NordicTrack GX 4.2 PRO
Exercise Bike Review






The NordicTrack GX 4.2 PRO exercise bike has an upright design and has pedals positioned directly below you so that you can sit or stand and pedal just as if you were cycling on the road.

The bike has 28 challenging programs consisting of 14 calorie workouts and 14 performance workouts. Additionally there are 22 digital resistance levels which can be selected from a button on the control console to help you burn more calories or tone up.

This exercise bike is iFIT compatible. Using Google Map technology the iFIT facility greatly enhances the workout experience. Train with Jillian Michaels, and receive workout downloads. This feature requires the iFIT module and a subscription to iFIT which is sold separately.

Other highlights include: Silent Magnetic Resistance braking, CardioGrip heart rate monitor, back-lit display, workout cooling fan and a sound system with iPOD / MP3 connectivity.

The machine is covered by a strong warranty which offers a lifetime warranty on the frame, 1 year on all parts and 1 year labor.

Here's a list of the main features:




... control console

The console houses the controls necessary for the operation of the bike including buttons to select the various workout programs (calorie or performance), resistance level selection, switch on the workout fan and adjust the volume of the audio speakers.

There is a further bank of buttons which can be used with the optional iFIT features for users that choose to purchase the optional iFIT module and subscribe to the iFIT service.

A back-lit display at the top of the console provides the user with feed back on their workout, while a fan at the bottom generates a  cooling air stream.








... one-touch resistance

This exercise bike makes it easier to burn calories and increase your muscle tone by allowing the user to increase or decrease the amount of resistance that is applied to the bike's motion.

There are a total of 22 digital resistance levels which can be selected from the conveniently located buttons on the control panel.




... back lit display

A 5" back-lit display provides feedback. The screen has a wide viewing angle making it easy to keep an eye on all relevant workout data. The display provides information on the following parameters:

  • DISTANCE
  • PULSE
  • RESISTANCE
  • SPEED
  • TIME
  • CALORIES
  • CALORIES / HOUR

Additionally the user is able to monitor their progress on a visual, quarter-mile racetrack graphic.








... precision flywheel

An important component of any exercise bike is the flywheel. This model has a 20 lbs, inertia enhanced flywheel that has been designed to give a silky smooth operation. This will benefit the user with a much more natural, fluid feel when pedaling.





... workout programs

The exercise bike has 28 built-in workout programs. Each workout has been designed by a certified personal trainer in order to help you get the most out of your workout session. These 28 workouts consist of 14 calorie workouts and 14 performance workouts.








... magnetic braking

Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR) braking is used on this model. This system offers a frictionless, resistance braking which is very smooth in operation and allows the user to adjust the intensity of their workout without having to break the continuity of their workout.





... ergonomic pedals


This exercise bike is equipped with large pedals to fit any size of foot. These ergonomically designed pedals are also fitted with adjustable straps to hold your foot in place.




... adjustable seat

To ensure a good seating position during your workout the bike is fitted with an over size, padded seat. The seat can be adjusted both up and down as well as forward and back to ensure the optimum seating position for the user.







... heart rate monitor

The exercise bike is also equipped with a "CardioGrip" heart rate monitor. This helps you to make the most out of every workout by monitoring your heart rate with sensors that are built into the handlebars.

By monitoring your heart rate you can ensure that you're always in the right training zone for your goals. This results in a more effective workout, burn more fat, and improve your cardiovascular health.





... iFIT compatible

This equipment is iFIT compatible. In essence this is a wireless connection between the internet and the exercise bike. The iFIT feature allows you to experience trails by using Google map technology.

The iFIT feature enables you to customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads, manage your profile online and even work out with Jillian Michaels!

It should be noted that this feature requires a home wireless internet connection, the iFIT module, and membership to iFIT which is sold separately.








... iPOD connection

The user can plug in their iPOD, or MP3 player, into the music port situated on the control panel and enjoy listening to their favorite music or an audio book title during your work out session.

Buttons on the control console allow the volume from the twin speakers to be adjusted to taste.





... cooling fan

Pedaling hard during your workout can leave you feeling hot and uncomfortable, but this exercise bike provides a solution with an integrated workout cooling fan.

The console mounted fan is operated from a button on the control panel and has two speed settings which can be selected for the optimum cooling  effect.










… warranty details

The NordicTrack GX 4.2 PRO exercise bike is protected by a lifetime warranty on the frame, 1 years parts and 1 year labor.



Features:

  • Upright Design
  • 28 Workout Programs
  • 22 Digital Resistance Levels
  • One Touch Resistance Controls
  • Adjustable Seat
  • Ergonomic Pedals
  • Back-Lit Display
  • iFIT Compatible
  • CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • CoolAire Workout Fan
  • Accessory Tray
  • Transport Wheels




Specifications:

  • Footprint: 43.5" L x 24.85" W x 59.5" H
  • Max User Weight: 300 lbs
  • Flywheel: 20 lbs
  • Warranty: Frame (Lifetime)

                         Parts (1 yr)

                         Labor: (1 yr)



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Had the bike a little over two weeks now. Used it most everyday. I am up top an hour a day on it. UPS delivered it right to my door. Took maybe 40 minutes to assemble by myself, no issues.

I am
6.0 feet with a 34 inch inseam. Many stationary bikes get wobbly when I raise the seat high enough. This one is very stable and very quiet. I don't need to turn up the tv volume when riding.

The fan
is a bit loud but I do not use it, nor do I use the IFIT so I can't comment on that. If a gym bike is a 10, I'd have to rate this one as a 9.5.

The elbow area of the handle bars could be cushioned (I just

put a towel on them), The seat is a bit hard but not unbearable, if you wanted, any quality bike shop should have a padded seat.

Sturdy, easy to move, doesn't take up much room, reasonable

price, good resistance levels, variety of workouts...great bike! I looked at several other bikes and brands. This one in my opinion is a great deal for the price.









Quick delivery. Easy to set up. Sturdy, easy to operate.

Fits my current exercise needs and ability regarding level choices offered on bike.

Progressive levels of difficulty so one can advance at their own speed.








Very quiet and easy to use bike. The seat is a bit hard so i bought a gel pad (a towel rolled up worked as well).


I had some plastic parts that arrived broken but Norditrack is replacing them hassle free.

A very wide range of built in programs. Easy to assemble for the basic handy person.

Sturdy, heavy but easy to roll around on the front wheels. I would buy it again!








Quick delivery. Easy to set up. Sturdy, easy to operate.

Fits my current exercise needs and ability regarding level choices offered on bike.

Progressive levels of difficulty so one can advance at their own speed.