Summary: Everything about the JTX Strider X7 Magnetic Cross Trainer is big! This is a bigger model, built to last and makes many of the budget models around seem very small and flimsy. There is a big colour console, big flywheel and smooth action. The price is more mid-range than big, and like many JTX models, you’ll find a healthy discount at amazon.co.ku. This model has a 16 inch stride (fine for most, taller users might want to look for 18 inches+). It is also compatible with Polar monitors. According to the user feedback at amazon.co.uk, the JTX Strider X7 has attracted some fans too – see this product page for the feedback and full picture gallery.
Detailed Review of the JTX X7 Cross Trainer
It has a very sturdy build, but includes wheels, so you can easily move it around and store it away. There are 20 workout programmes available, 16 are pre-set and 4 are left for you to customise your workouts. The pre-installed program include variations for fat burning, hill climbs, interval training and pure cardio. 16 inches is a default stride length for many elliptical trainers. My view is that there are very few people under 6-foot who would find this restrictive. If you are over 6′, then there are plenty of options out there with 18″ or even 20″ stride capabilities. There are 16 levels of magnetic resistance on this model – more than enough to give even experienced users a tough workout.
The on-board computer is great, it’s big, full colour and has everything you need. Once you have entered your details it will calculate your optimum heart rate for training and customise all the programs to your needs. You get a Polar compatible chest strap with this elliptical.
There is a 28 day instant money back guarantee – and after that you’ll remain under warranty (all parts + labour) for 2 years.
Feedback from Current Owners of the JTX X7 Cross-Trainer
Overall the feedback in the comments at amazon.co.uk has been extremely positive. It says a lot that the only negative feedback (3-star) that went into any detail took time to compliment the JTX customer service team (the issues were mechanical). Overall, the theme of the comments is ‘great for the price’ – a big and fully spec’ elliptical for a mid-range price is going to get feedback exactly like that! What does stand out in the comments is that many people already had cross trainers and then upgraded to this model later. These users compare the different models, and the X7 comes across as very well in these comparisons.
As long as you are under 6′ tall, the JTX X7 Elliptical Cross Trainer is a big and fully featured model – featuring a full colour programmable console and smooth, quiet action. This model looks great too! See the picture gallery and check out the latest discount and user feedback for yourself now on the amazon.co.uk product page.
Overall this is a great piece of kit that is perfect for the serious home gym users. There are cheaper options, but based on customer feedback, if you decide on the X7 you will not be disappointed.
- Solid mid-range cross trainer from the popular JTX
- Chest sensor compatible
- 21 programs, nice display
- Shorter stride length than some models
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