Diamondback 1060Ef Review – An Elliptical Trainer with Adjustable Stride 

Diamondback 1060Ef elliptical trainer

September 4, 2019

When the elliptical trainer was introduced to the cardio room, it was a game changer. Finally, there was an extremely low impact mega calorie burner that was also an awesome butt and leg shaper. Now Diamondback Fitness have brought a gym quality elliptical experience to your living room with the 1060Ef adjustable stride elliptical trainer.

In this article, we provide you with an in-depth review of the Diamondback1060Ef Elliptical trainer so that you can make a confident purchasing decision.

Diamondback 1060Ef Overview

1060EF Adjustable Stride Elliptical Trainer

The Diamondback 1060Ef elliptical is an updated version of an earlier released model. This latest incarnation features a more compact, space friendly design. It features an adjustable 23-inch maximum stride length to accommodate a wide range of users. This compares with 19 inches for the previous version of this elliptical. With this one you get plenty of inbuilt programs, a user friendly console, zero impact and a smooth natural elliptical motion.

Diamondback 1060Ef Specs:

  • Dimensions: 49.2” L x 15” W x 30.7” H
  • Weight: 144 lbs
  • User height: 5’2” – 6’6”
  • User weight capacity: 300 lbs


  • Adjustable elliptical stride
  • 23-inch max stride length
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Zero Impact
  • Zero Friction


  • Basic console display
  • No wireless heart rate capability


The Diamondback 1060Ef is an impressively compact design. At just 49 inches in length, it will fit into the most restricted of spaces. This model is 50 percent lighter and 35 percent more compact than other competing compact ellipticals. Even so, it has a greater stride length than most competing ellipticals. How have they managed it? The cumbersome flywheel of the previous version has been replaced by a combination of adjustable stride and magnetic resistance.

In order to operate the 1060Ef without any impediment to your natural stride motion you will require the following space: 66"L X 29.5"W X 65"H

You will also require a ceiling height that is approximately 10 inches above your own height.

Adjustable Stride Length

The adjustable stride length on the 1060Ef allows you to quickly and easily adjust your stride length to 18, 20 or 23 inches. This allows you to get the ideal stride length for your height as well as to target specific muscles in your lower body.

1060EF Adjustable Stride Elliptical Trainer

12 Inbuilt Programs

The 1060Ef provides you with eight preset programs and 4 heart rate controlled programs. This gives you the variety you need to keep your workouts interesting, varied and stimulating.

1060EF Adjustable Stride Elliptical Trainer

Zero Impact, Zero Friction

This model has an all-new low impact design, having done away the inefficient roller and rail design system in favor of a dual spindle technology to mimic a person’s natural running motion. This makes the Diamondback 1060Ef fantastic for people who have problems with their joints. You get an impressively smooth ride through your complete range of motion so there is no jerkiness or stiffness.

Solid Build

Diamondback have an established reputation for producing high quality home fitness product and the 1060Ef elliptical is no exception. It is made from heavy duty steel and, despite its compact nature, it is sturdy enough to handle users with bodyweights up to 300 pounds. This thing is made to last!

Movable Handlebars

It is important for an elliptical to have moveable handlebars that allow you to work your upper body at the same time that your lower body is striding. However, many of them do not provide you with a full stride length so that you can fully stretch your lats, shoulders and triceps. The 1060Ef Elliptical does. That means that you can get an effective workout for your upper and lower body while, at the same time, burning a ton of calories.

Oversized Pedals

The pedals on this elliptical are oversized to accommodate all heights and foot gaits. They feature a nonslip surface and can be reversed for a backwards motion. This allows you to more specifically target the muscles of your glutes and calves through every stride.

1060EF Adjustable Stride Elliptical Trainer

Other Features

The 1060Eff is easy to move around your living space. It features front transportation wheels, is lightweight and is compact enough to be stored under a bed or in a cupboard.

1060EF Adjustable Stride Elliptical Trainer

Polar Heart Rate Chest Strap

The all new version of the Diamondback 1060Ef elliptical is set up for wireless heart rate monitoring technology. Not only that, but Diamondback are actually throwing in the world-famous Polar heart rate chest strap as part of the deal. This provides you with the most accurate way to monitor your heart rate while exercising that exists today.

You should be aware that this special offer of a Polar Heart Rate chest strap may not last. It is, however, available at the time of writing (September, 2019).

1060EF Adjustable Stride Elliptical Trainer


Your purchase of the Diamondback 1060Ef is covered by a fairly extensive warranty as well a 30-day money back guarantee. Here are the warranty details:

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

What’s Not So Good

The Diamondback 1060Ef elliptical provides you with 12 built in programs. This is not a lot in comparison to other ellipticals in its price range. It should, however, still provide the variety needed by most users. In addition, the console is pretty basic for an elliptical in the price range.

Final Thoughts

The Diamondback 1060Ef elliptical is an impressive mid-high price range elliptical that provides you with some genuinely impressive features. Top of that list is its adjustable stride length with a maximum range of 23 inches. This is a considerable advancement on the previous 19-inch version of this elliptical and more than you get from most of the competition.

This elliptical is lighter, more compact and smoother to operate than most competitors. On the downside, the console is quite basic and there are not as many programs as you might get from this price range. Overall, however, we highly recommend the Diamondback1060Ef  for anyone looking for a high quality, zero impact overall body and cardio workout at home.

Check out the new for 2020 Diamondback Fitness 1280EF elliptical.

About the author 

Kevin Lee

Health and fitness have always been a passion for me; whether its being in the weight room, going for a run before work or even participating in a half iron man triathlon. ShapeJunkie was created to share to knowledge and love of fitness with others.

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