Top critical review
Good little machine for the price
January 4, 2019
The box is over 75lbs delivered, so unless you're already pretty buff, grab a helper to carry it to your room destination. Assembly wasn't straightforward because the hardware was just tossed inside the box, not in a bag and not labeled. It took over an hour, and I used my own screwdriver as the one provided didn't have enough leverage. A washer fell into the wheel housing twice when screwing in the media tray pole because of the difficulty of access. It was frustrating.
Once assembled, it's a smooth glide and pull. The base rocks a bit when you really get it going, but not too badly. My biggest complaint is that I don't find the resistance levels to be very powerful. I'm an out-of-shape novice, and can use the hardest setting with relative ease. I'd hoped for a product to grow into, and this one just isn't. That said, it is good for lots of smaller reps.
•solid machine, feels well made
•media stand makes workouts convenient
•seat and bar pull/slide quietly and smoothly
•generous size and padding of seat helps cushion during workouts
•poor resistance level selection
•assembly is time consuming and (for me) frustrating
•difficult to move to store- wheels on front are useless, and it's too heavy to pick up and relocate machine frequently
•pedal design might work for tall people with larger feet, but straps are located much too high for my size 8 woman's. It wraps around my toes, not mid-foot.
Overall, worth the price and effort, but intro machine and not for active enthusiasts.