Sole Fitness LCR Light Commercial Recumbent Bike Review

Sole Fitness LCR Light Commercial Recumbent Bike

Sole Fitness LCR Light Commercial Recumbent Bike

The Sole Fitness LCR Light Commercial Recumbent Bike is a highly durable, comfortable exercise bike that is strong enough to withstand the toughest workouts in home and gyms. This exercise bike is capable of handling the abuse of multiple users in a home, hotel or even at the gym. The bike is backed up with a 350-weight capacity and a lifetime frame warranty.

In addition, SOLE fitness made sure that this model is accessible to everyone by making it easy to assemble and designing it in a way that it doesn’t require an external power source.

Features of  Sole Fitness LCR Light Commercial Recumbent Bike

Here are some of the excellent features of Sole Fitness LCR Bike.

Design features

Sole Fitness LCR (14)The Sole Fitness LCR Recumbent Bike comes with a low profile frame, a walk through design add an impressive 350-weight capacity. The model also comes with a well-designed seat and back support that are angled in a way that they reduce stress on your joints as well as minimizing lower back strain.

To enhance the user comfort, it comes with an extra-wide, contoured cushioning that add the much needed lumber support and still allows you to have freedom of movement of the legs for an efficient cycling motion.

The SOLE fitness has gone an extra mile and added more subtle features that make each session of your workout effective and enjoyable. These include a seat that slides along the main rail that takes care of the needs of users who have different heights to feet and above. The seat has 12 positions available.

Sole Fitness LCR (10)Variety of preset workout programs

Just because you need to purchase a recumbent bike for your home, doesn’t mean that you will have to sacrifice some of your favorite workout program that you might have used at the gym. This exercise bike has various workout programs that will help you to vary your routine regularly and avoid a plateau in your training results as well as minimizing the muscle adaptation process.

For this reason, the Sole Fitness LCR Recumbent Bike features varied selection of preset workouts programs that are divided into three main categories. These programs include two custom, five standard, as well as 2 heart rate control programs.

Ergonomic frame design and state of heart resistance system

Sole Fitness LCR (2)The bike’s manufacturer have made the Q factor narrower and added two degrees tilt to its pedals thus creating a bio-mechanically neural alignment to the feet, knees, ankles and hips. When you add this to the well-padded seat and reclined position, it creates a more comfortable workout plan than most of the upright bikes.

In addition to the ergonomic design, this model also comes with 40 levels of Eddy current brake resistance. This broken system is combined with a 30 lb flywheel, which is amongst the heaviest flywheels. This results in a smooth and quiet cycle, which is ideal for workouts at your home.

Display console design

Sole Fitness LCR (6)The Sole Fitness LCR Light Commercial Recumbent Bike comes with a blue back-light console screen that makes it easier for you to read the feedback. The console lets you read various workout feedback that includes program name, time, calories burned, distance, and heart rate. The bike also features a display in the dot matrix form that lets you monitor your progress through a preset program. It also allowing you for setting your custom workouts.

In addition, if you like listening to music or watching the television, the Sole Fitness LCR Recumbent Bike is an excellent choice for you. This fitness bike comes with a quite resistance system that makes this possible.

In addition, it also features speakers and Mp3 connectivity. These features not only make you to enjoy our favorite tunes while exercising but also motivate you during your longer workouts.

Sole Fitness LCR (25)Heart rate monitor and ergonomic pedals

The Recumbent Bike also features a pulse grip heart rate monitoring feature, which is available through the touch sensors that are integrated in the handles placed on each side of the seat. There is also an inclusion of a bottle holder that keeps you hydrated.

The bike also features 2 heart rate programs that are set at 60 percent and the other 1 set at 80 percent of your maximum heart rate. After starting to pedal the resistance, will start to adjust automatically to ensure that you will stay at your chosen level.

  • does not need an external power for the screen
  • shows clear feedback through the backlit display
  • a very stable frame design
  • Comfortable seat
  • has a wide variety of Custom workout programs
  • Quiet and smooth riding experience

  • Some of the assembly steps are harder to complete than similar bikes

Assembly, Safety and Maintenance

Sole Fitness LCR (26)Unfortunately, every fitness equipment needs some sort of assembly. However, the sole fitness company has gone to great lengths to ensure that this process is simple for you. The product come with a technical drawing that has detailed assembly instructions in the user manual. The manufacturer has also included all the tools you need alongside with the washers and bolts. When we talk about the maintenance required for the Sole Fitness LCR Recumbent Bike, we can say that this is the only model that offers testing of the console software. The console gives you an option of testing the display its keys, and the internal brake function.

Wiping the machine after every use is also important. Make sure you use a damp cloth to wipe all the part of the machine. Another maintenance tip is to keep water and moisture away from the machine, excess moisture and water can lead to short circuiting in the machine, make sure you store it in a clean and dry room.

It is also good to inspect all the moving parts of the machine after and before use. This will enhance your safety since you can repair defective parts, which may injure you during an intense workout.

If you use this exercising together with other members of the family, it is also advisable to reset the seat after beginning your workouts. This will place the seat in your preferred position and you will avoid the risks of hurting your back, neck, shoulders or legs during a workout. Combining this low ongoing maintenance and self testing as well as a comprehensive warranty level, Sole Fitness LCR Light Recumbent Bike is an excellent choice.

Frequently Asked Question

Question: – Does this bike run as EITHER self-powered or plugged into A/C power? I want the option.

This a great bike and is self-powered. No AC. and you don’t need it. Really good bike!

Question: – Does this bike come with a heart rate belt for the user?

No, you will need to purchase it separately.


Sole Fitness LCR (12)It is evident that the Sole Fitness LCR Light Recumbent Bike is an excellent recumbent bike for home and commercial recumbent bike. It is extremely solid and well built, sharing the same similarities with exercise machines that are built to give the best workouts for prolonged period. So in case you are looking for the perfect recumbent bike to give you your desired results in the shortest time possible , try it. It is also ideal for apartment complexes, fitness studios, physical therapy clinics, as well as school weight rooms.

8.7 Total Score
Sole Fitness LCR Light Commercial Recumbent Bike Review

Sole Fitness LCR Light Commercial Recumbent Bike is an excellent recumbent bike for home and commercial use.

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