Joroto X2 Magnetic Indoor Cycling Bike Review
While it was released in March 2019, this bike is already turning into a best seller affordable magnetic spin bike featuring a simple yet durable frame and good user weight capacity and its exercise meter display.
The Joroto magnetic indoor cycling bike comes with the manual magnetic resistance system and belt drive mechanism offer several advantages that I am about to cover in this Joroto magnetic indoor cycling bike review.
The virtually no maintenance magnetic tension system is designed for maximum comfort and stability. Unlike friction bikes, the magnets don’t come in contact with the flywheel. So, there is no wear and tear.
This technology allows you to experience a smooth and silent ride while you crank up the magnetic resistance for a cardio and strength workout with plenty of variety. Emergency push down brake is also available on the Joroto magnetic cycle, it stops the wheel immediately for safety.
As for the belt drive mechanism, it is much better compared to the chain. This system is low maintenance, doesn’t require oil, and lasts longer and is lighter than a chain drive providing a smooth pedaling and silent operation.
The Joroto X2 magnetic spin bike combines the belt and magnetic with a 30-pound heavy duty flywheel to ensure stability and to avoid jolting while riding.
As I mentioned earlier in this Joroto magnetic spin bike review, this bike has a 280-pound user weight capacity which is not bad at all.
Considering the heavy duty and high durability 50mm thickened steel frame tube construction, I believe the company is playing safe not giving more than 280 pounds of user weight.
Lastly, the 4-way adjustable handlebars and seat. The Joroto magnetic spin bike X2 features a padded comfortable seat and custom fit handlebars that move forward/backward and up/down.
The Joroto Fitness also offers a relatively good warranty for the X2 magnetic bike. Unlike competitors with a 90 day warranty, the Joroto X2 exercise bike has 1 year warranty to prove peace of mind for the consumers.
In addition to this Joroto magnetic indoor cycling, the company currently has 3 other models of indoor cycles. The Joroto X1, X3 and the X5 spin bikes. If you are interested to see their difference, read our Joroto indoor cycling bike comparison.
This way it would be easier for you to understand which one of these durable indoor cycling bikes fits best your cycling needs. Keep in mind that currently, this X2 is the smoothest and quietest Joroto spin bike, thanks to its magnetic resistance system.
- Joroto X2 specification
- Joroto magnetic X2 computer
- Pedals and Q-factor
- The X2 bike flywheel
- X2 resistance
- Drive system
- Handlebars and seat
- Value for money and warranty
- Shipping and assembly
- Joroto Magnetic Indoor Cycle Pros
- Joroto Magnetic Indoor Cycling Bike Cons
- Last word on Joroto Magnetic indoor cycling bike
Joroto X2 specification:
- Max User Weight: 280 lbs
- Height: 42.5″
- Width: 19.7″
- Length: 42.9″
- Bike Weight: 94 Pounds
- Max User Weight: 280 Pounds
- Inseam Capacity: 27.5″ to 36.2″
- Transport Wheels: Yes
- Base Adjustment Levelers: Yes, 4
- Water Bottle Holder: Yes, 2
- Power Requirement: Battery (included)
The Joroto magnetic exercise bike designed for spinning with durable construction that can support just about any type of spin workout. Its frame is built entirely out of 50mm thickened frame tube.
It is a heavy bike that weighs 94 pounds with the frame fully assembled, which is more than the weight of the average road bikes. This weight, plus the rider’s weight add to the bike’s stability preventing the bike from moving during intense workouts.
Thanks to its 4 adjustable stabilizer feet, you can perfectly level the bike on any type of surface including uneven floors. Additionally the Joroto magnetic bike features a durable powder coating which is rust and scratch resistant.
For relocating the bike after each spinning workout, the front base is equipped with two large durable transport wheel wheels. As for dimensions, the Joroto X2 indoor cycling bike is relatively compact and don’t need too much space.
Joroto magnetic X2 computer:
- Joroto magnetic spin bike includes a very basic fitness meter.
- Allows the rider to track the time, speed, distance, and calories burned.
- The X2 Jorot bike does not track the RPM, heart rate and watts.
- It has no wireless connectivity (Bluetooth or ANT/+).
- It runs on batteries and does not have backlit.
The computer included with this Joroto magnetic exercise bike, displays your time, speed, distance, and calories burned. That enables you to see your results to stay motivated and on pace.
But don’t count too much on this computer. It is too basic and not so accurate which is very common for spin bikes in this price tag.
Overall it is not an advanced monitor so you can not save stats or ride on cycling apps online. Unfortunately, it also lacks in backlit so you will need to keep the light on in low-light condition if you want to see the stats.
Thankfully the Joroto magnetic X2 trainer comes with a good media shelf that can serve as a tablet holder or magazine holder to keep you entertained.
If you want to track your workouts and join spinning apps such as Zwift for a fun ride, I suggest you buy a Wahoo sensor. It attaches to the pedal and tracks your RPM (revolution per minute) time, distance, and more. Using Bluetooth, it connects and sends data to your phone or tablet.
Read more about spin bike computer and Wahoos sensors to understand all your options for this magnetic exercise bike. Using the Wahoo app on your device (phone, tablet etc) you can also track your heart rate.
Pedals and Q-factor:
- Joroto Magnetic bike features adjustable caged foot pedals.
- They are not clipless cycling shoes compatible.
- X2 has special thread size, it is not the standard 9/16″ pedal thread.
- The q-factor is not disclosed but estimated to be between 7″ tp 7.5″.
Joroty magnetic cycle has durable steel toe-caged pedals. They are designed with adjustable straps and buckle to fit for different size feet and keep them in place safely.
Unfortunately the thread of the pedals has special size, meaning they don not have the usual 9/16″ thread size. Therefor, you can not replace them with regular SPD pedals.
Thankfully the Joroto Fitness has made the right clip in pedals for this bike. If you would like to purchase the SPD clip-in pedals ($45) and replace with X2’s regular pedals, you can send them a direct email at email@example.com. or send them an Amazon message.
The company hasn’t released the q-factor information for this bike. So, what I listed above is an estimation based on other Joroto indoor cycling bikes.
In case you are new to cycling, the q-factor is the distance between the pedals. The narrower it is, the better it is because it can keep your feet aligned with your knees and hips and minimize stress on these joints.
The bike’s Q-Factor would be standard for this price class and even narrower compared to some other spin bikes. 7 Inches to 7.5 or even 8 inches will help position your feet naturally on the pedals, which results in a healthy pedaling motion with zero lateral stress on the knees and ankles.
The X2 bike flywheel:
- Joroto X2 magnetic spin bike flywheel weighs 30 pounds to deliver a close to natural ride.
- The flywheel is fixed and bi-direction.
The flywheel is a fairly heavy one, weighing 30 pound, designed for a more natural ride and consistent momentum. It’s fixed and bi-directional, which means you can pedal in reverse.
The benefit of fixed-wheel (fixed-gear) is that you can double the number of workouts and by pedaling reverse simulate different muscle groups. A disadvantage of fixed-gear is that you can not take a two-second break or immediately dismount the bike in case of emergency.
The flywheel is connected with the pedals, so you will have to wait until the flywheel and pedals stop before you can get off the bike. There are a few indoor cycling bikes like this IC8 bike with smart release (free-wheel) system. But they cost more than $2000.
Overall the Joroto X2 produces a smooth pedaling experience thanks to the combination of the magnetic system, belt and heavy flywheel resulting in extra stability and smoothness for the pedaling motion.
Joroto X2 resistance:
- Joroto X2 has magnetic resistance to provide a smooth responsive ride.
- There are 6 strong magnets for a more challenging spinning exercise.
- Resistance is manually adjustable through knob.
- It has the emergency push to stop function.
The selling factor of this joroto indoor cycle is its silent magnetic resistance system. This indoor cycling bike trainer with magnetic resistance and belt drive is perfect for home cardio exercise.
Unlike competitors with little resistance, the Joroto magnetic indoor cycling exercise bike X2 has 6 magnets to provide a challenging and smooth responsive ride by increasing the magnetic field resistance.
As I mentioned earlier in this Joroto magnetic indoor cycling bike review, the X2 indoor cycling bike is equipped with a manual magnetic resistance system. So, the resistance is controlled manually (not electronically).
In addition to quiet operation, the Jroto X2 bike resistance is also virtually maintenance-free unlike bikes with friction resistance, such as SPX for example, the resistance pad and the flywheel do not touch.
Therefore, the resistance does not wear out and you won’t have to go through the hassle of changing the brake pad, like you would for for friction bike.
Unfortunately the resistance knob doesn’t have levels specified on it. Therefore, you wouldn’t know the exact level or your previous level. But after a week of riding this bike, you will get a feeling of how many knob turns generate the resistance adequate to your training.
Lastly, the resistance also serves as an emergency brake; by pressing it down you can immediately stop the flywheel, which may be necessary in case of emergency or if you want to alternate normal with reverse pedaling sessions.
- X2 Joroto features belt-drive design for a quiet and smooth workout.
- This bike has the fixed-gear single belt direct drive mechanism.
In addition to magnetic system, one of the aspects that I like about Joroto X2 indoor cycling bike is the belt drive. In fact, it is the combination of the belt with magnetic resistance that makes this cycle stand out from the crowd.
Featuring a heavy-duty belt drivetrain comes with several advantages. For example, it doesn’t require lubing so you wouldn’t have to deal with the mess that oil could make on your floor.
The other benefits include low-maintenance because the belt is one piece unlike chain with 100+ little pieces. And last but not least, the belt does not generate as much vibration as the chain does, therefore, it is extremely quiet and smooth.
Joroto indoor cycling bike is made for indoor cycling workout for all fitness levels therefore, it has durable and solid crank arms. It can support the rider in all cycling positions include off the seat full body high-intensity workouts.
Handlebars and seat:
- Joroto handlebars are 4-way adjustable for perfect bike fit and comfortable ride.
- There are two water bottle holders and a table holder built-in the handlebars.
- The seat is also 4-way adjustable with safety holes on vertical post for a comfort and safe ride.
- It is a well padded wide leather seat designed for comfort.
There are currently two other budget magnetic spin bikes under $500 (Efitment IC031 and IC033) but they don’t have the Joroto X2’s handlebars. Due to its unique design, many consumers prefer the Joroto X2 over both of those bikes.
The handlebars are 4-way adjustable for a perfect bike setting and to provide a safe and comfortable ride for all your family members. There are two large water bottle holders built-into the handlebars which you can use to keep a bottle of water and your phone or other personal belongings.
On top of that, there is a large tablet holder that makes it easy for you to have the tablet on the bike watching a Netflix movie or spinning video on YouTube for a more engaging and efficient workout.
The seat provided with the Joroto X2 exercise bike is well padded and comfortable than for many other spin bikes in this price class. It is a relatively wide leather seat which is nice for regular rides and users with wider hips.
But if you have really narrow hips and weigh less than average, you may want to consider replacing the seat with narrower seat for less friction and chafing. I suggest you not to buy the bike seat already, ride the bike to see how it feels. Then you can decide if it is required.
The seat has layers of soft padding and has two springs at the rear that considerably improve its overall cushioning and comfort. As for adjustment, the Joroto magnetic bike’s seat can be adjusted for most user heights. It is fore/aft up/down adjustable
Instead of regular dents, its vertical post has several adjustment holes that keep the seat tightly in place and prevent shaking or going down.
Featuring a multi-grip urethane dipped handlebar design, your workout remains comfortable when riding for long periods of time. The aero bar adds several grip possibilities and allows you to change arm positions to engage different upper muscles and prevent wrist and arm aches and fatigue.
Value for money and warranty:
- Joroto magnetic spin bike sold on Amazon by Joroto Fitness (not other third party retailers).
- Joroto X2 magnetic indoor cycle has 1 year warranty.
- All parts including the wearing parts are under warranty for one year.
- To order parts for Joroto bikes under warranty contact “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Considering all the features including the convenient handlebar design, high quality seat, magnetic resistance, belt and 1 year warranty, the Joroto Fitness magnetic indoor cycling bike is good value for the money.
For $450 you are buying what a fancy fitness equipment brand would have priced it $800. And the fact that Joroto Fitness is covering this budget home cycle for one year is a clear indication of its quality and value.
It is not some cheap bike with nice features that would last a few months and then goes to recycle. As for the parts under warranty or any other information in that manner, you can contact the email address provided above.
Formerly knows as Lion (USA) Health Technology INC, the Joroto Fitness provides a fairly good customer service for all consumers in the United States.
Note that JOROTO’s warranty doesn’t cover ordinary wear and tear or damage caused by improper use or accidents subject to the terms of our limited warranty. Which is common among all fitness equipment brands.
Shipping and assembly:
- JOROTO Magnetic Indoor Cycling Bike – Belt Drive Exercise Bikes Stationary for Home Gym comes mostly assembled.
- The package includes all the needed installation tools and the manual.
- Joroto X2 shipping is free.
- This bike ships in one box that weighs 110 pounds.
This Joroto fitness equipment comes with required installation tools and assembly instruction to make the assembly process a piece of cake. So, you wouldn’t need to spend another $80 for that.
Most of the bike comes already assembled. The flywheel, the drive belt, the crank assembly and the resistance mechanism are already attached to the main frame.
Therefore, in terms of assembly, all you need to do is attach the front and rear base bars to the main-frame, install the seat and handlebar posts and finally the console and the pedals.
This shouldn’t take more than 30-40 minutes. The Joroto X2 manual will guide you through the assembly steps and thankfully the tools required for it are all included.
Note: Please pay attention to the pedal assembling, the left pedal needs to be screwed in counter-clockwise. As for the maintenance, a periodic check for loose bolts and parts is recommended.
You are lucky the transmission does not require any lubrication since it’s a belt and not a chain. Other than this, swipe it with the towel after workout and keep the liquids away from the console unit.
Joroto Magnetic Indoor Cycle Pros:
Low-maintenance, smooth and silent
Thanks to the combination of durable belt, heavy flywheel, and magnetic resistance, the Joroto magnetic exercise bike is extremely smooth, quiet and needs very little maintenance. Unlike chain bikes, the belt is quiet and doesn’t need lubing, unlike friction bikes, the magnets are silent and don’t wear out.
- Fully adjustable handlebars with custom sweat resistant grips built for comfort to avoid any hand fatigue.
- Heavy duty and high durability steel frame construction with up to 280 lbs weight capacity.
- Fully adjustable saddle with to allow most bike riders no matter the height can properly fit your bike.
- Excellent inseam capacity of Min 28 inches and Max 37 inches.
- Adjustable pedal straps to ensure feet are secure in place keeping balance and comfort.
- Transport wheels for easy storage and portability.
- Convenient water bottle holder within arm’s reach.
- Adjustable Foot Levelers for stability of the machine to your floors.
- Secure table holder built-into the handlebars.
- Push down magnetic emergency braking system.
- 30 Pound heavy flywheel for a consistent momentum and intense workout.
- Smooth, almost silent belt drive.
- Bi-directional, 30-lbs flywheel to engage different muscle groups.
- Manual magnetic resistance, with no friction.
- Bike computer included – it can track time, distance, total distance, speed, and calories.
- Secure and large tablet holder integrated in the handlebars.
- Easy to reach bottle holders built on the handlebars.
- Tools for an easy assembly are included.
- Little maintenance required.
Joroto Magnetic Indoor Cycling Bike Cons:
This Joroto magnetic indoor cycling exercise bike comes with a computer which is nice of the company to include it with the bike because most budget spin bikes don’t have one. But unfortunately it is too small and dark which make it difficult for the riders to see the stats during the ride.
- Joroto X2 magnetic indoor cycle does not have SPD elements on the pedals and the pedals thread is not the standard 9/16″.
- A tablet placed on the tablet holder will cover the water bottle holder.
- Q-factor information is not disclosed.
Last word on Joroto Magnetic indoor cycling bike:
You can unleash your inner beast with the Joroto Magnetic Belt Drive Indoor Cycling Bike without disturbing the rest of the family with excessive noise. Featuring a 30 pound flywheel designed, the X3 offers a maximum stability force momentum forward in your legs.
Combination of belt and magnetic resistance is designed to increase tension easily with the resistance control knob while staying low maintenance and silent.
Purchasing the Joroto magnetic bike, you can experience a prefect bike fit, smooth and comfortable ride as you grip the sweat-resistant fully adjustable handlebars and use the fully adjustable saddle.
Overall the Joroto magnetic spin bike is a great investment in your health that will last! Considering the features, this bike is good value for the money.
This JOROTO X2 is designed similar to professional indoor cycling bike trainer with Magnetic Resistance and Belt Drive for home cardio workout. Read this Joroto magnetic indoor cycling bike review to find out more about this top value bike.