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Horizon Fitness EX59 Elliptical Review

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Horizon Fitness EX59 Elliptical Review

MSRP:

2013 Model

Adjustability:

2

Reliability:

4

Noise Level:

4

Value:

5

Warranty:

3

Quality:

4

Ergonomics:

5

Overall Rating: 3.85

At $599, you get a good value with pretty good quality for the money.

The Horizon Fitness EX59 is a significant step up from the EX57. At $599, it only costs an extra $100, and it is well worth the price increase. This model makes a strong case within it's price range, so if you're budget is set around this area, you should give it strong consideration.

Ergonomically speaking, this elliptical is pretty average, which is actually quite impressive at such a low cost. You can find several models that cost $1,000 more than this one that offer a similarly natural range of motion. Unfortunately, there is an extreme lack of adjustability. The stride length is fixed at 18", and there are only 10 levels of resistance. If this elliptical doesn't already fit your body type and fitness levels, you're out of luck.

As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is about where you would expect it to be considering the price. There aren't many ellipticals that cost this much that have a longer life expectancy than this one does. The quality of parts is also good for what you pay.

This machine is bit louder than we'd like. That is usually to be expected for a $599 elliptical, but you can find an inexpensive and quiet model if you know where to look. Keep in mind that when you pay this little for your elliptical, you're going to have to make sacrifices somewhere, and this isn't a bad area to do it.

The warranty on the Horizon EX59 is bad. Parts and labor are covered for 1 year, the motor is covered for 20 years, and the frame is covered for life. This kind of coverage is bad, even at this price. Considering it's durability, Horizon shouldn't have been afraid to back this machine a little more.

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