JOROTO X1S Indoor Cycling Bike Reviewed

It is fair to say that there are few exercise prospects that are more rewarding or engaging than riding a bike. Far too often, exercise can feel stale and repetitive. It is, after all, very routine-based, with you doing the same amount of repetitions for the same exercise time after time.

To truly get the most out of your workout regimens, you need to spice them up a little, and biking around town can be a great way to do that.

But what if you don’t have the time to take your bike out for a ride? Thankfully, stationary bikes such as the JOROTO X1S Indoor Cycling Bike can help keep your exercise routine rolling right along.

What JOROTO X1S Indoor Cycling Bike Can Offer?

Product Specifications

Min-Max Seat Height

25.6" - 35.4"

Min-Max Handlebar Height

42.5"

Product Weight

85 lbs

Product Dimensions

42.9"L x 19.7"W x 42.5"H

Max Capacity

280 lbs

System

Chain Drive

Resistance

Felt Pad

Flywheel

35 lbs

Sturdy Construction

The first thing to note about this bike is the fact that it is definitely on the thicker, sturdier side for a stationary bike. This isn’t a lightweight bike you need to worry about shifting around while you ride on it. The unit measures 42.5″ x 19.7 x 42.9″ and weighs 90 lbs, putting it on the larger side for a stationary bike.

While its carrying weight of 280 lbs is a bit lighter than other models, that’s still a big bike, with a 35-pound flywheel to match. If you have tried other bikes and found them too flimsy, this one shouldn’t let you down.

A Streamlined Design

One of the most defining features about this bike is the fact that it’s so streamlined. On the one hand, that means it does not have the same kind of bells and whistles that come with a lot of other, more advanced bikes. On the other hand, it also means that this is a more accessible bike – what you see is what you get.

Fully Adjustable
JOROTO X1S Indoor Cycling Bike

It has a two-way adjustable handlebar and four-way adjustable seat, both of which are nice touches.

If you have ever had to share a stationary bike with anyone or ridden one at the gym after someone else, you know how frustrating it can be to ride with a configuration meant for someone taller or shorter than yourself.

A lot of stationary bikes offer adjustable seats and handlebars, but the degree to which you can actually adjust things is limited.

These two-way handlebars and four-way seats give a much greater range of flexibility, allowing you to fit your size and riding style perfectly so you don’t have to stretch or hunch over to reach the handlebars or pedals.

It isn’t just the seat and handlebars that are easily adjustable, either. The unit features a knob that can be used to increase the amount of resistance offered by your flywheel, thereby increasing the intensity and difficulty of your workout.

Design Features

The JOROTO X1S Indoor Cycling Bike comes with a digital monitor, which makes it a lot easier to track vital statistics such as the speed at which you’re pedaling, your RPM, and the calories you’re burning. That last feature can be especially helpful if you are looking to lose weight. The more precise you can be with your workout, the better.

There is also a 10.2” tablet support area where you can place your digital device for easy access during your workout. This is a small, but nice, touch that allows you to track your progress on your device or check work or talk with friends without breaking your stride.

A good workout is all about getting in the zone, and the streamlined design of this bike coupled with simple, yet helpful, features such as this help you do just that.

Drive System

While older models utilized a chain drive system, this unit makes use of a belt drive system. While this bike is not nearly as silent as a magnetic drive bike would be, it is nevertheless on the quiet side. In keeping with this bike’s streamlined design, this belt drive system does not require oiling or a lot of intensive maintenance.


Pros & Cons

Pros

  • There is a lot to like about the JOROTO X1S Indoor Cycling Bike.
  • The 35-pound flywheel offers a good deal of resistance and makes workouts feel worthwhile without being too difficult.
  • The overall design of the model is quite nice, with a glossy finish that emphasizes its overall sleekness.
  • We typically focus on the functionality of a stationary bike over its form, but this is nevertheless a good-looking bike.
  • The unit has transport wheels for easy portability, allowing you to move it around as needed.

Cons

  • For one, the streamlined nature of the bike means it does not feature Bluetooth, which can be a blow if you’re looking to connect to a fitness app.
  • It also does not have a bottle holder or special pedals for helping you maintain your grip.

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That said, both of these features are beside the stated point of this bike being a no-frills, functionality-first stationary bike, and in that respect it largely excels.

You can also check our complete guide on affordable spin bikes and recumbent bikes.