Diamondback 1060Ef Elliptical Review
The adjustable stride length, works comfortably for those between 5’2” – 6’6” and depending on your height and the length you choose, the movements can be like a stepper, an elliptical or a treadmill. You can choose between 18”, 20” or 23” stride lengths. That kind of variety tones all sorts of lower body muscles and provides challenging sessions to beginners and intermediate fitness levels.
In comparison to other brands that have an assortment of programs via apps the 12 built in programs may not seem like a lot, but they are definitely enough to build strength and endurance. They consist of eight pre-set programs, four heart rate controlled and four custom. The dual-color LCD screen is large enough to easily view your stats: Watts, calories, distance, heart rate, RPM’s, track basal metabolic rate and measure return to resting heart rate. As for the ability to read your heart rate, hand pulse sensors are conveniently located on the handlebars.
In general ellipticals offer great cardio and strength building through low impact workouts; but the Diamondback brand is known for going that extra mile. The design features are exceptional at allowing for the body’s natural form and movements making for less jarring and smoother movements. The oversize pedals work for most size feet and gaits – whether you are gliding forward or in reverse. The moving handlebars are comfortable while working your chest muscles or if just focused on your lower body the short handlebars will keep you securely positioned as you work your glutes. A cup holder is close and conveniently placed just below the console, between the handlebars.
The Whisper Quiet Magnetic Resistance system makes for a quiet workout, so you can ride the 1060Ef early morning, late nights or when watching TV without disrupting the rest of your household.
As for the Diamondback 1060Ef’s size, it’s compact and easy to jump on with a low step up height of 6.7 inches. Its footprint is small enough to fit in most home gyms, and the adjustable floor levellers on the front and back will stabilize for any slight floor imbalance. And once you are finished you can roll out of the way on the transport wheels.
The warranty isn’t too bad:
- Frame: Lifetime limited (5 years)
- Brake: Lifetime limited (5 years)
- Parts/Electronics: 3 years
- Labor: 1 year
There is a 30-day money back guarantee, however, if you decide to return the elliptical, you will be responsible for shipping or assembly labor charges.
Our Favorite Features
- Adjustable stride length
- Compact design
- Programs: eight built in, four heart rate controlled and four to customize
- Oversized foot pedals
- 300 lbs. user capacity
- Low step up height
- Quiet magnetic resistance
- Lightweight: easy to move
- Dual-color LCD screen/console: gives you the essential stats as well as the option to measure your heart rate recovery time.
- Transport: wheels on the front make it easy to move out of the way.
Our Least Favorite Features
- Console: it provides the basic/essential feedback to your workout, however, the console is small and doesn’t allow you to sync to other programs or apps.
Diamondback 1060Ef Elliptical - Notable Specs:
|Compact / Folding:||No|
|Flywheel:||Whisper Quiet Magnetic Resistance system|
|Programs:||12 Workout Apps|
|Weight Capacity:||300 LBS|
|Dimensions:||49.2″" L x 29.5″" W x 65″" H|
The Bottom Line
The Diamondback 1060Ef elliptical is a decent machine and reasonably priced for your home gym. The adjustable stride lengths allow for a wider range of workouts and muscle toning. It’s footprint is small which means it can fit in most homes; and it’s light and easy to manoeuvre out of the way. The console is basic but it gives you the essential stats. You will definitely build endurance, strength and tone your butt and legs.