The Body Rider Elliptical (BRD2000) Trainer offers both the best of both worlds at a budget-friendly price. Featuring both an elliptical machine and exercise bike, you can easily add variety of your workout routine.
But the question remains, does its lower price point mean you sacrifice on quality? So how does the BRD2000 compare to other elliptical trainers? Read on to find out.
In the picture: The Body Rider Home Elliptical Trainer (BRD2000)
Features of The Body Rider Home Elliptical Trainer (BRD2000)
Dimensions: 36 x 28.5 x 57.5 inches
Weight: 67.5 lbs
Weight Capacity: 250 lbs
Stride Length: 18-inch
Pros of the Body Rider Home Elliptical Trainer (BRD2000)
Price: Of course, the price is what really catches your eye. And, what’s offered for the price is pretty good too. Not only do you get an elliptical trainer, but you also get an exercise bike. The two-in-one design certainly adds to the value of the machine.
Elliptical Trainer And Exercise Bike Combined: The BRD2000 isn’t a standard elliptical trainer, instead it also can be used as an exercise bike too. As an elliptical trainer you can work out your legs, core and upper body, but when you want to sit down and pedal you can keep on with the leg work out and build up your cycling strength too.
Cooling Fan: The exercise bike blades are a beneficial feature, and add something that other elliptical trainers don’t usually have: a fan. Thanks to the blades, this machine generates a stiff breeze that helps you to keep cool during workouts. The more fast-paced the workout, the stronger the breeze.
Assembly: Some elliptical trainers are a real challenge to assemble. Fortunately, the BRD2000 is pretty straightforward to put together. The parts aren’t too heavy, and the holes are well positioned and make assembly a breeze. It can easily be completed within an hour, and the instructions make it pretty clear what to do and when. One piece of advice is to avoid using the included tools for assembly if you have your own toolkit. The included tools are a bit flimsy, and make the job of assembly tougher than it needs to be.
Easy To Move: Another advantage of the BRD2000 is that it’s not too heavy. This means it’s easier to move around once it’s been assembled. As well as being light, the rollers work well on the base of the frame. This make moving the BRD2000 around even easier, and makes it reasonable to move the bike outside and back in as the weather fits.
Cons of the Body Rider Home Elliptical Trainer (BRD2000)
Not Good For Taller People: Most elliptical trainers and exercise bikes are suitable for users of all sizes, including larger people. However, the BRD2000 isn’t well suited to those are over 6 ft. tall or who have long strides. The product has been designed for use by those either average or below average in height.
Low Hand Grips: The hand grips in elliptical mode are too low for taller people. Instead of offering a good level arm extension parallel to the ground, they leave users arms moving in a downward motion with each stroke. This is uncomfortable as the motion isn’t natural. Tall users will also struggle with the stride, which is a bit cramped.
Noisy: Perhaps due to the cheap parts, as well as the blades that make up part of the exercise bike equipment on the BRD2000, there is a fair amount of noise generated during use. You won’t be able to use it in a room where others are trying to watch TV or enjoy music.
Noise is a recurrent problem with exercise equipment even at the higher end of the market, but it doesn’t make the problem any less real. If you need peace and quiet from you machine, you’ll have to look for something else.
Durability: Because of the cheap build quality, the BRD2000 doesn’t seem to stand up well to vigorous exercise. A number of user reviews have said that problems aren’t uncommon after 2 or 3 months of use. However, if you’re only planning to make light and infrequent use of your equipment then this may not be such an issue.
Worth the Money?
If you’re serious about your exercise then this device will be unsatisfactory, and the poor ergonomic design eliminates taller than average users from even considering it. The BRD2000 may be a good starter elliptical machine to consider. However, if you’re looking for more strenuous workouts, you should look for something that’s of higher quality.
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