|Model (click on link for review)||Rating||Lowest Price Online|
|Gazelle FreeStyle with Thumbpulse||$299.99|
|Gazelle Edge Elliptical||$127.50|
Sunny elliptical trainers are very low-budget fitness machines made in China and Taiwan. Sunny’s combination elliptical trainer/upright bike is a convenient way to get low-impact workouts when other options aren’t available. Its light flywheel and instability make it unsuitable for regular heavy use.
Elliptical Hits: Best Features of the Sunny 2-in-1 Bike/Elliptical
Elliptical Misses: Why the Sunny Upright Bike and Elliptical Isn’t so Hot
Overall Rating for the Sunny Bike Elliptical Trainer
Sunny cross trainers compare very poorly against ellipticals that cost just a few hundred dollars more. Their short strides are especially disappointing because they inhibit full elliptical motion, and the machines’ light weights and few resistance levels are red flags that they can barely provide a challenge. Furthermore, since Sunny ellipticals are sold without standard warranties, customers are left vulnerable to costly repairs and replacement parts.
For better alternatives, see discount brands such as Nautilus and Schwinn. Sole and Yowza also offer some good ellipticals at low prices.