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Diamondback 1060Ef Review

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The Diamondback 1060Ef elliptical trainer is the new addition to the Diamondback brand of workout machines. It’s affordable and compact. One of the main features is the adjustable stride length, you can choose between 18”, 20” or 23” – which means it will adjust for various heights and feel like different workout modes (stepper, treadmill). It is light (144 lbs.) and compact with a footprint of 49.2” L x 29.5” W x 65” H. It has a dual color console and comes with 12 programs.


Model Diamondback 1060Ef

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Resistance is what determines calories burned per stride. The more levels, the more precisely you can control the difficulty.

Resistance Type

The type of resistance affects the performance of your elliptical. Magnetic and Eddy-Current are the most common types.

Magnetic Resistance
Stride Length

Stride Length is important for comfort and smooth strides. A stride length of 18-21 inches is ideal for most heights (5'3 - 6'7).


Elliptical pedals can be cushioned and adjustable for maximum comfort and minimum impact on joints for injury prevention.

Floating pedals

Some elliptical trainers can be set at an incline to increase difficulty and burn more calories.


The flywheel controls the smoothness and resistance of your workout. In general, the higher the better.

Whisper Quiet Magnetic Resistance system

Elliptical Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

User Profiles

For each profile the elliptical allows, you can create a custom user account with saved programs and goal settings.

Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Hand Pulse Sensors

Elliptical Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

Dual-color LCD Console
Max. Weight

Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

300 lbs

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this elliptical will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

49.2″x 29.5″x 65″
Upper Body

Most ellipticals have handles to hold while you're working out that provide an upper body workout.

Accessory Tray

Some ellipticals include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.


Ellipticals that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (without headphones).

Cooling Fans

Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout on your elliptical.


Some ellipticals are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).


The warranty is an important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs.

Frame: Lifetime limited (5 yrs.)
Brake: Lifetime limited (5 yrs.)
Parts/Electronics: 3 yrs.
Labor: 1 yr.

Rating: 88.5%

Our Rating

Rating: 88.5/100. The Diamondback 1060Ef trainer is a good value purchase. The top feature would have to be the adjustable stride length; select between 18”, 20” or 23”. This option adds a few possibilities; firstly, it makes it comfortable for a wide range of heights. And second, depending on your height, the range can transform it into the feel and effect of a stepper, or a treadmill. Consequently giving you the ability to work different muscle parts on your lower body at different angles – tone quads, glutes, calves and more. While of course working your upper body, arms and chest muscles, with the moveable handlebars.

The compact design, is engineered to fit in small spaces but to also offer comfort in as natural a stride as possible. In fact, Diamondback is known for their attention to design that works as closely to the human form as possible and the 1060Ef is no exception, so you feel a smooth comfortable ride. It’s also a quiet workout with the Whisper Quiet Magnetic Resistance system.

There are 12 built in programs that will definitely work to build your endurance and your strength. It seems limited considering the offerings out there now but built -in means you do not have to depend on an app to get a good workout.

Do not be fooled by the compact size; it will stably manage anyone up to 300 lbs and between 5’2-6’6”.

The oversized pedals fit different sizes and gaits; and they will also move in forward and reverse motions. To have the options of forward and backward allows you to work different lower body muscles.


  • Adjustable stride length
  • Compact design
  • Quiet magnetic resistance
  • Programs: 12 built-in programs
  • Low step on height
  • Dual-color LCD screen
  • Oversized pedals
  • Lightweight: easy to move and store
  • 300-lbs user capacity
  • User height: 5’2” -6’6”
  • Transport wheels


  • You will only have  access to the 12 built in programs. Although they are good, with the availability of advanced technology, they could have made it to sync with apps.


The Diamondback 1060Ef elliptical is an affordable and compact trainer for your home gym. It’s solid. The Diamond brand is known for designing equipment that closely aligns with human movement and form; making their machines comfortable and stable.  The adjustable stride length along with the built in programs and it’s small footprint make it a good option to consider for your personal use.

Workout Programs

The Diamondback 1060Ef comes with 12 programs. This includes eight pre-set programs, four heart rate controlled and four to customize. There is enough to challenge, build endurance and tone your lower body. It may seem limited considering some brands  allow their ellipticals to connect to apps and workout programs that motivate and take you on terrains around the world. That option is motivating and entertaining, however, these basics will also give you what you need.

Diamondback 1060Ef Features

Adjustable stride length: You have the option to adjust the stride length to three settings: 18, 20 or 23 inches. This works a range of muscles and makes you feel as if you have access to three types of machines, the obvious elliptical, a stepper and a treadmill. This feature makes it so that it  will work with most heights.

Compact design: It is designed to fit into small spaces with a footprint of 49.2” L x 29.5” W x 65”H. As well it is a short distance to step up onto the trainer.  It is also light compared to other elliptical at the weight of 144 lbs. making it easy to move once you are finished your workout.

Console: The dual color LCD console, with a back-lit display is large enough to easily read and monitor your stats. Measure your progress through watts, heart rate, distance, speed, calories, RPM’s and track your basal metabolic heart rate.

Pedals: Oversized pedals will suit just about any size feet or gait. As well, the pedals will move forwards or backwards, allowing you to change up and work different muscles.

Set up: It’s small and lightweight, and easily moveable with the front transport wheels. Its size will fit in most home gyms and the adjustable floor levels will make sure you are securely balanced where ever you decide to set up.

Warranty & Guarantee

Diamondback offers a 30-day money back guarantee. However, you will have to pay for the shipping costs to return and  any labor associated with assembling the machine. The warranty includes the following:

  • Frame: Lifetime limited (5 yrs.)
  • Brake: Lifetime limited (5 yrs.)
  • Parts/Electronics: 3 years
  • Labor: 1 year


The Diamondback  1060 EF elliptical is a trainer to put on your list. The adjustable stride and the compact size along with the price make it a good value purchase for your home gym.

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