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NordicTrack Commercial VU29 Upright Bike Review

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How long will the NordicTrack Commercial VU29 Upright last?

The Nordictrack Commercial VU29 bike gives off a few good-lasting vibes based on their bike being famously well-made with a sturdy steel frame. The price comes across as being a wee bit inflated with offerings of average features, no heart rate monitor, and a 19 lb. flywheel. This light of a flywheel indicates a lesser quality build and seems to defy the 325 lb. weight capacity touted by Nordictrack.

Brief Overview

The VU29 Bike is a great solution for anyone looking to improve their health and get in shape at home. The bike provides a real time workout experience that can be customized for any fitness level. It also doesn't lock you into one workout program - the VU29 lets you tailor your workouts with the help of iFit so they are just right for your fitness goals! As your fitness improves, the real-time workouts adjust to your new fitness level automatically to help support your long-term fitness goals.

Overall Quality

The VU29 Bike offers a 14” smart touchscreen and 24 resistance levels to keep your focus on crushing your workout, yet at this price, one would expect to be able to move the handlebars to a better workout position. In this same fashion, the offering of one simple water-bottle holder screams out cheapness. The addition of cooling fans is a nice touch though, especially if you tend to overheat quickly, while the well-padded seat offers incredible cushioned bliss. The seat is adjustable so there is that! This bike has a slightly larger footprint so take that into account before purchasing as it will take up more of your personal space. There are wheels on the front for ease in transport and there is real time stat tracking to keep you locked on your fitness performance. While there is a 10-year frame warranty, the lack of high-quality features once again brings to mind a lower-class machine.

Things we like

  • 325 weight capacity
  • 14” screen

Things we dislike

  • X
    high price for value
  • X
    lighter flywheel
  • X
    non-adjusting handlebars
  • X
    no HR monitor


Color Black
Material Alloy Steel
Display 14" HD Smart Touchscreen
iFIT 30-Days iFIT Family Membership Included
User Capacity 325 lb
Resistance Levels 24
Footprint 41.49"L x 24.86"W x 55.29"H
Weight 115 lb in Box


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


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The VU29 Bike comes across as highly overrated in relation to its comparable counterparts. A quick comparison of similar bikes highlights the lack of features in this over-priced bike. We are not quite convinced this bike is worth the price tag in spite of the features peddled by this vendor. Another key point to remember is that if you want to experience every attribute of this bike you have to pay the monthly membership fee for iFit.