NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill Review

With so many different models in the current NordicTrack range, it’s easy to feel like a kid in a candy shop and be presented with so many options that it’s very difficult to decide which model is right for you. The NordicTrack EXP 10i is a high-end model in the current range that we decided to get a closer look at to see how it compares.

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 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 and deliver video workouts. There are also hard buttons that allow for quick selection of speed and incline settings with a single press and controls for the stereo speakers and 2-speed cooling fan. The 10″ touch-screen is great, making it effortless to access all the different workouts. It’s worth noting here 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 stream 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 thousands of 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.

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Review Summary - In Brief

We really like the NordicTrack EXP 10i. It's as well built as anything on the market in this price bracket right now, it's easy to use, delivers a great running experience. This is an excellent choice as a family treadmill but right now there are lots of offers out there such as the DKN EnduRun that will save you quite a few hundred pounds while still delivering many of the features found on the EXP10i. Likewise, the Bowflex 18 comes with a 1-year free JRNY subscription for advanced interactive training options including guided videos and adaptive workouts, and will save you money at the same time. The EXP10i is a very, very good treadmill but right now there are bargains to be had out there making it well worth considering other models.

NordicTrack EXP 10i Specifications

  • 3.5 CHP motor
  • 0-22kph (0-13.7mph) speed range with Quick Speed™ controls
  • -3% to +12% power-adjustable decline/incline with Quick Incline™/Quick Decline™  controls
  • 51cm (20”) x 152cm (60”) running surface
  •  1.9” precision machined and balanced non-flex rollers
  • FlexSelect ™ cushioning technology
  • 10″ full-colour touchscreen display
  • Feedback: Incline, time, calories, distance, speed, pulse
  • Included workouts: Manual mode, daily updated map workout. Selection of streamed video-based workouts.
  • iFit® Coach Enabled, 30-day Free iFit trial included (Verified payment details required for iFit sign up. Auto-renews at the end of the trial period unless cancelled)
  • iFit workouts: Thousands of on-demand video workouts streamed via iFit (subscription required).
  • All programmes, as well as iFit® Coach require a Wi-Fi based Internet connection
  • Heart rate measurement via Bluetooth® Smart wireless receiver (chest strap optional)
  • SpaceSaver® design with EasyLift™ Assist
  • Audio: iPod®/mp3 player compatible Bluetooth audio, dual 2-inch speakers
  • Extras: Accessory tray, dual water bottle holder, AutoBreeze™ workout fan
  • Dimensions in Use (L x W x H): 180cm (71”) x 99cm (39”) x 151cm (59”)
  • Folded Dimensions(L x W x H): 110cm (43″) x 99cm (39″) x 181cm (71″)
  • Max. User Weight: 136kg (300lbs)
  • Product Weight: 92kg (203lbs)
  • Transportation wheels
  • Mains powered
  • Warranty: Lifetime frame, 10 years motor, 2 years parts and labour (if registered within 28 days of purchase)

NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill - Console / Display Unit

NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill - User Reviews

The Pros

  • Large oversized running area
  • Adjustable cushioning
  • Full colour touch-screen
  • Wide range of workout options and videos
  • Large motor
  • Well built

The Cons

  • WiFi and good internet connection a must
NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill Reviewer Ratings

Power - 8.5
Appearance - 8.5
Running Area - 9
Comfort - 9
Reliability - 8.5
Noise - 8.5
Ease Of Use - 8.5
Controls - 8.5
Warranty - 8.5
Value for Money - 5
Best Price

Currently available for £1234.05 from

To get the NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill for only £1234.05, enter voucher code NT5 on the basket page!

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