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ProForm Tour De France 2.0 Review

Quick Summary

The ProForm TDF 2.0 is an indoor cycle trainer from ProForm’s Tour De France collection.

The TDF series has lots of marketing hype but has earned negative customer reviews.

At $1,299 the TDF 2.0 is the lowest priced Tour de France bike model, but it’s nearly identical to the more expensive options.

Is it worth a try?

Get insight from our full ProForm TDF 2.0 review below.

Specifications

FitRated
Model ProForm TDF PRO 2.0
Rating

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88.7%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$2,499
Best Price

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$1,299
Resistance

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

40+
Resistance Type

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

Silent Magnetic
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).

Indoor Cycle
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.

Configurable Electronic Gears
Frame

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

Commercial-Grade Steel
Seat

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

Traditional Indoor Cycle Seat
Pedals

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

Pedals with Toe Cages and Straps
Programs

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

24
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.

n/a
Display

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

Power Meter LCD
Max. Weight

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

350 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).

64" x 25" x 56"
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: 10 year
Parts: 1 Years
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 88.7%

Our Rating

Rating: 88.7/100.  ProForm Fitness worked with Le Tour de France organizers to design ProForm TDF stationary bikes. The $1,299 TDF 2.0 is the cheapest bike in its series, but it’s not much different from the $2,999 models; it merely has a simpler console screen. Just add your own tablet computer and you’ll get all the same benefits. Unfortunately, you’ll get the same potential drawbacks too… and ProForm TDF bikes roll with merely one-year parts warranties. That’s a sign that all is not well. Here are pros and cons to consider about choosing the TDF 2.0.

Pros:

  • Easy to assemble
  • 48.5-pound flywheel
  • Quiet magnetic resistance
  • 30 customizable gears
  • Pedals with toe cages and clips
  • Adjustable seat and handlebars
  • Power incline/decline (-20% to 20%)
  • 7″ backlit data screen with power meter
  • iFit®-enabled
  • 24 interactive Google Maps™ training routes (Requires iFit membership)
  • 24 built-in workouts that simulate topography of real-life bike tours
  • iPod-compatible (Jack and 2″ speakers)
  • Wireless heart rate receiver
  • Two water bottle holders

Cons:

  • High price considering the one-year parts warranty
  • Adjusting the seat is time consuming (10 minutes with an Allen wrench)
  • iFit isn’t well-integrated with TDF bikes (Often crashes)
  • The automated incline/decline doesn’t always work
  • The workout data are sometimes very inaccurate
  • Parts sometimes arrive damaged
  • Customers report that replacement parts aren’t readily available
  • ProForm’s customer service gets negative reviews

Introduction

The feature-rich ProForm TDF 2.0 is the entry level exercise bike in a series that also features the TDF 4.0 Pro and 5.0 Pro. The higher level bikes have web-enabled touchscreens and can show high definition video workouts on their default screens. The TDF 2.0 can keep up when you add your own tablet computer and an iFit membership. At $1,299 it’s a much better deal than ProForm’s $2,999 alternatives — especially since all these bikes have just one-year parts warranties. Read on for details about workout programs and other features of the TDF 2.0 exercise bike.

TDF Workout Programs

The TDF 2.0 is an iFit-enabled exercise bike. With the addition of an iFit membership ($99/year) you can virtually train anywhere worldwide: The bike’s automated incline/decline will adjust to simulate the actual topography using information from Google Maps™. Two dozen courses are pre-mapped and you can add any route you please. For the best experience, wirelessly connect your computer or smartphone to the bike. This will let you get an immersive Google Street View as you ride.

The TDF 2.0 also has 24 preloaded workouts that replicate Tour de France segments.

ProForm Tour De France 2.0 Features

Compared with other stationary bikes, ProForm Tour de France bikes especially operate like street bikes. For smooth operation the TDF 2.0 has a 48.5-pound flywheel. The bike lets you customize its gear ratios and has shifters on its handlebars. The handlebars are like those on a race bike and have a non-slip surface.

ProForm TDF bikes have a wide range of automated incline/decline to help replicate the outdoor training experience. The TDF 2.0 can tilt from -20 percent to +20 percent with electronic controls.

Pedals on the TDF 2.0 help you feel secure at high speeds and steep inclines. They have toe cages and clips.

The default display for preset workouts and iFit workouts is a 7″ backlit screen. This bike can also use your own tablet computer as its iFit monitor, letting you access HD video workouts and get Google Street Views as you train. A secure tablet holder is on the console.

This stationary bike is compatible with Bluetooth chest straps for wireless heart rate monitoring.

For audio entertainment the ProForm TDF 2.0 has an iPod-compatible port and a set of 2″ speakers.

Warranty & Guarantee

The ProForm TDF 2.0 indoor cycle trainer warranty includes:

– Frame: 10 years

– Parts: 1 Years

– Labor: 1 year

ProForm offers a 30-day money back guarantee.

Conclusion

For shoppers set on a ProForm Tour de France exercise bike, the TDF 2.0 is the best value. We caution that while the ProForm TDF bike collection has lots of appealing features, customer reviews indicate that the bikes don’t always perform as advertised.