Reviewed by TreadmillReviews.com
NordicTrack has just recently added the X11i Incline Trainer 2014 model to their Incline Series lineup. This model is very similar to the 2013 model, except with a few upgrades. The treadbelt is a lengthy 22″ x 60″ and is built to last. The X11i comes with an excellent Reflex™ Cushioning system that greatly absorbs joint impact. These two simple specs alone will give the user a really comfortable workout experience.
The deck and walking area is extremely solid and built with high quality components. NordicTrack has made sure to put in a high quality motor to keep this thing running. The X11i has a powerful 4.25 CHP motor, which is very heavy duty and will last a lifetime, and keep that tread belt going. It is important that NordicTrack has given the X11i such a durable motor, because the deck needs a powerful motor to maintain the intense decline and incline settings.
Surprisingly, the weight capacity is pretty light on this machine (375 lbs). I think this is because of the intense slope of the machine when you have it in incline or decline. So keep this in mind if weight is an issue at all, because the belt will burn up fast if you exceed that weight capacity. I’ve been talking about the intense decline and incline, but forgot to mention it. This machine will incline to a shocking 40% incline and decline to a -6% decline. This is why the Incline Series treadmills are so popular. These controls allow you to burn calories and shed weight the fastest.
Overall, the brand new X11i Incline Trainer is one beast of a treadmill. There is not a huge difference between the 2013 model and this 2014 model, so if money is an issue at all, go ahead and just buy the 2013 model, because it is still an excellent treadmill. The X11i is just newer and more appealing to people, and so it probably will be more popular than the older model. Keep in mind that the motor is very powerful on this machine, but the user weight capacity is light.