What Are the Advantages of a Magnetic Brake System on an Elliptical? Horizon Fitness Updated August 25, 2021 20:58 Since the magnetic brake doesn’t make direct contact with the flywheel, it should last the lifetime of the machine. Was this article helpful? Yes No 0 out of 0 found this helpful Have more questions? Submit a request Related articles How do I Perform Routine Maintenance for my Elliptical? How Do I Replace a Lost or Damaged Safety Key? How Do I Fix a Blank Screen on an EX-59 Elliptical? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.