Best Budget Indoor Bikes: JLL IC200


Spinner bikes are compact, with this unit weighing in at 32kg and a maximum user weight recommendation of 100kg (that’s around 15.5 stone). The design is striking. While the ‘regular’ version of the IC200 looks like any other spinner, this one has a high-tech look, with a silvery-grey solid casing instead of just bars.

Note the curves on the rear stabilising bar. This gives a wider footprint to the bike, keeping it firmly in place even during sprints. You can adjust both the saddle position and height while the front unit with handlebars and console can also be adjusted for a comfortable ride. The pedals have texture to keep your feet in place and there are also adjustable safety straps.

Resistance via a 7kg Flywheel

With a belt driven with a quiet 7kg flywheel, this bike has eight levels of resistance, which you can change via a dial. This is within easy reach and is found underneath the console unit to the side.

The top resistance level is plenty tough enough for a hill-climb style workout.

JLL IC200 Pro Exercise Bike Console and Electronics

You get a basic monitor at this price point – nothing app compatible or colour / touch screen. This is an LCD display that gives you all the key information on a single screen. The default setting scrolls through various readouts every few seconds, giving you speed, distance, time, and an estimation of the calories burned.

A pulse sensor is built into the handlebars so, if you grip this for around 10 seconds, it registers your heart rate and displays this on the screen.

As you climb through the range of JLL exercise bikes, you get colour monitors and sensor / app compatibility. So if you want the same bike but with compatibility to connect to applications then the jll range should suit.

Score: 4.6/5

Price Guide: £299