Does The JTX 2-In-1 Cross Trainer and Exercise Bike Provide A Varied, Beneficial Workout?
This cross trainer/bike has a 4 kg flywheel to create resistance for both elements and has been created with basic fitness and weight loss goals in mind.
To aid this, there are also pulse sensors in the hand grips so that heart rate data can be viewed on the LCD screen, along with readings on time, speed and distance. Does this product do enough for the average user?
What benefits does this JTX Trainer offer to home gym users?
It is clear from the specification for this training machine that it is designed to offer versatility to users. Obviously this starts with the fact that this is a 2-in-1 model, so users can switch between the bike and cross trainer as they like, but it continues with the different programmes and adjustable features.
There are 8 levels of manual resistance to choose between to make a workout more intense and even though they are not particularly difficult, they are easy to select. This means that users can adapt the settings as and when they need to for an even more personalised workout.
When it comes to the adjustability and user comfort, the seat post adjustments means that this bike is designed to be “a comfortable ride for all heights” and there is an 110kg user weight allowance. This variable height means that shorter users can use this as comfortably as taller ones, up to about 6ft.
For the most part, the JTX exercise bike seems to be sturdy enough for average use, but some uses are noticing slight wobbles with more intense use and say that it needs tightening too often.
Apart from these potential construction issues, are there any other downsides to choosing this JTX 2-In-1 Cross Trainer Exercise Bike?
Because this is more of a low-end, basic trainer to get people started with this sort of activity, there are smaller details that are missing and a few drawbacks to the construction.
Some of the lighter negative comments talk about the need to follow the instructions carefully when assembling the machine, the usual inaccuracies with the calorie counter and the lack of a back-light on the console.
Others have complained about the noise made by the chain and say that it is loud enough to disrupt users listening to music on headphones.
Summary: how does this feedback affect the final verdict on this JTX 2-In-1 4kg Cross Trainer?
The bottom line with this product seems to be that you can’t go into buying this low-end, good-value machine and expect something gym-quality or intense. There are clear limitations in the information that is displayed, the manual and the intensity of the resistance levels.
However, the machine is also able to provide a comfortable ride for the majority of users with enough information to help them with their goals and enough options. There is versatility to the JTX exercise bike and it is just enough to ensure that new users can create a more interesting, fulfilling workout than they were able to achieve with more basic bikes or trainers.