This product is very well made and works great. It is also VERY quiet, while pedaling, it is practically soundless. Upon receiving it and assembling it, I tried it in my living room, sitting on my office chair with the cycle on a carpet. It worked great, letting me cycle away while watching TV. Next I tried it while sitting on the couch. It also works great. You can sit on the couch and pedal while watching TV or playing with your phone.
Next I tried the DeskCycle at my desk
At first I worried that I would be hitting it with my legs. I’m 5.7″ and my desk is 29″ height. However it worked great and my knees were not hitting the desk. My chair is a wheeled, swivel office style, my floor is a hardwood floor so I secured the chair to the DeskCycle with the supplied strap, which worked as advertised, to keep me from simply rolling away. However, the pumping of my legs started caused a strain on my lower back, so I had to stop and re-adjust the strap. I had to find the perfect position between the chair and the cycle. The chair is practically has to touch the DeskCycle’s rear leg. The bad part about it, is that it made me sort of “stuck” at my desk without freedom of moving on my chair and made it a little difficult to get out of the chair. Chair being strapped and stuck in front of the Deskcycle is not letting me move into under my desk ( I like to push myself very close to the desk while resting my feet on my DIY foot rest. After being “stuck” in the same position without being able to move on my chair and no where to put my legs and feet except have them rest on top of the Deskcycle or be placed inside the pedal slots, my back started to feel pain again. I read the directions in my instruction manual about the proper position and pedaling downwards. It seemed that I pedal at the right angle too.
From this picture by being “stuck” I mean that as you can see, my chair is strapped with Velcro and the chair’s legs are touching the rear leg of the deskcycle. It was really difficult to pass the leg. So I can not move back or forth at all.
So I reached out to DeskCycle about my concerns.
I received my reply from a very helpful fella named Trevin, who replied to me in detail to addressed my issue. He pointed me to page 10 of my DeskCycle User’s Manual, where they mention that they have a shorter, 10-inch rear leg that they’ll send out to their customers for free if they have a need for it. The 10-inch rear leg allow you to position the bike closer to you and fit it better between the legs of your chair.
Assembly of the DeskCycle
Have I lost any weight from using the DeskCycle daily?
How easy it is to pedal while typing?
The bottom line (This is the best part)