DeskCycle Australia | Desk Exercise Bike | Mini Exercise Bikes – Deskcycle 2 vs MagneTrainer 2

Both the Deskcycle 2 and the MagneTrainer are both really sturdy and user friendly machines. They do have different purposes though. Whilst in general the MagneTrainer is aimed primarily at people wanting a machine for rehab and the Deskcycle 2 is aimed at those who are sat at their desk for too long.

Deskcycyle 2


Exercise arms

Not recommended. The DeskCycle comes with pedals that are designed for feet use only. You cannot use the ergo handles with the DeskCycle. They would hit the ground when you pedal. Having said that, some people do use the DeskCycle with their hands and feet.

Yes. The pedals that come with the MagneTrainer work with your hands and feet. You can also use the ergo handles with the MagneTrainer. The ergo handles are sold separately.

Exercise At Work

The DeskCycle 2 is a better bike for exercising at the average desk because of it’s low profile. The maximum pedal height is 5 inches lower than the MagneTrainer.

Yes, only if your desk is at least 33 inches tall from the ground to the underneath side of the desk. At least 36 inches is preferred.

Maximum Resistance

130 Watts @ 60 RPM

390 Watts @ 120 RPM

170 Watts @ 60 RPM

480 Watts @ 120 RPM

Maximum Pedal Height

10 inches

15 inches


Comes with Large Pedals, an optional Accessory for the MagneTrainer. Large pedals are for use with feet only.

Standard Pedals work with hands and feet.

Number of Resistance Steps

8 steps

Infinite – 5 Rotation Dial

You rotate the adjustment dial over 5 complete revolutions to go from the minimum to the maximum resistance.

Pedal Rotation Circumference

7 inches

10 inches

Length of pedal arms

3.5 inches

5 inches

Width of Legs

Front leg is 20 inches wide, rear leg is 15 inches wide.

Front and rear legs are both 15 inches wide.

Whilst the video below refers to the Deskcycle, and not the Deskcycle 2, it will still give you a good indication of the differences between the 2 models…

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