V-Fit MCCT1 Combination 2-in-1 Magnetic Cycle and Elliptical Trainer, Good value for money but delivery not so good

Seems to be value for money. Product delivered today as promised. Have just put together by myself with no problems. I see from previous reviews some people had some difficulties putting it together. I accept some people are going to have problems,we are not all the same,but,from my experience i would suggest to any potential purchaser do not be put off by this. Having put this together i have now tried it and am pleased. Obviously it is early days-one or two months down the line will give a more accurate picture. However,from my initial impression it is a good product for what it is designed and good value. I had originally ordered this product from tesco but after two weeks with no sign of delivery,yet taking my money,i rang them to cancel my order as they could not access their computer to find out what was happening despite saying it was ready for dispatch. I then discovered it on amazon,something i had missed on my initial search.

It was very fiddly to set it up, mostly to do with the cords running through it but we succeeded and while it works brilliantly, it is now in the garden with tarpaulin over it. Such is the way with exercise equipment 5 minutes after new years.

V-Fit MCCT1 Combination 2-in-1 Magnetic Cycle and Elliptical Trainer

  • Magnetic resistance system with friction-free 4.5 kg cast iron flywheel
  • Eight step dial adjust resistance
  • Expanded PU height and reach adjustable saddle
  • Combined cycle-elliptical function with forward, reverse motion and synchronised handlebars
  • Single screen eight-function exercise monitor

Good value for money but delivery not so good. Exactly as described in the advert and good value for money. Has most of what you would get with the more expensive machines for a lot less money. Fairly simple to put together with a few simple tools which are supplied. Easier with one or two parts of constructing it if there are 2 people but not impossible. Very pleased wih it but beware of delivery. Advised that delivery would be by citylink on a thursday, didn`t turn up and it didn`t come on the friday either. Their tracking system basically tells you nothing more (automated voice) than it is in transit. Finally turned up monday afternoon. No problem if you don`t mind sitting in the house for a couple of days waiting.

This exercise cross trainer is superb what a good well made and finished usable item. Initially cautious after seeing similar in argos but only with manual tension and this had magnetic tension adjustment offering a smooth quite feature and all delivered for free on tuesday after ordering saturday. Only caution 2 people are needed to complete build in parts but finish item is super. Overall excellent exerciser particularly for me as very limited mobility.

After a year and a half this machine finally gave up the ghost, it started making a scrunchy sound and i discovered the ball bearings in the axle were broken. It wasn’ t the first time it had given up on me, the well documented belt problem in other reviews also visited me after a few months, with a bit of search and £30 layout i found a new belt and was able to replace it. So, this machine does keep breaking. On the plus side while it worked it was fine and worked well. Taking off the casing and making a few adjustments improved the ride, making sure everything is tightened real well reduces creaks squeaks and groans. So, okay if you have a bit of technical know how and willing to tinker, but i personally will be looking for a replacement elsewhere.

V-Fit MCCT1 Combination 2-in-1 Magnetic Cycle and Elliptical Trainer : Would buy again for the money. If you can assemble ikea you can assemble this. Just read the instructions and it takes about an hour. It’s a sturdy machine that does more than we’re able to atm. My other half doesn’t find the pedalling motion perfect as foot pads are forward of the seat but by using the rear of the footpad it works just fine. Personally i use the foot pads, it’ll just work the muscles slightly differently. We’re pleased we opted for this 2 in 1 and for the same price we would order the same machine again.

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V-Fit MCCT1 Combination 2-in-1 Magnetic Cycle and Elliptical Trainer
Rating
5.0 of 5 stars, based on 264 reviews
Price
£176.99

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  1. This review is from : V-Fit MCCT1 Combination 2-in-1 Magnetic Cycle and Elliptical Trainer

    Delivered fast with no problems, the cycle is as good as advertised very pleased with it.
  2. This review is from : V-Fit MCCT1 Combination 2-in-1 Magnetic Cycle and Elliptical Trainer

    Delivered fast with no problems, the cycle is as good as advertised very pleased with it.
    1. I find this really hard going on my bad knees. . I find this really hard going on my bad knees. . The lowest setting is still not light enough to stop me feeling pain. But other than that it is ok. . Would be nicer if it wasn’t so bulky to store.
  3. This review is from : V-Fit MCCT1 Combination 2-in-1 Magnetic Cycle and Elliptical Trainer

    I find this really hard going on my bad knees. . I find this really hard going on my bad knees. . The lowest setting is still not light enough to stop me feeling pain. But other than that it is ok. . Would be nicer if it wasn’t so bulky to store.
    1. Instructions were a little tricky but got there in the end. Built on my own and only took about an hour. Been getting plenty of use and cannot fault it.
  4. This review is from : V-Fit MCCT1 Combination 2-in-1 Magnetic Cycle and Elliptical Trainer

    Instructions were a little tricky but got there in the end. Built on my own and only took about an hour. Been getting plenty of use and cannot fault it.
  5. This review is from : V-Fit MCCT1 Combination 2-in-1 Magnetic Cycle and Elliptical Trainer

    Arrived on time (prime delivery), it is a slightly different model to the one pictured (the display is different and the handle with the pulse detector on is a continuous handle rather than 2 separate ones) but it works exactly as expected. Took my husband just over an hour to put together, its quite compact and doesn’t take up too much space in our living room. Good value for money, no issues so far in the month i’ve had it (usage 3-4x per week).
    1. Arrived on time (prime delivery), it is a slightly different model to the one pictured (the display is different and the handle with the pulse detector on is a continuous handle rather than 2 separate ones) but it works exactly as expected. Took my husband just over an hour to put together, its quite compact and doesn’t take up too much space in our living room. Good value for money, no issues so far in the month i’ve had it (usage 3-4x per week).
  6. This review is from : V-Fit MCCT1 Combination 2-in-1 Magnetic Cycle and Elliptical Trainer

    Took a little while to put together but once finished it’s exactly what i wanted.
  7. This review is from : V-Fit MCCT1 Combination 2-in-1 Magnetic Cycle and Elliptical Trainer

    I really like this, read the instructions first before putting together and just be methodical.
    1. I really like this, read the instructions first before putting together and just be methodical.
      1. Worthwhile purchase, but rough edges in manufacture and quality control. A sturdy and generally well-built machine. My only gripe (hence only 4 stars) is that a poorly tapped thread on the left-hand pedal-crank (see illustration of poor thread with imperfections and burrs) prevented the shoulder-bolt screwing in correctly. By that stage in the build, dismantling, re-packing and returning the machine is just such a waste of time for this small matter, and it’s not a fault the distributor could have known about, but it does demonstrate the odd rough edge in the manufacture (from china). It is solved by obtaining an m12 x 1. 25 left-hand thread tap at the cost of another £10. 50, which i reckoned worth the cost, and less hassle. However, i would suggest that more stringent quality control be applied by the manufacturer, which should include better quality dome-headed nuts (see illustration of poor quality dome which came off nut), and cautioning the user against over-tightening the bolts on the stabilizers which are otherwise made of too thin a grade of steel and can crumple, although they are just adequate for the job.
  8. This review is from : V-Fit MCCT1 Combination 2-in-1 Magnetic Cycle and Elliptical Trainer

    Worthwhile purchase, but rough edges in manufacture and quality control. A sturdy and generally well-built machine. My only gripe (hence only 4 stars) is that a poorly tapped thread on the left-hand pedal-crank (see illustration of poor thread with imperfections and burrs) prevented the shoulder-bolt screwing in correctly. By that stage in the build, dismantling, re-packing and returning the machine is just such a waste of time for this small matter, and it’s not a fault the distributor could have known about, but it does demonstrate the odd rough edge in the manufacture (from china). It is solved by obtaining an m12 x 1. 25 left-hand thread tap at the cost of another £10. 50, which i reckoned worth the cost, and less hassle. However, i would suggest that more stringent quality control be applied by the manufacturer, which should include better quality dome-headed nuts (see illustration of poor quality dome which came off nut), and cautioning the user against over-tightening the bolts on the stabilizers which are otherwise made of too thin a grade of steel and can crumple, although they are just adequate for the job.
  9. This review is from : V-Fit MCCT1 Combination 2-in-1 Magnetic Cycle and Elliptical Trainer

    Hubby very impressed with this. Bigger than expected, but very good for the money.
  10. This review is from : V-Fit MCCT1 Combination 2-in-1 Magnetic Cycle and Elliptical Trainer

    V hard to assemble, especially the crank bolts as. V hard to assemble, especially the crank bolts as the threads seemed to be wrong. Managed in end and machine works well.
  11. This review is from : V-Fit MCCT1 Combination 2-in-1 Magnetic Cycle and Elliptical Trainer

    V hard to assemble, especially the crank bolts as. V hard to assemble, especially the crank bolts as the threads seemed to be wrong. Managed in end and machine works well.

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