The JLL IC300 PRO Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike is follow-up model of the ever popular JLL IC300. This stationary exercise bike is amongst the best indoor cycling bikes available in the UK. Designed to provide a bespoke cycling experience for riders of all abilities.
This exercise bike comes with a few unconventional indoor cycle features such as magnetic resistance, belt drive and built-in pulse sensors. This review will expand on these features in more detail. We will also discuss what makes the IC300 different from the original and what buyers though where the product strengths and weaknesses.
JLL IC300 PRO Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike Detailed Review
JLL IC300 PRO Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike Key Features
Like many high-quality indoor cycling bikes, the JLL IC300 PRO features an easy to understand LCD monitor. This monitor makes it possible for the rider to track their workout as they ride. Riders can track their Speed, Time, Distance, Pulse, RPM and Pulse rates. Ultimately making it much easier to maintain cycling intensity and assess post workout performance.
Pulse Sensor Handlebars
The JLL IC300 PRO Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike comes with two ergonomically designed handlebar/armrests that also double up as pulse sensors. These easy to reach pulse sensors allow riders to accurately measure their heart rate will cycling. This is particularly useful for riders following workout programs that require them to maintain a specific target heart rate.
Large 20 Kg Flywheel
The JLL IC300 PRO features a larger than average 20 Kg two-way flywheel. This is 2 Kg heavier than the standard JLL IC300 model. Indoor cycling bikes that incorporate larger flywheel offer a much wider range of resistance. Providing a riding experience that can challenge even the most experienced of athletes.
This flywheel is rotated by a unique belt drive system that provides a smooth flywheel rotation without the risk of jamming. Which can occur in chain-driven indoor cycling bikes.
Unlike any other indoor cycling bike in the JLL IC range (JLL IC200, IC300, IC400 Elite and IC600) the JLL IC300 incorporates magnetic resistance. This is uncommon in conventional indoor cycling bikes which traditionally use manual frictional resistance.
Why magnetic resistance over frictional resistance?
Due to the lack rubbing components, exercise bikes that use magnetic resistance instead of friction pads tend to last longer. They also require less maintenance over time.
Additionally, magnetic exercise bike tends to run more quietly than frictional resistance bikes. Particularly when the resistance levels are cranked up to their maximum settings.
Adjustable Seat & Handlebars
To be able to ride comfortably for an extended period of time is vital to achieving long-term fitness goals. The JLL IC300 PRO accommodates riders of all shapes and sizes with it contoured padded saddle. This saddle offers 6 levels of horizontal and 10 levels of vertical adjustability. Providing a bespoke riding position for all users.
Additionally, the JLL IC300 PRO’s handlebars offer 6 levels of adjustability to minimise strain on the riders lower back.
3 Crank Pedals
The JLL IC300 PRO Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike incorporate 3 crank pedals that provide a strong stable riding experience. These pedals also include built-in toe cages to secure the rider foot into position. This allows riders to cycle harder without the risk of slipping off their bike.
Water Bottle Holder
The JLL IC300 PRO allows for easy access to fluids during intense exercise with a built-in water bottle holder. Additionally, every JLL IC300 PRO comes with a free metal water bottle.
To allow for easy manoeuvre around your home the JLL IC300 PRO Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike comes with built-in transport wheels. Simple tilt the bike forward to transport it to a more convenient location post workout.
What customers loved about the JLL IC300 PRO Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike
Many experience indoor cycling bike users were impressed with how quietly the JLL IC300 PRO’s flywheel rotated. This is thanks to the bikes unique magnetic resistance system that allows resistance to be cranked up with minimal noise output. So there is no risk of waking your neighbours if you want to cycle in the early hours of the morning.
Comfort & Stability
A substantial proportion of buyer were incredibly pleased with the level of stability and comfort the JLL IC300 provided. Some buyer even went as far as saying the bike provided a superior riding experience than many expensive indoor cycling bikes they had used in the past.
Ultimately, the bike stayed steady throughout the workout, no matter how fast the user cycled the flywheel rotated smoothly.
The majority of buyers found the JLL IC300 PRO assembly process to be straightforward. The bike comes partially assembled and included easy to follow instructions and video. Typically, this took users no longer than 25 minutes to complete.
Here is a useful video breaking down the bikes assembly process:
What customers don't love about the JLL IC300 PRO Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike
Some customers thought the JLL IC300 PRO’s 45 Kg was heavy, making it difficult to transport. In which case, we could recommend getting a friend help you transport the bike, especially up flights of stairs.
Conclusion & Rating of the JLL IC300 PRO Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike
This is one of the biggest selling indoor bikes in the UK and has been popular for a long time.
It is classed as professional quality and that is why it has the close to £400 price point in that you do get what you are willing to pay for.
It has all the features you could ever want and some that you may not have heard of before.
The choice of resistance levels, high quality pedals and comfort alone are good reasons to consider this JLL IC300 model.
85% buyer satisfaction rating based on over 1500+ online buyer UK reviews