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Sole LCB Review

Quick Summary

The Sole Light Commercial (LCB) upright bike is a quality exercise bike not only because its comfortable but environmental friendly.

Built-in comfort combined with easy to use adjustments presents the rider with a comfortable workout tailored to each individual’s needs. The Sole LCB is self-generated eliminating power source reliance.

The bike uses a 30 pound flywheel featuring 40 resistance levels, contact and heart rate monitor, 2-degree inward slope, cooling fans and 10 programs including two for heart rate.

Learn more in our full Sole LCB review below…

Specifications

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Model Sole LCB
Rating

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90.3%
List Price

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

$1,799
Best Price

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$1,299
Resistance

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

40 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.

Self-Generating
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.

30 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.

Commercial
Grade Steel
Seat

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

Gel & Adjustable
Pedals

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

Oversized
2 Degree Inversion
Programs

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

10
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 & Chest Strap (Compatible)
2 Programs
Display

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

9" Backlit Blue LCD
Max. Weight

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

300 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).

55" x 23" x 44"
Weight: 132 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.

Reisdential:
Frame: Lifetime
Parts: 5 Years
Electronics: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Years (In-Home)

Light Commercial:
Frame: Lifetime
Parts: 3 Years
Electronics: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year (In-Home)

Rating: 90.3%

Our Rating

Rating: 90.3/100. Self-Generating upright exercise bike doesn’t require a power source for energy efficiency. Lacks the iPod/mp3 compatibility and built-in sound system of the higher rated Sole B94, but does offer more resistance levels. Multiple warranty packages also available.

Pros:

  • Wide selection of resistance levels (40 total)
  • Heavy-duty 30 lb. flywheel for smooth performance
  • Two warranty packages offered with purchase
  • Comfortable gel seat (adjusts horizontal & vertical)
  • Oversized 2 degree inversion pedals
  • Cooling fan provided for added comfort

Cons:

  • No iPod dock or built-in speakers for music lovers
  • Self-generating bike not for everyone
  • 10 workout programs adequate but not overtly impressive

Introduction

The Sole LCB exercise bike is the result of what the manufacture self-describes as a focus on quality and durability over bells and whistles.

The self-generating upright exercise bike features 40 levels of resistance supported by a 30 lb. flywheel design.

Users weighing in up to 300 pounds discover many built-in comfort features including oversize cushioned foot pedals and cushioned gel seat.

Any items covered by warranty bring the service to your front door with in-home service on all warranty coverage. Select from two different warranty plans (more information, below).

Workout Programs

The Sole LCB bike is equipped with 10 exercise programs.

The hill program provides resistance similar to biking up and down a hill. The fat burn program simulates a steady exertion workout to burn maximum fat.

Cardio workout increases endurance for your heart and lungs. Muscular strength is achieved in the strength program, while interval workout alternates between high and low level intensity.

The fitness test program uses YMCA protocol to test your heart rate levels. Apply the two heart rate programs to achieve maximum benefits for this vital organ. Two user-defined programs allow you to customize your own workout.

Sole LCB Features

One of the unique features of the Sole LCB is the large 9-inch backlit LCD display. Usually bikes priced in this range are equipped with a much smaller monitor.

Information such as age, weight, heart rate, speed and total virtual miles are displayed on the screen.

Vertical and horizontal adjustments on the seat as well as 2-degree inward slope adjustments on the pedals guarantee tailor-made comfort to each individual.

Additional features including the cooling fan and accessory tray allow you to focus on the bike without unnecessary interruptions during your workout.

The only knock on the Sole LCB is that is lacks an mp3 port and built-in speakers, two popular and common features found in this price range.

Warranty & Guarantee

Select between a residential and light commercial warranty and guarantee plan for your Sole LCB exercise bike:

Reisdential:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 5 Years
– Electronics: 5 Years
– Labor: 2 Years (In-Home)

Light Commercial:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 3 Years
– Electronics: 3 Years
– Labor: 1 Year (In-Home)

NOTE: Return Policy: 30 day trial-period guaranteed, contact Sole Fitness at 1-866-780-7653 for more information.

Conclusion

The Sole LCB exercise bike separates itself from the competition by offering not one but two warranty options, and the 9 inch LCD display is a nice touch. It is still, however, noticeably more expensive than competing models.

Still not sure? If you like Sole Fitness consider the higher rated (not to mention cheaper) Sole B94 exercise bike.