Proform 14.0 CE Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Based on Precor's patented elliptical design, the 14.0 CE is a solid value.
If you like this machine, we would recommend taking a look at the 990 CSE. You get a better value in our opinion with extra durability and features for a little extra money.
The Proform 14.0 CE is a good choice at $799. Still, fitness equipment sold at this price is bound to have its flaws. This is just too cheap to make an effective, long lasting elliptical. You might as well save up an extra $200, so you can get a machine that will have quality high enough to make it worth purchasing.
Ergonomically speaking, this model is one of the best you can get for the price. Several models that cost over $1,000 more offer a similarly natural range of motion. The adjustability is better than most of the ellipticals selling for $799, but an extra hundred dollars can help you find models that offer more options as far as adjustability. The power incline ramp has a nice range, but unfortunately the stride length is fixed at 18". You just have to hope that works with your particular body type.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model does well. You're not going to find a model that has a longer life expectancy without paying at least a couple hundred extra dollars. Similarly, the quality of parts is better than you'd think when you see the price tag. It's nothing special, but for cheaper models, you can't do any better than this.
The noise levels are below average. Most ellipticals make the same amount of noise regardless of price, and this is one of the few that is louder. In all fairness, most that are louder have a similar cost, but you can find models that make less noise during operation without having to pay more for it.
The warranty on the Profrom 14.0 CE is pretty bad. Labor and parts are covered for 1 year, while the frame is covered for life. This isn't an uncommon amount of coverage for inexpensive models like this one. The cheap models won't last very long, and the manufacturers know it.