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NordicTrack began back in 1975 as a fitness company specializing in skier machines (which are still offered for sale today, in case you’re wondering!)

The success of the ski machines allowed them to expand and start manufacturing other low impact machines like the elliptical. Soon after they began to get into the world of treadmills as well.NordicTrack Elliptical Reviews - 2020 C 12.9 Trainer

In the late 90’s, ICON Health and Fitness, one of the world’s largest exercise equipment manufacturers, saw an opportunity and purchased the NordicTrack brand. After the takeover by ICON, NordicTrack has thrived, and today it is one of the most successful brands on the market.

There has been a remarkable change over the past few years in the quality of the equipment that NordicTrack has to offer. They have used technology to their advantage to manufacture and produce ellipticals and treadmills that are an excellent value to the buyer.

For the money, you won’t find a machine with more features and capabilities than NordicTrack provides.

They have also started using more quality parts in their machines in the last 5 years, but the prices haven’t skyrocketed like they have with some other brands who make that switch.

Check out the entire new lineup on sale up to 50% off at the official company website

The company often offers great deals including free shipping, financing and money back guarantees, as well as full descriptions so you can compare all of the current models.

NordicTrack Ellipticals – The Current Lineup

For 2020, there are three different series to choose from: FreeStride Trainers, Front Drive and Rear Drive…

FreeStride Trainers

The FreeStride Trainers are the most popular models, consisting of the FS7i, F9i and the all new FS10i and FS14i first introduced in 2020.

These unique center drive ellipticals offer up to an incredible 32″ stride, adjustable inclines (plus decline on the FS14i), up to 38 built in workouts and iFit technology. Although pricier than the other models, these give you a much more complete workout.

Our favorite model here is the FS7i FreeStride Trainer, as it includes incline up to 10% and an incredible 7″ touch screen display.

Front Drive

The Front Drive Series consists of the Commercial 9.9, 12.9 and 14.9.

These ellipticals offer a more compact size along with generous power adjustable 19-20″ strides, power incline up to 20% and plenty of built in workouts.

We like the Commercial 12.9 the best of this series, as it gives you the longer 20″ stride, larger touch screen display, 20 degrees of incline and 24 digital resistance levels.

Rear Drive

The Rear Drive Series consists of the SpaceSaver SE7i and SE9i.

These ellipticals offer easy folding design and place you in a jogging/running position for more core activation, with incline, over 20 resistance levels and easy assembly. However, they have the shortest stride lengths, not ideal for taller users.

We like the up-level SE9i model in this series, if you want something that folds.

Mid-Mech (Recently Discontinued)

This is the commercial NordicTrack elliptical series, with the ACT, ACT 7 and ACT 10 offering up to a 22″ stride in a compact, center drive design and 24 resistance levels.

Look at the ACT 7 or 10 if this series appeals to you, but we would lean towards the FreeStride Trainers if you want something compact.

For my opinion of each NordicTrack elliptical model on the market currently, just browse my reviews below. There are also some good reviews on the manufacturer’s site as well.

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NordicTrack Elliptical Reviews

NordicTrack C 7.5 Front Drive
NordicTrack C 7.5
PRICE: $799
RATING: Three and a Half Stars
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NordicTrack C 9.5 Front Drive
NordicTrack C 9.5
PRICE: $999
RATING: Four and a Half Stars
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NordicTrack C 12.9 Front Drive
NordicTrack C 12.9
PRICE: $1,399
RATING: Four and a Half Stars
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NordicTrack Commercial 14.9
NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical
PRICE: $1,599
RATING: Four Stars
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NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i
NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Elliptical
PRICE: $999
RATING: Four and a Half Stars
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NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i
NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i Elliptical
PRICE: $1,399
RATING: Four and a Half Stars
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NordicTrack FreeStrider FS5i
NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS5i
PRICE: $1,499
RATING: Four and a Half Stars
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NordicTrack FreeStrider FS7i
NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS7i
PRICE: $1,999
RATING: Five Stars
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NordicTrack FreeStrider FS9i
NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS9i
PRICE: $2,699
RATING: Four and a Half Stars
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NordicTrack FreeStrider FS10i
NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS10i
PRICE: $3,999
RATING: Four and a Half Stars
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