Making exercise fun again, NordicTrack exercise bikes offer good value at very affordable prices. You can exercise at home regardless of the weather outside so get ready to lose some weight.
NordicTrack is a subsidiary of ICON Health & Fitness, the world’s largest manufacturer of fitness equipment. The company’s products, including exercise bikes, treadmills, and ellipticals, are sold in retail sporting goods stores as well as online. Customer service has been a sore spot with NordicTrack for a few years but that is about the only drawback to buying their products.
The company currently produces nine exercise bikes: three recumbents, two uprights, two indoor spinning bikes and two new Grand Tour bikes introduced for the 2016 mode year.
Prices range from $399 to $1,499, which reflects the true value. If you order directly from NordicTrack’s website, you will get Free Shipping as well as special sales that they have throughout the year.
The Upright Series bikes in the NordicTrack lineup (the GX 4.4 Pro and the GX 4.6 Pro) are iFit enabled with heart rate monitoring, wide ergonomic pedals, oversized cushioned seats, 19 lb flywheels, 28+ built in workouts, OneTouch console controls, tablet holders and workout fans.
The Recumbent Series bikes (GX 4.7, Commercial VR23 and Commercial VR25 Elite) are also iFit enabled and has all of the same features as the upright bikes as well as 32+ workouts, 23+ lb flywheels and lumbar supported seats.
The Sport Exercise Bikes (GX 3.5 Sport and GX 5.5 Sport) feature 40+ lb. flywheels, adjustable resistance, pedals with toe cages and straps and padded seats. They don't have some of the extras like touchscreens or iFit technology.
Lastly, the Grand Tour Bikes (base and Pro models) are the newest models in the series, feature iFit and web-enabled touch screens, along with 30+ built in workouts, 24+ resistance levels, two dumbells and large pedals and seats. The USP of these bikes is the ability to adjust incline from -10 to +10 degrees, simulating a real life ride outdoors.
NordicTrack exercise bikes share many of the same frames and models as ProForm models, since both are made by ICON Fitness at the same manufacturing plant. If you can’t find a good price on a NordicTrack model you want, chances are the exact same bike will be available from ProForm with a different paint job and decals for about $50 less.
The warranties from ICON Fitness are much better than they were in years past – with lifetime frame coverage on most models – so that's a step in the right direction.
NordicTrack GX2.0 Upright - While the GX2.0 is an attractive model, for $299 you should check best-selling models from Schwinn and Stamina that get far better reviews from consumers.
NordicTrack GX2 Sport Bike - One of the best deals you can get for an entry-level spinning-type indoor cycle – if you can find it marked down 25% off its sale price of $399.
NordicTrack GX2.5 Upright - A low budget machine that tries to be more than it is by adding lots of entertaining features like iFit compatibility and speakers for your iPod.
NordicTrack GX4.0 Recumbent - Rates above average in reviews; a good bike for the price and does the job if you are a casual exerciser.
Nordic Track GX4.2 Pro Upright - The GX4.2 Pro gives you lots of options to stay motivated; 28 programs and 22 resistance levels combine in different ways for virtually limitless workouts.
NordicTrack GX5.0 Recumbent - A recumbent model with a step-through easy mount design. New for 2012, this model is a winner for users who need an affordable and reliable way to exercise.
NordicTrack GX5.5 Sport Indoor Cycle - Features include a performance monitor, inertia enhanced flywheel, and a wireless heart rate monitor so you can train in the right zone for best results.
NordicTrack Commercial VR - An excellent design from NordicTrack, probably the best indoor bike they make; surpassed user expectations.