By 1stTimeStrider (Austin, TX) on Feb 19, 2010
Comments: The strider won me over the traditional eliptical because of the longer stride and more compact size. Within 45 mins of carrying it upstairs with my husband and putting it together, I was working out on it. I prefer the manual workout over the programmed ones because the programmed ones keep telling me to "slow down" and when I do, I don't feel like I'm working out. Delivery was timely and very well done, the box was on a wooden crate and arrived in perfect shape! The reason for 4 instead of 5 stars is because the fan is noisy when on! Plus, it's in an awful position, blowing into my stomach (I'm 5'5")! I'm also not impressed with the green/black lit screen, reminds me of an old DOS computer system..and I'm not even old enough to have used those systems! It just makes the machine look outdated. Otherwise, I'm glad for the purchase and hope it will last a loooong time for me. After much research, I decided to buy the extended warranty as Nordic offers it at a good price compared to other retailers. But like with any insurance, I would rather not need to use it.
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