Gold's Gym Stridetrainer 410 Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The Stridetrainer 410 is OK but if you are going to buy a Gold's Gym buy the 310 instead.
If you only have $300 to spend, Gold's Gym provides an appropriate value. That being said we can never recommend that anybody spend less than $500 on an elliptical. Buying one of these machines is just a waste of money.
If you're dead set on spending no more than $300, the Gold's Gym Stridetrainer 410 is an elliptical that is easily worth that amount of money. Unfortunately, that's not a great compliment. You should seriously consider saving some extra money and buying a model that's worth owning. This was the 2nd runner up for our Best Buy award in the $399 and Under category.
As far as ergonomics are concerned, this model is awful. There are only three models we reviewed that have a range of motion that we feel is less natural than what this one offers. At this price range, it's not easy to find an elliptical that provides a more ergonomic motion. This point is exacerbated by the lack of adjustability that is offered by this machine. The SoftTrac Pedals can be moved into one of three positions, and that's it. The stride is fixed at 18", and you don't get multiple grip positions.
The projected reliability of this elliptical is at a level you would expect when searching for models that sell at $300 or less, which is not a good thing. The life expectancy of this machine is quite short, and you're not going to find any models that we expect it to outlast. The quality of parts is equally disappointing and price appropriate. Only a few models by Weslo use parts that are appreciably worse.
If noise is a concern, stay away from this model. This is one of the noisiest ellipticals we've seen. While quietness isn't a point of focus for most of the machines we've looked at, this one is particularly loud.
The warranty for the Gold's Gym Stridetrainer 410 is as bad as any you'll find in our reviews. Parts and labor are covered for 90 days, and the frame is covered for 5 years. We have trouble deciding whether the lack of coverage is worse for the parts or for the frame, but we can't say we're surprised. We wouldn't offer better coverage on this model, either.