Keep fit in modern style!
The NordicTrack Commercial VU19 is an upright exercise bike loaded with high tech amenities: a full color touch screen, an Android browser, the newest iFit technology and an iPod-compatible sound system.
Sale priced at just $999 with a competitive warranty, it’s easily become a popular exercise bike for home gyms.
But is it your best exercise bike?
Read on for a full NordicTrack Commercial VU19 review.
|Model||NordicTrack Commercial VU19|
|Resistance Type||19 lb. Flywheel|
|Seat||Oversized & Cushioned|
|Heart Rate||CardioGrip Wireless & Wireless Strap|
|Display||7" Color Touch Screen|
|Max. Weight||325 lbs|
|Dimensions||60" x 24.8" x 41.25"|
Parts: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year
Rating: 93.5/100. Vivid colors, your favorite songs, social media… They’re all aboard the NordicTrack Commercial VU19. This upright exercise bike is tech-rich to enhance your exercise experience. One highlight is the 7″ full color touch screen, which not only shows workout data but also lets you browse the web. Some other perks are an iFit-enabled console for unlimited workout variety and extensive data tracking, a set of iPod-friendly speakers and lots of built-in bike workouts. That’s impressive for a $999 exercise bike! To keep the price low, NordicTrack has included a not-so-heavy drive and some other non-premium components, such as plastic housing (instead of metal housing) for the flywheel. The result is an affordable exercise bike that’s most suitable for beginners. It’s a good fit for many shoppers, but it’s not aiming to satisfy advanced cyclists.
Here are pros and cons to consider before choosing the NordicTrack Commercial VU19.
- 19-pound drive (Good for beginners)
- Comfortable gel-cushioned seat
- Adjustable seat (Up/down, forward/backward)
- 32 built-in workouts
- Enabled for iFit (Shown on a full color touch screen)
- Tablet computer holder (Removable)
- iPod-compatible (Port and 2″ speakers)
- Wireless heart rate receiver (Chest strap included)
- OneTouch™ controls (No scrolling to change resistance)
- Workout fan
- Water bottle holder
- Low price ($999 on sale, $1,499 MSRP)
- Three-year parts warranty
- Practical size for most homes (Footprint is 60″ x 24.8″)
- Not powerful enough for stronger cyclists
- Grip heart rate sensors aren’t accurate, but a wireless pulse monitor is included too
- Lower quality parts could break (Plastic flywheel cover, for example)
- NordicTrack customer service can be slow
NordicTrack has packed lots of potential into the Commercial VU19. This upright exercise bike is equipped to train and entertain not-so-advanced cyclists. Time flies by with help from an Internet browser, iPod-compatible speakers and your own tablet computer. (A tablet holder is included.)
This bike has a 19-pound drive, which is light but not ridiculously light — a good choice for beginners who aren’t interested in paying for force they might never use. Workout training includes preloaded programs and the option to use iFit.
NordicTrack Commercial VU19 Workout Programs
Burn calories, build endurance and improve your overall athletic prowess. Training programs included on the Commercial VU19 help you make the most of each exercise session. There are 32 workouts to choose from. It’s quite a menu, but navigation is simple with the bike’s touch screen.
For literally unlimited workout variety, you can use this stationary bike with an iFit membership. Download a new and customized workout every day, train along with high definition videos featuring world-class personal trainers, and virtually bike any route that’s in the Google Maps™ system. As you ride along, the bike’s resistance will change to simulate the sensation of riding the terrain. An interactive Google Street View adds to the virtual touring experience.
Stationary Bike Features
Stay connected or tune out during workouts. With your tablet computer along for the ride, you can go either way. The Commercial VU19 has a removable holder for your tablet computer. It also has an iPod-compatible port and 2″ speakers.
A wireless chest strap is included. With continuous heart rate feedback, you can adjust your exercise to stay on track toward your goals. Also provided is a CardioGrip™ heart rate monitor. This system uses contact sensors and isn’t as reliable as the wireless option.
Keeping hydrated and cool can help your endurance. The Commercial VU19 has an integrated water bottle holder and a fan that automatically adjusts according to your output.
Warranty & Guarantee
The NordicTrack Commercial VU19 upright bike warranty includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 3 Years
– Labor: 1 year
NordicTrack also provides a 30-day money back guarantee.
When avoiding boredom is a priority, the NordicTrack Commercial VU19 is a star. This bike provides ample training support, physical power and digital distraction to help novice bikers achieve higher levels of fitness. This earns a solid rating due to the highly competitive price point and value.