I was kind of skeptical of purchasing this item after reading the "negative" reviews but decided to judge for myself instead. I'm truthfully and honestly happy that I chose to go ahead and purchase it anyway!!! It is amazingly easy to assemble, it is easy to read, it is steady but becomes more steady with a floor mat place underneath, and it holds my shoed feet inside the pedals without slipping out. I also went ahead and table-topped to exercise my arms and it worked wonderfully!! no slipping, no unnecessary noise, and works just fine at your pace.
So there..... My review. The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Thank you for listening.