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NordicTrack Commercial VR
Recumbent Exercise Bike Review

With the Commercial VR Recumbent, NordicTrack has come up with a heavy duty, commercial gym quality recumbent exercise bike at an in-home workout room price. NordicTrack Commercial VR Recumbent

Some of the key features that you get with this bike are a heavy duty frame with a 350lb weight capacity, very strong resistance system, heart rate monitor, and a comfortable, highly padded and easily adjustable seat that sits a little higher than most for easier mounting and dismounting.

On top of that you get plenty of motivational features such as the iPod/MP3 player jack and built in speakers (so you can select your favorite workout music), 32 Built-In workout programs and iFit Live technology for tracking your stats and additional workout routines. Then finally, you get NordicTrack's Premiere Warranty on this recumbent.

Note: The 2012 NordicTrack Commercial VR is no longer available and has been replaced by the newer NordicTrack Commercial VR Pro.

Please see our Exercise Bike Ratings page for a full listing of the exercise bikes that are available with prices and ratings.

The NordicTrack Commercial VR has been around for a few years now and this year's model has been updated to be fully iFit Live compatible. iFit Live gives you the motivational features to track your workout stats online, download new routes and courses to the Commercial VR or to get additional workout routines from certified trainers.

Since the iFit Live card is purchased separately, you can keep your initial costs down and get it later when you are ready for the additional features or you can buy iFit Live when you get the bike to have all the features available on this bike right away.

You can also use the iFit Card technology along with iFit Live if you like. One of the advantages of iFit Card technology (which is series of workouts, designed by professional trainers, that are available on SD cards which are loaded into the iFit Live card slot) is that there are no ongoing fees to use it. Once you purchase the workout cards, you can use them forever.

And, of course, you can always use the 32 Built-In Workout programs that come with this exercise bike for FREE at any time.

NordicTrack exercise bikes are manufactured by Icon Fitness, the largest fitness equipment manufacturer in the world, which gives them some advantages to offer more for less. NordicTrack recumbent bikes are sold online and at Sears which also gives them the advantage of brand name popularity.

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The NordicTrack Commercial VR Recumbent is a very comfortable and sturdy recumbent exercise bike that is selling at a very reasonable price. You get an excellent NordicTrack warranty and plenty of options for variety and motivation with the iPod/MP3 music jack and speakers, the 32 built-in workout programs and the option for even more workout options with the iFit Live (and iFit Card) technology.

I also like that the seat sits a little higher for easier mounting and dismounting and that you have the upper and lower handle bar positions.

Note: Tracking your workout data on the internet can be very motivational especially if you share the data with your family and friends who may also be working on their own goals.

Customer Reviews

There are plenty of customer reviews for this bike online since it has been available for a while now. The overall rating at NordicTrack.com for this exercise bike is a very impressive 4.9 out of 5 stars. 4.5 of 5 stars


Aerobic exercise improves cardiovascular health and circulation and stationary bikes, such as the NordicTrack Commercial VR, provide a safe, low impact aerobic exercise that has been used for fitness, health and physical therapy for years.

NordicTrack Commercial VR Features at a glance: 2012 NordicTrack Commercial VR Console

  • Commercial Grade Steel Frame
  • 32 Built-in Workout Apps
  • 24 Digital Resistance Levels
  • iFit® Compatible*
  • 7" Backlit Display
  • RaceTrack™ Display
  • CardioGrip™ Heart Rate Monitor with Wireless Chest Pulse Included
  • Compatible Music Port for iPod®**
  • Quick-Touch In-Handle Controls
  • Easily Adjustable Seat and Lumbar Support
  • 20 lb. Effective Inertia-Enhanced Flywheel
  • Transport Wheels
  • AutoBreeze™ Workout Fan
  • 350 lb. Weight Capacity
  • Footprint: 58.5" L X 27.25" W X 55.25" H


Lifetime guarantee on the frame,
3-Year Parts Warranty and 1-Year Labor Warranty.

*Requires iFit® wireless module which is sold separately. Currently, you will get a Free one-year iFit® subscription when you Buy the iFit® wireless module.