After visiting a number of sports stores and reading the reviews of ellipticals I chose the EX69. It was delivered as promised, and actually took me less than 2 hours to assemble it. Did it solo, and had no trouble. The only negative was that the water bottle attachment doesn't line up very well with the screw holes. Other than that both my wife and I are extremely happy with the product. The two user settings are convenient. Product is quieter than I expected. If you don't need (or want in my case) the power incline of the EX79, then this is the way to go. Excellent value. We expect to use this for a long time.