Which is Best For You?
These are two of Sole’s upright bike models that give you the famous 2 degree inward pedal angle that puts your body into more neutral alignment for more comfortable workouts.
Both bikes also have comfortable, easily-adjustable seats with backlit consoles and iPod docks with speakers in the console.
So how are they different? And which bike is the best choice for you?
Here’s a rundown of the main differences between them to help you decide which Sole upright bike is best for you:
Sole B94 vs LCB – Price
The Sole B94 is currently the more affordable upright exercise bike coming in at $799 with Free Shipping here. That makes it the more popular choice if you’re on a budget.
The Sole LCB is the commercial-grade version of the bike and is made a bit tougher to stand up to light commercial settings or high-end home gyms. It comes in around $1299 with Free Shipping here.
Sole B94 vs LCB – Flywheel
A heavier flywheel on an exercise bike helps to give you a smoother-feeling ride, especially during resistance transitions. It also helps to anchor the machine for a more stable feel – which is great if you’re planning heard, heavy workouts.
The Sole B94 bike has a 20 pound flywheel – which is decent at that price point.
But the Sole LCB easily outshines it with a 31 pound flywheel. This is a massive flywheel and pretty impressive for a bike under $1300.
Sole B94 vs LCB – Console
The Sole B94 console is backlit and easy to read. It can be seen below:
The Sole LCB is also backlit however the window is slightly larger but with a similar overall look:
Sole B94 vs LCB – Resistance
The B94 upright bike comes with 20 resistance levels – which again, isn’t bad. It’s about standard for the $799 price point.
However the LCB bike completely blows it out of the water with a whopping 40 resistance levels. So you have a lot of room to grow with the LCB bike that you don’t get with the B94 bike. This makes sense since, as a commercial bike, it has to accommodate a lot of different users with different fitness levels.
Sole B94 vs Sole LCB – Stability
While both bikes feel very stable when you ride on them the Sole LCB is built with a heavier weight to the frame. This, along with the heavier flywheel helps to give you a more stable ride overall. It would be better for those planning on heavy or more intense workouts.
While both bikes are excellent, they both have their strengths. The Sole B94 is better if you’re on a budget and it does include most things that you need in a solid, stable home recumbent (backlit console, comfortable adjustable seat, built-in workouts, heart rate monitor, etc.).
However the Sole LCB upright bike is built to handle heavier, longer workouts with a stronger frame and heavier flywheel. There’s also more room to grow with the extra resistance levels. So it would probably be the better choice if you’re looking for a more commercial-grade bike to withstand longer workouts.
So it really comes down to what you want in a home bike.
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