So, you are looking into buying the Keiser M3 Plus for your private workout sessions? We can understand your interest. Keiser is well known for its top of the bill fitness equipment, and the M3 Plus is a popular choice. We have gotten used to the company using only the best materials, and its design is flawless. We decided to research if its features and options match its beautiful appearance.
Do we think it is worth its top of the bill price as well? Read our Keiser M3 Plus review below.
Keiser M3 Plus Review
Why would you buy a Keiser M3 Plus?
We know that working out at home for many can be a luxury. Finding the space to fit your machines and/or equipment, making the time to work out at home when you are thinking of the millions of other things you could be doing at that moment, and of course, the money needed to buy exercise equipment. All of these reasons put together can make working out at home seem unreasonable, or even out of reach.
Sure, we get all of this. Keep in mind though that working out at home can lead to some serious positives you would not find outside the house. The commute is remarkably shorter, you will never have to wait in line for a machine and hope the last person wiped it down after they finished, and you never have to worry about feeling inferior to those people who seem like they live in their gym clothes, and everything they do revolves around reps and sets.
For those of us who want to make that investment into a home gym, there is always the standard first item to consider: A cardio machine that will truly last through all of your workout phases. Something you can come back to time and time again, and push yourself each workout. If you are looking for just that kind of machine, the Keiser M3 Plus stationary exercise bike could certainly be your weapon of choice. It is classy, durable, and… not for everyone. Read on to find out why we feel that way.
- Great build: First of all, it is beautiful to look at. The Keiser M3 Plus comes in two color options: Black, and grey. Both are stunning. The black comes with some sporty red trim on the flywheel and handlebar, and the grey is highly minimalistic in its look. The LCD display is backlit, making text clearer and easier to see in low light. It also prides itself in being highly adjustable; the seat, pedals, and both fore and aft handlebars are able to be adjusted to your comfort.
- Silent operation: Aside from comfort, the Keiser M3 Plus is also a quiet ride; no squeaking or loud humming here. The magnetic resistance system in the M3 Plus also provides a smoother, more realistic ride, with 24 gears that can be changed to your heart’s (and legs’!) content.
- A durable choice: When it comes to durability, the M3 Plus has everything under control. Keiser is no slouch when it comes to putting out sturdily built fitness equipment, and there is no difference with the M3. This is a stationary bike that you can really put through the paces; no need to worry about it falling apart after the first 1,000 miles. This bike could last you a lifetime.
- Not the cheapest on the market: The Keiser M3 Plus’s price has to be the most frequent complaint that we have seen. At nearly $2,000 for the bike, it is certainly not for the faint of wallet. However, if you are expecting to use it regularly for many years, the one time investment might beat a gym membership in affordability due to the low-maintenance and replacement requirements of the M3 Plus. It is significantly more expensive than many other bikes out there, and we would not recommend it for someone just starting to develop their home workouts and figuring out what they enjoy doing for fitness. But, for those who are serious at home cyclists, and wanting to have a bike that will last, the M3 Plus might very well be worth it.
- Lack of pre-set workout options: We live in an age where tracking our workouts is a must, and setting goals, whether calorie, speed or distance based, is an important part of seeing our fitness growth over time. For the most part, the M3 Plus has a decent tracking system. Its computer features include RPM, your power output in Watts, a stellar heart rate monitor, time, and distance. However, one fatal flaw for many of the fitness conscious is that there are no pre-set workouts programmed into the M3 Plus computer to challenge and push your physical fitness growth. This is a disappointing misstep for the M3 Plus; Given the price, some pre-set workouts would be the icing on the cake in making this stationary bike as close to the real riding experience as possible. And yet, for hundreds of dollars less, we could have all the same features and more in a normal bike’s computer.
The Keiser M3 Plus is a great proposition: It is beautiful, it will last for years and years, and, without fail, it does the job that it says it does. And yet, we recognize the fact that the Keiser M3 Plus is not for everyone.
Those who love the sport of cycling will undoubtedly love this stunning, professional grade training bike. Beginning enthusiasts who simply love cardio and the concept of exercising at home will probably be just as happy with a stationary bike that costs $1,000 less than the M3 Plus.
That being said, we wholeheartedly recommend this great machine to anyone but complete beginners. If you have the drive as well as the budget, there are not many better choices out there.
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