Ironman 1811 Elliptical
Ironman elliptical trainers are known for their durability, but the budget-priced Ironman 1811 is an exception to the rule. The 1811 falls behind other Ironman models in offering few programs, a short stride, and cheaper components. Its advertised 250-pound user capacity seems a bit generous.
The Ironman 1811 elliptical disappoints in many categories:
- Stride –This budget elliptical has a very short stride. The 16” range of motion is too short for many adults, making the machine feel more like a stairclimber than an elliptical.
- Resistance – With just 8 levels of resistance, the 1811 doesn’t compete with the vast majority of ellipticals; other budget models have 16 or 20 levels.
- Warranty – Only 90 days of labor are included, and that suggests Ironman’s lack of confidence in its product. Buyers also get a 2-year warranty on the frame, 1 year on mechanics, and six months on the electronics.
- Ergonomics – Ironically, users complain that this elliptical fails to offer smooth elliptical motion.
Overall Rating for Ironman Ellipticals
Ironman offers some solid fitness equipment, but the 1811 elliptical doesn’t fall into that category. It scores poorly in terms of important exercise basics and extra features. ProForm and Schwinn are some better brands in this price range.