The Tunturi CF35 Elliptical Review – A Best Buy Under $2000 Runner up for 2008

One of the biggest surprises in the fitness industry this year came from Tunturi. Tunturi is one of the oldest fitness companies around and manufacturers the majority of their equipment in Europe (the company is based out of Finland). Tunturi is best known for high quality, streamlined design and uncomfortable, rear-drive ellipticals. This year the high quality and streamlined design remain the same, but Tunturi has radically changed their ellipticals for the better with the new front-drive Tunturi CF35.

Tunturi has taken their ability to produce some of the most solid, sturdy equipment on the planet and has moved that ability in to putting out one of the most solid and sturdy front drive ellipticals. The Tunturi CF35 features and incredibly steady frame and drive system that will hold up to the most heavy duty use around. If you want a hardcore, quiet workout then the CF35 elliptical is a great place to start.

Assembling the Tunturi CF35 was a breeze. The instructions are well written and easy to follow. If you’ve got average mechanical ability it shouldn’t take more than 45 minutes to an hour. More important, there should be a minimum of swearing as the parts are well machined and go together easily.

Once we put the CF35 together and stepped up on it, I was blown away by how smooth and comfortable the feel of the elliptical was. In the past I’ve talked about how incredibly uncomfortable the old Tunturi ellipticals were and how longer workouts on them caused your feet to fall asleep. This is no longer the case with the Tunturi CF35 elliptical. It’s got a great 19″ stride, near perfect pedal spacing and a heavy duty flywheel to help keep the elliptical motion as natural and comfortable feeling as anything else out there.

It’s nice to see that Tunturi has listened to its customer and put together an incredible new front drive elliptical. For being a great blend of form and function, the Treadmill Sensei gives the Tunturi CF35 Elliptical 4.5 out of 5 Golden Buddahs.

An excellent elliptical and a best buy for under $2000, the Tunturi CF35 elliptical is high quality at a great price.

Tunturi CF35 Elliptical Specifications
Stride: 19″
Flywheel: approximately 35lbs
Display: LCD
Programs: 23
Readouts: Time, RPM, Distance, Speed, Heart Rate, Energy Consumption, Constant HRC
Resistance: 16 levels
Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
Heart Rate Control: Yes
Max User Weight: 300lbs
Unit Weight: 150lbs
Warranty: Lifetime frame, 3 years parts, 1 year labor
Price: Under $1600