Xterra FS 2.5 come with a heavy 22 lbs flywheel, 14 inch stride and 24 programs. Built quality of this trainer is great (compare to other on the same price range). We specially like the black compact look of this trainer. If you decide to spend $300 on an elliptical, this should be the one!
|At a Glance: Xterra FS 2.5|
|Price Range||Under $400|
|Dimension||45.3 x 25.7 x 14.6|
- Excellent customer support
- Compact machine
- Heavy flywheel
- Sturdy (includes leveller)
- Small Stride
- Bad Customer Support
This trainer comes with a Large 5-Inch x 2.5-Inch LCD display. It shows, current program, current resistance levels, time worked out, speed, distance travelled, calorie burned, target heart rate and current heart rate. To tell the truth, this display shows more information than any other budget ellipticals. This display is backlit, dual color. You will have no problem working out in dark. We absolutely love this display!
Heart Rate Monitor
If you have read any of our previous reviews you may know; we simply hate touch pad for heart rate monitor. Because most of the time it shows wrong reading. When working out, user need to touch the stationary handle; which we don’t like to do.
We have found this heart rate monitor is some time 100% accurate; but something shows 10 point discrepancy with a polar wireless heart rate monitor. If you want to do cardio with perfect HR Zone control; you will be disappointed.
The FS 2.5 is in our top 10 list because of its Build Quality. We have tested it for 2 weeks in various resistance and with various intensity. This trainer can take a beating! After 2 weeks of torture, it’s still working like new. Most of the budget elliptical starts to make crackling noise at this point. But we must say, you will hear some noise (which is very low compare to other budget trainers). All of the budget trainers are subject to some level of flaws; especially in this noise.
One of the best features of this trainer is the leveller in the bottom. This is the feature that should be a universal to all elliptical.
If your trainer starts making any noise, please call Xterra support, they are very good at taking care of complains.
It put this trainer together you will need 2-3 hours. If you have ever assembled an IKEA; you can assemble it too. To assemble this unit all you will need a box cutter; everything else will be included with the box; but the tools come with it are not very high quality (it’s a onetime tool for a budget machine). If you can arrange 19mm end wrench or socket, 5mm allen-wrench & a #2 phillips screwdriver; your assembly will go very smoothly. Package itself is large (but not huge).You will not need to work on main flywheel; you will only need to attach handles, foot boards and console.
Few note for Assembly
- Use silicone spray for better lubrication (You can skip it if you want)
- Pay attention to “R” and “L”; as left and right parts look same
- Assemble the trainer where you will finally use it.
If you have any problem with the assembly, just pick up the phone and call Xterra support. They provide the best support for any budget elliptical.
|Current Price||$295.99||November 14, 2018|
|Highest Price||$305.49||June 16, 2018|
|Lowest Price||$295.49||September 23, 2018|
Last price changes
|$295.99||October 10, 2018|
|$295.49||September 23, 2018|
|$305.48||July 1, 2018|
|$305.49||June 16, 2018|
|Current Price||$319.83||November 14, 2018|
|Highest Price||$334.70||August 6, 2018|
|Lowest Price||$279.37||August 10, 2018|
Last price changes
|$299.87||November 18, 2018|
|$313.39||November 15, 2018|
|$319.83||November 14, 2018|
|$312.41||November 13, 2018|
|$308.05||November 11, 2018|