Kettler Premium Cross P Trainer – : Great piece of equipment

Reasonably straight forward assembly. Item been assembled now for a few weeks and used fairly regularly. Appears to be robust in normal use.

The centres of the foot plates are much too wide. Well the distance between the footplates is very wide and causes soreness in my knees. Since these machines are primarily bought to reduce the impact and stress on the knees this seems to be a badly thought out designhaving said that it is a well made machine and will last a considerable time. The gap between the footplates is 20cmthe footplates are 14cm wide so centre to centre is 34cm. Try standing up with your feet at those centres and you will get my drift.

The centres of the foot plates are much too wide. Well the distance between the footplates is very wide and causes soreness in my knees. Since these machines are primarily bought to reduce the impact and stress on the knees this seems to be a badly thought out designhaving said that it is a well made machine and will last a considerable time. The gap between the footplates is 20cmthe footplates are 14cm wide so centre to centre is 34cm. Try standing up with your feet at those centres and you will get my drift. Here are the specifications for the Kettler Premium Cross P Trainer –:

  • Electronically controlled magnetic resistance with 16 levels to really test you
  • 12 Training programmes including heart rate controlled option
  • Polar compatible receiver for use with chest strap (not included)
  • Continuous display of seven functions
  • Fitness recovery test to keep training interesting
  • 14 kg Flywheel for a smooth experience
  • Pendulum ball-bearings in disk joints
  • Heavy duty transporter castors
  • Levellers at rear, for use on uneven surfaces

Reasonably straight forward assembly. Item been assembled now for a few weeks and used fairly regularly. Appears to be robust in normal use.

5 starwould be 5 star of it didn’t make the most infuriating squeak with every cycle. Cannot find any fault with the machine except the above. Tightened and re tightened a number of times, but the problem stems from the console upright where it enters the base of the unit and is therefore inaccessible and thus incurable. Great in every other respect. I would recommend if noise is not an issue.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Almost perfect for the price paid
  • Excellent cross trainer
  • they’d be perfect.

5 starwould be 5 star of it didn’t make the most infuriating squeak with every cycle. Cannot find any fault with the machine except the above. Tightened and re tightened a number of times, but the problem stems from the console upright where it enters the base of the unit and is therefore inaccessible and thus incurable. Great in every other respect. I would recommend if noise is not an issue.

A bit disappointed to find out that you wouldn’t deliver to me only after searching the web to find someone who would and believing till the final phase of checkout that i had found a company that would deliver. Had to arrange delivery to a haulage company and pay the extra once again. After getting my gripe out of the way, i love my trainer. It was fairly easy to assemble although it took me considerably longer to fit than stated. All parts were easy to identify and bar one screwhole all parts fitted easily. Diagrams were well detailed and easy to understand. Setting the on board computer is the only part i found a bit complicated but it hasn’t made usage any more difficult.

Summary
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Kettler Premium Cross P Trainer - Black, 132 x 62 x 169 cm
Rating
5.0 of 5 stars, based on reviews

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  1. This review is from : Kettler Premium Cross P Trainer – Black, 132 x 62 x 169 cm

    Not bad at all this product is very suitable for me, simple design and reasonable price, the product is very good. Very good product, especially in such a low price to buy it, i am very happy. These have proved to be reliable great product. It’s everything i wanted recommend.
    1. Not bad at all this product is very suitable for me, simple design and reasonable price, the product is very good. Very good product, especially in such a low price to buy it, i am very happy. These have proved to be reliable great product. It’s everything i wanted recommend.
  2. This review is from : Kettler Premium Cross P Trainer – Black, 132 x 62 x 169 cm

    Easy construction but shoddy supply of the essentials. . 45 minutes to put together is very optimistic, especially when the blots have been gunked up with blue paint and four of the washers were the wrong size. Despite that the thing was fairly simple to put together, it seems very sturdy and silent at the moment. Will update this review in a couple of weeks with a review of the performance.
  3. This review is from : Kettler Premium Cross P Trainer – Black, 132 x 62 x 169 cm

    Easy construction but shoddy supply of the essentials. . 45 minutes to put together is very optimistic, especially when the blots have been gunked up with blue paint and four of the washers were the wrong size. Despite that the thing was fairly simple to put together, it seems very sturdy and silent at the moment. Will update this review in a couple of weeks with a review of the performance.
    1. Almost perfect for the price paid. I am a mechanical engineer by trade and i would highly recommend this machine for the price but the reason i have only awarded 4 stars is due to the following. Firstly, no hand tools provided. After recently purchasing a kettler stroker rowing machine and sole f63 treadmill, where all necessary tools were provided, i was expecting the same with this m/c. Secondly to compound the above issue the manual states that you require a torque wrench to tighten certain fixings to 25nm; how many people have a torque wrench in their home?. I also found that to tighten certain bolts i needed the use of a 10mm socket & ratchet, which again are more ‘special’ tools. The other tools required were a spanner & phillip’s screwdriver. Thirdly the screws/bolts were provided in 3 bags, not on a ‘marked’ card as with the stroker. This made identification slightly more difficult; i found it best to read/analysis the instructions all the way through and then separate the screws per individual manual step. I was short 2off m8 washers according to their instruction but thankfully had some in my toolbox.
  4. This review is from : Kettler Premium Cross P Trainer – Black, 132 x 62 x 169 cm

    Almost perfect for the price paid. I am a mechanical engineer by trade and i would highly recommend this machine for the price but the reason i have only awarded 4 stars is due to the following. Firstly, no hand tools provided. After recently purchasing a kettler stroker rowing machine and sole f63 treadmill, where all necessary tools were provided, i was expecting the same with this m/c. Secondly to compound the above issue the manual states that you require a torque wrench to tighten certain fixings to 25nm; how many people have a torque wrench in their home?. I also found that to tighten certain bolts i needed the use of a 10mm socket & ratchet, which again are more ‘special’ tools. The other tools required were a spanner & phillip’s screwdriver. Thirdly the screws/bolts were provided in 3 bags, not on a ‘marked’ card as with the stroker. This made identification slightly more difficult; i found it best to read/analysis the instructions all the way through and then separate the screws per individual manual step. I was short 2off m8 washers according to their instruction but thankfully had some in my toolbox.
    1. Would’ve given it 5 stars but for the fact that the pulse sensors are rubbish, just like every other handle mounted pulse sensor on any other machine i’ve ever used (so i resort to using a wireless chest strap which works fine) and, despite having re-tightened components, there’s still squeaks during operation. That said though it does feel very solid and is quieter than cheaper/ flimsier equivalents. I’m very happy with this purchase.
      1. Would’ve given it 5 stars but for the fact that the pulse sensors are rubbish, just like every other handle mounted pulse sensor on any other machine i’ve ever used (so i resort to using a wireless chest strap which works fine) and, despite having re-tightened components, there’s still squeaks during operation. That said though it does feel very solid and is quieter than cheaper/ flimsier equivalents. I’m very happy with this purchase.
  5. Arrived on time, took a while to put together but it was expected. As i’m a big person, i wanted something solid so it wouldn’t wobble or creak when i went on it – this product does me fine.
  6. This review is from : Kettler Premium Cross P Trainer – Black, 132 x 62 x 169 cm

    Arrived on time, took a while to put together but it was expected. As i’m a big person, i wanted something solid so it wouldn’t wobble or creak when i went on it – this product does me fine.
    1. It took me about 2 hours to assemble this cross trainer with my friend (if i did it alone, it could have easily taken 3 hours, i’d assume). But after it was ready to use, it’s been a great equipment for the past several months. It’s quiet and has lots of settings and adjustments to accommodate practically any needs.
  7. This review is from : Kettler Premium Cross P Trainer – Black, 132 x 62 x 169 cm

    It took me about 2 hours to assemble this cross trainer with my friend (if i did it alone, it could have easily taken 3 hours, i’d assume). But after it was ready to use, it’s been a great equipment for the past several months. It’s quiet and has lots of settings and adjustments to accommodate practically any needs.
  8. This review is from : Kettler Premium Cross P Trainer – Black, 132 x 62 x 169 cm

    Solid cross trainer – very happy with it. It arrived promptly and required 2 people to deliver it, who were very helpful in carrying it up several flights of stairs to where i wanted it. The assembly took a couple of hours but really was straight forward as long as you follow the instructions. I would have given this 5 stars had the instructions been clearer. They appear to have been translated badly and so it is not clear on how how to set it up. After some trial and error, i have now worked out how to use it and have now worked out which is the best program for me. One other point to watch out for is that the nuts need to be retightened after a while, as it started to make creaking noises – now re-tightened and not a problem. All in all a really good machine and once you work out the settings, it performs well.
  9. This review is from : Kettler Premium Cross P Trainer – Black, 132 x 62 x 169 cm

    Solid cross trainer – very happy with it. It arrived promptly and required 2 people to deliver it, who were very helpful in carrying it up several flights of stairs to where i wanted it. The assembly took a couple of hours but really was straight forward as long as you follow the instructions. I would have given this 5 stars had the instructions been clearer. They appear to have been translated badly and so it is not clear on how how to set it up. After some trial and error, i have now worked out how to use it and have now worked out which is the best program for me. One other point to watch out for is that the nuts need to be retightened after a while, as it started to make creaking noises – now re-tightened and not a problem. All in all a really good machine and once you work out the settings, it performs well.
  10. This review is from : Kettler Premium Cross P Trainer – Black, 132 x 62 x 169 cm

    Don’t buy this unless you are already fit or the strenuous self-assembly may do you a mischiefmy furniture is largely ikea and i have much experience of diy but extraction of its many parts and assembly took me three hours and i was exhausted. Now it is too big in the dining room and too unwieldy to move. At least it’s weight makes it stable. Theoretically the delivery team could have been asked to take away the packaging – i don’t think soi don’t understand the instruction manual so i don’t know if i’m going to be getting much out of my purchase.
    1. Don’t buy this unless you are already fit or the strenuous self-assembly may do you a mischiefmy furniture is largely ikea and i have much experience of diy but extraction of its many parts and assembly took me three hours and i was exhausted. Now it is too big in the dining room and too unwieldy to move. At least it’s weight makes it stable. Theoretically the delivery team could have been asked to take away the packaging – i don’t think soi don’t understand the instruction manual so i don’t know if i’m going to be getting much out of my purchase.
      1. Had some initial hiccups with the delivery service not turning up with the goods. This was no fault of sweatband but the courier company that they used. After some chasing with sweatband who were absolutely amazing servicethe item had some problems and sweatband chase the supplier for a replacement. The installation took me a little longer than normal (about 2 hours). Overall very satified with the machine, would have preferred a longer stride but still it’svery good , well built and excellent price for the quality. Would definately buy again from sweatband just for their amazing, high quality servicekeep it up.
  11. Had some initial hiccups with the delivery service not turning up with the goods. This was no fault of sweatband but the courier company that they used. After some chasing with sweatband who were absolutely amazing servicethe item had some problems and sweatband chase the supplier for a replacement. The installation took me a little longer than normal (about 2 hours). Overall very satified with the machine, would have preferred a longer stride but still it’svery good , well built and excellent price for the quality. Would definately buy again from sweatband just for their amazing, high quality servicekeep it up.
    1. Quality and aesthetics were excellent, especially for the price. It needed a strong hand to put it together but is very solid. Great how it links in with my existing heart rate monitor.
      1. Quality and aesthetics were excellent, especially for the price. It needed a strong hand to put it together but is very solid. Great how it links in with my existing heart rate monitor.

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