Rear or Front Wheel Drive Cross Trainer

Buying a Rear or Front Wheel Drive Cross Trainer
The quality and build of both styles of cross trainer will determine how well they perform and how comfortable they are to use. For frequent use, it is best to invest in a robust high-quality model especially if you want a frequent use and heavy duty exercise machine that will last for many years. For light use, there are cheap cross trainers available for beginners that will give a low impact exercise and will tone your upper and lower body.

JTX Strider-X7: Home Cross Trainer
JTX Strider-X7: Home Cross Trainer

by JTX Fitness

JTX Fitness

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£399.00

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Rear Drive Elliptical Cross Trainers

 
JTX Strider-X7: Home Cross Trainer
JTX Strider-X7: Home Cross Trainer
JTX Fitness

was: £629.00

£399.00

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JTX Zenith: Gym Cross Trainer
JTX Zenith: Gym Cross Trainer
JTX Fitness

was: £1,099.00

£899.00

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Body Sculpture BE3111G Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Cross-Trainer | 12 Month Warranty | 21 Smart Programmes | Adjustable Magnetic Resistance | Body Fat & Hand Pulse Sensors | Track Your Progress
Body Sculpture BE3111G Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Cross-Trainer | 12 Month Warranty | 21 Smart Programmes | Adjustable Magnetic Resistance | Body Fat & Hand Pulse Sensors | Track Your Progress
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£249.99

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Sportstech CX640 Elliptical Cross Trainer - German Quality Brand - Video Events & Multiplayer APP, 24 KG flywheel mass, 26 training programs with HRC function, Elliptical Trainer + tablet holder
Sportstech CX640 Elliptical Cross Trainer - German Quality Brand - Video Events & Multiplayer APP, 24 KG flywheel mass, 26 training programs with HRC function, Elliptical Trainer + tablet holder
Amazon

£599.95

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Sportstech CX608 Cross Trainer for Home | German Quality Brand | Video Events & Multiplayer App & Bluetooth Console | Elliptical with Pulse Belt for Endurance Training & Tablet Holder
Sportstech CX608 Cross Trainer for Home | German Quality Brand | Video Events & Multiplayer App & Bluetooth Console | Elliptical with Pulse Belt for Endurance Training & Tablet Holder
Amazon

£329.00

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Reebok GX50 Cross Trainer
Reebok GX50 Cross Trainer
Amazon

£599.00

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MAXXUS CX 3.0 Cross-trainer – Ellipse trainer with small space requirement in studio quality, Bluetooth control – extremely sturdy frame construction for users with weights up to 135 kg.
MAXXUS CX 3.0 Cross-trainer – Ellipse trainer with small space requirement in studio quality, Bluetooth control – extremely sturdy frame construction for users with weights up to 135 kg.
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£849.90

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Sportstech Cx2 Cross Trainer With Smartphone App & Integrated Power Generator - Elliptical - Incl. Bluetooth Console And Tablet Holder - Ergometer With 27 Kg Flywheel Mass - With Kinomap
Sportstech Cx2 Cross Trainer With Smartphone App & Integrated Power Generator - Elliptical - Incl. Bluetooth Console And Tablet Holder - Ergometer With 27 Kg Flywheel Mass - With Kinomap
Amazon

£719.00

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Tunturi Cardio Fit C30 Cross trainer / Elliptical cross trainer - with tablet holder
Tunturi Cardio Fit C30 Cross trainer / Elliptical cross trainer - with tablet holder
Amazon

£404.06

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Branx Fitness Magnetic 'X-Fit' Cross Trainer - 14.5 KG Flywheel - 19.5
Branx Fitness Magnetic 'X-Fit' Cross Trainer - 14.5 KG Flywheel - 19.5" Stride Length - HRC - Bluetooth - None Slip Adjustable Pedals
Amazon

£599.99

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E5 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Track Connect console
E5 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Track Connect console
FitnessSuperstore

£3,995.00

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Bluefin Fitness CURV 2.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer | Home Gym | Exercise Step Machine | Air Walker | Compact | Kinomap | Live Video Streaming | Video Coaching & Training | Black & Grey Silver
Bluefin Fitness CURV 2.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer | Home Gym | Exercise Step Machine | Air Walker | Compact | Kinomap | Live Video Streaming | Video Coaching & Training | Black & Grey Silver
Amazon

£595.80

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E5 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Go console
E5 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Go console
FitnessSuperstore

£3,695.00

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E1 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Go console
E1 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Go console
FitnessSuperstore

£1,995.00

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Sportstech LCX800 Cross Trainer with noble Android Multifunction Console, 24kg Flywheel Mass, Smartphone App, Bluetooth & Pulse Belt Compatible, 12 Training Programs + Tablet holder
Sportstech LCX800 Cross Trainer with noble Android Multifunction Console, 24kg Flywheel Mass, Smartphone App, Bluetooth & Pulse Belt Compatible, 12 Training Programs + Tablet holder
Amazon

£1,199.00

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Tunturi C20-R Competence Cross Trainer
Tunturi C20-R Competence Cross Trainer
Amazon

£869.74

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E3 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Go console
E3 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Go console
FitnessSuperstore

£2,695.00

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Club Series + Elliptical Cross Trainer with DX Console (Titanium)
Club Series + Elliptical Cross Trainer with DX Console (Titanium)
FitnessSuperstore

£6,995.00

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NordicTrack SE3i Elliptical Cross Trainer
NordicTrack SE3i Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£599.00

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E1 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Track Connect console
E1 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Track Connect console
FitnessSuperstore

£2,295.00

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SE3i Elliptical (12 Month iFIT Membership Included)
SE3i Elliptical (12 Month iFIT Membership Included)
FitnessSuperstore

£599.00

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JTX Tri-Fit: Incline Cross Trainer
JTX Tri-Fit: Incline Cross Trainer
JTX Fitness

was: £999.00

£725.00

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Bluefin Fitness CURV 3.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer | Home Gym | Exercise Step Machine | Air Walker | Long-Stride | Kinomap | Live Video Streaming | Video Coaching & Training | Black & Grey Silver
Bluefin Fitness CURV 3.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer | Home Gym | Exercise Step Machine | Air Walker | Long-Stride | Kinomap | Live Video Streaming | Video Coaching & Training | Black & Grey Silver
Amazon

RRP: £749.00

£724.04

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Reebok One GX40 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Reebok One GX40 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£299.00

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Kettler Cross P Elliptical Cross Trainer
Kettler Cross P Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£499.00

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E3 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Track Connect console
E3 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Track Connect console
FitnessSuperstore

£2,995.00

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Impulse RE500 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Impulse RE500 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£3,999.00

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ProForm 525 CSE+ Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm 525 CSE+ Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£599.00

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Viavito Sina Elliptical Cross Trainer
Viavito Sina Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£399.00

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V-Fit MTE3 Magnetic Elliptical Trainer
V-Fit MTE3 Magnetic Elliptical Trainer
Sweatband

£154.99

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York Active 110 Cross Trainer
York Active 110 Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£249.99

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Reebok One GX50 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Reebok One GX50 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£349.99

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ProForm 225 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm 225 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£349.00

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Impulse RE700 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Impulse RE700 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£4,999.00

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Reebok Titanium TX1.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Reebok Titanium TX1.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£789.99

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Activate Series Elliptical Cross Trainer
Activate Series Elliptical Cross Trainer
FitnessSuperstore

£6,240.00

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Reebok One GX60 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Reebok One GX60 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£399.00

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York Active 120 Cross Trainer
York Active 120 Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£379.00

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ProForm 450 LE Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm 450 LE Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£499.00

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ProForm Smart Strider 495 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm Smart Strider 495 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£799.00

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York Active 120 2 in 1 Cycle Cross Trainer
York Active 120 2 in 1 Cycle Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£479.99

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ProForm SE Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm SE Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£599.00

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Front Drive Elliptical Cross Trainers

 
E20 Elliptical Cross Trainer
E20 Elliptical Cross Trainer
FitnessSuperstore

£699.00

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NEW E35 Elliptical Cross Trainer
NEW E35 Elliptical Cross Trainer
FitnessSuperstore

£1,299.00

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MAXXUS CX 5.1 Elliptical Cross Trainer | Gym Quality Elliptical Trainer for Home Use | Bluetooth Compatible for App Control, 54cm Stride Length, USB Charging Socket, Compact Design
MAXXUS CX 5.1 Elliptical Cross Trainer | Gym Quality Elliptical Trainer for Home Use | Bluetooth Compatible for App Control, 54cm Stride Length, USB Charging Socket, Compact Design
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£1,179.90

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Sportstech CX640 Elliptical Cross Trainer - German Quality Brand - Video Events & Multiplayer APP, 24 KG flywheel mass, 26 training programs with HRC function, Elliptical Trainer + tablet holder
Sportstech CX640 Elliptical Cross Trainer - German Quality Brand - Video Events & Multiplayer APP, 24 KG flywheel mass, 26 training programs with HRC function, Elliptical Trainer + tablet holder
Amazon

£599.95

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Sportstech LCX800 Cross Trainer with noble Android Multifunction Console, 24kg Flywheel Mass, Smartphone App, Bluetooth & Pulse Belt Compatible, 12 Training Programs + Tablet holder
Sportstech LCX800 Cross Trainer with noble Android Multifunction Console, 24kg Flywheel Mass, Smartphone App, Bluetooth & Pulse Belt Compatible, 12 Training Programs + Tablet holder
Amazon

£1,199.00

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Tunturi Pure F 8.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Off-White
Tunturi Pure F 8.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Off-White
Amazon

£1,454.76

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XE895 Light Commercial Elliptical Cross Trainer
XE895 Light Commercial Elliptical Cross Trainer
FitnessSuperstore

£1,899.00

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Maxxus CX 6.1 Elliptical Cross Trainer | Gym Quality Elliptical Trainer for Home Use | Large Stride Length of 58cm | Bluetooth Connectivity for App Control
Maxxus CX 6.1 Elliptical Cross Trainer | Gym Quality Elliptical Trainer for Home Use | Large Stride Length of 58cm | Bluetooth Connectivity for App Control
Amazon

£1,190.90

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Reebok Titanium TXF3.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Reebok Titanium TXF3.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£1,129.00

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York Fitness Black Excel 320 Cross Trainer
York Fitness Black Excel 320 Cross Trainer
Amazon

£785.34

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Nordictrack Unisex's Nordic Track Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Cross Trainer, black, adults
Nordictrack Unisex's Nordic Track Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Cross Trainer, black, adults
Amazon

RRP: £1,499.00

£1,358.43

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Kettler Skylon 5 Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer
Kettler Skylon 5 Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£1,399.00

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ProForm 7.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm 7.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£999.00

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NordicTrack C7.5 Elliptical Cross Trainer
NordicTrack C7.5 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£799.00

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DKN XC-160i Elliptical Cross Trainer
DKN XC-160i Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£789.00

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ProForm Endurance 720 E Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm Endurance 720 E Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£799.00

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Body Sculpture BE7312G Folding Programmable Magnetic Elliptical | 17 Smart Programmes | Adjustable Magnetic Tension | App Suite | Track Your Progress | More
Body Sculpture BE7312G Folding Programmable Magnetic Elliptical | 17 Smart Programmes | Adjustable Magnetic Tension | App Suite | Track Your Progress | More
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£429.99

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NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Cross Trainer
NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£1,499.00

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Xterra Free Style 5.8e Elliptical Cross Trainer
Xterra Free Style 5.8e Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£899.00

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Q35x Elliptical Cross Trainer
Q35x Elliptical Cross Trainer
FitnessSuperstore

£1,699.00

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Q37xi Elliptical Cross Trainer
Q37xi Elliptical Cross Trainer
FitnessSuperstore

£2,499.00

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Q37Xi Elliptical Cross Trainer with Cross Circuit Kit
Q37Xi Elliptical Cross Trainer with Cross Circuit Kit
FitnessSuperstore

£2,799.00

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Q47xi Elliptical Cross Trainer
Q47xi Elliptical Cross Trainer
FitnessSuperstore

£3,299.00

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Q47Xi Elliptical Cross Trainer with Cross Circuit Kit
Q47Xi Elliptical Cross Trainer with Cross Circuit Kit
FitnessSuperstore

£3,599.00

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DKN XC-170i Multi Motion Elliptical Cross Trainer
DKN XC-170i Multi Motion Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£899.00

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Rear Wheel Cross Trainers

On a rear-drive cross trainer, your body is positioned towards the centre of the machine whereas on a front-drive model you tend to lean forward. Trainers compare this action as resembling an uphill hike with legs tending to move in a steeper like fashion. The difference in style does not mean it will affect your workout in any way as both types of cross trainer provide an excellent way of keeping fit and burning calories.

Elliptical trainers continue to grow in popularity and there are many to choose from on the market. Low price rear-drive models from popular makes such as Body Sculpture, Beny Sports V-Fit, Marcy, York and Reebok start from just over £100. Higher end models from leading fitness brands such as Life Fitness and Precor offer award-winning home versions of popular health club ellipticals. Something like the Life Fitness CSX Club series (X9i) is just over £3000.

Front Wheel Cross Trainers

Front drive cross trainers were introduced more recently and due to the location and mechanics of the parts can work out more expensive. Just like the rear drive cross trainers they exercise muscle groups simultaneously. This provides an intense workout in less time for faster results. Their dual lever action is designed to provide a cardiovascular workout with minimal impact on the joints rather than build muscles.

Brands such as Horizon Fitness, Nordic Track, Fuel Fitness, Bremshey, Vision Fitness and Tunturi produce high-quality cross trainers starting from around £400 going up t0 £3000 depending on what features are available. In the end whichever cross-trainer you go for will be down to your personal preference, fitness requirements and of course budget.

Fortunately, many stockists make it easy to shop by price, brand, best selling and most popular.  John Lewis & Partners stock a good range of front and rear drive cross trainers with a full description and specification for each model. Gym World also stocks a range of high-end commercial cross trainers with installation options available. In addition, they have a good range of combat sports accessories such as boxing gloves, punchbags and martial arts equipment.

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