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Amazon Price: $913.49 $913.49 (as of March 22, 2018 8:18 am –
Valor Fitness Smith Machine – What is the most economical smith machine for home use or small workout studio? The Valor Fitness BE-11 Smith Machine is the ideal partner for a total body workout in any space-challenged facility. The BE-11 allows any size user to start with an appropriate amount of resistance, then handles up to 1,000 pounds with ease. Its reverse pitch and silky smooth vertical carriage ensure freedom of biomechanically correct movement as you move safely and efficiently through routines that can include bench press, chest press, military press, squats, lunges, curls, shoulder shrugs and dozens of other muscle-massing exercises. Case hardened rods and linear bearings ensure smooth performance at any weight. Add it all up and you've got the perfect smith machine for any facility. Stay in control of your workouts with leverage safety!
- Product Dimensions: 80 x 12 x 10 inches ; 51 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 400 pounds
- ASIN: B0026J8GPY
- Item model number: BE-11
Product arrived within 4 days, and was well packaged. Was a little worried after reading some of the other reviews about certain parts not lining up and realized that they most likely tightened down all of the bolts as they went, when they should leave them a little loose till the end and once knowing you have everything aligned and squared then tighten completely. Anyway it took 2 hrs. to assemble doing it myself and I am very happy with the purchase and the product.
Overall, excellent product.
I would have given it 5 stars but the instructions like most assembly products are sometimes not clear. For example, I had no idea how to insert the “spring pins” that others have mentioned. It was not clear where the counterbalance eyelets were mounted to, until I looked at some close up photos on the website video and the hardware could be better labeled as to which bolts were what.
6 people found this helpful.
I will second most of the reviews and say this is a very solid piece of equipment. Assembly is fairly easy even though the instructions are not that great. It is better to have two people do the assembly but can be done by an individual. Pieces do not necessarily go together perfectly and there is a slight offset when the bar hooks to the pegs. The offset does not impact the overall performance but it would of course be preferable to have pieces go together perfectly. I did get a wrong part but customer service is excellent and the corrections were made quickly.. Overall this is an excellent machine and I’m pleased with the purchase. I will add that it was no fault of Valor but Amazon screwed up the initial,order and if I were to rate Amazon’s customer service I would give them a zero.
very sturdy and easy it set up
very sturdy and easy it set up, I did it myself and it took me approximately 2 hours to set it up
Great Product at a Good Price
4 people found this helpful.
Very good value for the price. I really like working out with this Smith machine. I has one issue with a part that needed to be switched out. When I called them, I got hold of them immediately and they corrected the problem with no issues and I had the replacement in 2 days. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE!
Easy to assemble
2 people found this helpful.
Five stars is for the “cost to quality” ratio. Solidly built, the guides are smooth (with the addition of silicone spray on guide rods) well worth the money. Easy to assemble, I was able to do it alone in about 2 hours.
Love it!! I wish I would have bought mine a long time ago!!
Very Nice Thanks++++
Works as well or if not better than anything you might find out there
7 people found this helpful.
Love this smith machine. I was little apprehensive at first ordering a spendy piece of equipment like this on the internet, but I am very happy that I did . The bearings are smooth and fluid. I ordered the counter weights to go along to give it that commercial gym feel and usability. It arrived in 5 separate boxes, but after unpacking everything went together quite easily. The end result was a durable good looking machine. We don’t have a lot of space to spare in our home gym and thankfully this machine does not take up a lot of space. I have been training for years and have used smith machines from all over the world and this works as well or if not better than anything you might find out there. If your are serious about your workouts then I highly recommend this product.