Summary: The S22i studio bike from NordicTrack is a commercial grade studio cycle that works seamlessly with the iFit training programme. This bike looks stunning, with a 22-inch HD screen for the group sessions and one-touch controls. Like all Nordic Track exercise bikes, it comes packed with technology. You get smooth magnetic resistance, a fan, compatibility with chest-straps and even the ability to simulate incline / decline to liven up those rides.
iFit comes free with this bike for 1 year.
Check out the close-up pictures, video, and the latest price, over on this dedicated page at NordicTrack.co.uk
Detailed Review of the NordicTrack S221 Commercial Studio Bike
This is a big, commercial-grade studio style studio bike – made from steel to the high standards that NordicTrack are known for. It looks sharp, with a unique profile part way between a studio bike and an upright.
The S22i is heavy enough to cope with a 150kg max user weight. The seat position is adjustable both front to back and up and down – making it suitable for taller users too. The dimensions when it is assembled are 140cms long by 55cms wide by 146cms tall. If you compare this to the cheap rattle traps on sale from no-brand outlets, you’ll see how solid a bike you get!
Like all genuine NordicTrack kit, you get a thorough warranty. This is 2 years parts + labour, 5 years for the frame and an extended warranty for corrosion. Register within 28 days of purchase to trigger your warranty.
24 Resistance Levels, Incline and Decline
If you want a challenge, then use the one-touch controls to hit the top levels of the resistance for the S22i. This will give you an intense ride, though can be even tougher. This studio bike has the ability to mimic riding uphill. You will feel the burn, especially towards the top of the 24 resistance levels. You can peddle downhill too – with a 10% slope in the other direction.
Many of the workouts from trainers involve arms too. This bike comes with 2x branded dumbbells for this. You can also swivel the screen to make it visible for floor-based exercises.
NordicTrack Technology: How the S22i Exercise Bike Compares
A 22-inch-High-Def screen gives you the chance to cycle around scenic mountains, idyllic islands, and historic cities for your workouts. The key stats are displayed above the view. This works perfectly with iFit – which is Nordic Track’s own group training program. You can take on challenges, join group classes or simply enjoy the views with this. Obviously, an internet connection is needed. You get 1 year free with the purchase of an S22i bike – after that you will need to pay a subscription to continue.
This is not the only tech involved with this model. The inertia-enhanced flywheel, built in fan, silent magnetic resistance, speakers, music port and ‘SMR’ silent magnetic resistance all contribute to a quality ride.
Feedback: What Do Users Say About the S22i Commercial Studio Exercise Bikes?
NordicTrack have developed a real challenger for Peloton based on the feedback for both the iFit programme and their commercial studio bikes. It is the size and build quality of these bikes which comes in for a lot of individual praise. Most of the tech is hidden (the motor, wheel, and electronics), though they add up to a smooth experience.
One commentor was disappointed that they could not use their special shoes. Standard pedals won’t allow for this, though they can be changed. I feel that the option would be welcome without an additional purchase / extra for a bike at this price point.
Overall, excellent feedback – this bike was designed to work perfectly with iFit and does exactly that.
Wrapping Up: Is the NordicTrack S22i Commercial Studio Cycle Right for You?
If you want the best home studio style bike with group training, then the S22i from NordicTrack is a match for anything Peloton produces. This bike is popular in commercial gyms, studios and home gyms. Sure, it is more expensive than regular upright bikes – though will last for years – making it better value over time.
You get steel bike which is jam packed with technology. The 22-inch HD screen is the obvious highlight. This is only the visible part, most of the tech and small touches are under the surface. 1 year of iFit should be more than enough to take your fitness (and enjoyment from working out) to the next level.
Check out this dedicated product page over at NordicTrack.co.uk now – and see the S22i in action!
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