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The XE 295 is a decent quality, overpriced elliptical that really doesn't give you the features you can get from NordicTrack or Proform. If you can get a decent discount, like $300 or more, I would probably consider it.
|Number of Programs||8|
|Front Drive, Center Drive or Rear Drive||Front|
|Adjustable Stride Length||20"|
|Flywheel Weight||30 lbs|
|Weight Capacity||400 lbs|
|Step Up Height||N/A|
|Unit Dimensions||70" L x 22" W x 64" H|
|Heart Rate Sensors||Contact & Telemetric; Heart Rate Strap included|
|Weight of Unit||187 lbs|
|Warranty||Lifetime Frame, Lifetime Brake 10 Yr Parts 1 Yr Labor|
Spirit Fitness is a company that was started in the early 80's and has produced many types of products and started producing fitness products in the late 80's. They are known for product innovation. Their treadmills are typically mid-priced. Dyaco International purchased Spirit years ago and all of their production is offshore. The quality has been improving and Dyaco has made a huge investment in the Spirit brand.
Quality / Philosophy
The once totally US owned factory is now a subsidiary of Dyaco, who hails from Taiwan. The practice of putting decent parts in their treadmills has continued once again and they are trying to fill the value segment with many decent choices. With heavy competition from Icon and Horizon, it will be interesting to see how they do.
Dyaco has poured quite a bit of money into the Spirit brand to revitalize it and the results are showing. Their move to a more value oriented business should help their results.