New Balance Elliptical Trainers
New Balance ventured from the apparel business and is now selling exercise bikes and elliptical machines. On the one hand, you would expect to find the same quality you would find in their shoes and clothing in their elliptical trainers. On the other hand, you have to be concerned that their specialty is not fitness equipment. Actually their ellipticals are made Taiwan and licensed through Fitness Quest, the infomercial company. Fitness Quest is not known for quality equipment.
New Balance elliptical machines are made with both front and mid drive designs. Nothing is really spectacular about these ellipticals; they show no real innovation. At this price range, you can expect that quality to be average at best. We do like their consoles and selection of programs, and we find the overall design of the 9.0 model to be appealing.
Balance Elliptical Ratings and Reviews
New Balance 9.0
New Balance 8000
Manufacturer's web site: www.newbalancefitness.com