The upgraded features on the Livestrong LS6.0R recumbent bike include a contour mesh back seat, higher resistance, and built-in Livetrack Interactive™ technology.
The Livestrong LS6.0R recumbent bike has a backlit LCD window to show watts, pace, heart rate, and current time and date, and two LED feedback windows to show time and distance. The 11 pre-set programming are divided into road race “tour stages” including Manual, Weight Loss, Muscle Toner, The Tour, Lance’s Climb, Lance’s Descent, Max Cardio, and Custom.
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With a sturdy 8.8-lb flywheel, you get a fluid pedal motion as well as Livestrong’s exclusive FreeSpin™ technology – that lets the flywheel spin freely when you stop pedaling. This means that you don’t experience the jarring stops that some other recumbent bikes have, where the crank is locked in with the spinning wheel.
The Livestrong LS6.0R recumbent bike, as well as the LS5.0 model, comes partially assembled. Follow the easy instructions to mount the front and rear stabilizers to the base, add the mast and console, the handlebars, seat, and pedals. Connect the console cables and you are ready to start exercising.
In addition to a cooling fan and water bottle holder, this model also has built-in speakers compatible with a CD or MP3 player, an audio plug in, and a set of convenient zip-in pedal straps so you don’t have to worry about your feet slipping off the pedals.
Another feature on the Livestrong LS6.0R exercise bike that the LS5.0R doesn’t have is the Livetrack Interactive™ technology. You get a USB device with your bike purchase that you can plug into the port on the console to record your workout data, then transfer the flash drive to your computer to upload the information to your personal account at livestrong.com. You can also download free workouts designed by Lance Armstrong’s trainer, Peter Park.
Due to the influence of pro cyclist Lance Armstrong, the exercise bikes in the Livestrong line offer some of the best programmed workouts in the business.
The program “stages” vary levels of difficulty and there are 20 levels of resistance available for any level of rider – beginners who want to take it slow, and advanced pedalers who want to feel the burn.
At its regular price of $999, it gets average or better reviews, but if you can find the Livestrong LS6.0R recumbent bike on sale for $700 to $800, then you’ve got yourself a good deal.
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