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LifeFitness Ride CX Indoor Cycle Bike Review

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How long will the LifeFitness Ride CX Indoor Cycle last?

The Life Fitness Ride CX Indoor Cycle is new to the show and appears to showcase a number of pretty good features. The 5-year warranty on the frame is troublesome for the asking price but LifeFitness advertises themselves as being a pioneer in fitness equipment so hopefully this cycle will give us a good run for our money. Less maintenance is part of the Life Fitness guarantee and with the addition of the 330 lb. weight capacity, we think the bike could last a few years with a moderate user.

Brief Overview

The Ride CX offers a multitude of features to help keep the boredom at bay! With over 100 different resistance levels you can definitely bring your spin on! Dual pedal versatility offers SPD clips that are compatible with most cycling shoes while the 150 data driven rides offered really pave the way for a dedicated spinner.

Overall Quality

Just recently released, the Life Fitness Ride CX offers versatile features for the determined spinner. Grab those handlebars and go with the choice of both vertical and horizontal bars to choose from as you pedal away to your fitness goals on workouts created by ICG experts. Quickly turn up the resistance with the 300-degree dial and generate fast speeds with the 1:10 gear ratio. After your workout simply move your cycle out of the way by grabbing the handy handle on the back for easy movement on the attached wheels. The Coach by Color program is designed for anyone looking to take their workout to the next level. This technology– Coach by Color uses the WattRate LCD computer capturing watts, heart rate, RPMs, resistance level, and exercise duration. This valuable training data is easy to understand as it is color coded into specific training zones keeping disruptions at a minimum due to the easy touch screen.

Things we like

  • belt driven
  • 100 resistance levels
  • 330 lbs. max

Things we dislike

  • X
    lower warranty than competitors

Specs

Adjustment Type Dials & Levers
Assembled Dimensions 52"L x 20.5"W x 47.2"H(132 cm x 52 cm x 120 cm)
Computer WattRate LCD Computer
Computer Power Supply Batteries
Crank Type CrMo 6.79" (172.5 mm)
Drivetrain Poly-V Belt
Drivetrain Gear Ratio 1:10
Emergency Stop Push (EN-957-10)
Flywheel Rear, Aluminum , Evenly-Weighted
Flywheel Weight 7.6 lb
Frame Color Matte Slate
Frame Design Off-Set
Frame Material Steel
Frame Stabilizer Bars Oversized, Hidden Bolts & Fixings
Handlebar Road Style, Multi Position, Soft PVC
Handlebar Adjustments Vertical & Horizontal
Leveling Feet 4
Max User Weight 330 lbs (150 kg)
Pedal Type Dual-Sided SPD & Toe Cage
Posts & Sliders Aluminum, Pin-to-Lock Adjustment
Power Measurement WattRate Power Meter (DIN EN ISO 20957-10)
Protection and Stretch Plates Molded Form-Fit with Stretch Plate
Q-Factor 155 mm
Resistance System Magnetic
Saddle Unisex Padded Sport Saddle
Saddle Adjustments Vertical & Horizontal
Shrouds/Guards Full Frame
Training Intensity Guide Coach By Color (Power and Heart Rate)
Transport Wheels 2
User Assist Adjustments Handlebar Assisted
Water Bottle Holder Dual, Integrated on Handlebar
Workout Tracking ICG Training App
Handle Bar Road Style - Hoods/Drops
Resistance Application Magnetic via 300° Precision Dial
Bike Console WattRate® LCD / Battery Powered
Coach by Color® Intensity Guide Yes (via LED bar top of console)
Data Transmission Bluetooth 5.0 / Ant+
Device Tray Included
App Connectivity ICG App / Zwift Direct (Bluetooth)
Transport Handle Included
Frame Commercial Grade - Steel / Aluminum

Warranty

Structural frame – 5 years; Mechanical components – 3 years; Other parts – 1 year; Labor – 1 year

History

We invite you to see our other bike reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.

Conclusion

For the most part, Life Fitness constructed a decent bike with neat elements, we are just not quite sure the high price is worth it this early in the season. Life Fitness has definitely upped the game with the number of resistance levels and other nifty features added into this build but spending just a bit more with them can get you a much better warranty.