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3D innovations DeskCycle Ellipse User Manual

Made by: 3D innovations
Type: User Manual
Category: Fitness Equipment
Pages: 12
Size: 5.59 MB


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•  Usage Tips

•  Calorie Calculator

•  Accessories

•  And More

Order# _____________________


Serial# _____________________

The serial number is on the bottom of 

the DeskCycle.


Support and Contact:

See the support link at DeskCycle.com

Phone (US customers):



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Failure to observe these warnings could result in physical injury and/or damage to the DeskCycle.

•  Do not stand on the pedals! Use the DeskCycle only while sitting.  

Standing on the pedals can damage the bike.

•  Use the DeskCycle indoors on a level surface.  Keep the DeskCycle away from moisture and dust.

•  Make sure that the pedals are screwed in as tightly as possible. Loose pedals will slowly come 

undone. Using the bike with loose pedals can damage the threads on the crank arms. 

•  Do not subject the bike to heavy shock or treat it excessively.  Do not disassemble or modify it.  

Doing so will void the warranty.

•  The DeskCycle has sealed bearings and is maintenance free. Lubricants are not necessary and can 

actually damage the bike.

•  Do not place the bike in a location where it will be in contact with direct sunlight or where it will be 

exposed to high temperatures or excessive humidity.


Warning! To reduce the risk of serious injury, please read the following safety precautions before using 

the DeskCycle.

•  Read all instructions in this manual before using the DeskCycle. Use the DeskCycle only as 


•  It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that all users of the DeskCycle are adequately 

informed of all precautions.

•  Do not stand on the pedals! Use the DeskCycle only while sitting. 

•  Do not place this device in a location where it may cause an obstruction. 

Consult Your Physician

It is always important to consult your physician before starting an exercise program.  This is 

particularly true if any of the following apply to your current medical condition:

•  Chest pain or pain in the neck and/or arm 

•  Shortness of breath 

•  A diagnosed heart condition 

•  Joint and/or bone problems 

•  Currently taking cardiac and/or blood pressure medications 

•  Have not previously been physically active 

•  Dizziness or blurred vision

•  Those with physical handicaps should use this device only under supervision.

If none of these apply to you then start gradually and sensibly. However, if you feel any of the physical 

symptoms listed above when you start your exercise program, contact your physician right away. If 

one or more of the statements listed above applies for you, see your physician before beginning an 

exercise program. An exercise-stress test may be used to help plan your exercise program.

Precautions And Safety


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Table Of Contents

Assembly - Installing the Foot Panels

Installing and Removing the Display

Using the Display

Locking the DeskCycle to Your Desk

Optional Accessories

Display Stand for Your Desk

Free Online Calorie Calculator

Foot Placement for Motion Type

Carrying the Bike

Adjusting the Resistance

Full 1 Year Warranty in the US


Care and Maintenance















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Assembly - Installing the Foot Panels

Step 1: Orient the Arm


Place the DeskCycle on a flat surface. 

•  Orient the arm so the axle is at a the highest point, as shown in the drawing below. 

Step 2: Install the Right Pedal

There is a Right pedal and a Left pedal. The pedals are marked on the bottom side. 

•  Insert the Right pedal into the holes of the Right arm as shown in the drawing below. 

Highest Point


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Assembly - Installing the Foot Panels Contd.

Installing and Removing the Display

•  Plug the 


 into the 


•  Carefully slide the 


 onto the 

Display Bracket

 as shown in the picture. 

When removing the display, be sure to unplug the connector first.

Step 3: Install the Screws

•  Flip the arm over as shown in the drawing.
•  Install the two bolts and washers into the pedal.
•  Tighten the bolts with the provided hex wrench.
•  Flip the pedal back over.

Step 4: Repeat Steps 1 through 3 for the Left Pedal.



Display Bracket


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Using the Display

The Mode Select Button

Press the 

Mode Select Button

 to select what 

the bottom number displays. 

Each time you press the 

Mode Select Button,


the mode changes between the 4 modes 



2.  RPM 

(Revolutions Per Minute)

3.  TIME 


4.  CALS 

(Estimated Calories)


When the 

Scan Mode Indicator

 is visible, the 

lower number will cycle between displaying 

RPM, Time and Calories. Each will be 

displayed for about 5 seconds at a time.

There are two numbers on the display; one on the top and one on the bottom. See the image below.

•  The 

Top Number

 always displays the total number of revolutions you’ve pedaled the bike since the 

display was last reset. The display will keep track of up to 99,999 revolutions.

•  The 

Bottom Number

 displays RPM, Time or Calories.


When the 

Time Indicator

 is visible, the bottom number displays the 

total time you’ve used the bike since the display was last reset. The 

image to the right shows 26 minutes and 25 seconds.

RPM Mode 

When the 

RPM Indicator

 is visible, the bottom number 

displays your average pedal speed in Revolutions Per Minute. The 

image to the right shows 0 RPM, which means the bike is not being 

pedaled. Also note that the 

Pedaling Indicator

 is not displayed.


When the 

Calorie Indicator

 is visible, the bottom number displays an 

estimate of the number of calories burned since the display was last 

reset. The image to the right shows 190 calories. 

How to Reset Revolutions, Time and Calories

Time, Distance and Calories are accumulated as you pedal. To reset these all to zero, simply press and 

hold the 

Mode Button 

for about 3 seconds. 

How to Turn the Display On and Off

The display automatically turns on when you pedal the bike. You can also turn the display on by 

pressing the 

Mode Button

. The display automatically turns off a few minutes after you stop pedaling. 


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Free Online Calorie Calculator

Our Calorie Calculator calculates the power that 

you put into the bike using the resistance dial 

setting and your pedal speed.

It also uses your:

•  Height, 

•  Weight, 

•  Gender, 

•  And age

to improve the accuracy. 

The Calorie Calculator is free and is located at 


A Much More Accurate Calorie Estimate

Only the expensive ergometers measure power. Power measurement is required for a decent Calorie 

estimate. However most true ergometers don’t take into account the physical characteristics of the 

person using the bike. Without these, the Calorie estimate can be off by more than 100%. 

Our online Calorie Calculator calculates the power and also includes the persons physical 

characteristics to provide a more accurate Calorie estimate than many of the expensive ergometers.


Display Stand for Your Desk

The DeskCycle comes with a display stand for those who use the 

DeskCycle at their desks.

The Display Stand lets you place your display anywhere on your 


Connection Instructions: 

1.  Plug one end of the extension cable into 

the back of the display. 

2.  Slide the display onto the stand.

3.  Place the stand on your desk.

4.  Plug the other end of the cable into the 

female connector on the DeskCycle. The 

female connector is shown in the picture 

to the right.

5.  Route the wire under the front leg so 

that there is no chance that you will hit 

it with your feet while pedaling.




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Foot Placement for Motion Type

The DeskCycle has longer pedals than the other desk ellipticals. This lets you choose the type of pedal 

motion you want. You control the type of pedal motion by where you place your feet on the pedals.

How does it work?

•  The front of the pedal travels in a circle. 
•  The back of the pedal travels in a straight line.
The position of your foot determines how circular 

your pedal motion is.

Placing your heels against the rear of pedal 

makes your pedal motion the flattest.

Placing your toes against the front of 

the pedal makes your pedal motion 

more circular. 

Front Foot Position for More Circular Motion

Rear Foot Position for Flatter Motion

Provides the Best Desk Clearance

This position also provides the most 

clearance between your knees and the 

under side of your desk because:
•  Your foot position is lower.
•  Your vertical knee motion is 


Provides More Range of 


The closer your toes are to the front 

of the pedal, the greater your range 

of motion will be.


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Carrying the Bike



Securing the Pedals

The pedals can be secured for travel. Follow the 

steps below to secure the pedals.
1.  Align the notches in the pedals with the bungee 


2.  Pull each bungee grip out and secure it to the 

pedal notch as shown in the picture to the right.

Note, securing the pedals for an extended period 

of time will leave temporary dimples in the rubber  

pads. These dimples will go away about an hour 

after the bungee grips are removed from the 


Carrying the Bike 

The handle on the DeskCycle can be carried with one hand or two. 

Important! Secure the pedals before carrying the bike with one hand.


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Adjusting the Resistance

Adjusting the Pedal Resistance

•  There are 8 tension settings. 

•  The 

Tension Indicator 

arrow points to the current tension setting. 

•  The higher the number, the higher the pedal resistance.

Optional Accessories

Sit-Brake Casters & Dycem Pads

An alternative is to replace the casters on your chair with 

sit-brake casters. These keep your chair in place when 

you are sitting down, and allow the chair to roll when you 

are not sitting on your chair. These come with Dycem® 

pads which keep the DeskCycle in place on slick floors. 

Go to 


 for a complete list of accessories.

Locking the DeskCycle to Your Desk

There is a Kensington slot on the front leg of the DeskCycle. See the picture below.

You can use this slot to secure the DeskCycle to one of your desk legs with a standard Kensington 

laptop lock (sold separately).




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Full 1 Year Warranty in the US

We stand behind our products. The DeskCycle and its accessories are covered by a full one-year 

warranty on all parts and labor. 

This warranty is for US customers only. 

Outside of the US, the 

warranty depends on your local distributor. 


he support contact link for your country can be found on 


What Is Covered?

We warrant the DeskCycle against defects in material or workmanship for a full year from the date of 


•  Parts: 

All parts are covered under this warranty.

•  Labor: 

All labor is covered under this warranty. 

•  Shipping:

 All shipping is covered by this warranty.

What Is Not Covered?

This warranty does not cover damage caused by neglect, abuse or misuse. 

How do I get Service?

Contact us through 3dinnovations.com, deskcycle.com or contact the store that you purchased it from.

No Need to Register for the Warranty

We don’t put our customers through the hassle of registering for their warranty. If you purchased the 

bike in the US and use it in the US, you are already covered.

Care and Maintenance


•  Do not stand on the pedals!  The DeskCycle was not designed to be used while standing.


The DeskCycle requires no maintenance. 

Do Not Lubricate

The DeskCycle contains sealed bearings that provide many years of maintenance-free use. No 

lubrication is needed. Some lubricants contain chemicals that can actually harm the bearings.


For answers and support go to DeskCycle.com.


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