The Grand Tour Pro is an advanced version of the Grand Tour base model, both new for 2016. The bike comes with more resistance levels, more built-in workout programs, a larger display, and increased user weight capacity while retaining the best features.
With a built-in iFit module, power incline/decline capacity, and wireless heart rate tracking, the bike is designed to offer you a natural, realistic biking experience and help you achieve your fitness goals faster.
The Grand Tour Pro has a 10” full-color web-enabled touchscreen display. You can view your training program options and workout data with a swipe across the screen and browse the web with the built-in browser.
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The power adjustable incline/decline is the most impressive feature of the Grand Tour Pro. At the touch of a button, you can incline the bike up to 10% or decline it down to -10%. It is like riding a bike uphill and downhill. It takes tremendous cardiovascular effort and helps you burn more calories than you would do by riding a bike on a plain surface.
The iFit module allows you to take your training to the next level. You can use the Google Maps feature to pick a training route from any part of the world and view it on the touchscreen display while the bike automatically adjusts the incline and decline to simulate the contours of the route you picked.
With iFit, you can also download a variety of workout programs, create goal-based workouts, get fitness instructions from professional trainers, and track your fitness progress for faster results.
The bike has 35 built-in workout programs and 26 levels of resistance, both increased from the base Grand Tour model. You can choose a workout program and adjust the resistance using the OneTouch controls on the console or the built-in controls in the handgrips.
The seat is fully padded and adjustable. You can make vertical as well as horizontal adjustments to find your optimum seating position. The extra-wide foot pedals are easy to slip your feet into and the adjustable straps allow you to reposition your feet for increased comfort and stability.
The large touchscreen display shows your iFit training routes in rich, full color. To the back of the console is a tablet holder, where you can affix your tablet and watch your favorite songs, shows, and movies.
The Grand Tour Pro comes with a pair of five-pound dumbbells for upper body workouts. It has grip sensors in the handlebars for tracking your heart rate. It also has a built-in Bluetooth smart receiver, which allows you to use a wireless chest strap.
The bike also has a built-in water bottle holder, an MP3 music port, and a pair of front-mounted transport wheels.
What is surprising is that the Grand Tour Pro has the same 16 lb flywheel as the base model. A heavier flywheel would have been nice, especially given the increase in price. Similarly, the bike has a Bluetooth receiver, but you have to use your own wireless chest strap. At this price range, you expect the strap to be included in the package.
Also note there is a new gym-quality Commercial Studio series of indoor cycles that you might want to consider.
The Grand Tour Pro offers almost everything an avid biker could ask for – a large number of training programs, adjustable incline/decline facility for a natural and realistic biking experience, silent and frictionless resistance, and quick, responsive controls for easy operation.
The bike also helps you shatter the monotony of indoor training with iFit connectivity, music port, and web-enabled console.
The only downside is the 16 lb flywheel, which is rather light for a top-of-the-line model. So, like the base model, the Grand Tour Pro is a perfect choice for beginners, casual users, and mid-level trainers.
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