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Diamondback Fitness 1260ef Elliptical Trainer

updateThe 1260ef is out of manufacture. It is replaced with the new model - the 1280ef.

However, we also recommend you to consider the Sole Fitness E95, sold under $2,000.

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1260ef Key Specs:

Diamondback Fitness introduced the 1260ef elliptical trainer in 2010, placing it at the top of their cross trainer product line. It is rated as "Best Buy" and received excellent ratings in its respective price category by a lot of online reviewers, 4 years in a row. Its direct competition is the Sole E98 Light commercial elliptical trainer, which is also a high-end front drive elliptical machine.

Diamondback 1260ef Elliptical Machine Review

At first glance, it's obvious that the Diamondback 1260ef cross trainer is built with Diamondback’s long history of quality products. It features electronically controlled magnetic brake system with sealed ball bearings and permanently lubricated polymer bearings, driven by Poly-V belt. The incline structure consists of an aluminum extrusion with ball bearing rollers.

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The console features an alphanumeric message display with program instructions, 4 data display windows with individual select button for each data group, green LED dot matrix profile which shows intensity profile, incline profile, and heart rate profile, and a heart rate bar graph display. It has built in Polar compatible heart rate receiver as well as hand held contact heart rate receiver. It allows you to enter your target heart rate program quickly and easily with the Heart Rate Lock function. It also features the Personal Trainer function. Many users of such premium machines prefer to have an MP3/iPod compatible sound system, but the 1260ef doesn't have it. This is a main reason why this model couldn't reach the #1 spot in its class.

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Diamondback covers their products with an excellent WARRANTY. It includes:

Where to buy Diamondback 1260ef elliptical at Best Price

You can buy Diamondback 1260ef elliptical machine through the official webstore. They approve discount coupons rarely, but from time to time some of the models are offered on sale at their websites (see the active deals and coupons).

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