Diamondback 1260Ef Review

With a great assortment of workout programs, strong user feedback, and a quality display screen, the Diamondback 1260Ef has a lot of things going for it. Missing entertainment and console features keep it behind the best elliptical machines, but that shouldn't stop you from considering this machine.

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The Good

Nice workout program variety

When it comes to onboard programs, the Diamondback 1260Ef has everything you could hope for and then some. It comes with weight loss and interval workouts, in addition to five different heart rate programs. It also includes three cross training programs and allows you to create two custom programs which are then stored on the elliptical for later use. All this plus built-in warm ups and cool downs make this one machine that is definitely worth considering for anyone who enjoys using onboard workouts.

Great user feedback

Specs can’t tell you everything you need to know about a product. That’s where user reviews come in. Reading about what other people have to say about a product can give you a lot of insight into what’s great about the product, what could use some improvement, and overall satisfaction with the product. Feedback has been very positive for the Diamondback 1260Ef, earning it four stars on Amazon.com. If you are on the fence about purchasing this machine, the user reviews may be just enough to convince you that this is the right elliptical for you.

Excellent display screen

The Diamondback 1260Ef has a nice display screen that gives the user access to a lot of information, such as workout time, calories burned, and distance traveled. It also tells you the speed that you are going and the incline of the elliptical. Those using either of the heart rate monitoring options will be able to see that information displayed on the screen as well. With features like these, it’s easy to keep track of all your workout information with the Diamondback 1260Ef.

Powered incline

The ability to incline your elliptical is a very desirable feature that many machines now offer today. The best of these, including the Diamondback 1260Ef, have a powered incline, which allows users to adjust the incline using a button rather than manually making the adjustments themselves. This is a very convenient option that anyone who uses their elliptical’s incline feature is sure to appreciate.

The Bad

Common console options missing

Reading a book or magazine while on an elliptical isn’t always an easy task. That’s why a reading rack is a useful feature and commonly included on elliptical trainers. Another nice feature is a built-in fan, which users can control through buttons on the console. Owners of the Diamondback 1260Ef will have to go without these features, though, as they are not present on this machine. This may not be a big concern for some, but it could be a turnoff to others.

Can't adjust stride length

Before purchasing any elliptical, it is a good idea to test it out first in order to make sure you are comfortable with the feel of the machine. This is especially important for the Diamondback 1260Ef as you cannot adjust the stride length of the machine. Therefore, if you are not comfortable with the stride of the Diamondback 1260Ef, this is not going to be the right machine for you.

No audio port or speakers

Entertainment features may not be crucial to the functioning of any elliptical, but they are certainly nice extras. Many elliptical machines today come with built-in speakers and an audio port for those who enjoy listening to music while they exercise. Unfortunately, the Diamondback 1260Ef doesn’t have these features. If you’re a music lover who puts a high value on entertainment options like this, it may be best to choose a different elliptical.

The Details


  • Price : $2,199

Shipping And Assembly

  • Assembly : N/A
  • Front Door : Free
  • In-Home : N/A
  • In-Room : N/A


  • Elliptical Machine Length : 69.5"
  • Elliptical Machine Width : 27.5"
  • Incline Levels : 10 Levels, 7° - 28°
  • Max Weight Allowed : 325 lbs
  • Product Weight : 245 lbs
  • Resistance Levels : 20 Levels
  • Stride Length Levels : 19"


  • Electronics : 3 years
  • Frame : Lifetime
  • Labor : 1 year
  • Parts : 3 years

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