Elliptical Cross Trainer - TUNTURI C6
The Tunturi C6 was a Consumer Digest Best Buy in 2004 and rated
by others as a great elliptical. It is due for replacement
with the C60; however a review of the Tunturi website shows the
specifications on both elliptical trainers to be almost identical.
So, if you can't find a C6, look for the C60.
The Tunturi C6 is probably the best value for money in the elliptical
trainer market. It's quality build and variety of programs liken
it to many considerably more expensive elliptical trainers, and
yet its compact size makes it an easier addtion to smaller spaces.
Quality - Quality - close to gym quality
Ride Performance - Smooth ride and very quiet.
Compact size – only 4 1/2 feet long, making
it ideal for home gyms, bedrooms or living rooms
Computer Programs - more variety and programs
than either Life Fitness and Precor.
Customisation - Allows customization of the Heart
Rate programs on the fly, then press memory to save the changes
you made. Stores up to 8 versions.
Assembly – very easy, takes about an hour.
Directions were good .
Cost - Around the $USD1000 mark, making it an good
value option for the quality.
Stride - shorter stride than some but can be adjusted
at the pedals
Size - its compact size means the motion is more
vertical which can be a little bouncy for some. Also means the motion
is more vertical which can be a little bouncy for some and may be
too light for heavier persons – 200kg+. Smaller size units
can mean knees can hit the water bottle holder, if mounted.
Weight - over 160 lbs
- Polar heart rate monitor is very accurate
- Smooth performance. 9.5 out of ten! Smooth as Life Fitness
- Program console provides a wide range of workouts and intensity
- Adjustable steps heights
- Adjustable stride
- Assembly – very easy, takes about an hour. Directions
were good .
- Weighs approximately 160lbs
Limits Of Use
User limit is 245 lbs
Water bottle holder does not come standard - There are two screws
where the water bottle holder should be on the vertical bar, but
the standard issue does not include the holder. Use of the water
bottle holder in this position would depend upon your height. Anyone
over 5’7” would probably risk having knees hit the water
Squeaking Noise - fixed by adding washers per
NB: Any elliptical trainer issue represented here is only that
experienced by an individual users and as such does not necessarily
indicate poor quality on all units. They are included here purely
as a guide as to likely problems with tips on how to remedy.
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