Marcy NS-908R Recumbent Bike Review

Reviewer: Ned Taylor

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For every fitness enthusiast who wants to pedal away their health issues with a proper workout routine, the recumbent bike is the right choice. For this reason, Marcy has launched Marcy NS-908R recumbent bike that promises great intense and comfortable workouts from homes. Today, we will be sharing a comprehensive review of Marcy NS 908R to help you make the right choice!

Marcy NS-908R Recumbent Bike (Overview)




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For every fitness enthusiast struggling with limited space issues, Marcy NS 908R comes with a smaller footprint. On the contrary, they have designed a wider backrest that delivers comfortable seating. Honestly, this isn’t the professional-grade recumbent bike but it’s great for rehab training and light cardio exercises at home.

The recumbent bike is integrated with pedals that have adjustable straps. The adjustable straps promise easier fitting for your feet and your feet won’t slip either. There are eight resistance levels available in this recumbent bike that allow the users to customize the fitness intensity. For extra details, we have outlined the review of this recumbent bike below!


  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Bike’s Weight : 53.5 pounds
  • Power Source: Battery
  • Resistance Levels: 8 

Notable Features


In the first place, the recumbent bike has a lightweight frame that only weighs 53.5 lbs. when it’s assembled. The recumbent bike is not only lightweight but is easy to assemble and handle. There is sturdy frame construction, accrediting the steel tubing. On the contrary, the flywheel guards are constructed with the ABS plastic material that’s sturdy.

There are two pieces in this frame; the front one has a console, the console mast, and resistance elements while the rear part has a seat assembly. These two pieces connect at the middle. There are six adjustment holes in the adjustment bars and the frame connects through the turn knob. There is a step-through design in this recumbent bike that makes it easy to take off and get on.

The recumbent bike is integrated with rotating caps on the front base that delivers higher stability, and they help with relocation. Secondly, there are polygonal stabilizer caps on the rear base for easier leveling. The availability of the rubberized foot increases the stability. Also, the powder coating on the bike makes it resistant to corrosion or abrasion (looks good as well!).

Seat & Handlebars

Honestly, we love the seat on Marcy NS 908R because it’s designed with high-density foam padding. The seat has a vinyl material sheet that increases durability and comfort. Besides, the padding is available for the backrest as well. However, the backrest doesn’t have the reclining feature, but it is wide enough to deliver high-end lumbar support.

The rear part of the recumbent bike is designed to be locked in position. As far as the handlebars are concerned, there are two sets; one is attached to the seat while the other is attached to the console mast. The handlebars are designed with rubber foam sheets for a comfortable and secure grip. On the contrary, there are no pulse sensors in this recumbent bike.

Resistance & Drive

Marcy NS 908R comes with a magnetic resistance system with a manual configuration. There is a magnetic pad connected through the steel wire, and to the knob. When the knob is turned, the pad will change the position to the flywheel which enhances or reduces the resistance. There are eight magnetic levels to be precise and they are suitable for beginners and intermediate fitness trainees.

The recumbent bike comes with manual adjustment of adjustment level since there is a belt drive. The heavy-duty belt with stretch resistance leads to a smooth workout without additional lubrication. Overall, the recumbent bike is designed to deliver a noiseless and smooth workout experience. The recumbent bike is designed with a high-strength crankset, integrated with steel crank arms.

With the various resistance levels, users can create a customized cycling workout, irrespective of their skill. The resistance levels also imitate workout effects with different terrain configuration.

Fitness Meter

The Marcy NS 908R is designed as a basic recumbent bike. As far as fitness metrics are concerned, trainees can track total distance, speed, calories burned, and distance. However, you cannot add any personal information, such as users’ height, age, and weight. The fitness meter is integrated with the scan function that helps rotate the workout metrics.

Assembly & Maintenance

Marcy NS-908R recumbent bike is designed for simple and convenient assembly. An average user can easily assemble the bike in less than an hour. It comes with clear and precise instructions in the manual, and the package includes the tools as well. The assembly only demands a connection of primary frame parts and is connected through the base tube. These two pieces, when assembled, connect the console mast, seat, pedals, and console.

The magnetic resistance system of the recumbent bike helps delivers easier maintenance. All you need to do is keep checking the nuts and bolts, no other maintenance requirements.

Technology & Configration

The recumbent bike is designed with pulse sensors and magnetic resistance that helps trainees develop a better physique. The Marcy NS 908R is designed to offer strengthening workouts, along with muscle and fat burning. The premium steel frame not only promises performance but also helps prevents external issues, such as damage and scratches.

The LCD helps track performance and workout progress and it has a sharp panel. The workout metrics are easily readable and offers higher adjustability.

Other Notable Features

  • Adjustable frame
  • Step-through design
  • Weighted pedals
  • Magnetic resistance system

NS908R Recumbent Bike Review

Well, now that we are done with the features of the Marcy NS 908R, let’s move ahead and see how this bike performed on our metrics. Here’s a brief review of what we liked or dislike for the Marcy NS 908R recumbent bike.


The Marcy NS 908R is integrated with the counterbalanced and weighted pedals that lead to consistent and smooth pedaling. There are adjustable straps with the pedal that helps keep the foot in place, even for vigorous pedaling.


The Marcy NS 908R is designed to deliver higher weight capacity without compromising on stability. The step-through design of this recumbent bike is suitable for people with physical limitations. The painted steel helps resist corrosion and there won’t be rust issues. The framework is robust and is designed with stabilizer bars for stable usage.


Marcy NS-908R recumbent bike is designed with a huge, padded seat and backrest, delivering superior comfort. However, the seat is not adjustable, but you can personalize the frame. The availability of the handlebar delivers a comfortable workout and offers room for leg extension. Also, it reduces back strain.


We love how there are two handlebar sets in this recumbent bike; one set has a heart rate sensor and provides support for rigorous pedaling. The sensor will transmit the heart rate data for easier monitoring. The second set of handlebars is constructed at the front and isn’t adjustable. Subsequently, both sets have a soft foam coating (breathable) that reduces slippage.


There is a belt drive system in Marcy NS 908R that delivers consistent, noiseless, and smooth workout operation. There are high-end pulleys, belts, crankset, crank arms, and perimeter-weighted flywheels in the infrastructure. As a result, the workout performance will be outstanding and there is no need for maintenance.


There is a manual magnetic resistance system in this recumbent bike that delivers a light and smooth workout. For people who have recovery goals and weight loss aims, this recumbent bike will deliver it. For changing the resistance, you simply turn the knob clockwise while counterclockwise turning will reduce the resistance.


The recumbent bike has a lightweight and compact design that makes it easy to store. One might argue that there are no transport wheels, but the rubber caps will help roll around the bike.


The major parts of Marcy NS 908R are preassembled which makes it easy to assemble the bike. If you are dexterous enough, this bike can be assembled in less than an hour. However, the assembly guidelines are available in the manual, and the toolkit is available as well.

In a Nutshell

Overall Score


  • Suitable for tall people
  • Noiseless and smooth workout
  • Easy to use and assemble
  • Transport wheels for easier relocation


  • No backlight
  • No bottle holder or the media shelf

The Final Verdict

This recumbent bike is a combination of sturdiness, durability, and stability. The support is great enough to hold a person weighing up to 300 pounds. Also, the Marcy NS 908R is an affordable recumbent bike that even helps monitor heart rate monitoring. On the contrary, there is no backlight on the display. Overall, it’s a promising choice!

About the Author

Hey there, my name is Ned and I am on a mission to provide you health and fitness advice that are rational (i.e. back by scientific evidence) and sustainable ( means practical enough to be incorporated in normal people's routines with busy lives).

Ned Taylor