Cybex is a powerful name in the industry, with a strong reputation when it comes to building and delivering quality fitness equipment for consumer and commercial use. The company was created in the late 60’s, in Ronkonkoma, NY, under the name “The Cybex Ergometer Company”. A few years later, in 1995, Lumex bought the company and changed its name to Cybex.
They started to make treadmills in 1997, when Cybex International merged with Trotter, Inc. With the acquisition of Tectrix they expanded to bikes and steppers.
Their latest (and most popular product) is the Arc Trainer. They also produce and sell cross trainers, strength equipment and rehabilitation equipment for commercial use.
Currently, they build their products in the U.S. and sell them in more than 90 countries.
Cybex Research Institute’s mission is to create products that are 100% compatible with the human body. That is why Cybex treadmills have always appealed to us and we were extremely excited to have the chance to review some of their products for the website. We know the price is prohibitive and it is difficult to find the budget to invest in one of their machines for a home gym. Even so, we believe that if it weren’t for the high price, any choice from the Cybex catalog would make the perfect solution.
If you buy a Cybex treadmill, you spend the money because you want to be 100% sure you receive a durable piece of equipment that lasts for many years. Based on the feedback we’ve received from owners, when used properly, they can last for a minimum of 5 years without requiring any particular maintenance work. Even if you put them through 5-6 hours of intense workouts daily, these machines will not break.
Intelligent Suspension Systems:
Cybex has a patented solution for cushioning, also known as the IS3 technology. This system guarantees that the treadmill’s biomechanics aligns correctly with the runner’s stride, ensuring a comfortable and injury free running session.
Cybex has the strongest motors we’ve had the chance to test (maximum option is 6 HP). This is more than enough to keep up with all the workout options included in the console, but also with any customized workout you desire to test.
What you must know is that each workout included in their consoles is designed at the institute by Cybex Master Trainers. Once added to the console, the workouts control the treadmill’s settings automatically according to the personal information you add at the beginning of the exercise. The number of workouts included in each model depends on the price you can pay. They have a preset workout package for military fitness tests, which only top brands offer.
Personally, we believe Cybex treadmills are a little overpriced. We can assume that keeping the productions stage in the United States costs more than outsourcing to China, as other brands do. Even so, they are one of the most expensive brands and the price makes their equipment prohibitive for home use.
Do not buy the Entertainment Monitors just to connect to Nike+ and save your workouts info. It is too expensive for the value received. If you enjoy watching TV while working out, having a TV in front of you is more than enough. Cybex must continue to improve the interactive features delivered with their consoles. Their competitors already offer more attractive alternatives at better prices.
You must be 100% that you need a Cybex treadmill before paying for one. That is why we strongly recommend making a detailed analysis of your needs, budget and alternatives before spending thousands of dollars.
Cybex has excellent customer support and lots of information for you to study before you make a final decision. Contact them and ask for all the info that interests you, including a reasonable discount.