NordicTrack E 14.5 Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The E 14.5 is a solid machine with a great feature set.
Providing the quality you would expect in this price range, especially compared to Sole or Livestrong, you also get a great feature set. The only drawback we can see is the Epic brand out featues, the feature rich E 14.5.
The NordicTrack E 14.5 is a feature rich elliptical that provides good quality. It's the Sears version of the E 15.0. At $1,499, this model does very well within its price range. It compares quite favorably with the products from Sole and Livestrong, but for a machine focused on features, it falls a bit short of Epic's feature offerings.
Ergonomically speaking, this is a very good elliptical. If it wasn't for a few models by True Fitness, this would be at the top of its price range in this category. Otherwise, you'd have to spend at least $3,500 to find a model that has a more natural range of motion. The adjustability is good. The adjustable stride has a maximum length of 22". You can definitely find models that cost around the same as this one that offer more options as far as adjustments go.
The projected reliability of this model is fairly average. While this isn't really bad, you can definitely find some models that sell for much cheaper that have a longer life expectancy than this one. The quality of parts is about where you would expect it to be considering the price. It doesn't do much to set this machine apart, but it's nothing to complain about. The noise levels are on par with most ellipticals. This is pretty common regardless of price. If you want a quieter option, they are available, but you'll have to do your homework. Most users won't find the level of noise made during option to be bothersome.
The NordicTrack E 14.5 has an impressive warranty. Labor is covered for 2 years, parts and electronics are covered for 5 years, and the frame is covered for life. This is the type of coverage that lets you know the manufacturer isn't afraid to stand behind their product, which always makes a purchasing decision that much easier.