The Lifecore LC850RBs Recumbent Exercise Bike – Quiet, Smooth Workouts

With its upgraded low-profile console, the Lifecore LC850RBs recumbent exercise bike offers many the same features found in the high priced Lifecores, but costs just $999.

The Bike

The dual-color backlit LCD screen shows workout feedback for time, distance, speed, calories, and pulse readouts. It has 12 workouts including 4 heart rate control programs including Target, 55 Percent, 75 Percent, and 90 Percent workouts.

The Lifecore LC850RBs recumbent exercise bike features:

Lifecore LC850RBs Recumbent Exercise Bike
  • 12 Programs; 5 User Profiles
  • 16 levels of Magnetic Resistance
  • Contact heart rate grips
  • 21-lb Flywheel
  • Magnetic ECB Resistance
  • 5" Pedal Spacing
  • Fore-Aft Seat Adjustment
  • Self-powered
  • Transport Wheels
  • User capacity: 300 lbs
  • Dimensions/Weight: 42"L x 25"W x 42"H / 108 lbs
  • Warranty: 3 years parts, 1 year labor

The Buzz

Lifecore LC850RBs Exercise Bike

UPDATE:The 850RBs has been discontinued and replaced with the all new 860RB model.  It now has more workouts, music plugin and an enhanced seat. You can check out the 860 as well as all of the popular current models here to find the one that best fits your needs.

The Lifecore LC850RBs features a contoured mesh seat back for lumbar support and an extra-wide seat bottom. The seat slides forward and back on a rail that locks firmly into place allowing you to choose the most comfortable distance from the pedals and the display.

The drive belt is a Poly-V Flexonic belt is guaranteed never to stretch, and the 21-lb flywheel and magnetic braking system are all you need for a quiet, smooth workout.

The console has a height of just 42" while most competitor models can be 52" or higher. This low-profile console allows you to watch TV without having to peer around the display. Other conveniences of this recumbent include a well-designed wire magazine holder on the front of the console, a water bottle holder, and oversized transport wheels.

Like the more expensive Lifecore Recumbents, the LC850RBs exercise bike requires no plug-in cord or batteries. It has self-generating power, meaning you simple pedal and the screen display lights up.

Our Take

The adjustability on Lifecore exercise bikes is remarkable which is a deciding factor for households where users range in size from 5' to well over 6' tall.

An important point to remember is that the frame on this model is 2-inches shorter than on the LC950, and that could be a factor for taller individuals with long legs. Overall, though, the specs and programs are the same.

If you don’t want to spend over $1000, and feel that a compact footprint bike will be a good fit for you, the Lifecore LC850RBs recumbent exercise bike is an excellent choice.

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