By Robbie Ferri, Cyclist, Personal Trainer, and Group Exercise Instructor.
Two of the most talked-about bikes in the indoor cycling industry are the Keiser M3i and the Nordictrack S22i. They are both incredible bikes but to look at worlds apart. Let me tell you now, they are both unbelievable but in their own way.
|Keiser M3i||Nordictrack S22i|
|4 Way Adjustable Handlebars||x|
|Big Front Screen||x|
|Incline Decline Function||x|
|Direct Power Meter||x|
As you can see from this table, these bikes are very different and what you will get is a very different experience. Although it looks like the Nordictrack offers more, it might not be the
There’s no doubt about it when it comes to quality. The Keiser is just on another level compared to any other
The Nordictrack is much bigger, and you can see it offers a very interactive exercise
Although the bikes both have a Bluetooth connectivity system, they work in completely different ways. The Nordictrack S22i is bound to the iFit application and a few other features; in fact, it is one of the best iFit indoor cycles in the market. This comes in at a $39/mo (Family Plan) or a $180/yr (Individual Plan) but is worth every penny. It has spinning classes, yoga, strength workouts, and much more to enjoy. The Keiser Bluetooth is entirely open to all applications. It has its own basic application, but you can freely link up with Peloton, Zwift, and many others.
Both the bikes run a silky, smooth, responsive, belt drive system and require practically no maintenance. They also both have magnetic resistance, which uses an eddy current to slow you down instead of a friction brake. Both systems are incredible, but the Keiser does have a higher quality standard.
As far as screens go, the Nordictracks 22” HD screen is just incredible. It is of fantastic quality and even has a fan on the bottom. The Keiser only has a small monitor but does offer more options for connectivity to applications on a tablet or TV, as discussed before.
When it comes to interactivity, the Nordictrack S22i does come up trumps, and it is a much better machine for entertainment than the Keiser. Although the Keiser you can still use applications on a tablet or TV, the NordicTrack is just a better experience.
The Nordictrack comes with some fantastic features. It can automatically change your resistance while in one of their structured classes. You also have an incline and decline where the
Adjustability and Footprint
The Nordictrack can go from 4ft 11” all the way to 6ft 8”. The Keiser can go from 4ft 11” to 6ft 5”. The Nordictrack S22i 55” x 25” x 57” is a very large
They are not far off each other in price, but to get the most out of the Nordictrack, you will need to be spending $20 per month on the subscription. With the Keiser, you can use free applications and will work perfectly on the Keisers Bluetooth application at no cost.
bike is for me?
If you are looking for an all-singing and dancing experience with automatic resistance and the ability to incline and decline, then the Nordictrack will be the
Suppose you’re looking for a traditional spin
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Both these bikes are incredible and you won’t be making a bad choice by purchasing either one. I do feel the Nordictrack offers an amazing experience but it can be a lot to take in when the Keiser keeps it really simple. It all comes down to personal preference in my opinion.