STEX BioStride Elliptical
The STEX BioStride is a premium cross trainer for commercial use. It features a patented BioStride footpath, 12 workout programs, and reversible motion. Selling for about $4500 even when discounted online, this is one of STEX’s more expensive cross trainers.
Elliptical Hits: What You Get with the STEX BioStride
- High quality components – This elliptical requires very little maintenance. Its frame is cast from heavy steel, its drive is electromagnetic, and all components are protected for at least three years from the date of purchase.
- Ergonomic stride – STEX supports very low-impact cardiovascular workouts with a Bio-Stride design that can be automatically adjusted to target calves, quads, and glutes. Additionally, people can use the machine in reverse motion to target hamstrings and other muscle groups.
- Heart rate reader – This machine includes heart rate control programs that work with hand grip and wireless monitors.
- Program variety – The program options include four interactive heart rate control workouts, six preset programs, manual mode, and a personalized program. A body fat calculator is also included.
- No electricity required – With its self-generating power system, the cordless BioStride elliptical won’t run up electricity bills.
- Good warranty – This commercial STEX elliptical is protected with a lifetime warranty on the frame and alternator, a 3-year parts warranty, and a year of labor.
Elliptical Misses: Why to Think Twice
Shorter stride – While this luxury elliptical offers low-impact
workouts, its maximum 18” stride is especially suited to smaller exercisers. Taller people might find themselves making more of a stairclimbing motion than an elliptical motion.
Overall Rating for the STEX BioStride Elliptical
With its comfortable ride and good program variety, the user-friendly STEX BioStride Elliptical Trainer encourages members to spend time at the gym. However, for a few hundred dollars more, the Stex 8020EL Elliptical Trainer with LCD TV might be a better buy.