The NordicTrack E7.7 elliptical is a new entry into the mid-range market by NordicTrack, a leader in moderately priced elliptical machines. While retailing for $1,299, it's usually found on sale for around $799, putting it at a good price point for most at-home users.
The NordicTrack E7.7 elliptical is new for 2013, offering 24 workouts with 22 resistance levels that offer plenty of variety for all but the most serious athletes. The 5" backlit console display shows your workout progress on a RaceTrack display and keeps track of your calories burned, speed, distance, time, resistance and pulse rate.
The specs include:
UPDATE: The E7.7 has been discontinued and replaced with new, upgraded front drive models. Take a look at the whole new elliptical lineup here to find a comparable machine.
Reviews of the NordicTrack E7.7 elliptical focus on the wide range of workouts and resistance levels available on a moderately priced piece of exercise equipment. It gives at-home users a comfortable ride on a machine that has a smooth gliding action due to the front flywheel and quality engineering backed by ICON Fitness, the parent company. Nearly all E7.7 elliptical reviews by users commend the NordicTrack brand for offering a machine that's affordable enough for most families while giving them a strong workout. Notable reviews mentioned that having 12 workouts clearly meant for calorie burning and 12 meant for performance training is great for families with different goals.
There are a few reviews that give a thumbs-down to NordicTrack for continuing problems with customer service. While most buyers felt that the parts and frame were of good quality, there seems to be a small number of E7.7's that don't have the parts properly aligned, and customer service response didn't impress users.
The E7.7 elliptical trainer is a solid entry into a category that's getting increasingly cluttered with various levels of quality machines for the mid-range market. It holds its own by virtue of offering a strong workout on a sturdy machine that should last you through several years of moderate use.
If you want to upgrade, you can go with the E9.0, which adds a year on to the parts warranty and gives you a -10° incline option, but it's odd that the pricier E9.0 has a lower weight capacity by 25 lbs. when you're paying about $100 more. For the money, we believe that the NordicTrack E7.7 elliptical is a strong purchase that you won't regret.
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