Fuel Fitness E25 Elliptical Cross Trainer Review

We have not yet had the opportunity to properly review the Fuel Fitness E25, but hope to be able to very soon.

If you’re interested in the Fuel Fitness E25 then click this link to see our review of the new Sole E25 cross trainer, the latest version of this machine from its sister brand.

The Fuel E25 cross trainer from Fuel Fitness is a truely impressive machine. The first thing any fortunate purchaser of this machine will notice is that it’s absolutely rock solid and passes the ‘shake test’ with flying colours. Little wonder, as the machine itself has a weight of 107kg!

The sheer quality of the machine becomes apparent when it’s first used. The smoothness of the stride action can only be described as silky! The combination of the double rail design, heavy flywheel and an internia weight of over 35kg result in an experience that really has to be tried to be believed.

The stride length on the E25 is a nice and long 20 inches, ensuring that it’s suitable for even the tallest of fitness enthusiasts.

Most elliptical cross trainers have a fixed stride pattern with the difficulty being adjusted through altering the resistance level. One of the major differences between the E25 and most other cross trainers is that it features an incline ramp. This manual incline ramp is very easy to operate and can be set to three prositions. The effect of this is to change the stride pattern with the effect of targetting different muscle groups.

The footplates on the E25 a oversized and comfortable to use. Interestingly, the footpedals are designed with a 2 degree inward angle that is supposed to reduce knee and ankle strain and also each pedal has 3 position vertical tilt angle positions.

In terms of programmes, there is a manual programme, 5 preset programmes, each of which may have its maximum intensity level set as well as two user defined programmes. In addition to this, there are two heart rate controlled programmes, which require the use of an optional chest belt.

The console also features a cooling fan as well as a set of speakers and is supplied with an audio jack that can connects to a standard headphone socket of most portable music players (such as an iPod). Naturally, with small speakers, the audio quality is a bit ‘tinny’ but for speakers on a cross trainer, they’re ok.

Another highly attractive characteristic of the Fuel E25 cross trainer is the small footprint, which measures 1.8m by 0.6m. The majority of of front drive machines with a 20 inch stride legth have a noticeably larger footprint. The Fuel E25 breaks the traditional rule that a larger footprint translates to a better, more sturdy machine!

Finally, the warranty on this cross trainer is among the best in the business with a lifetime frame / brake warranty, 5 years parts and 3 year on-site labour.

Overall, the Fuel E25 is easily the best elliptical cross trainer under we’ve tested that costs less than £1,000 and is extremely easy to recommend!

Our score : 9.5 ( out of 10 ) This is one of the best in its price range. Great quality build and features…

If you like what you’ve read then click this link to read our review of the new Sole E25 cross trainer, the latest version of this machine from its sister brand.

Best Price

The Fuel E25 is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

Also see our Elliptical Cross Trainer Comparison Table

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