Decided on the York X302 as it seemed like a quality product and also decent value for money. A best buy rating from Which, and some nice design features helped swing the decision.
The order was placed, waited a couple of weeks for delivery, took a couple of hours to assemble, and then -
Less than 30 seconds use, a strange noise, and it ground to a halt. After a quick inspection, it was aparent that the drive belt had gone over a pulley, then shredded and was now jammed.
Several swear words, and an hour to dismantle, and it was back in the box to return to Amazon.
As can be seen from previous reviews this is not an isolated incident - although I do seem to currently hold the record for the shortest time from start exercising to equipment failure. The fact that the problem appears common surely speaks volumes about York's quality control. Any manufacturer that fails to rectify such a fundimental flaw and instead continues to sell this rubbish, is not worth spending money on.
I urge Amazon to withdraw this product from sale immediately as there is obviously a major design or production fault.
I will now be spending my cash on an elliptical trainer from a different manufacturer.
It should be noted that Amazon handled my complaint sympatheticaly and swiftly. They were most apologetic that I had experienced the same problem as others buying this piece of equipment, and agreed to act to remove the item from sale. That said, as I write this review the York X302 is still availible on Amazon. DO NOT BUY IT!!!