Our Spirit elliptical trainer review takes a look at a brand that quite simply produces brilliant elliptical’s – what makes them so good?
Where do I start?
Spirit have been around for over 20 years making exercise equipment.
However, it wasn’t until they were bought by Dyaco, a company from Taiwan that has invested hugely in developing and marketing Spirit ellipticals that they became a serious choice for the discerning buyer.
Dyaco also own Sole, a more recent entrant into the market – Sole ellipticals are equally outstanding.
Spirit’s philosophy is to build well designed ellipticals, packed full of quality components at extremely competitive prices.
I really can’t fault Spirit ellipticals at all – quite how they build them this good and sell them at the prices they do is beyond me. Not that I’m complaining!
Spirit Elliptical Trainer Review – Introduction to the Range..
In our Spirit elliptical trainer review we’ve looked at the XE range. Spirit make other ellipticals but it’s this range that really shines.
The range comprises the:
Retailing from $1,399.00 to $1,999.00, our Spirit elliptical trainer review found them discounted down to $1,199.00 to $1,699.00.
At these prices they’re in the intensely competitive mid-price bracket, where to stand out from the crowd you really need to bring something special to the market.
is a good place to start if you fancy a Spirit elliptical at a knock down price.
Spirit Elliptical Trainer Review – Features…
Spirit has received many plaudits since it revamped its range, and rightly so.These really are outstanding elliptical trainers.
Whilst this has yet to be reflected in the status of the brand – or its prices! – it’s surely only a matter of time before Spirit rises to the top of the pile.
They’re extremely strong on the features that really matter when you’re in the market for an elliptical trainer – the drive system, frame and build quality.
All three models are front drive units with articulating pedals – essential on front drive machines.
They all benefit from heavy flywheels, which aids stability.
There’s also eddy current brake (ECB) resistance, which gives an unbeatably smooth ride.
With multiple resistance levels, a wide array of workout programs, excellent data display consoles and heart rate monitors and controls, each model is feature packed.
The warranties are superb, which is a testament to their build quality.
For example, there are lifetime warranties on the frame and brake on each model.
You can certainly see where Dyaco’s heavy investment in the brand has been spent.
It’s hard to find another brand that’s as strong in all departments as this range of Spirit ellipticals.
Spirit Elliptical Trainer Review – The Bottom Line…
Our review has confirmed what we already suspected – Spirit make fantastic ellipticals.
These are the best value machines in the price bracket and whilst not quite commercial quality, are the best trainers we’ve found for home users.
Well, except for Sole ellipticals that is. Essentially, the two ranges are the same ellipticals given a slightly different finish to distinguish them.
Whichever brand you choose to invest in, you won’t be disappointed – you simply won’t find better ellipticals in this price bracket.
For more information on each model take a look at our detailed reviews: