The Marcy Recumbent Mag Cycle is a basic model with limited features. If you are in the market for an indoor bike for limited moderate cardio of about 30 minutes a day, then this could be a good choice for you.
The console display features time, distance, speed, calories burned, and scan mode. The readouts can be viewed as a single readout, such as time elapsed, or can be set to scan through all readings. The display shuts down by after 4 minutes once you stop pedaling.
The Marcy Mag Cycle features:
The Marcy Recumbent Mag Cycle features durable 2" x 2" round tubing on a 14-gauge steel frame with a powder coat finish.
It has an adjustable tension-tightening knob to change the eight levels of resistance, a wide seat, and a convenient step-through frame design for easy mounting and dismounting. It also has counterbalanced pedals with adjustable foot straps, transport wheels, and an adjustable seat height.
Reviews on the mag cycle are generally positive with users commenting on how quiet and sturdy they found the bike to be, and that it exceeded their expectations for a budget model. The max user weight is 300 pounds and that should be enough to accommodate most out-of-shape users.
The Marcy Recumbent Mag Cycle is one of the best low-cost recumbents you can buy for under $200. Depending on when and where you can find it, you should expect to pay between $129 and $169 for it.
If you can afford a little more, consider going with one of the Stamina recumbents, such as the Magnetic Fusion Exercise Bike, which starts at around $369.