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Spending $800 bucks on a Schwinn elliptical is like spending $125K on a Kia automobile ? it's insane. The words Schwinn and quality really don't fit together well where their ellipticals are concerned. The design and feel is clunky and we've seen lots of frame failures in our repair business due to substandard, in our opinion, steel used in the frame construction.
|Number of Programs||29|
|Front Drive, Center Drive or Rear Drive||Front|
|Adjustable Stride Length||20"|
|Weight Capacity||300 lbs|
|Step Up Height||N/A|
|Unit Dimensions||70.1" L x 28.2" W x 63.2" H|
|Heart Rate Sensors||Grip / Telemetry enabled console|
|Weight of Unit||164 lbs|
|Warranty||10 Yr Mechanical 2 Yr Electrical 90 Days Labor|
Schwinn is part of the Nautilus Health & Fitness Group and the fitness equipment is made overseas. Nautilus has made Schwinn a focus of their elliptical and group cycling lineup but they still have a presence in the treadmill world. You can find these widely marketing on the Internet and in some mass-market stores.
Quality / Philosophy
Their design philosophy seems to be to make a decent machine and put the money where it is important, but they have been known to go cheap when you shouldn't from time to time. They give their machines a somewhat decent core drive system and then cut corners wherever possible.
With the continued recession, many of the fitness companies have simply gone out of business. Nautilus was one of the ones we were worried about but with strong profit growth over the past few years, it looks like they have steadied the company and are moving in the right direction.