Elliptical Trainer Overview:
The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E2310 Flywheel Elliptical Trainer is a nice little elliptical machine that comes in under $300. The elliptical machine’s design is sturdy and reminiscent of an indoor cycle. With its front-mounted flywheel and chain drive you can see why. This design, however, makes the elliptical extremely sturdy. The flywheel comes in at a whopping 44 lbs and the elliptical itself weighs in at 122 lbs. The weight and its solid steel frame are sure to keep it grounded even though it has a fairly small footprint. The design also provides a nice 23” stride for its users, which is sure to accommodate just about anyone.
- Height: 64”
- Width: 22”
- Length: 40”
- Item weight: 122 lbs
- Max user weight: 300 lbs
- Heavy duty steel construction with a 44 lb flywheel delivers the benefits of an indoor cycling bike and an elliptical trainer.
- Dual action workout arms provide an upper body workout.
- Chain drive with two way striding capability.
- Large pedal construction with ridge design to prevent foot slippage when exercising.
- LCD computer monitor
- Display readouts include:
- Frame: 1 year
- Parts: 90 days
Shipping and Assembly:
Shipping costs will vary for the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E2310 Flywheel Elliptical Machine depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer. However, some retailers, such as Amazon.com, will provide free shipping.
Assembly for the SF-2310 Flywheel Elliptical Trainer is fairly simple. From start to finish, it should take you less than an hour to get it put together. The packaging comes with an illustrated assembly manual that you can work from easily.
What We Love About the Sunny SF-E2310 Elliptical Trainer:
The Sunny SF-E2310 Elliptical Trainer has a nice design. It has a solid steel frame with mostly welded joints that make it really strong even though it has a small footprint. The 44 lb front mounted flywheel keeps it well grounded while exercising. Overall, this elliptical weighs 122 lbs, which is pretty hefty for its size.
This small elliptical provides a huge 23” stride that is sure to fit any user. The stride is a little bit more vertical than horizontal, but the bottom line is you will be able to fully exert yourself on this machine for an intense workout. Another nice feature is that you can use both a forward and backward elliptical motion on this machine. One thing you will need to keep in mind is that this stride will put you about 22” off the ground at its highest elevation. So, you’ll need to take that into consideration for head space.
What Isn’t So Great:
Sunny Health & Fitness isn’t giving you the most advanced computer console on the SF-E2310 Flywheel Elliptical Trainer. In fact, it’s as basic as they come. You get the normal time, speed, calories and distance readouts and that’s about it. The console also does not provide any ability to track your heart rate, which is another big letdown for this elliptical.
This Sunny Elliptical Trainer does give you the ability to change resistance while exercising, but it’s hard to know how much. The machine has a tension knob that applies fiction to the flywheel, similar to an indoor cycle. There are no readouts or markings on the knob to tell you what level of friction you are putting on the flywheel. So, while you can increase your intensity, it’s hard to get identical intensity from workout to workout to track your performance.
Final Word on the Sunny SF-E2310 Flywheel Elliptical Trainer:
When you’re looking for a piece of exercise equipment under $300, your main concern should be quality. With that being said, the SF-E2310 Flywheel Elliptical Trainer is a decent choice. You’re getting a well built machine with a solid steel frame and welded joints. It has a 300 lb weight capacity which means it can take a little abuse. This elliptical also has a large stride that is sure to accommodate just about any size user. The one thing you don’t get with this elliptical is a lot of bells and whistles.