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Great cross trainer - everything you'd need,
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This review is from: York X201 Elliptical (Sports)I bought this while Amazon were selling it at a very competitive price (nearly half price), so for the money I paid it was an absolute bargain.
I had done a lot of research as it's a lot of money to pay for something online that you can't try out. My friend supplies fitness equipment and recommended York and this model, and I can understand why. Apparently the cheaper trainers are okay but not as sturdy, smooth or reliable as York, which is what lead me to buy this.
Putting it together is a bit of a chore, though it took my partner a leisurely two hours to get it all together. It looks really great and although it's quite big I imagine it is more compact than other trainers. The blue look is very nice too!!
I've put it in our conservatory where it will stay - although it has wheels it is cumbersome and heavy to move. I'd originally envisaged moving it to the lounge and use it while watching TV, but I'll have to leave it in one place!
When you're on it it works like a dream - you can use the programs if you like, I think there are about 12 in total and you can do fitness tests and all sorts, but to be honest I just get on it, set the time, put it on the easiest setting and press start. It's so easy and quick to use, and thi is such an important factor. The display doesn't light up or beep to say you've finished, nor is there a bottle holder, but at the price I paid it doesn't bother me in the slightest. You can see the display fine whether in daylight or with a light on.
The trainer does wobble a little when in use, but this may only be because I've got in on carpet rather than a had surface mat, which I may look at buying.
Another thing worth mentioning is that apart from my heavy breathing, the trainer is absolutely silent. I could never find anything which confirmed this while researching, so it's good to know.
All in all if you're looking for a solid, professional cross trainer I can't imagine you'll get one any better than this York one, and with some bargain prices out there you won't be disappointed.