NordicTrack is often rated as one of the best exercise equipment manufacturers in the business. They make a whole range of treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes, and rowing machines. In this article, we’ll be reviewing the NordicTrack X11i commercial treadmill.
The NordicTrack X11i is a rock-solid, steel-framed treadmill that has the potential to surpass all of your needs as a runner. With an industry-leading 0 to 40% incline and a 0 to 6% decline, plus a max. speed of 12 mph, you can tailor your workouts from light walks to sweat-busting hill sprints.
The 10” smart HD touchscreen with 44 onboard workout programs can help you achieve your goals by either distracting you by streaming movies or music or by motivating you through one of iFit Coach’s workout programs, designed specifically for you to get the most out of your X11i incline trainer.
The Next-Gen Sled Push will get your heart pumping if you’re looking for a heavy workout. With the all-new push bar and sled grips, paired with a speed setting of 1 MPH, the X11i will help you push your body to the limit.
Even while you work out, though, you can rest assured that your body is being taken care of. NordicTrack boast that the X11i has their most cushioned deck yet. With their trademarked Reflex Cushioning, they have reduced the impact a runner feels on their joints while running on their machine.
Key Features of x11i
Amazing Incline Range
The X11i has one of the best incline ranges in the business. With a total of 46% incline range, NordicTrack’s treadmill has one of the steepest inclines of any treadmill. Using the one-touch incline buttons, you can vary your incline and thus vary your workout from easy jogs to uphill sprints.
3.75 CHP DurX Commercial Plus Motor
The powerful yet compact 3.75 CHP DurX Commercial Plus Motor drives the NordicTrack X11i smoothly and relatively quietly, even at its max. speed setting. NordicTrack has improved the smoothness of their machines in recent years by focusing on reducing vibration, and the X11i is one of their smoothest treadmills to date.
The DurX Commercial Plus Motor is also self-cooling, so users don’t have to worry about overheating the machine, even on the heaviest workouts. One of the advantages of getting a commercial-grade machine is that, compared to lighter, residential treadmills, commercial treadmills are built to last, even when they are pushed to perform consistently at high levels.
Running can be tough on your joints, especially your knees and your lower back, This is an important thing to remember when you’re buying a treadmill. Ask yourself, does it have adequate cushioning to prevent any long term injuries from developing over the years of running?
The NordicTrack x11i has proprietary Reflex Cushioning Technology (same as of Nordictrack x22i) to ensure the safety of their customers. NordicTrack claims the X11i is their most cushioned deck to date, with a low-impact cushion that simulates true road-running. The Reflex Cushioning is designed to not only absorb each stride but also to help runners release a burst of energy to help propel their next step.
10” Smart HD Touchscreen
Using the 10” smart HD touchscreen integrated into the NordicTrack X11i incline trainer, you have access to dozens of on-demand studio workouts. Using the iFit Coach Experience, you can train with world-class personal trainers as they control the X11i’s incline and speed in real-time.
Even without the iFit Coach Experience, you have access to over 40 preprogrammed workouts, as well as to Google Maps, which means you can run anywhere you want in the world. From mountain passes to desert roads, vary your workouts with Google Maps.
Bluetooth Audio Capabilities
If you want to pump up the music to get you motivated, the X11i can deliver. With its dual 3” digitally-amplified speakers, built into the console, you can blast your favorite music to turn the energy levels up.
Stream your favorite music from your device through the speakers on the X11i using Bluetooth. This is a nice feature that eliminates the need for cables or headphones from your device or treadmill, which can get in the way and can be super annoying when your running.
22” x 60” Commercial Tread Belt
One of the main differences between a commercial treadmill and a smaller residential treadmill is the belt size. Most residential treadmills are made to be smaller and lighter and subsequently, have shorter belts.
Not so with the NordicTrack X11i, which is fitted with an industry-standard 22” x 60” belt. The long belt gives you plenty of room to run, even if you’re tall and have long strides. The larger running surface helps make you feel safe and comfortable and means you can really push your workouts to the max.
Dual AutoBreeze Workout Fans
Keep cool, calm and collected while you run on the NordicTrack X11i commercial treadmill with its dual Autobreeze workout fans. Built directly into the console, they will keep you comfortable while you burn those calories.
44 On-board Workout Programs
Make the most of your time on your machine by using the 44 onboard workout programs that come preprogrammed into your NordicTrack X11i incline trainer. By varying your workouts, you can focus on different muscle groups as well as working on stamina, endurance, strength, and conditioning, etc.
NordicTrack X11i Warranty
Treadmills tend to come with different warranties for different features. Make sure you check out the different warranties so you’re aware of what is covered on your NordicTrack X11i and for how long.
While it doesn’t have lifetime warranties on its frame and motor, like some of its competitors, the NordicTrack X11i comes with pretty good warranties on its frame, parts and labor. The 10-year warranty on the frame is a plus.
NordicTrack X11i’s limited warranties:
- Frame: 10 years
- Parts: 2 years
- Labor: 1 year
- Frame Type Reinforced steel
- Motor 3.75 CHP DurX Commercial Plus Motor
- Running Area 22” x 60”
- Cushioning Reflex Cushioning
- Speed Range 5 – 12 mph
- Incline Range 0 – 40%
- Decline Range 0 – 6%
- Foldability No
- User Weight 300 Lbs.
- Workout Programs 44
- Footprint (L x W x H) 6” x 39.6” x 72.2”
- Limited Warranties:
- 10-year frame warranty
- 2-year parts warranty
- 1-year labor warranty
How much does the NordicTrack X11i cost?
While somewhat more expensive than some of its smaller residential competitors, the NordicTrack X11i Commercial treadmill is a solid, well-built machine with a reasonable price of $2900.
Where to buy the NordicTrack X11i?
You can buy the NordicTrack X11i commercial treadmill online and in stores. It’s available directly from the NordicTrack website and on Amazon.com.
What is the max. user weight on the NordicTrack X11i?
The user capacity on the X11i is 300 lbs.
How to assemble the NordicTrack X11i?
Make sure you have another person to help you assemble the NordicTrack X11i treadmill, as some of its components are heavy. First, spread out all the parts in a cleared area. If there’s an oily substance on the equipment, just wipe it off.
The treadmill should come with its own hex keys. The steps to assembly in the user manual indicate how to set it up. You have to attach the uprights, or arms, to the deck, then the console to the arms. All the tools and instructions come with the treadmill, but you can also arrange for assembly on delivery from NordicTrack’s website. Do not plug in the machine until fully assembled for safety reasons.
How to move the NordicTrack X11i?
Do not pull the machine by the console. First, raise the incline to maximum then unplug the machine. Moving the treadmill requires two people. Hold the uprights near the console. Tip the machine until it rolls on its wheels.
Push the machine away from you to its desired location. Gently lower it to the floor. Plug the machine in and lower the incline.
NordicTrack X11i Review
So there is the NordicTrack X11i review, with features, specs, and pros and cons. NordicTrack has successfully brought out another rock-solid treadmill with an unbeatable incline. The X11i comes with all the features you would expect from a commercial treadmill, plus the industry-leading 46% incline range, which takes it above and beyond its competitors. . Some of the highlights of the X11i include the incredible incline range, the 10'' Smart HD touchscreen, the 44 onboard programs, and the 1-year subscription to iFit Coach Technology that comes with the treadmill. We would recommend the NordicTrack X11i if you're looking
- Huge incline range - 46% (-6% to +40%)
- 10'' Smart HD touchscreen
- In-home training
- 3.75 CHP Smart-Response Motor
- Reflex Cushioning
- 44 on-board training programs
- 1-year iFit membership
- 12 mph max. speed
- 300 lb max. user weight
- Bluetooth capabilities
- Integrated 3'' speakers
- 10-year frame warranty
- 22'' x 60'' running surface
- No folding capability
- IFit membership runs out after 1 year
- Larger and heavier than residential treadmills
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