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Re: Any recommendations for a portable under-the-desk recumbent bike?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 11:55:29 PM »
A co-worker got one of these, or one very like it (same brand, I am pretty sure) at a thrift store and it works well, and is nice & quiet. I'm thinking of getting one for myself.

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Re: Any recommendations for a portable under-the-desk recumbent bike?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 01:42:12 PM »
My coworker has one from Walmart. He uses it at his desk during the day. He raves about it so much that I am planning to get one for my husband for Christmas. I checked walmart's website, and it looks like they carry a variety of them. Some have electronic displays and others are pretty simple.

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Re: Any recommendations for a portable under-the-desk recumbent bike?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 11:25:36 AM »
No suggestions, but I'm really interested in this product. I never knew these things existed. I'm a sedentary person (I sit at my desk all day, except for walking to the cafeteria for lunch, which I bring back to my desk) and this is a product that I think I could really use.

I appreciate the links, and OP? Please let me know which one you chose and how it works out for you! ;D

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Re: Any recommendations for a portable under-the-desk recumbent bike?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 01:26:27 PM »
I know what's going on my Christmas list  ;D

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Re: Any recommendations for a portable under-the-desk recumbent bike?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 11:45:59 PM »
I have one that I bought for mom. It works pretty well.

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Re: Any recommendations for a portable under-the-desk recumbent bike?
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 01:24:32 AM »
I got this one: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gold-s-Gym-Folding-Upper-Lower-Body-Cycle-with-Monitor/17299064?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227000996906&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=40331800832&wl4=pla-78293950232&wl5=9060590&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=17299064&wl13=&veh=sem

So far so good. Its pretty bare bones but it fits right in front of a chair so I've been using it while watching tv or working and if I like it enough I will bring it to work. I'll let you all know in a few weeks.

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Re: Any recommendations for a portable under-the-desk recumbent bike?
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2017, 10:09:08 AM »
I was looking for an under desk elliptical. My nurse friend and massage therapist both recommended that I'd probably like this better, so I ordered it last night.  https://www.amazon.com/HOVR-Under-Desk-Leg-Swing/dp/B07495H1ZH/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1511539378&sr=8-2&keywords=hovr
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Re: Any recommendations for a portable under-the-desk recumbent bike?
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2017, 10:14:32 AM »
Oh my that's brilliant! I had hip surgery in September and they have me doing the bike at PT but I don't have one at home. This might be a good thing for me to get :)

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Re: Any recommendations for a portable under-the-desk recumbent bike?
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2017, 11:30:57 AM »
I was looking for an under desk elliptical. My nurse friend and massage therapist both recommended that I'd probably like this better, so I ordered it last night.  https://www.amazon.com/HOVR-Under-Desk-Leg-Swing/dp/B07495H1ZH/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1511539378&sr=8-2&keywords=hovr

Update on this product. This might be the single best purchase my little fidgety-self has ever made. I can swing, pedal, do circles, do toe and heel flexes. It is fabulous. It did take some getting used to and took a few tries to get the height/distance set to my liking, but once I did--perfection.
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Re: Any recommendations for a portable under-the-desk recumbent bike?
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2017, 11:38:17 AM »
Dazi inspired this update:

I've been using the portable mini cycle for about three weeks and it has been great. I use it 30 minutes to 2 hours each day, which is the most I've exercised in years and I've already started to notice some results which is great. It's easy to work on my laptop and just cycle, or when I'm watching tv. I'm even planning on buying a second one for my office.

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Re: Any recommendations for a portable under-the-desk recumbent bike?
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2018, 04:51:25 PM »
I asked my boss for something like this at work, she told me to give her choices and she'll put it in the budget (yea!)

A couple of questions for those that have one:


I was looking for an under desk elliptical. My nurse friend and massage therapist both recommended that I'd probably like this better, so I ordered it last night.  https://www.amazon.com/HOVR-Under-Desk-Leg-Swing/dp/B07495H1ZH/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1511539378&sr=8-2&keywords=hovr

Update on this product. This might be the single best purchase my little fidgety-self has ever made. I can swing, pedal, do circles, do toe and heel flexes. It is fabulous. It did take some getting used to and took a few tries to get the height/distance set to my liking, but once I did--perfection.

Dazi -- this sounds perfect, more flexible with movement (I watched the youtube video). By "pedal" do you mean up/down motion like pedaling a bike? Do you have the desk mounted one or the stand-alone? The stand-alone, however, is a bit pricey . . . don't want to take advantage, but at the same time I move my chair often enough so that I would want it to be stand-alone and not fixed.

Cali.in.UK -- The price on this is awesome for something that I'll just try out to see if I like it. But it doesn't seem flexible in height? Is it? Or am I missing something? I have a low desk (ergonomic typing position) and it looks like the knees come up quite a bit higher than the chair level, so I'm thinking my knees will hit the bottom of my desk. What's the height of your desk? . . . Can you pedal backwards? Swing your feet back and forth just for simple movement? Or is it just a forward round movement like a bicycle?


I'm not looking for strong exercise motion, more of a circulation movement in my feet/legs.

I am looking into other options, and I very much appreciate you bringing this up, Cali.in.UK! ;D

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Re: Any recommendations for a portable under-the-desk recumbent bike?
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2018, 03:43:38 PM »
I asked my boss for something like this at work, she told me to give her choices and she'll put it in the budget (yea!)

A couple of questions for those that have one:


I was looking for an under desk elliptical. My nurse friend and massage therapist both recommended that I'd probably like this better, so I ordered it last night.  https://www.amazon.com/HOVR-Under-Desk-Leg-Swing/dp/B07495H1ZH/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1511539378&sr=8-2&keywords=hovr

Update on this product. This might be the single best purchase my little fidgety-self has ever made. I can swing, pedal, do circles, do toe and heel flexes. It is fabulous. It did take some getting used to and took a few tries to get the height/distance set to my liking, but once I did--perfection.

Dazi -- this sounds perfect, more flexible with movement (I watched the youtube video). By "pedal" do you mean up/down motion like pedaling a bike? Do you have the desk mounted one or the stand-alone? The stand-alone, however, is a bit pricey . . . don't want to take advantage, but at the same time I move my chair often enough so that I would want it to be stand-alone and not fixed.

Cali.in.UK -- The price on this is awesome for something that I'll just try out to see if I like it. But it doesn't seem flexible in height? Is it? Or am I missing something? I have a low desk (ergonomic typing position) and it looks like the knees come up quite a bit higher than the chair level, so I'm thinking my knees will hit the bottom of my desk. What's the height of your desk? . . . Can you pedal backwards? Swing your feet back and forth just for simple movement? Or is it just a forward round movement like a bicycle?


I'm not looking for strong exercise motion, more of a circulation movement in my feet/legs.

I am looking into other options, and I very much appreciate you bringing this up, Cali.in.UK! ;D

You can't adjust the height, and I'm not sure how tall my desk is but it doesn't fit underneath it even if I lower my chair. But, I usually sit sideways to pedal and work, or push my chair further back if I'm in a meeting. You can pedal both directions. I'm pretty happy with it and I may buy a second one so I can have one at home and one at work.

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Re: Any recommendations for a portable under-the-desk recumbent bike?
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2018, 03:53:43 PM »
Jpcher, I have the desk mounted one. You can pedal it like a bike or just up and down motions more like stepper. It can swing side to side, you can do circles and toe/calf flexes.
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Re: Any recommendations for a portable under-the-desk recumbent bike?
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2018, 03:16:48 PM »
Thanks!

I send Boss a link to the HOVR site and asked for the free-standing one, telling her the cost. She didn't blink an eye! She said "Great! I'll get in touch with our buyer and get it ordered for you."

Yea! ;D