Last Updated on February 12, 2021 by JP
Indoor Cycle Overview:
The NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle ushers in a new era of technology that allows you to stream live spin bike classes and take them from the comfort of your home. The twenty-two in the name stands for the twenty-two-inch, high definition screen that you’ll be following along to workout programs to. Unlimited workouts and the ability to stream live classes are some of the most attractive features of this model, however it’s important to note that these features are only available to those users who purchase a subscription to iFit, NordicTrack’s membership site.
Other highlights of the NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle include the power adjustable incline and decline—and the decline feature is nice to have and harder to come by on a bike like this. Overall, the NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle is a quality, high tech bike that many trainees would likely enjoy if their budget is not too tight and they can afford it. If it’s out of the budget, however, take a look at the NordicTrack Commercial S15i Studio Cycle, which has the same features with a 14-inch screen instead.
- Height: 54.8”
- Width: 21.9”
- Length: 55”
- Max user weight: 350 lbs
- Inertia-enhanced flywheel with SMR Silent Magnetic Resistance provides a smooth and quiet workout experience.
- Powergrade incline and decline drive allow for -10% to 20% adjustability so you can control the intensity of your workout seamlessly.
- 22 digital resistance levels available for targeted training.
- OneTouchTM Controls provide a quick and easy way to manage your workout without any interruption.
- Two 2” digitally amplified speakers, including an auxiliary port, to listen to your favorite music or podcasts while you work out.
- Autobreeze Workout Fan keeps you cool and comfortable for the duration of your workout.
- Two 3 lb dumbbells included with your purchase for upper body workouts.
- Compatible with standard road bike pedals and seat.
- 22” smart high definition touch screen for entertainment and workout program needs.
- Purchase includes a one-year membership to NordicTrack iFit, giving you access to unlimited workout programs of your choice.
- Display readouts and user feedback include:
- Total calories burned
- Heart rate
- Frame: Lifetime
- Parts: 3 years
- Labor: 1 year
Shipping and Assembly:
Shipping costs will vary for the NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle will vary depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer, however they do offer free shipping to the contiguous states of the continental U.S.
The NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle comes with a number of parts and wires to put together and requires two people to fully assemble. Fortunately, it also comes with a step-by-step assembly manual. Without professional help, it’s going to take you a little time to get together, somewhere around four hours. Many customers who assembled it on their own said that if they had to do it again, they would hire assistance.
What We Love About the NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle:
22” High Definition Screen
We would be remiss not to highlight the twenty-two-inch, high definition screen on the NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle—after all, it’s in the name. This screen is beautiful and comes along with a speaker system to amplify your sound. To make the most of the screen, however, its best to subscribe to iFit. NordicTrack’s membership program. And, if you purchase directly from NordicTrack, you may be able to get the first year free. With an iFit subscription, you’ll have access to over twelve thousand workouts created by world class trainers, live streaming of spinning classes, the option to use Google Maps Street View for your workouts, easily track and record your stats, and more. The iFit subscription can have a huge impact on making the most of this equipment as well as ensuring you get results.
Uphill And Downhill Training
The NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle comes with a power incline of -10% up to a steep 20%—the downhill feature being a lot less common to see on bikes. This is one of the key traits that makes this model more advanced than other cycling models from NordicTrack. The addition of the decline also infinitely multiplies your potential workout variety by introducing a new way to adjust your intensity and train for specific goals.
No Built-In Workout Programs
While the NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle is a quality model, for those who do not subscribe to their iFit membership, there will be no built-in workout programs. To get the most out of this model, trainees should be prepared to invest in the subscription. As stated earlier, it may be possible for you to obtain a free year’s subscription if purchased directly from the NordicTrack website.
Users have reported that set up for the NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle is quite difficult and cannot be done without the help of another person. It is estimated to take up to four hours or more. Many users have recommended investing in assistance to get your NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle up and running.
How the NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle to the NordicTrack S15i Studio Cycle:
The NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle is the higher-end option compared to the NordicTrack Commercial S15i Studio Cycle. The main difference in models is the screen size: the NordicTrack Commercial S15i Studio Cycle has a 14-inch screen, whereas the NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle has a twenty two-inch screen, hence the names.
Final Word on the NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle:
The NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle represents a new era of technology that allows you to participate in live streamed workout classes. This is a major pull for the NordicTrack Commercial S22i Studio Cycle, but does require an iFit subscription through NordicTrack. Other highlights for this model is the power incline and decline, as well as adjustability of the bike. Overall, this is a high-tech, entertainment-packed model that will not disappoint. Highly recommended. Rating: 98/100.