The JTX Cyclo-2 is one of the most competitively priced exercises bikes produced by JTX, and the only design in the Cyclo range to offer both the upright and the recumbent cycling positions.
With all the usual high build quality you would expect from JTX, there are a range of benefits to the Cyclo-2 from offering the two separate positions in one exercise bike.
Design features and storage
[one_half]If you have been a member of one of the larger commercial gyms in the past then it is likely you have seen the recumbent style of exercise bike before.
Essentially it provides a different, slightly more limited range of motion for cycling. Due to this limited and smoother range of motion, this style of exercise bike is often favoured for anyone new to cardio training, recovering from an injury or for reducing the impact on knee joints.
To make sure the JTX Cyclo-2 is well suited for a range of body types, both the seat and the handlebar position are fully adjustable.[/one_half]
A simple hand wheel is positioned at the back of the seat post which can be loosened to allow you to raise and lower the seat. The piston that joins the seat bar to the handlebar support allows you to alter the angle of the handlebars.
This is also useful for if you are limited on space for storing the bike in between workouts. To reduce the storage size of the JTX Cyclo-2 even more, the recumbent style seat at the back of the bike can be completely removed with very little effort.
To help keep you in position and provide a rest for your hands there is also a set of bars on the recumbent seat, which has been designed with a slight angle to create a more effective cycling motion.
This allows for more movement in your legs without crunching on your abdominals when you bring your knees up.
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JTX Cyclo-2 – Features Summary
- Inclusion of both upright and recumbent riding in one machine
- 8 resistance controlled programs to simulate hill climbs.
- 4 target heart rate programs: 100, 107, 146 & 175 bpm.
- Display indicates current power (watts), calories burned, distance travelled (km), resistance level and time taken.
Despite its simplicity, the display console for the JTX Cyclo-2 still manages to be aesthetically pleasing and blend in well with the silver and black colouration of the main bike frame.
While there are 8 levels of resistance for using each of the bike positions, these are manually adjusted using the hand wheel tension control positioned just in front of you when cycling using the upright seat.
[one_half]The display screen space and number of buttons is kept as efficient as possible, with the screen constantly displaying your time, distance, speed, calories burned and even heart rate when holding the sensors.
The buttons are really only needed for changing between the 7 preset training programs and 4 heart rate controlled workout programs. There is also a button labelled ‘Recovery’, which when pressed will lower the intensity of your current workout.[/one_half]