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NordicTrack GX4.2 Pro Review

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Quick Summary
Rating: 80.9/100. Burn more calories, increase intensity or improve muscle tone with wide resistance selection supported by sturdy upright frame. Easy Glide Seat designed to provide exceptional back support, even while exercising.

– Quality Silent magnetic resistance
– Innovative “Step Through” frame design
– Very comfortable adjustable seat
– Workout fan keeps you cool and comfrotable
– Compatible with iFit Live technology
– CardioGrip heart rate monitor included

– Not music friendly (mp3 input, speakers)
– Only one year guarantee on parts
– No lifetime warranty on motor


The NordicTrack GX4.2 Pro is a middle of the road upright exercise bike with a couple attractive features like the adjustable seat and “Step Through” frame.

The exercise bike will get you on the path to a better you with SMR Silent Magnetic Resistance and flywheel design.

Workout Programs

The NordicTrack’s GX4.2 Pro exercise bike offers digital resistance and CardioGrip heart rate monitor to help you to improve muscle tone.

Utilize Google Maps and train remotely with personal trainer Jillian Michaels through iFit Live technology.

Besides managing your workout profile online, customize your routine through the many automatic workout downloads.

The addition of iFit Live makes the NordicTrack GX4.2 Pro one of the best exercise bikes for workout apps available with 28 additional built-in apps.

Exercise Bike Features

NordicTrack’s GX4.2 Pro trainer looks and feels great with Silent Magnetic Resistance, “Step Through” Frame, adjustable seat and pedals.

The NordicTrack GX4.2 Pro exercise bike also features LCD HD display which tracks speed, time, pulse and distance. Keep abreast of burned calories for both your weight loss and health maintenance programs utilizing the console’s display.

Adjust your intensity levels during your workout by taking advantage of the bike’s frictionless resistance system.

Make the most out of every workout by monitoring your heart rate with sensors built right into the handlebars. They will ensure you are in the right training zone for your goals.

Find the best position for you with the dual-position adjustable handlebars. The adjustable handlebars work great with the Easy Glide Seat Adjust found on the NordicTrack GX4.2 Pro exercise bike.

Warranty & Guarantee

The NordicTrack GX4.2 Pro exercise bike warranty & guarantee includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– 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.


Practically everything is adjustable on the NordicTrack GX4.2 Pro including the seat, handlebars and pedals allowing for riders of all shapes and sizes to get the customized experience they deserve.

Still browsing? Compare the NordicTrack GX4.2 Pro to other exercise bikes from $500 to $1,000.


Model NordicTrack GX4.2 Pro

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

22 Levels
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 refers to the style of the ride: Recumbent bikes allow you to lay back, while Upright bikes are more like road bikes (lean forward).

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.

17 lb. Inertia-Enhanced

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

"Step Through" Design

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

Adjustable & Padded

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

Adjustable Straps

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

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.

Hand Grips & Wireless Strap

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

Max. Weight

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

300 lbs

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this treadmill will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

43.5" L x 24.85" W x 59.5" H
Accessory Tray

Some bikes include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.


Cooling Fans


Some exercise bikes can fold up and/or have wheels that make it easy to roll them around for convenience and to save space.


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: 1 Year
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 80.9%

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