JLL IC300 Indoor Cycling Bike® Review – As Good As Ever?
Indoor cycling bikes are wonderful things. They’re effective and serious pieces of training equipment that also look the part. However, such elite instruments of fitness can come at a sturdy price. This is why we love the JLL IC300 Indoor Cycling Bike®. It’s a bike that’s built for action whilst at the same time isn’t going to break the bank.
A lot can be said for the versatility of an indoor cycling bike. It can be used for a wide range of workouts whether it just be a tool for a quick warm-up or whether it is in fact the cornerstone of your workout and incorporated with a HIIT workout or cycle marathon training. The beauty of an indoor cycling bike is that it can also be an essential device for physiotherapy.
As with everything, if something’s as good as it says on the tin then you have to shell out a little more. This is where the IC300 comes into its own. It’s a spinning bike that’s a great entry level piece of equipment into the market whilst at the same time not compromising on build quality or performance levels. The IC300 falls under the umbrella of being basic enough for beginners to start their spinning journey, but also the same time holds enough quality for even the most of advanced cyclists to be more than satisfied. This is all on offer without an excessive price tag. This is a huge reason as to the IC300 is as popular as ever since it first hit the shelves over a year ago.
So apart from looking cooler than Frank Sinatra holding a cigar and stepping out of a Rolls Royce, why do people opt for a spinning exercise bike over an upright or recumbent bike? Firstly, they provide a workout where you can really push your limits. So, it’s up to you whether you wanted to use it for a 15-minute spin after work, or a 2-hour session whilst wearing a yellow jacket pretending you’re in the Tour De France (hey, no judgement), it’s a bike that can accommodate both.
The JLL IC300 Indoor Cycling Bike® offers much more than value for money. It’s an exercise bike that you can grow with! Just because the bike is suitable for beginners and advanced users, it doesn’t mean that it’s capabilities stop there. It’s a machine that promotes your improvement every time you step on the bike. It’s fully loaded with a 18kg two-way flywheel that screams quality. The heavy flywheel means that it spins more smoothly for a longer period of time that reaffirms the build quality of the bike.
By now you’ve probably done your research on what your exercise bike would like to feature. If you’re looking for a bike with a direct chain, then this bike is for you. This feature results in easy, comfortable peddling in both directions and again, this aids in the simulation of a real bike.
I touched upon the aesthetics of the IC300 earlier, but the look of the bike is sleek, cool and very eye catching. Although the look isn’t a factor on its performance, it doesn’t make sense to go for a bike that looks ugly and unattractive. The IC300 is available in two options of a sleek black look or a cool, ice white finish. The streamlined steel frame means you can’t go wrong with either option.
Built for Endurance
The build quality is also a major factor as to why this is one of our best sellers. It’s tough, durable and will take anything you throw at it whilst at the same time being compact enough to sit in the corner of your room without taking up large quantities of space. It’s smaller than the IC400 but larger than the IC200 so it’s a good mid-range entry level model to introduce yourself to. It features small wheels on the front of the frame meaning that it’s surprisingly easy to manoeuvre so that it’s not just planted to one spot in the house.
Exercise bikes can get a lot of bad press in terms of comfort. The idea is that they simulate real track bikes and when you look at Bradley Wiggins dismantle his bike after a race, it’s only natural to assume that his backside resembles that of a baboon. While this can be a problem in most exercise bikes, it’s something that has been addressed on the IC300 Indoor Cycling Bike®. Comfort is at the forefront of needs when this bike was designed. The ergonomic handlebars mean several positions can be taken up on the bike dependant on personal preference and comfort. The handlebars and seat can also be moved in several positions so the bike will suit most users of any size or weight.
Everyone has their best sellers. Rowling has Harry Potter, McDonalds has the Big Mac, and JLL Fitness has the IC300 Indoor Cycling Bike®. It’s one of our best sellers for a reason. It’s an indoor cycling bike built to a budget without compromise. It’s a piece of equipment that will be your best friend with your bank balance and a loveable companion on your fitness journey. You can buy the JLL IC300 Indoor Cycling Bike® direct from our website available for £174.99 or from our Amazon and eBay stores.