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 (Commercial VR21 and Commercial VR25) 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.
Most Popular Models
NordicTrack Grand Tour - the newest model introduced in 2016 with incline/decline capability, iFit and lots of workout programs.
NordicTrack Grand Tour Pro - a more advanced model with a larger touch screen, more workouts and increased resistance levels.
NordicTrack GX 3.5 Sport - an entry level indoor cycling bike at a very affordable price...a solid choice for beginners.
NordicTrack GX 5.5 Sport - a step up from the 3.5 with a wireless chest strap for heart rate monitoring and more features.
NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Upright - A well-priced bike with iFit technology, a ton of workouts and a high level of adjustability.
NordicTrack GX 4.6 Pro Upright - An upgraded version of the 4.4 with a web-enabled touch screen and more workouts/resistance levels.
NordicTrack Commercial VR21 - A solidly built recumbent exercise bike with iFit, 32 built in workout and 25 resistance levels.
NordicTrack Commercial VR25 - An improved version of the VR23 with more workouts and a web-enabled touchscreen.
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