Diamondback 1260Ef Elliptical Review

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Pros The Diamondback 1260Ef is a hardworking elliptical machine that features 15 different workout programs with 20 varying levels of resistance. This makes it a great home machine as it will challenge everyone in your household, from the novice elliptical user to the most toned expert. Three cross-training programs are included, as well as built-in warm up and cool down options that reduce injury.
Cons There are some standard perks with most elliptical machines these days that the Diamondback 1260Ef is lacking – namely a cooling fan or mp3 plug-in. The warranty is decent, but far from impressive with a 90-day warranty on select parts and only a one-year warranty on labor.
Summary The Diamondback 1260Ef will help you lose weight and build muscle while never growing tedious. It’s a great machine for those who wish to isolate their workout to a particular part of the body, including glutes, quads and an overall body workout. This elliptical allows you to check your heart rate, which is important to ensure you are staying safe in your workout and also properly challenging yourself for optimal calorie burn. With the 1260Ef there are actually two ways to accomplish this – through a wired chest strap or via handlebar grips. If your heart rate becomes unimpressively sedate or is racing ahead of where you should be, the Diamondback 1260Ef’s electric incline can go higher or lower to better accommodate your physique.

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Diamondback 1260Ef Elliptical Detailed Overview

Fitness gurus really appreciate the features included on the Diamondback 1260Ef elliptical, including a wide range of resistance levels and workout programs. You can also customize your time on this machine, choosing from manual, interval, hill climb, random cross and sprint. This ensures you get the most workout for your money, and leaving the machine wide open for personal customizations from all family members who use it.

Our Favorite Features 

Some of our favorite parts of the Diamondback 1260Ef include:

  • 15 workout programs
  • 20 resistance level adjustments
  • Adjustable incline
  • Two different heart rate monitors
  • Accurate time tracking of use duration, intensity level and calories burned.
  • LED console displays your speed, pulse rate, incline and distance traveled.
  • Lifetime warranty on elliptical frame and five-year warranty on mechanical/electric parts.
  • Warm-up and cool-down settings.
  • Can support up to 325 pounds

Our Least Favorite Features

A few downsides to the Diamondback 1260Ef include:

  • The machine itself weighs 265 lbs, which makes it tough to move easily.
  • No cooling fan, mp3 connection or speakers
  • LED screen is not impressive, and console reports on basic facts but is not particularly advanced.

The Bottom Line

The Diamondback 1260Ef is a high-quality machine that continuously receives positive reviews from fitness users. While its standard price range would lead one to assume it includes basic comfort features like a cooling fan and music options, this disappointment is quickly forgiven when one experiences its wide range of workout programs and customizable settings. While the console is far from cutting-edge, it is easy to read, able to report all the stats you need for an effective workout and electronically control your incline. Users enjoy its easy-to-use capabilities combined with a smooth and natural ride that reduces the chance of injury. If you are very tall or petite in stature, the Diamondback Fitness 1260Ef may not work well as it has a fixed stride – however, average-sized folks will benefit greatly from its ability to increase in both program variety and personal challenge. Diamondback produces an excellent line of elliptical machines, with the 1260Ef a leader in both budget and effectiveness. While not the most affordable model out there, you definitely get what you pay for and will reap the rewards of a comfortable, safe and challenging workout that can be customized to meet the individual needs of each and every family member who decides to give elliptical fitness a try.

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