The JOROTO X2 Indoor Bike is a new release with slick design, high-end, belt-driven magnetic indoor spin bike with an excellent quality flywheel for home or office use. This stationary home gym bike has an AV type frame with a 5cm thick frame tube to carry a maximum user weight of 280 pounds.
You can adjust the seat and the handles four ways- up and down, back and forward to accommodate taller and shorter adults. The upturned handlebar angle is 18 degrees. The suitable inseam is a minimum of 27.5 inches and a maximum of 36.2 inches.
This belt-drive bike has a magnetic resistance system with six magnets that increases the magnetic field resistance and offers a responsive and smooth ride at all times. And the sturdy steel bidirectional 30 lb flywheel with the aluminum cover provides stability.
It has a digital monitor with the usual indicators of speed, time, calories, distance and scan that moves between each metric every 9 seconds or so without you pressing the button. The multi-use holder just above the display panel can hold your water bottle, phones, other small items, and tablet.
Learn more in my complete review below
Product: JOROTO X2 Indoor Bike
Warranty: 1 year limited
My rating: 9.25/10
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X2 Frame construction
The JOROTO X2 indoor cycling trainer features a solid steel frame designed to support users up to 280 lbs (127 kg). It combines cylindrical, hexagonal and oval tubes in its construction.
The main oblique bar is circular, the seat and handlebar tubes are hexagonal. This prevents the seat and handlebar from turning sideways, and several other bars are oval for improved sturdiness and aspect.
The mainframe of the bike features a black paint finish which is resistant to corrosion. However, the seat post, the handlebar post, and the flywheel are chrome plated.
The bike isn’t hefty, like the Body-Solid Endurance ESB250 which weighs 145 lbs (65.7 kg). However, it does weigh approximately 94 lbs (42.6 kg), which still is more than twice the weight of the average road bike. All this weight considerably improves the bike’s stability.
Both base bars of the bike comes with adjustable levelers which have rubberized pads on the bottom. These allow you to stabilize the unit on any floor correctly. Also, it’s not necessary to place and use the bike on a rubber mat.
The bike does not have a folding frame. However, its front base features two transport wheels which facilitate its relocation. By using these wheels to move the bike, you won’t be handling its full weight, only approx. 1/3.
Like most other indoor cycling bikes, the JOROTO X2 isn’t a considerable fitness machine. It is approx — 40″ (102 cm) long, and 20″ (51 cm) wide. Its highest point is approximately 48″ (123 cm) when the handlebar is extended. It is recommended, though, to have at least two feet of clearance all around it, for safe usage and ease of access.
Seat and handlebars
The JOROTO X2 comes with a high-comfort saddle. To begin with, it is considerably more significant than the average spin seat. It’s 10.6″ (27 cm) long, and 8.3″ (21 cm) full offering plenty of contact surface.
It integrates a thick layer of padding and has two springs at the rear which enable it to adapt to the movement of the user quickly. It also has a contoured surface with a longitudinal groove which improves breathability.
The seat is 4-way adjustable (up, down, forward, and backward). Its upright post offers an adjustment span of 8.7″ (22 cm), between 27.5″ (69.8 cm) and 36.2″ (92 cm). Therefore, the seat can accommodate users between 5’0″ – 6’5″ (153 – 196 cm) with no problem. Plus, the horizontal slider of the seat also adds a few inches of front to back adjustment.
It is also important to mention that the bike’s saddle features a standard, collar-based attachment system to the slider element. Therefore, in case you will ever need to replace this saddle, compatible alternatives are widely available.
This JOROTO exercise bike has a multi-grip handlebar. Although it does not have the drop-down grips as the PYHIGH S7 bike, it does offer the possibility to adopt at least four grips. It has a small loop bar at the center which integrates a dual bottle holder and a device holder on which you can place your smartphone or your tablet.
The handlebar does not have pulse sensors. A layer of high-density foam material fully covers it to provide a secure grip. Also, just as the seat, it is 4-way adjustable. Its upright adjustment span is approx — 5″ (12.7 cm), between 43.3″ and 48.4″ (110 – 123 cm).
X2 Drive elements
The JOROTO X2 comes with a 30 lbs (13.6 kg) flywheel. It is lighter than other bikes. However, since the bike’s resistance system is magnetic, the weight of the wheel doesn’t matter that much, especially when you exercise on one of the highest difficulty settings.
Nonetheless, the flywheel has a perimeter-weighted design. This type of construction is excellent for spin workouts and is present in most spin bikes because it provides aggressive inertia. The flywheel is also bi-directional. In other words, it allows you to pedal in reverse if you want to put some diversity into your training.
The bike’s drive system uses a heavy-duty belt. Thus, you don’t have to lubricate its transmission. Also, the pedaling motion is tranquil and produces considerably less vibration than the chain drive in specific bikes.
Since it’s an exercise bike designed for spin workouts, the JOROTO X2 has a durable crankset. It features solid steel crank arms and pedals made of metallic alloy. Therefore, as long as you don’t exceed the specified 280 lbs (127 kg) weight capacity, you should be able to stand on the pedals with no problem.
The pedals do not have SPD clips for spin shoes. However, they do have adjustable toe cages so you can still secure your feet on them if necessary. Also, their threads are 9/16″ (standard), so in case you want to replace them, compatible versions are widely available.
This indoor cycling bike features a magnetic resistance system. It consists of a magnetic brake pad which is attached to the knob on the main tube of the frame.
This brake is entirely mechanical. It is not motorized and does not require an external power source. Also, the console does not have any control over it and does not adjust the difficulty automatically.
Since the resistance is magnetic, the brake does not touch the rotating mass. Therefore, the spinning of the flywheel is continuous and quiet.
As opposed to other exercise bikes with a magnetic resistance system, the JOROTO X2 does not have pre-determined resistance settings (or clicks) on the tension dial. To increase the resistance, you turn the knob clockwise, and the magnetic brake will move closer to the flywheel, which increases the pedaling difficulty. As a general idea, the maximum resistance produced by the bike’s magnetic brake can be compared to a steep climb.
The tension knob also fulfills the function of an emergency brake. You can press it down to immediately stop the flywheel from spinning. This may be necessary especially if you have been pedaling at high speed and you need to stop suddenly, or you want to begin pedaling in reverse.
This exercise bike comes with a basic console. It features an LCD, which is battery-powered. It starts up when you begin pedaling and automatically turns off after a few minutes of inactivity on the bike.
The display shows the essential workout metrics, including time, distance, speed, and calories burned. The bike does not have pulse sensors. Additionally, the console does not have a pulse reading function so that it won’t communicate with any wireless HR chest straps. Therefore, in case you want to monitor your pulse, you will have to use a separate device.
The button allows you to turn ON/OFF the unit’s SCAN Mode. When SCAN Mode is ON, all the metrics display in a sequence. Each one is appearing on the screen for a few seconds.
By toggling the SCAN mode off, you can lock one of the workout metrics on display to view all the time. Since it’s a basic meter, it does not have goal settings, preset programs, or online connectivity.
X2 Assembly and Maintenance
The main body of the bike comes pre-assembled with all the drive and resistance parts already in place. Therefore, you only need to attach the two base bars, the seat post, the saddle, the handlebar post, the handlebar, the exercise meter, and the pedals.
This shouldn’t take more than 30-40 minutes. The manual will guide you through all the assembly steps, and an essential toolkit is (also included).
Since the bike has a belt drivetrain, its transmission does not require lubrication. Therefore, the only maintenance that you will need to carry out once the bike is assembled is a periodic check for loose bolts and parts.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 40.2L x 20W x 48.4H inches (102L x 51W x 123H cm)
- Assembled weight: 94 lbs (42.6 kg)
- Flywheel weight: 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
- Supported weight: 280 lbs (127 kg)
- Handlebars: 4-way adjustable
- Seat: 4-way adjustable
- Drive mechanism: Belt
- Resistance: Magnetic
- Console: Time, speed, distance, calories, scan
- Warranty: 1 year limited
- Sturdy steel frame – can support users up to 280 lbs;
- It comes with adjustable stabilizers on both base bars;
- Transport wheels on the front base bar;
- 4-way adjustable handlebar;
- 4-way adjustable seat;
- Large, high-comfort saddle;
- Multi-grip handlebar;
- Smooth, almost silent belt drive;
- Bi-directional, 30-lbs flywheel for a consistent momentum;
- Durable metallic pedals with adjustable toe cages and standard 9/16″ threads;
- Zero friction magnetic resistance;
- The included console – it can track time, distance, speed, and calories burned;
- Tablet holder included;
- Dual bottle holder included;
- Easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required.
- No pulse reading function;
- The console isn’t backlit.
JOROTO X2 Indoor Bike Summary
The JOROTO X2 is an indoor cycling trainer designed for spin workouts. It features a manual magnetic resistance system, a 30-lb flywheel, and superior micro-adjustability; both the seat and the handlebars are 4-way adjustable. It includes a high-comfort saddle and basic fitness console.
It’s an excellent bike for light to intense cardio workouts, endurance training, interval training, and weight loss. It’s also considerably cheaper than the majority of club-grade spin bikes, an excellent choice for any home gym set-up.
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