The ProForm GTX Commercial Bike with Intelligent Wind Resistance

The new ProForm GTX commercial bike is the first indoor training bike with an incline and decline feature to help simulate road riding. But that’s not all – the Intelligent Wind Resistance automatically adjusts the bike’s resistance to match your wind profile, i.e., your height and weight.

The Bike

The console has a 3.5" full color display for readouts of time, distance, pulse, and calories burned. It also allows access to iFit Live™ Workouts that feature a Satellite View from Google Maps™ for virtual street touring and road riding all over the world.

The specs of the ProForm GTX commercial bike are:

ProForm GTX Commercial Bike
  • -20% to 20% Digital Incline/Decline
  • 24 Digital Gear Controls
  • 24 Personal Trainer Workouts
  • Adjustable Padded Seat
  • Adjustable Non-Slip Handlebars
  • Pedals with Toe Cages
  • Water Bottle holder, transport wheels
  • iFit® Live Technology
  • Interplay™ Music Port for iPod® or MP3
  • Intermix Acoustics™ Sound System
  • Polar® Wireless Chest Heart Rate Monitor
  • Belt Drive System
  • Max user weight – 350 lbs
  • Dimensions: 58"L x 25"W x 59"H
  • Warranty: 10 years frame, 1-year parts and labor

The Buzz

Proform GTX Console

UPDATE:  The GTX commercial bike has been discontinued and is no longer being sold.  You can check out the latest exercise bike lineup at the official ProForm site to compare the new models.

The frame on the ProForm GTX commercial bike is solid steel construction, while the belt drive system ensures a quiet, smooth pedaling motion. The SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance system is maintenance-free and frictionless for durable, long-lasting performance.

There are 24 Digital Gear controls that add to the realistic bike experience, as well as the Intelligent Wind Resistance, and -20% to 20% Digital Incline and Decline Controls to give you an indoor ride you have never experienced before.

Using the built-in iFit Live™ Technology (a home wireless network is required), you can plot your course on Google Maps, and the automatic incline/decline feature tips the bike frame to match the street angle, thus simulating terrain. Along with the iFit workouts, the GTX also comes with 24 pre-set programs that automatically adjust resistance, incline, and decline. 

There are no reviews on this model yet but it looks to be a winner for ProForm. Bikes that can simulate motion — both incline and decline as well as roll from side to side (such as the Real Ryder) — represent the future of indoor stationary bikes. Since the bike’s tilting movement recruits more work from core muscles groups as you balance on the bike, you get a better workout than you would on a traditional stationary bike that works just the legs.

Our Take

The revolutionary ProForm GTX commercial exercise bike sells online for $999, a reasonable price considering the frame technology, gear controls, and iFit wireless technology that is included.

We would prefer to see a drop handlebar design, and a console that isn’t quite so close to the chin when grabbing the forward section of the handlebars, but those are minor issues.

The bike is solid and rides well. If you want more options than what an upright or spin bike can offer, the ProForm GTX commercial bike offers an exciting new concept that will make you want to ride longer as you are constantly challenged and entertained while pedaling through a virtual world of roads and street views.

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