Testing The Tunturi C60 Elliptical Crosstrainer

The Tunturi Elliptical Trainer C60 is a mid quality crosstrainer that is designed for the home setting. Tunturi is a Finnish company that is well know on the European continent. It recently changed and redesigned its line of elliptical trainers. Little information is available on many of its relatively new models.

We had the opportunity to use and test the C60 elliptical trainer for about 3 weeks. It was purchased for home use by a family that is reliably demanding of its fitness equipment. At about $ 1500.00 it is considered to be in the mid to high priced elliptical trainer. Tunturi elliptical trainers range in price from $ 699 to about $ 2700.

At first glance the frame seemed to be well built and stable. We had previously tested earlier Tunturi elliptical trainers and found them to be less than expected. They were notoriously noisy during intense workouts. However the model 60 elliptical trainer we used was surprisingly quiet until we reached the highest levels of the aerobic exercise.

The compact console on the Tunturi C60 elliptical trainer was less than expected. Granted we do spend a lot of time on the ProCor trainers at the local fitness center and so the comparison may not be fair. The ergometer does provide adequate feedback to the user. The 8 relatively easy to use profiles should suit most home users but we opted for our own workout design. If there is any common weakness in all elliptical trainers it located within the electronics. Only time will tell if the Tunturi C60 elliptical trainers console will stand up to the task.

Tunturi's warranty for the C60 elliptical trainer compares well with most mid range ellipticals. We are strong believers in extended warranties and this is especially true for new model releases. The frame is covered for 15 years, parts are covered for 3 if you register your warranty on-line with labor coverage of one year. Extended warranties are almost always good investment when purchasing fitness equipment. Many times this is a negotiable item and can sometimes be purchased at reduced prices.

The Tunturi C60 elliptical trainer is designed for home use but the average homeowner is not equipped to handle the delivery of this equipment. At 350 bulky pounds a good dolly is required and it if it is to be located on upper floors a crew of at least 3 people is required to site this machine. Make sure you contact your dealer, Tunturi and the shipper to find estimate the true cost of delivery and set up.

Source by Jim Kesel