I am very pleased with my Schwinn Trainer. Went together with virtually no problems, and is very quiet. This is one of the best Elliptical Trainers I have tried. A couple of years ago we went to a local sporting goods store that had quite a few models, and after trying them all the Schwinn beat them hands down. Then a couple of week ago prior to purchasing this one, we again went to the sporting goods store only to find that they didn't have Schwinn Trainers anymore. So we proceeded to try out what they had and found that all of them (less one, but it sounded like it was falling apart) gave you a weird bounce which is VERY annoying. And most of them were well over the $900 to $1100. Many others have commented on that problem with most of the trainers they tried out. Not this one, it's smooth (no bounce) and you can also go backwards on it. They only thing is that the computerized panel doesn't light up and is a bit difficult to see, but that in no way affects the quality of this great elliptical trainer. We are extremely happy with it.