I chose the York X301 on 2 counts; The first being that York are a manufacturer with a proven background in the fitness world, and the X301 seemed to be exceptionally well built and with a specification that could cope with my 21 Stone frame. I purchased my York X301 trainer through Amazon Marketplace from Sweatband following a glowing recommendation from a friend. I found them very helpful in sorting out my special delivery instructions and it was a nice touch when they phoned me to confirm that my goods had been dispatched.
I found the trainer very easy to assemble using the enclosed instruction manual, and within 1/2 an hour was ready to try it out. The trainer is very well made and doesn't wobble about like my previous one, and although the control display looked a bit daunting at first, is a doddle to master. All in all I'm very pleased with my purchase and thoroughly recommend both the York X301 and Sweatband.