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Weslo Momentum CT 5.0 Elliptical Review

treadmill Doctor Note :

The best machine fo the Weslo lineup... that isn't saying much.

Weslo Momentum CT 5.0 Elliptical Review







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Overall Rating: 2.1

The Momentum CT 5.0 is at the top of the Weslo lineup. Being at the top of a brand that is the proverbial pond scum of an industry is not a good thing however. We would recommend that you spend more money and buy a real elliptical.

The Weslo Momentum CT 5.0 is the model to choose if you want a Weslo. We just can't understand why you would. At $299, it's every bit as cheap as its price tag entails. You can't produce a quality elliptical that sells for this low. You may save money on the front end, but you're going to spend more on maintenance and repair than you would you if spent more on a machine that was worth buying.

Ergonomically speaking, this machine is horrible. Out of all the reviews we've done, only 3 offer a less natural range of motion. The lack of adjustability is even more disappointing. The stride length is fixed at 14". This is a little shorter than the stride on most ellipticals, and if it doesn't work for your body type, you have no way to fix it. The digital resistance is adjustable, however, so you do have some ability to align your workout with your fitness levels. Still, there aren't any ellipticals that offer less options for adjustments.

As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model is pathetic. None of the other ellipticals we looked at had a shorter life expectancy. The quality of parts used is also predictably low. You have to use extremely cheap components to be able to put together a model that sells for $299.

The noise levels of this machine are quite high. Most ellipticals make about the same amount of noise, though those that sell for less than $1,000 are often a bit louder, but this is one of the few models that makes significantly more noise. If you want a quieter machine, you'll have to pay a couple hundred dollars more for it.

The warranty on the Weslo Momentum CT 5.0 is awful. Parts and labor are covered for 90 days. Warranties for ellipticals don't get any worse than this.