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True CS900 Elliptical Elliptical Review

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How long will the True CS900 Elliptical last?

The True CS900 Elliptical is rated for commercial use and weighs a titanic 375 lbs. when fully assembled. It can hold up to a maximum of 400 lbs. of workout capacity and is best suited for moderate to heavy use. True covers the CS900 with a generous lifetime warranty on the frame, but then goes to a rather low 3 years for parts & the console. The 3 year labor warranty is a nice bonus.

Brief Overview

The True CS900 Elliptical is a workhorse of a machine that allows users to individualize their purchasing options with the choice of 5 different consoles and is covered by a generous frame warranty by a reputable parent company with excellent customer service. It is chock-full of commendable qualities and is built from heavy steel with an excellent upright design that will easily fit into any workout space.

Overall Quality

The True CS900 Elliptical has longer handrails and built-in aluminum side steps for safely mounting and dismounting on the superior frame design which offers stability and the unique True trademark CoreDrive system that provides a natural movement during exercise sessions. A hybrid braking system resides in the sleek frame providing smooth performance to users across the fitness spectrum valiantly trekking on oversized pedals with a 21” stride length. Moisture resistant grips adorn the moving handlebars that assist with upper body toning. Self-generating capacities are determined by the 5 console choices available with the purchase of the CS900 and a 12-foot cord is included when necessary. Consoles range from simplistic to a high tech 16” interactive touchscreen with additional costs congruent to the console choice decided on at purchase.

Things we like

  • great frame warranty
  • heavy weight capacity
  • 21” stride length
  • 12” cord for advanced console choices
  • 5 console choices: Emerge, Escalate 9, Escalate 15, Transcend 10, Transcend 16

Things we dislike

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    low parts warranty


Power Source 110V, Self-Generating (with Emerge or Escalate9), 220V Option Available (with Transcend or Escalate15)
Cord Length 12' (3.7 m)
Drive System Core Drive™
Total Body Workout Cardio 360™ (Upper Body, Lower Body, Total Body)
Resistance Source Hybrid Self-Generating Brake
Maximum Workload 600 Watts
Frame Construction Robotically Welded Heavy-Gauge Steel
Stride Length 21" (53 cm)
Footpad Soft Step Cushioned Anti-Fatigue Material
Exercise Arms Ergonomic Handles with Moisture Resistant Sleeves
Handrail Design Extended Handrails with Molded Rubber, Moisture Resistant Grips
Side Step Design Brushed Aluminum with Textured Pattern
Contact Heart Rate Monitoring Yes
Wireless Heart Rate Monitoring Polar® Compatible
Side Steps Yes
Extended Handrails Yes
Activity Guard (Removable) Yes
ETL UL 1647 Yes
CE Yes
EN 957 Yes
Water Bottle Holder Yes
Accessory Tray Yes
Over Molded Reading Rack/Tablet Holder Yes
Footprint 67"L x 34"W (170 cm x 86 cm)
Active Footprint 71"L x 34"W (180 cm x 86 cm)
Q-Factor 1.9" (4.8 cm)
Weight 375 lbs (170 kg)
Shipping Weight 423 lbs (192 kg)
Maximum User Weight 400 lbs (181 kg)
Step-Up Height 7" (18 cm)
Portability 2 Front Transport Wheels & Removable Handles


Warranty Type: Commercial (all dues paying facilities, regardless of usage) Frame: Lifetime Parts: 3 Years Labor: 3 Years Console: 3 Years Headphone Jack, iPod Connector, USB Port: 90 Days (Parts, No Labor)


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The True CS900 Elliptical is constructed to last in a commercial setting with multiple users residing at various fitness levels. It has a sleek upright design that holds a plethora of admirable attributes backed by a decent warranty from a creditable parent company.