Reviews for JOROTO Belt Drive Indoor Cycling Bike with Magnetic Resistance Exercise Bikes Stationary ( 300 Lbs Weight Capacity ) (Updated)
People say Joroto is really similar to Peloton.
From Peloton to Cyclace to Joroto- My experience
Pre-covid, I rode a Peloton bike at the gym every other day for a little over a year. I loved it and it made me love to workout, which I never really liked before. But, covid hit and my gym closed and I didn't want to pay that much money for a bike. After a very long period of no riding, I decided to buy the Cyclace bike. It was great in the very begginging and started making so many squealing sounds and I had to adjust things and grease things regularly and it would still be so loud. The sound was driving me and my family crazy. I eventually sent back that bike and bought this one. I haven't had it for long, but it is just a shockingly good bike. It is very close to the Peloton in smoothness of the belt, flywheel and resistance feel. I only have a couple of issues and they are small/or can't be helped in a bike at this price range. Here they are: Handlebars: I am 5'11" with long arms and normally wouldn't even notice if something was not maybe the best for a shorter person. But, I think it is noticeable on this bike. The handlebars are set in a way that if I have the seat in the place it us supposed to be for my leg height and seat placement where it should be for my thigh length, the handlebars are about a half an inch too far away (see pic...I have it set as close to the seat as posssible). It is not a huge deal to me, but someone with shorter arms may struggle a bit. The handlebars are also a bit wider set than they other two bikes I have used. But, it has these inner ba... Read More
Review After Three Weeks
This bike was a fantastic purchase. I've been riding bikes competitively for over ten years and was looking for a spin bike that matches the agronomics and feel of my road bike. I found it with this purchase. I am 6'5" tall and am able to fit on this bike comfortably. I've had this bike for three weeks now and have used it just about every day. It is very quiet and comfortable for long sessions. I do wish it had one more adjustment hole to make the bike seat about an inch taller. I can see a tall person with longer legs may not fit on this bike. Luckily I just fit on it's highest seat adjustment setting. It was easy to assemble and comes with the tools necessary to put it together. I received the bike within 2 days which was great. It is very well built and quiet. Sitting on the bike it feels very sturdy and solid underneath me even when I'm standing and peddling off the seat. No movement or annoying squeaking. I did have an issue with the seat squeaking but that was because I had the seat adjustment knob tightened too tight. I loosened it just a bit and the squeaking disappeared. I almost bought a Peloton and am extremely happy now I didn't spend that money. This was a great purchase!
Very satisfied so far. I will try to update after a few months.
I ordered the X2. I have had it less than a month, so I have only used it a few times. It is as described on the Amazon web site. The most difficult aspect of assembly is getting it out of the box. No kidding, getting it out of the box took longer and was harder than the actual assembly. I had to wait 2 weeks for the delivery, and the box had sustained some damage. However, the bike was very well protected with a wood frame surrounding thick styrofoam and the bike and all parts were secured very, very tightly with sturdy tape. The assembly was not quite as easy as the video. I suspect the girl in the video may have been working with a prop. Nevertheless, I had no real trouble assembling it and I am not that handy. The tools that came with the bike were all I needed. Best tools I have ever seen that came with a product needing assembly. The bike does come mostly assembled. All I had to do was attach the base on each end, the handle bars, the seat support, seat, and pedals. The seat is not too bad, but is pretty firm. Seat measures a little under 8" wide and is 10" long. I may replace it with a larger seat later. The display is as advertised on Amazon. It does not show RPM, so if you want that you will need an attachment. I am resuming use of an exercise bike after a long lay off, knee problems and knee replacement. I am going back to beginning level or even below that, so I have not tried any apps for programs such as Peloton yet. The handlebars are as shown, so it looks like ... Read More
This is the bike for you!!!
I have had my Joroto X2 bike for almost 2 years. It has been moved to Florida with me and back to WV. During our move.. the company lost the red piece that is inserted in the bottom (for design purposes.. no function) and 2 of the level adjusters that are screwed into the very bottom. After contacting customer service (not my first GREAT experience with customer service) I heard back immediately with very courteous email and asking me to confirm the part numbers I am missing. This all happened in a matter of 2 days and I was sent those pieces for free. I have used my bike religiously for going on 2 years on average 4-5 times a week. I have a Garmin with Garmin pedals that tracks my cadence (a wahoo sensor which is way cheaper and doesn’t need the clip ins would do the same) and know that 14 full turns is 100% resistance. I pay $13 a month for the peloton app and this bike was $400. The experience on my bike is nearly comparable to that of a peloton owner excluding the $40+ monthly membership and initial $2000 purchase of the bike itself. I am so happy with my purchase.. the respect and professionalism of customer service with Joroto and I would make the decision to purchase from this company over any others for any future fitness needs. The customer service is top notch and that in and of itself is reason enough but the quality and comfort (the seat is big and soft) of this bike which is giving me the same experience now as it did in my first month of using it is something yo... Read More
Four Months Later - Still Loving This Bike!!! Perfect DIY Peloton
TL/DR: Order this bike. Stop searching and just order it - its quiet, sturdy, and comes with a community to help you diy peloton it! I ordered the Joroto X2 at the start of the 2021 as a way to take online studio spin classes from home. I wanted to get in on the ‘peloton’ craze, but as a medical student, definitely couldn’t afford the $1800 price tag. Enter DIY Peloton Hack, and the Joroto X2. I read a lot of diy tutorials online and watched way too many YouTube videos comparing affordable home spin bikes. Consolidating this information, I determined that (at a minimum) I wanted a magnetic resistance (quiet and lower maintenance), belt driven (no maintenance) comfortable bike. The Joroto x2 ALSO had 4-way handlebar and 4way seat adjustment, which is great ! Diy peloton summarized (and my upgrades): Joroto x2 bike Wahoo cadence monitor Monthly peloton digital app membership (13$/mo) iPhone table clamp *see note* Etsy.con resistance gauge (~30$, helps keep track of resistance you are at). Overall, I am very impressed with this bike. It arrived professionally packed, was a breeze to set up (20 minutes, max) and has served me well. My only criticism would be two things with the handlebars. 1) The phone/tablet holder doesn’t hold my (older iPhone 7) in horizontal mode. My phone is just a bit too short to be stable, however my iPad mini is stable! I prefer using my phone, so i added an iPhone table clamp that I had sitting around, and it works great! 2). The bars are a little o... Read More
Such a nice bike for affordable price
It’s a perfect Peloton on a budget bike. It was delivered on time, and pretty easy to unpack and assemble.
Cost and Performance are A+++
As have others, I spent years researching spin cycle bikes that I could afford and might perform well. Wanted a bike that I thought was reasonably priced; quiet; perform smoothly; was nicely weighted and balanced; had Magnetic Resistance; one or two bottle holders; a place for cell phone; adequately placed handlebars, and was maneuverable (I'm 72 years young). Purchased my Joroto X2 bike in April 2021, and have used it almost every week. I absolutely love everything about this bike except the levers that adjust seat and handlebar - wish they were knobs! Thankfully after getting used to the bike, I've only had to adjust handlebar and seat heights a couple times so levers haven't been a deterrent. Decided to give myself enough time actually using the bike before writing a review. As is common in most spin bikes that are found in gyms or at home, cycle seats can be quite uncomfortable and you might experience pain or soreness in your butt or thigh areas. And while adding a padded or gel seat can help, for me just using the bike frequently will toughen up butt and thighs enough so that you can remove the added cushion at some point. I originally purchased another bells and whistles bike from Amazon that mirrored what I thought were advantages of the Peloton experience, which was double the price of my Joroto. But the carton arrived damaged and I returned the bike. After realizing that all I really wanted to do was spin, and didn't need to replicate Peloton or other similar bikes,... Read More
Excellent so far!
Update: One year later and it’s still riding quite well, especially for the price point! The seat started squeaking but I just sprayed some WD-40 on it and it has improved. Flywheel is still whisper quiet and smooth. I’ve been attending indoor cycling classes for several years now and have been wanting to own for awhile. With stay-at-home restrictions, I was ready to commit to the purchase. I’d been doing a lot of research on different indoor cycling bikes, including Peloton, NordicTrack, Echelon, Sunny Health & Fitness, Bowflex, and Schwinn (which I almost went with). I was attracted to the Joroto X2 because of the price, 4.5/5 star reviews (with >300 reviews) on Amazon, adjustable handlebars (most only go up/down, not in/out), and magnetic resistance. I found the paper instruction included somewhat confusing for differentiating the pieces, so I followed the YouTube assembly video from Joroto. Set up was easy and took less than 30 minutes. I found that the lever to adjust the handlebar in/out was too long to adjust the handlebar closer as the lever would hit the metal pole. After about 5 minutes of playing with the installation, my fiancé figured out that there is a screw on the lever that you can loosen so you can reposition the direction the lever faces. We readjusted the lever so it faces forward so we can move the handlebar in/out freely without hitting the pole in the future. It fits perfectly on the Sunny Health & Fitness 4ft x 2ft exercise mat that I purchased. I h... Read More
Small issues here and there but overall happy with the purchase
I am a 5' 10" 280lb male and I've had the bike for about a week now and rode it everyday. After checking out my neighbor's Peloton bike and researching spin bikes for 2 months and almost as going as far as purchasing the Peloton Bike+, I ended up doing a DIY hack based one so many youtube videos and blogs out there. The mostly positive reviews led me to this Joroto X2 bike, but if I'm honest, I was still skeptical and nervous, wondering why this bike is a fraction of the cost of the mainstream bikes. Delivery - the bike was delivered earlier than expected which I was happy about. The package is 100+ which i normally wouldn't have too much problem with, but because of the size of the box and the smooth cardboard box material, it was awkward for me to try and bring into the house but I managed. Probably helpful if you have another person helping you. Assembly/Build - I received all of the parts but at the very first step, I had an issue of attaching the Front Stablizer bar to the front of the bike. The hole was mis-cut (see pictures) and I could NOT get the bolt through to screw on and tighten. This was really frustrating and I did not want to spend the time boxing it back up to send back so I decided to try and file it down. After about 20 minutes of chipping away, I was finally able to get the bolt through and continue with the assembly. While I was able to make it work, I'm not so sure that the next person would be willing to put in the work, but in the end, it worked out ... Read More
Inexpensive, sturdy, and arrived super fast!
I spent countless hours looking online at different indoor spin bikes, felt like I read hundreds of reviews, good & bad, finally settled on this beauty, whom I've named JoJo :) - mainly due to the awesome price point and the mentions of great customer service (which I have yet to encounter). Ordered on 8/5, arrived earlier than expected on 8/8! (no 2-month backorder like some super expensive brands). Sure, Peloton is great... the features & functionality it offers, but listen, my husband & I have been very financially affected due to Covid, and the $2K+ price tag was NOT our jam. Getting my cardio by running the hills around my house was starting to bother my knee a bit, so I knew I needed something with less impact. And it's helpful that I was able to use my Amazon Prime CC to pay this off interest-free for 6 months!! I am a HUGE fan of the Peloton app for all their offerings of classes, so I was excited to try out "JoJo" this morning with the app, did a fun 30-min class, explored the feeling of this bike, the resistance, etc. I realized today that I DEFINITELY need the Wahoo RPM Cycling Cadence Sensor to follow along with the class... which I read about by the other reviews, so ordered it at the same time and is expected to arrive in a couple days. JoJo is on a heavy duty equipment mat with carpet below it... so I found moving her backwards or forwards to be a challenge, so gave 'maneuverability' a 3-star, especially since when I tilt it forward by the handlebars and try... Read More