Summary: One of the best-selling 2-in-1 Elliptical Cross Trainer / Exercise Bike combinations on Amazon.co.uk. This Pro XS Sports model has a seat, adjustable resistance levels and even a backwards peddling feature (great for the ham strings). This is a lower budget model. The feedback from previous buyers is excellent. Check out the product page now for the full gallery and latest price.
As one of the comments pointed out, you can’t expect to get the same kind of fitness equipment you find in the gym for less than £100. What you will get is a solid and robust machine which gives you an upper body workout at the same time as a lower body one. Combining Elliptical trainers (including the arm poles) with an exercise bike makes great sense. Since both use the flywheel mechanism. This is front-mounted, as opposed to below the seat, which gives the machine some extra stability.
I have seen better looking Elliptical trainers. Though you really need to get into the mid-range price bracket and the likes of NordicTrack or the Proform to get great looking kit. This is certainly not ugly, and you can get it in both black and silver.
The built-in LED screen does include a lot of functionality for a lower budget machine. Time, distance travelled, speed and calorie count come as standard. There is also a pulse sensor, which has monitors built into the handlebars. There are no fancy speakers or phone integration capabilities. Again, this is a budget machine without those ‘nice to have’ extras.
Most of the feedback has been 5 star. In fact some of the 3 star feedback says things like ‘x was broken’ for example the screen cracked, and a replacement came the next day. I’d say that was excellent service! Specific feedback says that this machine is good for heavier users, and has been in use daily and has stood the test of time.
Conclusion: As long as you keep in mind that this is firmly at the budget end of the spectrum, you should be pleased with the value for money and feature set. Combining an exercise bike and elliptical is enough to give you a solid cardio workout. Perfect for burning a little fat in the comfort of your own home.
Check out the XS Sports Elliptical Cross Trainer over at Amazon.co.uk now!
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