New Balance
Elliptical Machine Review

This New Balance elliptical machine review looks at these 3 models: 8.0, 9.0 and 9.5.

New Balance is known for its shoes and apparel products. It has now started selling exercise bikes and elliptical machines. In 2003 it went into partnership with Fitness Quest, which handles exercise equipment like bikes, steppers, rowers and treadmills. Price range for ellipticals is about $800-1600.

The models 9.5 and 9.0 have front flywheel designs, while the model 8.0 has a rear flywheel design.

Consumer Reports gave the New Balance ellipticals an average rating, which one would expect at this price range. Warranty is 10 years for the frame, 2 years for electronics and 1 year for parts, which is better than average.

Below is a summary of specifications for the ellipticals covered in this New Balance elliptical machine review.

New Balance 9.5
Price is about $1300-1550.
It provides an upper and a lower body workout. Features include:
1. Quiet magnetic resistance with 16 levels
2. 15 built in programs provide a variety of workouts
3. Ability to store workouts for up to four people
4. 18" stride
5. Chest strap heart rate monitor
6. 300 lb weight capacity

New Balance 9.0
Price is about $1000-1350.
Features include:
1. Magnetic resistance with 8 levels
2. 7 workout programs
3. 18" stride
4. Hand grip heart rate monitor
5. Reverse motion
6. 300 lb weight capacity

New Balance 8.0
Price is about $ 700-850.
The trainer has magnetic resistance, 12 programs, a hand grip heart rate monitor, fixed incline and a 15" stride.

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