Capital Sports’ Helix Stride removes barriers, allowing you to enjoy a 6-in-1 design that provides a unique training experience by incorporating: stepper, climber, runner, cross trainer, cardiobike and air walker into one.
Three-articulating pedals and automatic adjusting stride ensure proper form, while the multi-function unit helps you build muscle and improve stamina with 12 programmes.
Top-of-the-line spec and features include:
Features and Specifications
- 6-in-1 design
- 12 built-in programmes
- 18 kg flywheel
- 32-levels of magnetic resistance
- Automatic stride adjustments of 24cm to 89cm
- 34cm stride length
- 3-articulated pedals
- Kinomap integrated display
- Multi-function monitor
- Tablet holder
- Water bottle holder
- App integration
- Maximum User Weight: 130kg
- Product Weight: 38kg
- Dimensions: 63cm (W) x 160cm (H) x 124cm (D)
Capital Sports Helix Stride Review
Clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided that allow you to assemble your cross trainer in one to two hours. The product weight is 38kg, so you may want help moving the flywheel. Once assembled, you can use the included rollers to move the Helix Stride into your desired room.
All moving parts are pre-assembled, so you’ll be attaching the handles, pedals, display and other components.
Due to the size of the Stride, you’ll want to assemble in a clear room.
You can assemble your cross-trainer solo, or you can speed the process up with the help of a friend.
Design and Build Quality
Sturdy and easy to use, Capital Sports designed this cross trainer to provide an exceptional cardio session in a way that makes most sense for you. You’ll find that there are 12-programmes built-in to the system.
Quickly toggle between each programme with the mode button.
Four workouts are available for each fitness level:
Power and cardio programmes are available to help you match your goals: strength or weight loss.
The pedals are wide and long with a textured bottom to keep your foot in place throughout your workout session.
At the core of the cross trainer is the HTB-2 system. The system is accompanied by a 2-stage Poly-V belt that is able to operate at high gear levels. The heavier flywheel and sturdy handles allow for years of use without breakage.
The Helix Stride feels and operates more like a commercial-grade cardio machine than a residential model.
Designed to be “smart,” the machine will automatically adjust your stride between 24 and 89 cm to find the ideal stride for you. Stride length is important because it allows you to remain in a natural position throughout your session.
The natural position reduces the strain on your knees and hips while ensuring that you’re able to maintain full range of motion.
Stationary and moving handlebars are present if you want to focus on just a lower body workout or if you want to engage in a full body workout. The system does have a recovery mode that allows you to recover after your session and ensure that when you step off of the unit, your heart rate has dropped to natural levels.
An 18kg flywheel reduces the sound of your strides, and with magnetic resistance, the sound is kept to the lowest level possible. Use your cross trainer in the early morning while everyone is sleeping without complaint.
Resistance is key if you want to increase your session’s difficulty and build more muscle at the same time.
The up and down buttons allow you to increase resistance from 1 to 32. Each incremental level is a slight increase in resistance that is almost unnoticeable, but when you reach 20 and above, you’ll notice how the intensity level has increased.
Sleek and feature-rich, the display is one of the most advanced features of the Helix Stride. You can view your programme options and see how each changes the difficulty for a better representation of your session.
The monitor has large, easy-to-push buttons and a single screen showing:
Buttons include a total reset button (very helpful for multiple users), recovery, down, up, reset and start and stop. A large mode button is in the center of the display to allow for fast mode adjustments.
If you want to attach a tablet to the screen, you can.
A tablet opens an entirely new world to your cardio experience with multimedia training. The unit works perfectly with Kinomap, offering:
- 1000s of kilometres of walking tracks
- Competitive modes to make your session competitive
Direct feedback is provided via Bluetooth.
Users can enhance their session by choosing between:
- Cardio programmes: Designed to use the built-in pulse sensors to keep you in your target heart rate range.
- Power programme: Requires you to maintain fixed watts numbers.
- Manual mode: Take control of your session by setting time, calories burned, pulse and distance.
State-of-the-art and easy to use, the display is one of the most advanced in this price range and will help you make the most out of each workout.
The Helix Stride is priced around £1,349. A great price for a high-end machine, you’ll enjoy a high-quality cross trainer that is near-commercial quality. With a 6-in-1 design, this is the perfect price point for the Helix.
- 6-in-1 design allows for enhanced training
- 32 resistance levels to make every session a challenge
- Automatic stride adjustments for an ergonomic workout
- Advanced app integration
- Difficult to find information on the product’s warranty
If you want to find information on this cross-trainer, you’ll have a hard time. You’ll find a lot of great reviews and mention of a responsive customer support, but little information is provided about the warranty.
Capital Sports’ Helix Stride is an advanced cross trainer that offers a 6-in-1 function and works your muscles differently for a better overall workout. The variety of function allows you to change up your workout to keep your muscles guessing.
You’ll gain muscle and see results faster thanks to the multi-platform design. Resistance levels allow for advanced muscle building while remaining quiet thanks to the magnetic resistance design. Add in the display and built-in programmes, and you’ll be on your way to a healthier, fitter you in no time.