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CheerTran Upright Exercise Bike

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CheerTran Exercise Bike

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L:44.6"
W:22.3"
H:43.6"
240 lbsMagnetic,
8 levels
Time,
Distance,
Odometer,
Speed,
Calories,
Pulse,
Goals
Scan
1 year
limited

The CheerTran exercise bike is one of the fitness machines released in 2020. It is similar in terms of features to the Phoenix 99607 upright bike. However, it has a different fitness monitor with a LED display, without the pulse recovery and body fat functions.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 44.6L x 22.3W x 43.6H inches (113L x 57W x 111H cm)
  • Shipping weight: 56 lbs (25.5 kg)
  • Weight capacity: 240 lbs (109 kg)
  • Seat: 4-way Adjustable
  • Resistance: Manual magnetic, 8 levels
  • Fitness monitor: Time, speed, distance, total distance, calories, pulse, goals, scan
  • Extras: Device holder
  • Warranty: 1 year limited

Frame construction

The CheerTran upright exercise bike features a frame made of steel tubing. It combines rectangular and cylindrical tubes in its construction. All the steel tubes are coated with a rust-resistant paint finish. The color used is black, this being the only color available for this bike, at least for the moment.

The bike also integrates several ABS parts in its construction. For example, the covers of the drive and resistance elements, the fitness monitor casing, the adjustment knob caps, and several other small covers are made of ABS plastic. Most of them are also black, to fit the color theme of the bike. However, the mid panels of the drive system covers are yellow, for an extra aesthetic touch.

Like most other upright bikes made for home use, the CheerTran bike is not too large. With all the parts assembled, it is approx. 44.6″ (113 cm) long, and 22.3″ (57 cm) wide. It is recommended, though, to allow at least 24″ (61 cm) of clearance all around it, for easy access and safe usage.

The bike is not super-heavy either. Its net weight is around 50 lbs (22.6 kg), so it can easily be carried and assembled by only one person. Once it is assembled, it can be moved even easier, as its front stabilizer integrates a set of small transport wheels. Also, the rear stabilizer features two adjustable levelers.

Seat and handlebars

The CheerTran bike is equipped with a four-way adjustable seat, similar to the one included with the Harison B7 bike. Its upright bar has multiple adjustment positions while its oblique slider adds several inches of extra adjustability. The whole adjustment span of the seat is approx. 10.1″ (25.6 cm), from 28.3″ (71.8 cm) to 39.4″ (100 cm) above the floor level. This being said, the bike should be able to accommodate users between 4’8″ and 6’3″ (142 – 190 cm) with no problem. It is also rated for a maximum user weight limit of 240 lbs (109 kg).

The included saddle is a pretty standard one. Its top is made of high-density foam material. It’s not too soft, so it may not be too comfortable for a beginner. Its top is contoured with a median groove for improved breathability.

The bike is equipped with a 3-grip handlebar. It offers the possibility to adopt a cruising grip, a climbing grip, and a standard grip. It features PVC foam sleeves for improved contact and comfort. It also integrates metallic pulse sensors and the included fitness monitor can read your pulse if you hold on to them.

As opposed to many other upright bikes in this price range, the CheerTran model features an adjustable handlebar. It attaches to the bike’s upright post via a collar and a knob. Therefore, you can loosen the knob, adjust the angle of the handlebar, and re-tighten the knob in its place.

Resistance system

The CheerTran upright bike is equipped with a standard manual magnetic resistance system. This means you don’t need an adapter or power cord for the bike; the fitness monitor is battery-powered. However, it is not connected to the bike’s tension system and cannot adjust the resistance automatically.

The bike’s resistance system consists of a magnetic brake attached to the internal flywheel of the bike. It also connects to the tension knob on the front upright bar through a steel cable. Therefore, when you turn the knob, the magnets move closer or farther from the flywheel, which increases or decreases the pedaling difficulty.

Even though it’s a basic resistance system, it is quite a plus, as opposed to a friction resistance system. That’s because the magnets do not touch the flywheel and there is no internal friction. This way, the flywheel moves freely, providing a smooth and quiet pedaling motion.

The bike’s resistance system has 8 levels of adjustment. The first levels provide a light pedaling difficulty, great for warming up for a more intense workout, or for recovery training. Conversely, the highest (7-8) levels deliver considerably more tension, for anyone who wants a challenge.

Drive system

The CheerTran exercise bike is equipped with a perimeter-weighted flywheel. This element is completely concealed by the base frame covers. Its exact weight is not specified, but considering the total weight of the bike, it probably doesn’t weigh more than 10 lbs (4.5 kg). The perimeter-weighting improves inertia and adds stability to the ride.

The flywheel is bi-directional. This being said, you can pedal in reverse if you want. When pedaling in reverse, the resistance remains constant, given by the selected tension level. Also, coasting is not possible on this bike.

Most upright bikes with a magnetic resistance system have a belt drive system because a metallic chain main interfere with the magnets. The CheerTran bike makes no exception. Its transmission uses a poly-v belt designed for superior traction. This being said, the bike’s drive system does not require periodic lubrication and the belt generates slightly less vibration than a chain.

The bike is equipped with a fairly sturdy crankset featuring cylindrical arms with a chrome finish. The pedals are made from a tough plastic material with a metallic core. They also have straps and weight elements so they self-level when you remove your feet from them. It’s important to mention, though, that this is an upright bike, so it is not meant for standing on the pedals. Even if they can support you with no problem, pedaling while standing up may lead to damage to the pulley and the other internal elements.

Fitness monitor

The CheerTran upright exercise bike includes a fitness monitor featuring an LED display with large green-lit digits. It tracks time, speed, distance, total distance, calories, and pulse. It does not show RPM and watts. Also, the pulse reading function is grip only. As we’ve mentioned above, you have to hold on to the integrated sensors for the unit to track your pulse. It cannot read pulse from a wireless transmitter, like the ANT+ or Polar models.

The monitor unit does not have pre-set programs or online connectivity. However, it offers the possibility to set goals for your workouts. You can set a workout goal for time, distance, or calories burned. If a goal is selected for any of these metrics, the unit will count down from the selected value until it reaches zero.

The unit has three buttons. These are Reset, Mode, and Set. The Reset button clears all the data (except the odometer) on the monitor to zero. The Mode button lets you select the metric that you want to view or select the scan mode which rotates all the metrics showing each one for a few seconds. The Set button covers the goal-setting function.

The monitor unit is battery-powered. It lights up when you begin pedaling or when you press one of the buttons. It turns off automatically if it does not detect any activity on the bike. It also integrates a small shelf which can be used as a tablet or phone holder. However, the unit does not have a USB or AUX port to connect your device to it and also does not sync with any apps.

Assembly and Maintenance

The main body of the bike comes pre-assembled. All the drive and resistance elements are already in place. All you need to do is add the two base bars, the front upright bar, the seat, the handlebars, the fitness monitor, and the pedals. This shouldn’t take more than one hour of your time. All the necessary tools are included and the manual provides clear assembly instructions.

Once the bike is assembled, there isn’t much maintenance to be carried out. The internal mechanism is pre-lubricated, and since the bike has a belt drive system, the transmission does not require any lubrication. Thus, for maintenance, all you have to do is wipe the dust from the frame and periodically check for loose parts and bolts.

The Pros

  • Sturdy construction – it can support users up to 240 lbs (109 kg);
  • Transport wheels on the front base;
  • Adjustable levelers on the rear base;
  • Angle-adjustable handlebar;
  • Pulse sensors integrated into the handlebar;
  • 4-way adjustable seat;
  • Balanced flywheel for a steady pedaling motion;
  • Quiet belt drive;
  • 8-step magnetic resistance;
  • Weighted pedals with adjustable straps;
  • Fitness monitor included – it can track time, distance, total distance, speed, calories, and pulse;
  • LED display with large, green-lit digits;
  • Goal settings for time, distance, and calories;
  • Device holder included;
  • Little maintenance required;
  • Easy to assemble.

The Cons

  • No bottle holder;
  • No RPM reading function.

Summary

The CheerTran upright exercise bike is a fitness machine made for home use. It is equipped with a manual magnetic resistance system, a four-way adjustable seat, an angle-adjustable handlebar, and a fitness monitor that tracks the most important workout metrics. The monitor also has target settings for time, distance, and calories. It’s a bike for light to medium-intensity cardio workouts, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss.

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