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Yosuda L-007A Indoor Cycling Bike

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Yosuda L-007A

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L:44.5"
W:21.7"
H:45.3"
330 lbs40 lbsFriction,
felt-pad
Time,
Distance,
Odometer
Speed,
Calories,
Goals,
Scan

The Yosuda L-007A is one of the indoor cycling bikes released in the second part of 2020. It’s a bike made for home use but does offer several extra features over the older models, the Yosuda L-007 and the Yosuda L-001A. In terms of features and design, it can be compared with the JOROTO XM15, however, it has a friction resistance system and a slightly better fitness monitor.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 44.5L x 21.7W x 45.3H inches (113L x 55W x 115H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 86 lbs (39 kg)
  • Flywheel weight: 40 lbs (18 kg)
  • Supported weight: 330 lbs (150 kg)
  • Seat: 4-way adjustable
  • Drive mechanism: Belt
  • Resistance: Friction
  • Fitness meter: Time, speed, RPM, distance, odometer, calories, scan
  • Warranty: 1 year limited

Frame construction

The Yosuda L-007A features a triangular steel frame with a slightly curved main bar for improved sturdiness and aesthetics. All the steel bars in its construction are oval with precision-welded joints. The main frame is coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish black in color, while the seat post, the handlebar post, and the flywheel have a chrome finish. The flywheel has ABS side covers while the drivetrain guard is also made of ABS plastic.

Similar to other spin bikes, the Yosuda L-007A is not a large fitness machine. It is only 44.5″ (113 cm) long, and 21.7″ (55 cm) wide. Therefore, it doesn’t take too much usage/storage space. However, for a correct and unhindered usage, it is recommended to leave at least two feet of clearance all around it.

The fully assembled bike is pretty heavy. It weighs approx. 86 lbs (39 kg) which is considerably more than the weight of the average mountain bike. However, this weight plays an important role in its overall stability. The bike shouldn’t rock or move even if you engage in a high-intensity spin workout.

Both base stabilizing bars of the bike are equipped with adjustable levelers that rest on large pads. Thus, you can perfectly level the unit on any type of floor. Also, the front base stabilizer has a set of large silicone wheels which considerably ease the relocation of the bike.

Seat and handlebars

The Yosuda L-007A indoor cycle comes with a high-comfort saddle. Not only that it integrates a thick layer of cushioning, it also has two large springs at its rear which allow it to flex in order to adapt better to your movement during training. Its top is made of durable, double-stitched faux leather. It is also contoured with a large cutout in the middle for improved breathability.

The saddle is fairly large compared to other models. It is approx. 10″ (25.4 cm) long, and 7″ (17.7 cm) wide so it provides plenty of contact surface. Its attachment system consists of a collar with bolt/nut so it can easily be removed if necessary, or slightly tilted forward or backward. It’s also a standard attachment system that makes the bike compatible with many other types of saddles.

The bike’s seat assembly offers four-way adjustability (front, back, up, down). Its upright post has several adjustment positions and offers an adjustment span of approx. 7″ (17.7 cm), from 29″ (73.6 cm) above the lowest pedal, to 36″ (91.4 cm). This being said, the bike should be able to accommodate comfortably users between 5’1″ and 6’4″ (155 – 193 cm). Also, the bike is rated for a maximum user weight capacity of 330 lbs (~150 kg) which applies to the seat as well.

The bike’s handlebar has a pretty standard construction. It has a multi-grip design offering climbing grips, racing grips, and standard grips. It also has a small loop bar in the middle which offers the possibility to adopt a close grip.

The whole handlebar is covered by a layer of high-density foam for extra comfort and an improved grip. It lacks pulse sensors and the included fitness monitor does not have a pulse reading function. Also, as opposed to the seat, it only offers two-way adjustability (up, down).

Drive and resistance

The Yosuda L-007A is equipped with a heavy, 40-lb (18 kg) flywheel. As we’ve mentioned above, it features a chrome finish with ABS side guards. It has a perimeter-weighted design for improved inertia and a consistent pedaling motion.

The flywheel permits pedaling in reverse. However, since the bike has a simple drive system, it does not allow coasting (or free-wheeling). The pedals continue to spin for as long as the flywheel is spinning.

The bike’s drivetrain uses a poly-v belt concealed by a large ABS guard. This type of drive system offers several advantages. First of all, it delivers a smoother traction because it generates less vibration than a chain. And second of all, you don’t have to worry about monthly lubrication.

The Yosuda L-007A indoor cycling bike features a standard friction resistance system. It consists of a felt pad attached under the main oblique frame bar and above the flywheel. The brake pad is connected to the tension dial on top of the oblique frame tube. Thus, when you turn the knob clockwise, the brake pad comes in contact with the flywheel increasing the drag and the pedaling difficulty.

Since it’s a standard friction brake (and not magnetic), it does not have pre-determined tension levels (or clicks). You simply tighten the brake on the flywheel until you get the desired pedaling difficulty. The tension knob also has an emergency brake function. You can press it down so that the brake pad applies maximum friction to the flywheel which enables it to stop immediately from spinning.

Needless to say, since it’s an exercise bike designed for spinning, the Yosuda L-007A is equipped with a heavy-duty crankset. It has solid crank arms and metallic pedals with a sawtooth design for an improved grip. This being said, the pedals should support the whole weight of the user (up to 330 lbs).

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

Fitness monitor

The Yosuda L-007A indoor cycling trainer comes with a fitness monitor unit that offers quite a few more functions than a basic unit. To begin with, it has an LCD display divided into 6 sub-sections in order to show as many workout metrics as possible at once. It tracks time, distance, total distance, speed, RPM, and calories burned. However, it does not have a pulse reading function.

The monitor unit features a standard 3-button interface (Set, Mode, Reset). The Mode button allows you to swap the metrics on the display or select the Scan Mode for the top display. The Set button offers the possibility to set up workout goals for your workout. For example, you can select a workout target for time, distance, and calories burned. If a target is selected, the unit will count down from it until it reaches zero, notifying you that you have completed your goal. And finally, the Reset button clears all the values on the unit.

The fitness monitor unit is battery-powered. It should start up when you begin pedaling or when you press a button. It should also automatically turn off to save battery if it does not detect flywheel movement for more than several minutes.

Assembly and Maintenance

The bike’s frame comes pre-assembled with all the drive and resistance elements already attached. You only have to assemble the base stabilizers, the seat post, the saddle, the handlebar post, 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 fairly clear assembly instructions.

Since the bike’s drivetrain uses a belt, not a chain, it doesn’t require periodic lubrication. However, the bike’s brake pad may require a bit of silicone lubricant, especially if it squeaks when it contact with the flywheel. Other than this, you only have to inspect the bike periodically and re-tighten any potential loose bolts or parts.

The Pros

  • Sturdy construction, superior weight capacity (330 lbs);
  • Adjustable levelers on both base bars;
  • Transport wheels on the front base bar;
  • 4-way adjustable seat;
  • High-comfort, cushioned saddle with a central groove and a collar-based attachment system;
  • Multi-grip handlebar;
  • Tablet holder included;
  • Smooth, almost silent belt drive;
  • Perimeter-weighted, 40 lbs flywheel for a consistent momentum;
  • Friction resistance for a wide array of pedaling difficulty levels;
  • Heavy-duty pedals with toe cages and a sawtooth design for an improved grip;
  • Fitness monitor included – it can track time, distance, speed, RPM, total distance, and calories;
  • Goal settings on the fitness monitor;
  • Easy to assemble;
  • Tools for assembly are included;
  • Bottle holder included;
  • Little maintenance required.

The Cons

  • No pulse reading function;
  • No front-to-back adjustability for the handlebar.

Summary

The Yosuda L-007A is an indoor cycling bike designed for home use. It features a standard friction resistance system, a 40-lbs perimeter-weighted flywheel, a large high-comfort saddle, and a fitness monitor that tracks the most important workout metrics. It’s great for users of all levels, for intense cardio training, intervals, stamina development, and weight loss. It’s also a pretty sturdy exercise bike, considerably more affordable than a light-commercial spin bike.

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