Weslo Momentum G 3.8 Elliptical Review

by Kim T.

I was hesitant to buy the Weslo Momentum G 3.8 elliptical after reading reviews that indicate it was a noisy machine and that parts loosened too easily. I am happy to report that the Weslo Momentum G 3.8 is a quiet, well built elliptical trainer. It does take some time to assemble. It is important to read the directions a few times before attempting to assemble.

Overall Rating *****

Price ***** $177 @ Wal-mart

Assembly ***** Easy if you read the directions carefully

Sound ***** Very Quiet

Ease of Use ***** Very easy to use (If it seems difficult adjust your footing on the pedals. My 50 lb. 8 yr old can use this)

Effectiveness ***** A great workout!

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Weslo Momentum 635 Elliptical User Review

by Terry
(Lancaster, PA USA)

I got the Weslo Momentum 635 elliptical trainer used from a friend who rarely used it. However, in the time she did use it, she had to replace one of the arms that broke at the welds. In less than 6 months, the other arm broke at the welds and I had it welded on two different occasions, the second time having reinforcing rods placed to support the arms at the welds. A short time later, the support bar that runs from end to end of the trainer, collapsed at the welds! I took it apart and the welder rewelded the joints and added more support to the frame.

It worked great for a month or so, and now one of the rods that connects to the flywheel and supports the foot "pedals" has broken off. I'm not sure if I can get it welded back on or not.

My point is, I've owned a lot of exercise equipment over the years and never had a piece of junk like this Weslo elliptical trainer. I didn't need the bells and whistles of some of the higher priced elliptical trainers, but I did need one that is durable. If you are going to use it as a clothes rack, have at it...otherwise, the Weslo Momentum 635 is not worth the money.

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The Weslo Momentum 635 Elliptical is Junk
by: Anonymous

I was also given one of these and it had a failed weld in a lower arm. In researching parts prices I found that the cost of a new lower arm was nearly 90% of the cost of the entire machine. Adding all parts prices together makes maintaining this toy astronomically expensive and ridiculous to buy, given the obvious design flaws. So the only choice is to junk it when it breaks and that will probably give you more exercise than its intended function.

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WESLO, 220X Momentum, Is My LEG SAVER!

by Ed S.
(L.A., CA U.S.A.)

I own & use my Strider 5-6 days a week. I have not had a single problem.

As you state above, there is a tiny click noise, that I hear, however, because I have my TV on, or headphones, or buds, I have never even heard it until you mentioned it!

Not fancy, but it was well worth the miniscule pennies, I now have invested in it. Over the 3-4 years, my 25 cents a day, both have been a godsend for me!

It helped me soon after my leg was partially removed after Cancer! My entire fibula was removed, just after having surgery.
During my recovery, I had to use it daily. With its side foot, 2" sides, it helped me train my 1 boned leg & foot work again.
Many doctor's told me I would never walk again! My Weslo 220x Momentum, helped assisting retrain my muscles, so I could eventually put away my crutches, then cane, now I finally, can use small hill profiles, And I still use my Weslo 6 days a week, when ever possibly.

I only found your website, when I was looking for a new model Weslo that had more features. Maybe angles etc.
So, if you have found me here, with dismay, I was now told, they may no longer make the strider!

If I can find a new, higher functioned strider / elliptical, I'd enjoy one from WESLO, maybe a good sale?... thank you, E.S.

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by: All Ellipticals

Hey Ed,

Glad you've enjoyed your Weslo elliptical trainer.

I don't think they are making new ellipticals at this time, as the website just shows treadmills and exercise bikes, but perhaps they will get back into the game at some point.

For now if you visit the Weslo page you will see a link to some of the most popular ellipticals for sale in that price range. See if one of those works for you.

If not, and if budget allows, take a look at ProForm and Horizon...they have some good inexpensive ellipticals with a lot of good features.

Let us know how you make out.

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