The NordicTrack Stationary Bike That Shoppers Compare to Peloton Is $800 Off Now

“I feel like I’m at an expensive gym with my own personal trainer.”

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In the past three years, the stationary bike has transformed from the gym's least-loved machine to every shopper's most coveted holiday gift, and with sales rolling leading up to Black Friday, now is the time to buy. Although you may be tempted to empty your pockets for the most popular brand (starts with "P" and ends with "eleton"), hundreds shoppers say they prefer the gears, flow, and enormous selection of virtual spin, strength, and yoga classes offered by this luxury exercise bike — and it's more $800 off right now.

Designed to realistically mimic the resistance of a road bike, the NordicTrack S22i Studio Cycle Bike includes an ergonomically padded saddle, lightweight detachable dumbbells, cool air fan, and of course, a high-def, tiltable screen to turn any room into your personal fitness studio. When it comes to performance, users rave about the seamless gear changes and smooth pedal strokes. "As an avid spinner as well as someone who is training to be an instructor, the added resistance and burn of incline is a game changer and that puts NordicTrack ahead of the competition," wrote one customer. "The hardware is great and I think it is superior to the Peloton," noted another.


Buy It: NordicTrack Commercial Studio Cycle, $999 was $1,799,

In addition to the quality design, customers are drawn to the bike's endless library of classes and the expert instructors who teach them. The roster of trainers includes more than 40 certified coaches, each with a unique fitness background ranging from Ironman triathletes to professional dancers. "The workouts are incredible," one user said. "I feel like I'm at an expensive gym with my own personal trainer pushing me to work in the comforts of my home. "

With a range of levels from beginner to expert, NordicTrack classes are challenging, fun, and customizable. While many other exercise bikes rely on manual gear changes, the Studio Cycle Bike comes with a hands-free, automatic setting that adjusts your resistance according to your cycle coach's directions. Plus, for those looking to pedal it out on their own, the bike offers dozens of gorgeous virtual workout routes including Lake Como in Italy, the Mt. Fuji route in Japan, and Moab's desert roads in Utah. By connecting to Google Earth, you can even customize your location. "I rode past my old house!" said one user.

If you're still reading, don't pump the breaks. Add this bike to your cart while it's still more than $800 off it's regular price (that's $500 less than a Peloton). Happy spinning!

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