The Fitness Reality X-Class 9000 Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike provides low impact, high-intensity workout that will get your heart rate going. The Infinite Air Resistance system features a 19.3” diameter steel fan that reacts instantly, no buttons, levers, or emergency stop needed. The first of its kind design allows you to high-intensity interval train while still getting the benefits of spinning.
The Fitness Reality X-Class 9000 is a heavy-duty air resistance exercise bike but features a different frame structure than the Body-Solid Endurance FB300 or the Schwinn AD7 Airdyne. It has the frame of a spin bike, but instead of having a perimeter-weighted heavy flywheel, it has a fan as a moving element. It also doesn’t have any magnetic resistance system, so the fan is the only resistance generator.
The X-Class 9000 features a 10 second backlit LCD console that provides readouts of time, distance, RPM, calories burned, calories burned/minute, speed, watts, max watts, rounds, sprint, and recovery. The console has 3 HIIT workout programs: 20/10 interval, 30/90 interval, and one custom interval. Additionally, it has 3 Workout computer goal settings: time, distance, and calories that allow you to reach any fitness goal.
The Bluetooth Smart technology allows you to control your preset workout programs. And to track your distance, time, RPM, calories burned, speed, heart rate, and watts with the free compatible MyCloudFitness App.
Learn more in our complete review below
Product: Fitness Reality X-Class 9000
Warranty: Frame 10 years / Parts 5 years / Electronics 2 years / Wear parts 2 years
My rating: 7.5/10
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X-Class 9000 Frame construction
The Fitness Reality X-Class 9000 features a heavy-duty frame made of steel tubing. It combines rectangular, hexagonal, and oval bars. The only non-steel parts are the covers of the belt and several other small caps.
The mainframe has a chip-resistant and rust-resistant paint finish. The color used is dark gray, with the “Fitness Reality” logo painted in red, black, and white. The seat post and the handlebar post feature a silver paint finish.
Compared to other spin bikes, the X-Class 9000 is slightly larger. It’s approximately 54.5″ long (138 cm) and 26″ (66 cm) wide. However, the manufacturer recommends assigning a usage area for it of at least 100″ x 70″ (254 x 177 cm).
The fully assembled unit is relatively heavy as well. It weighs approximately 99.5 lbs (45 kg). This means it provides excellent stability. Plus, its durability is enhanced by the five adjustable stabilizers with rubber pads.
The bike isn’t too difficult to move. It’s front base has two transport wheels which facilitate its relocation.
Seat and handlebars
The Fitness Reality X-Class 9000 HIIT air resistance exercise bike features a superior seat in terms of ergonomics. Its saddle integrates a layer of foam cushioning which is thicker in its rear part.
The top has a longitudinal cutout to promote breathability, and the back part has two shock absorption springs. These improve its overall cushioning. Its cover has double-stitched, highly durable faux leather.
The attachment system of the saddle to its slider is standard. Furthermore, compatible options are widely available, so in case you want to replace it, you should be able to find a replacement quickly.
The bike’s seat is 4-way adjustable. Its upright post offers more than ten adjustment positions, while its horizontal slider allows several inches of front-to-back locations for the seat. Thus, the bike should be able to accommodate users between 5’0″ and 6’4″ (153 – 194 cm) with no problem.
Also, the bike has a weight capacity of 300 lbs (136 kg), so its seat assembly shouldn’t have any problem supporting users up to this weight.
The bike’s handlebar also offers 4-way adjustability, just as the seat. It has a multi-grip design, with a central transversal bar and a small loop aero bar at the front, to which the console is attached.
Besides, it offers the possibility of an aero grip, rage grip, standard grip, and more. A layer of high-density foam fully covers it to provide a comfortable and secure grip.
Both the seat and the handlebar feature large knobs which are easy to grip and turn. Therefore, adjusting the bike to your size shouldn’t take more than a minute.
X-Class 9000 Resistance and drive
As we’ve mentioned above, the Fitness Reality X-Class 9000 is an air resistance bike. It does not have any friction resistance or magnetic resistance mechanism. The only resistance generator is its flywheel. This Obviously, the bike’s resistance is non-adjustable. However, it does provide a dynamic response. In other words, the faster you pedal, the more resistance you will get.
Although the bike has the frame structure of a spin bike spinning pretty much requires a compact and heavy flywheel.
The bike’s fan is steel-made, 19.3″ (49 cm) in diameter. It provides plenty of resistance to make you sweat in a brief time from the commencing of your workout session if you pedal at high speed. It’s bi-directional; therefore, you can pedal in reverse if you want to diversify your workout sessions.
The bike uses a belt drive system, featuring a durable poly-v belt. This means the ride is exceptionally smooth and quiet while vibration is almost inexistent. Also, you don’t have to lubricate it, so there is no maintenance hassle when it comes to the unit’s drive system.
The unit’s crankset is also a heavy-duty part, featuring solid steel crank arms. As we’ve mentioned above, the bike can hold users up to 300 lbs (136 kg), and that stands for the pedals and crank arms too. They do not have clips for spin shoes but do have toe cages and straps in case you want to secure your feet during pedaling.
This Fitness Reality exercise bike includes a HIIT console. It features a multi-window display with LED backlight, which tracks time, distance, speed, RPM, calories, watts, and pulse.
Time and distance are shown at all times, while for the speed, calories, and RPM, there is a SCAN mode which rotates them showing each one for 4 seconds. You can also press the Mode button to select any of these three workout stats to be displayed all the time.
The console unit offers both metric and imperial units for speed and distance. For pulse reading, it does not have any sensors integrated into the handlebars, but can read your pulse via the included Bluetooth HR chest strap.
The bike is also compatible with the free MyCloudFitness app available for iOS and Smart Android devices. Therefore, you can sync the console with your smartphone or tablet and track your progress via this app.
Last but not least, the console requires 4 AAA batteries to function (included with purchase). It starts up when you press the Mode button, and also has a sleep mode to which it will enter after 4 minutes of inactivity on the bike.
Interval Programs and Target Settings
There are three interval programs and three target settings available on the console. The interval programs are 20/10, 30/90, and custom. Differently put, if you select the 20/10 Interval program, the console will prompt you to intensely workout for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds (or considerably reduce your pace). For the other program, the work interval is 30 sec, and the rest interval is 90 sec. And finally, for the custom interval program, you can set up the duration of the rest and work intervals.
The target programs give you the possibility to select a goal for time, distance, and calories. Once chosen, the console will show the remaining amount from the selected target and will notify you when you have completed it.
X-Class 9000 Assembly and Maintenance
The mainframe of the bike comes pre-assembled. You only have to add the two base stabilizer bars, the seat post, the seat, the handlebar post housing, the handlebar post, the handlebar, the console, and the pedals.
This may take up to an hour; however, it’s far from being a complicated task. Plus, the manual provides explicit assembly instruction and an essential toolkit.
For maintenance, it’s recommended to check the bike for loose bolts and parts periodically. The fan and its housing may accumulate dust and may require dusting from time to time. The drivetrain does not require any lubrication.
Technical Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 54.5L x 26W x 48.4H inches (138L x 66W x 123H cm)
- Assembled weight: 99.5 lbs (45 kg)
- Supported weight: 300 lbs (136 kg)
- Handlebars: Mobile
- Seat: 4-way adjustable
- Drive: Belt
- Resistance: Air
- Console: 3 interval programs, three target programs, Bluetooth
- Extras: Tablet holder, bottle holder
- Warranty: Frame 10 years / Parts 5 years / Electronics 2 years / Wear parts 2 years
- Sturdy frame, able to support users up to 300 lbs;
- Adjustable levelers on both bases;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- Rust-resistant paint finish;
- Multi-grip handlebar;
- Ergonomic, cushioned and contoured seat, 4-way adjustable;
- Air resistance system for a dynamic response, great for interval workouts;
- Belt drive system for smooth operation;
- Solid steel pedals with standard threads;
- Fitness meter which can track seven workout metrics, including RPM, speed, time, distance, pulse, watts, and calories;
- 10 sec LED backlight on the console;
- Three interval programs – 20/10, 30/90, custom;
- Three target settings for time, distance, and calories;
- Telemetric console;
- Bluetooth connectivity;
- Compatible with the MyCloudFitness app for iOS and Android;
- HR chest strap transmitter included;
- Tablet holder included;
- Bottle holder included;
- Little maintenance required;
- Easy to assemble.
- Excellent warranty.
- A tablet placed on the tablet holder will cover the console display;
- Doesn’t have pulse sensors in the handlebars; you can only monitor your heart rate through a wireless strap.
Fitness Reality X-Class 9000 Summary
The Fitness Reality X-Class 9000 is an air resistance exercise bike featuring a heavy-duty frame structure similar to a spin bike, a 19.3″ fan, a high-comfort seat, and a HIIT console with pre-programmed interval workouts.
It can provide high-intensity cardio workouts great for stamina development, muscle toning, and weight loss. And finally, it’s not exactly one of the cheapest exercise bikes but does offer excellent value for the price.
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