Mixing it Up with the Yosuda YB001R Magnetic Exercise Bike

Given the opportunity to test the Yosuda YB001R Magnetic Exercise Bike, I jumped on it! While I’m not big on indoor cardio equipment, I’ve realized that some days that outdoor run just isn’t going to happen. So having an alternative is never a bad idea. And, on my (indoor) strength training days, a bike would give me a quick cardio option to mix-in. Also, the Yosuda doesn’t take up much space, so that really won me over.

My tablet fits easily into the stand below the LCD Display

I’ll admit, I was nervous about getting a bike in pieces that I would have to put together. However, the main portion of the bike came already assembled and there were just a few parts to deal with. And fortunately, my husband is always up for a project and he took lead on the assembly (I was happy to hand over the reigns on this!).

The assembly went quickly, only taking us about 30-45 minutes. Whew!

Body of the Yosuda as it arrived.

Once we put the bike together (and I got it into the “perfect” location in my home gym) it was ready to ride. Everything is very straightforward. The seat and the handlebars are easily raised or lowered. Resistance is easily altered with the twist of a dial.

And, if necessary, the brakes can be applied quickly by pressing down on the resistance dial. If you wish to move the bike, simply tip it forward to use the wheels on the front stabilizer and roll it to its new location. It is super light in this position and moves easily.

Additional parts to put together.

The LCD display has the basics like speed, distance, time, calories, and odometer. It does require batteries, which did come with the bike.  With the push of a button it is easy to scroll to the display you want. Or choose the alternating display that scans between each of the options.

If you prefer to have some “distraction” while you ride, there is a place to set your tablet or phone. My phone has a hefty case on it, so it is too thick to fit into the phone holder, but my tablet fits perfectly!

The Yosuda YB001R is magnetic, so there are no brake pads – so no worrying about replacing them. It also provides a quieter ride than the non-magnetic exercise bike. The seat is softer than my mountain bike and a slightly wider, so overall I’d say fairly comfortable for a workout – but not cruiser bike comfort.

The pedals have adjustable straps to keep your feet in place, or you can flip the pedals over if you do not wish to be strapped in. I found that both ways work just fine. I appreciate that unlike a road/mountain bike, you can pedal backwards on the Yosuda and still have resistance if you wish to mix up your workout a bit.

This rides like a good quality bike and it is fairly easy on the budget – compared to a lot of other exercise bikes out there. Currently on sale for under $300, the price is ideal if you aren’t looking for all the high tech bells and whistles. The Yosuda YB001R is a well-made, smooth riding, and quiet bike perfect for the runner looking for some variety in training.

YOSUDA YB001R Magnetic Exercise Bike $280


  • Flywheel: 35 lbs
  • Resistance System: Magnetic
  • Inseam Height: 25-35 inches
  • Max User Weight: 300 lbs
  • Product Weight: 68 lbs
  • Assembled Dimensions: 40 x 22 x 45 inches
  • Adjustable Seat: Up/Down & Front/ Back
  • Adjustable Handlebar: Up/Down
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