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Failure to observe these warnings could result in physical injury or damage to the DeskCycle.
Warning! To reduce the risk of serious injury, please read the following safety precautions before using the DeskCycle.
It is always important to consult your physician before starting an exercise program. This is particularly true if any of the following apply to your current medical condition:
If none of these apply to you then start gradually and sensibly. However, if you feel any of the physical symptoms listed above when you start your exercise program, contact your physician right away. If one or more of the statements listed above applies for you, see your physician before beginning an exercise program. An exercise-stress test may be used to help plan your exercise program.
1. When cycling you must use downward force on the pedals and not forward pushing force, if you push forwards the bike will move especially on polished floors. If doing high intensity workouts we suggest using the anchor strap provide or place the bike against a wall or heavy piece of furniture.
2. The two pedals are DIFFERENT! One goes into the left hand crank and the other the right. Do not mix them up or try and force them in otherwise you may strip the thread.
Remove the nuts and washers from the Large Leg.
Align the bolts of the Fixed Leg with the holes in the Bike, and push the bolts through the holes.
Attach a washer and a nut to each bolt. Do Not tighten the nuts until step 3.
Remove the nuts and washers from the Small Leg.
Align the bolts of the Small Leg with the holes in the Bike, and push the bolts through the holes.
Attach a washer and a nut to each bolt.
Do Not tighten the nuts until step 3.
At this point the four nuts that attach the legs to the bike should be loose.
Place the Bike onto a smooth flat surface, like a kitchen floor.
Tighten the four leg nuts using the supplied Tool.
Screw the left pedal into the left pedal arm COUNTER-CLOCKWISE.
Screw the right pedal into the right pedal arm CLOCKWISE.
Tighten the pedals well using the tool!
Using the bike with loose pedals will damage the pedal arm threads.
Damaged pedal arm threads are NOT covered under the warranty.
Plug the Connector into the Display. Then carefully slide the Display onto the Display Bracket.
When you first get the bike, start off at the lowest pedal resistance setting. Gradually increase the tension as you get used to pedaling the bike downward. It's easier to learn how to use the bike correctly at the lower resistances.
The most important advice we can give you is to pedal downward. This will keep the bike in place. If the bike is sliding, then you are pedaling incorrectly. Sitting in a taller chair will force you to pedal downward, however you can pedal downward even when sitting on a couch or a low chair.
If you point your toes upward your heels may hit the ground. If this happens, simply rotate your feet so that they are pointing more toward the forward direction.
If your desk is short your knees may hit the underside of your desk when you pedal the bike. In this case you should move the bike further away from you and extend your legs more. Extending your legs lowers your knees.
Your knees should be bent about 25 to 30 degrees from fully extended when the pedal is furthest away from you.
Use the DeskCycle while sitting at your desk, on the couch, or in a comfortable chair. Use it while working, watching television, reading a book, or on the phone. Use it just about anywhere when you’re sitting down and your legs are free.
There are 8 tension settings.
The Tension Indicator arrow points to the current tension setting.
The higher the number, the higher the pedal resistance.
There are two numbers displayed on the monitor, one on the top and one on the bottom.
The top number always displays your pedal speed, in kilometres per hour.
The bottom number can display Distance, Calories or Time.
Press this button to change what is displayed by the bottom number. Each time you press the Function Button the Indicator Arrow moves between,
The Indicator Arrow points to the function that is being displayed. For example, in the picture the Indicator Arrow is pointing to DIST, so the lower number displays the total distance pedaled.
When SCAN is selected, the lower number will cycle between displaying time, distance and calories. Each will be displayed for about 6 seconds. Another Indicator Arrow will point to the function (time, distance or calories) that is being displayed.
Time, Distance and Calories are accumulated as you pedal. To reset these all to zero, press and hold the Function Button for at least 3 seconds.
The display turns on automatically when you pedal the bike. You can also turn the display on by pressing the Function Button. You do not need to turn the display off. It will turn off automatically a few minutes after you stop pedaling.
Only if the pedal resistance is at maximum. All mini exercise bikes (and many full-sized bikes) do not measure the power put into the bike. Measuring power is very expensive, but it is needed for a reasonable calculation.
We’ve created a free Calorie calculator ( see the section Free Software ) which solves this problem. It uses your gender, height, weight, age, pedal speed and the DeskCycle knob position to calculate calories burned. It also calculates the wattage of the bike from the resistance knob position and your pedal speed. See the section Free Software for more information.
The DeskCycle requires no maintenance.
The DeskCycle contains sealed bearings for years of maintenance-free use. No lubrication is needed. In fact, some lubricants contain chemicals that can actually harm the bearings.
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Below are some of the accessories available for the DeskCycle.
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Calorie Calculator - Provides accurate calculation of calories burned when using the bike. The Calorie Calculator uses your height, weight, gender, and age for improved accuracy. It also calculates the wattage of the bike from the dial setting and the pedal speed. The Calorie Calculator is located at the following link: www.desk-cycle.com/CalorieCalculator.html
We stand behind our products. The DeskCycle and its accessories are covered by a one year warranty on all parts and labor. This warranty is for US customers only; outside of the US, the warranty depends on your local retailer.
3D Innovations warrants the DeskCycle and accessories against defects in material or workmanship for a full year from the date of purchase. 3D Innovations will, at its option, repair or replace the object.
This warranty does not cover damage caused by neglect, abuse or misuse.
Contact us by email to request a warranty repair. Please provide your invoice number and a description of the problem.