cardiostrong Elliptical Cross Trainer EX40

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Item number CST-EX40-2
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  • Top design and versatile equipment (28 kg flywheel mass, heart rate and Watt control, adjustable handles, etc.)
  • The cardiostrong EX40 was chosen as the price-performance winner in the cross trainer test (2021) at the Prevention Center of the Technical University of Munich. The entire ranking list and the results of the other tested categories can be found here.
  • Cross trainer of high product and training quality
  • Adjustable handlebars and treads
  • Cushion Pad treads: so comfortable that you can even train barefoot
  • Clear, tiltable display with hot keys for the profile programs
  • Very sturdy construction with a main frame made of steel
  • Holder for books or smart phones, tablets
  • Max. user-weight: 150 kg
  • Dimensions set-up - cardiostrong Elliptical Cross Trainer EX40: (L) 134 cm x (W) 63 cm x (H) 158 cm
  • Technical information:
    • Braking system: electronically adjustable magnetic brake
    • Output: 10 - 350 W (Adjustable in increments starting from 5 Watt)
    • RPM-independent resistance control
    • Balance mass according to the manufacturer: 28 kg
    • Balance mass according to the standard of Tiedje: 28 kg

      When you compare the products, please mind that some manufacturers define differently the balance mass of their crosstrainers. Therefore, the indications can vary among each other. Besides the weights of flywheel, pulley, and caryying wheel respectively cross and blank discs (levelling discs), the indications of balance mass of some manufacturers consider additionally the weights of pedal arms, handle bars, and other parts. This is dubious in our opinion. We define the balance mass as "total weight of flywheel, pulley, carrying wheel respectively cross and blanc discs", which form the rear balance unit.

      Balance mass according to the manufacturer: 28 kg
      Balance mass according to the standard of Tiedje: 28 kg, of it
      • Flywheel: 12 kg
      • Pulley: 3 kg
      • Cross joint and round blank: 13 kg
      Aspects which are not included in valuation according to the standard of Tiedje:
      • Grip bars (R+L): 5.1 kg
      • Pedal arm (R+L): 9 kg
      • Other parts: Not specified by the manufacturer

    • Gear ratio: 1:8.75
    • Stride length: 40 cm
    • Stride height: 31 cm
    • Stride width: 17 cm
    • adjustable footplates, Ball-bearing mounted joints
  • Computer:
    • Resistance levels: 16
    • Display: duration, distance, speed, watts, RPM, calories, heart rate
    • Display of exercise profiles via LCD
    • Exercise programmes in total: 19, of which custom: 1, heart rate controlled: 4
    • User memory: 4
  • Features:
    • heart rate measurement: hand pulse sensors + chest strap (sold separately)
    • Chest strap for telemetric heart rate measurement sold separately
    • Power supply: mains adaptor
    • Extras: transport wheels, drinking bottle holder

The cardiostrong cross trainer EX40 is the right choice, when you value comfortable and effective training. Thanks to the high-quality magnetic brake system and the flywheel mass of 28 kg, a comfortably smooth and mainly joint-friendly, concentric run of the cardiostrong cross trainer is ensured.

Joint-friendly and comfortable

On the one hand, the good concentric run provides a very joint-friendly training and is also very comfortable. In addition, the cardiostrong cross trainer EX40 is equipped with cushion pads. These softly padded treads makes the training very comfortable and allow for training without shoes so that the muscles and tendons are better strengthened throughout the workout.

An elliptical cross trainer that adjusts to you

The cardiostrong cross trainer EX40 is not only a fitness machine for ambitious sportsmen at home but in fact a machine for the whole family - from a teengager to the great grandmother. This is proved by the individual adjustability of the cross trainer. The treads can be adjusted in three steps horizontally and the handlebars can be adjusted in four steps vertically. Therefore, the cross trainer can be adjusted perfectly to the height of the user. This is essential for high training comfort! As the viewing angle to the console changes with different heights, the display can be tilted, making it easy read of from any angle!

Diverse training programs and great possibilities for success

For long lasting training fun, the cardiostrong cross trainer EX40 has 19 training programs. Offering four pulse controlled programs, you can adapt your workout to your targets, such as cardio training or weight reduction. The heart rate is measured either with the hand pulse sensors of the cardiostrong cross trainer or a chest strap. The resistance zone of the cardiostrong elliptical cross trainer EX40 can be additionally varied from 10 to 350 Watt, so that you can constantly adapt the workout to your training success.

The cockpit of the cardiostrong elliptical cross trainer EX40 is also designed for an effective training. Besides a big profile display, values for distance, burnt calories, time, Watt, pulse, and speed are clearly shown during your workout. You constantly have an overview over your current training with the cardiostrong cross trainer EX40, keeping your training targets constantly in sight.
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For further information on the warranty, please refer to the manufacturer's terms of warranty. The manufacturer's warranty is an extra service and does not affect your statutory rights.

Manufacturer's warranty FrameFull warranty
Home use 30 years2 years

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