In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it can be difficult to muster up the motivation to head outdoors and work out.
Fortunately, anyone can now squeeze in a training session with an exercise bike at home!
And one big name in indoor cycling is JTX Fitness. The company provides good option exercise bikes for price-conscious fitness enthusiasts.
This review will focus on the JTX Cyclo Studio to assess whether this affordable exercise bike can offer a decent cycling experience.
- About JTX Fitness
- JTX Cyclo Studio Review
- JTX Cyclo Studio Key Features
- Our Verdict on the JTX Cyclo Studio
About JTX Fitness
JTX Fitness lends a helping hand to people working to smash their fitness goals. Based in West Sussex, this company distributes mainly cardio equipment for more than a decade, such as treadmills, rowing machines, exercise bikes, and cross trainers.
The brand is known for its sleek designs that prioritise superior build quality, as well as detailed product specifications, top class after sales support, and tailored expert advice before and after purchase.
“We want to help motivate & inspire our customers to achieve their fitness goals. We offer practical fitness solutions that enhance home life & deliver real results. We are honest, we know our products inside out, and we strive to deliver an outstanding customer experience.”
JTX Cyclo Studio Review
The JTX Cyclo Studio exercise bike is particularly popular among those who want to take their ride indoors without breaking the bank. For £789, users enjoy the benefits of a massive flywheel, multi-position adjustable handles, advanced training computer, hand pulse sensors, a tablet holder, two bottle holders, and more.
The monitor displays essential fitness stats so riders can keep track of their progress easily. It is also compatible with Polar technology and features a wireless Polar receiver that accurately measures the user’s heart rate.
With its 2″x 5″ steel frame, 25 kg flywheel, and dual pedal system, the bike delivers complete stability during intensive workouts. It has a maximum user weight capacity of 160 kg, which is a total steal considering that many exercise bikes in the market can only accommodate 100-130 kg.
- Height: 128 cm
- Width: 51 cm
- Length: 132 cm
- Bike Weight: 70 kg
- Max User Weight: 160 kg
- Flywheel Weight: 25 kg
- Transport Wheels: Yes
- Tablet Holder: Yes
- Water Bottle Holder: Yes, 2
JTX Cyclo Studio Pros and Cons
- Reliable bike construction
- Quiet and smooth cycling
- Highly customizable riding position
- Infinite resistance
- Easy to Assemble
- Easy to Transport
- SPD pedals won’t suit everyone
- No pre-programmed workouts
JTX Cyclo Studio Key Features
In this part of our review, we take a look at the bike’s design and how it helps users meet their exercise goals.
2″ X 5″ Stainless Steel Frame
The stainless steel frame makes the bike safe from the impact of sweat during heavy workouts. This very strong frame also makes the bike durable enough to withstand regular use.
Matte Black Finish
With the bike’s matte black finish and ergonomic design, the exercise bike offers an aesthetic appeal. This means that besides its sporting uses, it can enhance the living room or any area in the house.
Dual Pedal System
The JTX Cyclo Studio offers maximum foot support, thanks to the The JTX Dual Pedal System. These pedals feature an SPD clip-in cleat system on one side and standard flat pedal on the other.
Clipping in allows you to complete a 360-degree pedal stroke. As a result, you don’t need to worry about your feet bouncing off the pedals as you increase the resistance. However, the shape and restraints on the pedals may not be comfortable for everyone, so keep this in mind when deciding.
Wireless Pulse Connectivity
The bike is installed with a Polar Bluetooth receiver so you can get accurate readings of your heart rate while on the go. To do so, connect the Polar H10 Chest strap to it.
The exercise bike weighs 70 kg, and this implies that it is very stable and won’t move unsteadily during the ride. Its 25 kg perimeter-weighted Max Traction™ flywheel can support up to 160 kg. As you increase the resistance, the bike stays firmly planted on the floor, ensuring maximum safety.
Adjustability and Comfort
The handlebars offer four different positions you can grip while riding, allowing you to get the most out of your cycle.
An added benefit of the JTX Cyclo Studio is that it offers the most comfortable riding position. You can adjust the seat and handlebars horizontally and vertically, allowing a balanced and relaxed body position when riding. Being highly customizable for maximum comfort, the exercise bike helps prevent common cycling injuries.
The JTX Cyclo Studio is a big machine, so we recommend that you get someone to help you put it together. Getting a 70-kg exercise machine out of the box surely requires an extra pair of hands. If you have someone there from the beginning, you’ll have an easier time assembling the bike.
The assembly process is relatively straightforward and manageable. The package includes tools and a manual needed to put the bike together.
You don’t necessarily have to assemble the exercise bike in its designated area at your home gym because it has transport wheels. So while it’s heavy, you can still easily move it around for repositioning.
Read on to know more about the main performance features that allow users to push themselves to the limit:
25 kg Flywheel
The bike has a massive flywheel that gives you all the power you need during your ride. The heavier flywheel allows you to generate higher resistance and momentum during your workout, making the JTX Cyclo Studio an excellent option for those who want to enjoy a more realistic feeling of travelling uphill.
Another advantage is that the flywheel helps create a smooth and consistent ride while remaining surprisingly quiet. If you want to listen to music or watch TV while working out, the flywheel won’t bother you.
Being able to adjust the resistance is vital for making your workout easier or harder. JTX Fitness totally understands this, so they designed an infinity resistance knob under the handlebar. However, we think that a digital resistance system would have been more comfortable than the manual one because there’s no need to reach down to turn a knob in order to create more resistance.
The bike has extra features that make workouts safer and more enjoyable. These are:
For monitoring your stats, the JTX Cyclo Studio features an ‘advanced’ training computer that shows your time, heart rate, distance travelled, speed, and calories burned. Contrary to what the brand claims, the training computer is not the most advanced of computers.
You still need to avail the Polar H10 Chest Strap to experience the benefits of Bluetooth connectivity. Also, you’ll need to sign up for a third-party app to follow an exercise program.
If you can afford to splurge on a more advanced option, we recommend the Nordictrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle. It has several impressive features, including a bright 22-inch rotating HD touch screen, a library of excellent classes, Bluetooth connectivity, and a nice selection of entertainment options to help fight boredom.
If safety is your number one priority, you’ll be pleased with the bike’s simple activation emergency stop. This feature is extra helpful if your legs are burning or you’re gasping for every breath and you need to top your ride.
Dual Bottle Holder
The JTX Cyclo Studio comes with not just one but two bottle holders that allow riders to keep their water bottle within reach at all times. The water bottle holders come with a universal fit as they accommodate the standard and even those larger water bottles today.
Large Tablet Holder
Finally, the bike has a holder to hold your tablet steadily while doing exercise. You can adjust the device holder for the optimal angle. This is a really convenient feature, especially for those who rely on their tablet in keeping their workouts fun, diverse, and motivating.
Our Verdict on the JTX Cyclo Studio
If you’re looking for an effortlessly stable cycling experience, you can’t beat the JTX Cyclo Studio. It’s a solid piece of kit, considering the 70 kg weight, massive flywheel, and heavy duty commercial build quality.
An adjustable seat and handlebars allow you to customise the bike to maintain proper form when exercising. You can also adjust the intensity of your workout as you please!
Besides the tablet holder and dual water bottle holders, the bike has an emergency stop button to use in case you need to end your workout suddenly.
The basic display and the lack of pre-programmed workouts might be serious drawbacks, but these drawbacks are totally understandable considering the friendly price.
After all, the best exercise bike is the one that motivates you to hop back on day after day. And JTX Cyclo Studio does just that!