The pooboo D578 Indoor Bike is a sturdy and smart looking indoor spinning bike with a maximum user weight capacity of up to 300 pounds (136 kg). The D578 features a triangular-structured 4.72 inch (120 mm) steel frame that comes coated with a black anti-corrosive and scratch-resistant paint.
The D578 has a belt drive system that consists of a very durable poly v-belt, pulleys, a 3-piece crankset, alloy crank-arms, pedals, and a 44 lb (20 kg) flywheel. Together, these elements produce a smooth and near-silent motion. The drive system is fixed, meaning that the pedals and the flywheel spin simultaneously without any chance of coasting.
The pooboo D578 indoor bike has a friction resistance system with infinite adjustable resistance levels. It’s suitable for all users that include beginners, intermediaries, and professional cycling athletes. It’s also ideal for rehab purposes.
The D578 comes equipped with an above average fitness console. It features an LCD monitor that tracks workout data such as Time, Distance, Odometer, RPM, Speed, Calories, and Pulse. The workout data keeps you focused and motivated, and they display via the segmented screen windows. There is also the ability to set up workout goals (count down) for Time, Distance, and Calories.
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Product: pooboo D578 Indoor Bike by L NOW
Warranty: 1 year limited
My rating: 9/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 46.6″L x 20.8″W x 51.9″H (118L x 53W x 132H cm)
- Assembled weight: 123.4 lbs (56 kg).
- Flywheel weight: 44 lbs (20 kg)
- Weight capacity: 300 lbs (136 kg)
- Seat: 4-way adjustable
- Pedals: With toe cages
- Drive: Belt
- Resistance: Friction, adjustable
- Fitness console: Time, speed, distance, total distance, calories, pulse, scan
- Extras: Bottle holder, phone holder
- Warranty: 1 year limited
D578 Frame construction
The pooboo D578 indoor bike has a classic triangular design for improved sturdiness. Its structure is pretty massive; the fully assembled unit is approx 123 lbs (56 kg), which is more than three times the average road bike’s weight. All this weight delivers superior stability, enabling the cycle to support any spin workout.
Most of the bike’s frame comes coated with a chip-resistant and corrosion-resistant paint finish. The primary color used is black, with the “pooboo” logo and several other inscriptions painted white, these being the only colors available for this model.
The only exceptions are the seat post, the handlebar post, and the flywheel, which have a chrome finish. Of course, the bike also integrates several durable ABS plastic parts. These are the belt cover, the flywheel side covers, and several other small covers.
Compared to other bikes, the pooboo D578 is a bit larger. With the frame fully assembled, it is approx. 46.6″ (118 cm) long and 20.8″ (53 cm) wide, while with the handlebar extended up, its height reaches approx. 51.9″ (132 cm).
It is also advisable to leave at least two feet of clearance on each side of the unit, and at least one foot of clearance at the front and rear, for ease of access and unhindered operation.
Last but not least, both base bars of the bike comes equipped with adjustable stabilizers. They have rubber pads to provide a better grip on the floor. The front base has a set of transport wheels that allow you to relocate it if needed quickly.
Seat and handlebars
The D578 features a four-way adjustable seat (up, down, forward, and backward). Its upright bar has multiple adjustment notches, while the horizontal slider provides a few extra inches of front-to-back adjustment.
Thus, the bike can accommodate users between 5’0 ″ (153 cm) and 6’5 ″ (196 cm) with no problem. The seat assembly is also durable enough to support users up to 300 lbs (136 kg).
The saddle itself is comfortable. It is considerably more significant than the average spin seat and integrates a thicker layer of cushioning.
It is approx. 10″ (25 cm) long and 7.5″ (19 cm) wide, providing plenty of contact surface. Its top is a durable rubberized material. It is contoured and has a central groove to provide superior breathability during seated workouts.
In terms of cushioning, the saddle also integrates a set of two springs in its rear section, which enable it to adapt to your movement during seated workouts, which results in a custom fit. Plus, the seat has a standard connection system to its slider, so if you ever have to replace it, compatible options are widely available.
The bike comes equipped with a multi-grip handlebar. A layer of foam material entirely covers it to provide a secure grip. Its side grips integrate pulse sensors, while the center area hosts the fitness console and a dual bottle holder.
Just like the seat, the handlebar is four-way adjustable. So, not only can you adjust its height, but you can also lock it in a position closer or farther from the seat, depending on the posture you want to adopt or feel more comfortable using.
D578 Drive system
The pooboo D578 indoor bike comes equipped with an extra-heavy, 44 lbs (20 kg) flywheel. It has a perimeter-weighted design to provide aggressive inertia, which is excellent for spin workouts. This design also improves its stability, so the pedaling motion is very smooth.
The flywheel permits reverse pedaling. However, the pedals continue to spin for as long as the flywheel is spinning. So, it’s advisable to use the emergency brake when changing the way of pedaling. Also, coasting on this bike is not possible.
Since it’s a heavy-duty bike designed to support spin workouts of any kind, the pooboo D578 comes equipped with a durable crankset and aluminum alloy pedals.
As I’ve mentioned earlier, the bike’s maximum user weight capacity is 300 lbs (136 kg), and this applies to the crank and pedals as well. So, as long as you don’t exceed this weight, you should be able to exercise while standing up on the pedals without any problem.
The pedals feature a non-slip surface. They do not have SPD clips for spin shoes but do have toe cages if you need an extra thrust for each pedal stroke. They have standard 9/16″ threads, though, so you can always replace them with SPD pedals if you want.
The bike’s drive system uses a heavy-duty poly-v belt. Thus, the pedaling motion generates very little noise (it’s almost completely silent) and vibration. Plus, you will never have to worry about its lubrication, as is the case for bikes with a chain drive system.
In terms of resistance, this pooboo exercise bike comes equipped with a friction system. Its brake consists of a felt-pad placed at the top of the flywheel and concealed by the large cover. The brake pad connects to the tension knob on the oblique frame tube.
So, by turning this knob, you can add more friction or reduce the drag to benefit from a satisfying pedaling tension level.
The tension knob doesn’t have pre-determined levels on it, like is the case for most magnetic resistance bikes. You tighten it until you get the resistance you want for your training. It also integrates a metallic spring, which allows you to press it down and quickly stop the flywheel from spinning if needed.
The D578 comes equipped with a fitness console similar to the one on the PYHIGH S7. It features an LCD with multiple sub-sections, showing up to 5 workout metrics at once.
It tracks time, distance, total distance, speed, RPM, calories, and pulse. However, it is not telemetric, though. So, for the pulse reading, you will have to use the sensors integrated into the handlebar. It cannot read your pulse from an HR chest strap transmitter.
The workout monitor unit is straightforward to use. It only has three buttons – Up, Down, Enter. The Up and Down controls allow you to select a goal for time, distance, or calories burned, while the enter button fulfills the selection function and the reset function. To reset everything on the unit, you can press and hold the Enter button for a few seconds.
The console is battery-powered. It requires a CR2032 lithium battery (3V), which is not (included) with the bike. It starts when you begin pedaling and automatically shuts off after a few minutes of inactivity on the bike to save battery.
Assembly and Maintenance
The mainframe of the bike comes pre-assembled with the main drive and resistance elements already attached. You only need to connect the base bars, the seat post, the seat, the handlebar post, the handlebar, the console, and the pedals.
This shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes. A basic set of tools is (included) with the bike, and the manual provides precise assembly instructions.
Since the bike has a belt-drive, its transmission doesn’t need lubrication. The brake pad may require a bit of silicone lubrication if it emits a loud squeaking noise when in contact with the flywheel. Other than these, it would help if you kept the bike clean and periodically check for loose or broken parts.
- Commercial-grade, heavy-duty frame construction;
- Can support users up to 300 lbs;
- Adjustable stabilizers included;
- Transport wheels included;
- 4-way adjustable seat;
- 4-way adjustable handlebar;
- Cushioned seat with rear spring shock absorption and a longitudinal groove for breathability;
- Multi-grip handlebar;
- Pulse sensors integrated into the handlebar;
- Smooth, almost silent belt drive;
- Extra-heavy 44 lbs flywheel;
- Friction resistance for a wide array of pedaling difficulty levels;
- Aluminum alloy pedals with toe cages;
- Fitness console included – it can track time, distance, total distance, speed, RPM, calories, and pulse;
- Goal settings for time, distance, and calories;
- Dual bottle holder included;
- Easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required.
- No SPD clips on the pedals;
- The battery for the console is not (included) with the bike;
- No backlight on the console.
pooboo D578 Indoor Bike Summary
The pooboo D578 is a commercial-grade indoor cycling trainer designed to support any spin workout. It comes equipped with a friction resistance system, a comfortable seat, a 44-lb flywheel, and a fitness console that can track all the essential workout metrics. It also offers superior micro-adjustability and comfort factors.
It’s a great exercise bike for intense cardio training, interval training, leg muscle strength development, stamina development, and weight loss. It’s not one of the most affordable exercise bikes, but it still is a few $100s cheaper than many other commercial spin bikes, so I can safely say it offers excellent value for the price.
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