UREVO Indoor Cycling Bike
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The UREVO indoor cycling trainer is one of the exercise bikes released in 2020. It’s a pretty standard indoor cycle made for home use. It’s also considerably more affordable than a gym grade exercise bike. In terms of features, it can be compared with the Joroto XM16 model but has a friction resistance system, not a magnetic one.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 39.4L x 19.7W x 47.2H inches (100L x 50W x 120H cm)
- Flywheel weight: 22 lbs (10 kg)
- Supported weight: 260 lbs (118 kg)
- Seat: 4-way adjustable
- Drive system: Belt
- Resistance: Friction
- Performance monitor: Time, speed, distance, total distance, calories, pulse, scan
- Extras: Device holders, bottle holder
- Warranty: 1 year limited
The UREVO indoor cycling bike features a sturdy triangular frame made of steel tubing. It combines oval, rectangular, and cylindrical tubes in its construction. The whole frame, including the seat and handlebar posts, is coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish. The color used is black, but there also is a white version of this bike, with the exact same features. The only exception is the flywheel which is chrome-plated.
The bike is equipped with a step-up bar element. This is the short horizontal tube that connects the main tube of the frame with the seat tube. It can be used either for an easier mount and dismount, or as support for stretched and other exercises during a spin workout. Not all spin bikes have this feature, so it is a plus.
Of course, the bike also integrates several parts made of thermoplastic material. The most notable ones are the drivetrain casing, the side covers of the flywheel, and the brake cover.
The fully assembled bike is not too large. It is approx. 39.4″ (100 cm) long, and 19.7″ (50 cm) wide. This being said, it can fit pretty well even into a small room. But it is recommended to leave at least a few feet of clearance all around it for ease of access.
Finally, the bike isn’t too heavy. Its exact weight is not specified, but it should be around 60-70 lbs (27 – 32 kg). Therefore, it can be carried and assembled by only one person. Plus, once it is assembled, you can easily relocate it if necessary via the small wheels integrated into its front base bar.
Seat and handlebars
The UREVO exercise bike comes with a saddle designed for superior comfort. First of all, it is a bit larger than the average slim race seat. It is approx. 10.2″ (26 cm) long, and 7.9″ (20 cm) wide with a thick layer of cushioning. Its top cover is made of durable high-density EVA foam material or vinyl. It integrates a thick layer of foam padding. It also has a median groove for improved breathability.
The seat is four-way adjustable (up, down, front, back). Its upright post has several adjustment positions, while its horizontal slider offers several inches of front to back adjustment. The applicable inseam length range for this bike is 32.7″ – 39.4″ (83 – 100 cm). In other words, it should accommodate users between 5’1″ and 6’2″ (155 – 188 cm). It is also rated for a maximum user weight limit of 260 lbs. (118 kg).
The bike is equipped with a multi-grip handlebar. To be more specific, it provides five grip possibilities. These are standard, climbing, racing, aero, and a close parallel grip. Its side grips are covered by a layer of foam padding for improved comfort. They also integrate metallic pulse sensors.
The bike’s handlebar is two-way adjustable only. It lacks the horizontal slider for front to back adjustment. Its upright post offers an adjustment span of approx. 8″ (20 cm), between 39.4″ – 47.2″ (100 – 120 cm) above floor level.
Drive and resistance
The first aspect to mention here regards the bike’s flywheel. It is a 22 lbs (10 kg) flywheel with a perimeter-weighted structure for improved inertia. Although it’s not as heavy as for other bikes, such as the Yosuda L-007A, or the Sunny SF-B1995 which have 40-lbs (18 kg) flywheels, it still provides a pretty consistent momentum due to its perimeter-weighting.
The flywheel is bi-directional. In other words, it offers the possibility to pedal in reverse. Therefore, you can alternate forward with backward pedaling sessions for a bit of extra diversity. However, coasting is not possible on this bike; the pedals continue to spin for as long as the flywheel is spinning.
The UREVO indoor cycling bike is equipped with a belt drivetrain. It uses a durable poly-v belt (its exact specs are not specified). The main advantage of a belt drive system is that you don’t have to lubricate it at all. It also generates slightly less vibration than a chain.
The bike features a pretty standard 3-piece crankset with long arms similar to road bikes. The pedals are made of metallic alloy. They don’t have SPD elements for spin shoes but they do have toe cages in case you need to secure your feet on them. The whole crankset assembly should be durable enough to support users up to 260 lbs (118 kg), the maximum weight limit specified for the bike.
The UREVO exercise bike features a standard friction resistance system with manual action. This means you don’t need an adapter for it, or an external power source. But it also means that the bike cannot adjust the resistance automatically.
The resistance system consists of a wool felt pad connected to the tension dial visible on top of the slanted frame tube. Naturally, by turning the knob clockwise, the brake applies more friction to the flywheel which increases the pedaling difficulty.
Like most other spin bikes with a friction resistance system, the UREVO bike doesn’t have pre-determined tension settings. You simply turn the knob and tighten/untighten the brake until you get the desired pedaling difficulty. Also, the tension knob can function as an emergency brake. You can press it down to instantly stop the flywheel from spinning.
Since it’s an inexpensive exercise bike, the UREVO cycle is equipped with a basic performance monitor. It does not have workout programs or online connectivity. It features an LCD display that tracks time, distance, total distance, speed, pulse, and calories. The display does not have backlight. Also, the pulse reading function only works if you hold on to the integrated sensors. The monitor unit cannot read your pulse from a wireless transmitter or smartwatch.
The monitor unit does not have pre-set programs or target settings. It only has one button which basically has two functions, selection and reset. By pressing it repeatedly, you can select the desired workout metric to view on the display. This way, you can also select the Scan Mode which automatically rotates all the metrics showing each one for a few seconds. By pressing and holding the button for a few seconds, you can clear all the values on the display to zero.
The monitor unit is battery-powered. It starts up when you begin pedaling or when you press the button. It automatically turns off after a few minutes of inactivity on the bike to save battery. It also integrates a device holder. Its top section features a large backrest and a small shelf on which you can place your smartphone or tablet.
Assembly and Maintenance
The main body of the bike comes pre-assembled with the flywheel, crankset, belt, and braking system already attached. You only need to add the two base stabilizers, the seat, the handlebars, the pedals, and the performance monitor. This shouldn’t take more than 30-40 minutes of your time. All the necessary tools for assembly are included and the manual provides fairly clear assembly instructions.
For maintenance, the lubrication of the brake pad may be required. A few drops of silicone lubricant applied on the flywheel’s edge should cover it. Other than this, you only have to keep the bike clean and periodically check for loose parts.
- Sturdy construction – can support users up to 260 lbs;
- Small footprint;
- Four-way adjustable seat;
- Comfort saddle with foam padding and a median groove for extra breathability;
- Multi-grip handlebar;
- Pulse sensors integrated into the side grips of the handlebar;
- Solid crankset, can support just about any spin workout;
- Metallic pedals with toe cages and standard threads;
- Friction resistance, virtually limitless;
- Smooth and quiet belt drive;
- Performance monitor included – it tracks time, distance, total distance, speed, pulse, and calories burned;
- Little maintenance required;
- Device holders included;
- Bottle holder included;
- Easy to assemble;
- All the assembly tools are included;
- Little maintenance required.
- No backlight on the fitness meter;
- No goal functions on the fitness meter;
- The pulse reading is not too accurate.
The UREVO indoor cycle is an exercise bike designed for home use. It is equipped with a 22-lb, perimeter weighted flywheel, a standard friction resistance system, a heavy-duty crankset with caged metallic pedals, and a basic exercise meter. It’s a pretty sturdy bike, rated for users up to 260 lbs. It’s designed to support any spin workout, great for high-intensity cardio training, intervals, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss.