Schwinn Ellipticals live up to the name Schwinn. Everyone is familiar with their bikes, so you won’t be disappointed with their ellipticals, the company puts the same quality into those.
Schwinn makes two machines in the mid price range for ellipticals. They are the Schwinn 418, and the Schwinn 428P. Both these ellipticals are thought to be worth the money.
Most people are more comfortable on ellipticals when the flywheel is in the rear of the machines, like the ones you might find at the gym. However the Schwinn ellipticals come with the flywheel on the front of the unit. This is unusual because they have still somehow managed to make a smooth and comfortable ride. They are simple to assemble and seem to be made of durable and quality parts.
The pedals have some movement so that the heel of your foot is supported, which makes for a smooth stride that most people can use. It is always a good idea though to try the machine out in the store before you buy.
The Schwinn elliptical uses a motorized brake, which people say is fairly quiet.
The Schwinn elliptical 418 comes with only a six month warranty on the wear items, which are the parts that are more delicate and most likely to break first. It offers a fifteen year warranty on the frame, and one year on the electronic parts.
Overall the Schwinn elliptical trainer is a wonderful product and well worth the price.