Spirit XG 200 Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Spirit has pioneered the spin type elliptical for those people that appreciate the workout.
If you are looking for that type of workout in an elliptical this is your only quality choice.
The Spirit XG 200 is an excellent elliptical that provides you with the spin type workout. If you like that kind of exercise, this is your best bet. Spirit does this kind of elliptical better than any other manufacturer. At $1,799, you'll also be getting a model that provides you with good quality.
Ergonomically speaking, this machine is nothing special. In fact, it's quite average, which isn't great considering the cost. You can easily find ellipticals selling for less than $1,000 that provide a much more natural range of motion. The lack of adjustability is even worse. 20 levels of resistance give you the ability to align your workout with your fitness levels. We'd expect an elliptical that costs $799 to have more options for adjustments, but on a machine that costs $1,799, this is just ridiculous.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model is good. Not many of the ellipticals that we reviewed have a longer life expectancy than this one does. The quality of parts is also very impressive at this price range. Spirit usually delivers in these areas.
The noise levels of this machine are below average. Most ellipticals make about the same amount of noise regardless of price, but this is one of the few models that is more quiet than most. If noise levels are a major concern for you, you won't be able to find a quieter elliptical without paying at least $3,000 for it.
The warranty on the Spirit XG 200 is good. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 10 years, and the brake and frame are covered for life. You can certainly find better warranties on ellipticals sold in this price range, but this really is a decent amount of coverage.