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32 people found this helpful
on June 17, 2010
I got this product lightning fast with free shipping and it was cheaper than all the other brands and had what looked like a nice comfy seat for my currently ample behind. I also wanted the recumbent position because I currently have a stress fracture in my foot and plantar fascitis in both heels. The recumbent position allows me to get a good aerobic workout without having to put all the strain on my feet (yay!). I didn't have a lot of money to spend but needed that comfort aspect so this one fit the bill and matched a similar product on here that got good ratings. Experience with the seller was perfect, fast. Assembled product met exactly what I expected and wanted. My ONLY complaint is the assembly. I began doing it myself and followed the instructions, but what they don't mention is you need to either have someone exceptionally strong to get the bolts to go all the way into the nut, or have a decent socket set to work that leverage so they will screw all the way on. In addition to the phillips head screw driver and pliers/wrenches and hex keys... I had to use a pair of kitchen tongs to retrieve the wires that had fallen into the tubing. My husband helped me adjust the seat to pedal length. I'm only 5'3" and have short arms so holding onto the handles on the sides is a bit hard, but I think that will be easier once some of the weight comes off and I get more flexible. I've put it through a few test runs and so far it's just what I wanted and thought it would be. So if you are strapped a little on the money, but need something workable and easy on the rear end... this machine will probably serve its purpose well. Just be ready for those difficult bolts and maybe some extra tools to make it easier on yourself. And who knows, I may have just gotten the one machine that has that issue. :D
Current fitness level... starting over again... beginner. I can imagine more seasoned athletes would find more faults with it than I. But for now, I am very happy with it.