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Owner’s Manual

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 Cautions and Safety


Failure to observe these warnings could result in physical injury or damage to the MagneTrainer.

  • Use the MagneTrainer indoors on a level surface. Keep the MagneTrainer away from moisture and dust.
  • Make sure that the pedals are on tight. Loose pedals will slowly come undone. Using the bike with loose pedals can damage the threads on the crank arms. Stripped crank-arm threads are not covered by the warranty.
  • Wear suitable clothing when using the MagneTrainer. Do not wear loose clothing that could become caught on the bike. Always wear athletic shoes.
  • 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 Magnetrainer 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 precautions before using the MagneTrainer.

  • Read all instructions in this manual before using the MagneTrainer. Use the MagneTrainer only as described.
  • It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that all users of the MagneTrainer are adequately informed of all precautions.
  • Never use this device after drinking alcohol; doing so is dangerous and could result in serious injury or accident.
  • Do not place this device in a location where it may cause an obstruction. Do not leave the device unattended after use. Be sure to move and store it in a safe place to avoid injury.
  • If using the Velcro® tether, remove it between uses to avoid a tripping hazard.

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.

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 please read the following information:

1. When cycling you must use downward force on the pedals and not forward pushing force, if you push forwards the bike will move especially on polished floors. If doing high intensity workouts we suggest using the anchor strap provide or place the bike against a wall or heavy piece of furniture.

2. The two pedals are DIFFERENT! One goes into the left hand crank and the other the right. Do not mix them up or try and force them in otherwise you may strip the thread.

Assembling your MagneTrainer

Right pedal
Display bracket
Adjustable leg
Resistance control knob
Wing nut
Fixed leg
Left pedal

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Step 1: Install the Fixed Leg

Remove the nuts and washers from the Fixed Leg.

Align the bolts of the Fixed Leg with the holes in the Bike, and push the bolts through the holes.

Attach a washer and a nut to each bolt and tighten securely using the Tool.

Step 2: Install the Adjustable leg

Place the bike on a hard flat surface.

Insert the Adjustable leg into the Bike. Then screw the Wing nut into the Bike and tighten by hand.

For the maximum stability, extend the Adjustable leg as far out as possible.

Step 3: Install the Pedals

Screw the left pedal into the left pedal arm COUNTER-CLOCKWISE.

Screw the right pedal into the right pedal arm CLOCKWISE.


Tighten the pedals well using the tool!

Using the bike with loose pedals will damage the pedal arm threads.

Damaged pedal arm threads are NOT covered under the warranty.

Pedals and
Pedal Arms
are marked:

L = Left
R = Right

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Step 4: Install the LCD Display

Plug the Connector into the Display. Then carefully slide the Display onto the Display bracket.

Using the MagneTrainer with Your Legs
Start at the Minimum Resistance

When you first get the bike, start off at the lowest pedal resistance setting. Gradually increase the tension as you get used to pedaling the bike downward. It’s easier to learn how to use the bike correctly at the lower resistances.

Pedal Downward (Very Important!)

The most important advice we can give you is to pedal downward. This will keep the bike in place. If the bike is sliding or rocking forward, then you are pedaling incorrectly. Sitting in a taller chair will force you to pedal downward, however you can pedal downward even when sitting on a couch or a low chair.

Point your Toes Forward

If you point your toes upward, your heels may hit the ground or the Fixed Leg. If this happens, simply rotate your feet so that they are pointing more toward the forward direction.

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Using the MagneTrainer with Your Arms

Place the bike on a table top to exercise your arms. You can pedal in the forward and reverse directions to work different muscle groups.

Start at the Minimum Resistance

When you first get the bike, start off at the lowest pedal resistance setting. Gradually increase the tension as you get used to pedaling the bike.

Keep the Dycem pads clean

The Dycem® pads keep the bike from sliding. You should periodically clean the pads with dish soap and warm water to insure the best traction. See next page for details.

Adjusting the Pedal Resistance

Turn the knob clockwise to make it harder to pedal. Turn it counter-clockwise to make it easier to pedal.

Important! It takes approximately 5 complete rotations of the knob to go from minimum pedal resistance to maximum pedal resistance. The knob will stop rotating when you reach the minimum and maximum settings. This gives you fine, gradual control over the pedal resistance.

Resistance control knob
Keeping the bike in place
Pedal the Bike Downward

The most important advice we can give you is to pedal downward. This will keep the bike in place. See previous page for details.

Extend the Adjustable leg

For maximum stability the Adjustable leg should be extended as far out as possible. A longer base provides the best stability.

Adjustable leg
Wing nut

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Keep the Dycem® pads clean (optional)

There are two Dycem® pads attached to the feet of the Adjustable leg. Dycem® is a specialized rubber that has an amazing grip. This keeps the bike in place on slick floors, tables and even slippery carpet. Over time, dirt will collect on the pads, reducing their grip. You can clean these pads with dish soap and warm water. Cleaning the Dycem® pads is optional.

Note; if you pedal the bike forward you will likely shear off the Dycem® pads. Remember to pedal downward.


Using the Velcro® tether ( optional )

The MagneTrainer(TM) comes with two Velcro® straps. One strap has hooks and the other has loops. These can be used to create a tether to keep the bike and the chair together.

Do I need the tether?

Most people don’t need the tether. Pedaling the bike downward will keep it in place; even on slick surfaces. The tether may be needed if you use a rolling chair on a smooth surface. In this case, the tether keeps the chair from rolling away from the bike.


Attach the two Velcro® straps together to make one loop.

The loop goes,

  • Around the chair leg/s or base (keep as low as possible),
  • Over the top of the Fixed Leg of the MagneTrainer(TM),
  • And under the MagneTraine(TM) frame.

Adjust the length of the loop so that it is tight when you pedal the bike.


Remove the tether when not using the bike to avoid a tripping hazard!

Velcro Loop
Fixed Leg
Route under frame

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Using the Display
How to Read the Display

There are two numbers displayed on the monitor, one on the top and one on the bottom.

Top Number:

The top number always displays your pedal speed, in kilometers per hour.

Bottom Number:

The bottom number can display Distance, Calories or time.

The Function Button

Press this button to change what is displayed by the bottom number. Each time you press the Function Button the Indicator Arrow moves between,

  • TIME (total Time pedaled),
  • DIST (total Distance pedaled, in kilometers),
  • CAL (total Calories burned),
  • SCAN.
Indicator Arrow
Always Displays Speed
Function Button

The Indicator Arrow points to the function that is being displayed. For example, in the picture the Indicator Arrow is pointing to DIST, so the lower number displays the total distance pedaled.

What is SCAN?

When SCAN is selected, the lower number will cycle between displaying time, distance and calories. Each will be displayed for about 6 seconds. Another Indicator Arrow will point to the function (time, distance or calories) that is being displayed.

How to reset Total time, total distance and calories

Time, Distance and Calories are accumulated as you pedal. To reset these all to zero, press and hold the Function Button for at least 3 seconds.

How to Turn the display On and Off

The display turns on automatically when you pedal the bike. You can also turn the display on by pressing the Function Button. You do not need to turn the display off. It will turn off automatically a few minutes after you stop pedaling.

Are the Calories on the Display Accurate?

Only if the pedal resistance is at maximum. All mini exercise bikes (and many full-sized bikes) do not measure the power put into the bike. Measuring power is very expensive, but it is needed for a reasonable calculation.

How to get accurate calorie counts

We’ve created a free Calorie calculator ( see the section Free Software ) which solves this problem. It uses your gender, height, weight, age, pedal speed and the MagneTrainer knob setting to calculate calories burned. It also calculates the wattage of the bike from the resistance knob position and your pedal speed. See the section Free Software for more information.

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Care and Maintenance
No Lubrication Needed

The MagneTrainer contains sealed bearings for years of maintenance-free use. No lubrication is needed. In fact, some lubricants contain chemicals that can actually harm the bearings.

Clean the Dycem® Pads ( optional )

There are two Dycem® pads attached to the feet of the Adjustable leg. Dycem® is a specialized rubber that has an amazing grip. This keeps the bike in place on wood floors, tables and even carpet. Over time, dirt will collect on the pads, reducing their grip. You can clean these pads with soap and warm water. Cleaning the Dycem® pads is optional.

Always pedal the bike downward. If you pedal the bike forward, the pads can shear off.






Optional Accessories

There are several optional accessories available to customize the MagneTrainer to your situation.

Some of these are listed below,

  • Ergonomic Hand Pedals - Place your hands in a more natural position
  • Large Foot Pedals - Larger area and longer straps
  • Medical-Level Foot Pedals - holds your feet securely in place
  • Quick-Connects - Enables you to quickly switch between 2 sets of pedals
  • Display with Large Text - For optically challenged individuals

Visit the MagneTrainer website for a complete list of accessories.

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Calorie calculator

Calorie calculator – provides accurate calculation of calories burned when using the bike. Uses your height, weight, gender, and age for improved accuracy. Also calculates the wattage of the bike from the knob setting and pedal speed.


We stand behind our products. The MagneTrainer and its accessories are covered by a 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 retailer.

What is covered?

Innovation Store warrants the MagneTrainer and accessories against defects in material or workmanship for a full year from the date of purchase. Innovation Store will, at its option, repair or replace the object.

  • Parts. All parts are covered under this warranty.
  • Labour. All labour is covered under this warranty. In most cases a local bike shop can perform the repairs and the labor charge is reimbursed to the customer
  • Shipping. For the first 30 days, Innovation Store pays for all shipping. After the first 30 days, Innovation Store pays for the shipping to the customer and the customer pays for the shipping to Innovation Store. In most cases there will be no shipping cost since a local bike shop can perform most repairs. The labor charge of the bike shop is reimbursed to the customer by Innovation Store.
What is not covered?

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

How do I get Service?

Contact us by email to request a warranty repair. Please provide your invoice number and a description of the problem.


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