Smooth CE 8.0LC Elliptical Review (Discontinued)
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Smooth CE 8.0LC Elliptical Rating
Smooth CE 8.0LC Elliptical Detailed Overview (Discontinued)
At around $1699, this elliptical is not the cheapest, but also carries many industry-leading perks including one of the best warranties around and the ability to connect to the mySMOOTH Fitness Trainer program. You will be challenged and see results with this strong and effective machine.
Our Favorite Features
Some of our favorite parts of the CE 8.0LC Elliptical:
- Oversized cushioned pedals that work to protect foot slips and comfort during your workout.
- Heavy flywheel smoothens out your ride and eliminates the cliché “bump” of many gym machines.
- Magnetic braking system allows for smooth transitions and a gentle stop even during an intense session.
- 15 preset programs challenge novice to advanced riders.
- Transport wheels are included to make relocation easy when you’re vacuuming or redecorating.
- Heart rate control is included, while it usually costs extra on machines of this caliber and price range.
- Creature comforts like a reading rack, water bottle holder, MP3 plug-in and a backlit LCD display are all included.
Our Least Favorite Features
A few downsides to the CE 8.0LC Commercial:
- The CE 8.0LC is very heavy and bulky. This machine cannot be used and then pushed to the side or stored in a closet like many of today’s sleeker and more lightweight machines.
- Lighter, petite users may struggle with this machine’s operation, although it completely depends on the individual.
The Bottom Line
The CE 8.0LC is a quality elliptical machine that will stand the test of time. If you’re looking for a professional gym experience in the comfort of your own home, this is an ideal piece of equipment. While the risk of that is finding room to house a large and heavy machine, this elliptical is durable enough to perform regular, intense workouts with family members of all shapes and sizes. With a heavy flywheel and full stride length, your ride will be smooth, comfortable and effective. For under $1700, financing is available through major retailers, as well as the Smooth Fitness & Health website.