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JTX Cyclo-5: Upright Exercise Bike | Gym Cycle

JTX Cyclo-5: Upright Exercise Bike

£649

£599

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JTX Cyclo-5R: Recumbent Bike With Full Back Support

JTX Cyclo-5: Recumbent Exercise Bike

£799

£699

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JTX Cyclo-6: Indoor Exercise Bike | Side View

JTX Cyclo 6: Indoor Cycling Bike

£575

£475

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JTX Cyclo Studio | For Gym Spin Classes

JTX Cyclo Studio: Indoor Cycling Bike

£1,200

£749

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Exercise Bike Reviews and Advice

Strengthen and Tone

Cycling will strengthen and tone your leg muscles. The primary muscles worked on a bike are the quadriceps (front of the thighs), glutes (bottom), hamstrings (back of the thighs), calves (back of the leg below then knee) and hip flexors (bottom of the stomach).

Weight Loss

Cycling is a very effective form of exercise for weight loss. The number of calories burned will depend on your age, gender and so on but as a guide a young man can burn around 500 calories cycling for 30 minutes at around 17mph. Once you’ve finished your cycle your body continues working to repair the muscles used during your workout. This burns calories even once you’ve finished exercising.

Cardiovascular Fitness

Cycling is an effective and simple form of cardiovascular exercise. Cardio training on an exercise bike can help you prepare for marathons or just help you deal better with daily demands. A healthy cardiovascular system increases the supply of oxygen to your blood and the supply of energy to your body. It helps reduce your risk of stroke and disease and can lower blood pressure.

Improve Your Sport

An exercise bike can be more than a piece of home gym equipment. It can allow for specific training focused towards the discipline of road cycling. The controlled environment that an exercise bike produces can help improve and track your cycling fitness as well as improve your technique. Exercise bikes let you work on the elements you need to improve on, whatever the weather!

Low Impact Exercise

The low impact nature of exercise bikes make them a good option if you want to lessen any risk of injury or strain. Their smooth motion and low impact action combine to make a workout that is easy on your muscles and joints. As long as your bike is properly configured and set up in line with your biomechanics the pressure is taken off of knees and ankles making indoor cycling a popular alternative to higher impact activities such as running.

Convenient and Cost Effective

Exercise bikes are compact and often sleek machines that don’t take up much space. They also let you make maximum use of your time: you can watch TV, read a book or listen to music as you workout. Cheaper than paying gym fees, all of our exercise bikes come with fantastic warranties that ensure you get years of exercise out of them and start from as little as £579.

Resistance

For a bike that will last as your fitness improves you will need it to have a large resistance range. This ensures you can increase the difficulty as you get fitter. A large resistance range is also important for creating interesting workouts which simulate hill climbing for example.

Exercise Bike Flywheel Size

The flywheel size of a bike is important as it will determine the bike’s maximum resistance. An enjoyably smooth and silent ride is also only possible with a large flywheel, if the flywheel is too small the ride will be more jerky.

Adjustable Seating Position

To enjoy cycling as a low impact, long term form of exercise it is vitally important the bike is set up perfectly in line with your biomechanics. As such a fully adjustable bike is highly recommended.

Computer

The key considerations with a cycling computer are accuracy and options. You will want confidence in your data and it is worth checking what is tracked as the number of metrics recorded do vary. Programs are a great way to vary your workouts and stay motivated. Some cycling computers even enable you to connect to Google Maps or similar so you can take a cycling tour from the comfort of your home!

Build Quality

This is clearly vitally important but notoriously difficult to decipher online. It is worth checking out the total product weight here as lower quality, less stable bikes will tend to weigh less.

Choosing Where You Put Your Exercise Bike

We recommend that you don’t keep electric fitness equipment in cold rooms or garages. In the winter months, the temperature fluctuates which causes condensation inside the computer and circuit board.

Check Customer Reviews

Reviews are a great way to understand if a company is as good as they say they are. We collate our reviews in association with TrustPilot, which means you can be absolutely sure they are independent, authentic reviews from genuine customers.

Money Back Guarantees

If you are buying fitness equipment over the internet make sure you have the right to change your mind once you have assembled the machine and tried it out. Most reputable companies have a 28 day money back guarantee as long as you return it in the original packaging and pay for delivery costs. See our ‘no quibbles’ returns policy.

Warranties

Often warranties are from the original manufacturer rather than the company you bought the machine from. Make sure the warranty covers in-home repairs or the delivery and collection costs for your machine. Otherwise you may find bike repairs which cost as much as the original purchase.

After The Warranty Period

If the machine has a short warranty period it’s worth enquiring how much it will cost to fix the machine and the cost of parts.

The size of the exercise bike really depends on the type you are interested in.

Upright Exercise Bikes

Upright exercise bikes are one of the most compact forms of home gym equipment. They are generally about 1m long by about 50cm wide but you’ll need to allow more space to access the machine. These exercise bikes often have transport wheels in the front stabiliser so they can be easily stored after use.

Recumbent Exercise Bikes

Recumbent exercise bikes extend in order to accommodate leg length. They are generally between 1.4m and 1.7m long but this really depends on the space required for your legs between the seat and the pedals.

Training Exercise Bikes

Training exercise bikes are similarly compact to upright bikes. They are designed as more of a simulation of road cycling, they generally have a simpler mechanism and so a smaller shell. These bikes are generally fixed wheel, belt driven bikes. The better more effective training bikes will have big flywheels in order to create a large range of resistance. A heavy flywheel means a stable ride will only be achieved with a heavy duty frame – it is worth checking the overall product weight as a guide for this. Transport wheels are an essential element of a training bike in order for it to be relocated post workout due to their weight. Training bikes in general have a similar footprint to upright exercise bikes. All makes and models differ though so it is always worth checking dimensions before purchasing.

As a manufacturer and retailer we cut out the middle man to deliver outstanding value. The result is an exercise bike category packed full of top quality equipment at incredibly competitive prices. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for traditional exercise or cardio training bikes we have them all covered.

A BRAND YOU CAN TRUST

Industry Leading Warranties

We are the sole manufacturer and retailer of JTX Fitness equipment. This means we can make sure there are no grey areas, your relationship is with us and we take responsibility for everything from sales to returns. You can relax as your warranty will be registered automatically when you buy and there are no hidden terms or conditions. All our warranties are served in the home. If you ever need assistance we will send a specialist engineer to your home, free of charge. Read more about our in-home service warranties here.

Independent Reviews

Our exercise bike reviews are authenticated and published by TrustPilot. Giving you complete confidence in them as independent, authentic reviews from genuine customers. We are committed to ensuring the highest quality of both our equipment and our service and are very proud of our outstanding reviews as a result.

28 Day Money Back Guarantee

JTX Fitness equipment comes with a fantastic 28 day ‘no-quibble’ returns policy. We hope that you are delighted with your purchase but if you are not absolutely happy, we will collect your order and offer a full refund (minus collection costs) within 28 days of purchase. Find out more about our 28 day money back guarantee here.

Visit our Sussex Showroom

Why not come and visit us in Sussex? You can see our fully stocked show room, get to know us a bit better and put our gym equipment through its paces. Just remember to bring your trainers! We are open Monday to Friday during office hours.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

FREE Next Day Delivery

We offer a FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY service for all mainland UK customers. Order today before 3pm and your new exercise bike could be with you tomorrow! If you are ordering from outside the UK mainland, please give our customer service team a call and they'll be happy to help. Read more about our delivery service.

Achieve Your Fitness Goals Faster

Designed for results, our bikes take inspiration from leading commercial brands. Superior build quality, credible specifications and our unrivalled customer support will help you achieve and maintain your fitness goals for the long term.

Expert Knowledge Before and After You Buy

As well as stocking the very best fitness equipment we are dedicated to helping our customers achieve their long term fitness goals. To get you off to the best possible start we offer all new customers a FREE personalised training plan from an in-house Personal Trainer. To keep you motivated beyond the initial buzz, we regularly update our workout video library and share the latest news from our growing network of health and fitness experts.

Designed to Enhance Your Home

Our bikes are designed to aesthetically enhance your home and improve your quality of life. They all have the specification you need to make the most of the convenience of home training. Helping you continually take steps towards a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Buy Direct for Great Prices and Support

We are the sole manufacturer and retailer of JTX Fitness equipment. Essentially this means we cut out the middle man enabling us to offer unrivalled value. We only sell the highest quality equipment at incredibly competitive prices.

Exercise Bike Reviews

We've teamed up with the UK’s leading independent reviews company, Trustpilot, to collect customer feedback following the purchase of the fitness equipment. You can be confident that all JTX cross trainer reviews are genuine and unbiased.

Two weeks after our customers order from JTXFitness.com, we send them a request for a cross trainer review. This gives them enough time to put the cross trainer through its paces so they can review both their experience with JTX Fitness and the product itself.

We don't claim to be perfect - when we get something wrong, we always try to fix it, quickly and conveniently, and at no cost to the customer. We hope you will see from our reviews that we get it right the majority of the time and our customer service is one of the best in the industry.

Scroll through our TrustPilot cross trainer reviews on the right of the page and click 'read more' to see a review in detail. If you are using reviews to help you decide which cross trainer to buy you could also get some great advice from our exercise bike buying guide.


Exercise Bikes

A home exercise bike will deliver an effective, low impact cardio workout, whatever your fitness level. Whether you are looking to strengthen and tone, lose weight, improve your fitness or train for an event, our fantastic range of gym-specification exercise bikes deliver a great value solution for the most stylish of home gyms.

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