We have about 20 Assaults and, 2 of the Assault Elites.
I have to admit that I like the feel of the Elite better.
There are two issues:
- The Elite costs about $400 dollars more. That's a big deal in a commercial facility.
- The computers are different. Although both bikes have a built in 20/10 and 20/10 feature, the Elite does not log mileage during the rest periods. This may not seem like a big deal but, for us we track total distance during a 20/10 or 10/20.
With the Original Assault I will generally log:
1.5 miles in a 20/10 set
1.2 miles in a 10/20
Today I did 20/10 on the Elite and got 1.1 miles
On the 10/20 I was only .5 miles
|Original Assault||1.5 mi||1.2 mi|
|Elite||1.1 mi||.5 mi|
|*Elite does not log mileage during the rest periods
This is is only a big deal if your are like me ( a bit OCD). I like to log the results of my ride and, have over 700 rides recorded since 2005 on a file in my computer.
Hope this helps.