Fitdesk vs Stamina Wirk vs Deskcycle


Compare Features? Fitdesk vs Stamina Wirk vs Deskcycle

Fitdesk
It is an exercise bike that fits into the daily routine naturally and lets your work out while you read or even work on your laptop. Fitdesk has a steel frame with a compact profile and balanced for stability. The quick lock folding frame has built in wheels for easy transport and space-saving storage. You can select from easy to hard workout with its easy adjust 8 position Magnetic resistance and frame mounted control knob. The convenient resistance bands provide a well-rounded cardio workout and upper body exercise when not typing. The equipment has a heart rate monitor and Easy-to-Read Digital resistance meter to track mileage, calories, and time. Sliding Desk with Storage Drawer & Performance Meter has a non-slip surface. The easy access storage drawer stores small items like pens, phone, players and earphones and massage rollers makes typing while exercising comfortable. The 16 x 19 inch adjustable desk surface is compatible with laptops, magazines, etc.
FitDesk has adjustable beach cruiser style seat and 4″ seat extender backrest for upright and semi-recumbent use while having easy access to the platform to securely fasten laptop. Users from 4’10” to over 6’ can use it. There is patent pending adjustable armrest with padded and contoured massage rollers for the forearms and upper body support to work on laptop. The all-aluminum and steel gear box lasts for years. With twin belt and high-velocity balanced flywheel and ‘Precision Sealed’ Bearings you get smooth operation that is whisper quiet and does not distract or cause vibrations on desk surface.
Stamina Wirk
The equipment comes with 17.25” x 10” work surface, which is ideal for tablets, laptops, books and documents. It has padded seat and backrest, foam hand grips, and gives standing desktop position by adjusting the desk forward. It also has seated desktop position. Stamina Wirk includes multi-function LCD display, adjustable levels of resistance and anyone up to 300 pounds can use it.
Deskcycle
The device has an ultra-smooth pedal motion at any resistance unlike other bikes that have jerky pedal motion that can be bad for your joints and distracting from work. It has a quiet operation with the magnetic resistance mechanism of the DeskCycle was designed to be quiet so that it will not disturb your coworkers. It has 8 resistance setting to raise your heart rate enough; it pedals freely at the lowest resistance setting and at max setting it provides between 2 and 10 times the resistance of the other bikes. It is the lowest profile under-desk bike with 10 inches for the highest pedal height – 5 inches shorter than the other magnetic bikes. It can be used under a 27-inch tall desk.
It has a bidirectional pedal motion moving smooth and quiet in forward and reverse directions. The base is wide and solid, with the front leg 20 inches and the rear 15 inches. Its low center-of-gravity and wide prevent it from rocking when being pedaling. DeskCycle uses high-quality components and no-touch magnetic resistance mechanism to last for years without maintenance. The large pedals have wide adjustable Velcro straps to keep feet comfortable even for extended periods of use. The 5-Function Display shows time, speed, distance, calories and scan.

 


Compare Resistance? Fitdesk vs Stamina Wirk vs Deskcycle

Fitdesk
You can get magnetic resistance for smooth and even pedal motion throughout 8 calibrated resistance settings. The resistance levels are adjustable throughout the day to get a varied workout. Convenient upper-body resistance bands provide an added cardio boost and well-rounded workout when not typing.
Stamina Wirk
The adjustable magnetic resistance lets you vary the intensity of your workouts.
Deskcycle
The magnetic resistance system is touch-free, smooth, and quiet. Smooth pedal motion is healthy for the joints and quiet pedal motion doesn’t disturb others around. It has an easy lowest resistance setting and the maximum resistance is 2-10 times more than the maximum resistance of traditional exercisers. It has more than enough resistance to raise your heart rate. It has 8 resistance settings that are performance calibrated for optimum use.

 


Compare Material? Fitdesk vs Stamina Wirk vs Deskcycle

Fitdesk
Compact plastic and steel frame.
Stamina Wirk
Steel frame and ample-length stabilizer bars.
Deskcycle
Chrome frame is made or solid steel suitable for being used over and over.

 


Compare Seat? Fitdesk vs Stamina Wirk vs Deskcycle

Fitdesk
It has an adjustable beach cruiser style seat and 4″ seat extender for users from 4’10” to over 6’. Back and Extender allow for upright and semi-recumbent use.
Stamina Wirk
It has a padded seat and can be adjusted upwards/downwards on an angle for varied torso size and height.
Deskcycle
Not available

 


Compare Backrest? Fitdesk vs Stamina Wirk vs Deskcycle

Fitdesk
Adjustable backrest and extender allow provide upright and semi-recumbent use.
Stamina Wirk
Foam backrest and foam hand grips can be held on to when pedaling.
Deskcycle
Not available

 


Compare Massagers? Fitdesk vs Stamina Wirk vs Deskcycle

Fitdesk
Forearm massage rollers provide relief from straining
Stamina Wirk
Not available
Deskcycle
Not available

 


Compare User weight Supported? Fitdesk vs Stamina Wirk vs Deskcycle

Fitdesk
Up to 250lbs and up to 300 pounds with supports
Stamina Wirk
Up to 300lbs
Deskcycle
Up to 300lbs

 


Compare Desk surface? Fitdesk vs Stamina Wirk vs Deskcycle

Fitdesk
The desk is 16 x 19 inch and adjustable to fit laptops, magazines, etc. It has non-slip surface.
Stamina Wirk
The desktop surface is 17.25X10 inches to fit and keep in place laptops up to 17 inches in the recessed 1/8 inch area. The strap provided secures the laptop in place. The steady built-in desk allows you to write documents or work on laptop while working out. The desk can be used to watch movies or listen to music. It has a cup/glass holder.
Deskcycle
It is built to last for years of without maintenance.

 


Compare Display? Fitdesk vs Stamina Wirk vs Deskcycle

FitDesk
Easy-to-Read digital resistance meter displays mileage, calories, and time.
Stamina Wirk
The LCD display helps you track performance by displaying time, speed, distance and calories burned.
Deskcycle
The 5-function display shows speed, time, distance, calories, and scan. It has an online calorie calculator for 3D Innovations pedal exercisers for accurate calories burned.

 


Compare Footprint? Fitdesk vs Stamina Wirk vs Deskcycle

Fitdesk
It has a small footprint unlike other recumbent bikes, and is 512 in² smaller than regular indoor cycling bikes.
Stamina Wirk
The plastic and textured pedals and straps keep feet and shoes in place while pedaling. They are a bit in the front. It’s initially a little awkward for regular bike riders but overall a comfortable position. The pedals and bike design is made for sitting and pedaling and not spinning workouts. It’s designed for light to moderate exercise and not intense training.
Deskcycle
The front leg is 20” wide and the rear 15” wide. It has a low center-of-gravity and wide base keeping it firmly on the ground and the lowest pedal height compared to other pedal exercisers. It comes with large pedals and wide adjustable Velcro straps keeping your feet comfortable to use the bike for longer periods. The feet are made with anti-slip material to use on smooth surfaces without sliding all over. The bidirectional pedal movement lets you to move feet clockwise and counterclockwise.

 


Compare Dimensions? Fitdesk vs Stamina Wirk vs Deskcycle

Fitdesk
45×28 x16 inches
Stamina Wirk
37.25 (L) x 25.5 (W) x 45.5 (H)
Deskcycle
10x24x20 inches

 


Compare what’s included? Fitdesk vs Stamina Wirk vs Deskcycle

Fitdesk
Assembly of 1 customer-provided stationary workout bike with a window of 2 hours and service provided by a local pro. It does not include moving the bike to a new location.
Stamina Wirk
Adjustable belt tension and textured pedal that keep feet in place when pedaling; molded hand grips; molded cup holder, fitness monitor, padded seat and backrest
Deskcycle
Assembly, display stand to place display anywhere on the desk, 2-Year Protection, included computer to track your progress and single AA battery included.

 


Compare Price? Fitdesk vs Stamina Wirk vs Deskcycle

Fitdesk
$252.87
Stamina Wirk
$199.00
Deskcycle
$159.00

 


Compare REVIEW? Fitdesk vs Stamina Wirk vs Deskcycle


Fitdesk

Pros
The concept of the bike is good, and its geometry works well for working, playing video games, or watching TV. The high-quality non-slip surface of the work area is great while the ridge at the bottom of the desk is appropriate height to secure a laptop and not obstruct the wrists. The rolling wrist massagers seem redundant initially but they are comfortable to use as forearm support. The rollers are non-allergenic for those with sensitive skin. The motor is quiet and doesn’t disturb for nighttime use.
The metal bars are solid and sturdy for heavier users. It is very portable and can be folded and wheeled around the house of office after removing a peg. It is convenient to use while playing video or tablet games, watching TV or using a laptop. You can exercise while finishing other chores. If your hands are free, the stretchable resistance tube makes for good upper body workouts. The roller arm “massager” with foam cover on massages and increases blood flow in your arms. It feels good and can be a stress reliever. The bike is simple to assemble and compact to fit in a small room.
Cons
The bike starts off fine but starts making a noise after a few weeks. The display for time, distance, calories, etc. is difficult to put together and does not work at all. The unresponsive buttons fail to reset when a new session is started. There tool provided don’t fit in the available space to assemble parts together. Getting up the bike is difficult for short people or those with mobility issues.
The build materials are cheap and disappointing, including the laptop holder, massaging handles, tightening knobs, and other parts. The instructions book for assembling maybe incomplete and the knob that secures the strap on the pedal may bust off after about 2 months. It is too expensive for a low quality product. The drawer looks flimsy, too.
One customer has complained of the “Frame Lock Pin” arriving broken so they couldn’t even assemble it. There were nicks in the paint in a few places and the chain cover didn’t fit well together on the bottom and the casing was bowed. The ergonomics of the bike are not up to the standard and only work if you want to languidly spin the pedals. Trying to increase the heart rate but maintaining a higher tempo may hurt knees due to the very short pedal throw – just about ½ as long as the pedals on a normal street bike. In the middle of riding it changes direction and feels like trying to ride a kid’s tricycle fast. It is not very comfortable and would work for taller users.
The seat is extremely uncomfortable and may numb your buttocks also causing a sharp sting and pain in them. You may need to put pillows to make it comfortable.

Stamina Wirk

Pros
The price of Stamina Wirk is great and the bike is easy to assemble taking just about 15 minutes, and it is very sturdy. One can ride 20-90 minutes per day. It is easy to move around from one room to another if one wants to watch TV while biking. The adjustable desk makes it usable for reading, working on the laptop, or as a standing desk sometimes.
The instructions to assemble are detailed and easy to follow and one can easily ride 3.6 miles. The display accurately monitors distance, speed, calories, etc and turns On/Off automatically when you take a break and tracks miles even when pedaling backwards. The bike is quiet and you do not have to crank up the volume of the TV. The height of the seat and the angle/height of the desk is easily adjustable and comfortable.
This bike has a cup/glass holder to keep tea, coffee or a glass of on the desk without it spilling over when you start pedaling. The desk of the machine can be adjusted forward to use as a standing desktop if you are worried about the bad effects of sitting down all day.
Cons
The bike has very low resistance even when assembled following all the instructions carefully. A customer received it with a broken resistance knob. The bike has an uncomfortable seat that presses down the nerves in the back of the legs and results in nerve pain and one needs to adjust sitting position frequently to prevent this.
Even though the bike is super quiet most of the times, it has a knocking noise that occurs and stops randomly from inside the enclosed chain mechanism, which is inaccessible. The bike is not appropriate for serious fitness enthusiasts due to its light to moderate workout, but worthwhile for home and office workers who want to stay active, improve fitness, tone up their legs and lose weight while they work.

Deskcycle

Pros
The bike works great for someone with a desk job. It is very quiet and people around cannot even hear it. Though, it needs a stationary chair to work as one with wheels may roll away. The monitor is motivating and gives a sense of accomplishment from riding tens of miles a day though the calorie counter is way off and seems to be based on what a heavy user would burn, which may not be useful for a petite woman. However, DeskCycle’s has a calorie counter that can be customized to get an accurate idea.
The bike has a good resistance range and a good form or exercise. But it is beneficial for someone recover better after a knee replacement surgery since it loosens the knees. The bike is sturdy and heavy and doesn’t slide when pedaling. It is a low pedal bike so the user’s knees don’t hit the desk. Even though it is not cheap it is worth every penny. It fits well under a standard office desk. Its magnetic resistance is an excellent mechanism and can dramatically change activity level for someone sitting all day. It can give the recommended 10,000 steps on pedometer easily and one feels the exercise effects in their legs.
Cons
The problem with DeskCycle is that it slides away while pedaling. The Velcro strap secures it to the chair but is a shoddy solution. Someone who wants to carry it to and from work and set it down under the desk might need to find a way to prevent it from moving if sitting in a swiveling chair with wheels. It hits the knees while pedaling under the desk. The calorie counter is not very accurate and doesn’t factor in resistance. The bike doesn’t work the calves and could do with a modification to work on them.
One customer writes that it’s uncomfortable to peddle in office chair and rocks back and forth so they could not be productive while peddling. On uncarpeted floor either the bike or the chair slides back. Using the included tether somewhat fixes the problem but one has to sit uncomfortably in the chair to peddle.

In spite of being built well it doesn’t work unless your desk has enough room for the knees. Putting it under the desk with a drawer the knees hit the underside of your desk and the depth of the bike prevents the chair from going under your desk, so user needs to lean back to use it and one cannot reach the keyboard or do other work. It doesn’t work for someone over 6 feet tall and if they have smooth floor and a chair with wheels because they need to move back and working becomes challenging. This product doesn’t work unless you can pedal straight down, which is impossible with a typical office chair.
The bike should go past the board in the back of the desk but is too tall for most desks. One has difficulty if the back of the desk has lower clearance than 10 inches. It is difficult to find a chair that can be used comfortably with it especially on high tension settings. Desk chairs put strain on your back, something downplayed by the manual.

The bike is not good for the knees and using it in a way that it doesn’t harm the knees makes it constrained and difficult. The “Q factor” is really small and not even close to any real bicycle. A user’s knees my go from about 90 degrees to 45 degrees. Using the bike extensively may lead to runner’s knee and no amount of adjusting makes it better with any action.

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