ASUNA Minotaur 7150 Cycle Review

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ASUNA Minotaur 7150 Cycle

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The ASUNA Minotaur 7150 exercise bike is Sunny Health and Fitness brand’s most durable spin bike. This commercial-grade indoor bike is designed for fitness facilities and is capable of offering quiet and comfortable training, all in the comfort of your home.

With 330 pounds of weight capacity, the Sunny Health and Fitness ASUNA Minotaur 7150 is built for all fitness levels including elite and beginner heavyweight cyclists looking for an authentic indoor training experience.

Ride after ride, you can trust in the quality, feel the precision in its correct engineering, and enjoy the magic of its amazing silent drive and smooth feel. If you’re a cyclist or a novice and you want to improve or get in shape, this is your indoor trainer under $800.

The ASUNA Minotaur 7150 indoor cycle features a sturdy frame and crankset that supports all spinning positions. It’s equipped with a magnetic resistance system, a durable, maintenance-free belt drive, and a heavy flywheel for consistent momentum.

It’s with no doubt, an indoor cycling bike made for the whole range of spin workouts, again, thanks to its sturdiness and full adjustment. The ASUNA 7150 Minotaur is great for intense cardio training, endurance and strength training, intervals and weight loss.

Additionally, compared to similar bikes like L-Now D505, the Minotaur 7150 is a more affordable bike. Its overall sturdiness and the quality in its components definitely exceed the price ($800).

Important Note:
This is where I often edit to let you know if Sunny Health and Fitness ASUNA Minotaur 7150 is still a good value spin bike. For now (January 2020), this spinning bike is a great value for $800. And due to its good value, we decided to feature it in our best spin bike reviews in the US and our top spin bike picks in Canada.

We are not aware of any other indoor cycling bike with the combination of commercial quality, dual bottle holders, fully customizable design, magnetic resistance, belt transmission, SPD pedals, and aluminum flywheel for this price class. So, you can rest assured the ASUNA Minotaur spin bike is a good investment.

With that being said, if you think you can afford to spend $1999, I would highly suggest you buy the Keiser M3i indoor bike. It is made in the United States and has proven to be one of the most (if not the most) reliable spin bikes on the market.

If by the time you are reading this Minotaur 7150 review, the price of this bike is more than $800-$900, I highly recommend you to consider the Sole SB900. It has a backlit RPM monitor and a generous warranty.

To make it easy for you to navigate through this ASUNA Minotaur 7150 review, I have created the table content below. Click on the part that you want to learn about or read this detailed Minotaur spin bike review to better understand what you are investing in.

Minotaur 7150 Technical Information:

ASUNA Minotaur 7150 Specs:

  • Height: 49″
  • Width: 27″
  • Length: 57″
  • Bike Weight: 132 Pounds
  • Max User Weight: 330 Pounds
  • Inseam Capacity: 30″ to 38″
  • Shipping Weight: 144 Pounds
  • Transport Wheels: Yes
  • Base Adjustment Levelers: Yes
  • Water Bottle Holder: Yes
  • Power Requirement: No
  • Calf stretcher: Yes

The ASUNA Minotaur indoor bike is a relatively large bike compared to compact budget spin bikes. The reason it is a bigger cycle is its durable metal construction that is designed for commercial use. Thankfully, it has two quality transport wheels. So, it is not difficult to move the bike and store it after use in case you don’t have a permanent place for the bike.

In addition to wheels, the ASUNA Minotaur magnetic cycle also features 4 built-in dampener/levelers. You can adjust them to have a solid and more comfortable workout, even your home flooring is not perfectly leveled. The levelers also prevent floor scratching.

Weighing 132 pounds, this Sunny Health and Fitness bike has a heavy-duty steel frame with dual coat paint to prevent rust and corrosion. The 330 pounds user weight capacity proves the sturdiness of this ASUNA indoor cycle.

As far as the inseam goes, the Minotaur 7150 cycle can accommodate most average height users. Thanks to its wide range of seat and handlebars adjustment, the riders with 30″ up to 38″ inseam can use the bike.

Although there is no table holder, the ASUNA 7150 has two easily reachable dual water bottle holders built into the handlebars to stay hydrated during the ride. You can use one to keep your phone and keys while keeping a bottle on the other holder. Additionally, the Minotaur exercise bike is equipped with two non-slip calf stretchers to help you warm up and prepare for a safe spinning workout.

When buying the ASUNA Minotaur 7150 magnetic spin bike, keep in mind that it comes in one box and you might need help bringing the bike in the house. You will read more about shipping and assembly down below.

7150 ASUNA Bike Monitor:

Minotaur bike monitor options
  • ASUNA Minotaur cycle is not equipped with a monitor/console.
  • Therefore, you will not be able to track your progress.
  • There are at least two options that would allow you to see your stats with this indoor cycle.
  • If you want a spin bike with the monitor from this brand, search our website for ASUNA 6100.

Unlike the ASUNA 6100 Sprinter, this Minotaur doesn’t have come with a fitness meter so you wouldn’t be able to know your RPM, distance, speed, calories, etc. This is normally not an issue if you are not subscribed to online spin classes and you simply want to get on the bike to follow your own rhythm.

But if you are following online spinning classes where instructors tells a certain RPM (revolutions per minute) or speed, then you may not be able to fully engage and enjoy the ride.

Therefore, if you want interactive workouts and real-time tracking with Bluetooth connectivity on cycling apps, you will need to either buy a pair of power meter pedals (expensive) or a Wahoo sensor (cheap).

If you decide to buy Power Pedals which is the best option, you will be able to easily replace them with the pedals of your spin bike because 99% of them have the 9/16″ pedal thread size. A pair of power meter pedals can provide all your cycling information, including Watts, RPM, and Speed right on your tablet/phone and other smart devices.

And if you ever decide to change the spin bike, you can always remove the pedals to use them on your outdoor bike or future spin bike. They are designed to be durable and can last years of daily use.

On the other hand, the Wahoo speed sensor is a cheap alternative for both the pricey power meter pedals. Search our website for “spin bike computer” to learn learn more about the Wahoo sensors. Note: Unfortunately for this model, I don’t believe you can install the Wahoo RPM sensor because there isn’t enough space between the fork-arm and flywheel. But you can install the Wahoo speed sensor on one of the crank arms and track your speed.

Pedal and Q-Factor:

ASUNA Minotaur SPD pedals
  • ASUNA Minotaur Q-Factor is 184 mm which is considered standard and safe.
  • It has dual-sided SPD compatible foot pedals.
  • You can ride the bike with regular athletic gym sneakers or with specific spinning shoes.
  • The pedal thread size is 9/16″ which is widely available in case they ever break.
  • ASUNA 7150 spin bike comes with a three-piece thick steel crank arms.

When buying the ASUNA Minotaur indoor Cycle, you will receive dual-sided SPD and toe cage pedals. And the bike uses the standard 9/16 thread so you can easily replace them with any other SPD pedals that you prefer.

In case you are new to the cycling world, the SPD pedals allow you to use specific indoor cycling shoes for a safer, more efficient and comfortable ride. Thankfully, this Sunny Health and Fitness spin bike comes with SPD pedals so you can save $50-$100 that you would usually have to spend on SPD spin bike pedals.

Now, let’s talk about the Q-factor: If you read the ASUNA Minotaur indoor cycling bike reviews across the web, you might notice the narrow Q-factor for this model is one of its selling points.

And in case you don’t know what Q-factor is, here is a short description: The horizontal distance between the two pedals is called Q-factor. When there is too much distance between pedals, your ankles, knees, and hips can not stay aligned together. And that can bring excessive pressure on your knees. But you don’t need to worry when buying Minotaur 7150 exercise bike. Because it has one of the industry’s leading narrow q-factors.

For extra safety and to prevent injuries, the 7150 Minotaur features solid steel crank-arms. If you look at the images and compare them with other bikes, you should be able to see the difference in the width and thickness of the crank-arms. With ASUNA Minotaur spin bike you will never have to worry about the crank arm getting snapped when you are off the seat.

Sunny Minotaur 7150 Flywheel:

ASUNA 7150 flywheel
  • The ASUNA 7150 magnetic bike’s flywheel weighs 33 pounds.
  • This bike features a high-grade aluminum and steel alloy flywheel.
  • Minotaur’s design incorporates guards that ward off sweat from flywheel, bearings, and magnets.
  • The flywheel is fixed and bidirectional so you can pedal forward and reverse with resistance.

A 33 pounds flywheel combined with magnetic resistance can really provide a smooth and 360 consistent pedal stroke. Especially when the flywheel is perfectly balanced.

The ASUNA 7150 flywheel is capable of providing high inertia smooth ride almost similar to outdoor biking. To minimize the noise and to eliminate the need for dealing with broken bearings, the flywheel of this bike turns on high-quality sealed bearings.

The flywheel itself is made of alloy aluminum and steel. It is resistant to stains and rust which prolongs the life of the flywheel and makes the flywheel cleaning easy.

In general, when the flywheel is located in front of the bike, I criticize it because it is below the sweat zone. But with Minotaur 7150, I don’t see a problem. Because there is a leak-proof durable guard that stops the sweat from reaching the flywheel, bearings, and magnets.

7150 Minotaur Resistance System:

Minotaur magnetic spin bike
  • ASUNA Minotaur spin bike has a magnetic resistance system.
  • It has a micro-adjust resistance knob with an emergency safety stop.
  • Resistance knob does not have numbers so you can NOT see your resistance level.

If you have been reading this ASUNA Minotaur review, you already know the 7150 comes with a magnetic resistance system. But you may not know the pros of a magnetic system also known as Eddy Current Magnetic.

The magnetic Eddy Current resistance controlled via micro-adjust Knob reacts instantly to the increase and decrease of the user’s demand without causing friction or noise.

Unlike felt pad and leather pad friction resistance bikes, the ASUNA 7150 Minotaur exercise bike’s magnets don’t come in contact with the flywheel. It simply gets close and far from the flywheel in order to add or cut resistance.

Therefore, the operation is silent so you can do your indoor cycling workout early morning or evenings when your partner and neighbors are resting. The only downside is that unlike a few other spin bikes such as Keiser M3i, the ASUNA Minotaur does not show the current resistance level on the bike monitor. So, you will need to use the bike for a bit to learn how much you need to tighten the knob for your average, max, etc.

Minotaur ASUNA Transmission System:

7150 exercise bike transmission system
  • ASUNA 7150 is equipped with a belt-driven system.
  • The belt is high-quality and reliable.
  • It is smooth and doesn’t require oiling or frequent adjustment.
  • This indoor exercise bike has a fix-gear (not free-wheel) drive mechanism.

Every ASUNA Minotaur cycle review on the web emphasizes how quiet and smooth this bike is. Well, that’s because Minotaur indoor exercise bike features a whisper-quiet technology (the combination of belt, magnetic resistance, and sealed bearings).

The result of all these high-quality well-thought engineering is the smooth, near to silent and maintenance-free ride that you can benefit from Minotaur magnetic model 7150 spin bike.

Additionally, the belt transmission does not require oiling as the chain does and since there is no oil involved, there is very little to clean.

Note: These days even spin bikes under $150 feature belt drive mechanism but what most bikes lack in, is the quality of the belt. They use cheap belts which tend to stretch after a couple of months of use. Therefore, you would have to adjust the belt regularly.

Again, when you buy the Minotaur exercise bike, you don’t need to worry about this common issue. Because the company uses the maintenance-free high-quality reinforced belt.

ASUNA Minotaur 7150 cycle has a fixed-gear system. And if you are new to indoor cycling, you may not know the difference between fixed-gear and free-wheel mechanism. So, here is a short description.

Spin bikes that have the Free-wheel system like this Life Fitness IC8, allow you to jump off the bike (in case of emergency) or take a short break and stop pedaling while the flywheel is still turning. They have the same mechanism as any road bike. Unfortunately, free-wheel spin bikes cost $2000+.

On the other hand, spin bikes with a fixed-gear system like this ASUNA minotaur are more affordable but they don’t allow you to jump off the bike (in case of emergency) or take a short break to recover until the flywheel completely stops turning. Basically, the pedals and the flywheel are fixed together so they move and stop together.

Handlebars and Seat:

ASUNA Minotaur 7150 spin bike handlebars
  • 7150 ASUNA has 4-way adjustable handlebars (horizontally and vertically).
  • The Minotaur cycle’s seat is also up/down fore/aft adjustable.
  • This spin bike features durable seat and handlebars posts but they are not lightweight aluminum materials.
  • 7150 Indoor bike has multiple position handlebar with dual built-in water bottle holders.

The riders really appreciate the attention to bio-mechanics in the seat and adjustable handlebars. The Minotaur handlebars adjust horizontally and vertically to provide a safe comfortable position for the riders.

But the adjustment is only part of what I like about the Minotaur cycle. This bike offers several handgrips so you can change your wrist position regularly and relieve stress points on your hands. And also change the muscles you’re using in your arms, shoulders, and back.

This spin bike by Sunny Health & Fitness also comes with a relatively comfortable performance style seat. It is narrow and can minimize friction while offering a great deal of support.

The only downside to this bike’s adjustment system is the lack of lightweight aluminum posts. They are made of steel which makes them heavier and a bit difficult to adjust compared to aluminum materials.

Minotaur 7150 Price and Warranty:

  • ASUNA Minotaur’s price is $750-$1100 depending on the offers.
  • 7150 Minotaur’s home use warranty includes:
  • 5-Year structural frame.
  • 180 days on parts and components.
  • If you need parts for this bike while still under warranty, visit the “https://sunnyhealthfitness.com/contact/contact-warranty/” and fill the form to order the part.
  • But if your Asuna 7150 cycle is no longer under warranty and you need parts, you have to visit the “https://sunnyhealthfitness.com/contact/contact-us-parts/” to fill a different form.

Unless you find the ASUNA Minotaur indoor cycle discounted, the price is not less than $800. Sometimes the Sunny Health and Fitness also puts the Minotaur magnetic cycle on offer. The lowest price I can recall for this spin bike was the Black Friday deal ($750).

But it does not happen too often as this cycle is considered well-priced for its features and quality. As for the warranty, it is not impressive. But that is normal with Sunny bikes.

In fact, the Minotaur cycle has better warranty terms compared to most bikes from this brand because it is from the ASUNA Series.

Shipping and Assembly:

  • Minotaur 7150 spin bike shipping is free in the United States.
  • The ASUNA 7150 assembly tools come with the bike.
  • A hard copy of the Minotaur 7150 ASUNA manual comes with the bike.
  • Partially assembled and fairly easy to assemble.
  • This Sunny Health and Fitness bike ships in one box that weighs 144-pound.
  • Shipping box dimensions: 44″ L x 11.2″ W x 37″ H

One last thing I am going to talk about in this ASUNA Minotaur cycle review is assembly and shipping. This bike comes partially assembled and pretty much anyone should be able to do the rest.

Because most significant assembly work is done for you, however, there are still a number of things to put together. You will have to assemble the front and rear stands, pedals, handlebars, and seat.

Note: The ASUNA 7150 is fairly heavy, you may want to ask someone to help you with the stabilizer assembly, you should be able to do the rest alone.

ASUNA Minotaur 7150 Exercise Bike Pros:

Q Factor
One of the great features of this ASUNA exercise bike is its narrow q factor. With 184 mm distance between the two pedals, the ASUNA 7150 indoor cycle is capable of keeping your feet aligned with your knees and hips. This ergonomic design eliminates unnecessary pressure on your lower body and joints.

Handlebars and Belt
The Minotaur 7150 spin bike handlebars feature multiple position hand grips to put you in a bio-mechanically correct position for all rides. This indoor cycle also comes with a durable belt that requires very little maintenance, makes little noise and it is very smooth compared to chain transmission.

  • Sturdy steel frame, capable of supporting users up to 330 pounds.
  • Frame bases with adjustable, rubberized levelers.
  • Durable transport wheels.
  • 4-way adjustable handlebar, with a multi-grip design and PVC cover.
  • The 4-way adjustable cushioned seat.
  • Silent magnetic resistance with multiple resistance settings.
  • Balanced aluminum flywheel for a smooth pedaling motion and solid momentum.
  • Heavy-duty commercial three-piece crank made for spin workouts.
  • Dual-sided pedals, with toe cages and SPD clips.
  • Standard Q-Factor, minimizing the lateral stress on the lower body joints.
  • Smooth and quiet belt drive, good for apartment use.
  • Dual water bottle holder included.
  • Super easy to assemble.

ASUNA Minotaur 7150 Exercise Bike Cons:

Monitor
Unfortunately, the ASUNA 7150 spin bike doesn’t come with a monitor. So, you wouldn’t be able to track your workout progress unless you buy a spin bike computer separately.

Tablet holder
7150 ASUNA Minotaur doesn’t have a media shelf. Therefore, you will not be able to keep your tablet on the bike to follow spinning classes or watching your shows.

  • Minotaur 7150 doesn’t have drop handlebars for racing style cycling positions.
  • There is no armrest on the handlebars.
  • Seat and handlebar posts are not aluminum (they are steel and a bit heavy).
  • To adjust the belt, this cycling bike uses the “fixed axis system” which is not as durable as the “press down roller system”.

Final Word On Sunny Health and Fitness ASUNA 7150 Cycle:

The most durable exercise bike from Sunny Health & Fitness for the last 3 years (2017 to 2020) has been the ASUNA Minotaur 7150. This is a commercial-grade indoor cycling bike that comes with heavy-duty construction and overall solid build.

Like many other commercial spin bikes, the Minotaur 7150 model doesn’t have a monitor but it has what most home quality spin bikes don’t have. And that is a unique sturdiness, silent operation, ergonomic design, and fully customizable handlebars.

From magnetic resistance to dual bottle holders and SPD pedals, the ASUNA Minotaur 7150 has it all which is why we love and highly recommend this Sunny Health and Fitness spin bike.

But what we appreciate the most, is the ASUNA 7150 Minotaur price, it is so reasonable that I can’t think of any bike that would beat it. On the other hand, it can support just about any spin workout ever created, thanks to durable bearings and heavy-duty crank-set.

If you are not sure this Sunny Health and Fitness indoor cycling bike is for, get in touch with us. Our experts at your exercise bike will try to find a good spin bike for your needs and budget.

9.8 Total Score

The ASUNA Minotaur 7150 is a solid commercial quality indoor cycling bike. It is equipped with a sturdy frame and crankset that support users up to 330 lbs user weight. The Minotaur 7150 is equipped with a magnetic resistance system, a durable maintenance-free belt drive, and a heavy flywheel for consistent momentum. For $750, we believe the ASUNA Minotaur 7150 is a great value and worths every bit of the investment.

ASUNA Minotaur 7150 Exercise Bike
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