By Mike (Alamogordo, NM) on Jun 19, 2009
Comments: If you compare this machine to the more expensive workout equipment found in that member s only gym I think you will be satisfied with your investment in this machine. The machine is easy to assemble with very little mechanical skill needed, I had my 15 year old son put it together he did fine. I experienced two technical problems. First, during shipping the unit was tossed like a bad salad. The box was damaged in several places. As a result the magnetic sensor that reads the RPM of the wheel as it turns was jarred loose so I had no RPM indication. Your RPM must read or the machines will not turn on I called the technical support on the telephone. They directed me to the sensor, had me adjust it, and it worked. Second, when the machine was assembled at the company they did not properly install the drive belt on the wheel. The belt fell off about the third use of the machine. I reinstalled the belt and it worked fine. I thought my son did not install the belt properly but installation of the belt is not a step in the assembly of the machine by the instructions. So check this belt yourself before you use the unit. Since I worked out the minor issues the machine has worked great! No problems. If you want a great home machine that is far above Wal-Mart specials but just below professional equipment, price wise, this is the machine for you. The only real gamble you face is that if the machine is poorly handled during shipping (mine was) you are probably going to have something that needs fixed. The technical support served me well with my problems. With that said I am very pleased with this equipment. As good as it gets for the money
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