Last Updated on February 12, 2021 by JP
Let’s Get Started – Recumbent Bike Overview:
The Commercial VR25 is the premier model within the back-friendly recumbent bike series by NordicTrack. Recumbent bikes are characterized by comfortable design, wherein the pedals are out in front, and the seat is a bit larger to provide back support in a relaxed, recumbent position. With the VR25, you’ll get a 7-inch, web-enabled touchscreen, 35 built-in workout apps, 26 digital resistance levels, 25-pound effective flywheel, iFit Coach compatibility, an integrated tablet holder, lumbar back support, and more. With the exception of elite bikers, the Commercial VR25 can be an excellent choice with plenty of comfort, adjustability, and entertainment for just about anyone.
The most prominent feature of the NordicTrack Commercial VR25 exercise bike, besides the fact that it has a recumbent frame, is the oversized cushion seat. The seat is designed to keep you cool and comfortable with ventilated lumbar support and handgrips along the sides for extra stability, if needed. The structure of this bike, as is true with other recumbent bikes in this series such as the Commercial VR21, also includes StepThruTM design, which eliminates the traditional bike base in the middle and allows you to safely and easily mount and de-mount for a workout.
In addition to these careful design features, the NordicTrack Commercial VR25 recumbent is loaded with entertainment and the latest technology with a 7-inch web-enabled touchscreen. With this, you can surf the web as you normally would, watch your favorite media, read e-mails, and more. With an iFit Coach subscription, you can take these even further with the access you’ll have to infinite workout plans developed by certified personal trainers. If the touchscreen doesn’t have what you need, the integrated tablet holder will allow you to securely attach your own personal device for entertainment. All in all, these features make the Commercial VR25 elite a luxury and quality buy among the NordicTrack recumbent bike series.
- Height: 68”
- Width: 23”
- Length: 61.2”
- Max user weight: 350 lbs
- 7” web-enabled touchscreen in full color provides you with virtually unlimited entertainment to keep your workouts interesting
- iFit Coach compatibility provides you with unlimited access to workout programs that will take you all over the world
- 35 built-in workouts designed by certified professional trainers keep you engaged and entertained, which can help you stay motivated to stick to your fitness regimen
- Calorie workouts
- Intensity training
- Performance training
- 26 digital resistance levels allow you to easily increase or decrease the intensity of your workouts
- Wireless chest strap included, allowing you to connect your personal chest strap for heart rate monitoring
- CardioGripTM sensors on the handle bars enable a quick and easy heart rate reading
- OneTouch® Controls make changing the resistance level easy, quick, and convenient
- AutoBreezeTM workout fan automatically adjusts to the intensity of your workout to keep you cool and comfortable
- Frame & Brake: Lifetime
- Parts: 3 years
- Labor: 1 year
- NordicTrack also provides a 30-day money back guarantee
Shipping and Assembly:
- Shipping is free if purchased here on NordicTrack.com.
- The Commercial VR25 can easily be assembled at home using the provided instructions.
What We Love About the NordicTrack Commercial VR25 Bike:
The largest difference between the Commercial VR21 and the Commercial VR25 is the entertainment console, which is significantly better for the VR25. The VR25 comes with a large, 7-inch web-enabled touch screen, iFit Coach compatibility, and an integrated tablet holder in case this doesn’t do it for you. Between these three entertainment and training options, you will never find yourself bored training with the Commercial VR25 bike. Of course, the high-quality entertainment is what jacks up the price for this model, so if a 7-inch touch screen is not the most important thing to you, you may be comfortable spending less on a bike that is comparable by design but has a more modest entertainment console.
As a recumbent bike, the Commercial VR25 model is designed for low-impact training and is therefore much kinder on the muscles and joints. Compared to upright bikes, your feet are extended out in front of you, instead of under you, taking some of the pressure and weight off of your lower body. In addition, the Commercial VR25 has easy, StepThruTM design, which eliminates the traditional base that stands as a barrier in the middle of the bike. This design improvement makes it easier and safer to mount and demount the bike. The Commercial VR25 recumbent also has several ergonomic design features, including extra-wide and adjustable pedals and a large, mesh-ventilated seat with added lumbar back support. These careful design considerations help make the Commercial VR25 a great buy for trainees looking for comfort and safety during workouts.
What Isn’t So Great About the Commercial VR25 Recumbent Bike:
While the Commercial VR25 is a quality, at-home bike, calling it a commercial product is somewhat of a misnomer. While this model could absolutely be used in a gym, the 25-pound flywheel, or anchor, is most suitable for at-home bikes. It is much lighter than what you would find on bikes at a commercial gym. While it is still a great bike for many levels of intensity and training, don’t be fooled by the name.
Final Word on the NordicTrack Commercial VR25 Recumbent Bike:
From the ergonomic considerations and StepThru design, to the 35 built-in workout programs and state-of-the-art entertainment console, the Commercial VR25 recumbent bike has something to offer for nearly everyone. In addition to its high quality, the transport wheels on the bike make it easy to roll away and stow in between workout sessions. Overall, the NordicTrack Commercial VR25 recumbent exercise bike is a great luxury option for multi-level trainees looking for a safe, effective, and comfortable way to train. Your back will thank you. Rating: 95/100.