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Elliptical Reviews by Industry Experts

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Elliptical Reviews by Industry Experts for Over 16 Years


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Are you looking for the perfect home elliptical?  One that’s the right price, has the best features, and comes from a reliable company?  A machine that’s a good value for your money?

Our site has Elliptical Ratings and Reviews on the top brands for 2019.  Let us help you figure out which machines are built like toys and which can offer commercial grade quality right in your home.  That way, you can avoid a costly mistake.

To get started, check out our Ellipticals Best Buy or take a peek at our Elliptical Buyer’s Guide.

Our reviews are written by experts with over 30 years of industry experience.

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Our Complete List of Elliptical Reviews & Best Buys:

Price Range: $1,000 - $1,499

Sole E35 Elliptical

Having fully testing a Sole E35 elliptical at Sole headquarters, we feel confident in recommending it as one of our "Best Buy" models. In fact, one customer we spoke with indicated that her assembly technician said he couldn't remember the last time he was called for a Sole machine warranty (but he mentioned many other brands with problems). It's funny as when we were at Sole, the lead customer service person was sitting around without anything to do (it's true!). At Dick's sporting goods, although the one we visited offered many brands of equipment, the salesperson quickly responded to us that the Sole elliptical was their best seller and he mentioned it was due to the noticeable quality difference. Read our in depth analysis on the Sole E35 Here or visit the manufacturer website directly at

Price Range: $500 - $1,000

Horizon 7.0 AE

The Horizon 7.0 AE may be listed for a budget price, but it is not a machine to look over. This elliptical features a 23 lb. flywheel to ensure a smooth motion during your workout. The 7.0 AE has a 20” stride length which is not common in the <$1,000 price range. This length will make the 7.0 AE comfortable for most users. On this elliptical, you’ll find 20 incline levels and 20 levels of magnetic resistance, to ensure a heart pumping workout every single time. While the 7.0 AE does come with a slightly smaller screen of 7”, this is a solid machine with great features for the affordable price point. Read our full Review Here.

Runner-up: $500 - $1,000

ProForm Carbon EL

The ProForm Carbon EL is one of the better machines in the budget range of ellipticals. For just $799, it comes with some great features. ProForm is a reputable brand in the fitness equipment industry and is known for making quality product. Since they are a larger company and produce on a larger scale, you can expect to get more bang for your buck. On the Carbon EL you can find features like a full-color high contrast display screen, a wide 19” adjustable stride, and a 20-degree adjustable ramp with 5 different positions. It also comes iFit enabled. The features on this elliptical give you a variety of options for your workouts, to target many muscle groups and get you in the best shape possible. To learn more, read our full Review Here.

Runner-up: $1,000 - $1,499

NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i

The NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i is one of the best deals you can get for innovation and ergonomic features. The SE7i is ideal for someone looking for a machine with hassle free assembly and a small footprint for storage. The rear drive design on this machine provides a more stable and solid feel during your workout. The SE7i also includes NordicTrack’s iFit technology. Read our full Review Here or visit the manufacturer at to learn more.

Price Range: $2,000 - $2,499

Sole E98

The Sole E98 is an all-around solid elliptical. This model offers commercial grade features at an affordable price range, ensuring a top-notch workout right in the comfort of your home. The E98 has a heavy 34 lb. flywheel and a 20” stride length, to guarantee smooth, comfortable motion. One of the biggest perks of purchasing from Sole is their outstanding warranty. You’ll get Lifetime Frame, 5-year parts, and 2 years labor. This is one of the best warranties you’ll find out there. Read our in depth analysis on the Sole E98 Here or visit the manufacturer website directly at

Price Range: $2,500 - $2,999

NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS10i

The NordicTrack FS10i is the latest addition to the FreeStride series family. This machine combines the benefits of an elliptical, stair stepper, and a treadmill all into one. By combining the motions of these 3 machines, a workout on the FS10i promotes “muscle confusion” – resulting in a more efficient workout. The FS10i also features iFit live and auto adjusting stride. Read our full Review Here or visit the manufacturer at to learn more.

See our team in action at the NordicTrack Headquarters on the Freestride Trainer FS7i.

NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS7i Review

How We Determine Our Elliptical Reviews and Ratings

This is one of only two review sites where the reviewers actually have experience in the industry (18+ years to be exact) and actual test each model. When writing our elliptical reviews our team draws from the following:

  • Interviews with Manufacturers — We travel to get details you’ll never find on the manufacturer’s websites.
  • Visits to Fitness Equipment Stores — We talk with the people who sell and repair elliptical trainers. These professionals are an important resource in determining which ellipticals offer the most value for your money.
  • Customer Reviews — We’re regularly in contact with elliptical customers to learn how their ellipticals held up in real life situations.

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