Nordic Track are a global leader in the treadmill manufacturing industry. Owned by the renowned monolithic sports company Icon Health & fitness, they make a wide array of sports equipment, and have several price tiers to suit all budgets. They first gained fame in the 1970’s with their Classic Pro Skier machine (NordicTrack started out in the wintery climes of Minnesota).
If you are in a hurry you can see the full range of Nordic Track offers on Amazon.
NordicTrack C Series Treadmills
In the treadmill wing of the company they make the affordable C Series. This is their entry level range of treadmills and they are best suited to walkers, or those who like to use their treadmills for light exercise.
The motors in the C series consist of approx 3.0 CHP. The Nordictrack Commercial 17650 has a 7” Android enabled Touchscreen so you can browse the web and run iFit. There also is a bracket for housing a tablet. The basics and more are covered very well with the 1750.
There is also an incline and decline function with this treadmill, going from -0.3 to 15.0%. With the spacious 22” X 60” toughened 2 ply treadbelt, dual workout fans, 34 workout programs and folding spacesaver design, you get a lot of bang for your buck. And they call this entry level at Nordictrack.
NordicTrack Commercial Series
The commercial series was designed to accommodate more serious exercisers. Those who want to use their treadmill for regular running. The motors get up rated to 4.0 + CHP depending on which model you opt for. These treadmills are longer and wider than the C series as they can accommodate users up to 400lbs in weight.
NordicTrack Pro Series Treadmills
The middle tier of NordiTrack treadmills consists of the Elite Series. Everything is spec’ed up a notch. The horsepower gets beefed up to 4.0. The touch screen is beefed up to 10” and the cushioning system is better. There is also an impressive 7 years parts warranty.
Analysis of C Series Models
The C series starts of with the C 600.
Impressively it has a 10% incline. With the price being so low there is obviously no decline. Incline training is more intensive than decline training anyway, so it’s not much of a miss.
It has a space-saver telescopic easy folding system, and impressively you can adjust the cushioning system to suit your taste. Little touches like the fan adjusting it’s speed to match your workout speed are very nice.
Overall it’s good for first time treadmill buyers and those who want to use it for walking and occasional light jogging.
View the C 600 directly on Amazon’s website.
Nordictrack C990 Pro
This folding treadmill is obviously in a higher class and is consequently much better than the C600. The running deck is larger, measuring 20” x 60”. The 3.0 CHP motor is capable of achieving 12mph which is superb. The FlexSelect cushioning system provides excellent comfort for your joints and muscles. You get an impressive 32 workout programs and iFit compatibility thanks to the 7” Android browser.
The warranty is ok, 3 years for parts and 1 year for labor.
View the C 990 here on the Amazon.
NordicTrack C 1750
Very impressive treadmill priced in the under $1500 category. Sturdy quality, will suit serious runners as it has a tough 3.8 HP responsive motor, akin to what you would get in a Volkswagon Golf, extreme reliability.
The 2015 model has been reworked to have 38 workout apps. There is an -3 to 15% incline for those who love ascending and descending hills. Ideal for simulation of real terrain using the iFit app.
Also features luxuries like dual fans, wireless heart rate monitoring + can accommodate users up to 400 lbs. An impressive warranty includes 5 years parts and electronics and 2 years labor.
View it here at Amazon.
LEADING THE WAY With The X9i
Nordic track are leading the way with the new X9i Incline Trainer. This is billed as an incline trainer even though it has the same capabilities as a treadmill. The incline ramp raises to a whopping 40°, which gives it the name.
It also comes complete with a 10″ full color touchscreen. You can burn 398 calories at 2mph every 20 minutes with a 40° incline. Running with the deck flat at 2mph you will burn off 74 calories every 20 minutes.