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NordicTrack Commercial VR21 Recumbent Bike Review

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How long will the NordicTrack Commercial VR21 Recumbent last?

Weighing in at 149 lbs. of steel alloy, the NordicTrack Commercial VR21 – Recumbent cycle has a 350 lb. weight capacity and is best suited for a beginner or light user looking to entering the biking world. It has a rather decent warranty with 10-year on frames, 2-year on parts, and 1 year labor and should last a few years with light use. With a footprint of almost 5’ in length, a dedicated space for the VR21 is recommended though it does have transport wheels if moving is necessary.

Brief Overview

The NordicTrack Commercial VR21- Recumbent cycle was our 2020 Third Place Best Buy slot for the $700 to $999 dollar range. It has many appealing features along with a free 30-day membership to iFit which enables users to bike around the globe, get one on one with elite trainers, and access an ever-growing library of amazing workouts all in the comfort of a home setting. It is an all-around bang for your buck and even better if found on sale. Keep in mind, a continued iFit subscription can get expensive over time.

Overall Quality

The NordicTrack Commercial VR21 offers many features to aid in cycling fun. A full 25 levels of resistance add intensity to every workout or take advantage of the iFit membership and have the trainer auto adjust during each exercise session. Those choosing not to engage with an iFit subscription will be happy to note there are 32 built in workout programs to speed you on your way to optimal fitness health. A 5” display screen shows all pertinent info and those bringing their own streaming devices can stream all workouts through the iFit network. Wide pedals and a lumbar support seat are designed for comfort on the VR21 while the console can be adjusted to find the best angle for viewing. It also comes with an integrated tablet holder, speakers, and a water bottle holder for further convenience.

Things we like

  • decent warranty
  • 32 built in workouts
  • budget friendly

Things we dislike

  • X
    small display screen


Color Black/Gray
Dimensions 61.1"L x 24.2'W x 54.6"H
Resistance Mechanism Magnetic
Material Alloy Steel
Maximum Weight Recommendation 400 Pounds
Display 5" Backlit Display
iFIT 30-Days iFIT Family Membership Included**
Resistance Levels 25
User Weight Capacity 350 lb
Weight 146 lb in Box
Footprint 61.1"L x 24.2"W x 54.6"H


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


The NordicTrack Commercial VR21- Recumbent cycle was our 2020 Third Place Best Buy slot for the $700 to $999 dollar range. We invite you to see our bike reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


The NordicTrack Commercial VR21- Recumbent cycle is a great choice for those starting or wanting to continue cycling on an indoor machine. It is designed for comfort and is quite budget friendly making it appealing to a larger consumer base. While the display screen is small, the ability to connect streaming devices is a great attribute as not all similar models carry the same hi-tech features.