I had an original lifecycle and loved it. This bike is also awesome and very very quiet. I can listen to my music without having to use earbuds because of loud equipment noise. Great workout and the whole family uses it. My son has lost weight using it. He usually doesn't stick with exercising and this bike has broken that pattern for him. I just love it. No cons...do not hesitate to purchase this bike. And you will have fantastic customer support from life fitness. They answered all my purchasing questions and helped me decide on this bike.