Sunny Health & Fitness 2-in-1 Elliptical Trainer & Upright Bike (SF-EB802)
Sunny’s combination elliptical trainer/upright bike is a convenient way to get low-impact workouts when the gym isn’t an option. Priced under $300, it might not be easy to turn down. However, its light flywheel and instability make it unsuitable for regular use.
Elliptical Hits: Best Features of the Sunny 2-in-1 Bike/Elliptical
- Versatility – The 2-in-1 design lets people sit or stand to get a cardiovascular workout. The bike and elliptical can be used in forward and reverse directions.
- Oversized pedals – The anti-slip pedals on Sunny trainers protect the user in both bike and elliptical modes.
- Compact size – This machine is a convenient way to essentially fit two home exercise machines into a small space. It’s just 49” long and less than feet wide.
- Data readouts – Feedback is provided in the following categories: scan, time, speed, distance, total distance, and calories burned.
Elliptical Misses: Why the Sunny Upright Bike and Elliptical Isn’t so Hot
- Manual resistance – Tension is adjusted with a knob instead of electronically.
- No programming – Elliptical machines costing just a few hundred dollars more include personal training programs to guide workouts and keep them interesting.
- Short stride – The 17” stride fails to provide a long, smooth glide in all but the shortest users.
- Instability – Customers complain that the machine wobbles during use.
Overall Rating for the Sunny 2-in-1 Elliptical Bike
This unit is more appealing than most other Sunny ellipticals because of its 2-in-1 design plus reversible motion. While its 17” stride is short, it’s better than that of other cheap Sunny products. This could be a fine option for smaller people to keep for those days when they skip the gym, but it’s not designed to replace a gym membership and whip people into shape.
A better elliptical bike or seated elliptical is offered by ST Fitness.