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pooboo D900 Indoor Cycling Bike

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L:46.45"
W:22.24"
H:51.96"
260 lbs33 lbsMagnetic,
32 levels
12 programs

The pooboo D900 is one of the indoor cycling bikes released in 2019. Although it’s not advertised as a commercial-use bike, it definitely has a frame construction similar to at least a light-commercial spin bike. It’s a bike with an automatic magnetic tension system, and a console with several workout programs.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 46.45L x 22.24W x 51.96H inches (118L x 56W x 132H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 114.6 lbs (60 kg)
  • Flywheel weight: 33 lbs (15 kg)
  • Weight capacity: 260 lbs (118 kg)
  • Seat: 4-way adjustable
  • Drive: Belt
  • Resistance: Magnetic, 32 levels
  • Console: 12 programs
  • Extras: Dual bottle holder, phone holder

Frame construction

The pooboo D900 indoor cycling bike features a heavy-duty frame similar to the construction of commercial-grade bikes. It has a triangular design with 3.15″ (8 cm) thick and ovalized bars for improved sturdiness. The frame itself can withstand a lot of weight, but the maximum weight capacity specified for the handlebars and the seat is only 260 lbs (118 kg), and respectively 280 lbs (127 kg).

The bike’s main frame is double-coated with an abrasion-resistant and corrosion-resistant paint finish. The color used is gray, with the “pooboo” logo painted white. The flywheel, the handlebar post, and the seat post, have a chrome finish. The covers of the resistance system are made of ABS-plastic, also gray in color to match the rest of the bike.

Like most commercial-grade bikes, the pooboo D900 is quite heavy. With the frame fully set up, it weight approx. 114 lbs (60 kg). Therefore, the transport of the boxed unit should be done by two people, but once it is assembled, the bike can be easily relocated by using its front base wheels.

Since it’s an extra-heavy stationary bike, and has a low center of gravity, the pooboo D900 offers exceptional stability. You can be sure it won’t rock even if you engage in the most demanding spin workouts. Also, both its base bars are equipped with adjustable levelers.

The bike is a bit larger than other spin bikes, especially height-wise. It is 46.4″ (118 cm) long, 22.2 (56 cm) wide, and the highest point of the handlebar is approx. 52″ (132 cm) above floor level. It is also recommended to leave at least 24″ (61 cm) of clearance all around it, for safe usage.

Seat and handlebars

The pooboo D900 is equipped with a high-comfort seat. First of all, it is wider than the standard race saddles so it offers more contact surface. It also integrates a layer of cushioning for extra shock absorption.

The seat is four-way adjustable (up, down, front, back). Its upright post has several adjustment notches, and its front-to-back slider adds a few extra inches of adjustment. Therefore, it can accommodate users between 5’1″ and 6’4″ (155 – 193 cm). Also, since the saddle has a standard, collar-based attachment system, it can be tilted forward or backward.

Similar to the seat, the bike’s handlebar is four-way adjustable. Its upright adjustment bar is slightly inclined towards the user to promote a more upright position if extended all the way up.

The handlebar assembly features a multi-grip design. Its sidebars offer off-road, climbing, race, and standard grip possibilities. The central loop bar allows an aero grip and a close grip. Also, to the central loop bar you can attach the dual bottle holder.

The handlebar side grips also incorporate metallic pulse sensors. Therefore, the console can monitor your pulse throughout your workout if you hold on to them.

Drive and resistance

The pooboo D900 is equipped with a dual flywheel system. Along with the large, visible flywheel it also has an internal, smaller flywheel which is part of the magnetic brake mechanism. The large, external flywheel weighs 33 lbs (15 kg) and has a perimeter-weighted structure for improved inertia.

The internal magnetic brake is connected to the small hidden flywheel assembly and wired to the console and a small servo motor. As you adjust the resistance from the console, the brake changes its position in relation to the flywheel, which increases or decreases the pedaling difficulty.

The bike also has an emergency brake system which is similar to the friction resistance systems of most spin bikes with manual tension adjustment. It consists of a press-knob and a felt-pad which comes in contact with the external flywheel. Thus, in case you’ve been pedaling fast and need to stop immediately you can press this knob down to stop the flywheel from spinning.

The bike’s console offers 32 resistance levels. The first 8 deliver a fairly light resistance, while the seven simulate a steep climb.

Since the bike’s drive and resistance mechanism includes two flywheels, it also integrates two belts. This design not only adds a bit of pedaling difficult, but it also improves stability and nullifies vibration. This results in a very smooth and quiet pedaling motion.

Last but not least, the pooboo D900 is equipped with a heavy-duty crankset featuring 33.75 mm (1.32″) thick steel arms. The pedals are also made of metallic alloy so they can support pedaling while standing up with no problem, if the user doesn’t exceed the specified maximum user weight capacity.

The pedals feature adjustable toe cages. However, they don’t have SPD clips for spin shoes. They do have standard 9/16″ threads, though, so compatible SPD options are widely available.

Console

As we’ve mentioned above, the pooboo D900 has an automatic magnetic resistance system. Therefore, it requires an external power source. An adapter is not included with the bike, so you will have to purchase one separately. Instructions for it are provided by the manual.

The console features an LCD display with LED backlight divided into several sub-sections in order to show multiple workout metrics at once. It indicates time, distance, calories, and pulse. It also shows the selected resistance level. It is not telemetric, though. This means it can’t read your pulse through an HR transmitter, only through the sensors integrated into the handlebars.

The console has 12 preset programs. If one of them is selected, it will automatically adjust the pedaling resistance. Each program has a specific layout, with more or less resistance per segment. As a general idea, the console offers uphill, mountain climbing, off-road, plateau, and interval programs. It also has a pulse Recovery function which has its own button on the display. Thus, it can track your pulse cooldown at the end of your workout in order to determine your level of fitness. Based on the result, it will rate your performance between F1 – excellent, and F6 – poor.

Assembly and Maintenance

The bike’s core frame comes pre-assembled, with all the drive and resistance elements already attached. You only have to add the base bars, the seat bar, the saddle, the handlebar post, the handlebar, the console, the bottle holder, and the pedals. This shouldn’t take more than an hour of your time. The manual provides all the necessary instructions and all the assembly tools are included.

Once the bike is assembled, maintenance doesn’t require much. All you have to do is wipe off the sweat that might drop on the frame or flywheel, keep the bike clean in general, and periodically check for loose bolts. The internal parts do not require any lubrication or maintenance.

The Pros

  • Commercial-grade frame construction;
  • High weight capacity – 260 lbs (118 kg);
  • Aesthetic design;
  • Adjustable stabilizers on both bases;
  • Transport wheels on the front base;
  • 4-way adjustable seat;
  • 4-way adjustable handlebar;
  • Multi-grip handlebar;
  • Pulse reading function;
  • Comfort saddle with extra cushioning;
  • Dual-flywheel system for improved resistance and stability;
  • Perimeter-weighted external flywheel for enhanced inertia;
  • Quiet belt drive system;
  • Electromagnetic resistance with 32 distinct difficulty levels;
  • Heavy-duty crank, able to support any user up to the maximum listed weight, in upright pedaling position;
  • Heavy-duty pedals with toe cages for foot stability;
  • Multi-window LCD display console with 12 workout programs;
  • Pulse recovery function;
  • Phone holder included;
  • Dual bottle holder included;
  • Easy to assemble;
  • Little maintenance required.

The Cons

  • Power adapter not included;
  • No online connectivity;
  • No SPD elements on the pedals.

Summary

The pooboo D900 is an indoor cycling bike featuring a commercial-grade construction. It’s equipped with a dual-flywheel system, an electromagnetic resistance system with 32 levels, and a console with 12 workout programs. It’s a heavy-duty cycling trainer, designed for all types of spin workout. It’s perfect for intense cardio training, interval training, strength and stamina development, muscle toning, and weight loss. It’s not exactly one of the most affordable bikes, but definitely offers excellent value for the price.

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