We have selected 3 Entry home elliptical bikes under £500 that we think are really worth considering.
JTX Strider-X7 Cross Trainer
Pro XS 2-in-1 Cross Trainer
Opti 2 in 1 Air Cross Trainer
Why should you buy an elliptical bike?
Here 3 reasons to purchase an elliptical bike for home:
- It offers a unique movement that none of other fitness equipment can offer. All muscles are activated even during low intensity sessions.
- Of course, you could go to your local gym but it will cost you a monthly fee which can be expensive when it turns out that you go to the gym once a month because ‘you can’t be bothered’. So the cost of an elliptical bike can be a wise move…
- An elliptical bike is a 0% impact cardio machine. Because you don’t run on it or jump on it, your knee joints are free from impacts which is a bonus.
Despite those 3 good reasons to buy an elliptical bike or crosstrainer, buying this type of equipment for your home use can be expensive so this is why you need to take your time to compare and read about it before buying anything.
Hence you’re here reading this guide on how to choose an elliptical bike. 🙂
You need to consider the following 3 main factors which we are going to dive into individually:
- Your budget
- Space in your home / dimensions
- Specs and technical bits
How much do you need to spend?
There is a wide range of elliptical bike prices depending on ‘gadgets and gizmos’ but if you fancy a “gym-like” elliptical you will need to splash out upwards of £1,000.
However you can find some fantastic elliptical bikes for much lower than that so don’t waste your money on super fancy machines because it might not be what you actually need. The choice is yours of course.
Between £600 and £1,000, there are plenty of reputable brands that sell brilliant piece of equipment.
Further down this guide is a price range guide of the best elliptical bikes came across.
Also, it’s worth adding that spending less than £500 in an elliptical bike might result in a disappointment because the quality of material used isn’t great and the machine is not sturdy enough, or because you can’t fold it away, or because the console and programs are too basic and so on..
Let’s wrap this up
No matter how much you want to spend on your cross trainer, please be careful before purchasing.
We would always recommend buying from reputable brands with a good track record for customer service. The various brands suggested on this website are reliable brands and have been on the fitness market for decades if not more.
Take your time, read about the product you’re keen on or even go find somewhere to try it for real before buying it.
But if you follow our recommendations, you can’t go wrong! 🙂