*2013 Review A stripped down version of the E12.0 is a solid machine.
We would recommend that you spend the extra money for the E 12.0, however. The extra warranty you get with the E 12.0 more than makes up for the extra money you will spend. The NordicTrack E 9.0 is a good elliptical. At $899, it's a less expensive version of the E 12.0, but it delivers similar quality. Still, you'd be better off paying the extra money to get the E 12.0. The added coverage of its warranty is more than enough to offset the increase in price. Ergonomically speaking, this elliptical is great. You can find models in this price range that offer a more natural range of motion, but there aren't many. The adjustability is the best you can get for this low of a price, and it puts some of the more expensive models to shame. The stride length can be altered from 20"-22", which gives you some options to fit it to your body type. You also have 20 resistance levels and a large -10 to 20% decline/incline range. The projected reliability is average. This is good for how inexpensive this model is. You could easily pay more for a machine that has a shorter life expectancy than this one has. The quality of parts is notable. To get anything better you're probably going to have to spend several hundred more dollars. The noise level is where you would expect it to be. This is a pretty common standard for all ellipticals regardless of price. If the quietness factor is a major concern for you, you can certainly find better at a similar cost, but most users won't find the amount of noise generated during operation to be a problem. The warranty on the NordicTrack E 9.0 is pretty good for its price. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 3 years, and the frame is covered for life. While this isn't a bad warranty, especially for such an inexpensive elliptical, if you jump up to the E 12.0, you'll get an extra year of coverage on labor and an extra 2 years of coverage on parts. That's definitely worth spending $300 more.
|Ergonomics||6 - Front Drive|
|Reliability||5 - 350lb Weight Capacity|
|Warranty||5 - Lifetime Frame, 3 Year Parts, 1 Year Labor|