Smooth CE 8.0 LC Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The 8.0 LC is a very soiid machine but lacks the featues most other machines have in this price point.
If you want to buy the 8.0 LC you need to keep in mind that you are purchasing an extremely durable machine that lacks a lot of features that you find standard on a lot of machines in this price range. You'll be giving them up for an increase in durability. If you are worried about durability over features, this may be the elliptical for you.
Smooth CE 8.0 LC is a solid elliptical that sells for $1,599. Like many of Smooth's other models, this one sacrifices the features that you would normally get at this price for increased durability. If you get easily bored on an elliptical and need lots of features to keep you entertained, you're probably not going to like this model. If, however, you are more concerned with having a stable and long lasting machine, this one should suit you just fine.
Ergonomically speaking, this model is okay. Many of the ellipticals that sell in this price range have a similarly natural range of motion, but you can find models that sell for less than $1,000 that do better in this area if you know where to look. The lack of adjustability is just sad. There are 16 levels of intensity, but the stride length is fixed at 21". At nearly $1,600, you should definitely get more options for adjustments than you do with this elliptical.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, there's not much to complain about with this machine. You'll have a hard time finding models in this price range that have a longer life expectancy than this one does. The quality of parts used is also quite impressive. This is the benefit you get from going without all the frills that come on other machines that have a cost that's comparable to this model.
The warranty on the Smooth CE 8.0 LC is fantastic. Labor is covered for 2 years, parts are covered for 10 years, and the brake and frame are covered for life. You're not going to find a better warranty on any elliptical no matter what the price is. This type of coverage shows that Sooth truly believes in the durability of this machine.