The Tunturi C60 Elliptical Review — Built like a tank and just about as comfortable

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Ohiyo!
Today has been a very long, very hot day, so I’ve just got a quick review for you before the Sensei heads off to a well-deserved sleep. This time around we’ve got an offering from the great-white north (Canada) for all of you elliptical buyers in the Tunturi C60 Elliptical.

To start off, the Tunturi C60 is a fairly new unit, it replaced the Tunturic C6 Elliptical back at the beginning of the year. Unfortunately, Tunturi did very little to fix the problems with the old C6 Elliptical in its newest incarnation.

The Tunturi C60 Elliptical was built very sturdy but with little thought to comfort. In addition to having some of the least comfortable pedals in the industry — they are static pedals mounted directly to the elliptical path bars (which means your circulation will be limited and there is a good chance of your feet falling asleep during longer workouts) — most people will find they bump their knees and legs in to the awkwardly mounted water bottle holder on the front of the machine. What Tunturi was thinking with the placement of the water bottle was beyond me. Just looking at it from a distance you can tell there will be trouble.

The C60 has 16 programs, but only 4 levels of resistance. It has wireless heart rate monitoring, but only a 17 inch stride. The LED monitor is decent, but not overly impressive. In fact, that’s probably the best way to describe the Tunturi C60 Elliptical — decent but unimpressive.

In short, if you’re looking for an uncomfortable, barely passable machine, then the Tunturi C60 Elliptical is probably for you. However, if you’re looking for a well designed machine that will make you want to work out on it, you best look elsewhere.

In final, I would like to disclose my own history and experience with Tunturi Ellipticals. My wife was given one by her boss as a gift last year (he gave them away to his entire staff for some ungodly reason). My beloved worked out on the unit about 4 times before it became a very large piece of modern art for her to hang her discarded clothing upon. I eventually yanked it out of our bedroom and it now resides in the flower garden we’ve built back behind the DOJO.

So, this time, I give the Tunturi C60 Elliptical 2.5 Golden Buddahs out of 5. It’s not even significant enough to hate. You can find the C60 Ellipticals for around $1399 with free shipping at most places online.

The Tunturi C60 gets 2.5 Gold Buddahs out of 5 from the Treadmill Sensei
The Treadmill Sensei gives the Tunturi C60 Elliptical 2.5 out of 5 Golden Buddahs

The Tunturi C60 Elliptical
The Tunturi C60 in all its glory.

Tunturi C60 Elliptical Trainer Specifications
Transport Wheels: Yes
Frame Construction: Steel
Dual Action: Yes
Stride Length: 17″
Bi-Directional: Yes
Maximum Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.
Belt Drive: Poly V-belt
Resistance Type: Magnetic
Resistance Control: Electronic
Resistance Levels: 4
Heart Rate Monitoring: Yes, pulse grip and Polar wireless telemetry (Strap included.)
Heart Rate Control: Yes
Programs: 8 preset profiles and 8 user profiles
Display Type: LED with dot matrix display
Display Readouts: Profiles, time, number of steps, energy consumption, step rate, heart rate, and effort
Power Requirements: 115 / 230 v
Assembly Tools: Included
Included Accessories: Bottle holder and heart rate monitor strap
Special Features: Wireless Polar telemetry heart rate monitoring strap comes standard
Grade: Residential
Made In: Taiwan

Dimensions
Product Size: 58″L x 24.5″W x 62″H
Product Weight: 159 lbs.
Flywheel Weight: 44 lbs.
Pedal Spacing: 6″ – 7″
Shipping Size: 52″L x 18″W x 28″H
Shipping Weight: 223 lbs.

Warranty
Parts Warranty:
3 year
Labor Warranty: 1 year

-The Treadmill Sensei
http://www.treadmillsensei.com

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