Buying a Cross Trainer – How much to spend?

Buying a cross trainer for the first time takes a little thought and consideration. Apart from the usual dilemma of where to store it you also have to think about what you want from an exercise machine. Exercising at home can be fun and need not be an expensive business. Well-known brands are always going to be pricey so depending on the seriousness of your home workout it’s worth looking at all options. The more you pay for an elliptical cross trainer the more you will get; it’s as simple as that. A compact elliptical is great where space is limited and there are also folding elliptical cross trainers which can be easily stored away.

Up to £200

Low Price Elliptical Cross Trainers & Exercise Equipment

Studio Barbell Rack
Studio Barbell Rack
FitnessSuperstore

£149.00

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York Warrior 2 in 1 Folding Barbell and Ab Bench with Curl
York Warrior 2 in 1 Folding Barbell and Ab Bench with Curl
Sweatband

£134.99

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V-Fit MTT1 Manual Folding Treadmill
V-Fit MTT1 Manual Folding Treadmill
Sweatband

£117.99

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York 2 x 25kg Rubber ISO-Grip Weight Plates
York 2 x 25kg Rubber ISO-Grip Weight Plates
Sweatband

£114.99

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DKN 6 x 10kg Cast Iron Standard Weight Plates
DKN 6 x 10kg Cast Iron Standard Weight Plates
Sweatband

£99.99

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Reebok Horizontal Weight Plate Storage
Reebok Horizontal Weight Plate Storage
Sweatband

£99.99

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DKN 7ft Olympic Chrome Barbell Bar
DKN 7ft Olympic Chrome Barbell Bar
Sweatband

£99.99

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Kettlebell Rack
Kettlebell Rack
FitnessSuperstore

£99.00

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Elevate Kit (for First Degree Fitness Viking & Apollo Series Rowers)
Elevate Kit (for First Degree Fitness Viking & Apollo Series Rowers)
FitnessSuperstore

£99.00

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Elliptical cross trainers provide a low impact exercise and are ideal for beginners and anyone new to home fitness. Models in this price bracket give you a basic workout and feedback on your progress and offer good value exercise machines to get started on your fitness regime. Cheap elliptical cross trainers are widely available and although may not be a top brand name can be well made and stand up to a fair amount of usage. Popular names at the lower end of the market include Carl Lewis, V-Fit, Body Sculpture and Weslo. The Carl Lewis ELP30X is a good budget cross-trainer with 8 adjustable resistance levels, heart rate monitor and extra wide stride.

Cross Trainers for around £200

York 2kg to 20kg Vinyl Kettlebell Set
York 2kg to 20kg Vinyl Kettlebell Set
Sweatband

£239.99

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York 3 Tier Cast Kettlebell Rack
York 3 Tier Cast Kettlebell Rack
Sweatband

£220.00

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Treadmill Saver
Treadmill Saver
FitnessSuperstore

£195.00

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Dual Dumbbell and Kettlebell Rack
Dual Dumbbell and Kettlebell Rack
FitnessSuperstore

£189.99

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V-Fit MCCT1 Magnetic 2 in 1 Cycle Elliptical Trainer
V-Fit MCCT1 Magnetic 2 in 1 Cycle Elliptical Trainer
Sweatband

£184.99

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Commercial Rubber Bumper Plate Rack
Commercial Rubber Bumper Plate Rack
FitnessSuperstore

£179.00

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Fitness Mad Universal Barbell - 10kg
Fitness Mad Universal Barbell - 10kg
Sweatband

£175.98

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Polar M460 GPS Bike Computer with OH1 Optical Heart Rate Sensor
Polar M460 GPS Bike Computer with OH1 Optical Heart Rate Sensor
Sweatband

£170.91

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Viavito 50kg Black Cast Iron Barbell and Dumbbell Weight Set
Viavito 50kg Black Cast Iron Barbell and Dumbbell Weight Set
Sweatband

£169.99

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£200- £500

York Active 120 Cross Trainer
York Active 120 Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£379.00

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York Excel 310 Folding Rowing Machine
York Excel 310 Folding Rowing Machine
Sweatband

£371.99

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Reebok One GX50 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Reebok One GX50 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£349.99

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ProForm 225 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm 225 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£349.00

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DKN R-320 Rowing Machine
DKN R-320 Rowing Machine
Sweatband

£349.00

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Sportstech CX625 Cross Trainer - German Quality Brand - Video Events & Multiplayer APP, 24 KG flywheel mass + 22 training programs with HRC function + tablet holder + multifunctional console
Sportstech CX625 Cross Trainer - German Quality Brand - Video Events & Multiplayer APP, 24 KG flywheel mass + 22 training programs with HRC function + tablet holder + multifunctional console
Amazon

£329.00

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Reebok GX40 Cross Trainer
Reebok GX40 Cross Trainer
Amazon

£305.01

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V-fit Herculean CUG-2 Compact MultiGym
V-fit Herculean CUG-2 Compact MultiGym
Sweatband

£299.99

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Reebok Astroride Sprint Exercise Bike
Reebok Astroride Sprint Exercise Bike
John Lewis & Partners

£299.00

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Reebok One GX40 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Reebok One GX40 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£299.00

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Viavito Rokai Multi-Function Folding Rowing Machine
Viavito Rokai Multi-Function Folding Rowing Machine
Sweatband

£299.00

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V-fit Herculean Cobra Lay Flat Multi Gym
V-fit Herculean Cobra Lay Flat Multi Gym
Sweatband

£279.99

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Viavito Sumi Folding Rowing Machine
Viavito Sumi Folding Rowing Machine
Sweatband

£279.99

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V-fit MPTE2 Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Trainer - Silver Grey/Black
V-fit MPTE2 Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Trainer - Silver Grey/Black
Amazon

£273.40

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ProForm 440R Rowing Machine
ProForm 440R Rowing Machine
Sweatband

£269.00

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V-Fit Tornado Air Rowing Machine
V-Fit Tornado Air Rowing Machine
Sweatband

£264.99

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Moving on to the next pricing level gives you a range of cross trainers that are durable and well made. There are many advantages to exercising at home firstly there is the convenience and secondly the amount of money saved on expensive gym memberships. It is important to consider how many others will be using the cross trainer too because a more expensive model will give a choice of workouts and different stride lengths to suit each individual. You can expect to find best sellers from Reebok, Kettler and Pro-Form. Popular models like Reebok I-Train are an ideal first buy and come with a choice of colours that the ladies will particularly go for.

Cross Trainers for around £500

Reebok One GX60 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Reebok One GX60 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£399.00

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Viavito Sina Elliptical Cross Trainer
Viavito Sina Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£399.00

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Weider 8700 Multi Gym
Weider 8700 Multi Gym
Sweatband

£399.00

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York Diamond Olympic Narrow Stance Barbell Bench
York Diamond Olympic Narrow Stance Barbell Bench
Sweatband

£399.00

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ProForm X-Bike DUO
ProForm X-Bike DUO
ProForm Fitness

£399.00

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Viavito Setry 2 in 1 Elliptical Trainer & Exercise Bike
Viavito Setry 2 in 1 Elliptical Trainer & Exercise Bike
Sweatband

£399.99

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V-fit Herculean Python Multi Gym
V-fit Herculean Python Multi Gym
Sweatband

£399.99

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York R301 Rowing Machine
York R301 Rowing Machine
Sweatband

£399.99

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York B540 Weight Bench with 50kg Barbell Dumbbell Set
York B540 Weight Bench with 50kg Barbell Dumbbell Set
Sweatband

£409.99

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V-Fit Tornado Air Rower
V-Fit Tornado Air Rower
Very

£419.99

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ProForm R600 Rowing Machine
ProForm R600 Rowing Machine
Sweatband

£429.00

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Body Sculpture BE7312G Folding Programmable Magnetic Elliptical | 17 Smart Programmes | Adjustable Magnetic Tension | App Suite | Track Your Progress | More
Body Sculpture BE7312G Folding Programmable Magnetic Elliptical | 17 Smart Programmes | Adjustable Magnetic Tension | App Suite | Track Your Progress | More
Amazon

£429.99

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Reebok i-Run 3.0 Treadmill
Reebok i-Run 3.0 Treadmill
Sweatband

£439.00

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NOHrD by WaterRower Ash Swing Board Swing Bells Set
NOHrD by WaterRower Ash Swing Board Swing Bells Set
Sweatband

£449.00

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NOHrD by WaterRower Club Swing Board Swing Bells Set
NOHrD by WaterRower Club Swing Board Swing Bells Set
Sweatband

£449.00

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Reebok One GT40 Treadmill
Reebok One GT40 Treadmill
Sweatband

£469.00

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York Active 120 2 in 1 Cycle Cross Trainer
York Active 120 2 in 1 Cycle Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£479.99

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Kettler Cross P Elliptical Cross Trainer
Kettler Cross P Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£499.00

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 £500-£1000

Spending up to £1000 on home exercise equipment will give you the full works and will cater for all fitness levels. The sturdy models can take the most rigorous workouts and are ideal for more than one user. Models from top names like York, Tunturi, Bremshey and Motive Fitness offer fully adjustable stride lengths and a clear and comprehensive console display. Cross trainers in this price band are more likely to feel smoother with a true elliptical motion. Quality machines from York include the X-301 Diamond Elliptical Trainer that features easy to read LED display, 16 resistance levels and 22 Workout programs.

Cross Trainers up to £1000

ProForm Cardio HIIT Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm Cardio HIIT Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£999.00

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ProForm 7.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm 7.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£999.00

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DKN RoadRunner I Treadmill
DKN RoadRunner I Treadmill
Sweatband

£999.00

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WaterRower Natural Rowing Machine With S4 Monitor
WaterRower Natural Rowing Machine With S4 Monitor
Sweatband

£999.00

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WaterRower Club Rowing Machine With S4 Monitor
WaterRower Club Rowing Machine With S4 Monitor
Sweatband

£999.00

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ProForm Pro 1000 Treadmill
ProForm Pro 1000 Treadmill
Sweatband

£999.00

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NordicTrack S30 Treadmill
NordicTrack S30 Treadmill
Sweatband

£999.00

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ProForm Smart Strider 495 CSE Elliptical
ProForm Smart Strider 495 CSE Elliptical
ProForm Fitness

£999.00

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ProForm 505 CST Treadmill
ProForm 505 CST Treadmill
ProForm Fitness

£999.00

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ProForm 750R Rower
ProForm 750R Rower
ProForm Fitness

£999.00

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ProForm Power 545i Treadmill
ProForm Power 545i Treadmill
ProForm Fitness

£999.00

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ProForm Power 575i Treadmill
ProForm Power 575i Treadmill
ProForm Fitness

£999.00

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York Diamond Olympic Barbell Bench
York Diamond Olympic Barbell Bench
Sweatband

£529.00

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York Active 120 Treadmill
York Active 120 Treadmill
Sweatband

£529.99

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Weider 490 Olympic Bench and 140kg Cast Iron Barbell Set
Weider 490 Olympic Bench and 140kg Cast Iron Barbell Set
Sweatband

£579.99

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NordicTrack Commercial VR21 Recumbent Exercise Bike
NordicTrack Commercial VR21 Recumbent Exercise Bike
John Lewis & Partners

£599.00

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ProForm 525 CSE+ Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm 525 CSE+ Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£599.00

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ProForm SE Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm SE Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£599.00

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DKN Studio 7400 Multi Gym
DKN Studio 7400 Multi Gym
Sweatband

£599.00

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Weider PRO 5500 Home System Multi Gym
Weider PRO 5500 Home System Multi Gym
Sweatband

£599.00

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Viavito LunaRun Fold Flat Treadmill
Viavito LunaRun Fold Flat Treadmill
Sweatband

£599.00

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Gym Quality Ellipticals and Commercial Fitness Machines

Any cross-trainer over £1000 is going to come with a much higher spec and once you hit the £5000 mark and over you are really going to get a gym quality 5-star machine. Precor is a respected brand that covers the high end and commercial market with innovative products like the Precor 524i Cross Trainer. Key features of this model include CrossRamp Technology that allows the user to select a ramp angle throughout the workout to strengthen different muscle groups. Plus touch-sensitive controls, ergonomic handles; touch heart rate monitor, 5 programs and 20 resistance levels for the very best performance. This is also a low maintenance and space-efficient cross-trainer that’s easy to move around.

Gym Quality Cross Trainers

Q35x Elliptical Cross Trainer
Q35x Elliptical Cross Trainer
FitnessSuperstore

£1,699.00

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XE895 Light Commercial Elliptical Cross Trainer
XE895 Light Commercial Elliptical Cross Trainer
FitnessSuperstore

£1,899.00

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DKN Zero-Impact EMX-1000 Elliptical Cross Trainer
DKN Zero-Impact EMX-1000 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£1,999.00

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E1 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Go console
E1 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Go console
FitnessSuperstore

£1,995.00

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Power Plate Healthy Mums Programme Pack
Power Plate Healthy Mums Programme Pack
John Lewis & Partners

£1,650.00

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WaterRower S1 Rowing Machine With S4 Monitor
WaterRower S1 Rowing Machine With S4 Monitor
Sweatband

£1,599.00

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Q37xi Elliptical Cross Trainer
Q37xi Elliptical Cross Trainer
FitnessSuperstore

£2,499.00

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Q37Xi Elliptical Cross Trainer with Cross Circuit Kit
Q37Xi Elliptical Cross Trainer with Cross Circuit Kit
FitnessSuperstore

£2,799.00

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Q47xi Elliptical Cross Trainer
Q47xi Elliptical Cross Trainer
FitnessSuperstore

£3,299.00

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E3 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Go console
E3 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Go console
FitnessSuperstore

£2,695.00

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NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Folding Treadmill
NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Folding Treadmill
Sweatband

£2,699.00

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ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill
ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill
ProForm Fitness

£2,299.00

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Q47Xi Elliptical Cross Trainer with Cross Circuit Kit
Q47Xi Elliptical Cross Trainer with Cross Circuit Kit
FitnessSuperstore

£3,599.00

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Impulse RE500 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Impulse RE500 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£3,999.00

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Impulse RE700 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Impulse RE700 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£4,999.00

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Landice E9 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Cardio
Landice E9 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Cardio
Sweatband

£6,199.00

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Landice E9 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Executive
Landice E9 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Executive
Sweatband

£6,899.00

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Landice E9 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Pro Sports
Landice E9 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Pro Sports
Sweatband

£5,699.00

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If you want to create a gym experience indoors and don’t mind splashing outlook at top end ranges from Johnson, Life Fitness, Nautilus, Precor and Vision Fitness. Here you will find higher end models and commercial cross trainers with bells and whistles and plenty of quality features. Best of all are the added benefits that come with choosing a gym quality machine like the Life Fitness Total Body X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer. You not only burn up calories and improve overall body tone you can track your progress to maintain an effective fitness routine. The WhisperStride technology is a bonus too delivering an extremely smooth and quite fluid motion.

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