Proform 990 CSE Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The Proform 990 CSE packs a lot of value into a quality package.
When you compare this machine to options available from Sole or Livestrong you can easily how this unit is superior. Good quality, excellent features and attention to design stand out. The only drawback of this unit is the substandard warranty.
The Proform 990 CSE is a good choice at $999. A better combination of quality and features are offered than you would find from many of the other models that sell around the same price. Its natural feel sticks out as its bright spot, while the warranty is its biggest disappointment.
Ergonomically speaking, this model is excellent. You can find ellipticals that cost well over $3,000 that don't offer a range of motion that is as natural as you would get with this unit. The adjustability is fairly impressive, as well. The adjustable stride length can be set anywhere from 18"-20", which gives you a few options to set it to work with your particular body type.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model does pretty well. It is possible to find ellipticals that cost the same and have a longer life expectancy if you know where to look, however. The quality of parts is pretty much standard for a $999 machine, which isn't a bad thing.
The noise level is about average. This is pretty standard for all ellipticals regardless of price. If you want to find a quieter model, they are certainly available, but we don't expect this to be loud enough to bother the average user.
The warranty on the Proform 990 CSE is the biggest flaw we found. Labor and parts are covered for 1 year, while the frame is covered for life. It's surprising that Proform offered such poor coverage on this machine. They have a few models that we don't expect to hold up as well as this one that have better warranties. It's a bit of a waste to make a quality machine and then undermine that quality with a warranty that seems to indicate a lack of confidence on their part.