Ultra-smooth pedal motion
The High-Inertia flywheel keeps the pedals moving at a smooth pace. Smooth pedal motion makes pedaling the DeskCycle an unconscious activity so that you can focus your attention on your work. In contrast, the other bikes tend to have jerky pedal motion at any usable resistance setting. Jerky pedal motion can be bad for your joints and can distract you from your work.
Most pedal exercisers use friction resistance which causes jerky pedal motion, especially when you turn the resistance up. In contrast, the touch-free magnetic resistance in the DeskCycle is smooth at all resistance settings.
The high-inertia flywheel
The precision machined flywheel quietly spins at 14 times your pedal speed. The high inertia of the flywheel helps keep the pedals moving at a smooth pace, sort of like a mini spin bike.
Smooth pedal motion is a must for physical therapy.
The touch-free magnetic resistance mechanism of the DeskCycle was designed to be quiet so that it will not disturb your coworkers.
Wide resistance range
Many pedal exercisers don't have enough resistance to raise your heart rate. The DeskCycle has more than enough.
At the lowest resistance setting the DeskCycle pedals freely. At the maximum setting, there is between 2 and 10 times the pedal resistance of the other bikes. The DeskCycle has 8 resistance settings.
Lowest profile under-desk exercise bike
The highest pedal height is only 10 inches. This is 5 inches shorter than the other magnetic bikes. It could be used under a 27 inch tall desk (measured between the floor and underneath side of the desk) by a person who is 5' 8" or shorter. At 5' 8" you will need to push the bike further away from you and extend your legs to prevent your knees from hitting the underneath side of the desk. You may also need to lower your chair. Taller people will need a taller desk.
Bidirectional pedal motion
You can pedal the DeskCycle pedal exerciser in the forward and reverse directions. The resistance is equally smooth and quiet in both directions. Pedaling in reverse works opposite muscle groups.
1000 minute display
When exercising at at work you will most likely exceed the 100 minute limit that standard displays have. The DeskCycle display records up to 1000 minutes (over 16 hours) of exercise activity. Displays time, speed, distance calories and scan.
Wide solid base
The front leg is 20 inches wide. Because of their narrow bases and high center-of-gravity, the other bikes tend to rock back and forth or side-to-side when pedaled.
Not the DeskCycle. Its low center-of-gravity, and wide base keep it firmly on the ground when you pedal it.
Built to last for years
DeskCycle uses the same high-quality, heavy- duty components as the MagneTrainer. This and the no-touch magnetic resistance mechanism combine to provide years of maintenance-free use.
Large comfortable Velcro pedals
The DeskCycle comes standard with large pedals with wide adjustable Velcro straps. The larger area and flexible strap keeps your feet comfortable when using the bike for extended periods of time.
Online calorie calculator
You can use the online Calorie Calculator to get very accurate calorie readings. Only 3D Innovations pedal exercisers have this feature.
An optional front leg to make the DeskCycle even lower. Learn More