Advanced Search

NordicTrack Grand Tour Pro Review

Quick Summary

Tired of being limited to flat rides on your exercise bike? It’s time to ride uphill from the comforth of your home gym! The Grand Tour Pro is a stationary bike with power-adjustable slope to simulate ups & downs of topography.

It even mimics specific map routes by connecting to iFit Coach.

The Pro’s 10-inch screen streams interactive views and the same monitor lets you browse the web.

On sale for under $1500, this bike offers good value to beginners through intermediate-level trainees. Get details from our full Grand Tour Pro review below.

Specifications

FitRated
Model NordicTrack
Grand Tour Pro
Rating

Our custom rating considers all of the bike's features, specs, warranties, and 100's of user & expert reviews, to save you time!

90.5%
List Price

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

$1999
Best Price

Since prices change daily, this link goes to our preferred retailer for the current best price. Note: MSRP stands for Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price.

$1499
Resistance

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

24
Resistance Type

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

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.

16 lbs.
Frame

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

Welded Steel
Seat

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

Adjustable horizontally and vertically
Pedals

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

Extra-wide
Programs

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

35
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.

Wireless Telemetry
Display

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

10” touchscreen
Max. Weight

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

375 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).

57.5" L x 23.5" W x 62" H
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: Lifetime
Parts: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Years

Rating: 90.5%

Our Rating

90.5/100.

The Grand Tour Pro bike with a 10″ iFit-enabled monitor is the top model in NordicTrack’s Grand Tour Series. Though the display is extra-wide, this bike itself is compact for convenient use at home. Its main appeal is a power incline/decline with settings from -10 to 10 degrees. When you train on an angle, simulations of uphill and downhill training feel especially realistic. Other bikes may change resistance but keep your ride flat.

Workout diversity with the Grand Tour Pro is exceptional. Thirty-five programs are preloaded to the console and with WiFi and an iFit Coach subscription you can access infinite computerized programs and training videos. You can also train in manual mode and easily alternate among 26 resistance levels as well as multiple slope settings. To support whole-body cross training NordicTrack ships this bike with two five-pound dumbbells. They can be stored at the front of the console for easy access as you pedal.

Meant for anyone aged 14 and up, this NordicTrack bike has adjustable handlebars, an adjustable and extra-large seat, and can support riders who weigh up to 375 lbs.

The bike’s full price is $1,999 but often sells for less than $1500. The warranty package includes lifetime coverage for the frame plus a five-year parts/electronics warranty and two years for labor.

Pros:

  • 10° power incline/decline.
  • 10″ HD touch screen.
  • 35 built-in workout programs.
  • Enabled for iFit Coach.
  • 26 resistance levels.
  • Web browser.
  • iPod-compatible MP3 speakers.
  • Adjustable saddle.
  • Adjustable handlebars.
  • Wireless heart rate receiver.
  • Small footprint.
  • Water bottle holders.
  • Cooling fan.
  • High weight capacity.
  • Transport wheels.
  • Long warranty on parts & electronics.

Cons:

  • Not for advanced athletes.
  • Assembly has many steps and requires two people.
  • Occasional DIY maintenance may be required to keep the bike quiet and calibrated.
  • The manufacturer has a reputation for slow customer service.

Introduction

The Grand Tour Pro is a home exercise bike made to simulate riding in the great outdoors. This fitness even machine tilts to simulate the feel of traveling uphill or down (power incline settings range from -10 to 10 degrees).

You can even add interactive scenic views by using the bike with an iFit Coach membership. iFit Coach Google Maps workouts, as well as 35 preloaded workouts, are displayed on the Grand Tour Pro’s 10-inch color screen.

Workout Programs

Grand Tour bikes arrive with plenty of workout programs, with new workouts available for download at any time via the iFit Coach app.

The preloaded workout menu offers 35 training programs. The routines are organized by workout goal: calorie burn, incline training, intensity, heart rate, and speed.

Using the heart rate programs requires a chest strap, sold separately.

iFit Coach, which brings infinite workout variety, can be added by the monthly or annual subscription (fees not included with purchase of the bike). iFit Coach allows users to design or automatically receive a new computerized personal training workout every day. You also get these options 24/7:

  • Google Maps workouts that match your preferences for calorie burn, distance, elevation change, and more.
  • Online Google Maps competitions planned by iFit members.
  • HD video workouts led by world-class personal trainers. The library includes classes for on and off the bike.

Additionally with iFit Coach Plus your account can automatically download a choice of customized Google Maps bike workouts every day.

Each iFit subscription supports multiple user profiles. A profile is useful not only for workouts, but may also include health coaching that integrates exercise, other daily activity, nutrition, and even your sleep cycle.

NordicTrack Grand Tour Pro Features

A key feature of the Grand Tour Pro is the power incline/decline with maximums of -10 and 10 degrees. With controls built into the handlebars you can easily alter the intensity of your challenge and get the sensation of biking outside.

The integrated 10″ monitor is essentially a built-in tablet computer with apps for preloaded workouts, iFit and surfing the web.

To encourage total-body training as you ride, the console stores a set of five-pound hand weights.

To support movies and music for workout entertainment, the Grand Tour Pro bike has an adjustable-angle tablet holder that can securely grip most full-sized tablet computers. The machine also ships with 2” speakers built into their consoles that are compatible with iPhones and other mp3 players.

Other features include a two-speed fan, two water bottle holders, and transport wheels.

Warranty & Guarantee

The standard warranty for the NordicTrack Grand Tour Pro bike includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Moving Parts & Electronics: 5 years
– Labor: 2 years

Additionally NordicTrack bikes are sold with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Conclusion

The NordicTrack Grand Tour Pro bike is more versatile than a standard stationary bike, since it can physically tilt and deliver 10-inch-wide scenic views that match your motion. Overall this bike can help keep teens and adults healthy with cardio training, calorie burn, and (including the hand weights) muscle toning for the whole body. Keep in mind that the flywheel on this trainer is lighter than the norm though, so using the incline is essential for challenging resistance. With plenty of support for digital entertainment and multitasking, the Grand Tour Pro provides easy incentive to make home exercise a habit.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.