Everyone’s Bike: The NordicTrack S22i

When I got a chance to examine the NordicTrack S22i Studio Cycle, naturally, I stated yes. I had actually been going shopping just recently for an at-home choice for biking throughout the rainy winter season in Oregon, so experimenting with this cycle was an amazing possibility. Indoor workout devices has actually come a long method from when I remained in my early 20’s and there are lots of cost effective choices for those who wish to avoid the health club periodically or attempt a training program by themselves.

When I got a chance to examine the NordicTrack S22i Studio Cycle, naturally, I stated yes. I had actually been going shopping just recently for an at-home choice for biking throughout the rainy winter season in Oregon, so experimenting with this cycle was an amazing possibility. Indoor workout devices has actually come a long method from when I remained in my early 20’s and there are lots of cost effective choices for those who wish to avoid the health club periodically or attempt a training program by themselves.

NordicTrack as a brand name has actually remained in business for an extremely long time. In truth, my 12-year-old treadmill is a NordicTrack (and it still works completely). NordicTrack has a history of developing long-enduring and quality items for health clubs and for house usage. From those I’ve spoken with, NordicTrack is a home name and is frequently acknowledged from the typical Joes to physical fitness lovers. A lot of concur, there is a location for fixed devices in the house.

About the NordicTrack S22i Studio Cycle

The S22i is a completely adjustable fixed bike. It has a 22” adjustable touchscreen that consists of 2 digitally magnified speakers and an auxiliary port. There is likewise an HDMI choice to utilize with a TELEVISION, however you might not require to since the display can tilt and likewise turn 360 degrees.

The bike utilizes wifi to link to NordicTrack’s iFit shows, where all the exercises are housed. You can track your statistics, change the volume, and far more by means of the touchscreen. The display likewise consists of an AutoBreeze adjustable fan, so when you are riding the hot mountains of Chile, you can feel the wind on your face.

The flywheel is inertia improved and uses SMR (Quiet Magnetic Resistance) innovation, so the spinning is really peaceful. There are leveling feet set up on the base, so the bike stays steady throughout the exercise. The frame is commercial-grade steel building and construction and is ranked for riders as much as 350lbs.

Every part of the bike is adjustable, from the saddle position to the handlebars, and it is simple to tailor the ergonomics to fit a variety of physique. The bike comes with routine bike pedals and straps, however can be altered to pedals of your option.

The multi-position handlebars of the S22i start near the seat of the bike for closer hand positioning and increase to near the screen where adjustable OneTouch controls rest on the handlebars for manual resistance (24 levels) and slope changes from -10% to 20%. The handlebars have a non-slip grip, also.

The saddle is adjustable vertically and horizontally to fit a variety of inseams and convenience levels.

The studio cycle comes with a 1-year iFit subscription, which provides you access to numerous flights of all types—studio, newbie, mtb, roadway bike—and consists of off-the-bike training choices. In addition, the S22i comes with 2 3lb dumbbells that are utilized in a few of the exercises that are ensured to make you thirsty, so it’s a good idea there are 2 locations for water bottles.

The exercises consist of bootcamp design exercises, high-energy studio sessions, trainer-led worldwide exercises, slope biking, yoga, and full-body choices, amongst lots of others. There is almost every kind of trip and problem level readily available along with differing choices for length of flights, some as brief as 20 minutes, others longer.

The frame of the S22i is 56.9” high, 55” long, and 21.9” large, so it is little enough for home living or storage when required. The bike just needs a routine wall plug-in for power and can be quickly moved when required by means of little wheels connected to the frame. There is a 3-year parts service warranty and a 1-year labor service warranty consisted of needs to anything show up.

S22i in home screen view.

NordicTrack iFit Programs

When linked with wifi, and you are logged into your account, the user has a huge quantity of programs to pick from. New exercises are published day-to-day and there are a wide range of fitness instructors to pick from depending upon your state of mind, or your objectives.

The programs all provide interactive training, so as the program moves along, the fitness instructor changes the slope and resistance for the exercises. You can bypass this function at any time throughout the exercise, however you will probably struck the calorie and watt objectives if you have the ability to maintain with the cadence and permit the bike to change for you.

iFit shows utilizes Google Maps, so you have the ability to see parts of the world you may not generally throughout your training flights otherwise. With your login, your statistics are tracked and will reveal weekly overalls along with trip overalls. The program is multi-user friendly, so 4 profiles per subscription can be developed so the entire household can track their data.

NordicTrack S22i Screen

Prices and Shipment

The S22i is $2999 (presently there a discount rate of $1000 used to the cart) and consists of a 1-year subscription to iFit. There are funding choices readily available, also.

There is an option for White Glove Delivery and Installation for $249—this includes delivery, assembly, and installation. If you opt not to go with the delivery service, shipping is free and there is a 30-day return policy across the board.

So, What Did I Think?

This is one great looking bike. The quality of the frame and components are all very good. The engineering behind the design is well-researched and planned. Everything you need is within easy reach when you are spinning, so if you need to grab your weights, get a drink of water or adjust the resistance, it’s all quickly readily available.

I think the workouts available on iFit are truly fabulous—there really is something for everyone at every level. There is a wide variety of coaches, and some are former Olympic athletes. When you are riding, the experience is that you feel like you are there with them. All of the coaches are encouraging for the duration of each workout and all are excellent at communicating cadence and positioning during the ride so that you can get the most out of the workout.

The seat took a few sessions to get used to, as I expected. It can be easily switched with another seat type if it is not to your preference. By the third ride, I didn’t even notice the seat. My first few rides were with the pedals and straps included with the bike.

They are quality components, but for my preference, I switched those out for clip-in pedals and even though I got a lot out of the workouts, to begin with, the clip-ins made a big difference in my ability to keep up with the cadence needed on some of the workouts. If you decide to purchase an S22i, I highly recommend installing clip-in pedals—the swap was fast, just a few minutes.

The bike is stable while you are riding and does not feel flimsy or light if you stand up and sit down quickly. The handlebars provide a comfortable hold and grip whether you are standing or sitting. At first, I couldn’t get the handlebars to move up and down but realized that because the monitor is part of the handlebar assembly, it took more force to adjust. It is easy, but some pressure does have to be applied. The seat adjustment is much easier because there is no weight on the piece that slides into the frame.

The fan works well and the screen is very responsive to touch during the rides. The background music can be adjusted separately from the voice of the trainer, so you can get as little or as much of each of those as you would like during your workout.

The top of the screen tracks your stats during your ride, so you know where are you are at during the ride, and at the end of the ride your totals are calculated and displayed. There is a separate warm-up and cool-down before and after each workout at a few minutes each. Some of the workouts provide warm-up and cool-down instruction within them as well.

One thing that I did notice is that the first time the incline adjusted, the sound of it surprised me. It isn’t silent like the spinning is. It works very well and is part of the workout so after the first couple of times hearing it, I got used to the sound. Besides, I should be pedaling hard enough I can only hear the trainer’s instruction, right?

The bike can also be used manually, so if you choose not to do a workout, you can still use it as a regular stationary bike. One cool thing is that with the HDMI cable, you can play the ride on your TV. I have a separate good ol’ spin bike and my daughter sometimes hops on that and rides along beside me, and that makes it even more fun.

S22i in home base view.

The Bottom Line

My opinion is that this bike is well worth the money. Along with the 30-day return policy, if you don’t like it, you really can’t go wrong. It is terrific fun and something that I look forward to using each time. This is an excellent purchase and I don’t see a downside to this bike. Whatever works as it should and as advertised.

Two very enthusiastic thumbs-up from me.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.