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

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JTX Fitness

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Rear Drive Elliptical Cross Trainers

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

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525 CSE+ Elliptical (12 Month iFIT Membership Included)
525 CSE+ Elliptical (12 Month iFIT Membership Included)
FitnessSuperstore

£599.00

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Smart Strider 495 CSE Elliptical Trainer (12 Month iFIT Membership Included)
Smart Strider 495 CSE Elliptical Trainer (12 Month iFIT Membership Included)
FitnessSuperstore

£629.00

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325 CSE Elliptical Trainer (12 Month iFIT Membership Included)
325 CSE Elliptical Trainer (12 Month iFIT Membership Included)
FitnessSuperstore

£429.00

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

£349.99

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

£154.99

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Life Fitness E1 Elliptical Crosstrainer
Life Fitness E1 Elliptical Crosstrainer
FitnessOptions

£2,195.00

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

£499.00

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Viavito Sina Elliptical Cross Trainer
Viavito Sina Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£399.00

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

£389.99

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Life Fitness E5 Adjustable Stride Elliptical Crosstrainer
Life Fitness E5 Adjustable Stride Elliptical Crosstrainer
FitnessOptions

£3,195.00

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Impulse RE500 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Impulse RE500 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£3,999.00

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Life Fitness E3 Elliptical Crosstrainer
Life Fitness E3 Elliptical Crosstrainer
FitnessOptions

£2,495.00

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Impulse RE700 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Impulse RE700 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£4,999.00

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York Active 110 Cross Trainer
York Active 110 Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£249.99

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

£299.00

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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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450 LE
450 LE
ProForm Fitness

£499.00

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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

£269.00

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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

£599.00

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Tunturi Crosstrainer Performance C50-R
Tunturi Crosstrainer Performance C50-R
FitnessOptions

£899.00

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BH I.Easy Step Folding Elliptical BLACK FRIDAY OFFER
BH I.Easy Step Folding Elliptical BLACK FRIDAY OFFER
FitnessOptions

£499.00

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TechFit E410 Cross Trainer, Elliptical Bike Home, Weight Loss Machine Cardio Fitness Exercises, Magnetic Resistance Device Fit Indoor Spaces
TechFit E410 Cross Trainer, Elliptical Bike Home, Weight Loss Machine Cardio Fitness Exercises, Magnetic Resistance Device Fit Indoor Spaces
Amazon

£399.00

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DCT250 i-console Cross trainer
DCT250 i-console Cross trainer
Amazon

£799.00

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Smart Strider 495 CSE
Smart Strider 495 CSE
ProForm Fitness

£599.00

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525 CSE+
525 CSE+
ProForm Fitness

£799.00

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Tunturi Crosstrainer     Competence C20-R
Tunturi Crosstrainer Competence C20-R
FitnessOptions

£739.00

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NordicTrack SE5i Elliptical Cross Trainer
NordicTrack SE5i Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£699.00

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SE5i Elliptical (12 Month iFIT Membership Included)
SE5i Elliptical (12 Month iFIT Membership Included)
FitnessSuperstore

£699.00

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Elliptical Machine Elliptical Exercise Cardiovascular Fitness Machine Control Can Accommodate Various Sizes Of Liquid Crystal Display Magnetic Cross Trainer ( Color : Brown , Size : 120x67x154cm )
Elliptical Machine Elliptical Exercise Cardiovascular Fitness Machine Control Can Accommodate Various Sizes Of Liquid Crystal Display Magnetic Cross Trainer ( Color : Brown , Size : 120x67x154cm )
Amazon

£1,372.04

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Proform Smart 495 Cse Strider - Grey Black Silver
Proform Smart 495 Cse Strider - Grey Black Silver
Amazon

£799.99

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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.
Amazon

£849.00

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Vobajf Elliptical Machine Elliptical Machine Cross Trainer Exercise Bike Cardio Fitness Home Gym Equipment Exercise Bikes (Color : Black, Size : 160.5x53x108cm)
Vobajf Elliptical Machine Elliptical Machine Cross Trainer Exercise Bike Cardio Fitness Home Gym Equipment Exercise Bikes (Color : Black, Size : 160.5x53x108cm)
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£637.03

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XIAOLULU-Sports Elliptical Cross Trainer Elliptical Machine Fitness Workout Cardio Training Machine Control Elliptical Trainer With LCD Monitor (Color : Brown, Size : 120x67x154cm)
XIAOLULU-Sports Elliptical Cross Trainer Elliptical Machine Fitness Workout Cardio Training Machine Control Elliptical Trainer With LCD Monitor (Color : Brown, Size : 120x67x154cm)
Amazon

£1,134.33

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York Fitness Active 120 Cross Trainer
York Fitness Active 120 Cross Trainer
Amazon

£269.00

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Vobajf Elliptical Machine Elliptical Machine Trainer Quiet Driven Elliptical Trainer Exercise Cross Trainer Machine Workout For Home,small Rooms,apartments Exercise Bikes
Vobajf Elliptical Machine Elliptical Machine Trainer Quiet Driven Elliptical Trainer Exercise Cross Trainer Machine Workout For Home,small Rooms,apartments Exercise Bikes
Amazon

£590.25

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Nordic Track Unisex's SE5i Elliptical Cross Trainer, Black, adults
Nordic Track Unisex's SE5i Elliptical Cross Trainer, Black, adults
Amazon

£671.81

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Elliptical Cross Trainer Elliptical Machine Trainer With Digital Monitor Display & Grips Machine For Home Office Gym Workout Elliptical Training Machine ( Color : Black , Size : 140x59x171cm )
Elliptical Cross Trainer Elliptical Machine Trainer With Digital Monitor Display & Grips Machine For Home Office Gym Workout Elliptical Training Machine ( Color : Black , Size : 140x59x171cm )
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£765.07

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Front Drive Elliptical Cross Trainers

 
Tunturi Crosstrainer Competence C25-F
Tunturi Crosstrainer Competence C25-F
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£959.00

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Sole E35 Elliptical Crosstrainer
Sole E35 Elliptical Crosstrainer
FitnessOptions

£1,299.00

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

£799.00

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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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New C7.5 Elliptical Trainer (12 Month iFIT Membership Included)
New C7.5 Elliptical Trainer (12 Month iFIT Membership Included)
FitnessSuperstore

£799.00

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Endurance 720 E
Endurance 720 E
ProForm Fitness

£1,199.00

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New C5.5 Elliptical Trainer (12 Month iFIT Membership Included)
New C5.5 Elliptical Trainer (12 Month iFIT Membership Included)
FitnessSuperstore

£649.00

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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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Endurance 720E Elliptical Trainer (12 Month iFIT Membership Included)
Endurance 720E Elliptical Trainer (12 Month iFIT Membership Included)
FitnessSuperstore

£799.00

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Sole E95 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sole E95 Elliptical Cross Trainer
FitnessOptions

£1,499.00

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Tunturi Crosstrainer Performance C55-F
Tunturi Crosstrainer Performance C55-F
FitnessOptions

£1,059.00

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Sole E98 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sole E98 Elliptical Cross Trainer
FitnessOptions

£1,999.00

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

£789.00

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I.FDC20 Studio Light Commercial Cross Trainer with Bluetooth
I.FDC20 Studio Light Commercial Cross Trainer with Bluetooth
FitnessSuperstore

£1,199.00

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ProForm 7.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm 7.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£999.00

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430I Elliptical Cross Trainer (with Manual Incline)
430I Elliptical Cross Trainer (with Manual Incline)
FitnessSuperstore

£799.00

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E20 Elliptical Cross Trainer
E20 Elliptical Cross Trainer
FitnessSuperstore

£699.00

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Tunturi Crosstrainer Endurance C85-F
Tunturi Crosstrainer Endurance C85-F
FitnessOptions

£1,599.00

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Spirit CE800 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Spirit CE800 Elliptical Cross Trainer
FitnessOptions

£3,199.00

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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
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£599.95

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E628 Light Commercial Elliptical Cross Trainer
E628 Light Commercial Elliptical Cross Trainer
FitnessSuperstore

£1,399.00

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Tunturi Platinum Pro Crosstrainer
Tunturi Platinum Pro Crosstrainer
FitnessOptions

£3,199.00

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BH FDC20 TFT Elliptical Crosstrainer
BH FDC20 TFT Elliptical Crosstrainer
FitnessOptions

£1,399.00

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BH I.FDC20 Studio Elliptical Crosstrainer
BH I.FDC20 Studio Elliptical Crosstrainer
FitnessOptions

£1,199.00

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BH I.FDC19 Studio Elliptical
BH I.FDC19 Studio Elliptical
FitnessOptions

£1,099.00

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FDC20 Studio Cross Trainer with TFT Screen
FDC20 Studio Cross Trainer with TFT Screen
FitnessSuperstore

£1,399.00

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570E Elliptical Cross Trainer (with Motorised Incline)
570E Elliptical Cross Trainer (with Motorised Incline)
FitnessSuperstore

£999.00

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XE895 Elliptical
XE895 Elliptical
FitnessSuperstore

£1,899.00

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E35 Elliptical Cross Trainer
E35 Elliptical Cross Trainer
FitnessSuperstore

£999.00

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Endurance 420 E
Endurance 420 E
ProForm Fitness

£549.00

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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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Endurance 320 E
Endurance 320 E
ProForm Fitness

£599.00

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Results series BXE326 Elliptical
Results series BXE326 Elliptical
FitnessSuperstore

£1,999.00

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Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Trainer (12 Month Family iFIT Coach Subscription Included)
Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Trainer (12 Month Family iFIT Coach Subscription Included)
FitnessSuperstore

£1,499.00

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CE800 Commercial Elliptical Cross Trainer (Black)
CE800 Commercial Elliptical Cross Trainer (Black)
FitnessSuperstore

£3,199.00

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E8.2 Elliptical (12 Month iFIT Membership Included)
E8.2 Elliptical (12 Month iFIT Membership Included)
FitnessSuperstore

£599.00

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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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