In a Nutshell:

The Exerpeutic 2500 Bike is a surprisingly good looking, capable piece of exercise equipment you could actually spend a full workday in, and get plenty of exercise to boot! Recommended for anyone willing to give a bike desk a try.

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  • Has a lot of great features
  • Multi-functional
  • App is user-friendly and useful


  • May not fit in smaller homes
  • Doesn’t support a lot of weight
  • Seat lacks ergonomic supports
Exerpeutic 2500 Bicycle Desk

Recommended For: Anyone willing to give a bike desk a try. 

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Are you interested in getting fit but struggling to find the time? Do you hate the idea of going to the gym? Are you looking for a way to incorporate a decent fitness routine into your day without sacrificing productivity? 

If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’ll love our Exerpeutic 2500 review.

We’ll quickly say that this alternative office seating solution isn’t for everyone. A bike desk is geared toward a very specific individual who’s serious about burning calories and getting in better shape but wants to keep the same work schedule while doing that.

Forget chair exercises. Exerpeutic office chairs have you covered.

Those won’t provide even a fraction of the benefits you’ll get when you start peddling your way to better health and monitoring your progress, all while continuing to work. If that sounds good to you, then keep reading. 

In the following sections, we’ll tell you everything the Exerpeutic 2500 bike desk can do and quickly note its limitations and shortcomings so you’ll have all the information you need to decide if this is the alternative office seating solution you’ve been searching for. Let’s take a closer look, starting right now!

Key Features of the Exerpeutic 2500 Bicycle Desk

The first thing you’ll notice when you see the Exerpeutic 2500 bike for the first time is that it looks like a luxury stationary bike. The work desk mounted on the front has a relatively low profile and is easy to miss.

At first glance, this might not appear to be anything more than a conventional stationary bike.

The Exerpeutic 2500 Bicycle Desk with its work desk mounted on the front

A closer look will, of course, reveal it to be anything but. Before we get into its various features, though, let’s take a quick moment to review the core stats that define this model. Here they are:

Chair Specifications

  • Product Dimensions: 53.5” x 25” x 40”
  • Bike Desk Weight: 72.6 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 250 pounds
  • Seat Width: 13”
  • Seat Depth: 17”

These stats reveal two things of significance to us right off the bat. First, this is a big, hulking piece of furniture. It will require significant space to be set up and used effectively.

Unfortunately, that will make it a non-starter for some, and perhaps even many people, so be sure to take careful measurements and have a permanent home lined up for it before committing to a purchase.

The second thing we noticed about the figures above, which mildly disappoints us, is that the bike can only support a modest 250 pounds of user weight.

Granted, that’s sufficient to accommodate some 80% of the market, but consider.

Most people interested in getting fit will probably be at least a little overweight. We believe this would be an even better product if it supported 300 or 350 pounds. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, which somewhat limits the appeal of this model.

Assuming the weight limit and bike size aren’t deal breakers for you, let’s see what this machine can truly do.

Adjustability, Comfort, and Capabilities

This section of our Exerpeutic 2500 review has a lot to cover, but we’ll take it one step at a time. Let’s start with comfort because there’s not as much to say on that topic as on the others. For an exercise bike, it offers a surprisingly comfortable seat.


The padding is 3.3” thick, which wouldn’t be great if the seat were padded with conventional block foam, but it’s not. It sports advanced AirSoft technology, which means you’re seated on a cushion of hundreds of individual air pockets.

The seatback is less extravagantly padded, featuring a modest layer of block foam. It’s not outstanding, but it’s certainly better than you see on most exercise bikes – many don’t offer a seatback at all!

An illustration on the air pockets of Exerpeutic Exerwork 2500's cushion

Seat Adjustment Options

Even better, although the seat isn’t height-adjustable, it slides back and forth along a track that spans part of the bike’s length, and the seatback can be set to a variety of angles. It will take a bit of experimentation, but there are enough customization options in the seat to ensure that you’re surprisingly comfortable sitting on the equipment.

Work Tray

Now, let’s talk about the workspace. The tray itself measures an impressive 24” x 16” and can support up to 44 pounds of work gear. It also comes with two built-in cup holders, one at each corner. Use one for a drink and the other to hold pens, paperclips, your smartphone, or other small items, giving you a handy, albeit smallish storage compartment.

The Exerpeutic 2500 bike's work tray with padded strip

A padded strip for your wrists runs along the front edge of the work tray, allowing you to comfortably place even a large laptop on the tray and type.

Even better, the work tray is fully articulated. You can adjust the angle downward by up to thirty degrees, adjust its height to bring it closer to you or move it farther away for a perfect fit, and slide it back and forth along a short track.

The ability to move the work tray up and down makes up for the fact that the seat itself isn’t height-adjustable. You get the same basic effect without overcomplicating the engineering of the bike portion of the machine.

Although the work tray is well-sized and about as big as the company could make it given the size of the Exerpeutic 2500 bicycle desk itself and the amount of space they had to work with, you’ll probably find yourself wanting and needing a bit more. 

Be prepared to incorporate a side table next to the bike to hold the supplies you need that won’t quite fit in the space you have available on the bike desk itself.

As to the stationary bike component of the machine, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. It offers fourteen different adjustment levels, allowing you to choose from a wide range of exercise options to something light and easy. It offers little resistance to a hardcore, grueling workout and everything in between.

Free mobile app of the Exerpeutic 2500 in a tablet and a phone

In addition to that, the bike desk comes with a free app (both Android and iOS versions available) that allows you to track your distance, calories burned, and time spent.

While we’d like to see more from the app, the company can easily continue improving it.

As it stands now, it’s certainly useful but not something you’ll be dazzled by.

Assembly Can Be Challenging

The assembly instructions are part of the user manual we linked to in this document, and even a quick look through them will reveal that this machine has many moving parts.

Expect the assembly process to be fairly time-consuming, as well as unboxing and sorting the pieces.

The Exerpeutic Exerwork 2500 facing the right side

If you’re doing it by yourself, it may take about an hour and possibly slightly more. If you have an assistant handy on the day your bike desk arrives, you could probably knock fifteen minutes off the total time it takes to prepare it for first use.

It’s also worth noting in our Exerpeutic 2500 Exerwork review that this model comes with an expert assembly option. You have to pay a hefty fee for the service, but if you’re not mechanically inclined, you’ll probably find it well worth the extra money. However, you’ll have to slog through the process before you can actually start using it, so whichever option makes the most sense for you and your particular situation.

Pros and Cons of the Exerpeutic 2500 Bike Desk

We love the Exerpeutic Exerwork 2500.

It has many great features and is quite capable of being a workspace and exercise bike. The app is reasonably user-friendly and genuinely useful, too. That said, a few points of weakness in the design are worth reiterating.

  • It’s big.
  • It might be too big for your home.
  • It doesn’t support a ton of weight, and that might be an outright deal-breaker.
  • And the seat, while comfortable, does not offer anything like ergonomic supports.

As long as that’s not a requirement for you, you’ll find it reasonably comfortable, even if you spend the better part of the day in it. However, if you suffer from chronic back pain, you’ll soon find yourself missing those ergonomic features (especially lumbar support). For other unconventional office seating, click here.

Exerpeutic 2500 Review – Final Thoughts

Despite its shortcomings and limitations, this is a serious piece of machinery that combines the best features of an exercise bike with a fully functional workspace, giving you the best of both worlds. As an exercise bike, it will give you a solid workout, and the app allows you to track your progress over time. The workspace is big enough to be functional, though, as we said earlier, you’ll almost certainly want to incorporate a side table to hold anything that the desk doesn’t.

At the start, we mentioned that a product like this would only appeal to a particular type of user. As such, the Exerpeutic 2500 Bike Desk is almost entirely self-selecting. If the size of the machine and the weight limit aren’t issues for you, you’ll love it. If they are, it won’t even be worth a serious look. On that basis, we provisionally recommend it.

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