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The pooboo D906 indoor cycle is one of the pooboo bikes released in 2019. Despite its bulky aspect, it is a light capacity bike, but can support most spin workouts given that the user doesn’t exceed the specified weight limit. It has a friction resistance system with manual action and also includes an exercise meter.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 45.7L x 20.3W x 46.3H inches (116L x 52W x 118H cm)
- Assembled weight: 88 lbs (40 kg)
- Flywheel weight: 22 lbs (10 kg)
- Supported weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
- Seat: 4-way adjustable
- Drive: Belt
- Resistance: Standard friction
- Exercise meter: Time, distance, odometer, speed, calories, pulse, scan
- Warranty: 1 year limited
The pooboo D906 indoor cycling trainer features a steel frame with a triangular design and a suspended seat tube (this may be the reason the bike is rated for only a 220 lbs capacity). Similar to the pooboo Pro D770, this bike has a large part of its frame covered by ABS shrouds, which not only provide extra protection, they also improve the unit’s overall aesthetics.
All the steel parts in the bike’s construction are coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish. There are actually two versions in terms of colors, one featuring a black/orange theme, the other a black/yellow theme.
Compared to other spin bikes, the pooboo D906 isn’t too heavy. It weighs only 88 lbs (40 kg). However, this weight is still considerably higher than the weight of the average road bike or mountain bike. Therefore, the unit provides superior stability. You can be sure it won’t rock or move even if you pedal at top speed while standing up. Plus, both bases of the bike have adjustable stabilizers, while the front base also has transport wheels.
This exercise bike isn’t an extremely large piece of equipment. It is only 45.7″ (116 cm) long, and 20.3″ (52 cm) wide. Therefore, it should fit pretty well even into a smaller room. It is recommended, though, to allow at least two feet of clearance all around it for safe usage.
Seat and handlebars
The pooboo D906 indoor cycling bike includes a saddle designed for extra comfort. Not only that it offers considerably more contact surface than the average race seat, but its top also integrates thicker cushioning, with rebound space memory foam which enables it to adapt better to your movement and position. It also has a median cutout meant to improve breathability.
The saddle has a standard (collar-based) attachment system to its post. This means that if you will ever need to replace it, compatible options are widely available.
The seat offers four-way adjustability (up, down, forward, backward). The upright post has several adjustment positions while the horizontal slider adds a few inches of overall adjustment. This being said, the bike should be able to accommodate users up to 6’2″ (188 cm) with no problem, allowing a complete leg extension during pedaling, and a complete range of motion.
The bike features a handlebar similar to the one included with the Circuit Fitness AMZ-955BK. It has two fairly long aero bars in the middle, as well as two long side grips. It is covered by a layer of high-density foam material to provide a better grip and optimal comfort. It also integrates a set of pulse sensors while the included meter can track pulse, a feature that many other spin bikes don’t have.
The bike’s handlebar is only two-way adjustable (up, down). Its upright post offers a few inches of adjustment. Both the seat and the handlebars have large pin-knobs which are very easy to grip and turn. Thus, you can easily adjust the bike to your own size in less than one minute.
Drive and resistance
The pooboo D906 bike is equipped with a lighter flywheel than most other spin bikes. It weighs only 22 lbs (10 kg). This means it generates a lesser impact on the joints and may be more appropriate for users who have dealt with various injuries. However, it still is an inertia-enhanced flywheel, great for spin workouts.
The flywheel also allows reverse pedaling. However, you cannot coast on this bike as it is possible on most road bikes. The pedals continue to spin for as long as the flywheel is spinning, and when pedaling in reverse, you will benefit from the same resistance as when pedaling forward.
The bike features a heavy-duty crankset with solid steel crank arms and aluminum alloy pedals. This being said, as long as you don’t exceed the specified 220 lbs (100 kg) capacity, you should be able to pedal while standing up with no problem. The pedals feature a non-slip design and also have toe cages with adjustable straps. They do not have clips for spin shoes, but since their threads are standard (9/16), replacement options are widely available.
The poooboo D906 is equipped with a friction resistance system with manual action. This means you don’t have to connect the bike to a power source. Also, the meter unit does not control the resistance in any way.
The bike’s resistance system consists of a felt brake pad attached to the tension knob on top of the main bar of the frame. By turning this knob clockwise, the brake pad comes in contact (top-down) with the flywheel increasing the load.
As opposed to most bikes with a magnetic tension system, this bike doesn’t have pre-determined tension levels. You simply tighten the resistance until you get the desired pedaling difficulty. Also, the tension knob serves as an emergency brake. In case you need to instantly stop the flywheel, you can press it down.
Last but not least, the bike’s drive system uses a belt. It’s a heavy-duty, stretch-resistance poly-v belt. This means you don’t have to worry about transmission lubrication as it is the case of chain-drive bikes. Also, the pedaling motion is very smooth and quiet.
The bike is equipped with the same type of fitness meter as the pooboo D601. It’s a basic meter, featuring an LCD display which tracks time, distance, speed, calories, and pulse. It also has an odometer function. The unit’s display doesn’t have backlight. Also, in order to get a pulse reading, you must hold on to the sensors integrated into the handlebars as the unit is not telemetric; in other words, it cannot read pulse from an HR armband or chest strap transmitter.
The meter unit is equipped with only one button which covers all its functions. By pressing it repeatedly, you can scroll through the workout metrics and select the one that interests you the most. It also has a Scan Mode, and if selected, the meter will rotate all the metrics showing each one for a few seconds.
The button also covers the reset function. By pressing and holding it for a few seconds, you can clear all the values to zero. The unit does not have goal functions or preset programs, nor it can connect online to any fitness apps.
The meter unit requires two AA batteries as its power source. It starts up when it detects flywheel movement, or when you press the button. It also has a sleep mode to which it will enter after a few minutes of inactivity on the bike.
Assembly and Maintenance
The main body of the bike comes pre-assembled. You only have to add the two base bars, the seat and handlebar posts, the saddle, the handlebar, the pedals, and the meter. This shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes. The included manual provides clear assembly instructions and a basic tool kit for the task is included.
For maintenance, it is recommended to keep the bike clean and periodically check for loose bolts and parts. Also, the brake pad may require lubrication, especially if it squeaks when in contact with the flywheel. This can be done by applying a drop of silicone lubricant on the edge of the flywheel.
- Sturdy construction designed for spin workouts;
- Aesthetic design;
- Large base and drive covers for extra protection;
- Adjustable stabilizers on both bases;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- Large saddle with extra cushioning and central groove for maximum comfort;
- The seat is 4-way adjustable;
- Multi-grip handlebar with long aero grips;
- Pulse sensors integrated into the handlebar;
- Heavy-duty crankset with metallic pedals;
- Standard limitless friction resistance;
- Fitness meter included – it tracks time, distance, total distance, speed, calories, and pulse;
- Easy to assemble (assembly tools included);
- Little maintenance required.
- No backlight on the fitness meter;
- The pulse and calories readings are not too accurate.
The pooboo D906 is an indoor cycling trainer designed for spin workouts. It features a 22-lb flywheel, a friction resistance system, and a 4-way adjustable seat with a cushioned, comfort saddle. It also includes an exercise meter that tracks the most important workout values. It’s a fairly sturdy trainer, great for light to intense cardio training, stamina development, toning muscles and losing weight.