Cybex Elliptical Review Index
General Information:Cybex was formerly known as Trotter. Trotter merged with Cybex several years ago but now their products are branded with the Cybex name. Heavy duty construction has been one of the pillars of this company for years. Although they are pricey, with the recent increases by other companies, their products are much more competitive than they have been in the past and they have been excellent units to buy. With the proverbial Sword of Damocles hanging above their head with a $66 million judgment awarded to a New York woman, their future is in doubt.
Manufacturing Philosophy:Cybex has always built heavy, high quality machines and then priced them accordingly. Those who have owned old Trotter and Cybex machines can tell you that they will last for a long, long time so they are putting quality into the product. If you don´t mind paying for a quality product, it is hard to go wrong with Cybex. Our only hesitation would be what the judgment could do to future product support.
Company Outlook : Cybex seems to be weathering the financial downturn better than many other fitness companies. They have had heavy competition from Lifefitness, Precor, and Nautilus in the commercial arena along with many lower-priced competitors but it looks like they are finally back on their feet again and getting by and maybe even prospering. Once again, the judgment has put a 'dark cloud' over the whole operation.