Life Fitness C3 review

The C3 go upright bike brings a lot to the table in terms of helping users achieve weight loss and endurance results. It’s design will offer a more realistic road/racing feeling, whereas the recumbent models like the R1 will help with extra back support.

Make no mistake, this is one of our more highly rated exercise bikes due to the wealth of features included in the spec list. The price perhaps on the more expensive side, but what we often find is that these are the ones that tend to last the longest.

Not a whole lot of feedback from consumers around the web, but from what we have found so far, we can see clear signs of positive ratings.

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Design and durability

Because of it’s upright stationary design, riders will be treated with a bike that provides a certain level of realism. What’s more this style mimics road bikes in many ways making it a great indoor solution for those days where the elements may cause trouble on the roads such as snow and rain.

A well cushioned seat that can be re-adjusted in height so that both taller and shorter people can get into the most comfortable position when peddling. Comfort without a doubt is one of the most important issues we research into because if you are more focused on the hard seating on awkward positioning then your training, then you are not putting 100% focus into fulfilling your fitness potential.

Whats even more handy, is the fact that the c3 is a self powered bike. It does not require cords or attachments to a electricity outlet. Great for reducing clutter and broadening the amount of rooms you can use it in.

The handles are deliberately designed in a racing mode shape to provide the most anatomically correct position when training intensively. If you have not used this type of handle before it allows you to use multiple grips depending on where you feel most at ease.

As for the peddles, they come with straps to ensure feet are held firmly in place while cycling.

Other notable design features include built in accessory tray is included in the areas surrounding the console. This comes with two cup holders. Additionally there is front transportation wheels to assist with moving it about the home gym.

It has a manufacturers recommended weight capacity of 400 pounds. Any of you familiar with the fitness industry will know this is well above average and hints at the overall durability and strength of the foundations and parts.

Dimensions: 45 x 27  x 56 inches Weight: 118 pounds

Training functions

In total there is 20 resistance levels to work your way through. This is a decent amount of variety that most users regardless of beginner, intermediate or pro’s will get a good workout from.

It is also equipped with 14 different workout options that include incline, heart rate based, distance, hill and manual to name just a few. The different apps can be extra incentive for many as it will help maintain motivation levels as well as improve fitness levels.

The console will track all key information. This is not unheard of, with many brands doing the same thing in all price tiers, however just to give a brief overview, users will be able to read information about the distance cycled, speed, time, current resistance level, heart rate information and calories burned.


Our final thoughts

Plenty of the competition on the market which can often make the final buying decision so difficult. If you are looking for something a bit cheaper, why not have a read of our Stamina CPS 9300 review, this is another quality bike that could well interest you.

Clearly the C3 upright bike has plenty of positives. Perhaps it will be outside many consumers budgets, but for those of you it is in reach, will certainly find a top quality piece of fitness equipment that can offer excellent workouts through programs and resistance. Couple that with a well built framework and you have the formula for a long lasting, effective cardio trainer.

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