Since there are less exercise bikes that support above 300 pounds of weight than one would think, I’ve taken the liberty to review one that supports a high weight limit while also staying within budget: the pooboo D525 Indoor Exercise Bike.
The brand pooboo mainly makes exercise bikes, and they have gotten quite good at it. Over the years, they have established a solid reputation and are producing high quality indoor bikes for all budgets.
We will take a closer look at pooboo D525 indoor exercise bike, its features, pros and cons, and ideal pooboo users. So let’s start with the features.
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Pooboo Indoor Cycling Bike Reviewed
Product Dimensions (Inches)
43.8 L x 21.6 W x 48.1 H
Max User Capacity
1 Year On Parts
The bike’s frame is made of 0.12” solid steel and is capable of supporting 330 pounds. I love that the bike is fully customizable to fit everyone’s needs, and you can adjust the seat and the handlebars to your exact preferences and comfort level. The padded seat has 4-way adjustment, which is means that everyone in the family can ride this bike comfortably.
The D525 is a belt-driven bike with built-in intensity resistance centered around a 26.4-pound bidirectional flywheel. Compared to similar bikes in this price range, this is a heavy flywheel weight, which explains why the pooboo's ride is smooth and quiet.
Another great feature is the D525's resistance system, which can be continuously adjusted according to your needs. Pooboo makes it really easy to choose a resistance level that gives users a comfortable indoor riding experience and allows them to focus on specific fitness goals, like weight loss, muscle building, or heart health.
One feature that stands out to me is the LCD monitor display. It's fairly basic, but it still does a great job of displaying all the necessary data to keep track of fitness goals, including time, speed, heart rate, distance, and calories burned.
The bike itself is easy to transport thanks to the set of built-in small wheels at the front base. It's a great option if you're looking for something portable with dimensions of 43.8 x 21.6 x 48.1 inches (111.25 x 54.9 x 122.2 cm) and a total weight of 75 pounds (34 kg).
Is pooboo D525 Worth Your Money?
The pooboo D525 indoor exercise bike’s frame is indeed solid steel. To be honest, I was surprised by its quality, and based on the sturdiness of the frame, the max user weight of 330 pounds is definitely legit.
The front transportation wheels do their job, so one person can easily transport it across the house without any help.
The seat is a bit small, but really comfortable and highly adjustable. It will fit most of you guys and gals, and if it doesn't fit, you can simply get a different one and attach it to the pooboo's frame.
Thanks to the belt-driven system and heavy flywheel, the bike is really quiet - in fact, it's quieter than most. You can easily watch TV and exercise at the same time without cranking the TV's volume up. The continuously-adjustable resistance system does the job perfectly and makes it easy to change the intensity while riding.
Now the LCD display looks a bit cheap, but it has all the mandatory functions that you could possibly need. One thing I've noticed is that some customers have complained about their bikes measuring distance in kilometers rather than miles after purchasing the EU model, but this can be checked with the manufacturer before ordering.
The adjustable pedals are made of aluminum alloy. They're comfortable on your feet and the rubber straps do their job as well to hold the feet in place. The handlebars have their own elbow support in case you want to switch positions, and the foam grips are a nice added touch.
So far, pooboo D525 indoor exercise bike is looking pretty good, and it's safe to say that it's 100% worth the money.
Pros and Cons
What We Like
What We Didn't Like
- Solid Build: heavy-duty steel frame and...
- Fully Adjustable: 2-ways adjustable non-slip...
- LCD display & pulse: The Digital Monitor will...
- Safe & Convenient: Press the resistance bar...
Would I recommend this bike? I absolutely would. There is not much to add.
Before ordering, check if the US version is available (if you prefer that one) and also check the dimensions to make sure it fits in your home gym. Besides the fact that the LCD looks a bit cheap, I couldn't find any other cons. Pooboo D525 indoor exercise bike is definitely worth the asking price.
If you would rather go for a recumbent bike, then you are in luck; pooboo makes quality recumbent bikes as well. Alternatively, if you would like to get your hands on something of commercial quality with above-average materials, you can check the C505 version.