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Sole LCR Review

Quick Summary

The Sole LCR is self-described by the manufacturer to be “dependable, comfortable and affordable.”

The trainer features 40 resistance levels, flywheel drive design (30 lb. flywheel), foam 12-position adjustable seat, oversized & self-leveling pedals as well as 10 pre-defined workout programs.

If you want to get back in shape the Sole LCR is suitable for the apartment, home, or weight room.

Learn more in our full Sole LCR exercise bike review below…

Specifications

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Model Sole LCR
Rating

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94.3%
List Price

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

$1,999
Best Price

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$1,499
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.

Semi-Recumbent
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.

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.

Foam
12-Position Adjustments
Pedals

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

Oversized & Self-Leveling
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.

350 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).

57" x 30" x 50"
Weight: 157 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: 94.3%

Our Rating

Rating: 94.3/100. Rewarded with a ‘Best Buy’, the Sole LCR is designed for apartment complexes, physical therapy clinics, fitness studios, school weight rooms or home use.

Pros:

  • Heavy-duty flywheel drives smooth performance
  • Wide selection of resistance levels (40 total)
  • Commercial grade steel frame (max user weight 350 lbs.)
  • Oversized pedals provide stability and comfort
  • Comfortable seat with 12 different positions
  • Two different warranty packages available

Cons:

  • Not compatible with iFit Live
  • No longer self powered (like the previous years models)
  • Pre-defined workout selection (10) adequate but not great

Introduction

The Sole LCR exercise bike was recently rewarded with “best buy” recognition and rightfully so.

The trainer is commercial grade quality with quality performance and comfort for the home market.

The Sole LCR is backed by a solid warranty & guarantee providing additional confidence for consumers that want an exercise bike built to last with commercial grade steel frame and heavy-duty flywheel.

Unlike other exercise bikes, buyers of the Sole LCR have two different options for their warranty package.

Sole LCR Programs

The Sole LCR provides 10 pre-defined workout programs, an average number when compared to similar priced models.

The one knock on the Sole LCR is that the trainer is NOT compatible with iFit Live. A lot of exercise equipment users have really got into this program, but it all depends on personal preference.

Regardless, the Sole LCR will meet practically any fitness level and demand with a40 individual levels of resistance.

Additionally, users may tailor their workout experience with integrated pulse grips which quickly monitor your heart rate.

Sole LCR Features

The Sole LCR features a 12-position adjustable seat and oversized pedals for comfort.

With the intent of the Sole LCR exercise bike being used in light commercial settings, Sole went about working on designing a bike that (according to the manufacture) would hold up under consistent use by various users as well as provide enough support and comfort to everyone, regardless of age, weight or health.

A 30 lb. flywheel provides exceptional stability with a massive selection of resistance levels (40, most competitors offer 20 or less) on a compact bike that is designed to accommodate individuals of all fitness levels.

The 40 levels of resistance and 10 pre-defined workout programs will keep you motivated. The trainer is also music friendly with an iPod/mp3 dock and built-in speakers.

Lastly, the Sole LCR is compact and easy to set up.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Sole LCR exercise bike features both a Residential & Light Commercial warranty and guarantee package:

Residential:
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)

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

Conclusion

Apartment complexes. Local gyms. Fitness studios. School weight rooms. Physical therapy clinics.

All of the above locations are using the Sole LCR exercise bike because it is one of the top rated recumbent bikes available for cardiovascular exercise.

Prefer an upright exercise bike? The Sole LCB has essentially the same specs.