NordicTrack x11i Review

Lucie Bennett | Last Updated: May 3, 2020

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.

Nordictrack x11i Incline Trainer

This 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 any of the iFit Coach’s workout program, designed specifically for you to get the most out of your 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, manual mode and sled grips, paired with a speed setting of 1 MPH, this 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 this model 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

 

Amazing Incline Range

x11i 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 this incliner 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.

Reflex Cushioning

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?

Nordictrack Commercial x11i Reflex Cushioning

This incline treadmill 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.

With the iFit Compatible Experience, you can train with world-class personal trainers as they control your machine’s incline and speed in real-time.

Nordictrack x11i 10” Smart HD Touchscreen

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, this 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 this nordictrack treadmill 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 this nordictrack treadmill, 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 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

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 x11i incline treadmill.

By varying your workouts, you can focus on different muscle groups as well as working on stamina, endurance, strength, and conditioning, etcWith

Key Specifications

Specification Value
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 Capacity 300 Lbs.
Workout Programs 44
Footprint (L x W x H) 71.6” x 39.6” x 72.2”

 

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 this one and for how long.

While it doesn’t have lifetime warranties on its frame and motor, like some of its competitors, this also comes with pretty good warranties on its frame, parts and labor. The 10-year warranty on the frame is a plus.

Limited warranties:

Frame: 10 years
Parts: 2 years
Labor: 1 year

NordicTrack x11i Review Summary

What We Love About

What made us sad

THE FINAL SAY SO!​

NordicTrack has successfully brought out another rock-solid treadmill with an unbeatable incline.

This comes with all the features you would expect from a commercial treadmill, plus the industry-leading 40% 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 highly recommend the NordicTrack Commercial x11i.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

While somewhat more expensive than some of its smaller residential competitors, the NordicTrack Commercial x11i treadmill is a solid, well-built machine with a best price of $2900.

You can buy this incline treadmill online and in stores. It’s available directly from the NordicTrack website and on Amazon.com.

The user capacity of this incliner is 300 lbs.

Make sure you have another person to help you assemble this 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.

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.

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