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B000gnish: I have the TC10. and I used to a have a treadmill. They are very different machines. The TC 10 console is horrible though. Bowflex should be emabarrssed about that. You can't walk on it with out holding on either so just hang on. It is great if you have bad joints because it can give you a workout without stressing the joints. It takes less room as well.
Get a treadmill if you are able to run without pain, otherwise look into other options such as a treadclimber
Tried True: OMG! I have been wanting the bowflex for a really long time but I was always apprehensive about the 'feel' of it. I even called them 3x to get financed for it but decided to wait for some weird reason. Im so glad you did a side by side review, cos I had no idea other companies were making similar machines. 'had nordic track machines before and they were always really good quality. I just checked the NT website, and am DEF going with the X9i machine!!!! Thanks guys!!!
Buck B: Thanks. I agree with your impressions. Glad I didn't buy it.
Ellis Drewery: This is a case of comparing apples and oranges. You have a vertically challenged individual and a long, tall drink of water trying to compare these two machines. The tall fellow sets up on the Nordic Track with the platform at a much more acute angle, requiring him to walk bowed over in order to hold on and not fall off the track. There's no way this lanky guy could have endured this uncomfortable position for much more than 3 minutes or so. No wonder he burned off a few more calories than the little fellow on the Treadclimber, who appeared to be walking at a much more comfortable rate and posture. Maybe the TC 10 doesn't have much of a complex console, but do you really need all those bells and whistles? A totally useless demonstration.
Crystal Boswell: Can you compare the X9i and the TC20? Maybe the differences between the X9i and the C600 both by NordicTrack? Thanks a million!
Antonio Ric: I'm sorry but your guys look like two idiots. I'm a personal trainer and I teach clients on both the tread climber and treadmills. That particular model has adjustments underneath the rollers. If you don't know how to read the proper techniques in the manual why give out false information unless you two idiots work for a competitor. The tread climber is an excellent machine that works wonders for my clients. But thx for the show dumb and dumber
jeff darnell: This review was biased as hell. Most consumer products are made for average size people so I would understand how a guy that is 6 foot 5 would have problems finding a treadmill and would not considered this a con, only in his case. Im sure he hit a button or the key to make it stop as to seeing how biased they were, just to make it look bad. The caloric burn counter is not an accurate representation and you would think a treadmill review guru would know that it is just an estimate. On the same exact machine with same setting the two guys would burn different calories.
Joe Primal: We want to stay in shape for hiking & backpacking in the mountains. Are these incline trainers the right tool for the job? I want something that will really kick my butt. EDIT - I went ahead and bought one of the x7i units. IDK about all the electronics, I want to workout not fidget with the internet, but the answer is YES, it will kick your butt. Awesome!
prettylolitadoll: This is like the bad infomercial you see at night.
Izzy So (Tejanito111): With all due respect to the bowflex people this junk is not worth $2000 at least not for me.....
kari darnell: I like how you compared the calorie count on both machines. But, wouldn't it have been a more balanced comparison if the NordicTrack was not set at the 40% incline? Naturally, more calories will be burned because it's at a higher incline. For a more accurate comparison, could you do another test between the two but have them set at the same incline percentage? Although, it does seem like the NordicTrack is better than the TreadClimber.
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Ngan Luong: I think this is an honest review I've ever see. But I think this is just a personal opinion. I see you do not like the Bowflex Treadclimber. I want to buy TC10 and I've read a lot of articles review, I see many great comments about the Bowflex Treadclimber. For example, this video: youtube.com/watch?v=2G95ePod1CQ
IboHuasca: Just look at the two machines... At first glance I can see multiple benefits to the Nordictrack. It just seems like the two tread belts would slip on the bowflex. That's basically twice the moving parts, and twice the potential for breakdown. I'm not sure if the review was legitimate or not, but even if it wasn't, valid points were made.
Bowflex TreadClimber TC10 vs NordicTrack X9i Incline Trainer5
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