Joroto X2 Review: The good, bad & alternatives

The JOROTO X2 Spin Bike brings professionalism, power, and precision to the spin experience in a straightforward and user-friendly format. The efficient and high-quality offering from the illustrious JOROTO line streamlines the spin experience and adds multiple innovations into its design process to create one of the best spin bikes on the market. The JOROTO X2 spin cycle puts luxury, elegance, and boutique performance elements into your spinning experience, making anyone into a spin enthusiast from the comfort of your own home. The JOROTO X2 Spin Bike offers a quality design and high-tech components for a cutting-edge luxury spin experience at a surprisingly reasonable price.

The JOROTO spin cycle appeals to every type of spinner due to its personalized intensity and powerfully ergonomic spin design that will let you keep up with any spin class or workout. Having a private, spin boutique-quality spin bike in your home is a huge convenience everyone will be able to enjoy. Being able to exercise in the safety of your home or controlled workout space is a necessity and a luxury, so finding the right exercise equipment for you is more important than ever before. This gym-quality bike is available for a very affordable price of just $400 depending on the retailer, placing it on the lower end of spin bike prices but at the top of the charts in performance and value.

Beyond an aesthetic and ergonomic build, the technical aspects of the JOROTO cycle are competitive with the highest-priced models on the marketplace. Built with a 35-pound alloy steel front-mounted flywheel that pairs seamlessly with an industrial-grade magnetic resistance system that manages to maintain the same powerful drive of an outdoor bike, this cycle provides an effortless push and intense spin for maximum workout progress no matter how hard you’re pedaling on your ride. The reinforced belt drive ensures a smooth and hard-working drive, integrating both resistance and power into your workout in one motion. Every level of spinner from newbie to advanced will begin to enjoy this effortless and powerful bike that brings the art of spinning and cycling to new levels, making the JOROTO the perfect bike for the versatile world of spin.

Built with a sturdy commercial-grade steel and aluminum frame that’s designed and contoured for both strength and sweat protection while appealing to everyone, the JOROTO bike is top-notch equipment that will dazzle any user. The power transmission and resistance system drive forceful yet smooth pedaling, pairing with the ergonomic saddle and pedal locations to create a maximum workout with minimum strain on your body. High-performing and low-maintenance, the JOROTO X2 spin cycle measures just 42″ L x 19″ W x 42” H, standing out as a compact and portable wonder of fitness equipment in any home, workout space, personal gym, or studio.

JOROTO X2 Spin Bike Technical Information

Cycle Specifications:

  • Width: 19”
  • Length: 42″
  • Height: 42”
  • Max User Weight: 280 Pounds
  • User Compatible Size Range: 5”0” to 6’5”
  • Transportation Wheels

Digital Monitor:

A nice pro to the JOROTO is the useful multipurpose digital monitor. There’s no cadence sensors, no pulse sensors, and no heart rate tracking, but you can track time, speed, distance, and calories burned for useful feedback that can help you adjust your workout mid-session for immediate and versatile adjustments to your routine.

Compatible add-ons to help supplement your monitor might be a good option for this bike. You can also buy power pedals or cadence sensors to try and grab some of that data to help during your workout, but that’s yet another additional fee tacked on to the top. Though this bike is pretty affordable already, it would be nice not to have to further invest right away to have to upgrade your machine.

Non SPD-Equipped Pedals:

  • The basic spin pedals have adjustable cages for extra security
  • The spin pedals are compatible with traditional flat-soled fitness shoes
  • Undisclosed q-factor

The pedals on the JOROTO are wide and protective options for comfortable pedalling, but they are not SPD compatible. The universal shape and format of these pedals means they’ll fit most size feet and shoe sizes in, but because they’re not SPD compatible they’re not cleat compatible and can’t be clipped into on either side. Not having the SPD capabilities are a drawback; the benefits of high-performing SPD pedals that can clip into cleats will prove themselves a worthy feature to all and not being able to enjoy them from the get go on this already pricy bike feels like an oversight. The included toe straps are protective and do allow workouts with regular fitness options, but it would be nice to have SPD compatibility from the beginning instead of needing to swap out pedals to experience that.

The Q-factor on the JOROTO is not specifically listed by the manufacturer. It’s safe to assume this q-factor falls into the narrow to narrow/wide category and does not surpass around 180mm. This Q-factor ratio is ideal for all spinners, creating the greatest efficiency for riders by balancing out feet and knee distance and maximizing linear drive that avoids strain on joints or muscles. By positioning your legs and feet to power straight down without bending inward or setting the rider in a wide and unstable position, the bike creates the perfect drive mechanism for powerful spinning with almost no impact on the body.

JOROTO Spin Bike Flywheel:

  • 35 lb fixed flywheel
  • Precision balanced and chromed front-mounted fixed flywheel

Magnetic resistance systems are valued by spin bike manufacturers and users alike because of their consistent ability to quietly work with both the flywheel and the transmission to create seamless resistance. The JOROTO flywheel is made up of an intense yet lightweight magnetic resistance system that provides easy, smooth starting and stopping. The fixed front flywheel propels the pedals forward as you push, meaning you work powerfully with every stride. Here, the front-mounted wheel also provides an advantage as it powers leaning and standing workouts with ease, increasing leg and upper body strength as you move on and off the bike.

The heavy-duty belt drive system, front-mounted heavier weight flywheel, and strong alloy steel frame make this bike reliable, meaning your durable flywheel and transmission system will prove themselves trustworthy ride after ride after ride. Just like the rest of this bike, the flywheel is built to withstand any amount of use, so you’ll have no problem riding it for many years or taking it with you if you move homes, apartments, or gym spaces. Your flywheel is also coated and guarded with a chrome shield to protect people or furniture from injury should they bump into it.

JOROTO X2 Spin Bike Magnetic Resistance:

  • Offers reliable and variable magnetic resistance that delivers infinite resistance levels for a more powerful workout
  • Adjustment resistance knob cranks up resistance before or during rides with just a few turns while avoiding jerky and sharp transitions between resistances

The JOROTO X2 spin bike uses time-tested magnetic technology to create an incremental approach to magnetic resistance. The magnetic resistance reacts instantly to your magnetic increase or decrease, creating a silent but responsive adjustment that works well with any workout. Generated by multiple metal disks that create an infinitely resistant magnetic field, this spin bike features a resistance knob that clicks through endless levels of resistance, allowing a rider to adjust the resistance settings to their preferred format with the simple twist of a knob.

The ultimate advantage of the resistance knob, as opposed to levers or electromagnetic systems, is the ability to easily click through resistance levels. The infinitely adjustable resistance is a huge plus, especially if you’re in a workout or class that demands a gradual resistance switch you can’t always achieve through slow clicking through instant level transitions. However, because the resistance is manually adjustable, that does mean you’ll have to do it yourself, instead of being able to hook it up to software that changes the resistance for you in order to match with a specific program or automatically moves it without you realizing.

Handlebars and Seat:

  • Four-way adjustable multi-position handlebars
  • Four-way adjustable padded seat

The JOROTO adapts to a wide range of user heights and sizes thanks to its seat height and latitude adjustments. The JOROTO X2 features an adjustable spin bike seat to handlebar distance, meaning it can handle a big variation in height and leg length. There are also height adjustments on the multi-position handles, so you can find customizable adjustment angles that make your bike infinitely adjustable in all directions, so you can find your perfect fit with much greater accuracy and detail than other spin cycles offer.

The multi-position handlebars are a big pro also for riders who need flexibility with positioning and stances while riding or standing up on your cycle. Both of these features combined make it easier to switch between users without having to realign your entire bike with a wrench or toolkit. The bike also features a bottle holder conveniently located on the front of your bike for hydration access.

Transmission Belt and Gear Ratio:

The JOROTO X2 spin bike’s transmission drive system features a simplistic and low-maintenance belt that generates flawless drive. This high-performing and low maintenance transmission belt works overtime to provide an ideal ride for every user. Belt systems eliminate the rustle and clank of the standard chains that road bikes feature and the JOROTO belt drive takes this even a step further. Oiling, adjustment, tightening, stretching, and rust-prevention are in the past with JOROTO; these belts stay in top shape for a long time without needing a lot of work. The material is not specifically disclosed, but it’s likely a poly belt drive that provides a superior drive experience, including a tight fit to the gears and smooth overall ride.

The other big pro of transmission belt drives, and especially of the JOROTO, is the quiet and heavy duty performance. Pedaling this bike is a full-body-workout experience that somehow manages to maintain a silently strong drive and tough resistance that will challenge you during any workout without the clanking or creaking you’d expect from a typical chain. The low-noise component of these belt drives is incredible when combined with the signature JOROTO magnetic resistance system this bike is silent, meaning you can go for a spin anywhere, anytime without worrying about creating a racket or disturbing your home. The gear ratio also contributes to your smooth and quiet ride: the ease of adjustment with the knob-based resistance system contributes to the overall silent smoothness of your ride and eliminates the loud cranking and creaking that chain bikes are known for.

JOROTO Spin Bike Price and Warranty:

  • The JOROTO spin bike is currently priced at around $400 depending on the retailer and the sales present at the time of purchase
  • The JOROTO spin bike’s warranty includes one year on the structural frame and parts and other components

If you need parts for this bike while still under warranty, contact and fill the form out completely to order the part.

The price of this bike in comparison to the range of features it offers and the range of other bikes available is decent. These are good-quality bikes that are still available at a lower-to-mid range price, and for someone who’s ready to fully commit to the world of spin, these bikes will likely prove a worthy investment (though do note the lack of decked out monitor and cadence/pulse sensors).

Assembly and Shipping:

  • Shipped in one package
  • Takes about seven days to arrive
  • The package weighs 110 pounds

Assembling your JOROTO spin bike is simple. Following the included and clearly diagrammed manual will help anyone figure out how to assemble this bike, and you can always look online for additional videos to show how to put the more complex parts together. The more detailed parts, such as the flywheel and the chain system, come pre-assembled, so you won’t need to worry about how to assemble the inner workings of the bike. Just follow the instructions and check out the internet if you need extra assistance, or you can always reach out to the manufacturer for further assistance. However, since the bike is somewhat heavy, you’ll want to ask a friend to give you an extra boost with lifting some items.

JOROTO Spin Bike Pros:

Powerful and Low-Maintenance:

The JOROTO manages to pair both aesthetic and ergonomic design elements to create an ideal performance for spinners at any level of fitness. The JOROTO delivers a strong drive and tough resistance that pushes riders hard and provides a consistent and quality workout time and time again. Its strong record of high-performance and quality work means the JOROTO bike will perform sleekly, strongly, and efficiently, and requires very little maintenance, meaning it won’t require constant check-ups or other stuff over time.

Silent Front-Mounted Resistance:

The magnetic resistance system on the JOROTO spin bike is great for its price range. The powerful variable magnetic resistance field and no-slip transmission belt work together to make a silent yet still powerful workout. The magnetic system is also highly durable and infinitely adjustable thanks to the resistance knob, meaning that your bike is very responsive to your needs and can be tweaked an endless amount until you find the endurance that fits your workout preferences perfectly.

JOROTO Spin Bike Cons:

Limited Included Workout Tracking:

The limited functionality of the digital monitor or workout tracking tools on the JOROTO bike is without a doubt the biggest disappointment. The simplistic monitor and lack of Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity is a major setback. Not being able to connect to exterior apps is a major negative and limits your ability to perform and connect with other third-party apps as well as track your performance progress long term.

No SPD Pedals:

The lack of SPD-integrated pedals is an equally big issue here. SPD is a huge component of spin and cycling, so not having pedals that are compatible with cleats or other elements of the SPD pedaling system feels like a major miss. Though you can easily replace your pedals with third-party options, it’d be nice to not have to spend the extra cash right away and that they’d simply be included with the bike.

Undisclosed Q-Factor:

The undisclosed Q-factor on the JOROTO X2 bike is probably one of the bigger detriments to the cycle. While we predict this is an average q-factor, we don’t know for certain, meaning that this could be a really uncomfortable fit for many riders. For riders who prefer a narrow and ergonomic drive from pedal to push, this bike is likely not the best fit for you.

Last Word on the JOROTO Spin Bike:

The JOROTO Spin Bike is a reliable spin bike in many marketplaces that is a good fit in any gym, studio, or workout space. The sturdy design, adjustable frame, and durable build mean this bike will last a lifetime and can withstand all types of workouts by all types of riders. The strong magnetic resistance capabilities and the handy multi-position, integrated handlebars are a convenient and exciting perk, but the lack of a monitor or built-in workout functions continues to disappoint. The JOROTO offers plenty of powerful performance capabilities, especially when it comes to the drive components such as pedals and flywheel, and its durability makes it a decent investment.

At the end of the day, the JOROTO indoor spin bike is a good bike that features powerful technical performances but lacks some technological initiatives. A higher-performing digital monitor would be a really nice addition here, as would actual SPD pedals that fully equip cycling experiences. There’s also cadence sensors or pulse sensors that could further equip and complete your spin cycle experience and allow you to connect to apps like Zwift or Peloton. At a lower price tag, this is a fairly affordable bike that makes up for its few shortcomings, but the overall performance of the bike will likely make this bike worth it over the years.

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About The Author: Sayed Hamed Hosseiny

Hi, I'm Sayed Hamed Hosseiny, a seasoned semi-professional indoor cyclist with nearly two decades of experience in fitness equipment. Though retired from competitive cycling and rowing, I'm passionate about sharing my coaching expertise. Join me as I explore the world of indoor bikes and rowing machines in the UK, offering valuable insights to maximize your fitness journey.

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