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NordicTrack GX2 Sport Review


Intro
NordicTrack GX2 Sport Exercise Bike

NOTE: The NordicTrack GX2 Sport has been discontinued. Compare to the ProForm 290 SPX.

The NordicTrack GX2 Sport is a stripped down, bare essentials exercise bike.

The good news?

The NordicTrack GX2 Sport is offered at an extremely affordable rate by one of the top exercise manufactures. The bad? You are missing out on a ton of standard specs including no way to monitor heart rate or pre-defined workout programs.

Learn more about the affordable entry-level NordicTrack GX2 Sport exercise bike, rated 68.3, below…


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Specifications

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Model NordicTrack GX2 Sport
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List Price

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Resistance

The flywheel in an exercise bike is what creates resistance. You can choose the level of resistance to increase your workout intensity.

Undisclosed
Resistance Type

The type of resistance shows what kind of flywheel is being used (if any), and its weight if the manufacturer provides it.

Undisclosed
Type

Type refers to the style of the ride: Recumbent bikes allow you to lay back, while Upright bikes are more like road bikes (lean forward).

Upright
Drive System

The bike's drive system is how your pedaling interacts with the rest of the bike (flywheel) to give you a good workout.

Chain
Frame

It's important to choose an exercise bike that will last, and the material of the frame determines how durable the bike is.

Durable Steel
Seat

The most important part for comfortability during your workout, the seat should be adjustable and have ample cushioning.

Cushioned & Adjustable
Pedals

Pedals are the driving force for an exercise bike, and should be comfortable, adjustable, and easy to control without slipping.

Oversized w/ Toe Cages
Programs

Bike Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

None
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

None
Display

Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

None
Max. Weight

Max. User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that the bike can safely support, which can represent durability.

250 lbs
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this treadmill will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

48.6" x 19.9" x 46.5"
Accessory Tray

Some bikes include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Cooling Fans

Portable?

Some exercise bikes can fold up and/or have wheels that make it easy to roll them around for convenience and to save space.

Warranty

The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: 5 Years
Parts: 3 Months
Labor: 3 Months (In-Home)

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Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 68.3/100. Self-Generating upright exercise bike has very few extra features yet enough to fulfill the basic purpose of an indoor bike. Affordable and within most price range.

Pros:
– Energy efficient (self-generating power)
– Fairly durable frame (250 lb max user weight)
– Comfortable seat for enjoyable workout
– Oversized pedals with toe-cage
– Adjustable non-slip handlebars
– Transport wheels for mobility

Cons:
– No way to monitor heart rate
– Only 90 days coverage on parts
– No pre-defined workout selection

Introduction

NordicTrack has an exceptional reputation with ellipticals and treadmills yet their exercise bikes are equally notable.

As a result, the NordicTrack GX2 Sport may be an entry-level exercise bike (and not quite as appealing as higher priced models), but it’s a solid trainer.

The NordicTrack GX2 Sport is designed for both performance and comfort. The adjustable seat and handlebars is a nice feature, including a decent amount of padding on the seat.

Workout Programs

It is rare to find a fitness trainer regardless of type (treadmill, elliptical, exercise bike, etc) that does not feature at least a couple of pre-defined workout programs.

Consequently, the NordicTrack GX2 Sport is well behind the curve in terms of workout programs.

The upright bike is also not compatible with iFit Live which is becoming more and more common on exercise equipment.

Furthermore, the NordicTrack GX2 Sport has absolutely no way to monitor your heart rate which is disappointing because practically ever other exercise bike on the market does have at least built-in pulse grips.

Exercise Bike Features

The NordicTrack GX2 Sport provides the basics needed to burn calories and get back in shape.

The upright exercise bike features adjustable (and cushioned) seat as well as non-slip handlebars.

The non-slip handlebars are ergonomically designed to cut down on fatigue and prevent discomfort. Adjust the height to find the right fit and stay comfortable with the added handlebar grips.

For added intensity and advanced users, the oversized toe-cage pedals can be used with the opposite side up.

The NordicTrack GX2 Sport also has a steel frame which should last for at least five years (or, the length of its warranty, below).

Aside from that, the NordicTrack GX2 Sport is equipped with a water bottle holder, transport wheels and little else in terms of features.

Forget the iPod/mp3 dock, built-in speakers, integrated cooling fan and LCD/LED display. The NordicTrack GX2 Sport is extremely bare in terms of electronics.

Warranty & Guarantee

The NordicTrack GX2 Sport exercise bike warranty & guarantee includes:

– Frame: 5 Years
– Parts: 3 Months
– Labor: 3 Months (In-Home)

NordicTrack has a 30-day money back guarantee on all exercise equipment. Dial 1-866-896-9777 for questions and concerns.

Conclusion

The NordicTrack GX2 Sport does not have a ton of enticing features, but it’s enough to get the job done. The upright exercise bike is a quality entry-level trainer with all the tools to improve your health and little else in terms of entertainment.

Looking for a better option? Find out how it compares to the Top 5 Exercise Bikes.