Summary: The Xterra 5.8e is an amazing home elliptical cross trainer, which fully deserves the label ‘gym quality’. You are guaranteed the ultimate in a comfortable and smooth ride, while speakers and even a cooling fan are built in to help you through the challenging and highly adjustable levels. This model will set up back more than the average, though the huge discount (at the time of writing) certainly helps. Check out the product page for the latest offer and to see the customer feedback.
Note: 5.8 is currently unavailable, though the very close 5.6 is ready to be delivered!
- Stride Length: 20" (50.8cm); Flywheel: 21lbs (9.5kg); Resistance: 20 Levels; Incline: 20 Levels;
- Display: 6.5" Blue Backlit LCD Display; Feedback: RPM, Speed, Calories Burned, Time, Distance, Pulse
- Programmes: 10 (1 Manual, 5 Pre-Set, 2 User-Defined, 2 Heart Rate Controlled);
Detailed Review of the Xterra Free Style 5.8e Elliptical Cross Trainer
The Xterra Free Style 5.8e Elliptical Cross Trainer is a high budget piece of gym equipment, powered by a flywheel weighing 11.3kg and offers both 20 levels of electronically controlled resistance and 20 levels of computer controlled incline. The stride length is 20 inches and the distance between the pedals is 2 inches, which encourages a biomechanically correct stride.
The oversized blue backlit LCD display offers one of the standout aspects of this cross trainer. As well as an audio jack and speakers, you’ll also control both the resistance and the incline and have the opportunity of using one of 13 fitness programmes. This display shows you all of the workout information you’ll need, including calorie burn, distance travelled and your pulse, measured through the sensors in the handlebars or through a chest strap. During your workout you’ll find enhanced comfort with the oversized, padded pedals and the multi-grip handlebars.
When it comes to cross trainers, this is certainly at the luxury end of the market. Yes, it is expensive but you are certainly receiving high quality, premium workout equipment. This machine is ideal for use in the home as the width is just 22 inches, while the wheels on the base of the cross trainer make it easily transportable too. With a maximum user weight of 400lbs, this machine is certainly sturdy.
What the Buyer Comments Say
Reviews of the item are highly complimentary. The trainer is said to be built to a very high standard and is easy to set up too – although you can choose to have the delivery company assemble the trainer too. The equipment is said to be particularly quiet and is also said to be good value despite the higher price range. The only small complaint was by one user who said that the manual was badly written, the reviewer still giving the item five stars however!
If you want the ultimate elliptical cross trainer workout, the Xterra Freestyle 5.8e is hard to match. The highly adjustable settings and the programmes will ensure the perfect workout, while the top quality LCD display with added speakers gives the equipment an added X factor.
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