Marcy’s ME708 is a model that is well worth looking at. Granted, it is one of the most affordable upright bikes out there, but it brings so many benefits to the table which aren’t apparent right away. Because of that and few other things, we can safely say that Marcy ME708 is one of the absolute best upright bikes on the market at the moment. Lets take a closer look and show you why we appreciate ME708 so much. By the time we are done, you should have all the facts you need to know.
When you are looking at compact bikes designed specifically to take as little space as possible, chances are you won’t see too much mass in there. Marcy ME708 is the very definition of a compact bike. They basically shrunk everything as much as possible without negatively impacting stability or comfort. You have a small but rugged H pattern frame that is as long as the flywheel housing. With that said, they have used pretty decent tubing to make the frame, giving this bike a rather robust feel. The seat is padded, somewhat contoured and adjustable by height. There is no horizontal adjustment althoughMarcy has compensated for that by making the handles large and wide. In other words, there will always be some part of the handlebar which you can comfortably grab. One of the best things about ME708 is its weight. This thing is so light that you wont have any trouble moving it to and from storage.
One trait that most basic bikes share is the lack of any advanced features. That can be a good or a bad thing depending on what your personal philosophy is and what kind of application you have in mind for the bike. Even though ME708 fits this description, there are still some features worth mentioning. First and foremost, we have the precision machined flywheel which is really something. They have made it so smooth and fluid that you don’t even hear it most of the time. Tension is adjusted by using the knob right under the handlebar and comes in 8 different levels. Then we have the small but functional display which shows you all of the relevant stats such as distance, speed, calories burned and so on. Despite its small size, this display uses rather large numbers making it extremely easy to read on the go. Last but not least we have fully adjustable counterbalanced pedals. Once you adjust the straps, you will always have good grip. Pretty straight forward deal overall.
Despite its very few shortcomings, Marcy ME708 is an impressive piece of fitness equipment. This bike represents distilled performance in a super compact form. It is perfect for smaller apartments where space is a luxury. Being so light and small makes it easy to maneuver around although an addition of wheels to the frame would have done wonders in this regard. This bike is perfect for beginners and those looking to get in shape. Once you decide it is time to move on to something more serious, you will realize just how great ME708 was. Overall, it’s an awesome bike.