XTERRA Free Style 4.0e Elliptical Review

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XTERRA Free Style 4.0e Elliptical Rating

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Pros This is an incredibly affordable elliptical machine featuring all of the entry level features you would expect from a reliable, economical machine. With a strong pulse grip similar to that found in fitness clubs and an upper body function that really yields results, the XTERRA Free Style 4.0e is a winner for those on a budget.
Cons Since it is so affordable, it is also stripped down. You won’t find a lot of bells and whistles with this machine. Durability is also questionable due to its minimal construction.
Summary The XTERRA Free Style 4.0e is a great elliptical machine for those who are either new to this realm of personal fitness, or otherwise just don’t have a lot of money to spend on a fancy unit. It has often been compared to other machines such as the Sole E20, but it really isn’t even in the same league. However, this is not a bad thing for those who are prepared to purchase a machine that is bare bones yet functional and effective.

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XTERRA Free Style 4.0e Elliptical Detailed Overview

Are you a budget-conscious family looking for a sleek and simple machine that will get you fit without draining your bank account? If so, you are the ideal owner for an XTERRA Free Style 4.0e Elliptical. This machine is often used by novices, those without a lot of space in their home gym and even those who are rehabilitating from an injury. From knees to shoulders, you can tone, strengthen and heal with this elliptical.

While other ellipticals in the line are fancier – like the XTERRA Free Style 5.8e, for example – the 4.0e definitely gets the job done and for the best price. Both machines focus on precise ergonomic details including an inward tilt to the pedals and moving handlebars for comfort and safe exercising.

Since it has such ergonomic stylings, this machine is ideal when it comes to protecting users from injury or preventing further damage where something has already incurred. You will also find eight specific buttons that make it simple to navigate through the console and accomplish the fitness goals you set out to meet.

Technology also goes beyond this simple, straightforward machine – you can download the owner’s manual online via XTERRA’s website if you happen to misplace it.

Our Favorite Features

Some of our favorite parts of the XTERRA Free Style 4.0e:

  • Decent weight capacity (325 lbs) despite being a very lightweight machine (155 lbs).
  • Oversized pedals with 2-degree inversion
  • Pulse grip heart rate monitoring
  • 20 electronic resistance levels
  • Heavy 21 lb flywheel
  • MP3 compatible
  • Lifetime warranty on brakes and frame
  • Easy assembly
  • Incredibly reasonable price

Our Least Favorite Features

A few downsides to the XTERRA Free Style 4.0e:

  • Only one-year warranty on parts and in-home repair
  • Stride length is not adjustable
  • Only five standard programs and two custom options

The Bottom Line

It’s not fancy, but it is effective – making it a popular choice for many frugal home gym enthusiasts. The entire family will be able to ride this machine thanks to its oversized tilted pedals and sturdy handlebars that are designed to work with all shapes and sizes. While the stride length is fixed (an issue with many low-price elliptical machines), it is set at 18-inches – a standard, reasonable length for most users. If you are exceptionally tall or heavy, you may struggle to fit well on this unit. Best of all, the 4.0e comes with the XTERRA assurance of quality and longevity – even on its most affordable unit.

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