Investing in a higher end recumbent bike is a smart thing to do if you are serious about your fitness. Some people find recumbent bikes to work much better than treadmills or regular bikes. Those people also want a more capable fitness machine.That’s why we have models such as NordicTrack Commercial Vr21. It is one of the most capable recumbent bikes on the market and today we are going to show you what it has to offer.
NordicTrack has a way of following great performance with streamlined design. Even though aesthetics aren’t really that important in the grand scheme of things, we have to notice that NordicTrack Vr21 is definitely one of the better looking recumbent bikes out there. The thing is that these aesthetics aren’t there just to look cool. They are a result of Vr21 being a highly optimized machine. Frame itself is pretty unusual. It is still an H pattern frame but not the kind we are used to seeing. Instead, NordicTrack added their own touch to this very old design. The sat is padded and adjustable. Interestingly enough, the back rest is not padded but rather made of ergonomically contoured plastic mesh. The angle of the seat is also great. It allows you to comfortably perform your exercise but also reach the control module without having to move. Lastly, despite its somewhat heavy nature, Vr21 is still pretty mobile.
There are numerous features which make NordicTrack Vr21 great, but the core ones are what counts the most. For starters we have a 20 lbs flywheel which means that there is enough mass in there to give you a good workout. The resistance is computer controlled and comes in 25 different levels. The control module features all of the regular bells and whistles. You have 32 workout presets available, full iFit support, OneTouch controls and more. As far as recumbent bikes go, Vr21 is pretty complex all things considered. With that said, there are some comfort features included as well. You have the built in fan that keeps you cool as you workout, a media shelf and built in speakers. One cool thing about the media shelf is that it doesn’t cover the display even if you’re using a larger tablet. Something to keep in mind about the said display is that it’s fairly busy. All of the metrics are shown at the same time, which can be a bit confusing.
NordicTrack Vr21 represents what a good higher end recumbent bike should look like. They have managed to find a borderline perfect balance between performance, comfort and functionality. For a bike that is packed full of features, it isn’t that hard to use. Even its busy, somewhat chaotic way of displaying data ceases to be an issue as soon as you figure things out. Fortunately for us, that doesn’t take very long at all. If you are looking for a rock solid workout machine that meets and greatly exceeds the minimum requirements, this is definitely one of the best options available.