JOROTO X2 Indoor Cycling Bike
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As opposed to the X3 and X5 models that we’ve already reviewed here, the JOROTO X2 is an indoor cycling bike equipped with a magnetic resistance system. In terms of specs and features, this exercise bike can be compared to the Efitment IC031. However, it only includes a basic fitness meter and does not have a pulse reading function.
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
- Fitness meter: Time, speed, distance, calories, scan
- Warranty: 1 year limited
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 ovalized tubes in its construction. For example, the main oblique bar is cylindrical, the seat and handlebar tubes are hexagonal in order to prevent the seat and handlebar to turn sideways, and several other bars are ovalized for improved sturdiness and aspect. The main frame 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 extremely heavy, like the Body-Solid Endurance ESB250 which weighs 145 lbs (65.7 kg). However, it does weigh approx. 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.
Speaking of stability, both base bars of the bike are equipped with adjustable levelers which have rubberized pads on the bottom. These allow you to perfectly stabilize the unit on any type of floor. Also, it’s not necessary to place and use the bike on a rubber mat.
Needless to say, 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 an extremely large fitness machine. It is approx. 40″ (102 cm) long, and 20″ (51 cm) wide. Its highest point is approx. 48″ (123 cm), when the handlebar is fully extended. It is recommended, though, the leave at least two feet of clearance all around it, for safe usage and ease of access.
Seat and handlebars
The JOROTO X2 is equipped with a high-comfort saddle. To begin with, it is considerably larger than the average spin seat. It is 10.6″ (27 cm) long, and 8.3″ (21 cm) wide offering plenty of contact surface. It integrates a thick layer of padding and has two springs at the rear which enable it to easily adapt to the movement of the user. 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). This being said, 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 is equipped with 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. It is fully covered by a layer of high-density foam material in order 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).
The JOROTO X2 is equipped with a 30 lbs (13.6 kg) flywheel. It is lighter than for other bikes; for example, the Spinner P3 bike has a 40 lbs (18 kg) flywheel. However, since the bike’s resistance system is magnetic, the weight of the flywheel 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 great for spin workouts and is present in most spin bikes due to the fact that it provides an 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. This being said, you don’t have to lubricate its transmission. Also, the pedaling motion is very quiet and produces considerably less vibration than the chain drive in certain bikes.
Since it’s an exercise bike designed for spin workouts, the JOROTO X2 is equipped with a durable crankset. It features solid steel crank arms and pedals made of metallic alloy. This being said, 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 similar to the JOROTO GS60. It consists of a magnetic brake pad which is attached to the knob on the main tube of the frame. This brake is completely 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. In order to increase the resistance, you simply 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 a high speed and you need to suddenly stop, or you want to begin pedaling in reverse.
This exercise bike is equipped with a basic exercise meter. It features an LCD display 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 most important workout metrics, including time, distance, speed, and calories burned. As we’ve mentioned above, the bike does not have pulse sensors, and the meter does not have a pulse reading function, so 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 are shown in a sequence, each one appearing on the screen for a few seconds. By toggling the SCAN mode off, you can basically lock one of the workout metrics on the display to view all the time. Evidently, since it’s a basic meter, it does not have goal settings, preset programs, or online connectivity.
Assembly and Maintenance
The main body of the bike comes pre-assembled with all the drive and resistance parts already in place. This being said, 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 a basic 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 fully assembled, is a periodic check for loose bolts and parts.
- Sturdy steel frame – can support users up to 280 lbs;
- 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;
- Exercise meter included – 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;
- No backlight on the exercise meter.
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 meter. It’s a great 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.