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, studio style machines and recumbent 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, studio 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

JLL's Popular Budget Upright: JF100

A basic, stylish upright at a great price. The JF100 has an electronic console, heart-rate monitor and 10 levels of manually adjusted resistance. This best-seller has a lot of glowing feedback from buyers.

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RE100 Entry Level Recumbent Bike

Sit Back with the JLL RE100 Recumbent Bike

You'll get a great workout in comfort with this entry level / budget recumbent bike from JLL. It has handlebars beneath the seat for pulse rate checks.

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IC200 Spinner with Stunning Good Looks

IC200 Pro: A Studio Bike with Style

This bike replaced the IC200, and has amazing, almost futuristic good looks. You'll find a great spec, with quiet, predictable belt-driven magnetic resistance. I have no doubt this will be even more popular than the original.

Check Latest Price! Read Review
IC300 Pro Mid Range Spinner

IC300 Pro: Solid Studio Bike with a Big Flywheel

Step up one level and you get a bigger, bolder home studio bike with plenty of features. The 20kg flywheel will ensure you get a tough workout. A fully adjustable setup makes this bike a great pick for bigger users.

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IC400 Studio Level Spinner

IC400 Elite: JLL's Studio Quality Upright Bike

This bike is every bit good enough for commercial classes. App integration, a super-sturdy build and the biggest flywheel yet. You also get an amazing looking machine!

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RE600 a big, safe recumbent

RE600: This Unique Recumbent is Full-Features

The striking design of the RE600 is the first thing that catches your eye. When you check out the features, you'll see that this big, safe bike is every bit as good as the spinners.

Check Latest Price! Read Review
JF600 Pro Upright

JF600 Pro: A Lovely Upright with Tech

While spinners and recumbents get the spotlight, JLL has added an amazing upright. The JF600 looks slick, and with a mix of tech and smooth / quiet additions, you'll get great value for money.

Check Latest Price! Read Review

Upright / Studio 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 – along with how JLL name them.

  • 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. JLL name the upright bikes ‘JF’.
  • Studio Bikes: These look strikingly different, with a big flywheel visible at the front and a lower overall profile. Borne out of group gym classes, this category of bike allows for head-down sprinting, sitting up with an angled back or even standing. Recently the ‘IC’ range was replaced with ‘IC Pro’. These have new designs as well as new features.
  • 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). JLL name these ‘RE’.

Below you will find the best-selling models in each of these categories in turn. JLL use ‘100’ for their entry level indoor bikes. As you move up the numbers, the size, technology and features are boosted. The best bikes currently have 600 after the letters that show which type of bike you get.

These are listed in the same order you will find in the table above – with the budget models (which are 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 BikeJLL JF100 Exercise Bike

You’ll get a decent spec and a smart design 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. What you will not get at this price point is the automatic resistance (you need to turn a dial) or app compatibility. For a basic, reliable bike which gets the job done, you really can’t go wrong with this unit.

Buyer feedback is very positive – and comes from users with a huge range of ages. The easy to use bike and JLL’s customer service both get mentions.

Check out that feedback and the full picture gallery, which includes close-ups, for yourself now over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.

JLL RE100 Recumbent Home Exercise BikeJLL 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 monitor.

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 is. It is absolutely possible to get a great workout while you are sitting back – don’t let that comfortable, padded seat fool you.

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

JLL IC200 Pro Exercise Bike

JLL IC200 Pro Exercise Bike ReviewA new ‘pro’ version of the IC200 has a new look. For me this looks less like a regular studio bike, and more futuristic. There is certainly some up to date technology involved in the constriction of this bike. It has 10 levels of resistance, a 7kg flywheel and a wide, stable frame to keep it steady for those all-important sprints.

When you compare what you get with similar bikes at this price point then you quickly realized that this entry level upright is excellent value. Add in the quality build and customer service that JLL are known for. The older (non-pro) model was category best-seller. I expect the IC200 Pro will become one before long.

Feedback has been excellent for this model, with easy assembly / setup coming in for specific praise.

Check out the amazing looks of this updated JLL favorite for yourself now on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.

JLL IC300 Pro Studio / Group Class Style Bike

IC300 JLL Bikes - A Popular Pick IC300 ‘Pro’ version is the popular upright from JLL. It looks amazing and has a price point nestled between the 200 and 400 models,

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 model, 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 Pro covering speed, distance, calories burned, time, RPM and pulse rate (via built-in monitors).

If you know JLL fitness equipment in any category, 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 from group workout 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.

JLL IC400 Elite Studio Bike

JLL IC400 Pro Exercise Bike ReviewThis model is not just the next step up from the 200 and 300 covered above – it is the first studio bike from JLL. Everything about this model is commercial quality. Lets start with the size and build. You’ll be hard pushed to find any manufacturer recommending a bike for users up to 150kgs (23.6 stone) let alone one which can be used for sprinting.

The IC400 has a bigger LCD monitor with multiple functions. It also has a tablet holder. You can get the best from this model by using ‘iConnect’ to work with apps on your iPad or Tablet. Add to this a huge 22kg flywheel, plus resistance to simulate all different kinds of rides. While not quite a Peloton, for me the JLL IC400 Pro comes close.

Studio-grade is one of those terms which marketing departments throw around liberally. I use it sparingly, though this JLL Studio bike is certainly worthy of them.

Check out the impressive close ups in the picture gallery, along with the latest feedback from people that bought one, over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.

JLL RE600 Recumbent Bike

JLL RE600 Recumbent Bike ReviewI did a double take the first time I saw this model. The shape is different to any other home recumbent, with the flywheel higher up at the front. It looks as amazing as it rides with a lot of pro features for the price level. This model comes with a programmable console (it remembers your info) and even a body-fat measurement. You can track your progress in the usual ways with calories, speed, distance, heart rate and so on.

The seat is easily adjustable. This allows you to use the RE600 for different people easily and then return to the bike to your settings immediately. Don’t be fooled by the comfort of the padded seat – you will be able to get a very tough cardio workout at the top end of the resistance levels. Sitting back keeps the unit stable compared to uprights – making recumbents popular among older users and those returning to fitness.

Positive feedback for this unique-looking recumbent home bike. Check out the picture gallery and tech options for yourself now, over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.

JLL JF600 Pro Upright

JLL JF600 Upright Exercise Bike ReviewThere are a lot of differences between this pro upright home bike and the ‘100’ series entry level ones. Top of my list is the electro-magnetic resistance. This means that the resistance is controlled via the console. You can do preset programmes, or manually adjust it. If you are tired of stopping to change the resistance by turning a dial – then the JF600 could be the perfect solution.

Designers at JLL went for stylish, rather than futuristic for this unit. I like the parallel lines of the main bars, and subtle use of reds. This bike is app compatible, and does include a holder for your tablet or iPad.

As for all the JLL bikes, this one has some excellent feedback.

Check out the details of the tech, along with the full picture gallery now – over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.

 

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:

JLL Exercise Bike FAQHere are my top 5 reasons to choose JLL exercise bikes:

  • Models for Every User: Whether you want the latest super-intensive studio 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 studio 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 upright 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 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. Feedback / comments for the unit you are interested in is a great place to check out how hard assembly was. Anything above super-easy will usually attract one or two people that like to write about their efforts at great length. People will helpfully note if it was easy too.

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

JLL's Popular Budget Upright: JF100

A basic, stylish upright at a great price. The JF100 has an electronic console, heart-rate monitor and 10 levels of manually adjusted resistance. This best-seller has a lot of glowing feedback from buyers.

Check Latest Price! Read Review
RE100 Entry Level Recumbent Bike

Sit Back with the JLL RE100 Recumbent Bike

You'll get a great workout in comfort with this entry level / budget recumbent bike from JLL. It has handlebars beneath the seat for pulse rate checks.

Check Latest Price! Read Review
IC200 Spinner with Stunning Good Looks

IC200 Pro: A Studio Bike with Style

This bike replaced the IC200, and has amazing, almost futuristic good looks. You'll find a great spec, with quiet, predictable belt-driven magnetic resistance. I have no doubt this will be even more popular than the original.

Check Latest Price! Read Review
IC300 Pro Mid Range Spinner

IC300 Pro: Solid Studio Bike with a Big Flywheel

Step up one level and you get a bigger, bolder home studio bike with plenty of features. The 20kg flywheel will ensure you get a tough workout. A fully adjustable setup makes this bike a great pick for bigger users.

Check Latest Price! Read Review
IC400 Studio Level Spinner

IC400 Elite: JLL's Studio Quality Upright Bike

This bike is every bit good enough for commercial classes. App integration, a super-sturdy build and the biggest flywheel yet. You also get an amazing looking machine!

Check Latest Price! Read Review
RE600 a big, safe recumbent

RE600: This Unique Recumbent is Full-Features

The striking design of the RE600 is the first thing that catches your eye. When you check out the features, you'll see that this big, safe bike is every bit as good as the spinners.

Check Latest Price! Read Review
JF600 Pro Upright

JF600 Pro: A Lovely Upright with Tech

While spinners and recumbents get the spotlight, JLL has added an amazing upright. The JF600 looks slick, and with a mix of tech and smooth / quiet additions, you'll get great value for money.

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 bikes, 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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