I purchased this item for based upon several factors. First, I train in my garage, that being said, I am running out of room for my equipment. I needed a GHD that didn't take up much floor space but still got the job done. Second, I couldn't justify purchasing one for over $500.00. I ended up with this one for $341.00 with free shipping. Best deal I could find for a good GHD.
Assembly was easy, directions not really good. I followed the picture on the website. Took me about an hour to put it together. The unit is very small on floor space, which I appreciate. It also looks very solid.
My wife and I have both used it recently, and it works fine for us. However, there are some limitations for this GHD.
First, the leg holder is permanently set, it does not move up and down. The only adjustment is forward and back. This could bean issue for some folks, we thus far have dealt with it just fine.
Second, the pad is very hard. I figure that will soften up in time, we place a yoga mat over it and it helps out considerably.
Third, the range of the machine, this being how far it can be moved back and forward for users is shorter than other GHD's. I am 6'2 with a 36 inseam. It's at the max for me. If you are taller, or have longer legs, you might want to consider one of the other GHD with longer range adjustability.
I am happy with this item and would purchase it again provided I had the same requirements.