The Diamondback 1260Ef has received Best Buy awards from some of the leading consumer magazines for many years now, and as such has become quite popular with those looking for a reliable, well built elliptical trainer for their homes.
The 1260Ef is a front drive model both moving and stationary arms and simple, yet functional console. Let's take a closer look at some of the important specs...
As we mentioned above, the 1260Ef receives a lot of buzz as it has consistently ranked as one of the top elliptical trainers from consumer magazines as well as industry experts.
Although there were other models a few years back, only the 1260Ef remains as of 2017, and it has a nice array of features and capabilities.
One of the best features is incline capability, which you don't often find, which allows you to change the angle of your workout and target leg muscles that you wouldn't be able to without the ramp functionality. You can choose from 10 different levels to change up your workout.
The Diamondback 1260Ef is a true cardio machine, with 5 built in workouts specifically to keep you in your ideal heart rate zone. The elliptical automatically changes the intensity for you. You can choose from grip or wireless heart rate monitoring.
You get an additional 5 classic programs and 3 cross training, and you can choose from 20 different resistance/intensity levels for each. So there is enough to keep you motivated for years to come as you move up the ladder of resistance.
There is a 19" fixed stride, which should be ample for most users. If you are on the taller side you might want to opt for a machine with a 20"+ stride, but unless you are over 6' this should suit you just fine. The motion is very smooth and impact-free, and the grips are very comfortable, made of Krayton rubber.
The LED console is basic, but it gives you everything you need to know including your incline, intensity level, calories, heart rate, distance, pulse and RPM.
Any negatives? There are a few. For starters, it is on the expensive side, at over $2,000. It would be nice to get a more advanced console for that price, perhaps with internet capability or some sort of workout tracking like you find on more and more machines these days.
Still, the most important thing is the workout, and the Diamondback 1260Ef delivers that in spades.
We like the Diamondback here at All Ellipticals, as it definitely gives you plenty of workout options...wide array of programs, heart rate targeting, resistance levels and incline capability.
As such it is definitely worth considering, as well as the other ellipticals in the $2000-$3000 range, so see if it appeals to you.
Diamondback often offers free shipping, money back guarantees and special discounts, so try to take advantage of those if you can. The list price is close to $2,900, but if you can find it on sale for under $2400 it's a pretty solid deal.
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