The Life Fitness C1 Upright LifeCycle offers a choice of either a basic or advanced console. You can opt for just essential programming or add a little more variety that includes heart rate control workouts.
The LCD display has readouts for time (remaining, elapsed, in zone), speed, distance, pace, heart rate, target heart rate, calories, and more. The basic programs are Manual, Hill, Random, EZ Incline/Resistance, Sports Training™, and Quick Start.
Programs on the advanced system include additional heart rate, intervals, race, and goal workouts. A Polar® wireless chest strap is included and you have a choice of two console options.
The upright exercise bike features:
The Life Fitness C1 Upright LifeCycle features an ultra-smooth Eddy-current resistance system that is maintenance-free and very reliable. It also features contact hand sensors for heart rate monitoring, 20 resistance levels, and a maximum user weight of 300 pounds.
Some of the creature comforts include deluxe cushioning and upholstery on the seat, a front-mounted water bottle holder, and a built-in integrated reading rack.
Customer reviews on the Life Fitness C1 mention the incredible attention to detail in its mechanical design, as well as the quiet, smooth ride.
With 14 different adjustment points on the seat and racing-style handlebars that encourage good riding posture, this is one of the most comfortable stationary bikes you’ll find on the market.
You get a choice of two consoles, the basic Go and the upgraded Track Connect which connects to your mobile device for tracking and offers additional workouts and user profiles. These two consoles are also available on the similar R1 recumbent Lifecycle.
We recommend the Life Fitness C1 Upright LifeCycle with the Track Connect Console for around $1,799 as a Best Buy.
This is a gorgeous machine that has precision engineering, a heavy-duty welded steel frame, and a comfortable seat with correct positioning for height and distance to the pedals. (Also take a look at the up-level C3 upright for comparison).
It’s smooth and reliable, just what you expect from a LifeCycle, the number one brand of exercise bike in health clubs worldwide.
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