By Bob F. (Tunbridge, Vt.) on Jan 13, 2013
Comments: I purchased this model specifically because of the benefit of having a computer to help monitor our workout, ie... time, speed calories and heart rate. The issue is the Nordic Track claims that the computer comes on automatically when the bike is in use and shuts off when not in use. This is not the case. The computer comes on every 15 minutes and runs for 4 minutes. This cycle repeats itself continuously. This chews through 4 batteries within a weeks time. Nordic Track has sent us two more computers to try, claiming that there must have been a bad batch. I believe this is a computer flaw from the manufacture as all three computers produce the same results when I tested them. Nordic Track needs to be aware and make the necessary changes to satisfy customers. If you are buying this model because of the computer be prepared to spend a lot of money on batteries!! If known I would not have purchased this model.
The GX5.5 sport cycle delivers a comfortable and convenient cardio workout to help you get in shape in the comfort of your own home. This indoor sport cycle features an adjustable cushioned saddle, non-slip ergonomic handlebars and pedals with toe cages and straps - all designed to keep you comfortable and focused on your workout. A backlit LCD display tracks your speed, time, distance, calories burned and pulse so that you can monitor your progress throughout your workout. Plus, the GX5.5 sport cycle features an adjustable resistance knob to increase your workout intensity or improve muscle tone.