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Ratings (out of 5)
Overall Rating: 4
Ease of use: 5
Console Features: 5
Value for Money: 5
Build Quality: 4
The E7.2 is the latest offering from Nordic Track’s front drive elliptical family. As is usually the case with most products from the Nordic range this elliptical is packed with features. 18 inches is the standard stride length, which is adjustable to a maximum of 20 inches via the manually operated incline ramp. The incline ramp has 5 setting positions to a maximum of 20 degrees, enabling users to vary the stride path and work a different set of muscles adding real variety to the type of workouts available. As a front drive model, the pedal spacing is nice and close providing a natural and comfortable riding position for the majority of user heights.
The only slight quibble is that the stride pattern has been designed to cater for both a flat and an incline position so when the incline is not raised there is more of a vertical bounce than you will find on the comparable models in this class like the Kettler Elyx 1 or the Vision X1500 although neither of those models can hold a candle to the E7.2 when it comes to console features. A 9kg flywheel provides challenging amounts of smooth resistance with 20 digitally controlled levels available. The console has a well lit blue LCD Grafixx display with feedback and program profiles easily identified. 20 onboard programs provide 10 calorie target based options and 10 performance workouts both of which vary greatly depending on your fitness levels. There is the now obligatory mp3 audio set up with acoustic 2.0 speakers provided and for those who want even more facilities you can purchase the optional iFit live module to compete online and use the innovative Google maps application to plot scenic routes anywhere in the world. There is an optional polar heart rate kit available for those requiring complete accuracy otherwise there are standard EKG hand pulse sensors on the static handles.
For the space conscious, this elliptical comes in at a very reasonable 175cm length and although not foldable, can be moved pretty easily with the aid of the rear handle and transport wheels. A pretty sturdy product weighing in at 90kg will cope with users up to 150kg maximum and with a 5 year warranty on the frame and 2 years parts and labour on everything else there is no doubting the value for money on offer with this cross trainer.
- Feature packed console, with iFit Live and speakers for entertainment
- Adjustable path incline for added workout versatility
- Front drive flywheel gives natural biomechanics.
- Not quite the level of build quality you would find on the alternative models in this class.
- Not the most compact of models.
In summary then, the 7.2 offers real value for money. Of all the ellipticals tested, Nordic track always seem to give the most specification and whilst the overall build quality isn’t the greatest, it is a struggle to think of a better crosstrainer at under £500.
£499.00 Buy From: Fitness Superstore