NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Treadmill Review

The NordicTrack Commercial 2450 is a high-end heavy-duty treadmill designed for domestic use. Yep, we know, the name would imply that it’s a commercial machine but it’s not. However, the specifications reveal that it is truly built to a light-commercial standard – hence the name. Now that we’ve got that cleared up, what’s it like? Short answer – good. Long answer…………

Like all treads, the C2450 requires assembly. Being a NordicTrack product it’s not surprising that we didn’t encounter any issues during the installation process and that the instructions make complete sense and are easy to follow. 35 minutes after opening the box we were ready to embark on a maiden run.

Whatever your size, you won’t be pushed for space on this treadmill. There’s a generously proportioned 55 x 152cm (21.6″ x 59.8″) running deck which is more than plenty for anyone that doesn’t have a special requirement. The belt is driven by a powerful 4.0 horsepower motor which made light work of every single tester that stepped on board. Even when set to the maximum, and rather monstrous, 15% incline and with runners of well over 100kg stamping away it seemed not to bat an eyelid. There’s also a -3% decline function on the C2450 which helps to simulate real-world conditions on your run, something that’s bound to be of interest to the more hardcore runners out there. The run this treadmill delivers is very good and that’s not just because you’ve got acres of space to move around on, it’s also because the cushioning on this model is NordicTrack’s proprietary FlexSelect system that makes it possible to change the settings from high-impact absorption to road simulation. It works well and there’s a very noticeable difference depending on the setting so this isn’t just a gimmick. This is also a quiet treadmill and that’s down to the large motor never having to strain and the large 2.5″ diameter front and rear rollers which do a great job of eliminating “whine” and help to increase the lifespan of the machine by allowing for slower rotation at higher speeds. When set to its maximum speed of 22kph it’s still really not that loud which really does highlight the quality of the internal components used here. All of these elements come together to deliver a really comfortable and always challenging run.

It’s highly unlikely that you’ll get bored running on this particular treadmill because NordicTrack has fitted a 10″ HD touchscreen display that’s used to interact with the menus. There are also hard buttons that allow for quick selection of speed an incline settings with a single press and controls for the stereo speakers and 2-speed cooling fan. That 10″ touch-screen is great, making it effortless to access all the different workouts. It’s worth noting here however that all the available workouts are streamed to the console so you’ll need a WiFi connection to access them. The manual mode doesn’t need a connection, but all the workouts do.  Even more training options are available via the subscription-based iFit interactive training service. Subscribe to iFit (subscription sold separately) and you can download even more workouts, track your fitness improvements, plot your own running routes anywhere around the world using Google maps and access a whole range of other features such as dietary advice and personal trainer developed 8-week fitness programmes. There’s also a large library of more than 400 HD videos featuring pro personal trainers that run through exotic global locations staying with you and encouraging and motivating you and we found these to be really entertaining and effective. There’s also a Bluetooth connection available so you can connect a smart device and access your iFit account while running. iFit does a whole lot more than this and if you want to know the details it’s worth visiting the iFit website for all the details.

There’s also an accessories tray, dual water bottle holders and a stabilising crossbar for increased stability. The C2450 is also covered by NordicTrack’s lifetime frame, 10-year motor and 2-year on-site parts and labour warranty.

Best Price

Currently available for £2299.00 from NordicTrack

Review Summary - In Brief

It's easy to like the NordicTrack Commercial 2450. It's got a large running area, a quiet motor, adjustable cushioning, a full-colour touch-screen, a decline as well as steep incline, and it's got solid build quality. But as good as it is, this treadmill has competition from within its own stable. The Proform Pro 5000 comes from the same manufacturer, features the same 10” screen that's on the the Commercial 2450, has the same sized deck, incline, decline and top speed giving you a machine that's practically identical to the C2450 in just about every way but one that costs a whole lot less! And right now, you can also get the range-topping NordicTrack Commerical 2950 for almost the same money as the C2450. The C2950 has a giant 22-inch full-colour touch-screen that delivers a true premium experience of the sort that the C2450 falls just short of. The existence of the C2950 and the Proform Pro 5000 at their current price points means that the C2450 just doesn't make the best sense right now.  

NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Specifications

  • 4.0 HP continuous rating motor
  • 0-22kph (0-13.7mph) speed range with OneTouch™ controls
  • -3% to 15% incline range with OneTouch™ controls
  • 55cm (21.6”) x 152cm (59.8”) running surface
  • 2.5” (6.35cm) precision machined and balanced non-flex rollers
  • RunnersFlex™ cushioning technology
  • 10″ Smart-HD touchscreen
  • 400+ pre-made training programs (only with iFit membership, subscription required)
  • iFit® Bluetooth Smart (BLE) Enabled (subscription optional)
  • Heart Rate Measurement via Dual-EKG pulse grips + Bluetooth® Smart wireless receiver (chest strap included)
  • SpaceSaver® folding design with EasyLift™ Assist
  • Conveniences: dual AutoBreeze™ workout fan, accessory tray, tablet holder, transportation wheels
  • Audio: Compatible music port for iPod®/mp3, dual 3-inch speakers
  • Dimensions in Use (L x W x H): 206cm (81.1”) x 99.5cm (39.2”) x 177cm (69.7”)
  • Folded Dimensions (L x W x H): 108cm (42.5″) x 99.5cm (39.2”) x 185cm (72.8″)
  • Max. user weight: 135kg (297.6lbs)
  • Product weight: 125kg (275.6lbs)
  • Power supply: mains
  • Warranty: Lifetime frame and motor, 5 years parts and electronics, 2 years labour (if registered within 28 days of purchase)

NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Treadmill - Console / Display Unit

NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Treadmill - User Reviews

The Pros

  • Spacious running area
  • Adjustable cushioning
  • Interactive training
  • iFit compatible

The Cons

  • Internet connection required for all workouts apart from manual
NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Treadmill Reviewer Ratings

Power - 9
Appearance - 7.5
Running Area - 9
Comfort - 9
Reliability - 8
Noise - 8.5
Ease Of Use - 8
Controls - 8
Warranty - 8.5
Value for Money - 4
Best Price

Currently available for £2299.00 from NordicTrack

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