NordicTrack Commercial 2150 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
A really strong treadmill in a very competitive price point. You would have a hard time going wrong with this one.
Icon Health and Fitness is the largest fitness manufacturer dominating the global market. Their unique selling proposition is producing feature packed machines that are visually appealing. NordicTrack is a classic example of a company that is efficient at mass manufacturing backed by decent quality, given the price range. Nowadays, that kind of quality gets more value addition with extra features.
In the NordicTrack Commercial 2150 they have a treadmill that is high in quality and really primed to put a dent in the competition in the $2,000 price point.
A strong contender in the folding treadmills category
It was a close runner up to the Sole F85. The folding feature keeps the treadmill stacked away somewhat compactly in a corner, freeing up space for other work.
Powerful big frame 3.8 HP motor that generates sustained power
A large frame 3.8 HP motor designed sturdily, almost noise free, delivering great power, and capable of speeds up to 12 mph that make extreme workouts as refreshing as a breeze in a park.
Underscoring the confidence of the company, the motor comes to you with a lifetime warranty. We consider this a good fit because it is at least 1.5 HP more than what the average treadmill is likely to deliver, and if you want more power you can easily spend more.
A 20" X 60" walking belt, though standard for this price, guarantees a comfortable workout
We can't say this belt will make the competition run for cover but it's well suited for workouts and will accommodate a variety of walkers and runners with relative ease. Combining well with the motor this drive delivers a smooth, almost noise free performance with minimum effort. As the deck comes with lifetime warranty, you can worry less and workout more.
This is one of the quietest models in the NordicTrack assembly line and Icon's considerable engineering skill is very much evident.
Adjustable cushioning offers extra protection against stress injuries
One of the outstanding features is cushioning; the Runners Flex deck cushioning is adjustable in nature. Dial it in for full protection for your joints and hips; dial it down to get a closer simulation of rough road conditions. To appreciably improve upon this kind of impact cushioning you need to shell out at least $2,000 extra.
-3% to 15% decline/inclines bring the outdoors inside, more realistically
The uphill and downhill running effect can be simulated well in this model. Combine this with running speeds topping 12 mph and the perfect motor-drive union and you have all the ingredients for cooking up a spicy workout.
iFit ready with built-in HD video workouts
This model is iFit ready with a full-color 10-inch touch screen and personal trainer to coach you through your workout while mapping landmarks on your way through international trails and race tracks. With the speed to match your efforts and incline/ decline features to toy with, you can effectively raise the bar in extreme running.
The warranty is really good and matches those available for high end machines. With the quality and engineering perfection of NordicTrack to back you up, this is certainly better value for money.
And the criticisms...
Customer service issues will worry you
Though the above average quality of NordicTrack treadmills will stand by you through thick and thin, it's doubtful whether Icon's after sales service and parts delivery will match up to expectations. Of late there has been some improvement, but will it ultimately be too little too late?
You need a parking lot for the 79" x 35" x 70" treadmill
It's a blessing that the TM is folding, but plan your space before you unfold it for a workout.
The final diagnosis
The superior quality, styling, elegance and performance deliver an immaculate user experience and satisfying value for money. It was a strong competitor in the Best Buy category for treadmills priced between $1,500-$1,999, and gave the Sole F85 a good run for its money in the best folding category.
NordicTrack keeps flooding the market with high quality machines. It is really going to put a hurt on the competition in the $2000 price range!