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ProForm GT Indoor Cycle Review
[box type=”info” align=”” class=”” width=”800″]Update: ProForm GT Indoor Cycle discontinued. To find a suitable replacement, check out our Exercise Bike guide page[/box]
The ProForm GT Indoor Cycle comes with 10 built-in workout programs, which is actually fewer than several other bikes in its price range. However, this is not as bad as it sounds for two reasons. Firstly, the GT is a spin bike; and with spin bikes being spin bikes you are usually unlikely to find more than just a couple of built-in programs on the bike (take the ProForm 300 SPX, for example). Secondly, we are happy to report that the ProForm GT comes with iFit Live.
iFit is considered to be the best personalized workout program on the market. You are able to download workouts wirelessly to the bike’s console every day, including those designed by Jillian Michaels; upload your results to iFit.com in real-time; track your nutrition and manage your profile on iFit.com, for a start. However, what we like best is how you can use Google Maps to work out. To put it simply, you can draw a map or select a route on the console and run along it as if you were actually there in person.
In total, there are 20 resistance levels to choose from, all of which can be adjusted digitally which is always a plus. Therefore, those who are out of shape as well as athletes are able to find a level that is right for their goals.
Spin bikes are typically the least comfortable type of exercise bike, and the ProForm GT Indoor Cycle is no exception, to an extent. While it clearly can’t compete with recumbent models, the GT is more comfortable than the average spin bike.
This is down to the padded seat that can be adjusted both vertically and horizontally, to cater to users of different body types; the handlebars are ergonomically designed to reduce fatigue and their angle can also be adjusted; lastly, the pedals are oversized and come with toe cages so there is no chance that your feet will slip off as you cycle.
There’s no denying that the computer console looks pretty cool, but we were disappointed to find that the screen was on the small side, measuring 3.5 inches. However, when you switch it on you soon discover that it isn’t an issue. ProForm have done a good job in designing a color scheme that makes everything easy to read.
You are able to track speed, time, distance, calories burned and your pulse. Polar wireless chest heart rate monitoring is also available, although a chest pulse strap needs to be purchased separately for this to work. You should also now that you can toggle between viewing multiple information fields at once or just a single piece of workout information.
The ProForm GT Indoor Cycle is backed by a 7-year frame and 1-year parts warranty.
There is very little to complain about; however, we are a little disappointed with the warranty. Considering the bike’s high price tag a 15-year or even lifetime warranty on the frame wouldn’t have been too much to ask. Then again, the bike does appear to be well-constructed.
Anything Else You Should Know?
The GT Indoor Cycle has a maximum user weight capacity of 300 pounds. Other features include a water bottle holder, transport wheels, and even an Intermix Acoustics 2.0 Sound System with iPod and MP3 support.
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ProForm GT Indoor Cycle Review