The Yosuda L-001A Indoor Cycling Bike is a smooth, durable, and easy to maintain bike designed to enable cyclists to exceed preset limits. In addition to its sturdy steel frame and nearly silent belt drive, the Yosuda cycling bike features many customizable settings.
The 35 lb flywheel helps simulate the ride of a real road bike. The momentum of a heavier flywheel keeps the spin bike steady and securely riding. Thus, letting you enjoy the outdoor sports experience at home and perform an intense aerobic exercise in a stable position. Continuous infinite resistance adjustment allows you to simulate real road riding.
The Yosuda L-001A comes with an LCD monitor that displays your time, speed, distance, calories burned, and odometer. These metrics are a hugely beneficial way to keep track of your progress. At the same time, we also provide a free flat bracket so that you can watch videos or listen to music with an iPhone while exercising.
The L-001A indoor cycling bike comes with a fully adjustable seat and 2-way adjustable handlebars that offer a completely customizable experience for the ultimate rider’s comfort and compatibility. The adjustable saddle allows for multiple people in your family to use it efficiently and comfortably as long as their inseam is not shorter than 25 inches and longer than 35 inches.
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Product: Yosuda L-001A Indoor Cycling Bike
Warranty: 6 months free replacement parts
My rating: 9/10
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L-001A Frame construction
The Yosuda L-001A has a pretty much standard triangular frame, made of steel tubing. Most of the bars in its structure are oval for superior aesthetics, except for the longitudinal base bar, which is rectangular. The ovalized shape is also a plus for the seat and handlebar posts, and it provides more stability, preventing them from turning sideways.
Of course, the bike’s construction also integrates several ABS parts. Among them, we can count the belt guard, the brake cover, and the side covers of the flywheel. These only have a protective role, though; they do not diminish the unit’s overall sturdiness.
The frame features a step-up bar which unites the seat tube with the main oblique tube. This element not only that offers the possibility to perform stretches, or step-up/step-down workouts, it also improves the structural sturdiness of the frame.
All the steel parts in the bike’s construction come with a corrosion-resistant paint finish. The mainframe is gray with the “Yosuda” logo painted black, while the seat and handlebar posts are also black paint. These are the only colors available for this bike, at least for the moment.
This Yosuda exercise bike is not extremely large. It is approx. 40″ (102 cm) long, and 22″ (56 cm) wide, while the handlebar reaches approx. 45″ (114 cm) above floor level when fully extended. It is recommended, though, to assign a usage area for this bike of at least 70″ x 50″ (178 x 127 cm).
The bike’s frame does not fold. However, its front base features two transport wheels which facilitate its relocation. Also, both base bars have adjustable stabilizers, so you can perfectly level this bike on any floor.
Last but not least, the Yosuda L-001A isn’t extremely heavy, compared to other indoor cycling trainers. This Yosuda bike only weighs approx. 68 lbs (30.8 kg). It’s still pretty heavy compared to most road bikes, though, and provides excellent stability.
Seat and handlebars
The Yosuda L-001A exercise bike features a 4-way (up, down, forward, backward) adjustable seat. Its upright post offers an adjustment span of approx. 10″ (25.4 cm), between 25″ and 35″ (63.5 – 88.9 cm). Plus, its horizontal slider provides a few extra inches of front to back adjustment.
Therefore, the bike can accommodate users between 5’0″ and 6’2″ (153 – 188 cm) comfortably, promoting a complete leg extension. Also, the seat is durable enough to support users up to 270 lbs (122 kg).
The saddle included with this bike is a standard one. It provides optimal comfort. It is wider than the average spin bike seat, being approx. 8.6″ (21.8 cm) wide, and 10″ (25.4 cm) long. It integrates a thin layer of padding, and it is also somewhat flexible.
Plus, since it’s a standard seat, its connection system to the post is collar-based, so you can find a compatible replacement for it in any bike shop if needed.
The bike’s handlebar also offers a 10″ (25.4 cm) adjustment span, between 35″ (88.9 cm) and 45″ (114 cm). It does not have a horizontal slider like the seat, though. It features a multi-grip design, including a small loop bar in the middle, which can serve as support for the device holder or a close grip.
The handlebar does not integrate pulse sensors. A layer of rubber-foam material completely covers the side grips of the handlebar to provide a secure and comfortable grip.
L-001A Drive and resistance
The most common spin bike flywheel weight is 40 lbs (18 kg). The flywheel of the Yosuda bike L-001A only weighs 35 lbs (15.8 kg), but even though it is lighter, it still provides a very consistent pedaling feel. Plus, it has a perimeter-weighted construction for high inertia, which is excellent for spin workouts.
The bike uses a belt transmission system. It integrates a heavy-duty rubber belt concealed by the side ABS guards. Thus, the pedaling motion is tranquil, almost entirely silent. It also generates considerably less vibration than a chain drive. Plus, you don’t need ever to lubricate it.
The bike’s drive system permits reverse pedaling. However, when pedaling in reverse, you will get the same resistance, depending on how tight the brake is.
This Yosuda bike comes with a standard friction resistance system. Its brake consists of a wool felt pad attached under the main bar of the frame. By turning the tension dial, the brake comes in contact with the bike’s flywheel. Therefore, you can increase or reduce the amount of friction the pad applies on the wheel to adjust the pedaling difficulty.
The tension knob does not have pre-determined levels marked on it as it is the case of most bikes with a magnetic resistance system. You tighten it until you get the desired tension. Also, the tension knob works as an emergency brake. You can press it down to immediately stop the flywheel from spinning.
Since the bike is for spin workouts, it comes with a sturdy crankset featuring steel arms and metallic alloy pedals. Therefore, as long as you don’t exceed the specified maximum user weight of 270 lbs (122 kg), you can pedal while standing up with no problem.
The pedals do not have clips for spin shoes, only adjustable cages. However, their threads are 9/16″, so replacements for them are widely available.
The Yosuda bike L-001A comes with a fitness console. It features an LCD, which indicates time, distance, total distance, speed, and calories burned. It does not integrate a telemetric receiver or pulse sensors in the handlebars, so it cannot read your pulse. If you want to monitor your pulse during your workouts, you will have to use a separate device.
The fitness console is straightforward to use. It only has one button. By pressing the button repeatedly, you can select any of the workout metrics to view on the display. Or you can choose the Scan Mode, which rotates all the parameters, showing each one for a few seconds.
By pressing and holding the button, you can reset all the metrics to zero. There are no preset programs, and you cannot select targets for time or distance.
The fitness console starts up when you begin pedaling or when you push its button. It also has a sleep mode to which will enter after a few minutes of inactivity on the bike. It requires 2 AAA batteries, which are (included).
L-001A Assembly and Maintenance
The central part of the frame with all the drive and resistance components is pre-assembled. You only have to attach the two base bars, the pedals, the seat post, the saddle, the handlebar post, the handlebar, and the fitness console.
This shouldn’t take more than 30-40 minutes. A set of essential tools for the assembly is (included). Also, the manual provides pretty clear assembly instructions.
Since it’s a belt-drive bike, its transmission does not require lubrication. The brake pad may need some lube, and for this, silicone lubricant is advisable. Other than this, you only have to keep the unit clean and periodically check for loose parts.
Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 40L x 22W x 45H inches (102L x 56W x 114H cm)
- Assembled weight: 68 lbs (30.8 kg)
- Flywheel weight: 35 lbs (15.8 kg)
- Supported weight: 270 lbs (122 kg)
- Seat: 4-way adjustable
- Handlebars: 2-way adjustable
- Pedals: With toe cages
- Drive: Belt
- Resistance: Friction, felt-pad
- Fitness console: Time, speed, distance, total distance, calories, scan
- Accessories: Bottle holder, the device holder
- Warranty: 6 months free replacement parts
- Durable frame – can support users up to 270 lbs;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- Adjustable stabilizers on both base bars;
- Small footprint;
- Step-up bar at the base of the seat tube;
- 4-way adjustable seat;
- 2-way adjustable, multi-grip handlebar;
- Smooth and almost silent drive, which makes the bike perfect for apartment use;
- Fairly heavy, 35 lbs flywheel, perimeter-weighted and bi-directional;
- Friction resistance, which offers tension up to the point you can barely pedal;
- Durable metallic alloy pedals with toe cages;
- Fitness console included which can track time, distance, total distance, speed, and calories burned;
- Bottle holder included;
- Device holder included;
- Easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required.
- The fitness console does not have backlight;
- No pulse reading function.
Yosuda L-001A Summary
The Yosuda L-001A is an indoor cycling bike for home use. It comes with a friction resistance system, a 35-lb flywheel, belt drive, and a 4-way adjustable seat. It also comes with a fitness console that tracks the essential workout metrics.
It’s a bike designed for spin workouts, great for light to intense cardio training, interval training, weight loss, leg muscle strength development, and stamina improvement. It’s also an affordable trainer, an excellent alternative to a more expensive gym-grade spin bike.
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