The NordicTrack Grand Tour bike lets you pedal indoors with real incline/decline, plus it’s enabled for iFit Google Maps workouts to deliver the visuals of outdoor paths.
This tech-rich stationary bike features a 7” touch screen that serves as an all-in-one display for standard bike workouts, iFit workouts and the web.
On sale for less than $1000, the Grand Tour is an especially feature-rich find for its price class. Learn more from our full NordicTrack bike review below.
|Drive System||16 lbs.|
|Seat||Adjustable horizontally and vertically|
|Heart Rate||Wireless Telemetry|
|Max. Weight||350 lbs|
|Dimensions||62" L x 23.5" W x 62"H|
Parts: 3 Year
Labor: 1 Year
Rating: 88/100. The Grand Tour bike with 7” display is the original model in NordicTrack’s Grand Tour Series, which also features the Grand Tour Pro with extra-wide screen. Both exercise bikes can simulate dramatic mountain climbs but are sized small for convenient home use. The maximum uphill and downhill angles for the bike are 10 degrees.
As for training guidance, the available workout diversity is excellent. More than 30 preset workout programs support calorie burn, speed, heart rate and other fitness goals. For infinite workout variety and on-board personal training, the bike’s built-in monitor is iFit Coach enabled. The Grand Tour can also interact with the iFit app run on your own tablet computer; the bike’s adjustable shelf can hold most full-size mobile devices.
To comfortably fit just about any rider ages 14 and up, the NordicTrack Grand Tour has up/down and forward/back seat adjustability. It also has a 350-pound maximum weight load. This model provides 24 increments of resistance to help riders find a just-right match and progress from level to level with relative ease.
Other specs of note are iPod-compatible speakers and a wireless heart rate receiver. (Bluetooth chest strap sold separately.) To support total body training the Grand
Tour is paired with three-pound dumbbells that can be stored at the front of the console.
This exercise bike’s full price is $1,299 including a three-year parts warranty and one year of labor. With luck or a bit of patience you can buy it for less than $1,000. Here are pros and cons to consider.
- 10-degree power incline and decline
- 7″ HD viewing screen with touch control
- iPod-compatible MP3 speakers
- Adjustable saddle
- Adjustable handlebars
- 32 built-in workout programs
- Enabled for iFit Coach
- 24 resistance levels
- Wireless heart rate receiver
- Small footprint (60″ L X 23.5″ W)
- Water bottle holders
- Cooling fan
- Transport wheels
- Assembly is time-intensive and requires two people
- Occasional maintenance by the owner may be required, such as tightening screws and adjusting the drive belt
- The manufacturer has a reputation for slow customer service for parts replacement
The NordicTrack Grand Tour is a fun-to-use exercise bike that’s iFit Coach enabled to let you virtually explore real parks, cities and villages. At any time, in any weather, you can experience the ups, downs and interactive views of real-life routes. This unique bike’s incline and decline settings range from -10 to 10 degrees to benefit your muscles and your mind. Resistance is broken down into 24 increments and is provided by a magnetic drive system with force equivalent to a 16-pound flywheel.
Besides being iFit enabled, the Grand Tour bike provides 32 training programs to support your goals for heart health, calorie burn, incline training, exercise intensity and speed.
Here are details about the NordicTrack Grand Tour bike workouts, features and factory-direct warranty.
Workout options with the Grand Tour bike include manual mode, preset workout programs, and an endless variety of routines available through WiFi with an iFit Coach membership.
Preset workout variety includes 32 training programs. To make program selection easy, NordicTrack groups the choices by main workout goal: calorie burn, incline, intensity, heart rate and speed.
Optionally the Grand Tour bike can be used with an iFit Coach membership. You can sign up for iFit Coach by the month or year. Benefits range from diet guidance to sleep time suggestions, but as for workout programs there are several categories:
- Google Maps workouts with or without Street View that match your preferences for distance, elevation, calorie burn and more
- HD video workouts led by world-class personal trainers
- Standard bike workouts tailored to your goals
- Online bike races built in Google Maps by the iFit user community
Each iFit subscription supports multiple member profiles and makes it easy to wirelessly log and track fitness data.
NordicTrack Grand Tour Features
A main attraction of the Grand Tour bike is the frame’s 10 degrees of both incline and decline. Power adjustable, the angle can easily be changed in the middle of a workout.
The integrated 7” display screen uses touch technology. Essentially it’s a built-in tablet computer with apps for workouts and the web. In full color it can show built-in workouts and iFit workouts, including those produced with HD video and Google Maps.
Helping you add your favorite entertainment apps to workout time, the Grand Tour bike has a tablet holder attached to the far end of the console. It can securely hold most full-sized tablet computers and has adjustable angle.
iPod-compatible, Grand Tour exercise bikes have sets of 2” speakers for MP3s built into their consoles.
The console also has a storage space for two three-pound dumbbells, which are included to make whole-body cross training more convenient.
Finally, to help regulate your temperature this bike has a two-speed fan and two water bottle holders.
Warranty & Guarantee
The NordicTrack Grand Tour upright bike warranty includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Moving Parts & Electronics: 3 years
– Labor: 1 year
The original Grand Tour bike is a good value for many shoppers seeking feature-rich cardio trainers under $1000. The pricier Grand Tour Pro might endure for longer, but after several years you’re likely to “graduate” from this series anyway if you exercise regularly. All in all the NordicTrack Grand Tour can be a reliable and well-liked fitness machine for the average household, providing realistic outdoor biking simulations that aren’t easy to find for the price.