If you are looking for a spin bike that is smooth and quiet, but also stays within your budget, you ought to learn about the Joroto X2 indoor cycling bike. This state-of-art indoor bike is made with ergonomic design that gives you a feeling of safety and comfort.
This article is an honest, detailed review of this highly rated stationary bike from Joroto.
So, read along, and decide by yourself whether the Joroto X2 is the ideal fitness partner you’ve been looking for.
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Joroto X2 Indoor Cycling Bike Review
If you ask what the best thing about this Joroto indoor bike is, we will say the build quality. Almost every part there is, is designed ergonomically and manufactured with quality.
For instance, the frame of this indoor bike is made up of alloy steel, giving it a maximum weight capacity of 300 Pounds. We won’t say this is a big number, but works well for a person of average weight.
To keep the bike vertically stable, they have also given long, wide stability bars at both the rear and front ends.
In addition, the 35 Pounds flywheel, which too with a bigger diameter, offers sufficient inertia and thereby gives you stability.
Joroto X2 exercise bike comes with advanced magnetic resistance technology, yet another cool feature for a budget spin bike. You can customize and pedal against different resistances using the knob placed right within your arm’s reach.
Speaking of customizing your indoor cycling, you can also adjust the seat and handlebar according to your choice. Both the seat and handlebar can be adjusted in horizontal as well as vertical directions.
However, if you are a tall person (not even very tall), say a 6’3” or 6’4”, this spin bike may feel a bit small for you. And that is indeed a drawback.
Coming to the other aspects of user comfort- Joroto X2 stationary bike has some cool features to help you have comfortable indoor cycling experiences.
- The seat is wider than that of most other stationary bikes, and has a thicker cushion to make it even more comfortable.
- The handlebar comes with a rubber coating at the top. Therefore, it will be convenient to place your arms on.
- The pedals are placed at a suitable distance from the base, with a Q-factor of 180mm
- Two water bottle holders are placed just above the performance monitor slot.
Another feature of the Joroto X2 spin bike is the belt drive instead of conventional metallic chain. It not only reduces noise, but also increases the lifespan of the drive.
Last but not least, this exercise bike has a dedicated performance monitor using which, you can keep track of your biking exercise. Although the features are pretty basic, they may be sufficient for you, especially if you are a beginner or an amateur.
Features & Specs
Before we move into the detailed review of the Joroto X2 exercise bike from different key aspects, here is a quick table of important specifications and features.
Features & Specs
43 x 20 x 43 inches
Maximum inseam height
Minimum inseam height
Steel, with aluminum covering
Caged foot pedals
10.6 x 8.3 x 4.3 inches (LxBxH)
4 way (horizontally and vertically)
4 way (horizontally and vertically)
display power source
Yes; 2 in number
2, in the front
1 year free parts replacement
There are two wheels provided at the front. You can use them to move the Joroto X2 Bike around your home gym. To do so, simply tilt it towards the front side using the handlebar, and then move it with ease.
Whether it is the stronger steel frame or the wider seat, the Joroto X2 bike comes with one of the finest build quality among budget indoor bikes.
Given below is a detailed review of different parts of this indoor bike in terms of build quality.
The frame of Joroto X2 is made of alloy steel. The 50 mm thickened frame gives this bike a maximum user weight capacity of 300 pounds. Use of such a high strength steel frame has indeed made this spin bike heavier than most others.
Also, the frame parts are welded with quality, making it totally safe for persons with weights of up to 300 pounds.
Flywheel and Resistance
Chromed solid steel flywheel gives you stability while cycling. Although the flywheel is 35 Pounds, which is just an average value, it has a bigger diameter than most other bikes.
One of the biggest attractions of the Joroto X2 indoor bike is the advanced magnetic resistance technology. The magnetic resistance pad, which combines with the flywheel to provide you resistance while spinning, comes with great quality.
The brake pad consists of 6 small magnets, which functions according to how you set the resistance level.
In addition to these two components, Joroto has given a decently firm knob that lets you adjust the magnetic resistance according to your choice.
One of the most significant aspects in which Joroto X2 is an improvement to the previous models is, stronger pedals.
The pedals of this spin bike come with an additional safety bolt to stay intact. As a result, the maximum safe weight it can withstand is now an increased 280 Pounds.
Each pedal comes with standard dimensions and is safely placed within durable pedal cages. The pedal cages protect you from fast rides and other possible mishaps.
Both the handlebar and the handlebar post of Joroto X2 indoor bike are strong and durable.
The handlebar has a friction grip that gives you great comfort while cycling. Also, the rubber layer at the top makes it convenient for you to place your arms.
Furthermore, you can also adjust the handlebar in 4 different directions. That means- both vertically and horizontally. The adjusting components are strong and gentle at the same time, making it easier for you to customize them.
Another big advantage with the Joroto X2 stationary bike is a much wider seat. With a dimension of 10.6 inches length, 8.3 inches width, and a brilliant 4.3 inches thickness, the seat can not only accommodate bigger individuals, but also provide comfort to sit on.
And obviously, the seat has a thick cushion that makes it very comfortable. Along with that, there are springs to bear heavier loads.
Just like in the case of the handlebar, the size adjustment system with the seat of Joroto X2 is convenient to use. You can adjust it 4 ways, and can even do micro-adjustments in both horizontal and vertical directions.
In some aspects, Joroto X2 indoor cycling bike has a leading edge in technology – the advanced magnetic resistance is an example. On the other hand, in some other aspects, this indoor bike may lag behind some advanced ones around.
Given below is how different components of Joroto X2 used technology:
Technology-wise, magnetic resistance is perhaps the greatest attraction with Joroto X2 bike.
Different from other budget indoor bikes that use old frictional resistance technique, this one uses magnetic resistance to enable you to have real-road-biking experiences.
One great benefit of magnetic resistance is that it makes almost no-little noise while spinning. It comes as a great relief, especially if you have a baby around, or strict neighbors.
Additionally, the magnetic pad is much more durable than its frictional counterparts, which will wear out over time. And this better lastability will definitely prove economically beneficial in the long run.
Here is how the magnetic resistance in Joroto X2 indoor bike works: the pad combines with the flywheel to offer you resistance. You can control the resistance according to your preference simply by using the knob.
Turn clockwise to increase the resistance, and counterclockwise to decrease it. There will be a total of 14 resistance levels that give you different riding difficulties to pedal against.
We have a mixed opinion about the performance monitor of this Joroto Bike.
The major downside about the performance monitor is that it shows only basic values, like:
- Calories burned
- (Another option to scan)
Speaking of the positives, the entire console has a decent appearance, though a bit retro. It uses battery cells as a power source, and does not require a live external power supply.
Belt drive instead of chain
As you might expect with a new-age spin bike, the Joroto X2 uses a belt drive to transmit the energy from pedaling. The biggest benefit with a belt drive as compared to a chain is a much lower noise. So, with this bike, you can have a quiet, peaceful indoor cycling experience.
Additionally, a belt drive doesn’t require strict, periodic maintenance like a chain drive; greasing for example.
So as to protect the belt drive from outside factors, it is placed within a cage.
Assembly and Maintenance
Assembling the Joroto X2 indoor cycling bike is quite easy. All the parts are packed together inside a well protected box. Thanks to some of these extra measures they’ve taken to ensure better safety, the shipment weight is somewhere around 108 Pounds. That is much heavier for a usual indoor bike.
Additionally, the package will contain a toolbox and a precise instructions manual. Simply follow the instructions with discipline, and assemble the bike without breaking a sweat.
On average, it takes around 20-30 minutes to assemble the Joroto X2 bike.
Coming to the maintenance part, you have to take proper care of the bike to ensure a better life. However, that does not mean the bike is easily susceptible to damages. As discussed earlier, Joroto indoor bike comes with decent build quality that ensures durability.
- The most important thing you have to do is, make sure all the screws, fasteners, and other connectors are perfectly in position. More than for durability, doing so is crucial to ensure safety while using.
- To keep it clean and maintain its appearance, clean the frame and other parts of the bike, preferably with a clean cloth. There is no strict interval to do this. But we suggest you do it daily, or as frequently as possible.
Aesthetics and Styling
Well, in case of Joroto X2 spin bike, the views on the aesthetics may vary from person to person.
Overall, this exercise machine has an average aesthetics, although some may find it a bit ugly.
The predominant color of Joroto X2 is black, but does not have that shiny appearance that gives a classy look.
Additionally, the posts for both the seat and the handlebar, and a major portion of the chromed flywheel and the belt protection cage, have a metallic color. It makes this indoor bike look a bit rough for some users.
In addition to these colors, they’ve used red designs here and there, especially in the flywheel body.
Some individual parts of this spin bike, however, have really cool appearances. For example, the performance monitor, although basic, has a genuinely decent appearance. So is the handlebar.
Pros & Cons
Given below are some notable pros and cons with the Joroto X2 indoor cycling bike:
- Adjustable magnetic resistance
- Better stability
- Belt drive
- Smooth and quiet operation
- Cushioned, wider seat
- Comfortable handlebar
- 2 water bottle holder spots
- Easy assembly
- Not suitable for tall persons
- The performance monitor is very basic
- Comparatively heavy
- Not the most stylish
Is the Joroto X2 Indoor Cycling Bike Worth The Buy?
Here is a quick answer to the question- unless you are a very tall person, the Joroto X2 indoor cycling bike is definitely worth the buy for you.
As mentioned earlier, this indoor bike has a decent build quality that ensures safety and durability. Along with that, the advanced magnetic resistance with Joroto X2 is not something you’d see often among budget spin bikes.
So, if you are looking for an indoor bike for your family, you should definitely add this exercise bike to your wish list. Because the bike is not only safe and durable, but also smooth, quiet, and easily customizable.
Summing up, the Joroto X2 stationary bike comes with a handful of amazing features against a few cons that you should keep in your mind.
Overall, we would say this indoor bike is a great option for you, if you are a budget buyer.
Obviously, it is not the cheapest spin bike around, but certainly cheaper than many other bikes with almost the same features.