Magnetic Resistance provides smooth, quiet, pedal motion at all resistance settings and pedal speeds.
Non-Magnetic bikes tend to have jerky pedal motion that varies with pedal speed. They can also be noisy, wear out quickly, and often require routine maintenance. Learn More.
The majority of pedal exercisers do not have magnetic resistance. If they don't mention magnetic resistance, they don't have it. There are only two other pedal exercisers under $400 that have magnetic resistance. They are shown in the pictures below.
The MagneTrainer has the widest resistance range available. The MagneTrainer has around 2-3 times the resistance range of the other magnetic pedal exercisers below and up to 5 times that of some of the cheaper bikes.
The MagneTrainer has a wide solid base, which keeps it firmly on the floor or table. No rocking side from to side when you pedal. This is because both the front and rear legs are over 15 inches wide.
The MagneTrainer comes stock with high-quality pedals. These pedals have ball-bearings and long, heavy-duty adjustable Velcro® straps. Other pedal exercisers do not have adjustable straps, nor do they use ball bearings.
We fasten the front feet to the front legs with screws to eliminate rolling.
Super grip Dycem® Pads are adhered to the front feet. This prevents the bike from sliding on slick floors or table tops when you pedal it.
We use more expensive components to insure that our bikes last for years. We use heavier duty bearings, belts, flywheels, pedals and other components than our competitors. This insures that the MagneTrainer will last for years.
Several optional accessories have been designed specifically for the MagneTrainer.
Ergo Handles for ergonomic arm workouts.
Larger pedals. Also have Velcro Straps.
PC Interface. Logs your exercise activity and can interact with games.
Cardio PC Interface. Logs your exercise activity and heart rate and can interact with games.
XRGameKit. Interact with 100's (perhaps 1000's) of PC Games. Includes the ability to control your avatar speed by pedaling and steer with your head.
"I am immensely pleased with both the build quality and the resistance. This will provide good solid exercise when couch-bound. Great for those of us who don't like to go out in the cold and/or have small apartments."