Golds Gym Stride Trainer 310 Elliptical Review
TREADMILL DOCTOR NOTE :
The Gold's Gym Stride Trainer 310 is one of the best of the ellipticals produced under $300 and our 3rd Runner Up in our Best Buy Awards... unfortunately that's not saying much.
<strong>Gold Gym 310 Review</strong> The Gold Gym 310 Review is our Best Buy 3<sup>rd</sup> Runner Up in the under $399 category. Like our 2<sup>nd</sup> Runner Up, this elliptical is nothing short of junk. You get what you pay for and it will only work smoothly for a short period of time. Again we want to encourage our customers to only invest on ellipticals in the $500 or higher price ranges. A light weight relatively unstable frame design makes the Gold's Gym 310 an extremely uncomfortable ride. The drive system is lightweight and tension system is very poor in quality. <em>What we don't like about the Gold Gym 310...</em> <strong>Another pathetic stride</strong> This machine is one of those lightweight trainers with uncomfortable strides. It measures 14 inches which is a total waste of money if you are taller (could not even satisfy those who are 5'3"). I guess this has become a trademark of Icon Health & Fitness, creating super cheap machines with next to zero quality. <strong>Comes with a talking frame...</strong> Oh well, don't be surprised if you hear something knocking during a midnight workout. There's really nothing to worry about it is normal for this machine. Our customers say they experience it around the 3<sup>rd</sup> week. <strong>An awesome 250 pound weight capacity... wait what?</strong> If you have just bought this unit because you saw the hefty 250 pound weight capacity, then you might want to return it. Seriously, which $300 super machine that only weighs around 120 lbs. can handle a 250 lb. person? They might be able to stand on it, but pedalling and balancing on it is another story. <strong>A 90 day warranty</strong> For its price, this machine is really tempting. Heck, what's $300 if I can exercise and get fit for a whole year. The real problem of this machine comes with the warranty. With only a 90 day coverage for both parts and labor, it proves how this machine is poorly made. <strong><em>Our verdict: </em></strong> This product is awesomely disturbing but amazingly cheap. If you don't mind the knocking noise every time you hop on this machine, then it's ok. The <strong>Gold Gym 310 </strong>is not a serious trainer. Please buy something better.