Weslo Momentum CT 3.0 Elliptical Review
Overall Rating: 2.1
We state this year after year, but nobody listens to us because they churn out thousands of these a year. Like the lone voice in the wilderness we will keep on spouting the truth and hope that eventually people will stop wasting their money and save up to buy something decent.
The Weslo Momentum CT 3.0 is a pathetic elliptical. It's completely impossible to put together a quality machine for $199. We sell some incline motors that cost that much. Keeping the price this low means so many sacrifices had to be made that it's not worth it. You won't find a single redeeming quality about this model.
Ergonomically speaking, the machine is awful. There are only 3 ellipticals that we reviewed that offer a less natural range of motion. The lack of adjustability is even worse. The stride length is fixed at 12". This is a small stride length, and if it doesn't work for your body type, there's nothing you can do to fix it. The resistance, however, is adjustable, so you can align your workout with your fitness levels. There isn't a single elliptical we've seen that offers less options for adjustments.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model is horrible. No of the ellipticals we reviewed have a shorter life expectancy. Any money you might save buying this machine will surely be spent repairing it. The quality of parts used is also disappointing. You just can't sell an elliptical for this cheap while using decent components.
The noise levels of this machine are quite high. Most ellipticals make about the same amount of noise, though those that sell under $1,000 tend to be a bit louder. This is one of the few models that makes a lot of noise. If quietness during operation is a major concern for you, you can find machines that are much better in this area for a couple hundred extra dollars.
The warranty on the Weslo Momentum CT 3.0 is one of the worst we've seen. Coverage lasts for 90 days. We aren't surprised by the lack of coverage considering the lack of durability. We're more surprised that people can sell this elliptical with a straight face.
These products are produced by Icon Health and Fitness. They are the largest retail fitness company. This is the entry level brand for Icon and features cheap machines for a cheap price. The best, we use the term ?best" loosely with Weslo, of these models that we have seen are at Wal-Mart, but don't expect much of a treadmill for your hard-earned money.
Quality / Philosophy
Weslo is produced by Icon, a company with thousands of employees and large resources. Put simply, their machines have the best design in the business. Icon has a long, storied history that provides an example of how the big keep getting bigger. Icon used to be the mass-market darling because of their cheap prices but they used to have quality to match. With the Weslo brand, still expect the quality to be as cheap as your brother-in-law..
Icon is the largest fitness equipment producer in the world with over $1 billion in sales. If the fitness industry were a solar system, Icon is so powerful that they would be the Sun. In terms of stability they are the best, but overall their customer service isn't up to the standards of any of the lower volume producers. They have promised an improvement on this and have new management in the service department, so we hope this helps. Although you get a value price for the product, you also get value service, so keep this in mind when buying their machines. Due to the sheer number of units they produce, we pick up support in many cases where this factory leaves off..