NordicTrack S22i Commercial Studio Cycle

NordicTrack S22i Review |Commercial Studio Cycle 

If you are looking for a high-end functional spin bike for next level workout at indoor or for commercial purpose, then this NordicTrack S22i Commercial Studio Cycle from NordicTrack is just the perfect choice for you.

Matching its price point, this spin bike comes with several amazing features that not only help you to train rigorously bit also provide you with the most real-life biking experience you have ever had.

So without further ado, let’s know more about its wonderful features and aspects.

Overview of Nordictrack Commercial Spin Bike

Top Features

24 Magnetic Resistance level, free iFit membership for a year, 1600+ on-demand Program for versatile workouts, super-wide HD console, inertia enhanced flywheel, Bluetooth enabled heart rate monitoring.

PROS

Large display for convenience, full-body workout for healthier physique, the smooth operation ensures an effective and quiet workout session, accommodates a wide range of riders, full-body effective workout, digitally amplified speakers for entertainment.

CONS

No built-in manual fitness programs, not easy to assemble; High price but seems ok for such quality indoor exercise bike.

Things to Know

This bike is specially designed for more advanced riders. You might need to hire professional help to assemble the bike; this might increase the overall cost of the bike.

Feature Details of NordicTrack S22i Studio Cycle

Strong, Sturdy Construction

The frame of a stationary exercise bike is super important as it not only ensures the durability of the machine but, also provides support and stability to the rider.

And knowing this fact, NordicTrack constructed the frame of this amazing studio bicycle with premium quality, heavy-duty steel material so that it doesn’t break off easily and remains stable on the floor for secure riding experience.

Moreover, this 176 lbs heavyweight steel frame also makes sure that the bike doesn’t wobble or lose balance and cause accidents while you are working out on it.

Extended Weight Capacity

Aside from stability and durability, the steel constructed frame of this bike also offers an extended weight capacity.

At about 176 lbs. Of body weight, this amazing spin bike has an extended weight capacity of 350 lbs. To make sure that it is extremely suitable for all types of riders out there, even the super obese people can fit in this piece of exercise equipment and ride their way to a healthier tomorrow.

Also, because of its extended weight capacity, this Nordictrack Spin bike S22i is considered as the best spin bike in the market for heavyweight people.

Inertia Enhanced Flywheel

One of the main reasons you buy an indoor spin bike is to enjoy the feel of outdoor biking without even leaving home, and the flywheel in the spin bike helps you to achieve just that- the most real-life experience.

A flywheel of an indoor cycling bike not only provides an improved "road feel" but also ensures that you enjoy an intense yet smooth-riding session at the comfort of your own place.

The inertia enhanced flywheel incorporated in this piece of exercise equipment is one of the best in the market in mimicking a regular road bike; the more you put pressure on the pedals, the quickly the wheel will roll determining the intensity of your workout session.

In addition to providing a regular road bike feel, this flywheel is also one of the smoothest in the market, which means that, unlike other stationary bikes, this S22i bike offers the smoothest and most natural pedaling making you forget you are in a stationary position.

Furthermore, because of such a smooth operation, this bike is nearly noiseless and lets you enjoy a quiet exercise routine whenever you want.

Wide range of Magnetic Resistance

The resistance type and level is yet another feature of this spin exercise bike that blew our mind completely. With 24 different levels, this SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance not only offers a super wide range of tensions to choose from but, at the same time, also helps the bike to operate quietly yet silently.

NordicTrack S22i Flywheel

Another great aspect of this resistance system is that it is digitally controlled. An entirely digitally controlled system means that the bike will automatically adjust the resistance level according to your cues and the actual terrain and save you from the hassle of turning the knob and adjusting the tension.

However, if you are not comfortable with the tool picking a resistance for you, NordicTrack gives you the freedom to make adjustments yourself by overriding the bike’s instructions and choose a level according to your fitness level for effective strength training along with cardio exercise.

Fully Adjustable Seat Post

Aside from different body mass, there are also riders with varying levels of height.

And keeping in mind about the comfort and convenience of all types of riders out there, in addition to the extended weight capacity, this indoor cycling bike also comes with a 4 way, fully adjustable seat post so that people with every body type and height can fit in it effortlessly.

NordicTrack S22i Seatpost

With the dual adjustment knob place near the seat post, you can move the saddle up/down and forward/backward to find the perfect fit according to your height and ride this equipment without any difficulties to shed some fat and become more active.

Also, because of its incredible seat adjustability, this spinning exercise bike can accommodate riders ranging from 5’ to 6’5” easily. Making it one of the best bikes for family use- every member of your family can train on this bike and enjoy a fit and healthy body.

Moving on, to ensure superior comfort of the users, NordicTrack made this seat post plushy-padded so that your buttock doesn’t hurt or experience any kind of numbness even after riding the bike for an extended period.

Massive HD Console

Whats a modern exercise bike without an LCD screen? Well, nothing. And knowing this fact very well, NordicTrack installed an ultra-wide, 22 inches Interactive HD Touchscreen Display to this spin stationary bike to provide you the biggest screen to view your workout data as well as exercise videos.

Aside from being the largest console NordicTrack has ever made, this full-color, HD screen is also touch-friendly, which means that you can go through your workout matrix and other features effortlessly with just a swipe of your finger.

From incline, time, speed, distance to calories burnt, RPM, pulse, and Watts, this screen will show all the data on the monitor so that you can keep track of your workout and know how effective it was.

Furthermore, this mini, TV-like screen can also play iFit Coach Videos (more on iFit below) in full color so that you can improve your fitness and train with an expert without even stepping outside.

The best feature of this digital console is that it swivels 360-degrees; you can now adjust the monitor in any direction you want. This feature is especially helpful when you want to get off the bike and try different cross-training exercises for a full-body workout.

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iFit® coach ready

One of the most prominent features of this indoor cycling bike is that it comes with an interactive Personal Training at Home powered by iFit. This built-in iFit® coach helps you to track your workouts, set new goals, track your activity, and more.

Another excellent feature of this digital coaching system is that it comes with thousands of on-demand workout videos so that you can enjoy exciting global workouts and other cross-training options without even attending any real gym classes with real trainers.

Other than the workout videos, using this iFit® coach also enables you to take guided workouts where a personal trainer will take you through popular biking trails and guide you through your workouts to make sure you are doing everything right.

Moreover, as the iFit membership (1-year) is included with your spinning bike, you don’t have to pay a dime to enjoy all the above features regularly.

Smart Heart Rate Measurement

Measuring your heart rate during workout sessions is important so that you know how your heart reacts while you exercise.

Generally, stationary exercise bikes come with hand pulse sensors to measure the heart rate. But being an advanced spinning bicycle, this S22i incorporates the contact pulse sensors as well as is compatible with Bluetooth chest straps for wireless heart rate monitoring.

While doing rigorous exercises on the bike, put on the straps to constantly measure your heart rate, and automatically chart your pulse using the iFit to track your cardio health regularly.

Full Body Workout

The best form of exercise is when you get a full-body workout.

While you always enjoy plenty of cardio exercises on the spin bike, it is not enough for a total body workout.

And that's why iFit offers a bunch of cross-training sessions like yoga classes and total-body strength training through the HD console so that you can work your full-body effectively to tone and strengthen your muscles.

In addition to the built-in cross-training programs, NordicTrack also provides a pair of three-pound dumbbells with the cycling bike to make sure you have enough choices to work with your full-body and shed some extra fat for a super healthy physique.

PROS & CONS of NordicTrack Commercial

What We Like

  • Incline digitally to match real-life terrains
  • Comes with a red button to halt the bike immediately
  • It is also compatible with seats meant for outdoor bikes
  • Adjustable handlebars for a custom and comfortable fit
  • A noiseless operation for a quiet, serene workout regimen
  • Comes with Autobreeze Workout Fan to keep you cool during intense workouts

What We Don't Like

  • High price, but its ok for such quality machine.
  • Need professional assembly for proper installation

Specs Of Nordictrack Spin Bike

Type

Indoor Cycling Bike

Console Display

Large LCD Display ( 22” Smart HD Touchscreen )

Resistance

24 Magnetic Resistance

Seat Type

Ergonomic Padded Saddle

Built-in Programs

1600+ On-demand Program (on iFit)

Flywheel

Inertia-enhanced Flywheel

Weight Capacity

350 lbs.

Dimensions

55.0" L x 21.9" W x 56.9" H

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Frequently Asked Question and Answers

Can you watch Netflix on the NordicTrack bike?

Answer: No, you cannot watch Netflix on the S22i bike.


Even though the HD console of this exercise bike is smart and touch-enabled, it doesn’t support any app other than the iFit fitness app, and therefore, you cannot watch Netflix or explore My World app on this bike.

Can you use this bike without an iFit subscription?

Answer: Yes, you can use this bike without an iFit subscription.
However, as by now, you know that that there are no built-in programs in this bike, you won’t be able to practice versatile workout without the iFit app.


This is the reason we recommend using it with the iFit app to enjoy immersive training experience and get the most out of the bike.

Also, keep in mind that this NordicTrack bike comes with a free 1-year iFit membership for you to enjoy.

Are there any differences between s15i and s22i besides the display?

Answer: There are very few differences between the s15i and s22i bikes.
The s15i costs less and is much more affordable than the s22i bike. Also, the s15i does NOT have an HDMI output to connect to a TV.

Another thing is that the s22i comes with two additional resistance levels for higher tension options.

Can you replace the seat of this s22i exercise bike?

Answer: Yes, you can replace the seat post of this NordicTrack spin exercise bike. As it is compatible with other exercise bikes seat saddle, you can choose a comfortable seat of your choice and replace it whenever you need it.

Does the Nordictrack spin bike come with live classes?

Answer: Yes, this s22i offers live training sessions with the help of the iFit fitness app. Aside from high-energy studio sessions led by elite trainers, this amazing bike also offers different live global and studio workout programs to make your workout sessions even more effective as well as enjoyable.

Does the NordicTrack s22i have Bluetooth connectivity?

Answer: Absolutely Yes. Being a smart, digital bike, the s22i comes with Bluetooth connectivity so that you can not only connect your smartphone or tab with it but can also enjoy Bluetooth enabled chest straps to measure your heart rate correctly while you are riding the bike for your workout sessions.

How can I connect Bluetooth to my NordicTrack s22i?

Answer: Connecting your exercise bike with Bluetooth is as easy as you can imagine. Just follow the below steps to connect the Bluetooth to your NordicTrack bike conveniently.


  • First, join iFit by visiting www.ifit.com.
  • Then Purchase or activate your iFit membership to get access to this app.
  • Next, create or schedule a workout on the iFit website.
  • Now it’s time to sign in into your iFit account.
  • Then turn on the Bluetooth® from the console.
  • After that, follow the guidelines to sync your device with your exercise bike.
  • And voila, you are now connected to Bluetooth and ready for your workout.

Please remember that the iFit Bluetooth® app will display a Bluetooth® icon that indicates your connection status so that you know when you are connected and when the connection is lost.

How to turn off the Nordictrack spin bike?

Answer: Turning off this indoor spin bike is quite easy. After you are done with your workout session, just turn off the switch and unplug the machine so that it stops operation and safe to store.

Buying Advice

We are sure by now you know the most important features of this NordicTrack exercise bike. If you are wondering, there might be something else that you should know about, then you are right.

Before buying this piece of exercise equipment, keep in mind that it is specially designed for the expert level rider with various advanced options, so buying it for beginners or mid-level riders would not be a wise decision to make.

Wrapping Up

If you are looking for the next level of training, then this NordicTrack S22i exercise indoor bike is just the right one for you, and we are sure that by now you have understood it very clearly.

Even though it comes with quite a bit high price tag, we can assure that this stationary bike will provide the value of every penny spent. You will never be disappointed with this amazing piece of exercise equipment.

NordicTrack S22i Studio Cycle

NordicTrack S22i

Type

Spin / Indoor Cycling Bike

Console display

22” Smart HD Touchscreen

Resistance

24 Magnetic Resistance

Seat type

Ergonomic Padded Saddle

Flywheel

Inertia-enhanced Flywheel

Weight Capacity

350 lbs.

Dimensions

55.0" L x 21.9" W x 56.9" H


About the Author Zachary Anderson

Hi, I am Zach who is behind Bikefeatures.com. I have vast experience about Bicycles as previously I have worked in a bike shop near to my home in Pittsburgh, PA. From there I have learnt lot of things about bicycles which is very important for a beginner bike to know before landing the first bike. I hope my articles about different bike reviews will help you to selecting the first bike. Happy Pedaling!

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