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Landice U7 Review

Quick Summary

How durable is the Landice U7 bike? Extremely! Landice makes fitness machines to commercial standards, and they guarantee the U7 bike for a lifetime of home use.

The U7 is Landice’s only upright exercise bike. In light commercial settings this machine is labeled “Landice U9.” In fully commercial gyms it’s the “Landice U9 Upright Rehab Bike.”

Highlights include: adjustable handlebars and seat; 20 resistance levels; very flexible training programs; room for a tablet computer; and optional TV.

Specifications

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Model Landice U7
Rating

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90%
List Price

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

$2,895
Best Price

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$2,895
Resistance

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

20
Resistance Type

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

Eddy Current 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).

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.

15 lbs. Flyweight
Frame

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

Standard
Seat

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

Padded
Pedals

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

Self-balanced pedals
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.

yes
Display

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

LED display with multiple feedback windows
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).

44.56”x24.72”x58.11”
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.

Parts & Electronics: lifetime
Electronics: 1 year
Labor: 1 year

Rating: 90%

Our Rating

Rating: 90/100. The Landice U7 upright bike ($2,895) with optional TV is a luxury ride for home gyms. It provides all the benefits of a commercial exercise bike, plus it carries a lifetime residential warranty. The U7 is identical to Landice upright bikes seen in hotels and high-end health clubs. It’s also very similar to the recumbent Landice R7; the only difference is seat position.

To help you exercise efficiently, Landice loads its bike consoles with 10 workout programs. These can be tailored to your preferences for target heart rate zone, resistance, speed and more. Additionally Landice indoor bikes can save five user-designed exercise routines.

With each workout session the data feedback is very rich, as explained in the “Workouts” section of this Landice U7 review.

To help keep you motivated, Landice bikes are media-friendly. The cheapest option is bringing your own tablet computer; the U7 console has a tablet-sized shelf. The premium option is attaching a 19” Landice TV ($800).

Pros:

  • 100% commercial quality
  • Lifetime warranty on parts & electronics
  • Saddle is padded and has 12 up/down settings
  • 20 resistance levels with digital magnetic control
  • 10 preset workout programs
  • 5 user-designed workout programs
  • Heart rate control technology
  • Compatible with wireless chest strap (not included)
  • Contact heart rate sensors
  • Multi-position handlebars
  • Optional 19” Landice Vision System TV with remote control
  • Optional bracket to add your own TV
  • Shelf to hold a mobile device or magazine
  • 350-pound user weight capacity
  • Easy assembly with few steps
  • Transport wheels attached

Cons:

  • High price
  • Lacks Bluetooth for connecting with fitness apps
  • Seat can’t move forward/backward (only up/down)

Introduction

The Landice U7 is an upright exercise bike made in the USA. Featuring club-quality parts and electronics, it’s guaranteed for a lifetime of home use. Below we describe the Landice upright bike control panel, parts and lifetime warranty.

Workout Programs

Landice bikes are loaded with 10 workout programs, all customizable for duration and intensity. A program controls the bike resistance and speed unless the rider uses manual controls. The choices include:

  1. Goal programs named Calories, Distance and Time
  2. Profile programs called Fat Burn, Hills, Interval, Mountain and Road (random)
  3. Heart rate control programs with Constant and Interval options

Furthermore you can save five self-designed workout programs to the U7 bike console.

Landice fitness equipment provides above-average workout feedback. While other stationary bikes have five or six data fields, the Landice upright bike offers the following:

  • Elapsed Time
  • Time Remaining
  • Time in Heart Rate Zone
  • Resistance Effort level (1 – 20)
  • Calories
  • Cal/Hour
  • Watts
  • Distance
  • Distance logged in workout (Miles or kilometers)
  • METs
  • RPM
  • Speed
  • Heart Rate
  • Target Heart Rate

Heart rate can be monitored with contact sensors or wirelessly. Contact sensors are built into the handlebars, and a wireless transmitter is sold separately. Color-coded lights (red, yellow and green) on the Landice bike console indicate whether you’re exercising above, below or within your target heart rate zone.

Landice U7 Features

Landice upright bikes have 20 magnetically-controlled resistance levels. The lowest setting is very light and may be appropriate for rehabilitative exercise. The toughest settings is 400 Watts, which is ample force for the typical home bike user.

Handlebars on the Landice U7 are adjustable to support different riding positions and body sizes. Resistance controls are built into the handlebar tips for convenience.

The seat is padded and contoured for comfort. Its position is easily adjusted without tools for a wide range of user heights. There are 12 up/down settings.

For on-board digital entertainment you can set a tablet computer on the console shelf; add a 19” Landice Vision System TV monitor; or attach a TV from another brand.

Heart rate can be monitored with contact grips. However, these may require up to 45 seconds of contact before a readout is provided. The most convenient way to measure heart rate is with a wireless heart rate transmitter sold separately.

Amenities include a three-speed cooling fan, a bottle holder and an accessory pocket.

For convenience and energy conservation the U7 is cord-free. The console electronics are powered by the rider instead of mains electricity.

Landice upright bike dimensions are approximately 45″ L 25″ W x 58″ H. This unit weighs 159 pounds and has transport wheels.

Warranty & Guarantee

Landice backs this purchase for a lifetime. The U7 upright bike warranty provides:

– Frame: Lifetime

– Parts & Electronics: Lifetime

– Labor: One year

The manufacturer also guarantees machine replacement if a unit is defective.

Conclusion

The Landice U7 is a top-notch upright bike. It costs twice as much as other stationary bikes, but it could serve twenty times longer. Comfortable seating, good physical adjustability and very customizable workout programs round out the excellent basics. Add your tablet computer, iPod or a Landice Vision System to create an all-around luxurious home exercise center.

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