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ProForm ZX2 Review

ProForm ZX2 Exercise Bike

NOTE: The ProForm ZX2 has been discontinued. Looking for a better option? Find out how it compares to the Top 5 Exercise Bikes.

Fitness experts and consumers that would never consider anything less than $1k for a piece of exercise equipment may bash the ProForm ZX2, but the “budget” exercise bike is not as cheap as you might think.

Cheap in terms of price tag? Yes. Cheap in terms of production? It depends who you ask.

The ProForm ZX2 features digital resistance (with 12 individual levels), flywheel drive design, durable steel frame and pedal straps. It also has a couple really unique features like GameFit Interactive Fitness Games.

Get our take on the ProForm ZX2, rated 74.8, below…


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Model ProForm ZX2

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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.

12 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.

Digital Resistance

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.


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

Durable Steel

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


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


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.

Dual-Grip EKG™

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

Grafixx™ Hi-Res Display
Max. Weight

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

250 lbs

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

41" x 22.5" x 60"
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.

30 Days

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Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 74.8/100. Upright exercise bike with 12 levels of resistance and 16 pre-defined workout programs. Exercise bike also includes GameFit Interactive Fitness Games, featuring a new way to exercise. Burn calories and have fun with Fat Blocker and Calorie Destroyer. The harder you work, the easier the game becomes.

– Upright bike with decent resistance range (12 levels)
– Seat adjusts vertically and horizontally
– Play games while exercising to reduce boredom
– 16 pre-defined workout options available
– Utilize iFit Word Cars for more options
– Music friendly (iPod dock, built-in speakers)

– Lousy warranty coverage on exercise bike
– No cooling fan, accessory tray
– Customers would like to see handlebar adjustment


First, let’s start with the pros.

The ProForm ZX2 features a seat that adjusts both vertically and horizontally. The trainer is also surprisingly entertaining for the price paid including iPod dock, built-in games and iFit card compatibility.

Cons? The ProForm ZX2 almost looks “too good to be true” thus making consumers skeptical.

The warranty on the exercise bike is not great even if the price tag is phenomenal.

Workout Programs

The ProForm ZX2 offers 16 pre-defined workout programs, a strong number in itself accented even further by the iFit Workout card slot and heart rate program.

With built-in pulse grips users may track heart rate while they exercising, always staying within the optimal range of performance.

Lose weight, feel great and improve performance in just eight weeks with interactive iFit Workout Card Technology. Each card is designed by a Certified Personal Trainer and plugs directly into the bike’s console, automatically adjusting your speed while the voice of a personal trainer takes you through each workout.

If you want an exercise bike that is both challenging and educational, the ProForm ZX2 will get you on the correct fitness path.

Exercise Bike Features

Do you get bored exercising?

The ProForm ZX2 features two fitness games (Calorie Destroyer and Fat Blocker) completely reinventing the way you workout.

In fact, the exercise bike’s most impressive features lie in the electronics.

The ProForm ZX2 houses an iPod dock, offers good sound with built-in speakers, two fitness games, Grafixx Hi-Res display and convenient heart rate monitoring via the EKG Grip Pulse Sensor. The only bummer with the EKG heart rate is you’ll need four type D batteries to power it.

The GameFit Interactive Fitness Games is by far the ProForm ZX2’s most unique feature. The harder you work, the easier the two games (Calorie Destroyer and Fat Blocker) becomes.

The Graffix Hi-Res display Display animates your screen to give you more accurate, less machine-like readings.

Adjust your seat both vertically and horizontally to get the perfect workout position.

The ProForm XX2 offers a number of enticing features yet lacks a few basics, including no accessory tray or built-in cooling fan.

Warranty & Guarantee

ProForm offers a 30-day trial period on all products. While higher priced ProForm exercise bikes provide extended coverage on frame, parts, electronics and/or labor the ProForm ZX2 only has a 30-day guarantee on everything associated with the trainer.

If you are not satisfied for any reason call 1-866-896-9777 within the 30-day trial period.


The ProForm ZX2 keeps you distracted while exercising with interactive workout games. Aside from that, it’s your basic $500 to $1,000 exercise bike.

Still shopping? Compare the ProForm ZX2 to other exercise bikes $500-$1,000.

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