Yosuda Indoor Cycling Bike review: real value at a real low cost

In this Yosuda Bike review, we will cover everything you should know before you decide to buy. Yosuda’s incredibly low-cost bike is better than you might think and a perfect way to get started with connected fitness. Read below to get the full scoop.

A quick overview of the Yosuda Indoor Cycling Bike

The Yosuda Bike is a low-cost alternative for those looking to get started with connected fitness programs like Peloton. Yosuda may not offer all of the bells and whistles that you can find on a $1000+ bike. But for $300, what it does provide is far more important: an excellent biking experience.

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Yosuda Bike specs

Weight73 lbs
Max User Weight270 lbs
Dimensions40″ L x 22″ W x 45″ H
Resistance Friction resistance, adjustable
Adjustability3-Way Adjustment
Measurement TrackingTime, Speed, Calorie, Distance, Odometer
DisplayLCD Monitor + Phone/Tablet Holder
PedalsToe Cage
WarrantyFrame – 12 months
Components – 6 to 12 months
Flywheel – 24 months

Using the Yosuda Bike

Design and resistance

Despite its light weight, the steel on the Yosuda Bike feels incredibly sturdy and well built. Even while riding at high outputs with high resistance, the frame feels steady. This is true both in and out of the saddle (riding while standing up).

The Yosuda Bike uses friction resistance, which can be adjusted via a knob below the handlebars. Friction resistance is created with a brake pad making contact with the spin wheel. This means it is not going to be quite as smooth or as as silent as some more expensive bikes using magnetic resistance. However, the sound is pretty minimal, and the overall rides feels quite smooth thanks to the heavy 35lb flywheel.

Seat, handlebar, and pedals

The adjustable padded seat included is right in the sweet spot for me. It is cushy enough to make the ride comfortable without being too soft to inhibit performance.

I also really like the handlebar design here. While minimalistic, it feels good with a variety of hand positions. It also inclines toward the top, which creates a nice position to learn forward for a change in body positioning.

The included pedals are toe-cage only, which is fine for those new to cycling. I do suggest, however, that you replace these with clip-in pedals after buying a pair of cycling shoes to get an even better experience.

Display

Included with the Yosuda Bike is an attachable LCD Display monitor. This monitor, which attaches to the top of the handle bars, displays a few different pieces of information:

  • Workout time
  • Distance
  • Speed
  • Calories
  • Odometer

You can have the monitor cycle through each of these measurements or just display one that you select. I mostly keep it on speed or distance to get a sense of my progress during each workout. Since the display does not take into account your bodyweight or resistance, the calorie measurement is not too useful.

Unfortunately, as is the case with all friction resistance bikes, there is no way to measure the resistance you are riding with. This means programs that focus on heart rate training like Apple Fitness+ or BODi would be the best options to use with the Yosuda Bike.

There is also an included phone/tablet holder that fits onto the handlebars. While this provides a nice fit for most phones and tablets, be aware that larger tablets will likely not fit due to the additional display. My 12.9″ iPad was much too large.

Yosuda vs RENPHO Bike

Compared to another low-cost option (usually between $400-500), the RENPHO AI Smart Bike, the Yosuda feels a bit more sturdy and smooth to ride. Especially when riding out of the saddle, which feels great on the Yosuda and is almost impossible with the RENPHO.

The RENPHO Bike does offer some addition features, like the ability to see your resistance levels (it uses magnetic resistance), and has automatic resistance with its free accompanying app. So, if knowing the exact resistance is important to you, it can be something to consider.

Connect The Watts’ Take

The Yosuda Bike offers a very stable and smooth riding experience for an incredible price. Connected fitness can feel expensive to jump into, but it doesn’t have to with a bike like this.

With an included phone/tablet holder, this is the perfect bike to use with a variety of fitness apps, especially those that focus on heart-rate-zone workouts. Highly recommended.

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