Looking for a high-quality ergonomic exercise bike? The FlexiSpot Cycle Desk Bike V9 Pro is one of the best available in the market. It ticks all the boxes: the cycle is well designed, super easy to put together, and more importantly outstanding when it comes to features and ergonomics.
Why I so needed a desk bike
For me, who works from home, sitting can be uncomfortable after a few hours. A walk in the surrounding countryside is an opportunity to get away from work for an hour. But once I get home, I'm not looking forward to continuing to work sitting down.
I have thought about the merits of a cycle desk bike for ages. And so, when I heard about the desktop cycle, I was interested in trying it out. And after a few hours of pedalling, I was really happy with the product.
(We are in the process of moving, so I made sure to take pictures without the boxes around us!)
Anyway, I hope my full review will help you find out more about the Cycle Desk Bike V9 Pro... and remember, the aim of this product is not to practice for the Tour de France bicycle race, but to exercise during the working day!
Delivery and assembling the bike
The FlexiSpot exercise bike was delivered to me in two boxes at the same time. The larger one (40 kg) included the bike itself and the smaller box (28kg) contained the desktop. It's not the first time I order from FlexiSpot and as usual, the service and delivery were perfect!
The cycle bike desk was carefully packaged and extremely well insulated against any damage.
The assembly was relatively easy and it took me about 10 minutes to unpack, read the instructions and assemble the desktop on top of the bike.
Unpacking the bike could be quite heavy. Don't hesitate to ask for help, especially in removing the bike from the cardboard packaging.
The instructions are easy to follow. There is only one screw to do and the assembling is really straightforward.
After 5 minutes of assembling, voilà :
No sooner had I finished assembling the cycle than my daughter insisted on "having her turn".
She immediately adopted the desk bike. And too bad for me, I'll wait until she's busy with something else to use it myself!
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Why the FlexiSpot Cycle Desk Bike stands out?
There are many things I like about the Cycle Desk Bike V9 Pro. Let's go through a number of features that stand out!
The colour and texture
This Cycle Desk Bike comes in two colours: black and white. We choose white.
The bike itself with its desktop are quite heavy (a sign of good quality product!) but thanks to its wheels, it is easy to move around.
It can support users weighing up to 136Kg (298lb).
The seat is very comfortable. The pneumatic adjustment lever makes it easy to adjust the seat to my height.
The LCD display
The integrated digital display shows six readouts for:
- workout time,
- calories burned,
- distance exercised,
- odometer (total distance you exercise),
- revolutions per minute (speed of the wheel), and
- speed during exercise.
The cycle comes with eight resistance levels. You can set a level from light activity to a more robust workout with a flick of your wrist.
To use the screen features, you will need 2 AA batteries (not included).
One thing that surprised me when I unpacked the cycle was the size of the desktop. I imagined it to be much smaller. In reality, it is large enough to put a full size laptop on. It has a comfortable PU cushion on the table edge - a very good addition to the cycle desk bike as you can rest your arms when working and/or reading.
The desktop is adjustable with different positions: forward, backward, up and down.
The casters are gravity-lockable, that means their gravity sensors keep the bike from moving while you cycle. True to the Flexispot’s tradition, the wheels runs smoothly and the pedals are incredibly quiet when used.
Two very clever features
- You can adjust the desktop backward by pressing the left handle bar below the desktop. In that way the cycle becomes a standing desk!
- If you won’t be using the cycle desk bike for a while, you can repack it for compact storage.
Cycle Desk Bike V9 Pro measurements
- Max Weight support = 136 kg / 298 lb
- Weight of the chair = around 60 kg / 130 lb
- Floor to Seat Height = 123 mm / 4.84''
- 3 years warranty (refer to the product page)
Final words of advice
The manual recommends the following (I thought I should point this to you just in case!):
- If you should experience pain, or you feel faint, short of breath, or dizzy, stop exercising and consult a doctor. Incorrect or excessive use of this machine can result in injury.
- The exercise bike should be operated on a stable, level surface.
- Mount and dismount the exercise bike carefully.
- The exercise bike is designed for adults. The manual therefore recommends that children should not use this product (I know, I let my 9 year-old daughter try it. I think that this recommendation is given to protect the manufacturer's liability and that you have to use common sense.)
In conclusion, if you want an ergonomic cycle desk bike that is comfortable, easy to move around, and won't make any noise, then I recommend Flexispot’s Cycle Desk Bike V9 Pro. It's perfect for people who work from home like me and needs to invest in a high-quality chair that provides health and comfort.
I hope this article will help you get an idea about the product.
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Disclaimer: Just for you to know, FlexiSpot did not pay me to do this review, and everything I say about this Cycle Desk Bike is based on my own opinion and experience. However, most of the links to the desk bike are affiliated.