Under Desk Cycling Bike Review (Yosuda)

Exercising and staying active are key components to helping us to live a long healthy life. We are provided with the benefits of added muscle, a stronger heart, and potentially more effortless weight management due to the calories burned from the activities we partake in. 

Simply moving around and being active just a little bit each day can go a long way in keeping our bodies loose and improving our mood as well. 

But many of us are busy with all of the different responsibilities that life throws our way, and getting in that exercise and activity can be challenging and often pushed to the side. 

This is where the Under Desk Cycling Bike by Yosuda comes in handy.

This little machine is portable, lightweight, and can be used nearly anywhere

You can use it in your home office, take it to your job’s office, or use it while you sit on your couch and watch a movie or show. 

You could even bring it on vacation with you if you wanted to. 

I own and have tried this product myself, so keep on reading to find out more about my experience with it, who it might benefit the most, and who might need to look elsewhere depending on their goals. 

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Assembly & Dimensions

The main attraction of this piece of equipment is its compact size and lightweight, which allows you to use it almost anywhere. 

It weighs in at just 21 pounds (9.5 kgs), making it easily transportable. 

Yosuda Under Desk Bike Pedal Strap

The footprint is also very small, with a length of 21.5 inches (54.6 cm) at the base, a width of 16 inches (40.6 cm) at the base, and a height of 15 inches (38.1 cm).

It even comes with an over-the-shoulder strap for easy carrying, which is also detachable. 

Both pedals have an adjustable strap with 4 different levels of tightness to ensure your foot stays where it needs to be.

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Yosuda Under Desk Bike Grip Caps

Each of its four feet has a rubber cap to help assist with grip.

It is powered by two Triple A batteries which are included.

It has 8 different resistance settings to choose from.

I found the jumps between each level to be smooth and reasonable. The added resistance between each click was enough to feel the difference without being too drastic. 

The clear screen on the front provides information as you cycle. 

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Yosuda Under Desk Bike Screen

You can scan through the options and decide what information you’d like the screen to show. 

In the upper right-hand corner, KMH will always be shown. This is how fast you are pedaling in terms of distance per hour. 

Dist: This tells you how much distance you have traveled 

Cal: This tells you how many calories you have burned

Odo: This tells you how many miles you have put on this machine in total

RPM: This tells you how fast you are pedaling in revolutions-per-minute. (How many times you have completed one full circle of pedaling)

Scan Time: This tells you how long your session has been. 

Keep in mind that there is no backlight on this screen, so it may be difficult to see in low-light situations. 

I have observed that Distance, Calories ODO, and Time will remain on the screen and will continue to accumulate each time you use it unless you reset the machine by holding down the red button until you see the screen flash. 

Pros & Cons

There are many things that I like about this machine. 

I love its portability and size. You can take it nearly anywhere, and it can be stowed away out of sight easily when you aren’t using it, even in small living spaces. 

It’s built very well and is sturdy when pedaling, even when applying pressure and trying to get your RPM’s (revolutions per minute) up. 

The pedals move smoothly with no jerking, grabbing or tightening up with each go-around. 

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It’s also very quiet. 

I also love the look and color scheme. Doesn’t it sort of look like a droid you might see in a Star Wars movie?

While there isn’t much to complain about, there a couple of things I noticed while using this machine that could be an inconvenience. 

There would be times the machine would start to slide slowly across the floor when pedaling fast, even though it comes with grips on all four legs

I was using it on hardwood floors, so I’m unsure if using this on carpet or maybe a yoga mat would remedy this. But what I found helpful was putting something with a little bit of weight in front of it to stop it from sliding. 

Secondly, the height of the pedals can’t be adjusted, so you will have to find a chair (or something else to sit on) that lets you position yourself comfortably and allow your legs the room to cycle.

I am below average height, but I can imagine that someone with a taller frame and/or long legs may find it a little more difficult to find a comfortable sitting height.

Who I Think It Might Be Good For

I think the Yosuda Under Desk Bike has quite a few good use cases and can add value to many people’s lives and routines. 

I feel that this cycling unit could be great for someone who is elderly, and may not be able to (or want to) get outside of the house to get some daily movement

Someone in this scenario would be able to stay in the comfort of their own home and still put in quality effort on a solid machine, get the heart rate up a bit and get their blood flowing. And they could do it all from the comfort of their couch or favorite chair while watching their favorite shows. 

Another person for whom this might be a good fit is someone who works a desk job and is relatively inactive for most of their work day. 

The travel aspect of this machine as mentioned earlier makes this a perfect choice for someone wanting to add a bit of activity while at work. 

You could keep this parked right under your desk ready for you to get a little spin session in whenever you feel the need. 

Who I Think It Might Not Be Good For

There are also some people who I don’t think this might be the best fit for. 

Mainly, if you are someone who is looking to train for specific goals, like increasing your cardio base (Zone 2 heart rate training), intervals, or improving your skills in actual outdoor cycling, I think there are better ways to do so

If you are completely untrained, you may be able to accomplish these goals early on with this machine, but I think you’ll find that you will need to move onto other methods fairly quickly.

Using myself as an example, I like to do my cardio training with the goal of building my cardio base for improved heart rate and recovery ability. 

For me personally, that means I have to maintain a heart rate of somewhere between 130 and 140 beats-per-minute. 

No matter how much I tried, I was not able to get my hart rate above about 105 to 110 beats-per-minute. 

My hunch is that even though I was cycling in the same way I would on a stationary bike, I wasn’t able to generate enough force in the same way due to factors such as body positioning (not being able to be positioned as if I’m on a true bike) in relation to the pedals, and not having the same stability that being locked into a stationary bike gives me. 

All that to say, if you are training for specificity, then it is my opinion that this most likely won’t get the job done long term. 

Wrapping It Up

Overall I was pleasantly surprised by this machine

It’s built well, easy to assemble, runs smoothly, and is very quiet. 

If you are someone with a goal to get in some low-impact movement day to day, burn some additional calories, and get the blood flowing in situations where you may not normally be able to (like sitting at a desk for work), then this machine may just be what you are looking for. 

Disclaimer: None of the information in this article is intended to be medical or health advice. Always consult with a qualified physician before taking part in any exercise or fitness regimen, and always train responsibly.

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