xTerra FS 5.6 e Elliptical Review
Treadmill Doctor Note:
Comparing the FS 5.6 e to the Sole or Epic makes you realize that the only reason that you would buy it is for Costco's lifetime return policy.
Overall Rating: 5.2
Comparing the FS 5.6 e to the Sole or Epic makes you realize that the only reason that you would buy it is for Costco's lifetime return policy. While a better value than the LifeFitness X1 this unit is hardly a compelling purchase option.
This is a brand sold at Costco, online, and in sporting goods stores and is made by Dyaco International, who also produces the Sole treadmills as well as their own Spirit brand. They are known for product innovation. Their treadmills are typically found in the mid-price ranges.
Quality / Philosophy
Good parts combined with a value price makes Xterra worth looking at, if you are in the market for a mid-range treadmill. These face heavy competition from Dyaco's other brands as well as Icon and Johnson..
Dyaco International has wanted to be a bigger player in the US market, and maybe Xterra will be the way for them to get it done. They are certainly getting the distribution to have an opportunity to do so, but only time will tell. Dyaco has been good with product support, so we would expect the same for the Xterra brand..