Life Fitness C1 Basic Exercise Bike Review

Our view – whilst the C1 Basic is the lowest priced bike in their range it still packs quite a punch. It has a great solid feel with a very smooth and quiet action. There are a number of really useful features such as a bottle holder and reading rack which make using it a treat.

Life Fitness offer both basic and advanced console options on the same bike. The Basic console on the C1 has only 5 training programmes which may be okay for some but for this price you might expect more. In our view the advanced versions of the console are always a better option than the basic – the same goes for their treadmills and elliptical trainers.

The seat is very comfortable and has 14 different adjustable positions and the racing handle bars allow for a good riding posture. The C1 Basic only has hand grips to measure your pulse and no option to use a more accurate chest strap. There is also no heart rate controlled programme with the Basic console. The warranty is an excellent lifetime on the frame, 5 years on the alternator, 3 years parts and labour on everything else.

The display and console are well laid out with a good sized LCD screen (white characters on a blue screen) that’s easy to read.

 

Best Price

The Life Fitness C1 Basic is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

Review Summary - In Brief

A great bike in itself although we feel the C1 Advanced model is a far better option.

Life Fitness C1 Basic Specifications

    • Magnetic braking system with 20 resistance levels
    • 5 pre-set programmes
    • Hand grips to monitor pulse
    • Backlit LCD display
    • Racing style handles

Life Fitness C1 Basic Exercise Bike - Console / Display Unit

Life Fitness C1 Basic Exercise Bike Reviewer Ratings

 

Appearance - 7
Smoothness - 10
Comfort - 8
Programmes - 4
Ease Of Use - 5
Warranty - 10
Value for Money - 5
Best Price

The Life Fitness C1 Basic is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

Also see our Exercise Bike Comparison Table

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