Livestrong LS5.0U Upright Bike Review

Livestrong LS5.0UFor a low impact workout, for me nothing beats cycling.  Apart from the odd bit of running my entire cardo work is done in the saddle like that on the Livestrong LS5.0U Upright Bike.

If you haven’t heard of the Livestrong fitness brand, it’s a subsidiary of Johnson Fitness, one of the biggest fitness manufacturers in the world. Their portfolio includes high-end brands such as Matrix, Vision, AFG, and Horizon. They are also the preferred sporting goods manufacturer of a number of gym chains and health clubs all over the world.

The best part about Livestrong is their commitment to cancer survivorship. For every fitness product you buy, you support them in their fight against cancer.

 As this bike is now discontinued we would recommend the Schwinn 170

Why Should I Buy the LIVESTRONG LS5.0U Upright Bike?

Product Design

The Livestrong LS5.0U is an upright exercise bike with contoured, a comfortable oversized seat. It comes with an heavy 8.8-pound flywheel that delivers fluid, consistent cycling motion, making sure you make the most out of your workout every time.

Plus, when you’ve completed your workout, the magnetic brake system stops easy and gently, and includes no wearing parts for years of maintenance-free performance.

In addition, the LS5.0U is backed by a solid warranty protection, with a 10-year frame warranty.

Extensive Training Programs

The LIVESTRONG LS5.0U Upright Bike comes with 20 levels of magnetic brake resistance – all of which are guaranteed to help you achieve your fitness goals.

You can basically start your exercise routine at any level and then gradually progress as you build endurance and strength. If you want to challenge yourself even further, you can select from one of the bike’s 11 pre-programmed workouts.

Not only are these designed to encourage variety in your workout, they will also help keep your regimen fresh and motivating.

Advancing Fitness Tracking Features.

Livestrong fitness collaborated with Livetrack Interactive technology to help you track your workouts more easily. Every time you exercise using

Livestrong LS5.0U

the machine, simply insert the USB device into the console.

As soon as you transfer your details into your computer, you will be able to track your workout history on the Daily Plate feature of Not only will you be able to see your workout history in an easy-to-use view, you will also be able to input the caloric content of your meals. Livetrack Interactive users can also download exclusive workout programs designed by Peter Park, Lance Armstrong’s personal strength and conditioning coach for FREE!

Easy-to-Use Console.

Upright exercise bike with contoured, oversized seat for comfortThe LIVESTRONG LS5.0U Upright Bike contains a Sonic Surround speaker system with iPod/MP3 player support. You can now connect your iPod or MP3 player and listen to your favorite music during you sweat. The console also includes an LCD display and 2 LED feedback windows that allow you to monitor your speed, distance, calories burned, etc. as you exercise.

  • 20 levels of magnetic brake resistance; 11 preprogrammed workouts
  • 8.8-pound flywheel delivers fluid, consistent cycling motion
  • Heart rate: Contact grips
  • Sonic Surround speaker system with iPod/MP3 player support
  • Measures 22 x 41 x 56 inches (W x H x D); 10-year frame warranty
  • Max Rider Weight 300lb

What are others saying about this bike?

“I spent a lot of time reading reviews on exercise bikes, but ultimately decided on this…I’m glad I did! “

“It’s very quiet, and sometimes silent if you pace your rotation correctly, and nothing like the old(!) manual treadmill it replaced.”

“I was extremely happy with the result as well as the service I received from both Livestrong and Amazon.”

Any Negatives?

Really the only issue is the heart rate monitor.  It comes built into the handle bars, some commentators would have prefered another set of contacts close together on the handle bars.  Also the bike has no way of connecting with a chest HRM.  Other than that the bike has received a solid 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.


The LIVESTRONG LS5.0U Upright Bike is such a great product for its affordable price and noble cause. Not only will the product help you achieve all your fitness goals, you also help support the cancer foundation for its greater purpose!

As this bike is now discontinued we would recommend the Schwinn 170