XTERRA Free Style 4.0e Elliptical Review
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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.