While Proform used to have a lot of older TDF models out there (which caused a lot of confusion for buyers), the good news is that they currently only produce 2 versions of the Tour De France bikes – the TDF and the TDF Pro.
Both bikes are unique in that they give you a more immersive training experience with incline and decline, multi-position adjustable handlebars as well as 24 built-in Tour De France workouts.
But there are a few key differences you should know about the latest TDF bike models.
How are they different?
This post will help you compare the Proform TDF vs TDF Pro bikes to help you choose the best option for you:
Proform TDF vs TDF Pro – Price
As of this writing the Proform TDF bike is more affordable, running around $999 with Free Shipping here.
The TDF Pro model is the next model up so it runs a bit more. You can find it around $1699 with Free Shipping here.
So from a budget standpoint the TDF bike is a bit more attractive.
Proform TDF vs Pro Bike – Console
The consoles are where you see one of the biggest differences between these two bikes.
The Proform TDF bike comes with a very simple Roundwatts LED display along with a tablet holder above the console:
The Proform TDF Pro bike console is a huge improvement over this. You get a full-color, HD, touch-screen console complete with built-in cooling fan and iPod dock:
So this is a lot more fun and easy to watch. You don’t have to toggle through your workout stats as you see a constant display of them on this console.
You can also connect to iFit Coach through this console and take streaming fitness classes or cycle trails all over the world for some virtual reality fun.
iFit Coach Subscription
Both bikes are compatible with iFit Coach, which is a super-popular streaming service. You can use iFit Coach to cycle trails all over the world – from Paris to Hawaii – and watch the scenery pass you by.
You can also take guided cycling tours with personal trainers who motivate you and point out interesting landmarks along the way.
Can’t get to the gym?
No problem – you can also stream a high-energy cycling class directly to your machine. The iFit Coach library has thousands of different on-demand workouts – from beginner to experienced athlete.
With iFit Coach you can add a whole new dimension to your training.
However iFit Coach is a monthly subscription service.
If you get the Proform TDF bike and want to try iFit, you’ll need to buy a monthly subscription. You’ll also need to use your tablet to connect to iFit.
If you get the Proform TDF Pro bike you can connect through the console with the touch of a button – you don’t need a separate tablet.
Plus, if you get the TDF Pro through the Manufacturer here, you’ll also get a 1-year Free Membership to iFit Coach included.
So you can try iFit out for the full year to see if you like it – which is an amazing deal.
(You don’t need iFit Coach use this bike – it works fine without it. iFit is an add-on option if you want it).
You don’t get the 1 year membership to iFit included with the Proform TDF bike – only the Pro model.
Incline and Decline Differences
Both bikes come with incline and decline to give you a more realistic cycling experience – which is something you don’t get with a lot of other bikes on the market.
However there is a difference. The Proform TDF bike gives you up to 15% incline and 15% decline.
And the TDF Pro model gives you up to 20% incline and 20% decline.
So you have better crosstraining options with the TDF Pro bike model.
So which is better when comparing the Proform TDF vs TDF Pro bikes?
Well, it really depends on what you’re looking for.
The Proform TDF is simpler and more affordable – without the iFit Coach added. If you don’t care about iFit Coach, it might be the right choice for you.
The Proform TDF Pro model however gives you a much better console and higher incline/decline.
Plus you also get the streaming workouts and world trail riding of iFit Coach. So you have a lot more options with this model.
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