JLL JF100 Home Exercise Bike 2017 Review: Value for money in every sense

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JLL JF100 Home Exercise Bike 2017


Value for money




Build Quality


Ease of Use



  • Low cost
  • Surprising number of features
  • Good build quality


  • Fiddly when assembling
  • Low speed

The JLL JF100 Home Exercise Bike has great functionalities and sets a new benchmark for entry level fitness equipment.

There aren’t many upright exercise bikes on the market below £100 that are so well put together. This entry model exercise bike has a lot of features that you may find in other more expensive models, like 10 levels of magnetic resistance and heart rate sensors.

The JF100 has a simple instruction but is fiddly to put together. If you do struggle with DIY, there is also a video on their youtube channel showing you how to do it.

  • 10 Levels of Magnetic Resistance.
  • LCD Monitor: Time, Speed, Distance, Calories, Odometer and Pulse.
  • Heart Rate inbuilt into Handrails.
  • Adjustable Handlebars can rotate 360 degrees and up to 7-levels of adjustable seat height.
  • 4kg two-way Flywheel.
  • Warranty (Home Use) is 12 Months. Maximum User Weight is 100KG

The flywheel is only 4kg, but it works but the magnetic resistance gives it a smooth motion. The 10 levels of resistance range mean it’s suitable for homes with multiple users of various fitness level. The LCD monitor is the most time-consuming part when assembling as you have to feed the wire all the way from the base unit. It gives you the information you need and it’s what you would expect from a sub £100 device.

Another good feature the JF100 has is a wide range of height adjustment. The handlebar can be rotated 360 degrees, and the saddle can get up to a good height to cater for taller users.

The Pros

  • Low cost
  • Surprising number of features
  • Good build quality

The Cons

  • Fiddly when assembling

Is this the right bike for me?

There isn’t much to fault with the JLL JF100 Home Exercise Bike. It’s cheap, with a wide range of functions and has a fantastic build quality. Yes, it’s slightly complicated to put together but it does not affect its operation once it’s up and running. Some users online have suggested that they are able to start at level 10, but in reality, when you are cycling there is no setting which makes it impossible to use (other exercise bikes’ highest difficulty does feel like it’s stuck in the mud) so this really is not a concern at all. At the end of the day, it is all about doing exercise at a high intensity and the JF100 certainly allows you to do that.


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