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NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Review

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How long will the NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 last?

The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 is lighter than its predecessor and only has a 210 boxed delivery weight though it still holds a hearty 350 lbs. of sweaty workout weight. iFit covers 10 years on the frame, 2 years on parts, and 1 year on labor for the 14.9 which is rather disappointing considering the quality of the machine. The 14.9 is best suited for moderate use and will last for several years with regularly scheduled maintenance and preemptive care.

Brief Overview

The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 is our 2022 3rd place Best Buy Winner for the $1,500 - $1,999 price range and is a quality investment for anyone looking to shake up their workout routine with the addition of an elliptical machine to their exercise regimen. It contains many quality elements and has a sturdy design that will last for years in a multiple user household. The 14.9 comes with a 30-day free member ship to iFit which opens a vast library of on demand workouts and interactive training with elite coaches who can take control of the resistance and incline features during exercise sessions.

Overall Quality

The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 has a shorter 17.5” to 18.7” stride length which fits users of most sizes and has oversized foot traps that are cushioned for low-impact workouts. The flywheel weighs a hearty 32 lbs. and offers smooth performance and easy transitions between 26 levels of resistance tailored to increase cardio health and tone floppy muscles. An incline of 20% adds additional intensity to workout sessions though exercise is quieter due to the use of magnetic resistance in the front drive system. While the 14.9 is more compact than most, it would do best in its own workout space though it comes with wheels for easy mobility. The console is easy to use and comes with a 14” touchscreen that pulls consumers into immersive workouts and worldly destinations found on the iFit platform. There are also convenient control buttons for incline and resistance that can be used outside of the trainer-controlled programs. It also has a water bottle holder and an integrated fan which are sadly lacking on a lot of competitive models.

Things we like

  • 14” touchscreen
  • 20% incline
  • heavier flywheel

Things we dislike

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    low parts and labor warranty

Specs

Compact / Folding No
Incline 0 to 20 degrees
Stride Length 20"
Flywheel 32 lbs
Programs 35
Fan Autobreeze Fan
Weight Capacity 350 lbs
Dimensions 67"L x 29"W x 69"H

Warranty

10-Years Frame Warranty 2-Years Parts Warranty 1-Year Labor Warranty

History

The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 is our 2022 3rd place Best Buy Winner for the $1,500 - $1,999 price range and was our 2020 3rd place Best Buy Winner for the $1,500 - $1,999 price range. We invite you to see our elliptical reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.

Conclusion

The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 is a budget-friendly elliptical that would be a quality investment for any residential workout space. It comes chock full of excellent features wrapped up in a sturdy well-designed frame. In addition, the 14.9 is available with a pay by the month feature for those not wanting to plunk down a chunk of change when purchasing this fitness machine.