You may not be able to tell by how seemingly effortlessly I type this, but I’m currently riding a bike at approximately 16 miles per hour. How is that even possible? Am I going to run into someone and kill them? Or, sprain my pinky? No! I’m burning off extra calories by using the
What Makes the Flexispot Bike Desk Special?
It only took me about five minutes to put the bike desk together, and assembly was incredibly intuitive.
The seat height and desk height are both adjustable using levers. The seat height range is about 30” to 37”. I’m 6’0” tall and use the highest setting, which works well for me. The desk height range is 34.5” to 46.5”. Plus, you can adjust the desk horizontally to be closer or further from you. The bike is essentially adjustable to be at the optimal ergonomic height, which is your elbows sitting at desk level.
The unit has a 300-pound weight limit, but it’s unclear whether this is the load limit for the seat, the desk, or both combined. Based on my experience, I’d assume both. I’m 250 pounds and never felt like I was in danger of destroying the bike, which is more than I can say for most of the chairs in our house.
Here’s our video review of the Flexispot Home Office Standing Desk Exercise Bike:
What We Liked about the Desk
Overall, there are four main PROS we found with the
- The desk is more affordable than other alternative desks
- It runs quietly
- It feels stable
- The bike helps me use my time more efficiently
The desk I use for my most intense work, the ApexDesk Elite Series Electric Height-Adjustable Standing Desk, costs nearly $600. My wife’s standing desk costs even more. So, at less than $400, the
How would you like it if you were trying to complete an expense report while sitting in the middle of a fitness center? You probably wouldn’t like it. Fortunately, the
The Desk Bike Provides Stability
Typically, if you sit on a bike with your feet on the pedals and don’t start pedaling, you’ll fall over. This is not the case with the
Also, It takes a bit of effort for me to make the bike desk wobble. However, I would not recommend doing work that requires precise hand movements, such as drawing or brain surgery. There is a little bit of movement as you pedal furiously.
I’m used to having to block off an hour or two to exercise each day. But, when I get my workout done on the desk bike, I don’t have to schedule any exercise time. I’m improving my fitness while I work. It’s what being a manual laborer must be like. I’m living the dream! Additionally, I’ve found I actually work faster when I’m pedaling vigorously. I think it’s because I can stay focused, and I want my work to keep pace with my legs.
What We Didn’t Like about the Desk
There are three main CONS we found with the Flexispot Bike Desk:
- The desk isn’t really practical for PCs
- You need to manually adjust the heights of the seat and desk
- There aren’t any cord management options
If you want to be super-productive, you need to use a high-powered personal computer. Unfortunately, my massive HP Envy 34” Curved All-in-One doesn’t really fit on the Flexispot Bike Desk. The desk space measures about 23.5” wide by 20.5” deep. This makes it more appropriate for laptop use when you want to get away from your main desk.
I can program my standing desk to go to whatever height works best for me with just the push of a button. Unfortunately, this is not the case with the desk bike. Instead, I have to manually adjust the levers. This worked fine for me because I kept both the seat and the desk at the highest positions. But, when my 5’9” wife stole the desk, she had to recalibrate everything to fit her needs. It serves her right.
Most desks have a bunch of corded devices on top of them, including computers, lamps, printers, and panini makers. What do you do about all of the cords hanging every which way? It’s nice to have something available to manage all of these cords and keep them safely out of the way. The
Should You Buy the Flexispot Home Office Standing Desk Exercise Bike?
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