MaxiClimber XL-2000

9.5 score
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Editor’s Conclusion
The MaxiClimber XL-2000 isn’t your average walk in the park. This machine fuses high-intensity cardio and strength training in a very small package.

If you have limited space in your home gym for traditional cardio equipment (looking at you, treadmills!), this machine is super small and compact. It’s so slim, in fact, that it can be folded and stored under a bed or stored in a closet when not in use.

If you are in the market for a slim, compact cardio machine where calories come to die, the MaxiClimber XL-2000 is worth checking out!
MaxiClimber XL-2000 Review Facts
Editor's Pros & Cons

Very slim frame
Can be easily stored under a bed
Offers 12 levels of resistance
Perfect for High Intensity Interval Training
Delivers a full-body workout
Comfortable handles and secure pedals
Comes in at an affordable price point
Low-impact high-intensity workout


No display screen
A little difficult to assemble

Key Features


The MaxiClimber XL-2000 isn’t exactly a walk in the park. When used at even the lowest resistance settings, this machine delivers a heart-pounding, muscle-building, fat-burning workout.

This machine works by mirroring the exact same motion as rock climbing and engages just as many muscle groups.

The pedals and the handlebars work in tandem to build muscle in your upper and lower body while shedding calories. In just a few minutes, this machine will elevate your heart rate and work up quite a sweat.

Overall, I would recommend this machine for serious athletes that are on the hunt for a serious cardio machine. At the beginner level, the basic movement of this machine rings out your muscles fairly quickly.

If you are just getting started, you may find that this machine is just a little too intense for those long cardio sessions, but this machine is very user-friendly. Over time, you will be able to work your way up to more challenging workouts, and even incorporate some resistance training.

While this machine can be used for slower-paced cardio workouts, it really shines when it comes to HIIT. By working out at 100 percent of your max capacity for 60 seconds, resting, and then dialing up the intensity again, you can fit in a killer fat-burning workout in a matter of minutes.

What I also love about this style of machine is that it provides users with a low-impact workout that is kind to their joints without sacrificing intensity!


Overall, users found that this machine was fairly easy to assemble. It ships completely disassembled, which can appear a little bit daunting at first.

However, MaxiClimber includes a very detailed instruction manual that takes you step-by-step through the assembly process, making it a little bit easier to ensure that it is assembled the correct way. It includes all of the tools needed to put it together yourself, and many users found that it took them around 30 minutes to completely assemble.

If your handyman skills are a little limited, MaxiClimber also provides an in-home assembly option for an additional fee. If you are opting for this machine due to the incredibly affordable price point, it’s important to note that in-home assembly is quite expensive. In fact, it costs able half as much as the machine itself.

While it’s pretty pricy, it’s well worth it for those that want to ensure that their machine is assembled the correct way.


This machine utilizes a bi-directional Hydraulic Resistance System that runs incredibly smoothly and requires very little ongoing maintenance. For beginners, you most likely won’t even need to touch the resistance system in those first initial workouts.

However, as you start to build strength and endurance, adding a little resistance to the line is a great way to tone and build muscles.

To adjust the resistance on the line, simply turn the dial at the side of the machine to your desired resistance level.

It is able to achieve up to 12 levels of resistance, and previous users found that these resistance levels are quite tough. In fact, many users found that the base level of resistance is just a little too stiff, especially for beginners.


Cardio machines have a reputation for demanding quite a bit of valuable real estate in your home gym. Machines such as treadmills or stationary bikes deliver an excellent cardio workout, but they just take up a lot of room and are often difficult to move.

The MaxiClimber XL-2000, on the other hand, is one of the most compact cardio machines out there on the market. This machine is incredibly small, making it a perfect option for users that don’t have a lot of space to work with.

This machines measures to be just 25.78-inches long and 41.33-inches wide. Unlike previous versions of the MaxiClimber series, the XL-2000 boasts a much higher overall weight capacity. This small machine is able to comfortably support users that weigh up to 300 pounds, which is quite impressive when compared to other cardio equipment out there on the market.

It’s also important to note that this machine only weighs around 56 pounds. This makes this one of the lighter cardio machines out there on the market, and it is also a cinch to move as needed. The frame is able to be folded similarly to an ironing board, which can be stored compactly under your bed, behind a door, or in a closet.

With a lightweight frame, users found that it’s super easy to fold this machine up and slide it under their bed at the end of every workout.

For users that are running low on space in their home gym, the MaxiClimber XL-2000 is one of your very best options!


One downside to this compact cardio machine is that it doesn’t come equipped with a progress screen that tracks your reps or calories burned. The absence of these features helps to keep the price tag low, and it offers a sleek media shelf to mount your phone to use as your own progress screen.

Without Bluetooth connectivity, you cannot pair this device with your phone, but many fitness watches offer climbing workout features that will track your steps for you.

What I also love about this design is that it provides users with two sets of handlebars that make this machine much more approachable for beginners. If you are new to climbing, incorporating the moving handlebars may prove to be a little too intense for those first initial workouts.

For beginners (or those that just want to fit in a killer lower-body workout while giving their upper body a rest) these stationary handlebars help to lower the intensity of your workouts.


My very favorite feature of this climber is that it is one of the most affordable cardio machines out there on the market. If you want a high-insanity workout on a budget, the MaxiClimber XL-2000 is one of your best options.

When compared to similar climbing machines from brands such as Sole or Stamina, this design clocks in at about half as much while still delivering quality resistance and a sturdy durable frame.

MaxiClimber XL-2000 vs MaxiClimber Classic

The MaxiClimber XL-2000 is the latest installment in the MaxiClimber series. While the MaxiClimber Classic clocks in at a slightly more affordable price point, I did a little digging to compare the two back to back.

The biggest change made to the MaxiClimber XL-2000 is the addition of the Hydraulic Resistance System. In the original MaxiClimber, users do not have the option of increasing or lowering the resistance on the line, which is a pretty big disadvantage.

The only way to adjust the intensity of your workouts with the original design is to pedal faster, or for longer periods of time. Overall, the original design is not geared toward HIIT.

It’s also important to note that the MaxiClimber XL-2000 boasts a higher weight capacity than the original, and supports users that measure to be well over 6 feet tall.

While the original MaxiClimber is slightly more affordable than the XL-2000, the additional features built into the newer design are well worth every penny.


While it has a small and unassuming frame, the MaxiClimber XL-2000 is a beast of a cardio machine. In just a few minutes of use, this climbing machine is able to engage muscles in your upper and lower body and work up quite a sweat.

If you are on the hunt for a cardio machine that is designed more for HIIT when running low on time, there are few machines that will hit as many muscle groups as quickly.

One of the best features of this machine is that it is incredibly small and compact. If you are running low on space in your home gym, this machine has a very small overall footprint with foldable features that allow users to tuck it under their bed while not in use.

If you are low on space and cash but have an excess of energy to burn, the MaxiClimber XL-2000 is a great choice!