Summary: You’ll get some serious home exercise bike pedigree with the JLL JF100, at a budget level price point. JLL are well known for their popular range of upright bikes and mid-range home exercise bikes with solid feature sets. If you’d like a sturdy bike, with enough resistance for all but the most hardened sprinters, then the JF100 fits the bill nicely. You’ll get 10 resistance levels, a pulse rate monitor and a computer console, all for under $100. JLL recommend this for domestic use, noting that if you want the more intense ‘stand up’ or sprint workouts, you should opt for one of the studio style exercise bikes instead.
This model has a lot of positive feedback, especially when you keep in mind that the budget uprights space has still competition. Check out the full picture gallery including close-ups now over on the dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.
For me the JLL JF100 looks smarter than many rival exercise bikes in this budget price range. This model is fixed rather than folding, and at only 62cm long by 120cm tall is compact enough not to take over your spare room. This bike only has one colour option, black and grey.
The saddle is adjustable, with 7 levels. I saw one comment that a user under 5 feet tall was comfortable using it. If you are much over 6 feet tall, you might want to look at a bigger bike instead.
On the (also adjustable) handlebars you’ll find pulse monitors, which feed back to the console between them. This is a simple console, though it does have all the key information while you cycle. This includes speed, distance, calories burned and pulse rate.
This is the most popular budget model in the extensive range of JLL Exercise Bikes.
There are 10 resistance levels, which are controlled by a knob just below the handlebars. This is reachable while sitting on this exercise bike. The ability to move the resistance up and down while you cycle can help add variation to your sessions. There is a 4kg 2-way flywheel inside. This will allow for a mid-level of resistance. This will be fine for casual users and those that want to burn some calories. If you are a keen cyclist or training for an event, then you should look up a level or two to a more pro-level unit.
You will need to put this bike together, though most people reported that this is simple. There is even a Youtube video to show you how. This will take 30 minutes max.
At the time of writing, there are more 300 reviews at amazon.co.uk. These are very positive, especially compared to the budget price. At this price level you normally find a higher percentage of people who were expecting something that looked like it was from a commercial gym at sub-£100!
The general consensus is that this is a sturdy bike for the price point. I get the feeling that causal users are very impressed, with older users and those taking the first steps to a fit and healthy lifestyle particularly positive.
For me this fits perfectly with ‘First Bike’ type buyers. Not for the pros, this is a regular budget bike, with great feedback which would suit those looking to add some exercise to their routine. If you want to have a sprint, hill climb or super-intense cardio workout – then you will be better off spending more on a studio style bike. This one is compact, smooth and perfect for those who want to burn some calories without going crazy.
This bike comes with a 12 month warranty – and anyone that has bought JLL equipment before will know just how good their after-sales service is.
Check out the gallery now, and read the comments from previous buyers on the dedicated amazon.co.uk product page!
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