84 of 85 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase, excellent machine
This product is an excellent buy at the price and I am exceedingly pleased at my purchase. I bought this over an year ago and have used it consistently since then. It is very well made and lets you get on with your exercise.
* Very sturdy in my experience. Once put together properly, the equipment is rock solid. The equipment parts are heavy for a...
Published on 11 Jun 2009 by wolfcub
44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Gets you fit just just building it!
I have to agree with the other review regarding building this thing, the huge selection of nuts and bolts together with an instruction manual making reference to codes that dont exist makes building this equipment an exercise in its self!! Have someone help you build it, there are a couple of times that an extra pair of hands are needed and many times where two brains...
Published on 4 Jan 2008 by Shilen
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product,
This review is from: York XC530 Elliptical/Cycle (Sports)This item was received very quickly. Only used it once yet, but looks very straight forward to use, certainly gets your heart pumping.
As far as the assembly is concerned, it does take probably nearly two hours to assemble and does need a degree of common sense. If you are no good at self assembly then maybe it isnt for you, lots of nuts and washers to work out. But having said that my husband found it quite straightforward.
The Excercise Bike itself is very well made and very sturdy and looks like it will do the job.
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb aftersales service,
This review is from: York XC530 Elliptical/Cycle (Sports)My son and I have had really healthy workouts on this machine. But above all else, the aftersales service from York has been outstanding. There have been a couple of issues we needed to contact York with, and the service from the York team has been outstanding. Would recommend their machines without hesitation as a result of our experience.
3.0 out of 5 stars quality is ok, but,
This review is from: York XC530 Elliptical/Cycle (Sports)Quality is good on this machine, but, after all these months, the interest in the wifey using the machine has now waned.
4.0 out of 5 stars Excercise for the mature male,
This review is from: York XC530 Elliptical/Cycle (Sports)The York XC530 replaces our old bike and gives us a trainer at the same time and at a good price. So, more room more fitness. It needs patience in the building but is sturdily constructed and the onboard electrics are simple to use and offer a challenge with the heart rate fitness measure. A good buy for a not too over enthusiastic later middle aged man - I do feel better for the daily 10 mins.
3.0 out of 5 stars OK for gentle use,
This review is from: York XC530 Elliptical/Cycle (Sports)compare to the cross trainer I used in the gym, this is just not very stable -- it wobbles a bit in use, from left to right, you could feel the cross trainer moving with you during exerices! But I guess it's never going to be as stable as the ones in gym as it's quite a lot smaller and possibly cheaper.
It starts to make a squeezing noise almost straight after use as well but we were able to fix that.
In general, it's OK to use at home, does what a cross trainer should do.
5.0 out of 5 stars great,
This review is from: York XC530 Elliptical/Cycle (Sports)I bought this product for my wife who wanted something easy to use in the home. She built it herself in about 1.5 hours and found the instructions quite manageable, using the diagrams supplied to sort out any queries the assembly instructions threw up. Bare in mind, the packaged product is quite heavy and she had to unpack it to transfer it upstairs. When assembled, it has a very smooth action and we have it in the room directly above the living room and it doesn't disturb downstairs when someone is on it. I would recommend the dual bike/crosstrainer for anyone whose fitness is not great. My wife says that if it were purely a crosstrainer, she wouldn't use it as much cos she would give up, but being able to sit down and keep excercising gives the legs and breath time to recover before doing more cross training. Even our 5 year old daughter is having lots of fun on it!! Great product and a great price!!
4.0 out of 5 stars Trainer,
This review is from: York XC530 Elliptical/Cycle (Sports)Excellent machine. Not too difficult to put together. Only minor complaint is the difficulty in keeping the seat straight as it occasionally becomes loose through use.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic fun,
This review is from: York XC530 Elliptical/Cycle (Sports)I've had this about a month now and it's fantastic! Feels just like the ones they have at the Gym. The motion is fluid and it's very quiet. You can easily use it whilst watching TV.
It did take long to put together, but everything is very clearly labelled and set out on the instruction manual.
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Purchase,
This review is from: York XC530 Elliptical/Cycle (Sports)Great purchase and good value for money, took around an hour to build with the missus helping. All tools were supplied and found the instructions easy enough to follow. We both enjoy using the cycle feature for mini breaks when using the cross trainer and to winddown form exercise. Action is smooth and silent, had to wd40 one of the foot peddles to stop a small anoying squeak that developed but all good. Delivery was prompt too, we bought on the recommendations on here and are very happy we done so.
4.0 out of 5 stars Product ok but delivery could have been so much better.,
This review is from: York XC530 Elliptical/Cycle (Sports)The product now its delivered is excellent. Its brilliant build quality and works exactly like you expect it.
Only 4 stars though as we have to consider the delivery time. Took 3 weeks from despatch to actually be delivered (22 days in transit).
Amazon said they had asked the courier - but couldn't actually give any update back to me on what was happening. Just had to wait until a certain date when they would send a replacement.
Disappointing as Amazon deliveries have always been good. And if we ask Amazon for an update on what they found out from the courier I would expect an update (keep customer happy), but instead its just please wait another 10 days, hopefully it will turn up.
Not sure i will choose Amazon again for large items due to the poor courier service.
But its a good product without question.
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