While the NordicTrack GX2.0 upright exercise bike is an attractive model with many cool-sounding features, it won’t make any Recommended Buy lists.
The high-resolution Grafixx™ LCD display tracks your speed, time, distance, calories burned and pulse. On the 18 pre-programmed workouts, choose between weight-loss, aerobic, endurance or performance goal oriented programs. The console is battery-operated.
The specs on the NordicTrack GX2.0 upright exercise bike are:
*Wireless network required. Module sold separately.
UPDATE: The GX2.0 model is no longer available. Check out the comparable NordicTrack Commercial VU 19 as an alternative.
Exercise bike reviews on the NordicTrack GX2.0 are mixed. Those users who weren’t expecting much in terms of quality say they are satisfied with this upright bike, while others have reported issues with missing parts in the box and that NordicTrack’s customer service response time leaves a lot to be desired.
On the plus side, they do like the adjustable seat height, stable frame, and easy-to-use display.
Cons of the NordicTrack GX2.0: the fan is so weak it’s worthless, the speakers are so-so, the pulse grips on the handlebars do not give accurate heart rate readings, and you need to put out $20 for a power adapter or waste a lot of money on D-batteries to power the console.
If you plug in your iPod, you will go through those 4 batteries fairly quickly. Lastly, the iFit Live feature is unnecessary on a cheap bike – they should have used the money to install better components – and included a power cord!
This model is similar to the Proform ZX2 upright, another ICON Fitness product made at the same factory. While the GX2.0 is an okay bike, for $299 you should check best-selling models from Schwinn and Stamina that get far better reviews from consumers.
The NordicTrack GX2.0 upright exercise bike isn’t the worst of ICON’s cheap bikes (Weslo probably wins that title), but you can buy a better bike and thus avoid the frustrations you will have with this one.