Reebok RL 1500 Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
While built like a tank, the RL 1500 is priced too high to recommend.
While built like a tank, the RL 1500 is priced too high to recommend. When you consider what you can get from Sole, NordicTrack, Epic, or Livestrong in this price range the RL1500 just doesn't make any sense.
The Reebok RL 1500 isn't a good option at $1,249. The quality is there, but too many other ellipticals offer more in this price range. The warranty is also borderline insulting. They could have just as easily sold it to you and said, "Good luck!" Unless you can find this machine at a very serious discount, there is no reason to consider purchasing it.
Ergonomically speaking, this model isn't impressive. You can ellipticals that sells for several hundred dollars less that offer a more natural range of motion. This is made worse by a lack of adjustability that is simply pathetic. The stride length is fixed at 20". If that doesn't work well with your body type, you're out of luck. You can, however, chose one of 12 resistance levels to fit this model with your fitness abilities.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine doesn't look very good. Many of the models in this price range have a similar life expectancy , but some of the ellipticals that are much cheaper often have a longer life expectancy. The quality of parts is about what you'd expect for a model that costs $1,249.
The noise levels of this machine are about average. This is pretty common among all ellipticals regardless of price. Still, if quietness during operation is a major concern for you, you can find quieter models in this price range, but we don't expect that average user to be bothered by the amount of noise this machine makes.
The warranty on the Reebok RL 1500 is a joke. A 30 day warranty for in-home use really shows that Reebok doesn't feel comfortable standing behind this machine. When a company offers coverage this low, it's a good bet that you shouldn't waste your money on it.