SOLE Fitness LCB Light Commercial Upright Bike Review
The SOLE Fitness LCB Light Commercial Upright Bike is well built with solid steel tubing and designed to take the abuse that a piece of equipment would see in a gym-like atmosphere. With the 30 lb flywheel and an overall weight of 132 lbs, this top rated upright exercise bike will remain grounded during your most intense workouts. SOLE Fitness is so confident in this that they back the machine with a lifetime frame and brake warranty and five year parts and electronic warranties.
This Sole Light Commercial stationary upright bike also has most of the features that you would expect to see including 40 levels of Eddy Current Brake resistance, a fully adjustable seat to fit most body sizes, heart rate monitoring through grips and chest strap, as well as MP3 compatibility, cooling fan and water bottle holder. This bike also provides you with 10 basic workout programs, which include two heart rate programs to provide intense workouts in your target heart zones.
- Height: 55”
- Width: 23”
- Length: 44”
- Item weight: 132 lbs
- Max user weight: 300 lbs
- Heavy steel tubing, along with an aluminum shroud, makes this bike practically indestructible, but also light and manageable.
- 30 lb flywheel ensures a smooth motion and transition between resistance levels.
- 40 levels of Eddy Current Brake resistance.
- Pulse grip heart rate monitoring and chest strap heart rate monitoring capable (sold separately).
- Fully adjustable, gel-cushioned seat moves forward and backward as well as vertically.
- Custom, oversized pedals with a two degree inward cant to prevent aches in your knees and feet by aligning the joints in their correct posture during a workout.
- MP3 compatible sound system.
- Built-in cooling fan.
- Water bottle holder to keep you hydrated.
- 9” LCD console.
- Standard Workouts (6)
- Fat Burn
- Fitness Test
- Custom Workouts (2)
- Heart Rate Workouts (2)
- Display readouts include:
- Resistance Level
- Calories Burned
- Program Profile
- Frame: Lifetime
- Parts: 5 years
- Electronics: 5 years
- Labor: 2 years
Shipping and Assembly:
Shipping costs will vary for the SOLE Fitness LCB Light Commercial Upright Bike depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer. However, some retailers, such as Amazon.com, will provide free shipping.
The SOLE Fitness LCB Light Commercial Upright Bike does not come completely assembled, but most of the major pieces are together. Using the fully illustrated step-by-step manual and tools provided by SOLE Fitness, this bike should go together fairly quickly in about 45 minutes.
What We Love About the SOLE Fitness LCB Light Commercial Upright Bike:
The most impressive feature on the SOLE Fitness LCB Light Commercial Upright Bike is its 40 levels of resistance. This is probably more than you’ll find on any other upright bike at any price range. SOLE Fitness provides magnetic Eddy Current Brake resistance on the Light Commercial Upright Bike, which along with the 30 lb flywheel provides a smooth cycling action and seamless transition through these levels of resistance. You’ll definitely be able to find that perfect resistance for an intense workout.
What Isn’t So Great:
The console on the SOLE Fitness LCB Light Commercial Upright Bike only provides 10 workout programs. At a price tag around $1,300, this is a letdown. You get some basic exercise programs like a hill climb, fat burn, strength, cardio and interval workouts, along with a couple heart rate and custom workouts. This is typical of lower end upright bike models. Additionally, there is no connectivity to the internet, apps or the ability to download or track exercise performance statistics. Unfortunately, this is typical of SOLE Fitness and you’ll see this on almost all of their exercise equipment.
Final Word on the SOLE Fitness LCB Light Commercial Upright Bike:
SOLE Fitness is a well known manufacturer of exercise equipment. They’re known for building quality equipment. The LCB Light Commercial Upright Bike is no exception. It has a strong steel frame and aluminum shroud, and is packed with some excellent features like 40 levels of resistance and ergonomically designed seat, handlebars and pedals. The one thing that SOLE Fitness doesn’t provide is a computer console to fit its almost $1,300 price tag. With only 10 pre-programmed workouts, we’d hoped that SOLE Fitness would have provided more exercise options.