Proform Carbon EL Elliptical Review

YouTube video placeholder. YouTube video placeholder play button



See ellipticals here: See Here

How long will the Proform Carbon EL last?

The Proform Carbon EL is a solid constructed elliptical made of high-quality steel that holds up to 275 lbs. of moving workout weight. It is designed to last through many light to moderate workouts and is covered by a 10-year warranty on the frame by Icon – a company who has been in the fitness business for literally years. The one-year parts and labor warranty is a rather shorter time period than other models and does not invite warm feelings of bliss though when you purchase directly on you can get extended 3- and 5-year warranties for additional costs.

Brief Overview

The Proform Carbon EL is our Second Place Best Buy Winner in the $700 to $999 price range. It is a sturdy start up machine for those looking to add a little excitement to their workout fun and brings along a free 30-day membership to the iFit platform upon purchase. Additionally, the Carbon EL supports interactive training where the elliptical’s resistance is controlled during iFit exercise sessions for additional help in meeting fitness goals.

Overall Quality

Join the iFit platform with purchase of the Carbon EL and get access to a myriad of online training sessions as well as elite destinations for your viewing pleasure. This is on top of the automatic control featured in this machine and can be accessed through the user’s very own streaming device. There is a 5-inch screen which displays numerous points of workout information as well as 2 built-in speakers and a water bottle holder for added convenience.
With an adjustable stride of 19”, the Carbon EL is suitable for folks of most heights and is designed with oversized pedals for comfortable movement during exercise sessions. There are 20 levels of height to explore which work in tandem with the 18 resistance levels to enhance training to the extreme during the journey towards better health. Equally important, the Carbon EL has two sets of handlebars – one set collects heartbeat information and gives you a quick grabbing point for stability while the other set is ergonomically fashioned to move and help finely tone out of shape body extremities.

Things we like

  • Budget-friendly
  • iFit compatibility

Things we dislike

  • X
    Low parts warranty
  • X
    Multiple model numbers


Assembled Dimensions 68.5” L x 25” W x 67.75” H
iFit compatible Yes
Maximum Weight 275 lbs.
Resistance 18 levels
Incline 0 – 20 adjustable ramp
Flywheel Inertia Enhanced
Stride 19


We invite you to see our elliptical reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


If you are looking for a quality elliptical that will not break the bank, then the Proform Carbon EL fits the bill. It is a sturdy piece of fitness equipment that is covered by decent warranties and manufactured with valued quality components. The Carbon EL also has an “in” to the iFit platform opening up multitudes of training opportunities for those choosing to join and keep up with membership requirements. Last but certainly not least, the Carbon EL is constructed well and will last a decent number of years with proper care and maintenance.