Nordic Track R21

by Stan
(Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada )

My first review of this bike does not actually include comments about using it. That will be my second review. The bike arrived on time as predicted. This bike is very well packaged. The back rest is somewhat deformed but other than that all parts were in tact and assembly was smooth. This is a solid bike. One thing I didn’t think about was the height of the console. My old Startrack had a lower console so I could watch my tv which is on a table. With the new bike the console completely blocks view from the tv unless you have it higher in the wall. I’ve had to place my bike to the side so I can view the tv.
I’ve made one call to Nordic Track and as mentioned on many internet sites it is very difficult to speak to a real person. I’m hoping I don’t have to use this service often.
They promote extended warrantee packages but I’d be surprised if they have a tech available in the northern Canadian city I live in.
I’m wondering if my Garmin heart rate chest strap will work with this unit?
Is the Ifit coach worth it? Comments please. I mostly use the indoor bike in winter so it seems like a waste of money. There are a lot of negative comments about the program.
Now to try the bike.

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