Schwinn 450 EllipticalSchwinn 450 Elliptical

Web Price: $999 | Sale Price: $799

The Schwinn 450 Elliptical is overall a good machine for the price, however there are a couple of drawbacks. Be wary of any machine without an adjustable stride length. This means people of different sizes may have a hard time using this machine.

Overall Rating From Elliptical Review Guru: 3.0 / 5.0

Capacity:
Resistance:
300 lbs
16
Stride Length:
FootPrint:
20″
70″ L x 26″ W x 68″ H

UPDATE: The Schwinn 450 is no longer available for sale. Check out the latest Schwinn elliptical reviews here.

Expert Reviews

The Schwinn 450 Elliptical is still a fairly new product, and because it was released this year, there haven’t been any expert reviews published yet, however, when I am able to find some, I will update this page to reflect what the experts have to say!

User Reviews

Schwinn has user reviews for the 450 Elliptical right on their website. Here are a few of them!

”My wife, & I are seniors, who needed to get moving. We both work out, 5 days a week. It’s was hard to get started, since we both were out of shape, but now, it is addicting. We feel so much better, & have more energy. Thanks, for such a great product.” -Phil from Akron, Ohio

“I get great use out of the machine and my daughter loves it! Delivery was on time and it didn’t take me long to assemble it. I mentioned the quiet operation; overall, I am very pleased; I plan on enjoying the machine for a long period of time.” -Oliver from Detroit, MI

These next two reviews come from Amazon.com. Just like any other fitness machine, this one has its faults. The two reviews below are from unsatisfied customers.

“Unit failed after a couple months of light use. Workout starts and then fails and says “Workout Paused”. Company won’t return emails. Works great for hanging your clothes on to dry though!! My advice.. join a gym.” -Kenneth A. Brouillette

“After assembly, the machine worked fine, however, a loud banging noise was emanating from the wheel. I called Schwinn 3 times. Finally, after an almost hour wait, I spoke to a representative who told me to stabilize the machine. It was as stable as possible, then she told me to remove arms & pedals and reattach. Still noise.” -Amazon Customer

Video Review

Here is a great user review video found on YouTube. It is definitely worth watching if you are considering this machine.

Conclusion

The Schwinn 450 Elliptical is overall a good machine, and most users are happy with it, however, there are some red flags that you should be aware of before making the purchase. First, the stride length is set at 20” and an adjustable stride is something that you will probably want to pay a little extra for to get, especially if multiple people will be using the machine.

NordicTrack makes some ellipticals that are very comparable in price, but still have the adjustable stride, so it’s not really a matter of price to get this luxury. The 450 is not the most stable machine, but should be able to hold up to a regular workout. If you have multiple people using it, you will probably want to go with something a little more heavy duty.

Also be aware that as with all exercise equipment, there is a chance that your machine could be defective. If that’s the case, Schwinn doesn’t appear to have the greatest customer service, so decide before you buy if that is something that you want to deal with.