Southern Mom Loves: Stay Active While You Work! Flexispot Deskcise Pro V9 Desk Bike Review

Stay Active While You Work! Flexispot Deskcise Pro V9 Desk Bike Review

Monday, August 6, 2018

I received a Deskcise Pro from Flexispot in order to facilitate an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I'm at my desk a lot and it drives me nuts having to sit still for long periods, so when Flexispot contacted me and asked if I would like to try out one of their Ergonomic Workstations, I was happy to give one a go. I chose the Deskcise Pro V9 Desk Bike, part standing desk, part exercise bike, to put through its paces and here's what I found.

First, a little about Flexispot: They produce items to help you work healthier, from standing desks and desk converters to ways to help you get moving when you have to be sitting. I like.

They've been used by a ton of big-name companies like Microsoft and Bed Bath & Beyond and lauded by lots of news outlets like Business Insider and Buzzfeed, and now Southern Mom Loves. ;)

When the box came it was fairly heavy and but I was ready to break it open and get started on assembling it. I've put together lots of flat-pack furniture and even an elliptical, so I thought I knew what to expect; I didn't. The first words that come to mind: Thoughtful design.

The Deskcise Pro V9 comes in two pieces. The bike is already assembled! You only have to pull out the legs (with castors already attached) and fold down the pedals. Anyone can put it together.

It came with the simplest instructions I've ever seen for a piece of exercise equipment. It also came with 1 bolt, 1 Allen wrench, and 2 AA batteries.

You simply insert the desk into the bike and tighten 1 bolt. Done! Well, almost.

You also have to insert the batteries.

It comes with a few little accessories to make this even better. The battery compartment is at the bottom of a cup holder that comes with a non-slip pad.

It also comes with pedal covers to make barefoot biking comfortable. This is something to think about when bringing a piece of exercise equipment into your home. Are you likely to go and put on a pair of tennis shoes in your own house to use it? I'm not, so I love this little touch.

Ta-da! All done and it took me less than 5 minutes to unpack and assemble this desk bike. I like easy.

A few of the body features:

  • an integrated LCD display, which shows readouts for workout time, pedal revolutions, distance, calories burned, and speed. 
  • 8 level magnetic tension resistance so that you can work out as easy or as hard as you like. 

The seat is large and cushy with extra cushioning to keep those tailbones from grinding. I especially appreciate this with multiple bulging discs.

I love that they included ergonomic padding on the front edge of the desktop. They truly thought of every problem and solution. Using it while typing on a laptop is more comfortable than my actual desk.

The desktop itself is pretty large at 19.6″ x 22.8″. It can fit whatever you're working on and more.

The seat is height-adjustable and can be raised or lowered smoothly while using. 

The desktop is height-adjustable as well so you can bring it down to use while pedaling or pop it all the way up to use as a standing desk.

The desktop moves forward and back as well so you can get it in the perfect position for you. Considering just about everyone in the house has been using this for the past week, being easily and quickly customizable is a fantastic feature.

I have been thoroughly enjoying using this desk bike. I can get the equivalent of a leisurely stroll while I check my emails or crank it up to 8 and pedal like crazy for a hard workout while I stream a movie.

The castors have come in handy and I can use it in my office next to my desk or take it in the den to watch a TV show while I do some online shopping.

Literally, the only con I can think of is the placement of the cupholder. It's a bit of a pain getting to my drink and since it's under the desk I tend to forget it's there. They could solve that with a cupholder that clamps onto the work surface, maybe. 

Not such a big deal considering not only is everything else a pro, they actually blew my expectations out of the water. It's super-well-made and very sturdy. I can get a vigorous workout without it rocking or the castors sliding it across the floor. It's comfortable to use and all of the little thoughtful touches make it easy to love.

Check out the Flexispot website if you're thinking about upgrading your workspace to improve your health and productivity. You can also get a version of the bike without a desktop that fits under an existing standing desk or even ways to turn the desk that you already have into the desk that you need to stay healthy and active while you work.

The Deskcise Pro V9 is truly amazing and right now you can use the code V9SALE to save $50 on this award-winning desk bike.


Does your work, to-do list, or a hobby force you to sit for long periods? Do you think using a desk bike or a standing desk would benefit you? I love to read your comments!

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