By Anon (Portland, OR) on Sep 27, 2013
Comments: The bike is 5 star. The company service and communication is one star - so overall I gave the 4.5 star rating. I was looking for a quiet recumbent to use as I was recovering from an a bad bout of arthritic knee. I wanted one that could then grow with me as my recovery progressed and I wanted to work out to strengthen my legs to prevent another flare - and maybe lose a little weight along the way. I did not want to spend an arm and a leg. This one was perfect. Assembly can take time and you need a second set of hands here and there but not for the entire assembly. Thanks to the earlier reviewer who tipped off the need to be careful and not drop the screws down the throat as you were assembling. This bike truly is whisper quiet. It provides just what I need without using the iFit. As I get in better shape that is nice to have as an option to keep the workouts from becoming too boring. The set up is good for me to prop my iPad up and read as I pedal - or watch television. This bike does not have a super cushy seat or lots of bells and whistles - but I bought it to work out on - not lounge around on. It is perfect for me and I would recommend it. The only hitch in the entire process was the lack of information from NordicTrack regarding delivery. I ordered on-line and there was no information about how long it would take to get delivered. I called and was told two weeks but the delivery company would call to set an appointment. I settled in for the wait. Low and behold five days later the UPS guy shows up at the door with the box. Ironically, that night I received an email from Nordic Track that said my bike had just shipped. I should be contacted shortly to arrange delivery. Of course, my bike was already inside the house and waiting to be put together. The communication regarding delivery was non-existent - but the bike is great.
Training for the big event, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, losing weight, building endurance...whatever your goal might be, the GX 5.0 Pro exercise bike will get you there. Built to withstand heavy use, this durable exercise bike delivers comfort, performance and a natural ride that you'll notice and enjoy in your very first workout. The GX 5.0 recumbent cycle's design features a large, padded chair-like seat with lumbar support so you can stay relaxed and focus on your workout plan instead of constantly trying to find the right fit. Compatible with the iFit® Technology Powered by Google Maps™, workouts recreate the route of your choice, and automatically adjust the bike's resistance to realistically match the intensity of the terrain.