NordicTrack Commercial VU19 Review

The Commercial VU19 Stationary Bike includes 32 preset workouts and can be used with iFit. Its 19-­pound drive can support great cardio workouts.

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NordicTrack Commercial VU19 Specs

Rating9.3
TypeStationary
Console display7" full-color touchscreen
Resistance24 Resistance Levels
Seat typeAdjustable Oversized Seat
Programs32
Flywheel19 LBS
Weight capacity325 LBS
Dimensions60" L x 24.8" W x 41.25" H
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NordicTrack Commercial VU19 Review

The Commercial VU19 Stationary Bike includes 32 preset workouts and can be used with iFit. Its 19-­pound drive can support great cardio workouts.

NordicTrack Commercial VU19 Specs

Rating9.3
TypeStationary
Console display7" full-color touchscreen
Resistance24 Resistance Levels
Seat typeAdjustable Oversized Seat
Programs32
Flywheel19 LBS
Weight capacity325 LBS
Dimensions60" L x 24.8" W x 41.25" H

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The first thing you’ll notice on the NordicTrack Commercial VU19 stationary exercise bike is the full-color touchscreen. It features 32 built-in workout apps and iFit wiring. Yet except for the touchscreen, this upright stationary bike is basically the higher-end version of the GX 4.4 Pro. It has a 325-pound capacity and a 19-pound flywheel. The specs make it a top bike choice for people who care about the bells and whistles, but not so much for anyone seeking the sensation of a health-club exercise bike.

The MSRP for the Commercial VU19 is $1,499. However, this product will frequently sell for a sale price of $999. The purchase price includes a 10-year warranty for the frame, as well as 2 years on the parts and 1 year on labor. There’s a 30-day money-back guarantee on NordicTrack fitness machines as well, but customers still pay for shipping.

Here are pros and cons of buying the NordicTrack Commercial VU19 upright stationary bike.


The Great

  • iFit-Enabled Touchscreen: The Commercial VU19 stationary bike has a 7″ touchscreen for iFit workouts. It’s easy to start a workout and monitor your data.
  • Computer Holder: Enjoy tech, tech, and more tech. Set your tablet computer on the integrated holder to use your favorite fitness apps, send email, or simply watch YouTube during workouts. If you use this bike with your tablet computer, then you can stream iFit’s Google Street View on the console while watching a movie at eye level.
  • 32 Built-In Workouts: What’s your fitness goal? This bike has 32 fitness programs designed for calorie burn, endurance, and performance. Each can be used at 24 resistance levels.
  • iFit: Get unlimited workout routines and other iFit benefits. An iFit subscription (free for one year) lets you download a new and personalized workout every day. It will also chart your fitness data. You can also try virtual cycling trails via Google Maps.
  • Extra-Wide Pedals: Pedal width is an important part of a bike’s ergonomics. NordicTrack exercise bikes have extra-wide pedals, so you can reposition your feet during workouts.
  • Wireless Heart Rate Monitoring: Bluetooth technology can monitor your pulse and continuously send highly accurate data to the bike display. The required chest strap is sold separately, but this bike also has a CardioGrip monitoring system. Just squeeze the handlebars to get an estimate of your heart rate.
  • Self-Adjusting Fan: Keep cool with the Commercial VU19’s AutoBreeze fan. By default it will adjust in response to your speed. You can also adjust the fan manually.
  • Water Bottle Holder: A water bottle holder is built into the bike’s console.
  • Transport Wheels: Move your bike into another room without breaking your back.
  • High Capacity: The user weight limit is 325 pounds.
  • Size: NordicTrack exercise bikes don’t take up too much space. Just like the Commercial VU19, this unit has a footprint of 60″ x 24.8″.
  • Warranty: The included warranty works out to be a pretty good deal whether you pay full price or the sale price. It includes a 10-year warranty for the frame, 2 years on the parts, and 1 year on labor.




The Not-So-Great


19-Pound Flywheel: A 19-pound flywheel is relatively light. A heavier flywheel would support more challenging workouts and make the product feel more like a real bike. However, if you don’t plan on using the highest resistance levels, then you probably won’t notice any difference.


Who Should Use The NordicTrack Commercial VU19 Stationary Bike?

Given its high tech entertainment and lighter flywheel, the NordicTrack Commercial VU19 stationary exercise bike is best for entry-level and mid-level trainees who want to train interactively with iFit. Built-in programs help support weight loss, endurance, and performance goals.

The Bottom Line

The NordicTrack Commercial VU19 upright stationary bike has plenty of appeal for the everyday user. Its most obvious distinguishing features are the iFit-enabled touchscreen and the program variety offered by 32 built-in routines, and 1-year free iFit membership. This isn’t for serious trainees looking to replicate the experience of gym training at home. Casual trainees who enjoy electronic options and distractions will get more out of the machine.

NordicTrack Commercial VU19 Specs

Rating9.3
TypeStationary
Console display7" full-color touchscreen
Resistance24 Resistance Levels
Seat typeAdjustable Oversized Seat
Programs32
Flywheel19 LBS
Weight capacity325 LBS
Dimensions60" L x 24.8" W x 41.25" H

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the NordicTrack VU19 most suited for?

Given its variety of entertainment features and lighter 19 lb. flywheel, the NordicTrack Commercial VU19 is best for entry-level to mid-level trainees. It’s ideal for those who want to try light to moderate workouts at home with lots of training guidance from iFit.

Are the NordicTrack GX 4.6 Pro and VU19 the same bike?

The NordicTrack VU19 replaced the brand's GX 4.6 Pro bike. Although there are some differences between the models such as a slight change in dimensions and some changes to the console design, the bikes are essentially the same. You also get a free year’s membership to iFit with the VU19, something you did not get with the GX 4.6 Pro.

Does this bike have an incline and decline feature?

The NordicTrack VU19 bike does not have an incline or decline feature. It has 24 levels of digital resistance from a 19 lb. flywheel.

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