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Lifecore 1060RB Review

Quick Summary

Ride in comfortable style with the recumbent Lifecore 1060RB. With its ergonomic design and 47 preset workouts, this exercise bike is built to motivate and support diverse trainees with smooth body-friendly motion.

It supports three profiles and is adjustable to fit a wide range of trainees.

Quiet magnetic resistance helps it keep quiet through workouts of any intensity too.

Read on for a full review including pros, cons, workout programming and details about special features.

Specifications

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Model Lifecore 1060 RB
Rating

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92.1%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$1,899
Best Price

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$1,899
Resistance

The flywheel in an exercise bike is what creates resistance. You can choose the level of resistance to increase your workout intensity.

32 Levels
Resistance Type

The type of resistance shows what kind of flywheel is being used (if any), and its weight if the manufacturer provides it.

Magnetic Resistance & Electronic Control Brake
Type

Type refers to the style of the ride: Recumbent bikes allow you to lay back, while Upright bikes are more like road bikes (lean forward).

Recumbent
Drive System

The bike's drive system is how your pedaling interacts with the rest of the bike (flywheel) to give you a good workout.

V-Belt
Frame

It's important to choose an exercise bike that will last, and the material of the frame determines how durable the bike is.

Step Through
Seat

The most important part for comfortability during your workout, the seat should be adjustable and have ample cushioning.

Commercial-Grade Mesh
Pedals

Pedals are the driving force for an exercise bike, and should be comfortable, adjustable, and easy to control without slipping.

Oversized Contoured Pedals
w/Quick Release Straps
Programs

Bike Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

47
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Pulse Grips
Display

Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

Multi-Window LED
Max. Weight

Max. User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that the bike can safely support, which can represent durability.

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Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this treadmill will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

63" x 27.9" x 49.1"
Weight: 155.4 lbs
Accessory Tray

Some bikes include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Cooling Fans

Portable?

Some exercise bikes can fold up and/or have wheels that make it easy to roll them around for convenience and to save space.

Warranty

The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

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Rating: 92.1%

Our Rating

Rating: 91.4/100. Lifecore’s light commercial 1060RB recumbent bike serves as a main cardio trainer and a supplement to usual workout routines, adding variety with low joint impact. Features included for comfort include sloped pedals, six stride length settings, foam seat cushioning, and a choice of three positions for lumbar support. Kick back and choose from 47 workouts! Three user profiles are supported to ensure that the calorie and heart rate feedback are high quality. Beverage holders are within easy reach and the Lifecore 1060RB is iPod compatible too. Its MSRP of $1,899 is a top deal when paired with a seven-year parts warranty. There are two other models to consider if this is above your budget, the 860RB and 960RB. Here are pros and cons that we consider in our 1060RB review…

Pros:

  • Pedals slope inward to support natural motion
  • Six stride length options
  • Foam padded seat
  • Ventilated seat back
  • Three seat back positions
  • Extra-wide orthopedic pedals
  • Pedals have quick release straps for support
  • 47 built-in workouts
  • 32 resistance levels
  • Wireless heart rate control
  • Touch heart rate sensors
  • Resistance controls on handlebars
  • iPod-compatible
  • Workout fan with three speeds
  • Two cup holders
  • No-slip station for mobile device
  • Transport handle and wheels
  • Competitive warranty

Cons:

  • Shipping costs extra
  • Not foldable or compact

Introduction

The $1,899 Lifecore 1060RB is a high quality recumbent exercise bike for weight loss and cardio training at home. It’s sold with a long warranty for residential use and is backed by high quality customer service. As a recumbent bike the 1060 RB puts minimal stress on your body by distributing your weight away from the knees and other sensitive joints. It positions your legs out front and lets you lean back with the comfort of a foam-padded cushion and great lumbar support. To help you make the most of each exercise session this bike supports multiple user profiles and has 47 training programs that meet varied exercise goals. Read on for details about the bike’s many workout programs and other features.

Workout Programs

Train efficiently with guidance from the Lifecore 1060RB’s 47 bike workouts! Included are six heart rate controlled programs that control the bike’s resistance to help you maintain your target heart rate. For example, there is a 50% heart rate program, an 80% heart rate program and an interval heart rate program. Some other preset programs are categorized as Strength,

Fat Burn, Hill and Interval. Others are Lap 5K, Lap 10K and Random. A fitness test is included too; you can use the fitness test every four to six weeks to assess your progress.

For quick navigation you can set up eight keys for most-used programs and eight for resistance. There’s also a Quick Start button.
Choose from English and metric settings. The monitor has two settings (brighter light and lower light).

Lifecore 1060RB Bike Features

The Lifecore 1060RB offers very low-impact cardio training with its recumbent frame. A step-through design makes it easy to get on and off the machine.

While leaning back in comfort you can burn calories, tone your body and exercise your heart. The bike seat is nicely padded, has six height adjustment settings, and has three positions for lumbar support.

Also contributing to comfort are Lifecore bike pedals with a 2º inward slope for good biomechanics.

This exercise bike is iPod compatible. It has an MP3 player port and high fidelity 3 watt speakers. The USB port can charge a mobile device.

The console has a cooling fan and two beverage holders.

To help you train in your target heart rate zone, the Lifecore 1060RB can be used with a wireless chest strap (sold separately). Grip sensors are built in too. Heart rate data can be used to control six of the preset workout programs.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Lifecore 1060RB recumbent bike warranty is valid for residential and light commercial use. It includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 7 years
– Labor: 1 year

Conclusion

The 1060RB from Lifecore is a solid recumbent bike that’s loaded with workout programming. It’s a smart choice for weight loss and cardio training that’s easy on joints. Given its overall quality and long warranty, this bike is a top value in its price class.

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