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Marcy Club Revolution Bike (XJ-3220) Review

Last Updated on June 27, 2021 by TFM Staff

The Marcy Club Revolution Bike (XJ-3220) Overview

Marcy Club Revolution Bike XJ-3220The Marcy Club Revolution Bike is in the mid-price range for indoor bikes of this quality. Well designed with a heavy duty, powder coated steel frame and a list of solid features, it is like having a gym-quality bike without having to deal with the crowds, the driving or the gym prices. Slightly larger than other bikes in this category, it is designed to be used by trainees of all levels and can be adapted to virtually any type of cycling workout.

Whether you like to stand and sprint or prefer to stay seated for longer rides, this bike is ready to meet your needs. The 40 lb flywheel, chain drive system will give you a quiet, smooth ride that feels like a road bike and allows you to adjust the amount of resistance that you need.

Technical Info

Dimensions:

  • Height: 40”
  • Width: 20.5”
  • Length: 43”
  • Item Weight: 83 lbs.
  • Max user weight: 300 lbs.
  • Handlebar height: 39.5-42”
  • Seat height: 36-41”

Features:Marcy Club Revolution Bike Cycle Trainer XJ-3220

  • 40 lb flywheel for adjustable resistance.
  • Road bike style saddle is padded for comfort and is fully adjustable, up and down, back and forth.
  • Adjustable foam covered handlebars allows you to find your perfect hand grip.
  • Adjustable basket cage foot pedals allows you to pedal as vigorously as you need without fear of foot slippage.
  • Sporty design with black, gray and green trim makes this a really eye-catching bike.
  • Water bottle holder keeps your drinks handy while you are training.

Monitor Features:

The Marcy Club Revolution bike does not have a monitor. You must provide your own.

Warranty

Frame: 2 years

Shipping and Assembly

While you should be able to find at least one seller who is offering the Marcy Club Revolution bike with free shipping, you may be unsure of some of the options or may be reluctant to use a particular site for one reason or another. Unless the cost of shipping is extreme, we highly recommend it because while not extremely heavy, this bike is bulky and may be difficult to get into your vehicle and then into your house on your own.

Assembly is fairly simple with a clear manual and diagrams. All parts and tools are included.

What we Love About the Marcy Club Revolution BikeMarcy Club Revolution Bike XJ-3220 Trainer

Variable Workouts

The 40 lb flywheel allows you to vary your workout with just the turn of a knob. From standing sprints to slower pace workouts and everything in between, this bike has you covered.

Road Bike Features

We love that this indoor exercise bike lets us feel like we are riding a road bike in a major road race. From the saddle style seat to the adjustable basket foot cages and the step-down braking system, it is very easy to forget that you are riding an indoor bike.

Adjustable for Comfort

The seat is adjustable in four directions while the handlebars are adjustable in two allowing for the maximum customization to this bike. Proper fit is really important for form as well as for comfort during all rides, no matter their length.

Sturdy, Even for Larger Trainees

The Marcy Club Revolution Bike has an upper weight limit of 300 lbs which is higher than many in the same price range. It is reported to be sturdy even at higher rates of speeds and can handle heavier trainees standing on the pedals for full sprints.

What Isn’t so Great

No Monitor

If you can buy an exercise bike for half the price and get a decent monitor, you would expect one at this pricing point. There is an area for a monitor or tablet to rest if you want to add your own, but for some trainees that may mean making a second investment.

Short People May Be DisappointedMarcy Club Revolution Bike XJ-3220 Trainer for Cardio

While this bike is adjustable, there are limits. Of those limits, the ability to accommodate people under average height may be the worst. The seat’s minimum height is 36 inches, which may not be short enough to allow shorter trainees to comfortably reach the pedals. Unless every ride is going to be a stand-up sprint, this may not be the bike for you.

How the Marcy Club Revolution Bike Compares to the Marcy Revolution Upright Bike (JX-7038)

Both have 300-pound maximum user limits. The upright bike is considerably taller and slightly longer, but both are about the same width. Both have a 40 lb flywheel but the Marcy Club Revolution bike uses a chain drive while the upright bike uses a belt. A slightly shorter person may fit the upright bike better but not by much. Neither bike would work for someone who is very short.

Neither has a monitor. The upright model is over $100 more expensive than the Marcy Club Revolution exercise bike without any additional benefits or features to justify the expense.

Final Word on the Marcy Club Revolution Exercise Bike

The Marcy Club Revolution exercise bike is solidly built with a powder coated steel frame and a heavy duty 40 lb flywheel. Fully adjustable, most trainees will be able to find their perfect position on this bike and then find their perfect resistance level as well. Safety features including the adjustable basket cage foot pedals and step-down braking make this a good choice for beginners, and the ability to really stand up and crank the speed makes it good for advanced trainees as well.

The saddle feels like a road bike seat and the foam-covered handlebars make it easy to find your perfect grip no matter what style of riding it is that you prefer. Trainees will also like the water bottle holder, which makes hydration quick and easy. Overall, it is a solid bike with great features and room for some improvements that would take this from a good bike to an awesome one.

 

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