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NordicTrack GX3.0 Sport Review


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NordicTrack GX3.0 Sport Exercise Bike

UPDATE: The GX3.0 Sport has been discontinued. Looking for a better option? Find out how it compares to the Top 5 Exercise Bikes.

The NordicTrack’s GX3.0 Sport delivers a premium workout utilizing chain drive system technology. The electronic monitor along with adjustable resistance levels are great selling points, as well.

The NordicTrack GX3.0 Sport not only delivers up-to-date information on your speed, time and distance (thanks to the LCD display), but also the ability to monitor heart rate and number of calories burned.

It’s a solid entry-level exercise bike with all the basic specs. Learn more about the NordicTrack GX 3.0 Sport (rated 70.9) below…


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Specifications

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Model NordicTrack GX3.0 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.

Adjustable
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 Drive
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.

Padded & Adjustable
Pedals

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

Toe Clips & Straps
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.

Yes
Display

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

Backlit LCD
Max. Weight

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

275 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: 1 Year
Labor: 1 Year

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Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 70.9/100. NordicTrack Resistance (Upright Bike), Adjustable Resistance, Chain Drive System, Durable Steel Frame, Padded & Adjustable Seat, Toe Clips & Straps for pedals, LCD Display, 275 lbs. max user weight, portable, accessory tray

Pros:
– Effective upright bike
– Adjustable resistance for different skill levels
– Chain drive system powers trainer
– Durable steel frame (275 lbs. max user weight)
– Compact/portable
– Good LCD display
– Moderately comfortable seat
– Toe clips and straps make pedaling safe
– Reasonably affordable trainer
– 5 Year guarantee on frame
– Heart rate program

Cons:
– No pre-defined workout programs
– Few extra luxuries (no iPod/mp3 dock, speakers, etc)
– This product has California Prop 65 Warning

Introduction

The NordicTrack GX3.0 Sport bike is designed with each rider’s comfort in mind.

The adjustable horizontal and vertical padded seat easily conforms to all body types.

Built-in toe clips and straps keep your pedal to the medal.

Meanwhile, the ergonomically non-slip handlebars adjust to your height. The comfort level built into this bike helps you work out longer and with greater intensity.

Workout Programs

Unfortunately, the NordicTrack GX 3.0 Sport bike does not come equipped with any workout programs.

However, the adjustable resistance levels definitely give the user flexibility in creating their own fitness routine. If you don’t care about pre-defined programs and like to be flexible and creative in your regimen, this bike is for you.

Exercise Bike Features

The main draw to this bike is the adjustable resistance levels. Increasing intensity levels not only burns more calories, but also builds muscle tone.

Transport wheels allow easy mobility from one location to another. The built-in water bottle holder reminds you to drink plenty of water throughout your fitness routine.

Unfortunately, the NordicTrack GX3.0 Sport is not exactly stacked in terms of electronics and aside from the LCD display you’ll miss out on the iPod/mp3 dock, built-in speakers, pre-defined workout programs and iFit workout cards.

Warranty & Guarantee

The NordicTrack GX3.0 Sport exercise bike warranty and guarantee includes:

– Frame: 5 Years
– Parts: 1 Year
– Labor: 1 Year

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

Conclusion

If you are looking for a comfortable exercise bike that literally puts you in the “driver’s seat”, the NordicTrack GX 3.0 Sport is a good entry-level trainer.

It’s not exactly loaded with features yet the adjustable resistance levels and electronic monitoring will get the job done in the end.

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