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The Johnny G Krankcycle by Matrix features independent crank arms that offer a wide variety of movements to keep users engaged. The crank arm height is adjustable and the crank-and-flywheel assembly rotates to enable forward and reverse movement. Available either with or without the ergonomic saddle to allow for wheelchair accessibility. Kranking increases aerobic capacity and upper-body strength, burns calories and builds core stability.

  • Independent crank arms for greater variety of movement to keep users engaged
  • Ergonomically designed saddle allows easy transition between seated and standing exercise positions
  • Adjustable crank arm height encourages greater range of muscle activation
  • Crank and flywheel assembly rotates to accommodate forward and reverse movements
  • Narrow crank axis allows for higher RPMs, increasing speed and endurance
  • Wheelchair accessible when purchased without the seat

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Conceived of by Johnny G, the creator of Spinning®, Kranking is an upper-body stationary cycle workout ideal for professional athletes, wheelchair users and anyone looking to build aerobic capacity, strength and endurance. Whether you offer a complete program or incorporate it into other regimens, Kranking is a unique way to expand your personal and group training offering.

Independent Crank Arms

Perform a wider range of movements to keep the workout fresh and engaging.

Optional Computer

The Krankcycle computer allows users to monitor heart rate, cadence and other training data.

Rotating Flywheel & Crank Assembly

User can perform both forward and retro rotations from the seated and standing position.


At the heart of Kranking is Johnny G Kranking Education, an institution that develops, researches and oversees all aspects of Krankcycle instruction.
Also available free of charge is the Krankcycle Activation Program. While not an official certification, the activation program offers a series of online learning tools that make it easy to get up and running with your Krankcycle. Register for the Activation Program.

  • KRANKING: Kranking classes offer a wide array of options including strength training, high intensity, endurance and base building. Kranking classes can vary in length and should be led by a qualified instructor.
  • KRANK FUSION: The Krankcycle can be easily integrated into indoor cycling classes, providing a full-body workout and also giving users with disabilities the opportunity to participate in an indoor cycling class.
  • KRANK FUSION: The Krankcycle can be easily integrated into indoor cycling classes, providing a full-body workout and also giving users with disabilities the opportunity to participate in an indoor cycling class.
  • KRANK EXPRESS: Krank Express is done in a small-group setting on the main cardio floor, making it very visible and highly accessible. There is no microphone or studio music required.
  • KRANK PT: Personal trainers can use the Krankcycle to work one-on-one with their clients to restore balance and symmetry in the upper body, increase strength and endurance, and effectively manage weight.
  • KRANK BOOT CAMP: The Krankcycle is a great addition to any circuit-training program. It provides an upper-body strength or cardio station to expand training variety.


Bottle Holder Yes
Frame Type Steel base with cast iron drive, treated with zinc oxide & polyester powder coating
Resistance System Chain drive
No. Transport Wheels Yes
Levelers Yes
Tech Specs
Assembled Dimensions 56.5" x 26.8" x 41.5" / 144cm x 68cm x 105cm
Assembled Weight 142.4 lbs / 57 kg
Max User Weight 350 lbs / 159 kg

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We won’t leave your new fitness equipment outside and unattended. We schedule delivery and then we bring your boxes inside the first available ground-level door of the house or building, or into your garage.

Shipping time can range between 10–15 business days after purchase. The shipping company will contact you to schedule your delivery a few days prior. Delivery is performed during business hours, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Please note: At this time, we can only accept orders for shipment within the contiguous 48 US states. We regret we cannot ship to P.O. boxes or to international destinations, including Canada. To read full shipping details, please visit our policies page.

Console Specs
* Programs vary by machine type
See owner’s manual for program details
Xr Simple Xer Intuitive Xir Ultimate
ViaFit Connectivity Yes Yes Yes
Passport Ready Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Active Integrated No Yes Yes
Sprint 8 Yes Yes Yes
Touchscreen No Yes Yes
Workout Tracking Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Enabled Software Updates, ViaFit Connectivity Software Updates, ViaFit Connectivity, Entertainment Apps Software Updates, ViaFit Connectivity, Entertainment Apps
Bluetooth Enabled No Yes Yes
Speakers No Yes Yes
Smartphone Compatible No Yes Yes
USB Port No Yes Yes
Console XR XER XIR
Home Warranty (Console) - Parts 5 years 5 years 5 years
Home Warranty (Console) - Labor 2 years 2 years 2 years
Display 8.5" Extra-wide blue LCD 10" class touchscreen 16" class HD touchscreen
Entertainment Passport Ready, ViaFit Change Workout, Facebook, Hulu Plus, MyFitness Pal, Netflix, Sprint 8, Track, Twitter, ViaFit, Virtual Active, Weather, YouTube Change Workout, Facebook, Hulu Plus, My Media, MyFitness Pal, Netflix, Sprint 8, Track, Twitter, Virtual Active, Weather, Web Browser, YouTube