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Bowflex BXE116 Elliptical Review

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How long will the Bowflex BXE116 last?

Built to last, the Bowflex BXE116 Elliptical has a hefty frame that has a mighty 263 lb. fully assembled weight and holds users up to a maximum of 375 lbs. It is best suited for moderate to somewhat heavy use and will last for years if properly maintained. Bowflex offers a decent 15-year warranty on the frame, 5 years on mechanical parts and electronics, and 2 years on labor.

Brief Overview

The Bowflex BXE116 is a budget-friendly elliptical perfect for residential settings. It has both technology and high levels of functionality making it a competitive fitness machine in today’s market. Consumers at varying levels of fitness health will enjoy the combined resistance and incline capabilities found in the BXE116 along with the ability to connect to the Explore the World™ app during workout sessions. Use of this app opens exotic trekking locations and a real time feel to workouts with speed adjustments made without human intervention.

Overall Quality

The Bowflex BXE116 Elliptical is a solid workout machine that contains many amenities that make it quite competitive in today’s market. It has a longer 22” stride length which allows users of all but the tallest of heights to benefit from working out on this machine. A heavy 30 lb. flywheel ensures smooth performance through 25 levels of resistance and keeps intensity levels high with 15 levels of incline. Cushioned pedals offer tilt technology with 3 different positions for targeting multiple lower body extremities and work with moving handlebars to offer a total body training each workout session. The console on the BXE116 mimics a racecar dashboard with multiple quick start buttons and displaying pertinent performance information. It also contains 9 built in workouts and connects to the Explore the World™ app through Bluetooth technology.

Things we like

  • decent warranty
  • budget-friendly
  • Bluetooth technology
  • 22” stride length
  • incline feature
  • 3 tilt positions on pedals

Things we dislike

  • X
    Lots of plastic


Dimensions 77" L x 31" W x 70" H (195.6 x 78.7 x 177.8 cm)
Resistance Levels 25
Stride Length 22"
Minimum Ceiling Height User Height +29" (74 cm)
Assembled Machine Weight 263 lbs. (119.3 kg)
Maximum Capacity 375 lbs. (170 kg)
Compact / Folding No
Incline Yes
Flywheel 30 lbs
Programs 9 Workout Programs
Fan No
Weight Capacity 400


15/5/5/2 (Frame/Mechanical Parts/Electronics/Labor) Years


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The Bowflex BXE116 Elliptical is a great choice for any residential workout setting. It comes with a commendable warranty by a reputable parent company and contains many quality elements including the ability to connect to outside fitness apps. The BXE116 is a wonder to behold and despite the long length, will readily fit into any home workout spot.