The Exerpeutic 2000XL elliptical trainer is built similarly to the 2000XLST model that we previously reviewed. It includes a manual resistance system (rather than an automated one) and a console with no pre-programmed workouts.
Also, while Exerpeutic has published several XL ellipticals throughout the years, it’s crucial to note that this is part number 4318, launched in January 2019.
The Exerpeutic 2000XL (4318) is a home-based elliptical cross trainer. It has a sturdy design that can support persons weighing up to 300 pounds. It contains a manual magnetic resistance system and a console that works with the MyCloudFitness software, available for free.
It’s wonderful equipment for muscle toning, weight reduction, and stamina development, as well as mild to medium-intensity and low-impact aerobic workouts.
Parts, Frame, and Construction
The driving system of the Exerpeutic 2000XL is housed in an ABS case with a steel frame. All of the joint protection coverings, as well as the pedal trays, are constructed of ABS.
The pedals, however, are supported by steel bars, and the machine is rated for a user weight capacity of 300 lbs (136 kg), which isn’t bad for a home machine.
The powder coating on all steel elements in the unit’s construction is long-lasting and corrosion-resistant.
The paint finish color is gray, and it is the only color available for this trainer. The ABS portions are black with orange bits on the drive enclosure and console.
The completely constructed machine isn’t too enormous compared to other ellipticals, such as the Fuel Fitness E5.
It’s only 54 inches (137 centimeters) long and 23 inches (58 centimeters) broad. However, at least two feet of clearance surrounding the machine for safe operation are suggested.
The machine isn’t particularly heavy, but it does weigh about 75 pounds (33.7 kilograms); thus, transporting the packaged unit may take two persons.
However, because the front base incorporates transport wheels, it can be readily transported by only one person after it is constructed.
The unit’s rear base also has polygonal end caps that may swivel and act as adjustable stabilizers.
The pedals on the machine feature a typical arrangement. There is no additional articulation or padding on them. However, the pedal trays are rather spacious, designed to fit athletic shoes of various sizes.
They include a ribbed surface for better stickiness and inner and front guards for added foot stability.
There are two sets of handlebars on this Exerpeutic elliptical trainer, one fixed and one movable.
The console mast is directly linked to the fixed handlebars. They have pulse sensors built-in, and if you hang on to them, the console can track your pulse.
The grips on the movable handlebars are rather lengthy, reaching up to 63″ (160 cm) above floor level and include ball grips at the top.
They’re linked to both the front mast and the pedals, so they’ll keep moving as long as you pedal. For added comfort, both styles of handlebars include rubberized grips.
The Exerpeutic 2000XL is an elliptical trainer with a rear-drive system. Its elliptical route is slightly tilted forward as a result. Therefore, riding this motorcycle feels like sliding down a soft slope. This is a benefit since it focuses more on your glutes and thighs.
This Exerpeutic elliptical trainer’s stride length is not mentioned. However, because it is constructed similarly to the 2000XLST model, it is likely to have a stride length of 13″ – 14″ (33 – 35 cm).
The machine can easily accommodate users between the heights of 5’1″ and 6’2″ (155 – 188 cm).
Taller users should utilize the machine, but they may not access the full range of motion.
The height of the pedal step-up is approximately 8″(20 cm). However, the highest point of each pedal is approximately 16″ (40 cm) above the floor level.
Therefore, the machine should be used in a room with a ceiling at least 20″ (51 cm) higher than your height.
A belt drive mechanism is included with the Exerpeutic 2000XL elliptical trainer. This implies that you won’t have to remove the covers to grease the transmission, unlike chain-drive machines.
A belt drive also produces less vibration when pedaling than a chain drive, which helps to the overall smoothness of the ride.
A bi-directional flywheel is built into the machine. This means you can bike in reverse if you add variety to your training.
In addition, the console continues to track distance traveled, calories burnt, and other data when riding in reverse.
The internal flywheel’s precise weight isn’t indicated; however, given that the machine’s overall weight is just 75 lbs (33.7 kg), the flywheels shouldn’t weigh more than 10-15 pounds (4.5 – 6.8 kg).
A manual magnetic resistance mechanism is included with this Exerpeutic elliptical machine. However, you do not need to connect it to a power source to alter the resistance.
Furthermore, the console is unable to automatically alter the resistance. The unit’s resistance mechanism comprises a magnetic brake attached to the front upright frame bar’s tension adjuster.
The brake slides closer to the flywheel when the tension knob is turned clockwise, increasing the training load.
Turning the knob counter-clockwise causes the brake to move further from the flywheel, reducing magnetic drag and easier pedaling.
There are eight tension levels on the elliptical. The first level provides a low-intensity cardio workout with very mild resistance.
However, the 7-8 tension levels provide significantly greater resistance, allowing you to work out more intensely and burn more calories.
As previously stated, the Exerpeutic 2000XL (4318) elliptical trainer does not contain an electrical resistance system.
Therefore, its console is little more than a rudimentary fitness meter. It does, however, have Bluetooth connectivity and can interact with the MyCloudFitness app, which is available for iOS and Android for free.
This program provides a more pleasant user experience and allows you to track your progress. The unit’s console can display your exercise stats and do various additional tasks even if you don’t use the app.
For starters, it features an LCD with extra-large numerals for easier reading. Time, distance, total distance, calories burned, speed, and pulse are all tracked.
The console’s embedded sensors can measure your pulse, but they can also interface with the MyCloudFitness Bluetooth HR chest strap for a wireless pulse reading.
The console does not feature any pre-programmed workouts, but it does allow you to establish training objectives for time, distance, and calories burned.
If any of these numbers have a target set, the display will show the remaining value until the goal is reached.
You may also set a Heart Rate objective, and the console will urge you to increase or reduce your pedaling speed if you fall short of or exceed the goal.
The console is powered by batteries. Two AA batteries are required. It starts when you start working out on the machine or click one of the buttons, but it also has a sleep mode that it enters if it detects no activity on the machine for a few minutes.
The elliptical’s main body is made in one piece. Therefore, you won’t have to bother putting together the drive and resistance pieces.
You must still connect the resistance and sensor cables and install the base bars, pedals, front mast, handlebars, and console.
This might take more than an hour, but the handbook gives extremely clear directions on putting the machine together.
Also included is a simple toolbox for assembly. You should maintain the machine clean for maintenance purposes.
It may be necessary to lubricate its joints. It’s also a good idea to check for loose bolts and pieces regularly.