JTX Cyclo-Go Review – Best Upright Exercise Bike Under £500

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The JTX Cyclo-Go is the best upright exercise bike available for under £500. In fact at the time of writing the price has been reduced and it is now available for £300, a real bargain. A combination of top build quality and some premium specifications sets this upright exercise bike apart from the competition in it’s price range.

To check the latest price on Amazon UK click here and and the latest price on the JTX website click here.

This is an upright exercise bike with magnetic resistance. If you are unsure of what either of these terms mean then it is worth reading our posts on exercise bike types, and various methods of exercise bike resistance.

On their website, JTX focus on this being an excellent exercise bike for weight loss. Training on an exercise is a great way to burn calories, which creates a calorie deficit when combined with the correct diet.

If you are reading this article because you are considering buying an exercise bike for use in the home then check out our buying guide and review. Exercise bikes are  great way to work out in the home, with a wide range of benefits and lots of different ways to train.

JTX Cyclo-Go Specifications

The table below provides detailed specifications of the the JTX Cyclo-Go:

Resistance16 levels of electro-magnetic resistance
Computer ConsoleTouch screen
Workout Programs10 Pre-set programs, plus 1 manual, 1 watt training, 4 HR training, 4 custom, 1 Body fat measuring
Heart Rate TrainingYes. Via free chest strap or hand pulse sensors.
Pedal OptionsLarge pedals and straps
Power SupplyMains powered
Seat AdjustmentVertical and horizontal adjustments to the saddle
Flywheel11kg
Comfort FeaturesCushioned Saddle and adjustable handles
Crank3 Piece Crank
Transport WheelsYes
Dimensions101(l) x 149(h) x 59(w) cm
Boxed Dimensions104(l) x63(h) x 28(w) cm
Maximum User Weight140kg
Machine Weight34kg
Free AccessoriesHeart Rate Chest Strap

JTX Cyclo-Go Features

Electro-magnetic resistance

The JTX Cyclo-Go has a smooth and quiet electro-magnetic resistance mechanism. It has an 11 kg flywheel with a 16 point resistance range. The low resistance levels are suitable for warm up and cool down periods, or beginner level cyclists. The higher resistance levels provide a more challenging resistance level. Perfect for intermediate to advanced levels users, with potential to train for endurance, power and muscle development. No matter how hard and fast you pedal the electro-magnetic resistance system stays quiet and provides a smooth workout. Making it a great option for home exercise.

Colour touch screen

Computer consoleThe full colour, touchscreen computer console is very user friendly with 21 built in programs. All of the relevant metrics are tracked. Including:

  • Time
  • Speed
  • Distance
  • Calories burned
  • Heart rate

The 21 pre-programmed, built in workouts include:

  • Fat burning
  • Heart rate
  • Hill climb
  • Interval

This variety keep your workouts varied and holds off boredom, helping motivation. There are quick start buttons which allow you to change resistance quickly. These are especially helpful when you are looking to give yourself that extra challenge or during interval training.

There is also an option to design and save 4 programs of your own in the computers memory. So you can tailor a workout to your exact needs.

The JTX Cyclo-Go comes with a heart rate chest strap included. This allows you to measure your heart rate as you train. Heart rate is used to achieve goals ranging from fat burning to to increasing aerobic capacity. You can enter a target heart rate, with the computer adjusting the resistance on the machine to keep you within that targeted zone. A great way to make your cardio training as efficient as possible.

Build quality

JTX Cyclo-GoThe JTX Cyclo-Go has a number of features that contribute to it’s overall excellent build quality. The flywheel and magnetic resistance system are as good as any you will find in this price range.

A maximum user weight of 140 kg is high for a non-commercial piece of exercise equipment. This demonstrates how well made this machine really is. Re-enforced by the generous 5 year warranty on the frame. A further 2 year in home, parts and labour warranty shows how much the manufacturers have confidence in the components.

Comfortable padded seatA comfortable machine to use, the JTX Cyclo-Go has both adjustable handlebars and seat. The handlebars can be tilted forward or backward to find your most comfortable riding position. The seat can move through two planes, being adjustable both horizontally and vertically. Most upright exercise bikes will allow you to adjust the seat up or down. However the ability to move the seat forward or backward is quite rare. This allows you to find the ideal riding position, improving comfort and performance. The seat is larger than average and well cushioned, Making for a comfortable ride.

There are castors attached to the front of the bike, making it easy to store out of sight and move back into position should you wish.

Warranty, delivery and returns

The warranty on the JTX Cyclo-Go is very generous, with 5 years frame and 2 years in home parts and labour as standard. Therefore you can purchase this machine with a high level of confidence.

The warranty is registered automatically on purchase. In the unlikely event that anything goes wrong with the machine in the first two years, JTX will arrange for a specialist engineer to visit your home and solve the problem.

There is a 28 day “no quibble” returns policy. Therefore if you are not happy with it, the machine will be collected free of charge (minus collection costs), within 28 days of purchase.

JTX Cyclo-Go Reviews

The JTX website shows an average of 5/5 for the JTX Cyclo-Go upright exercise bike.

Final thoughts on the JTX Cyclo-Go upright exercise bike

This post was designed to help those considering working out on an exercise bike at home. If you are in two minds as to whether you want to train at home, why not read this guide on the pros and cons of exercise at home vs the gym.

The JTX Cyclo-Go is the top exercise bike available in the mid-range pricing category. It’s the combination of smooth quiet magnetic resistance, well made frame, and good quality computer console that set is apart. The customer reviews are great, it can be moved around and stored easily, and you can use one of 21 pre-set programs to work out.

 

For the latest price on the JTX website click here.

For the latest price on Amazon UK click here.

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