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2.0 out of 5 stars Not too good, 21 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: V-fit CUG2 Herculean CUG2 Compact Upright Gym (Sports)
Bought a version of this elsewhere without the 2 rowing handles at the front, but this review may save someone some money.
The thing arrives in a couple of large boxes and when it's put together looks like it will do a reasonable job.
But first allow 4 hours to fit it together (maybe longer with this version), have some plasters and a few drinks on standby for the job.
The cables are great fun and should only take an hour or 2 to figure out even with the instructions.
The weights will need numbering with tipex or stickers once they are fitted and you may want more once you've used the thing for a while. There are no after market solutions to that and I looked all over the net.
Speaking of net - the birdcage effort at the back that goes round the weights may not fit right. Ours didn't but brute force and cable ties sorted that out. Once you've unwrapped everything you are well passed sending it back, even if they let you.

The next day when you've put the thing together you'll find that the handles sent with it are really dire and you'll end up buying quality ones from here or ebay to make amends. The weight stack will foul if only the top weight is used and after 2 weeks the cables will have their plastic coating split.
It says that it will handle a body-weight of around 250lb. Don't count on it. I am marginally just over that and the frame where the seat fitted to had stress dents after a few uses and I had to apply extra washers to spread the load.

The leg curl function means leg extensions. You can do single leg curls only if you wish to chase the thing around the room.
And the foam on the legs parts can induce some excellent bruises if you go heavy, along with the grazes from the nut and bolt holding that on on your thighs when leg extensions are attempted. Tall users may want to remove their feet to avoid striking the floor.

The peck deck is made for hobbits and will put shoulders out, and there's a nice lump of plastic on the leg parts that will dig in your spine when doing lat pull-downs - again you need to be 5' 5" or less otherwise you will not get any kind of stretch.

Mine went onto ebay for a Frodo Baggins look-alike to buy and it actually sold. I bet he's still there now trying to sort the cables out.
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