The Livestrong U1x Upright Bike – A Club-Quality Model

The club quality Livestrong U1x upright bike by Matrix is backed by a premium warranty and best-in-class components.

The Bike

The workout profile window is a 7" blue backlit LCD screen. Readouts include time, distance, calories, speed, level, watts, METs, heart rate, and profile.

 Livestrong U1x Upright Bike

The Livestrong U1x specifications are:

  • 20 Levels of Resistance
  • 13 Workouts
  • Padded Foam Seat
  • Pulse Hand Grip + Telemetric HR sensors
  • QuickZip Pedal Straps
  • Racing Style Handlebars with Elbow Support
  • Max User Weight: 400 lbs
  • A Self-Powered Console
  • Dimensions/Weight: 40.6"L x 26"W x 52"H / 140 lbs
  • Warranty: 7 years frame, 5 years JID Generator & parts, 2 years labor

The Buzz

UPDATE:  Johnson Health & Fitness is no longer making exercise bikes or any other equipment under the LiveStrong name.  For a comparable bike check out the latest Horizon & Vision exercise bikes at the official company store.

The Livestrong U1x upright bike offers 12 seat positions and a high-density padded foam seat. The maintenance-free drive system is an electronic Johnson Integrated Drive (JID) hybrid generator with 20 levels of resistance.

Other features include contact heart rate grips on the handlebars, telemetric HR monitoring, on-the-fly program changes, race-type handlebars with contoured elbow rests, and a max user weight of 400 pounds.

Programs of the Livestrong U1x upright include Manual, Intervals (hill interval, random interval), Goals (time goal, distance goal, and calorie goal) Multi FX+ (constant watts, random), Target Heart rate, Weight Loss, Fit Test, warm up, and cool down. 

Several reviews done on the Livestrong by Matrix cycles have mentioned many of the same positive points such as the ultra-smooth and silent drive system, the seat feels superior in comfort to competitors’ models, and the self-powered console means the bike can be set up anywhere – even in a room with no plug-in.

Finally, the exercise bike is backed by a generous warranty of 5 years for the brake and parts, plus 2 years on labor.

Our Take

Like its inspiration, pro cyclist Lance Armstrong, the $2,795 Livestrong U1x upright bike is a winner and a good choice for use in deluxe homes.

These Livestrong/Matrix cycles offer superior user comfort, club quality components, and results-driven programming.

In addition, purchase of a Livestrong bike helps to support cancer research, as a portion of each sale is donated to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

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