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Soozier Indoor Cycling Bike A90-197

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Soozier A90-197

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L: 44.5"
W: 29.5"
H: 50.75"
264 lbs28 lbsManual
magnetic,
8 levels
Time,
Distance,
Speed,
Calories,
Pulse,
Scan

The Soozier A90-197 indoor cycling bike features a totally different frame construction than the average spin bike. But nonetheless, it’s made to support the same spin workouts as long as the user does not exceed the specified weight capacity. It’s also a stationary bike that excels in ergonomics.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 44.5L x 29.5W x 50.75H inches (113L x 75W x 129H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 80 lbs (36.2 kg)
  • Flywheel weight: 28 lbs (12.7 kg)
  • Supported weight: 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • Seat: 4-way adjustable
  • Drive: Belt
  • Resistance: Magnetic, 8 levels
  • Fitness meter: Time, speed, distance, calories, pulse, scan
  • Extras: Bottle holders, tablet holder

Frame construction

The Soozier A90-197 is a rear-drive indoor cycling bike featuring a pretty unique (so far) frame construction. Its design can be compared with the Efitment B015 or the Keiser M3i. However, it doesn’t have the H-type base; the frame reminds of a tripod, with a wider rear base and two solid front legs.

Although the bike’s frame may seem more minimalistic in terms of tubes, the fully assembled bike does weigh approx. 80 lbs (36.2 kg), which is at least twice the weight of the average road bike. This weight adds to the bike’s overall stability.

Compared to other spin bikes, the Soozier A90-197 has a slightly larger footprint. It is 44.5″ (113 cm) long, and 29.5″ (75 cm) wide. Plus, it is recommended to leave at least two feet of clearance all around it for unhindered usage and ease of access.

The bike’s frame does not fold. However, its rear base integrates one large transport wheel which facilitates its relocation. By using this base wheel to move the bike, you won’t be handling more than 30% of its total weight.

It’s important to mention that this Soozier exercise bike doesn’t have adjustable stabilizers. Therefore, it may rock on an irregular floor. Thus, it is recommended to place and use it either on a carpet or on a rubberized mat.

Last but not least, the main frame of the bike is double-coated with a durable paint finish, resistant to abrasion and corrosion. The main color used is black with white and red elements, with the exception of the seat and handlebar posts which are chrome-plated. These are the only colors available for this Soozier bike model (at least for the moment).

Seat and handlebars

The Soozier A90-197 is equipped with a high-comfort seat. To begin with, the included saddle is considerably thicker and slightly wider than the average slim race seat. It is 11″ (28 cm) long, and 8″ (20 cm) wide. It integrates approx. 2″ (5 cm) of cushioning and has a durable faux leather cover. It has a contoured surface with a middle groove for improved breathability. It also has two suspension springs at the rear so it can adapt better to your movement during seated workouts.

The seat is four-way adjustable (up, down, forward, backward). Its upright post has 5 adjustment positions, while the front to back slider adds 2.75″ (7 cm) of adjustment. This being said, the bike can accommodate users up to 6’1″ (185 cm). Taller users can also use the bike, even if the seat may be too low, as the bike supports pedaling while standing up.

The seat is durable enough to support users up to 265 lbs (120 kg). Also, one last aspect to mention here about it regards its connection system. The saddle features a collar-based attachment system to the slider. Therefore, not only you can slightly tilt it forward or backward, it is also easy to replace and compatible options are available in any bike shop.

This Soozier indoor cycling trainer is equipped with a multi-grip handlebar. It offers climb grips, off-road grips, standard grips, and also integrates a small loop bar in the middle which allows a close parallel grip. Its side grips integrate pulse sensors; not all spin bikes have this feature, so they’re quite a plus. The whole handlebar assembly is covered by a thick layer of rubber foam material for a secure and comfortable grip.

The bike’s handlebar is only 2-way adjustable. It doesn’t have a front-to-back slider as the seat. Its post has several adjustment positions offering an adjustment span between 47.25″- 50.75″ (120 – 129 cm) above floor level.

Resistance and drive

The Soozier indoor cycling bike A90-197 is equipped with a manual magnetic resistance system. This means it does not require a power adapter or an external power source. It also means that it doesn’t adjust the resistance automatically and does not have preset workout programs.

The bike’s resistance system consists of a magnetic brake connected to the tension lever on top of the main tube of the frame. By moving the lever up or down, the brake moves closer or farther from the flywheel adding or reducing the load. An extra felt pad is also present and offers the function of an emergency brake.

There are 8 levels of resistance available. The first level is great for anyone who requires recovery training or, in general, for light workouts. However, the 8th level does provide quite a bit of difficulty, simulating a steep climb.

Although the Soozier A90-197 indoor cycling trainer features a magnetic resistance system, it has a pretty heavy flywheel. It weighs approx. 28 lbs (12.7 kg) and has a perimeter-weighted design for improved inertia. It also permits reverse pedaling. However, coasting is not possible on the bike. When pedaling in reverse, you will benefit from the same pedaling difficulty as when pedaling forward. Also, when pedaling in reverse, the exercise meter continues to record and display your speed, calories burned, distance, etc.

As we’ve mentioned above, this stationary bike is designed to support most spin workouts. This being said, it is equipped with a heavy-duty crankset and metallic pedals which can support users up to 264 lbs (120 kg) while standing up. The pedals don’t have SPD elements for spin shoes, but they do have toe cages with adjustable straps in case you need extra thrust during pedaling or you need to keep your feet secure on them. The pedals also have standard 9/16″ threads, so compatible options are widely available, in case you might want to replace them.

Like most other magnetic resistance exercise bikes, the Soozier A90-197 features a belt drive system. This means you don’t have to lubricate its transmission. Also, the pedaling motion is very smooth and quiet.

Exercise meter and accessories

This Soozier exercise bike includes a basic fitness meter. It features an LCD display that tracks time, distance, speed, calories, and pulse. It’s important to mention, though, that it is not telemetric. Therefore, in order to monitor your pulse, you have to hold on to the sensors integrated into the handlebar. The unit cannot communicate with any wireless HR chest straps, armbands or smartwatches.

The meter unit is very easy to use. It has only one button which allows you to change the metrics on the display. It also has a Scan Mode; when this mode is selected, the unit rotates all the metrics showing each one for a few seconds.

The meter unit is battery powered. It starts up when you press the button or when you begin pedaling. It also automatically turns off after a few minutes of inactivity on the bike, to save battery.

Among other accessories included with this indoor cycling bike, we can mention a large tablet holder that attaches to the loop bar of the handlebar assembly. This tablet support also integrates two bottle holders. However, the bike as an extra bottle holder that can be attached to the seat tube.

Assembly and Maintenance

The main frame of the bike comes pre-assembled. The flywheel, the brake system, and the other drive elements are already installed. You only have to add the two front stabilizing bars, the seat post, the seat, the handlebar post, the handlebar, the pedals, the exercise meter, and the tablet holder. This shouldn’t take more than one hour. All the necessary assembly instructions are covered by the manual. A set of basic tools is also included.

Once the bike is fully assembled, you don’t have to worry too much about maintenance. All you have to do is keep the frame clean, wipe the sweat from it after each workout, and periodically check for loose bolts and parts. The drive and resistance elements don’t need any lubrication.

The Pros

  • Solid construction – can hold users up to 264 lbs;
  • Aesthetic design;
  • Transport wheels on the rear base;
  • 4-way adjustable seat;
  • Multi-grip handlebar with pulse sensors;
  • 28 lbs balanced flywheel for a smooth pedaling motion and solid momentum;
  • Heavy-duty crank made for standing up spin workouts;
  • Durable, metallic alloy pedals with toe cages and straps;
  • Frictionless magnetic resistance with 8 level settings;
  • Smooth and quiet belt drive;
  • Fitness meter that tracks time, speed, distance, calories, and pulse;
  • Tablet holder included;
  • Bottle holders included;
  • Easy to assemble;
  • Little maintenance required.

The Cons

  • No backlight on the exercise meter;
  • The handlebar is only up/down adjustable.

Summary

The Soozier A90-197 is an indoor cycling bike made for home use. It features a pretty unique design with a triangular frame stand rated for users up to 264 lbs. It has a manual-magnetic resistance system, a 28 lbs flywheel, a high-comfort 4-way adjustable saddle, and a fitness meter that tracks time, distance, speed, calories, and pulse. It’s an excellent trainer for high-intensity cardio workouts, muscle toning, stamina development, weight loss, and interval training. It’s also an affordable bike, currently available for less than $250, a great alternative to a light-commercial bike.

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