Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 10273KDR Pedal Exerciser, A useful piece of kit

Ideal for building my knee muscles up.

I have copd so have trouble walking very far,. I have copd so have trouble walking very far, so using this a couple of times a day seems to keep my leg muscles working.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 10273KDR Pedal Exerciser with Digital Display

  • Pedal exerciser for use around the home and office
  • The resistance from the pedals can be adjusted to increase or decrease the effort required
  • On board computer to show time or gauge calories consumed, cycles or RPM
  • Easily folds for storage
  • Pedals come complete with toe straps

This helped save my mobility. I was hit by a cyclist who jumped a red light and following extensive surgery was warned that if i did walk again, it would only be with great difficulty. I struggled for years to make sure this didn’t happen but with weight piling on through not being able to exercise, i seemed to be fighting a losing battle. By december 2011 i was walking again (6 years on) but still suffered constant leg and back pain. I bought these pedals and have religiously used them for a minimum of 30 minutes a day. In seven months, i have no pain at all in my legs, only slight intermittent back pain and although i’ve not actually lost weight as such, i have lost a total of 14. 5 inches from my thighs, stomach and bumthis item is easy to use, lightweight but sturdy, can be neatly stored under a coffee table then just popped out while you’re watching tv, reading, whatever and you barely notice you’re doing it. You can tighten the resistance to make it easy or difficult so can work to a level you feel comfortable with or build up to. The metal arms holding the pedals do get hot though so don’t touch them after you finish.Since using it, not only can i walk almost normally, but a friend gave me a rosemary conely dvd which last year i could only manage the 12 min chair workout.

Seems robust enough feels light but stable enough when being used.

I’m not the user however my grandmother is and she fairly clocks up the miles, doesn’t get far but that’s the beauty of this contraption ‘you don’t have to move from your chair’ she like it and it keeps the blood flowing so it’s all good.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 10273KDR Pedal Exerciser with Digital Display : Poorly made, but you get what you pay for. . If i were rating purely on construction and usefulness, this wouldn’t even rate one star. Well, it kind of works after a fashion, and you get what you pay forfirst off, most people obviously view this for it’s usefulness as a mobility aid. I’m fit, healthy, exercise daily, and frankly just wanted a way to feel less guilty about time spent on the computer or in front of an xbox. For this it’s virtually useless. The promised resistance comes by way of a screw you tighten to add pressure to the already flimsy pedals and alarmingly overheating metal. Far from adding any actual resistance, it just makes the pedalling motion clunky and stilted. If you could safely avoid using it and at least get some kind of spinning benefit, that might be okay. Again: flimsy pedals, overheating metal. Plus, on mine at least, such poor construction one side wasn’t properly affixed, with no discernible way to fix it, meaning the pedal made an alarming clunking sound each time it went round. Utterly useless as a fitness aid.

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Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 10273KDR Pedal Exerciser with Digital Display
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3.0 of 5 stars, based on reviews
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£23.99

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  1. This review is from : Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 10273KDR Pedal Exerciser with Digital Display

    Folds up into a tiny space which is useful. It appears to be very robust and excellent value for the price. It’s wonderful to be able to sit there and get the exercise while watching tv. Too early to say just how much it will help my sciatica, but does already seem to slightly improve the condition. When my husband had sciatica, he found that cycling helped him so i have every confidence that this will do the trick. The machine is used in rehab centres which is a very good recommendation.
  2. This review is from : Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 10273KDR Pedal Exerciser with Digital Display

    Folds up into a tiny space which is useful. It appears to be very robust and excellent value for the price. It’s wonderful to be able to sit there and get the exercise while watching tv. Too early to say just how much it will help my sciatica, but does already seem to slightly improve the condition. When my husband had sciatica, he found that cycling helped him so i have every confidence that this will do the trick. The machine is used in rehab centres which is a very good recommendation.
  3. This review is from : Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 10273KDR Pedal Exerciser with Digital Display

    Bought it to help husband to strengthen ankle and leg combind with other excercise.
  4. This review is from : Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 10273KDR Pedal Exerciser with Digital Display

    Bought it to help husband to strengthen ankle and leg combind with other excercise.
    1. Very useful for my requirements. Initially found it not easy to get each foot into the pedals but gradually mastered the problemeasy to fit together, though not so easy to collapse, but as i use it 4-5 times a day there’s no need to pack the pedal driver away.
      1. Very useful for my requirements. Initially found it not easy to get each foot into the pedals but gradually mastered the problemeasy to fit together, though not so easy to collapse, but as i use it 4-5 times a day there’s no need to pack the pedal driver away.
  5. This review is from : Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 10273KDR Pedal Exerciser with Digital Display

    The frame is quite light so it does tend to. The frame is quite light so it does tend to slide on carpet, and it’s not got very high resistance so if it’s just for light activity, while you’re sat doing something else, it’ll be fine. Also the metal crank for the pedals heats up alot, i did actually burn my hand when i first started using it.
    1. The frame is quite light so it does tend to. The frame is quite light so it does tend to slide on carpet, and it’s not got very high resistance so if it’s just for light activity, while you’re sat doing something else, it’ll be fine. Also the metal crank for the pedals heats up alot, i did actually burn my hand when i first started using it.
      1. I’m not the user however my grandmother is and she fairly clocks up the miles, doesn’t get far but that’s the beauty of this contraption “you don’t have to move from your chair” she like it and it keeps the blood flowing so it’s all good.
  6. This review is from : Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 10273KDR Pedal Exerciser with Digital Display

    I’m not the user however my grandmother is and she fairly clocks up the miles, doesn’t get far but that’s the beauty of this contraption “you don’t have to move from your chair” she like it and it keeps the blood flowing so it’s all good.
  7. This review is from : Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 10273KDR Pedal Exerciser with Digital Display

    I bought 3 of these as i saw them used in a rehab hospital in spain. My friends used them whilst recovering from hospital and it helped keep fluid dispersed whilst sitting for longer periods and to strengthen thighs.
  8. This review is from : Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 10273KDR Pedal Exerciser with Digital Display

    I bought 3 of these as i saw them used in a rehab hospital in spain. My friends used them whilst recovering from hospital and it helped keep fluid dispersed whilst sitting for longer periods and to strengthen thighs.
  9. This review is from : Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare 10273KDR Pedal Exerciser with Digital Display

    I bought this to help a friend recover from a knee replacement. It is well made, robust and compact and with the digital read out it allows the person using it to set targets to show improvement.
    1. I bought this to help a friend recover from a knee replacement. It is well made, robust and compact and with the digital read out it allows the person using it to set targets to show improvement.

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