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Nordictrack Treadclimber Reviews – What You Need to Know

Looking for Nordictrack Treadclimber reviews? Wondering why you can’t seem to find anything?

Having run a treadmill review website for over 8 years now, I regularly look at what words people are searching to find my site.

And since I write a lot about Treadclimbers, a lot of people are finding my site while looking for “Nordictrack Treadclimber reviews”.

Why is this surprising?

Because Nordictrack doesn’t make a Treadclimber. There’s no such machine. Bowflex actually makes the famous Treadclimber.

So what’s going on?

I think a lot of people are getting confused because Nordictrack makes a similar high incline type of treadmill called the incline trainer. It’s similar to the Bowflex Treadclimber in that it lets you burn calories ultra fast (and some studies would say faster).

So what’s the difference between these two machines? Here are some general differences you should know:

#1 Dual Treadles Vs. One Treadbelt

The Treadclimber has two dual treadbelts that rise to meet your feet as you walk. This looks very cool but does take a bit of getting used to.

The incline trainer only uses one belt, exactly like a regular treadmill. But instead of only going up to 15% incline, you can go from 0 – 40% incline.

#2 No Running on the Treadclimber

The Bowflex Treadclimber is really only meant for walking. The top speed on most models is 4.5 MPH so you really can’t run on it. Plus, with two moving belts, it’s probably not the safest option either.

The Nordictrack incline trainer can be used for either running or walking as it goes up to about 12 MPH at the top speed. So it can do double duty.

#3 Entertainment Options

The Nordictrack incline trainers offer a lot more in terms of entertainment than the Treadclimber.

For example the Nordictrack X9i model comes with a full color touch screen web browser, tons of built-in workouts, an iPod docks and the option to watch HD workout videos through iFit.

So basically you’ll never get bored or run out of things to do on this machine.

#4 Decline

In addition to the high incline, the Nordictrack trainers give you decline as well – which you don’t get with the Treadclimber.

So you can add in extra crosstraining and challenge to your workout.

So those are some of the main differences between the Nordictrack incline trainer and the Bowflex Treadclimber. It’s easy to get them mixed up as they both give you an upgrade to the traditional treadmill.

Which is best for you?

It really depends on what you’re looking for, your budget and goals. But regardless, both of these machines will get you toning and inch-loss very quickly!