Lifeline Exercise Bike 102 Review

by Vargis.Khan
lifeline exercise bike 102

Lifeline Exercise Bike 102

When I bought the Lifeline Exercise Bike 102 a couple of years ago, it was primarily for two reasons. First reason was that it sounded easier to sit on an exercise bike and pedal rather than running outside or even on a treadmill. I never really was fat but had started to accumulate some fat around my waist that I so much hated. Idea was to do some light working out in order to get rid of that fat, wasn’t really thinking about a six pack abs or anything. So the idea of an exercise bike sounded lucrative. After doing a lot of research, I settled on the Lifeline exercise bike 102 mostly because it was cheap. Having never used an exercise bike before, I had no idea how it was going to be, or how long I was going to continue working out, so rather than investing a lot of money I first decided to buy a product that wasn’t going to cost me too much. Back then, I bought this bike for about Rs. 3500 and price is still around this figure. This was a couple of years ago post which I got a little serious about working out, joined a gym and went into the whole bodybuilding mode. Since then, I have used two more exercise bikes that better suited my needs but Lifeline 102 was the first exercise equipment that I bought.

Like everything else in the world, this bike has its pros and cons. The biggest advantage in my opinion is that it is without doubt the cheapest exercise bike available in Indian market right now. You will not find another with a lower price. Specifications of this bike are as below,

  • Brand -: Lifeline
  • Model no -: 102
  • Color -: Black
  • Frame: Steel frame construction.
  • Display -: Electronic meter displays time, distance, calories burned, speed and scan.
  • Resistance Level -: Manual Tension Knob for Resistance Adjustment.
  • Seats -: Heavy Padded Seats + Adjustable Height.
  • Handle Bars -: Fixed Handle Bars, Ergonomic adjustable-reach arms with padded grips.
  • Adjustment: Easy to adjust seat and handle position.
  • Wheel -: Cooling Fan
  • Supported User Weight -: 100 Kg
  • Net Bike Weight -: 16 Kg
  • Foldable -: Yes

Let us discuss the pros of this bike first.

  1. Cheap: As I discussed earlier, this is the cheapest exercise bike available in Indian market as of now. If you are on a tight budget or new to the concept of working out and want to first try it without spending too much money, this bike is for you.
  2. Compact Size: It doesn’t take too much space, trust me this bike is really small in length. You can just put it in a corner and it won’t bother you.
  3. Easy to assemble: If you bought it from a shop, they may assemble it for you but If you are buying it online like I did, they will deliver you the box but no one would be visiting to assemble it and you will have to do the task yourself. This bike is really to assemble, comes with all the necessary tools you would need to put it together. It is like a jigsaw puzzle, all you need to do is figure out which part goes where and screw it in.
  4. Doesn’t make too much noise: I was surprised that this bike was quiet silent, didn’t make too much noise which I kind of expected when I put it together.
  5. Light Weight: It is light in weight so easy to move around.
  6. Good Cardio: Pedal hard and fast and it provides good cardio.

Let us take a look at the cons:

  1. Gets a little uncomfortable: It gets really hard to sit on it for a longer duration, seat isn’t really that comfortable. If you just intend to workout for 20-30 minutes, it would be okay but after that you butt would start to hurt.
  2. Cooling fan doesn’t work: It says that it comes with a cooling fan but you would hardly feel a wisp of air. Its almost non-existent.
  3. Calorie Meter is not accurate: The calorie meter is kind of cheap and doesn’t provide true numbers. In half an hour of easy pedaling, it would tell you that you burnt 1000 calories which is kind of impossible.
  4. Resistance tape: The resistance band/tape on the wheel wears off rather quickly and you would have to call someone from lifeline to replace it.

This product is available online as well at a price that is lower than what you will find in the market. Please click at the links below to review the prices and but product if interested from either Flipkart or Amazon India.

CLICK HERE to review the product at Flipkart.Com

CLICK HERE to review the product at Amazon India

Final conclusion is that it is a good product for its price range. Provides a good light workout at home without burning a hole in your pocket. I would definitely recommend it.

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amulya June 16, 2018 - 9:12 pm

I weight 110 kg can i use it

Vargis.Khan June 18, 2018 - 2:14 pm


Mallika October 6, 2017 - 3:18 am

I’m looking for a bike to exercise exactly for the same reason as yours. My budget is up to 10k. Which machine do you suggest? I’m seeing brands like Lifeline, Kobo and Cosmo available on Amazon. Also, what’s the difference between a basic bike and an air bike?
Any input would be welcome.

Vargis.Khan October 7, 2017 - 10:50 pm

Hi Mallika – Air Bike and Basic bike is pretty much the same thing, they do not have any electronic presets. You just sit on them and start pedaling as you would. If you have a budget of about 10k, I will recommend the one at the article below.

Mallika October 8, 2017 - 7:19 am

Thanks for the input!

Vargis.Khan October 8, 2017 - 8:50 pm

You are welcome !!!

Nupur February 2, 2017 - 1:50 am

Great review, thank you. Questions: When you say “resistance band wears off rather quickly”, how quickly? How long will it take for someone who uses the bike 30 min 2-3 times a week? Second question – how much time/ money will it take to get Lifeline to come and replace the resistance band? Thank you once again.

Vargis.Khan February 3, 2017 - 7:25 pm

Thanks Nupur. If you are working out 30 minutes, 2 to 3 times a week at a moderate speed, the band will easily last for a few months, say about 3-4. It will only cost a couple of hundred at most to get someone from the company to come and replace it.

Meenakshi August 8, 2016 - 8:54 am

I am a 40 year old female who wants to do execise( cycling for 20-30 mins a day ) Will this be ok for me

Vargis.Khan August 9, 2016 - 2:43 am

Yes it will be

Ankur Pathak July 24, 2016 - 2:33 pm

Hi Vargis. I am looking for an exercise bicycle for my mom who has been advised cycling by her doctor to take care of her arthritis (she’s had a knee replacement surgery on both the knees and to prolong the need for another surgery, the doc has recommended cycling). What cycle do you recommend? She’s seen some in the stores. She is ok with a price point upto Rs 6,000-. I understand there are certain types which allow exercise of both the legs and arms. I’d want that flexibility but the main need is for the legs. Any advice will be helpful. Thanks.

Vargis.Khan July 24, 2016 - 9:33 pm

Hi Ankur – I am really sorry brother but I do not feel qualified to advise in terms of a medical situation. Do not want to recommend a product that may cause more harm. My recommendations and reviews are merely from the point of view of cardio workout for losing weight. I wouldn’t really recommend anything that may provide a workout for both arms and legs (Elliptical bikes those are called providing a full body workout) because in that case she will have to work out standing on the bike and not sitting. For your mother, my suggestion would be to consult with the doctor first, go to a store and chose a bike that provides her seating comfort and doesn’t put too much stress on her legs and knees.

Roy July 19, 2016 - 6:38 am

Hi, thanks taking the time to do the review. There is so little info out there on exercise bikes for the budget conscious Indian, it makes the buying decision a tough one. Thankfully, your post helps a lot.

I do have a query. Would you say there was much difference between this belt-resistance 102 & the more expensive magnetic-resistance bike that you’ve also reviewed? I’m afraid that pedaling on the 102 may be jerky due to the nature of the resistance. Is that so? What other improvements does the more expensive bike make over this one?

Thanks for your time. Much appreciated.

Vargis.Khan July 20, 2016 - 12:27 am

The movement is not jerky at all, it is quite smooth and as a matter of fact it is smoother on this one than the other magnetic bike I reviewed. The only improvement was avoiding the hassle of replacing the resistance band once it worn out. Honestly I like this bike better than the more expensive one. I have now moved on to cycling outdoors but if I ever need a stationery bike again, I will go for this one.

Roy July 20, 2016 - 5:45 pm

Many thanks for your prompt reply. Much obliged.

Vargis.Khan July 21, 2016 - 1:36 am

You are welcome brother

pooja jain June 29, 2016 - 11:24 am


Can you suggest a good cycling machine

Vargis.Khan June 30, 2016 - 12:17 am

It depends on what your budget is and if you have a space restriction. Let me know and I can make suggestions.

Prithvi March 11, 2016 - 5:25 am

Hi Vargis Just ordered this model from Snap deal for 4K, what’s your suggestions. Can I go for it.?

Vargis.Khan March 17, 2016 - 11:57 pm

Go for it Prithvi …. It is a nice product indeed

Prithvi March 18, 2016 - 5:20 am

Hi Vargis. Thanks for your suggestion. I got the product and am using it at my home. Seems good product for a good price. But the only concern is even if you do the exercise for 30 minutes it feels like you are staying fit for maximum of 1 hour. Then after that am not feeling like I did the exercise. Why is it so? Am doing it in wrong way, or should I follow any procedure.? Please suggest.

Vargis.Khan March 21, 2016 - 3:56 pm

Hit the gym as well bro … only cycling for 30 mins a day will not get you the desired results

Synder Burges June 1, 2015 - 3:12 pm

This bike doesn’t have transport wheels?

Vargis.Khan June 1, 2015 - 6:39 pm

No it doesn’t


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