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LiveStrong LS28IC Review


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LiveStrong LS28IC Exercise Bike

UPDATE: This model was discontinued. Compare to the Sole R92 elliptical…

The LiveStrong LS28IC brags that it has commercial quality similar to an indoor cycling class bike and for good reason.

The exercise bike is built to adhere to the toughest environments where riders pound the pedals for hours on end. Components include an all-steel frame, 40 pound flywheel and multi-ribbon belt drive.

LiveStrong is endorsed by legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong so you would hope that they got it right with the limited edition, LiveStrong LS28IC.

Learn more about the LiveStrong LS28IC, rated 74.4, below…


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Specifications

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Model LiveStrong LS28IC
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List Price

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Discontinued
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Resistance

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

Undisclosed
Resistance Type

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

Cantilevered Braking System
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).

Upright
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.

Kevlar® (40 lb. Flywheel)
Frame

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

Obsidian Black Steel
& Powder Coated
Seat

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

Air-fit Roadstyle
Vertical & Horizontal Adjustments
Pedals

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

Steel Clip-in
Programs

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

None
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.

Wireless Chest Strap
Display

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

Large LCD
No backlight
Max. Weight

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

290 lbs
Dimensions

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

47.2" x 21.2" x 40.9"
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.

Frame: 10 Years
Parts: 3 Years
Wear Parts: 2 Years
Saddle: 1 Year
Labor: 1 Year (In-Home)

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Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 74.4/100. Kevlar Resistance (Upright Exercise Bike), 40 lb. Flywheel, 275 lbs. max user weight, Air-Fit Roadstyle Vertical & Horizontal Adjustment Seat, Steel Clip-In Pedals, Wireless Chest Strap Heart Rate Monitor, Large 3″x2″ LCD Display, steel and powder coated frame, road-inspired drop handlebar, accessory tray

Pros:

– Collector’s Edition (only 500 bikes produced)
– Each purchase helps fight against cancer
– Comfortable Air-Fit Roadstyle seat (adjusts both ways)
– Heavy-duty clip-in pedals added for security
– Monitor heart rate with Telemetric strap
– Good warranty package (10 years on frame, 3 years parts)

Cons:
– No pre-defined workout programs
– Not compatible with iPod/mp3 players
– Lacks several basic features including cooling fan

Introduction

Lance Armstrong’s two passions are cycling and eradicating cancer.

As a result, the LiveStrong LS28IC cycle sports a “28” badge reminding us of the 28 million people living with cancer and a 7 star seat post honoring Armstrong’s seven Tour de France victories.

Only 500 bikes are being produced with $1,000 going to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

The bike is also quality on construction, featuring an on-board computer tracking time, distance, heart rate and burned calories.

Workout Programs

Although no workout programs are included with this bike, the LiveStrong’s LS28IC cycle provides plenty of hardware adjustments to enhance your routine or train for your next race.

Sure, for the price paid it would have been nice to see a little interactive workout technology, but in the end you are getting a limited edition exercise bike with some highlights and some drawbacks.

Exercise Bike Features

LiveStrong’s LS28IC exercise bike boasts the first mass produced drop handlebar system. Seven different hand positions along with handlebar grips simulate the perfect outdoor ride.

The commercial-grade upright bike has the same frame and components that are used in indoor cycling classes for hours every day.

The bottom bracket on the LiveStrong LS28IC is oversized, and the crank assembly has four SKF precision bearings and forged high-carbon cranks for increased longevity.

The limited edition bike exclusively features a “28” badge on the front fork to honor the 28 million people living with cancer , and seven stars on the seat post to commemorate Lance Armstrong’s record-breaking seven Tour de France wins.

“Classics” are usually not associated with fitness equipment, but the LS28IC is definitely unique.

Track your progress and workout intensity with a large LCD display (no back light) including readouts of time, heart rate, distance, calories and RPMs. The LiveStrong LS28IC includes a wireless chest strap for accurate heart rate monitoring.

With each bike sold, LiveStrong promises to donate $1,000 to the Lance Armstrong Foundation to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

The exercise bike has some unique features and helps a great cause, though it lacks a number of traditional features like iPod/mp3 dock, built-in speakers, cooling fan and quick controls.

Warranty & Guarantee

The LiveStrong LS28IC exercise bike warranty and guarantee includes:

– Frame: 10 Years
– Parts: 3 Years
– Wear Parts: 2 Years
– Saddle: 1 Year
– Labor: 1 Year (In-Home)

LiveStrong offers a phenomenal FAQ section but you can always contact them directly at 1-877-548-7864.

Conclusion

Between the heavy duty construction and first ever drop down handlebars, both cycling competitors and fitness buffs will enjoy all the LiveStrong LS28IC has to offer.

It’s a dependable upright exercise bike that contributes to a great cause. The only knock is the trainer’s lack of standard features and electronics.

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