JLL Exercise Bikes: The Ultimate Guide

Reviews and Comparisons of the Extensive Range of JLL Exercise Bikes

With many of the best-selling bikes on major portals in both the budget and mid-range categories – it is hard to miss JLL exercise bikes. This company, located in Birmingham, has carved out a niche based on solid bikes and great service. While many companies claim to offer great service, you only have to look at the feedback / comments from buyers to see that JLL really delivers on this!

This page covers the extensive range of JLL exercise bikes in depth. There are three main categories to get through. Here is what you will find on this page:

  • 3 Main Categories: JLL produce upright bikes, spinners and recumbent exercise bikes
  • Price Brackets: You can find budget level bikes up to mid-range (close to commercial quality)
  • Best Sellers: The best selling / most popular JLL bikes in each category
  • What Makes JLL Bikes Different? A look at the features, styling and support
  • JLL Exercise Bike FAQ: Everything you wanted to know about this range of indoor bikes

Before I go any further, here is a table showing the most popular options for each of upright, spinner and recumbent models. There is a lot more information below this on the individual bikes.

Table: Best JLL Exercise Bikes in 3 Broad Categories

Original / Base Level JLL JF100

Popular Budget Upright: JF100

An upright with style, this is the best value starter upright in the JLL range. It has an electronic console, heart-rate monitor and 10 levels of resistance. This best-seller has a lot of glowing feedback from buyers.

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JF150 Upright from JLL

JLL JF150 Upright Bike

Adding extras to the base model and offering a stylish new design too. The JF150 adds a tablet holder, and is a bigger, more robust model than it' budget equivalent. You get a choice of colours with this model too!

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IC300 Pro Spinners

Best-Selling Spinners: IC300 Pro

These mid-budget spinners will blow you away with their spec and style. Intense cardio or a gentle cycle are both possible. The heavy flywheel keeps your resistance smooth and advanced console keeps track of your efforts. My top spinner pick.

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IC260 Spinner

Budget Spinner the JLL IC260

If you want spinner good looks, though don't need the higher performance pro model, then the IC260 is a great pick. The flywheel is lighter, though this is still a solid bike with stunning looks.

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JLL RE100 Recumbent Exercise bike

JLL RE100 Recumbent

Comfort while you peddle! This budget level recumbent has a setup which allows you to sit back, while still getting the benefit of a cycling workout. A surprisingly popular option with great feedback from buyers.

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Upright / Spinner and Recumbent Bikes from JLL: Key Differences

If you are new to home bikes, here is a quick explanation of the difference between the three types.

  • Upright: These bikes have a solid base unit and higher saddle / handlebar setup. The idea is that you sit with a straight back (upright) and let your legs do the work. This can be thought of as the ‘standard’ setup for home exercise bikes.
  • Spinners: These look strikingly different, with a big flywheel visible at the front and a lower overall profile. Borne out of spinning gym classes, this category of bike allows for head-down sprinting, sitting up with an angled back or even standing.
  • Recumbent: For those that prefer working out in comfort, you can get a bike with a comfortable seat that allows you to sit back. This does not take away from the action of your legs, though standing / sprint poses are difficult (to say the least). Popular among people preferring a gentler workout.

Below you will find the best-selling models in each of these categories in turn. These are listed in price order, with the budget models (always the most popular) first:

JLL Exercise Bikes: Upright Models

All the upright home exercise bikes from JLL have serial numbers starting with JF. These start at a budget price under £100 and go through to a mid-range £300+. The prices change (and there are sometimes discounts available), so I have only listed guidelines / price brackets below. You can get the latest price any time via the dedicated product pages – where you will also find the full gallery.

JLL JF100 Budget Exercise Bike#1 – JLL JF100 Exercise Bike

At under $100 you’ll get a decent spec with the entry level upright ‘JF100’. You get a heart-rate monitor, LCD display and 10 levels of magnetic resistance. When you consider this is a similar price point to the foldable (and flimsy according to some buyer reviews) F-Bike range, then you have a bargain.

With a solid base and 7-level adjustable seat, plus 12-month warranty, the JLL JF100 is a hugely popular bike.

Buyer feedback is very positive – and comes from users with a huge range of ages.

Check out that feedback and the full picture gallery for yourself now over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.

jll home bike reviews - JF150#2 – JLL JF150 2019 Model

I think of this as a smarter version of the JF100 covered above. Though, to be fair, there are some upgrades to the spec which are worth noting. Firstly, a tablet holder. This might seem like a small addition, though it can make a big difference to your motivation to work out!

The flywheel goes up from 4kg to 5kg – once again with two-way action. You still get the heart rate monitor, electronic console and adjustable seat height.

One more thing, the JLL JF150 comes in a choice of finishes. Check out the gallery over on this amazon.co.uk product page to see which one you prefer.

 

JLL Exercise Bikes: Spinner Models

Trends aside, spinner bikes have a lot more flexibility than the old upright models. These still let you sit up and peddle. In addition, you can stand more easily and tuck into the handlebars for a sprint or climb session. If you are serious about improving your cardio fitness, these bikes not only look amazing, they are the most flexible format too.

#1 – JLL IC300 PRO Spinner Bike

The mid-budget IC300 ‘Pro’ version is the single most popular spinner from JLL. It looks amazing!

This is a solid piece of equipment for the money, boasting a 20kg flywheel plus adjustable magnetic resistance. This is a heavy bike, weighing in at 45kgs. The handlebars stick out from the front and are adjustable (as is the saddle) to suit all sizes of user. This is a quiet machine, which is flexible enough for anything from a gentle ride to an intensive cardio workout.

You’ll get a full electronic display with the IC300 covering speed, distance, calories burned, time, RPM and pulse rate (via built-in monitors).

If you know JLL kit, it will not come as any surprise that the feedback for this model has been very positive. The quietness was mentioned several times, this surprised many buyers based on the size / robustness. Feedback was good for spinning fans as well as regular users.

Check out the stunning good looks, latest price / discount and buyer feedback for yourself now on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.

#2 – Non-Pro Version of the IC300 (A Quick Note!)

The non-pro version is also available at around 2/3rds of the price of the IC300 PRO. This has an 18kg flywheel, electronic display (including sensors) and even comes in a choice of black and red or white. For users on a budget that don’t need the pro-level specs, this JLL spinner makes a solid choice. You can find more details (and compare the colours!) on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.

JLL Spinner Bikes 260#3 – JLL IC260 Spinner

This model is (slightly) lower priced than the IC300, and has most of the spec. I’d recommend this for users who like the idea of a spinner – though don’t want to push the sprint / climb workouts too hard… There is more to this bike than good looks, though if you are serious about intensive cardio, then the IC300 works better!

Most of the spec is the same as the 2 spinners already covered. This includes the adjustable setup. Both the seat and handlebars are configurable. The flywheel is lighter, at ‘only’ 15kgs. The IC260 uses adjustable friction resistance – rather than the smoother steps of magnetic resistance.

Feedback is definitely positive for this variation, just not quite as glowing as for the IC300 Pro!

Check out the angular good looks and latest buyer feedback for the IC260 for yourself over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.

Recumbent Exercise Bike Models from JLL

Older people, those of us taking the first steps towards fitness and – well – anyone that prefers some comfort while working out should consider a recumbent bike. The bigger seat allows you to sit back. Instead of peddling downwards, your legs are out in front of you. Don’t worry, the workouts can still work… it is just you won’t need to sit on a razor thin saddle while you peddle!

JLL RE100 Recumbent Home Exercise Bike#1 – JLL RE100 Recumbent Exercise Bike

This is the cheapest (and most popular by far) of the recumbent bikes from JLL. If you check the gallery, you’ll immediately spot that the handlebars are below the seat. These allow you to hold on for a more vigorous workout – and also contain the heart-rate monitors.

Your heart rate is shown on the electronic console at the front. This will scan through the following: Speed, RPM, distance travelled, calories burned and total time.

I like the silver / grey and black design of this model. It has a 2-way 5Kg flywheel and a quiet action based on belt drive technology.

For the bargain price point, you’ll be surprised at the build quality. Feedback has been excellent, with many users pleasantly surprised how comfortable (as well as quiet) this model was.

Check out the picture gallery and read the latest feedback for yourself on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page now!

 

Commercial Exercise Bikes from JLL

There were some models in the ‘600’ number range, which were the more expensive, bigger spec models. Looking at the JLL website and amazon, those models have disappeared. There are one of two things happening here.

  • Maybe JLL decided to focus on their home models in the budget / mid-price categories. These have been hugely popular, so that would appear to make good sense.
  • Maybe they are out of stock… and we will be looking at the brand-new models being released any time now!

What Makes JLL Exercise Bikes Stand Out?

This section looks into what makes JLL different from the many other fitness equipment makers out there. I will admit that a UK (Brum!) based outfit with a track record of great service will get my vote over a ‘no name’ generic brand selling the same old Chinese kit with a different name on it… Of, course, that is an oversimplification:

Here are my top 5 reasons to choose JLL exercise bikes:

  • Models for Every User: Whether you want the latest super-intensive spinner bike workout, an upright bike (with tablet holder!) or to sit back and enjoy a comfortable workout session with a recumbent bike, JLL has you covered.
  • Budget and Mid-Range Quality: With the majority of the bikes under £300, and many models under £100 (including delivery) these bikes are within the budget of most of us.
  • UK Based Company with GREAT Service: Feedback for many models (not just the bikes) shows again and again that JLL’s commitment to service is more than just hollow words. If you have an issue, give them a call!
  • Stylish Designs: While not important to everyone, the designs are stunning. While the spinner bikes definitely steal the show, I also like the angles and colour choices for the upright bikes.
  • Full Home Use Warranty: 12 Months, no-nonsense warranties for all models are standard. This is part of the great service ethic.

JLL Exercise Bikes: FAQ

I’m small / tall (delete as applicable) is a JLL exercise bike suitable for me?

Most models covered here have adjustable setups. The spinning bikes are the most flexible, with both the seat and handlebars having flexibility. From the Q&A sections, users as small as 4’10” and as tall as 6’4” have reported no issues. If the worst comes to the worst and you can’t make a model work for you, then you can always return it to amazon for a refund.

What is the Maximum User Weight for a JLL Exercise Bike?

This will depend on the model. Some start as low as 100kgs (over 15 stone), with the pro and commercial models bigger than that. While I can’t recommend ignoring these guidelines, keep in mind that all fitness equipment makers are cautious with these guidelines… it stops them getting sued!

I am Older / Recovering from Illness: Would a JLL Exercise Bike Work for Me?

Always consult a medical professional if you are recovering from illness before undertaking any workout routine. Having said that, many people in the comments of different models reported that they are recovering from various ailments, some serious.

Older people can certainly use these bikes. As with anything, start slow / gentle, and before you know it, you’ll be sprinting out the front at your local spinning class!

Can I Move My JLL Bike Around Easily?

Yes. Each of the models comes with small wheels, usually at the front. These allow you to tip the bike up and wheel it around. Keep in mind that some of the pro / commercial models are heavy.

Is Assembly Required?

Yes. All bikes come in parts. You will not need to do anything too complex, though some assembly is always needed with this type of fitness equipment.

Where Can I Get the Best Price on JLL Exercise Bikes?

This one is easy for me. Amazon is always the first place to check. Not only will you find the best starting price, delivery will be included. Add to this the easy refund policy (amazon.co.uk don’t argue and refund for any reason if you return the goods), and this site is a clear top choice.

 

Wrap Up / Next Steps: JLL Exercise Bike Guide

Here is the table from the top of this page once again. If you have read even parts of the info here, the small comments here will now make a lot more sense!

Original / Base Level JLL JF100

Popular Budget Upright: JF100

An upright with style, this is the best value starter upright in the JLL range. It has an electronic console, heart-rate monitor and 10 levels of resistance. This best-seller has a lot of glowing feedback from buyers.

Check Latest Price! Read Review
JF150 Upright from JLL

JLL JF150 Upright Bike

Adding extras to the base model and offering a stylish new design too. The JF150 adds a tablet holder, and is a bigger, more robust model than it' budget equivalent. You get a choice of colours with this model too!

Check Latest Price! Review Soon!
IC300 Pro Spinners

Best-Selling Spinners: IC300 Pro

These mid-budget spinners will blow you away with their spec and style. Intense cardio or a gentle cycle are both possible. The heavy flywheel keeps your resistance smooth and advanced console keeps track of your efforts. My top spinner pick.

Check Latest Price! Read Review
IC260 Spinner

Budget Spinner the JLL IC260

If you want spinner good looks, though don't need the higher performance pro model, then the IC260 is a great pick. The flywheel is lighter, though this is still a solid bike with stunning looks.

Check Latest Price! Review Soon!
JLL RE100 Recumbent Exercise bike

JLL RE100 Recumbent

Comfort while you peddle! This budget level recumbent has a setup which allows you to sit back, while still getting the benefit of a cycling workout. A surprisingly popular option with great feedback from buyers.

Check Latest Price! Read Review

If I had to sum up JLL home exercise bikes in one sentence, it would be something like this:

A British maker with a record of great service producing distinctive stylish spinners, upright and recumbent bikes for money-savvy home users.

Check out the full range of JLL exercise bikes before you pick any other brand.

You can see the full range, and any current discounts, on the main JLL page over at amazon.co.uk

 

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