NordicTrack Commercial VR25 Bike Review

The NordicTrack Commercial VR25 is a recumbent bike that allows you to exercise while reclining in perfect comfort. The bike features a web enabled touch screen display.

The NordicTrack Commercial VR25 Recumbent




The NordicTrack Commercial VR25 Recumbent allows the user to exercise in an almost lying down or recumbent position. The padded seat has a lumbar support, and the user operates the pedals with their legs stretched out in front of them.


The arrangement of the seat and pedals on this type of exercise bike puts less stress on the joints than an upright bike. This makes it ideally suited to people who are out of condition or who are recovering from an injury, although all users will benefit from using it.


The bike has 35 challenging programs consisting of 12 calorie, 12 intensity, and 11 performance workouts. Additionally, there are 26 digital resistance levels which can be selected from a button on the control console to help you burn more calories or tone up.


The bike is iFIT enabled with the iFIT unit already built-in. Using Google Map technology, the iFIT facility greatly enhances the workout experience. Train with Jillian Michaels and receive workout downloads. This feature requires a subscription to which is sold separately.


Other highlights include a web-enabled touch screen, Silent Magnetic Resistance braking, CardioGrip heart rate monitor, wireless chest strap, workout cooling fan, tablet computer holder, and a sound system with iPod/MP3 connectivity.


The machine is covered by a warranty which offers a Lifetime warranty on the frame and brake with 3 years parts and 1 year labor.


It’s available at a discounted price from NordicTrack


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, intensity, 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 subscribe to the iFIT service.


    A web-enabled, touch screen display at the top of the console provides the user with feedback on their workout, while a fan at the bottom generates a cooling air stream.


    A 3.5 mm jack located on the control panel allows audio devices such as an iPod or MP3 player to be hooked up to the in-built speakers.




  • Workout Programs:

    The exercise bike has 35 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 35 workouts consist of 12 calorie, 12 intensity, and 11 performance workouts.




  • 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 oversized, padded seat with lumbar support. The seat is mounted on a rail and can be slid forward or back and then locked into position to ensure the optimum seating position for the user.




  • Magnetic Braking:

    Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR) braking is used on this model. This system offers 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.




  • 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.


    A wireless chest strap is also included which transmits your heart rate data continuously to the display without any need to touch the heart rate sensors on 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.




  • 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 26 digital resistance levels which can be selected from the conveniently located buttons on the control panel.




  • iFIT Enabled:

    This trainer is iFIT enabled with the iFIT unit already built into the console. This feature provides benefits such as exercising anywhere in the world with Google Maps, downloading workouts to help with your fitness goals, comparing progress to others in the iFIT community, tracking workout data, setting calorie, time, or distance goals, watching high-definition videos with simulated workouts, and downloading sets of weight-loss workouts.


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




  • Precision Flywheel:

    An important component of any exercise bike is the flywheel. This model has a 25 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.




  • Auto 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 fan has several settings, including an auto mode. When the auto mode is selected, the speed of the fan will automatically adjust itself to the speed at which you are pedaling.


    The console-mounted fan is operated from a button on the control panel and helps to keep you cool during the most vigorous workout.




  • iPod Connection:

    The user can plug in their iPod or MP3 player into the 3.5 mm jack situated on the control panel using a suitable audio cable (not supplied).


    The user is able to enjoy listening to their favorite music or an audiobook through the speakers built into the control console rather than being constrained by a dangling earphone cable.


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




  • Warranty Details:

    The NordicTrack Commercial VR25 Recumbent exercise bike is protected by a Lifetime warranty on the frame and brake, 3 years parts, and 1 year labor.






  • Footprint: 61.2″ L x 23″ W x 68″ H

  • Max User Weight: 350 lbs

  • Flywheel: 25 lbs

  • Warranty: Frame and Brake (Lifetime), Parts (3 years), Labor (1 year)




$999NordicTrack VR25


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