By Folkmeister (Philly) on Dec 24, 2009
Comments: I found it very difficult to find information about elliptical machines for locations that have limited ceiling height - so I wanted to make sure and post some comments that I hope will be helpful for others. I looked mainly at side flywheel designs like the ACT because I learned that they have a lower 'step up' height than other configurations. We have ours in the basement where I have just 11 inches of clearance from the top of my head to the finished ceiling. The ACT works just fine under these conditions! My hair sometimes brushes the ceiling - I would not recommend this machine if you have less than 11 inches of clearance. Overall very impressed with the other features. It is very heavy and solid. Ours is very quiet - our daughter sleeps in a bedroom just a few feet away - no problem!