Originally Posted by Dave876
I'd love to have my own eliptical,but the one I would want is flat out expensive...Anyway IF I bought one it would be a Precor...
yup, precor 5.23 if you have the dough, no need for the more heavy duty commercial equipment.
I have a NordicTrack CXT980. I tried it out at Sears before I bought it. I paid $300 on ebay from a distributor about 20 miles from me. So I just picked mine up for 1/3-1/2 the price at the time. I really like it. Solid, has programs, adjustible incline and resistance. feels smooth.
For cardio, we also have a New Balance 7.0r, It rules. my bro wanted one for christmas, we tried a few at Sports Authority, and this one was damnde comfortable, but had a price tag of $800. I saw it online at sports authority on sale, and I used some online coupons that brought it to 600 including S&H. we use it almost every day now. Its solid, has programs, and is real comfortable for when you are sore on the upper body, and dont want to stand.
I would not buy an elliptical by proform or reebock. I didnt like either one, not quality. Id go to some more stores, but dont stand on them and see how they feel. Go in your workout clothes, do a circuit on them, go balls to the wall, and see how they feel under you. Yuu want something that is smooth and fluid, and if you up the resistance, that is all you feel. an extra hardness, and not a pull. Try some $50 dollar units, then try everything else. You will fin one you like. Another good brand at about 1/2 the price of precor was star trac, I think that was their name. Good stuff.