You hear the horror stories about bad ellipticals, but you don't understand them until you see a machine like this Ironman.
What most people don't understand is that it is hard to manufacture equipment in this price range. To get the price to the point where both the manufacturer and the retailer can make money below $500 is extremely hard, especially if you are going to try to give the consumer any type of value at all. Unfortunately, Ironman has failed completely at taking care of the consumer. Stay away from these machines.