About DeskCycle


The DeskCycle makes it easy to get safe and effective exercise while working at your desk. It’s the only bike that was specifically designed for this purpose. The touch-free magnetic resistance system of the DeskCycle is both smooth and quiet so your co-workers won’t hear a thing!


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Ultra-smooth pedal motion

The 39 lb effective flywheel weight keeps the pedals moving at a smooth pace.

Smooth pedal motion makes pedaling the DeskCycle an unconscious activity so that you can focus your attention on your work.

In contrast, the other bikes tend to have jerky pedal motion at any usable resistance setting. Jerky pedal motion can bad for your joints and can distract you from your work.


Quiet operation

The touch-free magnetic resistance mechanism of the DeskCycle was designed to be quiet so that it will not disturb your coworkers.


Wider resistance range

Many pedal exercisers don’t have enough resistance to raise your heart rate. The DeskCycle has more than enough.

At the lowest resistance setting the DeskCycle pedals freely. At the maximum setting, there is between 2 and 10 times the pedal resistance of the other bikes. The DeskCycle has 8 resistance settings.


Lowest profile under-desk exercise bike

The highest pedal height is only 10 inches. This is 5 inches shorter than the other magnetic bikes. It could be used under a 27 inch tall desk (measured between the floor and underneath side of the desk) by a person who is 5′ 7″ or shorter. At 5′ 7″ you will need to push the bike further away from you and extend your legs to prevent your knees from hitting the underneath side of the desk. You may also need to lower your chair. Taller people will need a taller desk.


Bidirectional pedal motion

You can pedal the DeskCycle pedal exerciser in the forward and reverse directions. The resistance is equally smooth and quiet in both directions. Pedaling in reverse works opposite muscle groups.

1000 minute display

When exercising at at work you will most likely exceed the 100 minute limit that standard displays have. The DeskCycle display records up to 1000 minutes (over 16 hours) of exercise activity. Displays time, speed, distance calories and scan.


Wide solid base

The front leg is 20 inches wide. Because of their narrow bases and high center-of-gravity, the other bikes tend to rock back and forth or side-to-side when pedaled.

Not the DeskCycle. Its low center-of-gravity, and wide base keep it firmly on the ground when you pedal it.


Built to last for years

DeskCycle uses the same high-quality, heavy- duty components as the MagneTrainer. This and the no-touch magnetic resistance mechanism combine to provide years of maintenance-free use.


Large comfortable Velcro pedals

The DeskCycle comes standard with large pedals with wide adjustable Velcro straps. The larger area and flexible strap keeps your feet comfortable when using the bike for extended periods of time.


Online calorie calculator

You can use the online Calorie Calculator to get very accurate calorie readings. Only 3D Innovations pedal exercisers have this feature.


Optional accessories

Accessories include Display Stand for your desk and a Larger Display.


Get healthy exercise while:

  • working at your desk,
  • watching television,
  • reading,
  • playing video games,
  • on the phone,
  • or in other times when you are sitting down and your legs are free.

Find out the right way to pedal the Desk Cycle to get the best results and keep the bike in place: the DeskCycle is solid with a wide base and will stay in place when used properly.




The DeskCycle can be used for low and high cardio workouts and for physical therapy. Discover some great tips on how to get the most out of your DeskCycle as well as Exercise Suggestions that can be modified to suit your needs.




Place it under your desk and pedal like a bicycle. The main thing to keep in mind is to pedal downward. See the following link for details. How to use the DeskCycle.

Yes, the DeskCycle is safe for computers and pacemakers. As an example, if it were possible to put 1000 DeskCycles next to your computer, they would still not be able to affect your computer system. The magnetic field in the DeskCycle is contained in a closed loop.

Old style pacemakers can tolerate about 5 gauss of magnetic field. The newer pacemakers tolerate 10 gauss. The earth’s magnetic field is less than 0.6 gauss. When pedaling the DeskCycle or MagneTrainer with your arms or legs, the magnetic field you get from the bike is not measurable because its considerably lower than the earth’s magnetic field.

The DeskCycle was designed to work with desks as low as 27 inches (measured between the floor and underneath side of the desk) by the average male (5’10”). At 5′ 10″ you will need to push the bike further away from you and extend your legs to prevent your knees from hitting the underneath side of the desk. You may also need to lower your chair. Taller people will need a taller desk.

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The short answer is “pedal faster and lower the resistance”. As an example if you set the resistance dial to 4 and pedal at 30 mph you will probably reach your max heart rate within a few minutes. You could back off of the pedal speed and/or resistance to hit your target heart rate.

Yes. The typical use is to pedal the bike at 15mph or less at a lower resistance setting or 3 or less. Click here to learn more.