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Flexispot to launch Kickstarter for desk with built-in exercise bike

It's a part-exercise bike, part-standing desk that you can set up in a minute and even includes resistance levels for a cycling workout at work...

It's not likely to make you popular with the office cleaners if you get carried away - but the Deskcise Pro from Flexispot promises an "all-in-one ergonomic powerhouse that checks all the boxes for keeping users active and productive throughout the day". 

Although the Deskcise Pro likely isn't aimed at those looking for a full-on sweaty workout while they work, it has resistance levels going from 1 to 8 and looks built to last, and is suitable for riders/workers between 5"1 and 6"1. 

The pedalling system is 'whisper quiet' to keep colleague moans to a minimum, and the desktop can be adjusted with a slider system quickly and easily. Flexispot say the Deskcise can be assembled in a minute, and it's also on wheels so you can shift it around easily.    
 

Flexispot are not new to the avant-garde desk scene, with numerous stand-up desk solutions already for sale on their website. You can already buy a bike designed to fit under a desk, but this is the first all-in-one 'solution' for those who can't face a day in the office without pedalling. 

We haven't seen any pricing info yet, but the Deskcise Pro Kickstarter campaign is set to start on 28th August, and you can also visit the product page on Flexispot's website to sign up for a giveaway competition. We're hoping to get hold of a test unit in early September, so keep an eye out for updates on road.cc next month to find out if we think this is the desk of the future for cyclists... 

 

 

 

 

Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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dottigirl | 6 years ago
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Having a sitting disability, but being able to cycle, this is the kind of idea I would be interested in. IF it were ergonomically sound and could be adapted. However, this isn't much different to perching my laptop on the bars of my spin bike. 

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rowes | 6 years ago
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Doesn't look the most comfortable of working positions. I'm sure the eye/screen height would fail a DSE assessment.
I can see it's place for exercising and watching a film or similar, but I can't see many people buying it.

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OldRidgeback replied to rowes | 6 years ago
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rowes wrote:

Doesn't look the most comfortable of working positions. I'm sure the eye/screen height would fail a DSE assessment. I can see it's place for exercising and watching a film or similar, but I can't see many people buying it.

 

Yep, the top of the screen should be about level with the user's eye shouldn't it? With this layout the user will get a sore neck with regular use. The desk space looks too small to locate a proper screen, plug-in keyboard and a docking station like I have in my office.

I'm not sure why anyone thought having Theresa May (in the lower image) as part of the ad campaign would help sell more of these.

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ChrisB200SX | 6 years ago
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If you're concentrating on work then you aren't exercising properly... and vice versa.

This is a solution looking for a problem that doesn't really exist.

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psling | 6 years ago
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You'd be struggling working on that if you were a courier...

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fenix | 6 years ago
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You'd have to be doing a low level effort not to break sweat.  Not sure thats worth it for cyclists.

Maybe for sedentary people though ?

 

Never tried cycling and working - is it like patting your head and rubbing your tummy ?

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RobD | 6 years ago
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I'd quite like one of these, although as others have said, without a fan or being strategically placed near the air conditioning I don't think it'd be appreciated if I was sat there pedalling away all day.

I have made a DIY version with a bike on a turbo with a riser desk in front when working from home before, but it's more suited to reviewing documents than doing actual work on.

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simonmb | 6 years ago
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"it's also on wheels so you can shift it around easily"

So is a bicycle. Ride outside.

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velo-nh | 6 years ago
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The office smells bad enough already, thanks.

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shay cycles | 6 years ago
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"Flexispot say the Deskcise can be assembled in a minute, and it's also on wheels so you can shift it around easily. "

My bike is ready to go too, and it also has wheels so I can shift it around easily  3

 

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ConcordeCX | 6 years ago
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If they made a hole in the seat you could use it as a toilet too, then you'd never have to get off it.

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Jack Osbourne snr | 6 years ago
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Can you get a sweat-guard for your laptop?

 

My boss might get a bit upset when I ask him for a third new laptop "because I sweated on it and it blew up"

 

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Pub bike | 6 years ago
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Neither of the workers in the photos even have shoes on  2

Missed opportunity not to have a USB port and laptop power driven off the pedals to keep the 'rider' motivated.

But alas the whole thing really does seem like a non-starter rather than a kick-starter.

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Yorkshire wallet | 6 years ago
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Hard enough getting a new printer cartridge in my place , never mind this 'thing'.

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don simon fbpe | 6 years ago
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It's August the bloody first!!! Muppets!

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