly what I hoped it would be -- a way to benefit physically from all the time spent sitting at work. I find multitasking almost effortless with this device, although I can see how that may vary from person to person. I did forty miles my first day and have been as high as 100 (I was going to be sitting at my desk all day and wanted to see if I could hit 100). I average around 55 miles per day in almost a month of use so far.

If you are short, there will almost definitely be a way to work this into your desk environment. I am 6' tall and have my DeskCycle at a slight angle to my desk, while also sitting at an angle. Sounds awkward, but I have my mouse and keyboard extended about a foot in front of my desk, so it works out fine. You may not need both of those things to make it work if you are over 5'6" or so, but you will probably need one of the two or some other technique to mitigate your leg length.

The company has been excellent to deal with as well. I needed a replacement part and they handled the process quickly and gracefully. You can't say that about customer service at many companies anymore, so I thought it was worth mentioning.

Overall, if you can find a way to make this fit your work environment, I think the multitasking will come with experience if it's not immediate. This product is so good that it compelled me to write my very first Amazon review after all these years. Congrats to the folks at 3D Innovations!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 1, 2015
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I sit at a desk all day and use multiple computers attached to a single keyboard and mouse. The keyboard is on a moveable arm so I could reposition to accommodate the DeskCycle and not hit it with my knees. My legs had been hurting from sitting so many hours in the same position every day. I wanted to try this DeskCycle to see if the "exercise" might help relieve that pain.
The Velcro strap that comes with the DeskCycle works surprisingly well at keeping the equipment and my adjustable/roller seat from moving apart. I thought that setup wouldn't work but it did and did so very well. I have no movement of my chair while pedaling. The tension adjustments are nicely incremented from very simple to relatively high resistance so I can adjust the workout load as needed. Typically, I've been keeping the setting at 5 of 8 and pedal for about 30-45 minutes at least 2-3 times per day. Within just a couple of days, my legs stopped hurting and I don't mind those extended hours in the chair any more. Working on the computer takes my mind off of the "effort" so I get in about 1 1/2 to 2 hours of "cycling" every day and I can feel the benefits. I love the quiet operation, which is very important in my office environment. In fact, nobody even knew I had it until they actually saw me pedaling. They never heard it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2014
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DeskCycle is a very cool product. It sits under my desk, makes no noise, and I can pedal whenever I feel like it without it distracting me from my work. I have an extremely sedentary job (I sit at a desk around 14 hours on a typical day) and I have real concerns about the long term effects of being sedentary. In general, I try not to use the DeskCycle to replace going to the gym, but on days when I'm working until 1 am, I often find that I've pedalled for 5 hours already, and then I don't feel bad about missing a workout to get some sleep. Everyone who stops in my office is interested in it and it's become quite the talking point. They're slowly starting to pop up around my firm.

I would have reduced my star rating to a 3 or 4 because my DeskCycle arrived broken. The tension knob was broken off, making the bike nearly impossible to pedal. I worried about the hassle of fighting with customer service, paying to ship it back, etc. However, the customer rep I dealt with (Kevin) was extremely helpful and shipped out a new bike immediately. I had a new one within days, and they didn't harass me about paying to ship my broken one back (like some companies do).

Overall, between the product itself and the positive customer service experience, I think it earns a top rating.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 3, 2014
I needed a way to squeeze exercise into my already jam packed schedule. I am a working mom with a desk job, and precious few hours of "free" time to spend with my little girl so i didn't want to join a gym. I got this desk cycle for my office at work and can sit and pedal all day, which is great! I get my low intensity steady state (LISS) cardio in, and on my lunch break I sometimes sneak in a few high (ok, moderate) intensity intervals (HIIT). Really, I do moderate intensity because I don't need to be too sweaty at work, which I could easily do on this cycle. The comact size means I can still read, type and work while pedalling away. The only negative I can think of is that I do have to sit about 6-8 inches farther from my desk, to avoid hitting my knees, but my desk is kind of narrow anyway, so I just pulled my keyboard closer to the edge.

I have a very casual office where I'm in jeans 90% of the time. I do have a private office, but I wouldn't need one because this cycle is so quiet in motion. It wasn't too hard to put together out of the package. It also came with a velco strap to attach a rolling chair so you don't roll away while pedaling. I love this thing and I've already lost 5 pounds. Yay!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2015
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This exercise equipment (and that is what it is) has done more for me than I expected.

In my first week of using the DeskCycle I experienced the following: more energy throughout and at the end of the workday, less sluggishness, less hunger and/or desire to "pick" and snack while working, better circulation, improvement of physical functioning, less stiffness in bones/joints, improved over-all feeling of well-being and personal health.

Sedentary work is so unhealthy. We all know that. It affects everything about you and not in a good way. This one simple piece of equipment does so much to counter all the ill effects just by keeping you moving and active while you are working! I am honestly, truly, very happy I bought this. I hated the way I was feeling being so inactive and this equipment is a prayer answered.

It does not distract you while working. It is quiet and fits under a desk as it claims to. Common sense and a little adjusting to your own space and comfort is all that's necessary to fit this naturally into your day.

Minimal assembly is required and not difficult at all. This IS worth it. What can I say? Buy it! Be healthier!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 19, 2014
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I did a lot of research on these devices as they range all over the board in price. As someone who sites on their butt too long in front of a computer, I wanted to do something. This one is at the higher end of the price range but after just 2 days I can tell you it is well worth it.

I am 6' 3" so with this under my desk I am not able to pedal and have my knees all the way under my desk. The good news is I have a wireless keyboard and a 24" monitor so not an issue. The exerciser is on carpet so I have no issues with it sliding.

Setup took about 15 minutes and I also opted for the readout extender that is sold separately. What I am amazed at is when you get comfortable and start spinning, for me it instantly became 2nd nature. The first time I used it I looked at the read out and had been spinning for 34 minutes! Today over 40. So much so that my inner thighs were wobly when I stood up and my knees were yelling at me about working out so hard after not doing anything for months. Who knows what the long term results will be but I am doing way more physical exercise than I have done in months.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on September 27, 2013
9/27/13

I bought this to help complete my fitness objective. I have a demanding job and sit at a desk or conference room table a lot, so I'm creating multiple locations where I can get a little exercise...often. Ten minutes here, five minutes there - it all adds up over the course of the day. A gym at home and membership in a commercial gym complete the model. I have lowered the wall I need to climb to get some resistance and/or cardio exercise daily. No one can be too busy to excercise when you're tripping over the equipment because it's available anywhere I am most days.

This little item caught my attention. The manufacturer says it requires a minimum of 27" of vertical space to the bottom of your desk to clear your knees when cycling. I measured the height from my carpeted floor to the bottom of my horizontal desk surface and it is almost 28 1/2 inches. Should have a bit of room to spare right? Well, that isn't quite right. I'm knocking my knees when I position my chair so I can still see my computer screens while working. If I slide back far enough I can clear my knees, however I'm almost 4 feet from my computer monitors (side by side setup). And my 58 year old eyes need to be closer than that. Also, I find myself in a recumbent bike position in order to make this work. Sitting low with long leg extension to keep my knees intact. Not what I had in mind and again, can't effectively work at my computer. So, I've ordered risers for my desk to see if that can create the space I need to sit and work as I intended when I got this exerciser.

Build quality seems very good. It feels solid, seams and lines are straight, and the pedaling action is clean, smooth and quiet.

A one star penalty for requiring more vertical height then advertised (and I've got to purchase risers adding to my cost).

10/7/13

I've added these risers to increase the height of my office desk. Now, I have the height I need to sit normally and work at my computer while pedalling. I would consider the minimum height for proper seating to be closer to 30 1/2 inches...not 28 1/2.

Wood Bed Lifters (Honey Oak) (4.5"D x 4.5"W x 3.875"H) Set of 4
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on September 16, 2013
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The DeskCycle exerciser does just what it says. It was easy to assemble and it stayed right where I put it. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was because I couldn't use it with my keyboard tray ... it just needed those 2 extra inches to feel really comfortable.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 22, 2014
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I sit at a desk all day, and I've been looking for a way to get exercise while I work with as little change as possible, this is the best solution I've found.

I tried a $25 pedal system, but you couldn't really add resistance, and I had to spray WD-40 on the axel every day to keep myself and my neighbors from going crazy with the squeeking. But this is relatively quiet, (sitting in front of it, is sounds like a quiet fan, but no one else can hear it in other cubes) and the resistance is great.

I pedal on this thing about 3 hours every day and according to the calculator on the website, I burn about extra 600 Calories a day, that is about an hour on the treadmill for me! I've only had it 3 weeks, and I can already feel my legs getting stronger, It gives me more energy at work, and I just overall feel better.

A couple of comments though, if you plan to put the cycle under your desk, I would recommend getting the display extension(http://www.amazon.com/Extension-MagneTrainer-DeskCycle-MagneCycle-PCGamerBike/dp/B00BB0JSVU/ref=pd_bxgy_sg_img_y), so you can see your speed and distance traveled easier, also if you are using a rolling chair, I'm sure that the strap they supply works fine, but I use a ratchet strap to hook to the chair (similar to http://www.amazon.com/Highland-9210500-Red-Ratchet-Down/dp/B000CMF31M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1400766869&sr=8-2&keywords=ratchet+strap), it makes it easy to set the exact distance I want for my leg extension, and it is easier to attach, remove and adjust.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2014
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I went from Army Airborne to civilian chairborne and my fitness level declined very rapidly after turn 40 years old. This product is quality material and very quiet. The tension settings really work well. I can easily be at the computer and cycle with ths product. If you are thinking, "The price seems high..." take the risk. I cycled for more than 30 minutes while on the computer (day 1) and felt the heart rate increase, but didn't break a sweat. I am sure with more tension, I would be like a lawn sprinkler...my goal is flexibility and less back pain through core strength. I know I can get there with this product. Besides, some movement is better than none. If I fit into old pants, I save money by not having to purchase new ones....
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